3 months, 9 days ago

Apple’s Brand Playbook Unlocked

Do you want to be like Apple? In 2010, Apple ranked as the 17th most valuable brand in the world. Just three years later, it had garnered the top spot and has remained there. Since 2010, Apple’s brand value has increased at a compound annual growth rat…

4 months, 17 days ago

Three things I never expected Marc Pritchard to say…but every marketer needs to hear

P&G CMO Marc Pritchard keynoted today’s ANA Media Conference and exhorted the marketing industry to disrupt and reinvent the craft of marketing: Quote #1: “Disrupt mass marketing” Yes you are reading that right. The company that i…

5 months, 18 days ago

Consultancies Change The Game

Consultancies Arrival Disrupts Agencies Fiat Chrysler’s appointment of Accenture Interactive as the “experience agency of record” for Maserati marks the second example of consultancies winning a global marketing assignment, following Deloitte Digital’s…

6 months, 1 day ago

Agency Layoffs Or Agency Calibration?

Layoffs Are A Reality Of The Agency Business Each January the industry weathers account losses, budget cuts or contract changes that result in  layoffs. Last week four agencies announced post-Holiday staff reductions: Grey Group reduced 2.2% of staff. …

7 months, 4 days ago

US Data Management Platform Market To More Than Double In Five Years

US companies continue to spend more on ad technology (adtech). In our latest Forrester Data Business Technographics® Marketing Survey, 2017, 60% of US respondents expect to increase spending on adtech this year, versus 45% last year. Almost one-quarter…

7 months, 10 days ago

TV Industry: It’s Time For A Round of “Stop, Keep, Change”

I’m obsessed with the future of television. A couple years ago, I pursued it largely as a research exercise. Today, I’m up in arms based on my own experience as a TV consumer. The rumors are true: empowered consumers are real and I am one. And of late,…

7 months, 12 days ago

Digital advertising and marketing under the GDPR: A question of How, not If.

The May 25th deadline announces a period great reckoning for data-driven marketing in Europe. The question marketers ask me most often is “Can we continue to do this…” or in other words, will this type of activity be allowed under the GDPR? But often, …