With Progress On Diversity And Inclusion, Worker Retention Now Crucial: Omnicom’s Warren

CANNES— Longtime workplace diversity and inclusion champion Tiffany Warren likes the progress that the advertising industry has made with its workforce but says keeping them happy is the big challenge going forward. “The pipeline is fine. We have people who are interested and want to come into the business,” says the SVP and Chief Diversity […]

 

Targeting & Reach Are Chocolate & Peanut Butter: Omnicom’s Steuer

As an advertising medium, TV has traditionally been all about attaining the biggest audience reach possible. Now that connected TV has the ability to reach individual consumers based on refined targeting criteria, some in the industry want it to become a one-to-one medium. But there is a third way. For Jonathan Steuer, Omnicom’s chief research […]

 

On a Puerto Rico: It’s Back To Basics Media Tools for P&G and its Agency Hearts & Science

MIAMI – Once a natural disaster occurs, it’s back to basics. For agencies and marketers it can mean using billboards to reach people who don’t have power or Internet connectivity. For brands like Procter & Gamble, it can be dispatching mobile units to wash, dry and fold clothes for the recovering community. In the wake […]

 

Inventory Concerns Cause Tension Between Context And Audience: Hearts & Science’s Ralston-Good

COLOGNE – Every once in a while, someone raises a caveat about being hyper sensitive about digital ad environments. In this case it’s Hearts & Science CEO Frances Ralston-Good, who says that while ad inventory should be clear the industry should be mindful of curtailing the benefits of programmatic. To be sure, the U.K.-based executive […]

 

How Omnicom Digital Uses AI For Better Outcomes: CEO Nelson

CANNES — Artificial intelligence may be the technology flavor du jour – but some companies out there have been using AI methods for years. In this video interview with Beet.TV, ad agency Omnicom Digital CEO Jonathan Nelson defines AI, outlines how his company applies the tech, and casts a note of caution. “AI’s been in our […]

 

Hearts & Science’s Claudio: Global Data Challenges Vary Market By Market

VIEQUES, PR – Even hot new agencies with big name, global clients can’t avoid the complexities and limitations of data-driven marketing. Just ask Andres Claudio, who runs Omnicom’s Hearts & Science marketing agency. “It’s not that easy,” Claudio says in this interview with Beet.TV. “Not all the data that is needed is available in all […]

 

OMD’s de Nardis: Facebook Metric Misstep Highlights Need For Third-Party Measurement

There’s enough disruption in digital advertising, so a flap at Facebook and uncertainty surrounding Twitter are best dealt with quickly. That’s the view of Mainardo de Nardis, CEO of OMD Worldwide, Omnicom’s global media communications agency. Last month, Facebook apologized after major agencies became aware that the social media behemoth had erred in the way […]

 

Omnicom: TV’s Not Dead, But Mobile TV Is Booming In Asia

CANNES — The sky is not falling, and TV is not dying. Despite the gloomy predictions of some digitally-focused observers, television still has a healthy life, and is complementing, not caving to, alternative channels. “A lot of people are saying that TV is dying,” says the ad agency group Omnicom Media Group‘s (OMG) Asia-Pacific CEO Cheuk […]

 

Sex Sells…Endangered Species, DDB’s Doria Explains

How to Sell Anything 101 — use sex or pandas. Better yet, both. That’s what DDB NY did when working with the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in a pro bono capacity to drive awareness about the nature conservancy. “They wanted to come up with a way to engage the youth to think about endangered species,” says […]

 

Basic Human Drives That Guide Advertising Will Never Change: DDB’s Reinhard

Keith Reinhard got his first taste of the ad business from the tiny grocery store in northeast Indiana where his mother worked as a clerk when he was a boy. The store didn’t have room to post the promotional materials from the likes of Kraft, General Mills and Mars, so he took them home to […]

 

DDB’s Keith Reinhard on the Origins of Omnicom

DDB Worldwide’s chairman emeritus Keith Reinhard considers his role as a co-founder of Omnicom in 1986 to be his greatest career accomplishment, but bringing disparate agency cultures together wasn’t easy. Concurrent with the three-way union that formed Omnicom was the merger of Doyle Dane Bernbach, a New York agency, and Needham Harper Worldwide, which had […]

 

Artificial Intelligence Technology Poised to Rock Ad Business: PHD’s Cooper

CANNES —  Artificial intelligence is poised to become one of the biggest changes wrought by technology in the advertising business in the years ahead, says Mike Cooper, CEO Worldwide of PHD, in this interview with Beet.TV.  “In ten to fifteen years time, artificial intelligence will take decisions out of our hands about what we do, and there […]

 

Omnicom And Partners Push Ads To Drive Commerce: Nelson

CANNES — A common theme out of the recent Cannes Lions advertising festival is advertisers’ quest to turn messages in to actual ecommerce sales. That’s what agency Omnicom’s digital CEO Jonathan Nelson is shooting for, too, with big partners. “We’re huge partners with DoubleClick, we’re big Atlas partners,” he tells The Weather Company CEO David Kenny in […]

 

DDB’s Reinhard on How Persistence Won Back the McDonald’s Account

More than most people, Keith Reinhard knows that persistence pays off. In an interview with Beet.TV, DDB Worldwide’s chairman emeritus describes the shock of being fired by McDonald’s and his 16-year campaign to win them back. Reinhard recalls receiving notice from McDonald’s in 1981, when he was president of Needham, Harper & Steers, as the […]

 

Omnicom Links with Facebook for Targeted Ad Delivery via Atlas

Omnicom has signed an agreement with Facebook as the first agency holding company to work with Facebook’s Atlas for its ad serving platform, the company announced earlier this week in New York. At the IAB MIXX conference, we spoke with Jonathan Nelson, CEO of Omnicom Digital about the alliance and the opportunity to deliver ads […]

 

VivaKi’s Bertozzi Explains Ad Tech Alliance with Amazon

The recent deal signed by ad agency Publicis’ digital unit VivaKi to buy ads from Amazon’s new self-service display tool crystallizes the outfit’s ethos, says company exec Marco Bertozzi. “The Amazon announcement is the fruition of 18 months of working with them -it’s a case study for exactly what we’re trying to do with our […]

 

Omnicom Advertisers Embracing Programmatic: Accuen’s Jacobs

CANNES, France — Clients of ad agency OmnicomMediaGroup (OMG) have taken to so-called “programmatic” means of controlling and targeting online ad buys over the last year. “Over the last year or so, we’ve really seen a change in the way that programmatic is perceived by our clients and agency partners,” according to Josh Jacobs, CEO […]

 

Programmatic Video Grows, but Brand Education Still Vital, Omnicom’s Kramer

TV and online video are borrowing from each other’s playbooks, especially as it comes to data, says Matthew Kramer, Director of Television and Video Products at Accuen, the programmatic agency for Omnicom, in this video segment with industry analyst Joanna O’Connell. “You have your TV screen trying to look more like online video with more addressability […]