Empathy & Creativity: VMLY&R’s Gaikowski On Human-Centered Design

Until now, many brands will simply have looked at customers as, well, customers. But, increasingly, the demands of recognizing diversity – and the profits that can come from doing so – are compelling them to understand distinct groups of people. It is a practice called human-centered design. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Jason Gaikowski, […]

 
 

Smart Agencies Embrace In-Housing: VMLY&R’s Cook

ORLANDO – The growing number of brands choosing to undertake the traditional functions of their ad agencies under their own roof may seem to pose a threat. After all, the number of US brands which have launched in-house agencies has reached 78% – up from 58% in 2013, according to the ANA’s In-House Agency Report. But […]

 
 

Marketers Should Seek ‘The Right Model’ When Deciding What To Do In-House: 4A’s Kaplowitz

ORLANDO—Before digital media and all of its complexity came along, advertising agencies were basically ensured of an end-to-end relationship with their clients. Now there’s so much more work to be done, it’s not surprising that more marketers are taking certain functions in-house, according to 4A’s President & CEO Marla Kaplowitz. “It’s been around for a […]