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Marketers are looking at more data, more often as they try to navigate the unpredictable developments of 2020. Spirits maker Bacardi Ltd. and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz have turned in part to a dashboard of analytics, for example, that was introduced in May by their media agency, Omnicom Group Inc.’s OMD Worldwide. It pulls in 35 data sources across 30 markets

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By Eileen Kiernan, Global CEO, UM The past year has reshaped consumer behavior, disrupting how businesses work and driving marketers to pivot and innovate. E-commerce accelerated by a decade in a matter of months thanks to COVID-19, causing nearly half of small businesses to close and forcing brands to rethink strategies for the future. The nationwide

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Brands including KitchenAid, Verizon, and Procter & Gamble are producing more documentaries than ever. Their popularity is due to streaming’s growing popularity, the rise of purpose-driven marketing, and viewers’ growing dislike of interruptive ads. Filmmakers, directors, and streaming platforms have also become more receptive to working with brands. The trend has accelerated during the pandemic

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Digiday recently reported that Discovery, Inc. had informed ad agency executives they would be launching a direct-to-consumer streaming service in  early 2021. Although there has been no official announcement, it is expected to be called Discovery+. (The Information reported that Discovery filed a trademark for Discovery+ on July 10.) According to the report, Discovery+ will offer subscribers an

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TikTok advertisers are now in a state of limbo, much like the app itself, which was close to a deal to continue operating in the U.S. until the Trump administration issued a new order today that would essentially hobble its future. Advertisers, agencies and marketing partners were sent scrambling to figure out what the latest Trump order

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Managing Marketing is a podcast hosted by TrinityP3 Founder and Global CEO, Darren Woolley. Each podcast is a conversation with a thought-leader, professional or practitioner of marketing and communications on the issues, insights and opportunities in the marketing management category. Ideal for marketers, advertisers, media and commercial communications professionals. Fiona Johnston is the CEO of media agency UM Australia. She

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