Ogilvy Announces Another Restructuring in the Latest Phase of Its ‘Next Chapter’

WPP’s Ogilvy has gone through yet another round of executive and organizational changes as part of its two-plus-year restructuring. In an internal memo sent to all staff last night with the subject line “Next Phase Next Chapter,” global CEO John Seifert confirmed a series of promotions and departures as he seemingly finalized the makeup of…

Tips to Help Advertisers Survive and Thrive in the Gig Economy

We’ve all heard it: The rise of the gig economy is putting an end to the traditional job market. While there’s no universally accepted definition of what a gig worker is, it generally represents someone who earns a living through short-term contracts or freelancing. In other words, gig workers are making their side-hustle their full-time…

Why a Refocused Emphasis Needs to Be Put on AI and Not on Social

When the first trans-Atlantic cables were laid to connect the U.S. and Europe with the telegraph, it was believed the world would finally begin to understand each other. Similar claims were made with the introduction of radio, the internet and now social media. Facebook long wanted to “make the world more open and connected,” but…

Coors Light Toasts Farmers in Response to Bud Light’s Super Bowl Campaign

Bud Light’s Super Bowl campaign taking a swipe at competitors Miller Lite and Coors Light for using corn syrup sparked a conversation around brewing ingredients. American corn farmers were not pleased with the approach. Miller Lite subsequently shot back with a full-page ad in the The New York Times. Today, Coors Light is hosting a…

3 Key Advertising Takeaways From the IBM Think Conference

The 2019 IBM Think Conference in San Francisco offered several glimpses at how the venerable technology company and its partners envision the future of advertising. With blockchain, artificial intelligence and more, IBM expects a more efficient market as it becomes easier to track the flow of ad dollars from brands to consumers and as consumers…

NBA Game Recaps Are Being Added to Facebook Watch

Facebook Watch is driving hard to the hoop, as its partnership with NBA Digital will now bring game recaps from the National Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball Association, NBA G League and NBA 2K League to the social network’s video destination. The league will also host a weekly Watch Party on Facebook Watch, enabling fans…

Why Do Advertisers Keep Spending More and More With the Walled Gardens?

The latest IAB ad spend figures came out earlier this week, painting a pretty rosy picture. Top-line numbers appear to show times are good: U.S. digital advertising revenues rose 22 percent year over year to $26.2 billion in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest numbers from the trade body, compiled by PwC,…

Nokia Is Debuting a New Web Series About the Future of Tech

Nokia is hoping its new web series about emerging technology will help raise questions about the future while also helping the company gain a heightened position as a thought leader on everything from 5G to virtual reality. Starting this week, Canadian business journalist Michael Hainsworth is hosting Futurithmic, a branded series that asks questions about…