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La Créativité à l’ère de la machine

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  • July 1, 2016
2016 marque le 63ème anniversaire du Festival International de la Créativité Lions Cannes, le plus grand rassemblement mondial des professionnels de la création, la communication, la publicité et le marketing. Cette année, ils étaient plus de 15 000 à arpenter les couloirs et les auditoriums du palais du festival. Organisé traditionnellement à Cannes, cette version 2016 nous a fait connaître plus de 43000 travaux dans 24 catégories différentes, allant des pubs TV à la presse, en passant par le print, les réseaux sociaux et le marketing ainsi que l’innovation et la santé.
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Lettre de The Observatory International, San Francisco, Etats Unis

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  • July 1, 2016
Dans les années 70, San Francisco était un centre culturel global, connu pour ses hippies et radicaux… Aujourd’hui, la ville étonne en hébergeant plus de 2 000 entreprises des NTIC tout en récoltant les faveurs de Twitter et Instagram. Certains disent que l’âme de la ville a bien changé…
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MarTech: Künstliche Intelligenz für das Marketing von morgen

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  • June 8, 2016
78 % aller Entscheidungsträger im Marketing weltweit vertreten die Ansicht, Marketing und IT müssten in Zukunft viel enger zusammenarbeiten als bisher (Quelle: The Inaugural 2015 State of Content Survey by Accenture Interactive). Nur so wird es möglich sein, zwei Entwicklungen von heute unter einen Hut zu bringen, die sich eigentlich gegenseitig ausschliessen: Komplexität und Beschleunigung.
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Letter from San Francisco: MarTech and the second age of the machine

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  • May 16, 2016
In the 70s, San Francisco was a Global hub of culture, known worldwide for hippies and radicals… Nowadays San Francisco is home to a staggering 2000 tech companies, including the likes of Twitter and Instagram. Some say that is changing the “soul” of the city…
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Marketers are not getting the best bang for their marketing communications bucks – and here`s the secret ingredient

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  • May 3, 2016
Globally, we see a relentless drive for more data, more measurement and greater accountability. And rightly so, as the pressure mounts on CMOs to demonstrate RoI
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The Frustrations of Agency Fee Negotiations

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  • May 3, 2016
What makes negotiating Agency fees so difficult? Well it might sound obvious, but the principle issue here is that when you’re buying Agency services you’re not buying a predictable commodity – you’re buying people’s skills – thinking skills, business skills, and creative skills – and that presents a whole set of complexities to negotiation.
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Pros and cons of zero-based budgeting for marketing dollars

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  • May 3, 2016
In January this year, Unilever CEO Paul Polman announced the company would roll out zero-based budgeting globally – a move it had tested in Thailand last year, which cut down the spending by two percentage points as a share of sales.
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Restore a clear vision and understanding of your marketing ecosystem components

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  • May 3, 2016
Digital has led to agencies proliferation. This is viewed by CMO’s as a critical issue, as marketing organisations do not have a clear vision on their partners. Cost of duplication is also huge. Brands’ also need to invent new ways of dealing both with large communication agencies bringing global strategic strength to the party, as well as bloggers, vloggers, artists operating as free lancers, selected by the marketing teams to bring a high level of creative disruption. In this context, brands’ have a tough life defining a sourcing policy as “Everyone is doing everyone else’s job”. Consulting companies (Deloitte, Accenture…) are competing against agencies who are competing with production companies and software companies…
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Retrouver une Vision Claire et Comprehensible des Composantes de son Ecosysteme Marketing

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  • May 3, 2016
Le digital a fortement contribué à la prolifération des agences chez les annonceurs. Ce phénomène est vu par les directions marketing comme un enjeu critique, n’ayant plus elles-mêmes une vision claire de leur portefeuille d’agences. La duplication des coûts est évidente et importante. Les marques ont également besoin d’imaginer de nouvelles façons d’acheter des prestations intellectuelles, convenant aussi bien pour de grandes agences de communication que pour des bloggers, vloggers, ou artistes choisis par les directions marketing pour obtenir une créativité disruptive.
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Letter from London: multi-culturalism and global comms

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  • May 3, 2016
Around 70% of the agency search and selection tasks we handle from our London office are to appoint pan-regional or global agencies, to deliver communications which will travel across borders. Finding agencies in London capable of delivering on this most basic principle isn’t difficult. At least in theory…
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