ROI Measurement Proves ‘We’re An Investment, Not A Cost’: AT&T’s Carter

CANNES – While bigger can imply better when it comes to media scale, it doesn’t shield you from challenges like audience fragmentation and the “murkiness” of the digital advertising ecosystem. So while AT&T recently upped its vertical integration game with the acquisition of Time Warner, it’s as enthusiastic as smaller companies to see various industry […]

 

With Time Warner In Hand, AT&T Unveils New Brand Identity At Cannes

CANNES – On the heels of its court victory and completion of its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T is flying a victory flag of sorts at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It bought advertising at the iconic Carlton Hotel that combines the traditional AT&T blue with bright coral that embodies “energy, passion, innovation,” […]

 

Starcom’s Amanda Richman Named CEO USA Of MEC/Maxus Merger

About four months from the merging of MEC and Maxus, Starcom veteran Amanda Richman has been chosen as CEO USA of the as-yet unnamed entity. Coming on board in October, Richman will report to MEC Global CEO Tim Castree. “Amanda is a fantastic choice to be our US leader,” Castree said in a news release. […]

 

Overseas Convergence of TV And Video Presaged U.S. ‘Awakening’: Videology’s Ryan Jamboretz

CANNES – Call it digital déjà vu. The global convergence of television and video that has set off a wave of consolidation and new market entrants in the United States first began to emerge in Europe about two years ago. Fast-forward and you had deals like NBC and Comcast and now the pending acquisition of […]

 

Time Inc To Launch Mobile Video Content Channel

Soon to be spun out from Time Warner, magazine publisher Time Inc will launch a mobile-specific video brand by year’s end. “You’ll see something from over the next four to six weeks – a video-only offering in mobile,” company video SVP J.R. McCabe told Beet.TV’s cross-platform monetization summit, hosted by Starcom MediaVest and sponsored by Dailymotion. “Mobile […]

 

DATELINE LONDON: We Will Cover FT Media Summit This Week

LONDON – We delighted to be in town to cover the FT Digital Media Conference this week. Media luminaries to speak include Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner; WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell; Thomas Rabe, CEO of Bertelsmann and several top media industry innovators. For an overview on the conference, we spoke with FT’s Media Editor […]