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Topic: 4A's Transformation Conference

The 10 Conferences Every Digital Marketer Should Consider Attending

This could be the next year of your life

From more than 90,000 folks gathering in Spain to talk about mobile technology to a CMO-driven conference in Orlando, Fla., there's a seemingly never-ending number of events for digital marketers…

Agency Leaders Predict What We'll Be Talking About a Year From Now

Keeping pace with tech and emphasizing the art of storytelling

When asked today what the ad industry will be talking about a year from now, agency leaders were refreshingly thoughtful and hopeful. Talking in paragraphs rather than soundbites, a panel of…

Chipotle Explains Why It Doesn't Share Sales Data With Its Agencies

Focusing on long-term brand building, not short-term gains

Chipotle prides itself on being a different kind of fast-food company, and that even applies to how it briefs its ad agencies. For example, the company does not feed real-time, quarterly…

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez Has Some Encouraging Advice for Creative People

Don't wallow in failure, or you'll miss your best ideas

Failure has been key to Robert Rodriguez's success. Rodriguez, a filmmaker who's now chairman of his own cable TV network, El Rey, said some of his best ideas for movies came…

Samsung Tells the Story Behind the Selfie That Ate Hollywood (and Twitter)

It pays to be nimble

Samsung marketing chief Todd Pendleton attributes much of the brand’s marketing success to moving quickly and seizing opportunities on the fly. That’s not to say that the company doesn’t plan its…

Chevy and AT&T Need Help Understanding All Their Data

Here's where media agencies can play a crucial role

Among marketing chiefs, it's a familiar refrain: We're awash in data about consumers and our products, but what does it all mean? So, it was not surprising that in their appearances…

ABC Is Top Banana in 4A’s Homes

ZenithOptimedia, Collective study lights the path to optimized media buys

Although it’s destined to finish last again this season among broadcast’s Big Four, ABC boasts a much higher profile in the homes of ad agency types. According to a new study…

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Tackles the Tumblr Advertising Question

GroupM's Rob Norman asks how Yahoo will get its $1 billion back

A hoarse-voiced Marissa Mayer of Yahoo—appearing today at the 4A's Transformation Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif.—became most animated when asked about her company's $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr. Interviewer Rob Norman…

Mondelez's Dana Anderson Says Generosity Is Key to Creativity

At 4A's, she finds inspiration in a writer for The Simpsons

With her signature mixture of humor and mindfulness, Mondelez marketing chief Dana Anderson generated laughs and knowing nods this morning at the 4A's Transformation Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. Anderson's topic…

Social Media Reach Helps, but Quality Counts More

Quantity is not enough for 4A's panelists

Quality trumps quantity. That was the key take-away from a discussion about social media today at the 4A's Transformation conference in New Orleans. In other words, it's great for a brand…

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