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Topic: Technology

Why It’s Time to Kill Advertising as We Know It and Start Building 'Storyworlds'

Lessons from Hollywood for marketers and brands

After spending last year completing a feature film, I came back into the advertising industry energized, fresh eyed, and realized something pretty profound. This is the most exciting time in…

How Hearst's New Trend-Predicting Platform Will Benefit Advertisers

Editors can better distribute the best performing stories

For the past two years, Hearst has been quietly developing its own hit predictor. Called Buzzing@Hearst, the analytics-driven platform analyzes thousands of articles across Hearst's vast array of properties, from newspapers…

5 Trends That Are Radically Reshaping Shopper Marketing

Brands take retail real-time with VR, beacons and other tactics

Malls are lumbering, claustrophobic dinosaurs, while anchor stores like Macy's and Kohl's are shuttering hundreds of locations. Fresh Direct and Peapod make it easier and quicker to stock a cupboard…

On the Eve of Cannes Lions, Let's Abolish the Marketer vs. Consumer Trend

Find ways to be funny, gripping and cool along the content journey

We are the marketers and the advertisers. And despite all of our hard work, we have become the enemy. David Shing Getty Images If we put ourselves in the brains of consumers,…

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…

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…

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

Influence may shift, but ideas endure

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. Along the way you've…

3 Collaborative Ways the Ad Industry Can Embrace Emerging Tech

Advances like VR are radically changing creative process

The client/agency/vendor model continues to be flipped on its head every day. Case in point: Late last month, Adweek published a story about the uptick in West Coast agencies building…

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…

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