Ad Tech

TV is key to successful big campaigns says WARC

Someone told me the other day that the UK’s TV market was getting crowded this year, with Unilever in particular piling in. So TV’s not dead and buried then. Which WARC, which these days purports to measure effectiveness as well ...

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Tom Denford from ID Comms and Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research: holding company finances are a black box

On this week’s #MediaSnack Tom Denford chats to Brian Wieser, the marketing business’s favourite analyst. Tom and Brian talk about the challenges of making sense of holding company finances, the importance of new business and what it will take for ...

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WPP goes backwards in third quarter of 2017

WPP remained stuck in the mire in 2017 Q3 with reported revenue up just 1.1 per cent at £3.649bn, O.8 per cent in dollars and down 4.2 per cent in euros. In constant currencies revenue fell 0.4 per cent with ...

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Crowd-funding is Pemsell’s key to the rescue of the Guardian

Has the Guardian finally found a viable future as a crowd-funded news organisation? Readers of Guardian online will have noticed bits in yellow at the bottom of each story saying “while you’re here,” inviting you to send money to support ...

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Now McDonald’s reviews $1.8bn global media out of OMD

McDonald’s has joined the seemingly endless list of big advertisers reviewing their media spend although it seems reasonable enough as it’s its first such media review since 2003. McDonald’s uses Omnicom’s OMD globally but now it says it wants to ...

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Now £400m Sky, Campbell’s and Marriott review media accounts out of WPP

Another day brings another media review – as well as another media agency boss departing – and now Sky, Britain’s biggest advertiser, Campbell’s and Marriott Hotels are all reported to be reviewing their media business. Out of WPP, which won’t ...

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Hogarth Worldwide: from localisation and adaptation to creative excellence

An interview with Richard Glasson, CEO of Hogarth Worldwide. 1/So-called production agencies started as entities that provided the heavy lifting for creative agencies on clients such as retailers. How has this changed? Digital and content have changed everything. When we ...

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