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Topic: The Voice

Breakthrough Marketing Can Only Come From Invention-Based Craft

Adweek Project Isaac and Isaac+ Awards look for true firsts

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Ed Brojerdi Illustration: Alex Fine Oliver Wendell Holmes' words have never seemed as relevant to our…

4 Mobile Innovations That Are Hastening the Decline of Desktops

Smartphones are radically changing digital design, advertising and production

Earlier this winter I joined several hundred investors at Helsinki's annual Slush event, which started in 2008 as a cozy gathering of Nordic entrepreneurs and has since grown into a…

Four Trends That Might Just Make Your CMO Obsolete

Experience marketing trumps brand marketing in reaching the most valuable customers

While this idea may sound apocalyptic, I'd suggest the traditional post of CMO may well be on the way out. Consider British Airways, traditionally a champion of big brand marketing,…

Six Tips on Talking to the Post Generation

How the under-14 crowd views media and content

In my last Adweek column introducing the Post Generation—my nickname for the under-14 cohort, also variously referred to as Gen Z or Centennials or the Homeland Generation (among other appellations)—I…

The Future of Advertising Still Rests on the Art of Connecting Brands and Consumers

More than ever, it's about authentic and compelling stories

A few months back, someone in the pages of Adweek suggested that, given all the changes technology has brought us, we need to redefine advertising. I disagree. Advertising has always been…

Publishers, Agencies Must Shift Their Focus From Big Data to Big Content

Superior storytelling will win as 'tech mania' subsides

Programmatic direct, data aggregators, cross-device tracking, viewability metrics. Take a look at the themes that dominated the advertising media over the past year and you come away with the impression…

To Succeed as Publishers, Brands Must Shed Midcentury Mind-set

Need quality content and new monetization models

It's time to get real. For the last five years, all we've been hearing is that brands are publishers. This means that for the last five years not only have…

Super Bowl Ads Low on Testosterone, High on Cultural Awareness

After a year of scandals, frat-boy humor gets shut down

Can you hear that? That's the sound of the National Football League breathing a huge sigh of relief that advertisers still want to sidle up to the Super Bowl buffet,…

Mobile Will Revive and Redefine Content Marketing

Brand publishing isn't in decline. It's in a golden age

Some think that the brand-as-publisher trend has reached its peak, when in reality it's just getting started. A mere five years ago, Red Bull was an energy drink, not a global…

Why I Left New York for L.A. and Why You Could, Too

For creative and tech pros, it's no longer career suicide

When I was six months pregnant, I was presented with the opportunity to move to Los Angeles and lead Huge's West Coast operations. It was the perfect escape hatch from…

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