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Topic: Advertising

How Cannes Still Inspires and Surprises, and Why It Still Really Matters

You just have to know where to look

When I used to buy agencies, I discovered something that the consultants already knew. All agencies say the same thing. You can pretty much predict the exact words—media-neutral, idea-driven, brand…

Why You Should Be Ready to Talk About Data This Year at Cannes

Insight-informed creativity will drive brand conversations

Data is arguably the most disruptive force in digital advertising today. But even more than that, it represents the biggest opportunity for marketers this year because it means delivering more…

Michelle Obama: Marketing Can Make America Healthier

FLOTUS looks back on her campaigns to encourage smart lifestyle choices

I don't think I ever could have imagined that, as first lady, I would appear in an episode of Billy on the Street to promote fruits and vegetables and would…

Why It's Time for Marketers to Rethink Metrics and Performance Indicators

Digital is changing the path to ROI

As media dollars increasingly shift to digital—rising another 22 percent to $27 billion this year for display ads alone—brands of all sizes are striving to extract greater value from their…

Why Big Digital Video and TV Networks Are Increasingly Becoming Production Partners

But will the honeymoon last?

Television its dead—long live television. That could become the unofficial motto, or at least the crawl at the bottom of the screen, to explain the recent flurry of hookups between…

How More Precise Data Science Will Be Advertising's Ultimate Savior

Targeted, nuanced marketing sparks ad spend

For the past 25 years, advertising's share of total marketing spending has trended slowly downward. Until recently, that is. Two recent analyses of the marketing of large American advertisers showed…

Why Balancing Skippable and Non-Skippable Ads Creates Better Brand Awareness

Weighing the value of a view can't be binary

A round-up report from eMarketer, specializing in mobile advertising, recently landed in my inbox. On page three, a table of completion rates for U.S. digital pre-roll caught my eye. It…

How My Gender Transition Helped Create a Path for Future Agency Employees

'Freedom really is the best policy'

It's time. It's hard to believe, but here I am. My boss, the managing director of Possible, Cincinnati, introduces me to a conference room full of my peers. I begin the…

Content Marketing Is Moving Toward a Zen State of Storytelling

Cycle of engagement created by quality over quantity

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…

5 Things Marketers Can Do to Get in Shape for the Olympics ... in Japan

2020 promises to be an unprecedented arena for brands

Having passed the 100-day mark until the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio last week, and with the torch relay starting today, the countdown to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad…

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