How New CEO Mel Edwards Will Build On Wunderman’s Momentum

Wunderman global CEO Mel Edwards has big shoes to fill. Last Thursday, the CRM and digital agency said it would replace CEO Mark Read, recently named CEO of WPP, with Edwards, who previously led the agency in EMEA. Read is credited with turning Wunderman around from a legacy direct marketing company into a digital powerhouse.Continue reading »

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Agencies: Google’s Limitation Of DoubleClick ID Will Raise Garden Walls Even Higher

Google’s decision last Friday to limit portability of the DoubleClick ID outside of Google’s ecosystem was done in the name of consumer privacy. But the change will also stunt advertisers’ ability to do cross-platform reach and frequency measurement – unless they’re using Google’s Ads Data Hub. While agency execs support changes to protect consumer privacy,Continue reading »

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Criteo Gets A New CEO; Sorrell Fill-In Mark Read Speaks

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Criteo Swaps Out CEO   With the GDPR compliance deadline bearing down, Criteo has restored its former CEO to the corner office. JB Rudelle will once again take the reins at the company, as Eric Eichmann steps into an advisory role prior to transferringContinue reading »

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The Complete Guide To CDPs

“The Complete Guide to CDPs” is presented by mParticle. The customer data platform (CDP) is the new “it” acronym, an emerging technology commanding a recent deluge of analyst and investor interest of late. The CDP category is largely undefined – no specific features and functions definitively characterize a CDP. “People are defining it the wayContinue reading »

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Agencies: Facebook’s Removal Of Third-Party Data Will Turn Back The Clock On Targeting

Facebook’s announcement Wednesday that it would ban third-party data partners from directly targeting on its platform hit ad buyers hard. Previously, buyers could directly apply third-party data segments to their targeting on Facebook through suppliers like Acxiom, Oracle and Experian to enrich Facebook’s data with offline segments. Now, marketers using segments from third-party data brokersContinue reading »

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How Four Agency Holding Companies Are Upping Their Consulting Skills

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One of the many pressures facing holding companies is increased competition from management and IT consultancies like Accenture, Deloitte, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While consulting firms may not be their biggest threat today, tomorrow could be another story. Holding companies tend to work from the bottom up, focusing on marketing initiatives like creative or media strategyContinue reading »

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Three Challenges Agencies Face While Orchestrating Creative Messaging

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Media agencies know how to find the right person at the right time, thanks to the growth of programmatic. But they’re still trying to pin down how to send the right message. “You want the media to recognize where they were, but you also want to recognize where they were in the conversation,” said ZimmContinue reading »

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