Introducing 2018’s Digiday Changemakers, honoring those modernizing media and marketing
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One thing that never gets old in media and marketing is the desire to rethink the status quo, challenge conventional wisdom and raise the bar. That impulse is evident in our second Changemakers list, where we spotlight people who are busy creating the future of media and marketing. A few themes dominated this list, including the battle against tech giants’ dominance of online advertising, solving the mystery shrouding where ad dollars are spent and putting a spotlight on bad workplace culture. Meet 50 people we are honoring for their contributions, every day, in making change a reality.
Member Exclusive‘You can’t just cut a little bit’: Why this moment could force agencies to accelerate necessary changes to their business models
To survive, agencies have to change how they do business instead of making cuts here or there to manage for the next quarter.
‘We knew it would impact our business negatively’: How joining the Facebook boycott affected one small advertiser
For small boycotting advertisers like JibJab, staying off the Facebook advertising ecosystem permanently is untenable.
‘Exceeded our marketers readiness’: As e-commerce growth accelerates, Dentsu is adding a new practice to meet the demand
The commerce practice was already in the works but the pandemic and changing consumer behavior due to the pandemic accelerated it.
SponsoredPublishers: Assessing risk and ensuring payments in times of crisis
As the industry navigates the continued impacts of COVID-19, here’s the questions publishers should ask their programmatic partners or ad management providers to protect themselves from clawbacks and lost revenue.
‘Hooked on the Facebook drug’: Media buyers say smaller brands will return to the platform, but bigger brands will continue to boycott
Large consumer brands aren’t happy with Facebook’s response to the boycott so far and will likely wait until fall to reconsider the boycott.
Nobody in elevators, fewer gag lines: How an agency is remaking its ads to fit the coronavirus era
The process has allowed the full-service agency to enlist its post-production arm to help its clients adjust ads rather than press pause on advertising due to the ad content.