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Advertising Week Blog An Eye for Talent

mankindAs the agency talent wars rage, Karmarama Group CEO Ben Bilboul talks us through his agency’s arsenal. By Alex Reeves Agencies are only as good as the people who work for them. Ben Bilboul, Group CEO of Karmarama, is passionate about attracting and harnessing the best talent for advertising. There’s no question for him, “it […]

Advice + Wisdom 3 Steps to Effective Social Media Writing

smwritingThe sharp and spiraling decline of writing ability has been well-documented, blamed all too frequently on the rise of text messaging, emoji, SnapChat, and spellcheck. In a world in which social media platforms prize updates that are pithy and to-the-point, it’s no wonder we’ve come to communicate in visual, hashtagged, and often grammatically-incorrect ways. Still, […]

Advice + Wisdom Implementing the 7 P’s for Better Creative Pitches

7pTake a second and think about the last pitch you made that amazed you, but was a dud with the client. Now ask yourself how many critical strategic elements you addressed while creating that pitch that you didn’t illustrate in the meeting.  Do you think it would have made a difference?  Confidence in your ideas […]

Advertising Week Blog Fries, Football, Facebook and Framestore

futbolThe McDonald’s World Cup campaign that kept their production crew up all night to get crafty. by Alex Reeves Whatever you think of their product, McDonald’s care about their advertising. Having been pronounced Creative Marketer of the Year by Cannes Lions, they were sure to do some interesting things with their status as a World […]

Advice + Wisdom How to Conquer the Mountain, Potato Salad Style

potatLet’s just say it and get it out of the way, potato salad is delicious (opinion) and irrelevant (fact). What it represents, however, is anything but. The question everyone is REALLY asking is: once you’ve filled the bowl, what are you going to do with all that extra? Feed the hungry, buy vintage star wars […]

Advertising Week Blog Big Data Moonshine: A Recipe for Distilling the Meaningful

distStop and think for a minute about all those juicy ads you’ve seen this week.  Now ask yourself, what metrics are they using to track those, and more importantly why?  Key performance indicators and analytics, properly done, are about measuring how close you are to hitting your stated objective, building good ones means understanding what […]


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Winner of 35 Pulitzer Prize Awards and considered the gold-standard of journalism, The Wall Street Journal is the industry leader delivering the most crucial news of the day, insightful opinion and fair-minded analysis. With expanded color capabilities, new adjacencies and section cover positioning, advertisers have more ways to connect with a powerful, influential and affluent target audience.
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Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.
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