In-House Agencies No Longer A Destination For Out-To-Pasture Creatives: Verizon’s Chase

ORLANDO—Not that long ago, in-house agencies were where “old creatives went to die because they were done with the advertising industry. That has definitely shifted,” says the VP and COO of 140, Verizon’s in-house agency. Now, because in-house talent at companies like Verizon are in close in proximity to corporate leadership, among other factors, “that […]

 

Wunderman’s Schlickum Has Three Tips For Asian Marketing Transformation

CANNES — Asia is big, but the scale of its digital transformation right now is bigger. In fact, businesses there are pushing to make their operations digital at such a clip that the process risks breaking down. That is according to one digital ad agency boss who says there is a need for marketers to […]

 

WPP’s Read On The Need For Change, Consumer Privacy And The Media Supply Chain

CANNES – WPP’s Mark Read says the advertising industry is in a time of “structural change, not structural decline,” but survival depends on people within the industry making the effort embrace that change. Interviewed by Beet.TV at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Read points to the event itself as evidence of change, noting its […]

 

Wunderman’s Kotziagkiaouridis Sees Data Key To Emotion

SEVILLE — The science and the art of advertising may often be talked about as two separate disciplines. But there is a future emerging in which one feeds the other. How will human creativity and maths collide? “Brands need to be relevant. Relevance means powerful, emotional connections. To create those connections, you need data,” ad agency group Wunderman’s chief […]

 

More Ad-Tech Talent to Be Recognized at Cannes: Wunderman’s Bjorkman

The intersection of data and creativity stands to be one of the hottest topics of discussion at Cannes once again this year. And as a result, more ad-tech executives and data scientists are receiving accolades for their work than ever before. “It’s exciting to have clients and to have people in our own organizations who […]

 

Wunderman Exec on Creating Video With Social Dynamics

When it comes to measuring digital video, some metrics are more valuable than others, says Gurval Caer, Vice Chairman Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer at Wunderman, a division of WPP, in an interview with Beet.TV. “Yes, it’s about views, but it’s more about time spent and the sharing that happens,” he says. That’s why it’s important to […]