Analysis

Massive tech conference Web Summit, offers a glimpse of marketing’s future

By Elizabeth Cherian, Wunderman Thompson Known as the SXSW of Europe, Web Summit is annually hosted in Lisbon, Portugal, and the largest tech conference in the world. This year’s event pavilions were heaving with more than 70,000 global attendees, all ...

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Atomic’s Jon Goulding: to solve the creative crisis in advertising we need a sledgehammer, not a lemon

One of the big take-home lessons of Eff (Effectiveness) Week 2019 was that there seems to be a growing and glaring creative crisis in advertising. The UK’s Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), which ran the event, made clear its ...

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MSQ Partners CEO Peter Reid: are you really getting a client-centric offer?

The marketing industry is facing an identity crisis. We have old agencies trying to stay relevant. New agencies trying to prove that their approach is no flash-in-the-pan. Big, ugly networks trying to unpick the knots that they’ve got themselves tangled ...

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Japan weighs the benefits of successful Rugby World Cup

By Colin Wheeler So for England it wasn’t to be. Congratulations South Africa, and this will mean so much more than just winning a World Cup for the Rainbow nation as it continues to unite its diversity. But what a ...

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Best ads of 2019: LinkedIn, HP, Canal+ feature in October

London agency BMB’s debut for LinkedIn: straight to the point with ‘real stories’ that, for once, seem convincing. Goodby Silverstein for HP. Does anyone like social media these days? Saatchi & Saatchi for BT. Divides opinion somewhat but pretty good ...

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Trust is now key for brands says Interbrand as it reveals world’s best

Interbrand has revealed its Best Global Brands for the 20th year with (somewhat depressingly) Apple ($234bn, below), Google and Amazon occupying their customary top three places. Others in the top ten are Microsoft at 4, Coca-Cola 5, Samsung 6, Toyota ...

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