Monthly Archives: June 2009

Video Interview with MaryLee Sachs from Hill & Knowlton at Cannes Lions 2009

 

When in Cannes for the International Advertising Festival I was lucky enough to get a few minutes with MaryLee Sachs who is Director of Worldwide Marketing Communications Practice at Hill & Knowlton and Chairman of Hill & Knowlton USA.

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ESPN will give Sky a proper run for its money

So, just as media regulator Ofcom delivers a damning verdict on Sky’s hegemony in the premium pay-TV market, another plucky competitor slinks off into the distance with its tail between its legs.

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Steve Ballmer Seminar Videos – Cannes Lions 2009

Highlights 1 - Steve Ballmer Seminar Cannes Lions 2009

Highlights 1 – Steve Ballmer Seminar Cannes Lions 2009

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Highlights 3 – Steve Ballmer Seminar – Cannes 2009


Highlights 4 – Steve Ballmer Seminar Cannes Lions 2009

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Agencies’ race to the bottom will only end in tears

Have media agencies embarked on a destructive one-way journey to oblivion? Omnicom Media Group’s EMEA chief executive Colin Gottlieb lays it on the line in this week’s feature when he says the days of the traditional media buying commission system are numbered and remuneration models need to evolve rapidly if agencies are to survive.

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Video Interview with Biz Stone of Twitter Fame at Cannes Lions 2009

Been Bizzy at Cannes today so check the interview out…..

Is Digital Britain heading for the long grass?

Now the dust has started to settle on Digital Britain it seems timely to try and take some sort of perspective on the process and its likely outputs.

 

As the introduction to the final chapter of the hefty report rather pretentiously notes: “A goal without a plan is just a wish” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery), and that statement is even more pertinent when you reflect that the architect and sponsor of the report – Lord Carter – is already preparing to head off to pastures new at the end of July.

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Twitter @ Cannes Lions 2009

Just a couple of days now till Cannes and I’ve been hunting down Tweeters for you to follow!

http://Twitter.com/Cannes_Lions {Obviously}

 

http://twitter.com/dabitch & http://twitter.com/adland from adLand

 

http://twitter.com/mnieuwpoort

 

http://twitter.com/TheDuffyAgency

 

Folks from Hill & Knowlton

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Digital is like Dr Who

IAB chairman, Richard Eyre, made an impassioned and
thought-provoking speech at Google’s Marketing Summit this week. He argued that
the media industry was still trying to make sense of the digital world by
wheeling out old-world narratives

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First impressions of Digital Britain

I will come back to the subject once I have had a chance to digest the full contents of the report in more depth, but here are a few first impressions of Lord Carter’s Digital Britain report.

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Carter brought urgency to public policy process

It was telling at Media Week’s recent Media 360 summit that the Government’s Digital Britain process wasn’t exactly top of the agenda in the debates that took place.

Indeed, Global Radio chief executive Stephen Miron was the only person to even mention communications minister Stephen Carter’s high-profile report and attendant initiatives over the two days of the conference.

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