Next in Marketing

Next in Marketing

Everything we know about the media, marketing and advertising business is being completely upended thanks to technology and data. We're talking with some of the top industry leaders as they steer their companies through constant change.

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September 1, 2021 45 min

Mondelēz International’s Global Vice President, Consumer Experience, Jonathan Halvorson discussed how the company behind brands like Ritz, Oreos, and Cadbury has blown up many of its core strategies by producing thousands of pieces of creative for each campaign, moving the bulk of its spending to digital channels, and investing in software that makes ad buying smarter.

 

Guest: Jonathan Halvorson

Host: Mike Shields

Producer: Kenya Haye...

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The Trade Desk’s Chief Operating Officer, Michelle Hulst discusses the ‘real anxiety’ marketers felt upon learning of the upcoming deprecation of third-party cookies, and why she was initially frustrated when Google delayed the timeline. At the same time, Hulst believes this period of adjustment is exactly what digital marketers needed to rethink how they connect with consumers, and the need to reaffirm the 'quid pro quo' b...

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Aimee Johnson, CMO of Zillow Group, and Anda Gansca, CEO and Founder of Knotch, discuss how marketers are trying to balance their urgent need to acquire first-party data versus actually servicing customers. Aimee and Anda also dive into how brands that may have overinvested in content, must now find ways to prove its value alongside the rest of their marketing spend. The two executives also predict that some brands may see Google&#...

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Ryan Stern and Alexa Tonner, co-founders of the influencer marketing agency Collectively, share why they think influencer marketing still carries a stigma in some circles, resulting in healthy creative tension between marketers and creators. They believe marketers need to get past treating influencer marketing as just another ad channel.  Alexa and Ryan also discuss how brands are looking at influencer marketing through a paid medi...

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Kabir Ahuja, Partner and leader of the European Marketing Practice at McKinsey & Company, says many marketers are still worried about the strength of their relationships with consumers. Based on McKinsey's research, 75% of consumers took on a new behavior or brand last year and according to Ahuja, as a result, CMOs are pushing harder than ever to prove the value of marketing to their organizations, from driving sales to dec...

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Scott Brinker, Vice President of Platform Ecosystem at HubSpot and Chiefmartech.com blog Editor, believes that the eventual elimination of targeting mechanisms such as cookies and mobile IDs is forcing CMOs to focus on improving other aspects of their marketing efforts - which he says have been neglected as brands fixated on ad targeting. Brinker also discusses why he's seeing more startups and money pour into marketing technol...

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Krishan Bhatia, President & Chief Business Officer at NBCUniversal explains how his company expects half of its video consumption to occur on digital platforms in only a few years. And while brands are ready to adjust to that reality in terms of how they buy and measure TV ads - too many agencies are clinging to the old ways of doing things. Krishan also covers the latest on Peacock and what role it played during the most recen...

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JP Evangelista, Senior Vice President Content, Programming & Marketing at Vevo discusses how the music video platform saw a huge jump in connected TV viewing during the pandemic, leading to longer viewing sessions and more advertising demand. Evangelista believes there’s been a fundamental shift and Vevo is now positioned squarely against prime time TV. He expects half of Vevo's US revenue to soon come from CTV, thanks in l...

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After more than a decade in prominent marketing roles at Viacom, Ross Martin has spent the last year launching Known. His latest venture aspires to disrupt the traditional ad agency sector by taking advantage of what he sees as growing mistrust between brands and their partners. Ross discusses why some marketers are expected to struggle to adjust to a post-Covid, post-cookie reality, unless they significantly up their investment in...

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Jessica Peltz-Zatulove, Founding Partner of the venture capital firm Hannah Grey, says that marketers have no choice but to dive deeper into the creator universe, even if they find it 'terrifying." According to Jessica, if marketers don't take the leap, they may find themselves in direct competition with influencers. Jessica also highlights what she looks for as a potential investor in ad tech, and how she's working...

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Lee Brown, Vice President of Global Advertising at Spotify discusses why brands that have leaned into programmatic advertising have been hesitant to move more dollars into podcasting -  until recently. Brown says that thanks to recent acquisitions and product launches - such as the Spotify Audience Network and a dynamic ad serving tool - the plan is to make audio ads more scalable and data-driven - just like the rest of digital.

 

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Jerry Dischler, Vice President and General Manager, Ads at Google, shares why the company thinks the digital ad industry can't afford to be timid in rethinking its relationship with consumers. Dischler also discusses why Google doesn't believe any of the proposed cookie alternatives, such as the Trade Desk's UID, are fundamentally different enough or will work long term. In the case of FLoC, Jerry predicts that while th...

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Roku's Vice President of Ads Marketing, Dan Robbins discusses why he believes the decline in linear TV ratings coupled with increased prices for TV ads gives Roku a wide opening. For top traditional brands, "that equation is no longer going to work” according to Robbins. He also dives into Roku's evolution from a device manufacturer to the leading ad platform in connected TV and why he sees a huge opportunity for dynami...

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Media Executive, John Kosner, who spent two decades at ESPN, discusses sports media’s challenge of catering to younger viewers, who have grown up with mobile devices and video games. Kosner sees Amazon's exclusive deal to stream Thursday Night NFL games as an opportunity to completely reinvent how leagues engage fans- think Twitch- and is betting on other tech giants to follow.

 

Guest: John Kosner

Host: Mike Shields

Producer: Keny...

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The restaurant industry was already adopting digital tools before COVID. Mobile ordering, third-party delivery services, and digital loyalty programs were becoming brand differentiators, according to Alicia Kelso, Senior Contributor for Forbes.com where she covers the restaurant industry. But the pandemic accelerated the digitization of the restaurant industry, forcing proprietors to choose between battling for space on delivery ag...

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Erin Matts, Global Chief Experience Officer at OPMG (Omnicom Precision Marketing Group), dives into the ongoing industry battles regarding how digital ad targeting will operate thanks to Google and Apple’s recent update to privacy guidelines. Matts believes that media buying agencies shouldn’t be counted out, especially based on their proximity to clients’ businesses and their deep investments in data science.

 

Guest: Erin Matts

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The Chief Growth Officer at Triller believes that the future of marketing rests in brands communicating directly with consumers via mobile phones. Meanwhile Bonin talked about why Triller is investing so much in original series as he looks to build what he sees as the ultimate culture-defining video app.

 

Guest: Bonin Bough

Host: Mike Shields

Producer: Kenya Hayes

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Gabby Cohen is Head of Brand Marketing at Harry's, the razor and expanding personal care brand that also includes Flamingo, Cat Person and Headquarters product lines. Cohen discusses how CMOs are likely to be looking to tap into pent-up consumer demand this summer as vaccines are distributed more widely - and that marketers have the perfect opportunity to play a role in bringing back branded experiences. Cohen also thinks that ...

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Bob Lord, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Ecosystems and Blockchain at IBM, discusses how the advertising industry must come to grips with the fact that digital ad targeting as we've known it is vanishing - and why he's actually okay with testing Google's Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) alternative. In the meantime, Lord believes it's imperative for publishers to work together and embrace AI.

Guest: Bob Lord

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YouTube Ads’ Nicky Rettke, Director of Product Management, discusses how YouTube is working with retailers to develop ads that feature highly personalized lists of products for sale - even as its parent company is leaning away from supporting highly targeted ad messaging across the web. Rettke also shares that the video platform has received a large influx of eCommerce spending during the pandemic.

Guest: Nicky Rettke

Host: Mike Shie...

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