Accenture’s Brand Consulting ‘Rips Up The Rule Book: Mendonça

ORLANDO — As the finger was pointed at the ad agencies for inefficiency and obfuscation, the big business consulting groups smelled an opportunity. Now Accenture, PwC, EY and Deloitte has made significant efforts at taking brands’ marketing services contracts. But what does that look like? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Nikki Mendonça, president of […]

 

Brands Want A Shorter, Shoppable Funnel: Accenture’s Mendonça

CANNES – If you needed any indication that the big consulting firms were making an entry in the world of advertising services, look back to Accenture’s appointment of Omnicom veteran Nikki Mendonça in October 2017. With the group for 16 years, Mendonça had been president of OMD Worldwide’s EMEA region, responsible for 6,500 marketers running […]

 

Purchase Of Adaptly Will Help Scale Accenture Interactive’s Activation Offerings

LAS VEGAS—Having just acquired digital platform marketing specialist Adaptly, Accenture Interactive Operations has added a key asset as it builds out its global “experience activation centers” for clients. “It was completely in our wheelhouse, in our sweet spot, and it’s going to allow us to scale our multi touchpoint activation credentials very, very quickly,” says […]

 

New To Accenture, Mendonca Outlines Firm’s Role In Programmatic, Data-Directed Marketing

CANNES – Having recently made the move from the agency world to big-time consulting, Nikki Mendonca is directing Accenture’s worldwide efforts to help marketers gain more control over programmatic execution and counsel them on data-driven marketing. “With programmatic, we’re starting with a lot of client interest in terms of them wanting to in house and […]

 

OMD’s Mendonça Weighs Addressable ‘Holy Grail’ And EU Prviacy

LAS VEGAS — The age of addressability is upon us, promising clients laser-targeted audience relevance – but the power will come at a price, and the potential must be carefully executed against imminent new European legislation. That is according to one ad agency boss now helping clients understand and benefit from the changes. “We are definitely entering […]

 

UK TV Innovation Has Lessons For Ad World: OMD’s Mendonça

LONDON — While analyst data continues to point to a downturn in TV activity and an up-tick in cord-cutting in the US, over in the UK television is barely in a death spiral at all. There are many reasons for that – for one, quality content and attractive online services are proving so popular that the BBC is […]

 

Big Brand Clients Look to Agencies to Build Mobile Video Content

CANNES, France — Some of the biggest brands in the world are now expecting agency partners to make and distribute mobile content, says Nikki Mendonça, President of OMD across EMEA, during an interview with Beet.TV. Brands such as McDonald’s, Pepsico and Walt Disney had looked to the agency to deliver short-form content. “Not only are consumers […]