Topic: Media

Why the Conversational Power of Podcasting Is the Future of Advertising

Medium's simplicity drives engagement

It's been fascinating for me to observe how marketers and content creators in the past few years have become obsessed with being a part of "conversations"—conversations between platforms and brands,…

Clients Are Demanding Better Agency Collaboration. Here Are 5 Ways to Get There

Strong alliances are critical for success

I finally watched the Steve Jobs movie the other night and truly pondered his genius and the impact he made on the world. When I broke into the business, we…

Q&A: How the New Chief Editor of Sports Illustrated Plans to Keep It at the Forefront

'Tech & Media' vertical launches today

Chris Stone may not have officially started his gig as editorial director at Sports Illustrated, but the Time Inc. veteran is already busy at work in the new role. After all, Sports Illustrated just…

ANA Report Finds Execs Knew of 'Pervasive' Use of Nontransparent Media Practices

Agencies fire back at the findings

In its much-awaited transparency report the Association of National Advertisers reveals troubling specifics to bolster its accusations of the "pervasive" use of kickbacks and rebates in an ad industry where…

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…

Diageo's Global Media Agency Review Comes Amid Greater Scrutiny of Costs

Marketing needs to better deliver on ROI

The world's largest spirits maker, Diageo, signaled a potential change in its agency lineup when it released fiscal first-half results earlier this year: Revealing a drop in operating profit, new…

4 Digital Trends That Will Redefine the Modern Media Agency

A shift from campaigns to data-informed conversations

Nearly 10 years ago, I read a paper that fundamentally changed my point-of-view on what a successful agency would need to become in the future. Doug Ray  Written by Forrester, it spoke…

It's Time for Marketers to Embrace the 'Show, Don't Tell' Media Economy

Mobile hastens more intimate brand engagement

If you asked me to tell you what I think the future of media and advertising will look like, I actually wouldn't tell you anything. I would, however, show you…

Omnicom Adds to Continue Winning Streak

Incumbent Ocean Media did not participate in review

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…

Ad Industry Needs to Get Used to Low Growth Being 'the New Normal,' Martin Sorrell Says

Low inflation, disruption are pushing clients to focus on cost

In a wide-ranging discussion that touched on the macro forces shaping modern advertising, the implications of Britain leaving the European Union and his own compensation, WPP chief executive Sir Martin…