Geeks And Quants Shall Inherent The Agency

Everyone wants to be an agency today.

You know, because we’re all creatives up in this joint.

We just need to release the artiste within.

To wit, Ad Age reports that Deloitte recently paid $40 million for Seattle-based mobile shop Übermind.

“It’s no longer an option to have a bad user experience, so having agency-type creative skills is imperative,” says Mike Brinker of Deloitte.

Accenture Interactive CEO Brian Whipple, says CMOs are knocking on his door, in addition to the usual chief information officers.

“The largest brands in the world were getting incomplete solutions from their myriad vendors,” says Whipple. “Clients, in my view, are finding it more credible to reach into marketing from technology” rather than the other way around, because brand websites and online advertising require complex data analysis, customization and global management.

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.