Ebiquity At Cannes: There Are Too Many Pitches Right Now And It’s Bad For Everyone

Ebiquity shook the industry when it dropped its report on media transparency two years ago. Advertisers and agencies alike still reel from its impact. As a consultancy Ebiquity isn’t as flashy as others, like MediaLink or Accenture – both of which plastered the Croisette with their branding. Still, some of Ebiquity’s activities after the K2Continue reading »

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K2’s Media Transparency Report Still Rocks The Ad Industry Two Years After Its Release

It’s been two years since the Association of National Advertisers, working with  consultancy Ebiquity and investigative firm K2, dropped a damning report on agency transparency. And everything’s better now, right? Quite the contrary, said Bill Duggan, the ANA’s group EVP, during a Cannes rooftop panel hosted by Mastercard. “It’s at an all-time low,” Duggan said.Continue reading »

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Agencies Shrug As Consulting Firms Swarm The Croisette

Cannes is reaching peak consulting firm. After steadily acquiring small digital and design agencies for the past decade, the agency divisions of major consulting firms, such as Accenture, PwC and Deloitte, are making their presence known on the Croisette this year. Deloitte Digital had a far lighter touch at Cannes last year, with a cabanaContinue reading »

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Facebook Messenger Comes To Cannes To Make Its Pitch

Facebook’s been doing the Cannes thing for several years, but this year was the second that execs from Messenger donned their deck shoes and salmon-colored shirts for their festival debut. It’s an opportune time to double up on its presence. The messaging service, which has 1.3 billion users, is entered into the Cannes Lions competitionContinue reading »

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Cannes 2018: At MDC Partners, Autonomy Is The Key To Success

MDC Partners CEO Scott Kauffman runs his agency network a bit differently than his peers. While the agency founders’ culture has come under fire recently, Kauffman, who has been CEO at MDC since 2006, actively facilitates it. MDC takes a majority stake in agencies and lets its entrepreneurs drive their own growth rather than acquiringContinue reading »

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Cannes 2018: The Media Agency Ground Game

Last year, when Publicis Groupe said it would pull out of the Cannes Lions festival and awards show and reinvest the funds in an artificial intelligence platform, it sparked other holding companies to rethink their presences. Many had become concerned that the festival, which takes place every June along the beach in the south ofContinue reading »

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