D2C Brands’ Love For TV Good For Agencies: PHD’s Devoy

If advertising agencies were getting nervous about being disintermediated by brands in-housing their traditional agency functions, there may be some solace found on the Croisette. The rise of direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands apparently plays right in to agencies’ strengths, because D2C brands need strong opinions and they thrive on TV exposure. So says Malcolm Devoy, PHD […]

 

PHD’s DeRiso Re-Thinks 30-Second Ads

At the Digital Content NewFronts, which began on April 30, big digital publishers are pitching ad agencies on how their upcoming content rosters can provide a space for advanced-booked advertising. But which space that is, exactly, and how big it might be, is now open to question. For PHD Media chief operating officer Stacy DeRiso, […]

 

Don’t Be Greedy With Consumers, Says Resurgent PHD’s CEO Cooper

CANNES — By his own admission, the CEO of media buying agency PHD Worldwide says 2016 has been “pretty good to us” so far. The group has signed new contracts with Delta Airlines, Carnival cruises and recently won the business of the whole Volkswagen Group globally, having already worked for several of its sub-brands. Now at Cannes Lions, where his company is […]

 

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 […]