CES is About Networked Data, Not People, says MEC’s Carl Fremont

LAS VEGAS – The importance of CES is the networking, not the human interactions of the 150K attendees, but the development of  “nodes and connections.”  It is all about how  brands can participate in a new, deeply connected world, says Carl Fremont, Global Chief Digital Officer of MEC, in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with […]

 

Creative Revolution is Next: MEC’s Reed

The next revolution in media is going to have to occur in the world of creative, says Shenan Reed, president of digital at MEC. “We think there’s tremendous opportunity for more creative, more targeted creative,” she says. “We can really get granular with all of the targeting.” Digital and data, because they’ve become such powerful […]

 

Creative and Media Need to Pair Up From Start of Campaign, MEC’s Shenan Reed

FORT LAUDERDALE – The ideal partnership for media divisions and creative departments is to work together from the start of a campaign, says Shenan Reed, President of Digital North America at MEC, at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp. “Our job is to take creative and […]

 

MEC’s Digital Chief Reed: Storytelling First, Impressions Second

LAS VEGAS –  Big brands can buy paid impressions, but the value of marketing is found increasingly in storytelling —  by creating compelling content that connects with consumers, largely around a brand’s own property says Shenan Reed, president of digital at MEC, NA in this interview with Beet.TV She also explains the value of the […]

 

MEC’s Focuses on Predictive Analytics, Marla Kaplowitz Explains

LAS VEGAS — As part of its expanded focus into predictive media tools, WPP media agency MEC paired up with client AT&T and Mashable at the recent CES show to bring a real-time approach to the event coverage for AT&T, says Marla Kaplowitz, CEO of MEC North America, in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. […]

 

Ad Groups Look To Reimagine TV On Mobile Screens

Media agencies know that TV viewing is diminishing – but at least growing consumption of video on alternative screens gives them a shot at dreaming up a new kind of moving-pictures advertising stronghold in mobile media. “People are not sitting in front of the television like they used to,” Mediacom managing partner and group digital director […]

 

Content Marketing Needs Better Metrics, Rigorous Distribution, MEC’S LaVecchia

Content marketing is on the cusp of breaking through, and needs a few best practices in place to become a powerful marketing tactic, says  Gian LaVecchia, Managing Partner, Digital Content Marketing at MEC, in an interview with Beet.TV. Linking strong storytelling, with metrics and distribution is vital, he says. “If you  don’t have rigorous distribution strategies […]

 

The Six-Second Video Offers New Opportunities, MEC Exec Says

The six-second canvas represents a new opportunity for video content marketing as a means to to drive business response, says  Gian LaVecchia, Managing Partner, Digital Content Marketing at MEC, in an interview with Beet.TV. Vine is pushing creators to think through a new lens and tell stories in a compact way, and so is Twitter’s “Amplify” […]

 

MEC’s Chief Digital Officer on Technology, Data and Creativity

Technology is changing how advertisers market, but creativity still remains the name of the game, says Carl Fremont, Global Chief Digital Officer at MEC in an interview with Beet.TV. “We are in a tech boom and advancement, with more access to open-source platforms to build on top of and gain scale. But our role is less about building them […]

 

MEC Builds Audience for Client AT&T with Data, Custom Programs, Explains Kaplowitz

LOS ANGELES — Agencies have to find new ways of connecting brands to consumers, now that viewers are paying for video that doesn’t have ad support, says one exec. “People are paying for that content. Advertisers have, all along, been supplementing the cost of that for the consumer,” agency MEC‘s North America CEO Marla Kaplowitz tells Beet.TV. […]

 

MEC’s Chantal Rickards: “Second Screen Is Vital To Broadcasters”

CANNES — More and more producers and broadcasters are adopting second screen strategies, but Chantal Rickards, Head of Programming & Branded Content at MEC, believes that these producers and broadcasters should be putting even more resources into the second screen—5 percent, to be exact.  We spoke with Rickards at the MIPTV Conference in Cannes to […]

 
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