Thanks To Gen Z, TV Breaks Out of Its Box

Are you “watching TV” when you’re streaming your favorite episodic content? Does it matter what we call the screen or box where content is consumed? According to a new study from Hulu and Tremor Video, a provider of software for video ad effectiveness, 84 percent of adults aged 14-50 equate “watching TV” with devices such […]

Ask And You Shall Receive A Thoughtful Answer

Russian hackers are now meddling in the French election. French newspaper, Libération, is fighting back with a search engine staffed by real-life journalists. Libération with the help of J. Walter Thompson/Paris came up with the anti-hoax service CheckNews.fr, a search engine trading cold algorithms for journalists for three days before the French elections. In related […]

Ad Life in the Fast Lane

U.S. agency revenue rose 4.4% to $48.3 billion in 2016, according to Ad Age Datacenter. All major agency disciplines grew last year, led by healthcare, up 7.6%. Promotion gained 5.4%, boosted by experiential marketing. The data-centric field of CRM/direct marketing rose 4.5%. PR increased 3.2%. Also, U.S. ad agency employment in December reached its highest […]

Lead Prospects To The Funnel of Love

What exactly does “digital transformation” mean and why should we care? It means that people are discovering and interacting with brands in new ways, putting an onus on agencies and clients to evolve. Specifically, the data-driven digital world is challenging marketers to find more effective engagement strategies throughout the marketing funnel. It demands new skill […]

This Week on The BeanCast: How To Improve Digital Customer Experience

One of the reasons I enjoy being a guest on The BeanCast is Bob Knorpp’s expert presentation and handling of important marketing topics. This week’s show is a classic. We begin the hour with a robust exchange about the disconnect between what marketers think customers want from digital experiences and what customers actually want. From […]

Power of the Pivot: Rova’s Joe Olsen Turned His Former Agency Into A SaaS Provider

A decade ago many “digital agencies” were primarily production shops sub-contracting out to the big agencies in big cities. It was a profitable business for several years, but many clients were not fully satisfied. Something was missing. According to Joe Olsen, CEO of Rova, that something was the strategy that would wed digital production to […]

Project Arachnid Is Wiping The Dark Web With A Vengeance

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has released Project Arachnid, a groundbreaking tool that detects and helps remove images of child sexual abuse on the Internet. The centre, which operates in partnership with police forces across Canada, recently posed questions to 128 adults who had been sexually exploited as children and whose abuse had been […]

Tame Your Lion And Pencil Worshipers, Effectiveness Is The New Black

Business results. ROI. Clients love it; ergo, agencies must provide it to remain essential. Enter the Warc 100, an annual ranking of the world’s 100 best campaigns and companies, based on their performance in effectiveness and strategy competitions. The rankings are compiled based on the winners of 87 effectiveness and strategy awards from around the […]