Posts Tagged ‘marketing’

A Rumored Union Between Oracle and Accenture Leaves Analysts Skeptical and Marketers Curious

April 2, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Could the cloud begin to cast a shadow on consultancies sooner than forecasters expected? After a year of global consultancies acquiring creative agencies and digital shops to get a better grasp on the marketing industry, a report in the British IT press raises an unexpected question of whether the firewall between CRMs and consultancies will...

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Six Companies Revolutionizing Digital Storytelling

Six Companies Revolutionizing Digital Storytelling

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March 19, 2017  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Storytelling for brands is changing and evolving rapidly across platforms. These companies are changing the way stories are born and spread across the digital ecosystem.  Chatbots, AI, VR,  and video all provide new types of digital experiences for brands and publishers to leverage when it comes to driving engagement among users and viewers.  WEVR WEVR is a virtual reality community and VR platform for creatives that is both developing and funding VR content while working on creating the Youtube of VR content. With a focus on production, distribution and community, WEVR is poised to become the leader in the VR race. Imperson Imperson develops

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How Embracing Cloud-Based Technology Is Paying Off for Advertisers

March 13, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The hottest thing in the brand ecosystem, the marketing cloud, could stand to find a new name for itself. Advertisers across the spectrum are not only finding clarity in the cloud, they're basking in the sunny warmth of greater returns on investment, working with the likes of Marketo, Adobe, Oracle and Salesforce. And the forecast...

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ABC Won’t Rest Until Everyone Knows Scandal (and TGIT) Is Finally Back Tonight

January 26, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

After an excruciating eight-month hiatus for ABC, the network tonight finally gets to welcome back its TGIT lineup of Shonda Rhimes-produced Thursday-night dramas: Grey's Anatomy, Scandal (which was delayed until midseason due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy) and How to Get Away With Murder. And ABC's marketing department is making sure its viewers, who abandoned the network on Thursdays at 9 p.m. during the fall, return. ABC's fall replacement for Scandal, freshman drama Notorious, flopped immediately, averaging just a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is less than half of the 2.1 that Scandal brought in last season. It also drained the network's usually robust Thursday-night ad revenue.

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Anomaly Los Angeles Wins Diet Coke Creative Review

January 24, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The Coca-Cola company has chosen Anomaly as its newest creative partner on the Diet Coke brand after a review. "Coca-Cola North America Marketing maintains a strong roster of agencies that help craft meaningful communication for our brands," a company spokesperson wrote. "Diet Coke has selected Anomaly L.A. for its latest brand creative assignment. We look forward to collaborating with the team to develop new work for Diet Coke." News of the review broke last October . Droga5 had formerly been agency of record on the brand for several years but parted ways with the client "several months" before Coca-Cola announced that it would be looking for a new creative partner. According to sources close to the matter, Anomaly and Ogilvy & Mather—which has long worked on international campaigns for Diet Coke—were among those competing for the business. The New York-based, MDC Partners-owned agency first announced plans to open a new Los Angeles office last summer after winning lead creative duties on Apple's Beats by Dre brand in May. The size and nature of the Diet Coke assignment are unclear at this time, and Coca-Cola representatives have not responded to requests for more information regarding the nature or timing of campaigns from Anomaly. According to the latest numbers from Kantar Media, the parent company spent approximately $45 million on paid media promoting Diet Coke in the U.S. in 2015 and $35 million during the first nine months of last year. At the very least, the company aims to boost consistently declining sales rates; last year, U.S. soda consumption fell to a 30-year low .

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It’s Time Marketers Rethink Their Commitment to Content

January 19, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Eighty-six percent of B-to-C marketers in a recent study say they will be including content marketing in their budgets this year. That makes plenty of sense because it's no secret that as consumer attention scatters across channels, devices, times and places, simply hammering people over the head with paid advertising is becoming harder to do. Adam Kleinberg The word "content" means something is more than an ad. Content implies value—perhaps utility, education, empowerment or entertainment. Regardless, content is powerful for brands because a value exchange is at play. The more value brands put in, the more value they get out—in currencies of attention, intention, loyalty, and ultimately, sales. Of course, content has very little value if it sucks. In fact, if your content marketing is lousy, it can actually hurt your brand. Doing content marketing well requires commitment on many levels. The same Content Marketing Institute (CMI) study mentioned above shows that 90 percent of the organizations deemed "most successful" were characterized as "extremely committed" to content marketing. That's compared to 37 percent of such commitment from organizations classified as "least successful." "We're committed," you might be saying, "We've allocated budget and a team to getting this done." Good on you. However, there are a number of dimensions of commitment that need to be attained to maintain a content marketing operation that delivers high value for your customers and your brand. Commitment to Insight It is trite to say, "quality matters," but what kind of content actually is good content? Too often the output of content marketing programs is a fire hose of crap across every imaginable channel that people don't actually want.

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David Angelo In His Own Words in Digiday

David Angelo In His Own Words in Digiday

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January 19, 2017  |  Blog  |  No Comments

An American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement Inductee, David has consistently challenged convention by developing highly innovative and effective advertising solutions for a diverse list of marketers. This list includes Coca-Cola, Lexus, Michelin, Reebok, NFL, Bacardi, Little Caesars, and the New York State Lottery. He is one of the newest featured speakers at our upcoming Engage: LA Digital Storytelling Conference. Digiday featured him discussing his career trajectory in his own words. “David Angelo started his career as a junior art director in 1989 at DDB New York, followed by stints at Chiat/Day and Cliff Freeman & Partners before starting his own

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Adweek Unveils 3 Departments Featuring Insights, Data and Future-Forward Businesses

January 3, 2017  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

In this age of inexorable disruption the embrace of rapid change has moved well beyond table stakes to become the basis for any chance of survival. Adweek feels this pressure in our digital products on an almost daily basis. But we also have the privilege of producing a weekly magazine and that too must change in order to remain as competitive, relevant and profitable as possible. It's a car we have to fine-tune even as it speeds ever faster through the twisting roads of the brand-marketing ecosystem. So with that in mind, in this issue, our first of 2017, Adweek editor Lisa Granatstein is introducing three new departments—Whiteboard, Dashboard and Talent Pool—that truly reflect topics of crucial importance for our audience: role modeling success, data, insights, and talent acquisition and deployment.

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Impact Marketing in Today’s Political Climate

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January 2, 2017  |  Blog  |  No Comments

In today’s global climate, smart marketing strategies are ones that can help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. With this challenge, we all know that behavioral change and scale are key. Here’s what a few of our Do Good Better 2017 speakers and impact marketing innovators have done to not only expand bottom lines and further their business’s profile but to increase customer loyalty, build goodwill all while actually changing the world and solving some tough problems. Jay Curley, Senior Marketing Manager for Ben & Jerry’s: Jay Curley is the Senior Global Marketing Manager for Ben & Jerry’s. Jay leads the development

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For Trojan, Inventive Packaging Made the Sale When Advertising Wasn’t Allowed

December 27, 2016  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The year 2016 saw a lot of talk about the state of American manufacturing—about jobs making stuff for great American brands. And while most of the discussion centered on products like General Electric light bulbs and Carrier air conditioners, it’s worth pointing out one brand that’s received very little press—even though all of its manufacturing takes place in the U.S. (in Colonial Heights, Va.); even though untold numbers of the 500 million products it turns out yearly are used every day of the week. Well, maybe more like every night of the week. The product? Trojan condoms. Condoms are big business in the land of the free

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