O’Connell Of Forrester Explores The Consumer-Marketer Divide

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Analyst Joanna O’Connell spends much of her time at Forrester these days researching how consumers think about advertising. And while “it’s not an awesome story,” she sees marketers taking the steps to better understand things like identifying overlaps in their user base and considering needed organizational changes. “To think that somehow everyone […]

 

Please Give to the Boys & Girls Clubs Of Puerto Rico as it Steps up its Educational Programming

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Assisted by tutors who act as both companions and mentors, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico has elevated its traditional after-school homework assistance. “We’ve added art, STEM opportunities plus English and math,” says the organization’s President, Olga Ramos. “Our main objective at the Boys and Girls Clubs is to make […]

 

How The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Puerto Rico Helps Youths Rise Above Poverty

For most people, it’s easy to forget that before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last fall, the territory’s economy was already a disaster. But not Olga Ramos, who took over as President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico just two months prior. With a successful 13-year career at Walmart and having spent […]

 

With Hurricane Season Nearing, Many Puerto Ricans ‘Still In Desperate Need’: GroupM’s Cowdell

A Puerto Rico devastated by last year’s Hurricane Maria is on the verge of its next hurricane season. “And there are still problems,” says GroupM’s Phil Cowdell. There will be more storms and “people are still living under roofs with plastic tarpaulins…there are still people who don’t have power. So what we have to do […]

 

GroupM’s Cowdell: More Non-Competing Brands Will Share Consumer Data

LOS ANGELES – While in the larger world there’s nothing wrong with building silos, the advertising industry just has to break the habit when it comes to the digital space. Every time there’s a “new thing,” a new vertical is created even as consumers are craving ever more seamless experiences. “We as an industry, in […]

 

GroupM’s Cowdell: Agencies Must Align for Programmatic & Big Events

LOS ANGELES — The agency of the future will need to be structured to serve both programmatic advertising and big tentpole events too, says Phil Cowdell, President of Client Services at Group M, during an interview with Beet.TV at the 4A’s conference in Los Angeles. “What I believe will happen is this curve that shows […]