After last year’s Cannes Lions, I opined that there was not enough talk about what we were there to celebrate: great creativity. I’m pleased to report that this year there was much more talk of how to create winning content. But I was shocked – and maybe I shouldn’t have been – to learn that creative award-winning ads have never been less effective.  by Daren Poole - Global Head of Creative / Kantar

Internet advertising will account for 52% of global advertising expenditure in 2021, exceeding the 50% mark for the first time, according to Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts. That’s up from the 47% of global adspend that internet advertising will account for this year, and 44% in 2018.

Agency senior executives are coming to terms with changes in client needs.  “More growth” rather than “more creativity” is what they are hearing.  The agency of the future is starting to sound more like a consulting firm with media and creative capabilities than a traditional service-oriented agency that wins awards.

Univision Communications, Inc. announced the release of crucial Hispanic voter data analysis in conjunction with L2 (Labels and Lists) which demonstrates across the board voter registration and turnout increases in the key primary and general election states of Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Marketing and media have become complex and messy. Chief marketing officers have to contend with fragmentation, an increasing number of different players providing technology platforms and solutions, and a whole new lexicon of marketing technology terms.

What education do we need for the 21st century? What is the purpose of education in the current context of societal transformation? How should learning be organized?

It's said there are two rules that should be accepted working under a boss. The rule no. 1 is the boss is always right. The rule number 2 states that if the boss is wrong, then, refer to the rule number 1.

Many of us talk about change. Especially the people who work at large companies or governmental organizations. “We need to do things differently.” But what do we mean by this? It’s a very broad statement. Mostly it means that we want to work smarter, more efficient and of course: be agile.

This fall, a quarter of all US households will send their children back to class with brand new supplies, clothing, gadgets, and tech in tow, making July through September the second-biggest shopping season of the year. 2019 is no exception: This year’s back-to-school (B2S) spending is expected to reach $27.8 billio

As consumers continue to evolve their shopping behavior, redefine trends, and move their shopping activity online, the retail industry has been challenged to adjust to a landscape that’s constantly shifting. Store closures, bankruptcies, mergers, and consolidations are the new normal in today’s retail environment.

In 2018, 96% of FMCG growth took place outside hyper and supermarkets, e-commerce grew 20%, discounters have been appearing almost everywhere, and new hybrid retail formats are becoming more common place around the globe.

Sixty-three percent of Americans view disinformation—deliberately biased and misleading information—as a “major” problem in society, on par with gun violence (63%) and terrorism (66%), according to the 2019 Institute for Public Relations Disinformation in Society Report.

In 1990, a new company called General Magic spun out from Apple. It took Silicon Valley by storm as rumors spread of its secret, “next big thing” project. Four years later, the company shipped its first product: a handheld, wireless personal computer—what was essentially a smartphone, even down to the emojis, all the way back in 1994. But the mid-’90s tech landscape wasn’t ready for an innovation so far ahead of its time—after all, the average consumer didn’t even have email and certainly was not prepared for 21st-century, anytime-anywhere communication. The product flopped, and General Magic shuttered.

As businesses work to localize their marketing strategies, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine translation (MT) are making it easier to customize content for multinational audiences. As a result, the language services industry—which specializes in translation and localization—is experiencing a huge digital transformation, leaving translators and other language experts increasingly anxious about the future of their profession.

Despite current global economic growth, expansion and opportunity, millennials and Generation Z are expressing uneasiness and pessimism—about their careers, their lives and the world around them, according to Deloitte’s eighth annual Millennial Survey.

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