Wearable Tech New Marketing Frontier, but Tread Carefully, Mindshare’s Johnston

LAS VEGAS — The new frontier of media is paved with e-commerce, wearable tech and the Internet of things, says Norm Johnston, Chief Digital Officer at Mindshare, in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. The opportunities for brands are large, but also require smart and thoughtful approaches. “With wearable tech, if we know your hydration levels maybe […]

 
 

Mindshare’s Bitterman: “Inline Advertising” is the Next Big Thing

LAS VEGAS — Amazon has become a $1 billion advertising platform, but that’s just the beginning of e-commerce related digital advertising says Jordan Bitterman, Chief Strategist of Mindshare NA, in this interview with Beet.TV Coined recently as “inline” advertising, Bitterman sees big opportunities for publishers and brands around advertising that appears “inline” with consumer decisioning […]

 
 

How Media Agencies Will Be Forced To Change

CHICAGO — From clients who will take on the role of their own agencies to the need to reach out to YouTube stars – media agencies know they need to adapt, but how? In a panel convened by Beet.TV, several agency reps chewed over their tactics and visions. Havas Media Worldwide social marketing director Len […]

 
 

Mindshare’s Cridlin to Brands: Stop Seeking Fans on Facebook — “Organic Reach Is Non-Existent”

CHICAGO – Put your money where your mouth is. That’s the new mantra of digital ad execs who believe gaining free audiences by building viral social audiences is over. “There is an urban myth of organic reach, of something going viral,” Mindshare digital innovation and strategy MD Jim Cridlin says in this interview with Beet.TV. “If you’re […]

 
 

What Is ‘Premium’ Content Anyway? Ad Execs Discuss

Advertisers and their buyers often say they aspire to advertise only with “premium” publishers. But what does that really mean, and is the notion changing as ad tech evolves around it? Three execs from different parts of the industry debated for Beet.TV… Mindshare’s New York digital lead Joe Migliozzi: “Hopefully, over time, we can get over […]

 
 

Mindshare’s Migliozzi on Best Practices for Branded Video

As marketers expand deeper into video content, they would be smart to apply best practices to the creation of videos, says Joe Migliozzi, Managing Director of Digital Media at Mindshare in an interview with Beet.TV. That means advertisers should produce content that fits the platform, use assets of varying length, and apply a light touch when […]

 
 

How-to Videos Can Drive Purchase, Mindshare’s Migliozzi

Given the wide range of video strategies available in the market, brands should understand the different value of different types of video. How-to videos, for instance, can often be most effective at driving a consumer to purchase, says Joe Migliozzi, Managing Director of Digital Media at Mindshare in an interview with Beet.TV about video advertising […]

 
 

For Branded Content, “Creative By Committee Is Death”

There’s “too many cooks”, and then there’s “not enough cooks pulling in the same direction”. For the new branded content opportunity, multi-disciplinary teams must all work together on clients’ creative projects, according to a Beet.TV panel of agency folk. “Creative by committee is death, creative by small SWAT team works really well,” says Mindshare Entertainment’s chief content […]

 
 

Mindshare Tackles Content Creation from All Angles

Branded content can stem from brands, or from an idea, says David Lang, Chief Content Officer of Mindshare and President of Mindshare Entertainment, in an interview with Paul Kontonis, SVP at Los Angeles-based Collective Digital Studio (CDS) for Beet.TV. As a content strategy and production group that happens to be inside an agency, Mindshare’s approach is to study audience […]

 
 

If “Content Is King,” then “Distribution is Queen” as Paid Media is Essential, Mindshare Entertainment Prez David Lang

Mindshare, the media agency within WPP, has created some 250 branded campaigns for video and television over the past 9 years, says David Lang, Chief Content Officer and President of the agency’s entertainment division, in this interview with Beet.TV On the subject of viral video hits and paid vs. earned, Lang stresses the importance of […]

 
 

Mindshare’s Johnston: Real-Time Marketing Beast Must Be Fed

CANNES, France — Real-time marketing campaigns like those now being executed during the World Cup are now a mature opportunity; next, they must become a regular fixture, says one agency unit online boss. “There’s been a year or two of euphoria over it – Super Bowl, Oreos, these things,” Mindshare chief digital officer Norm Johnston […]

 
 

This Is The Year Of Real-Time Data: Mindshare’s Bitterman

CANNES, France — Forgive him if you think “the year of real-time marketing” was 2013, when Oreo dunked in the dark – but Mindshare’s north America strategy chief thinks 2014 is the real deal. “Real-time has been about owned and earned,” Jordan Bitterman tells Beet.TV. “Tent-pole events like the Superbowl – ‘how do we get someone […]

 
 

Mindshare’s Cindy Gustafson on Preparing for Real-Time Marketing

Mindshare has implemented a number of processes into its organization to better manage and respond to quick marketplace changes, says Cindy Gustafson, Managing Director at Mindshare in an interview with Beet.TV about the advent of real-time advertising. That includes workshops, an operating system with data feeds and flexible budgeting, she says. For starters, Mindshare introduced “The […]

 
 

Branded Video Must be Tailored to the “Venue,” Mindshare’s Migliozzi

Branded video performs best when it’s tailored properly to the platform, says Joe Migliozzi, Digital Lead at Mindshare NA, in an interview for Beet.TV with Paul Kontonis, SVP Strategy & Sales at Collective Digital Studio. “The consumers are defining the platforms for the brand. If it’s a platform where the consumer is trying to find more information […]

 
 

Mindshare’s Bitterman on Real-Time Content and Technology

Content and content marketing are among the leading buzzwords in the advertising business, but it can be useful to understand the different types of content that brands are relying on, says Jordan Bitterman, Chief Strategy Officer, North America at Mindshare in an interview for Beet.TV with Paul Kontonis, SVP Strategy & Sales at Collective Digital Studio. Advertising itself […]

 
 

Mindshare’s Migliozzi: Media Agencies Help Fill Digital Content Demands

While the traditional role of media agencies has been to buy media for brand clients, the increased appetite for content across vast social and digital channels has presented companies like WPP’s Mindshare unit with opportunities to create original content, explains Joe Migliozzi, who is the digital lead of Mindshare’s New York office, in this interview […]

 
 

Apps Are Best For Mobile Marketing: Mindshare’s Johnston

BARCELONA, Spain — Will the mobile web kill off apps? That is an oft-asked question. Right now, however, the route for advertisers to take is clear, says ad group Mindshare’s chief digital officer Norm Johnston. We’ve moved past the mobile vortex and confusion,” he tells Beet.TV. “But there are still some fundamental issues. “Do brands […]

 
 

Seattle Startup iSpot.tv Tracks Online Engagement with TV Ads

Consumers search for TV ads online more than 1 million times a day, and those searches can provide useful insight for TV marketers, says Sean Muller, CEO and Founder of iSpot.tv in an interview conducted at CES as part of the Mindshare Client Huddle. iSpot.tv is a Seattle-based startup that tracks TV ad viewing and the interaction with those ads, […]

 
 

Brand Watch CEO: Marketers Must Act Right Here, Right Now

Oreos may have been dunked in the dark in 2013, but does “real-time marketing” have a real future in 2014? Sebastian Hempstead, CEO of social media marketing monitor service Brandwatch, says immediacy is vital. “The content we put in to conversations can turn up a day later… if it’s not in the right moment… when we want […]

 
 

Mindshare’s Johnston: News Feeds On Fridges Will Beckon Brands

The internet-connected refrigerator has often been mocked as the loopiest imaginings of internet evangelists gone wild. But the emerging Internet Of Things hype is forcing the industry to ask: is that really so far-fetched? At the Consumer Electronics Show, Norm Johnston, chief digital officer of Group M’s Mindshare division, saw just such a fridge be […]

 
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