Mindshare Moves Fast – And Breaks A Few Things – To Keep Up With Client Needs

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As the first homegrown WPP agency, GroupM’s Mindshare has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. “We were born in Asia when Madison Avenue and the high street of London told us you can’t have a media independent,” said Mindshare’s US CEO, Adam Gerhart. “That provocateur and internal upstart mentality is pervasive in everything we do.” TheContinue reading »

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Demystifying Agency Data Platforms

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Advertisers want to market using the type of rich data provided by walled gardens – but that’s not possible on the open web. So the major holding companies have each developed data platforms to meet their clients’ needs. The question is: What’s the difference between their offerings? Publicis Groupe’s Spine, IPG’s AMP, WPP’s mPlatform, DentsuContinue reading »

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Grading YouTube’s Latest Brand-Safety Safeguards

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Dominique Netto, head of client services at [m]PLATFORM – GroupM. After the brand-safety sagas of 2017, Alphabet appears to be using some of that $27.7 billion Q3 revenue to further develop brand safety across YouTube. ThereContinue reading »

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Essence CEO Christian Juhl Brings A Programmatic Mindset To Traditional Media

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While most agencies are still trying to wrap their heads around programmatic, digital agency Essence is expanding into the linear world. When it launched as a digital agency in 2005, Essence didn’t bother investing in traditional media, said Global CEO Christian Juhl. Instead, it would wait until traditional media became digitized and the market naturallyContinue reading »

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Publicis Vet Oleg Korenfeld To Build A Global Media Activation Platform At Wavemaker

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When Wavemaker, the agency born from GroupM’s joining of MEC and Maxus, hired former Publicis exec Oleg Korenfeld last month, it asked him to build a platform to facilitate media planning, buying and strategy across eight major markets. The year-old agency knows that having globally scaled technology is key to its ability to consolidate. KorenfeldContinue reading »

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Frequency Capping Is Far From Solved In Connected TV

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Although connected TV buyers have become pretty sophisticated at targeting and delivering an ad to individual users, managing frequency across video providers is a work in progress. But despite the industry’s recognition that consumers demand better ad experiences, many viewers find themselves bombarded with the same ad. Worse, those ads sometimes run within the sameContinue reading »

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GroupM’s Irwin Gotlieb: Marketers Ignore Long-Term Brand Building “At Their Own Peril”

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Although GroupM has invested aggressively in programmatic and data-driven marketing technology, Chairman Irwin Gotlieb still adheres to the importance of top funnel marketing. “I believe strongly in a marketing funnel, and that broad targeting will continue to remain an essential part of marketing,” he told AdExchanger. “If I focus my effort on picking the lowestContinue reading »

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On The CES 2018 Show Floor, The Technology Is Always Listening

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  GroupM Chairman Irwin Gotlieb has always had an intuitive eye for technology. He’s been applying it to the CES show floor since the 1970s, when it was called the Comdex computer expo show and disc drives sold for $400,000. Gotlieb began offering his knowledge to clients, vendors and other partners on his legendary floorContinue reading »

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Zenith, Magna, GroupM: The Duopoly Will Capture Almost All Advertising Growth In 2018

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Digital advertising is growing, and big platforms like Google and Facebook continue to reap the profits. That’s the insight from global ad spend forecasts released Sunday by GroupM, Zenith and Manga, which predict the industry will grow between 3.1% and 5.2% this year to as high as $535 billion, as reported by Magna. Advertising growthContinue reading »

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Rob Norman Shares His Industry Outlook After 30 Years In The Media Biz

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Agencies are dying? Don’t tell that to Rob Norman, chief digital officer and veteran of WPP’s GroupM, who said Monday he will step down from his full-time role to become a part-time adviser for the company. But even if agencies aren’t having a near-death experience, they should behave like they are, Norman said: “If youContinue reading »

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