Here are the items from the perpetually evolving advertising world that caught our eye this week…
More than 20 major brands are reviewing their media agencies …Leaving billions of ad dollars in flux, a highly unusual scenario. Ad Age calls it “Mediapalooza 2015.” Several theories have been floated, but we find the most interesting influencer theories familiar to agencies our size: Need for transparency; need for nimble, cross-channel trained talent; need for channel agnostic media strategies and planning. Sound familiar? We envision the future unique sales proposition for media agencies more heavily focused on strategy, planning and analytics. And our agency’s growth is focused on that direction. The problem is, our compensation is still built against transaction. That has to change. Speaking of evolutions …According to Forrester Research, online adverting will outspend broadcast TV in just a few years.Ten years ago this was inconceivable. What will the next 10 years mean?
Apples In The Attic
Wait, what? A mystery woman, whose husband had passed away and was cleaning out the garage, left a box of his computer stuff at a Silicon Valley recycling center. The guys there noticed what looked like an original Apple Computer worth $200,000. The best part of this story? The fact that in Silicon Valley even the recycling staff is ridiculously smart. In my town, those guys are lucky to spell “vintage” much less be able to identify a tech treasure.
Facebook, you know you’ve hit the “big time” … when a Supreme Court decision has you at its focus. This week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of moderately psychotic speech – well, it was only kind of a death threat. That said, I’m not sure this was a vote in favor of free speech or a reinforced perception that women are irrational. Read more here.