At ANA Masters, Marketers Take Control

After years of banging the drum about gaining more control, transparency and efficiencies from service providers, marketers are doing it themselves. Cost and speed to market are necessities for marketers struggling to drive growth, but too many third-party relationships often slow things down. “Our current situation is unproductive, unsustainable, undesirable and untenable,” ANA CEO BobContinue reading »

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Marketing Vet Jim Stengel Spent 25 Years At P&G And He’s Got Some Advice

After a quarter-century in marketing roles at P&G – including seven as CMO – you learn a thing or two about how to grow a brand. Jim Stengel started at P&G in 1983 as a brand assistant on Duncan Hines, moving his way up the ranks to marketing chief by 2001. He handed the reins to MarcContinue reading »

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Marketers Warm To Google And Facebook As The Blame Shifts To Ad Tech Middlemen

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Despite a year marred by brand safety blunders, measurement errors and targeting missteps, marketers are mending ties with Facebook and Google as they place blame for the industry’s many issues on its ad tech underbelly. “Just 25% of CMOs’ digital media investment reaches target audiences,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice during his opening remarks atContinue reading »

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Pritchard’s Progress: P&G Marketing Chief On The Impact Of His Digital Ultimatums

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Procter & Gamble Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard is pleased overall with the response to his tough talk of the past year. And he’s optimistic that Facebook, Google and others will meet P&G’s deadline to align on third-party measurement standards and have their methods audited by the Media Ratings Council by the end of thisContinue reading »

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