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Topic: Austin, Texas

5 Tech Players Agencies Should Consider Partnering With This Year

You know Google, of course, but what about DJI?

Countless agencies have partnered with Google to better understand how to connect brands and consumers. But what about resources like InfoScout and Atlas? Those were among the five technology players that…

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Encourages Agencies to Step Up Their Game on Execution

Tells 4A's crowd to take advantage of new opportunities in media

When asked to grade agencies on how well they're leveraging new opportunities in media, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong today gave a measured, qualified response at the 4A's Transformation conference in…

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…

MediaLink's Neil Carty on Why SXSW Is a Millennial Proving Ground for Brands

Attendees represent 'the most qualified focus group on the planet'

Specs Who Neil Carty Current gig vp of innovation strategy, MediaLink Previous gig partner, director of innovation, emerging technology, Mindshare Twitter @NeilCarty Age 37 What are some of the challenges brands face at SXSW as they try…

Tocquigny Gives the Ad People What They Want: Tacos and Beer

Decades-old digital agency still knows how to have fun

Specs Who Fom left: vice presidents Colin Gilligan, Chris Patten, Prentice Howe; president Tom Fornoff; CEO Yvonne Tocquigny What Digital ad agency Where Austin, Texas To appeal to SXSW attendees last year, Tocquigny created the…

A Marketer’s Guide to SXSW

Brands try to keep Austin wired

For 20 years, South by Southwest Interactive—which started, humbly enough, as SXSW Film & Multimedia—has evolved into a massive marketing extravaganza, last year playing host to 31,000 tech practitioners and…

Niche Media Launches Luxury Title for Austin

To publish six times annually

Apparently there’s still life in print media—at least when it comes to luxury magazines. Niche Media Holdings today is announcing plans to launch its 11th regional luxury lifestyle magazine, for…

SicolaMartin Is Now Y&R Austin

Rebranding comes years after Young & Rubicam bought the b-to-b player

A dozen years after an acquisition brought Young & Rubicam and SicolaMartin together, the smaller business-to-business specialist is taking the bigger shop’s name. SicolaMartin, a 45-person shop in Austin, Texas, whose…

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