Why Media Agencies Have to Shed Tradition as Fast as Possible

Albert Einstein once said "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." It's clear that media agencies are at a crossroads, so for those of us in the industry, as we begin 2017, it's great time to reassess our role so we can continue to, as Einstein

How Data Can Fuel Improved Relationships Between Marketers and Agencies

How essential is data in any marketer's relationship with an agency? According to a new study from the Association of National Advertisers, data plays a key part of that relationship, with 80 percent of marketers indicating they use data "often or always" when handling partnerships with agencies.

After 60 Years in Advertising, I Believe True Creativity Is More Powerful Than Ever

A good thing about getting old in this business is that you've actually lived through all the changes and survived the perennial predictions of ad agency extinction.

Content Marketing Is Moving Toward a Zen State of Storytelling

On my way to work recently, my Lyft driver asked what I did for a living. It's a simple question but one almost anyone in content marketing becomes uncomfortable with as the answer inevitably leads to more questions. "I'm in content" is clearly a nonsensical thing to say.

Omnicom Adds to Continue Winning Streak

Omnicom media networks continued their winning streak, with OMD adding after a media review in which incumbent Ocean Media did not participate, according to people familiar with the search. Earlier this week, Omnicom Media Group's PHD network won Delta Airlines in the U.S., taking the business from Digitas after a review which included UM as a finalist.

Iconic Grill-Maker Weber Taps Grey as Its First Global Agency

Grey is firing up the grill for Weber-Stephen Products, taking on the Palatine, Ill., grill manufacturer known for its Sputnik black grills, a fixture in American backyards since the 1950s.

The Deloitte You Meet at SXSW Won’t Be the One You’re Likely Familiar With

After recently acquiring San Francisco creative shop Heat, Deloitte Digital plans to show off its new "creative digital consultancy" to marketers at South by Southwest Interactive next week.

This App Pairs Brands Like Coca-Cola and Starbucks With the Perfect Agency

Brand marketers: Tired of being flooded with agency pitches? There's an app for that. Today, Agency Spotter, a site that matches marketers and agencies, is launching a mobile app with the goal of making it easier to find an agency.

Deutsch Appoints 2 New Partners to Bolster Its Digital and Tech Offerings

Deutsch announced today the appointment of two new partners, tapped to help the agency expand its tech and digital services for clients. The agency added Trevor O'Brien as partner and chief technology officer in New York and elevated Pam Scheideler to partner and chief digital officer in Los Angeles. The promotions are both effective immediately.

Deutsch Tapped to Reinvent the Iconic Jolly Green Giant

The Jolly Green Giant needs a bit of a face-lift, and Deutsch is going to help give it to him. After a review, B&G Foods announced the N.Y.-based shop will take over as the agency of record for Green Giant with the goal of helping the brand become more digitally savvy in its future marketing plans and reviving the iconic giant mascot.