Is Brand Value Defined As Long-Term Or Short-Term Performance?

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Simone Chaffiotte, vice president and director, audience strategy at Carat USA. When companies arrange their marketing organizations by separating brand building and performance into distinct departments, teams often define theirContinue reading »

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Podcast: Media Agency Tectonics

Dentsu Aegis Network’s media billings grew 28% in 2018, according to benchmarking firm RECMA, making it the fastest-growing media group among the holding companies. The company now has $13 billion under management across Carat, dentsu X, iProspect and other agencies. This week on AdExchanger Talks, Dentsu Aegis’ media chairman, Doug Ray, describes the agency’s growthContinue reading »

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How Advertisers Can Still Win In The Streaming Wars

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Sarah Stringer, senior vice president and head of innovation at Carat “Friends” may have launched in 1994, but thanks to streaming platforms, the show is as popular as ever. When it appeared on NetflixContinue reading »

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Under US CEO Michael Epstein, Carat Leans Into Strategy Over Scale

Media agencies, especially those owned by big holding companies, have always relied on economies of scale to get the best pricing for clients. While scale is still important in a digital world, agencies are finding strategy is a better value proposition for brands trying to make sense of data and technology and apply it toContinue reading »

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Agencies Build Crowdsourcing And Automation Into The Media Plan

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Agencies are adding new wrinkles to their media-planning processes to make sure campaigns are relevant and informed by expertise across many marketing disciplines. “More timely, adaptive media plans for clients make it easier to respond to things that drive business results,” said Joe Maceda, head of Mindshare’s Invention Studio in North America. And as holdingContinue reading »

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PII: For Carat’s Patricio Jaramillo, Business And Analytical Skills Are A Career ‘Killer Combo’

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This is the latest installment in “PII,” a series featuring the talent that makes the wheels turn in our data-driven advertising world. Read previous interviews with talent from Mindshare, Mediavest | Spark, Razorfish, Essence, INNOCEAN, Clear Channel Outdoor and Placed. Patricio Jaramillo is in a serious relationship with data. “My relationship with my wife is first, and then with data,” theContinue reading »

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Why Digital Hasn’t Killed The Radio Star

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Print is dying. TV is changing. But in the face of digital competition, advertising spend on good old AM/FM radio remains strong. As the no. 1 reach medium in the US, radio reaches 90% of the population, according to Edison Research’s Share of Ear, a quarterly study of consumer audio habits. Adults average 16 minutesContinue reading »

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Carat And Cox Experiment With Programmatic TV

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Programmatic TV doesn’t exist? Don’t tell that to Dentsu’s media agency, Carat, which just reserved inventory programmatically across five local broadcasters. The upfront commitment, finalized this week, was executed with Videa, a private exchange/supply-side platform owned by Cox Media Group. The commercials will appear on Cox local affiliate stations, including CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC,Continue reading »

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