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The EU Strikes Again As A Global Leader In Mindful Media: Updated “Code Of Practice On Disinformation”

Kelsey Chickering 28 Juin 2022
The EU announced an updated Code of Practice on Disinformation, aimed at combating the online spread of disinformation via regulatory measures, including “demonetizing the dissemination of disinformation.” Forrester’s research shows that the monetization of disinformation is a vicious cycle in which the ad supply chain infrastructure supports and funds — often inadvertently — the spread […]
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The Entire Ad Supply Chain Is At Fault For Disinformation

Kelsey Chickering May 11, 2022
Brands fund misinformation and disinformation with their ad dollars, whether they know it or not. Top brands have served immeasurable impressions on sites containing misleading content, from Russian propaganda fueling the war in Ukraine to COVID-19 conspiracy theories. This vicious cycle, driven by bad incentives, lack of coordination, and marketer ignorance, fuels geopolitical unrest and […]
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You’re Probably Greenwashing, But You Don’t Know It

Thomas Husson April 20, 2022
Alongside the COP26 Conference, many businesses communicated their green pledge and how much they are acting to protect the environment. Expect more of this to happen this week, with Earth Day falling on Friday, April 22 — and get ready to see many brands accused of greenwashing. Greenwashing — when a business is perceived to […]
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These Six Competencies Raise The Bar For B2B Paid Media Advertising

John Arnold April 11, 2022
B2B organizations should evaluate their paid media advertising maturity across six competencies: advertising strategy, talent and technology, audience savvy, brand/demand interlock, measurement and testing, and creative excellence.
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Have We Run Out Of Super Bowl Ideas?

Jay Pattisall February 16, 2022
There was an abundance of A-list talent in last Sunday night's ads, but an absence of A-list ideas. It's time to think about how to differentiate.
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The Super Bowl Makes A Comeback In 2022

Jay Pattisall February 10, 2022
Last Years’ Super Bowl Fizzled The Super Bowl is due for a comeback, as the luster of “the big game” has waned over time. Last year’s viewership, originally reported at 92,000,000, was the smallest Super Bowl audience since 2007 — an audience that has dropped steadily since 2015, when a record 114,000,000 Americans tuned in. […]
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Google Is Still In The Driver’s Seat With Topics, Its More Transparent FLoC Replacement

Joanna O'Connell January 25, 2022
Will Google Topics be a curveball in advertisers' data depreciation plans? Read to discover what the FLoC replacements means.

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Five Forrester Wave™ Evaluations Set The Stage For A Marketing Services Reset

Keith Johnston January 24, 2022
Leonardo da Vinci said, “To develop a complete mind, study the science of art. Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” This couldn’t be more profound in an era of marketing, advertising, and digital experience, where the distinction between a brand’s promise, how it’s communicated, and […]
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Why Holding Companies Matter More Than Agencies

Jay Pattisall January 11, 2022
CMOs’ Agency Buying Behavior Signals More Centralized Global Marketing Solutions To Come In 2021, seven major agency reviews worth over $7 billion went to integrated, centralized global marketing teams. Cigna Health, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Mercedes, Philips, Planet Fitness, and Walmart each ran agency reviews in 2021 resulting in hiring a global marketing company to manage creative, […]
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Media Agency Reviews Are Coming In 2022

Jay Pattisall January 11, 2022
Forty-one percent of CMOs will conduct a media agency review in 2022, because reaching and influencing customers and prospects is fundamental to success, yet engaging consumers has never been more complex. From increasingly strict data privacy in government and big tech to tectonic shifts in consumers’ digital behaviors to the innovation programs to meet consumers […]
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Targeting Truth In The Misinformation Age

Kelsey Chickering December 22, 2021
B2C brands are fueling the misinformation industry, albeit unintentionally. Here's how marketers can take action to stop contributing to the problem.
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Predictions 2022: Agencies Face Enigmatic Twists On Talent And Creativity

Jay Pattisall October 28, 2021
In 2022, advertising agencies will face an acute talent shortage of no less than 50,000 employees, just when human ingenuity matters most. Discover how the best agencies will adapt.

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Predictions 2022: Advertisers Lean Into Retail Media Momentum, New Modes, And, Yes, The Metaverse

Emily Collins October 28, 2021
Looking ahead to 2022, advertisers and publishers will look for ways to extend those innovations to match consumers’ willingness to experiment with new experiences and products (now at an all-time high). Learn more.
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Predictions 2022: CMOs Emerge As Emboldened Business Leaders

Mike Proulx October 26, 2021

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Solving The “Do More With Less” Marketing Paradox: Human Plus Technology Equivalents

Jay Pattisall October 4, 2021
The “Do More With Less” Paradox Is No Longer Sustainable Approximately half of C-suite professionals prioritize growing revenue. Meanwhile, CMOs have long been expected to acquire more customers with less marketing. Yet, four in 10 executives prioritize reducing costs. So, how will the C-suite grow revenue? New customer acquisition tops the list. Then, if you […]
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Focus On The Customer And Spare The Stagwell-MDC Partners Merger Drama

Jay Pattisall June 25, 2021
Last week, shareholders of MDC Partners successfully delayed a special meeting of the board of directors and shareholders to vote on a proposed merger with the Stagwell Group’s Stagwell Media. At the heart of this matter are demands for more shareholder compensation and concerns over control of the new company by Stagwell Group Founding Partner […]
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Digital Audio Proves Resilient During The Pandemic

Collin Colburn May 10, 2021
Q1 earnings indicate that digital audio is still growing. Discover what's fueling the growth and the three content challenges poised to shake up the market.

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The Collision Of Precision And Persuasion: Rethink The Customer Lifecycle

Jay Pattisall March 16, 2021
The separation of media and creative execution 40 years ago sent the advertising industry spiraling. Advertising’s perception has devolved from entertaining to annoying, investment to commodity, channels organized to communication everywhere, and audiences obtainable to users elusive. Savvy marketers are actively seeking solutions to join the lower and upper funnels of marketing as a means […]
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Intelligent Creativity Overhauls The Creative Process

Jay Pattisall March 2, 2021
When technology and human ingenuity combine the result is Intelligent Creativity, a process that will redefine the how, who, and what of today's marketing.
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For Super Bowl LV Advertisers, It Pays To Be Brave

Jay Pattisall February 4, 2021
Sitting out this year’s Super Bowl may be the safe call for advertisers. Those brave enough to bring America levity in its moment of darkness, however, will reap the rewards.
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