What’s the point in having a different strategy for your digital world than the rest of it? Does your brand offer different products and services online than off? Are your consumers split into those that only go to stores and those locked in their basements on a laptop? It doesn’t make sense – yet we…… Continue reading Why you don’t need a digital strategy, but you need an HR strategy
Whilst watching the Facebook Marketing Conference in New York the other day (you can catch up with all the talks on the LiveStream link here), I was enormously happy to hear Nigel Morris (@NigelDMorris) from Aegis’s comments on how ad agencies need to adapt for social. Watch the video below and listen particularly to Nigel’s…… Continue reading Social is going to be digital all over again for ad agencies
Deep Throat said it to Bob Woodward in 1976, and it’s still true today – if you want to understand, if you want to really get to the truth, you need to follow the money. And this is is just as true in the advertising business as we try and evolve an ageing traditional, TV…… Continue reading Follow The Money – Focussing on Inputs or Outputs
I love that word phygital, I didn’t come up with it, and I’m not even sure it was coined by Momentum either (although they have trademarked it), but they seem to have optimised their site for this term and their positioning as An agency for the Phygital™ world. But phygital doesn’t belong to just one agency.…… Continue reading Barriers to the Phygital Revolution
Sometimes it’s still hard to talk to ‘traditional ad guys’ and get them to understand how the business of communications has changed, how the web has exploded the number of channels through which we can deliver messages and also empowered the consumer to respond, turning a monologue into dialogue and thereby giving them a voice.…… Continue reading Content & Amplification – The New Brand Brief
Depending on who I’m talking to, I find it very hard to describe what I do – a lot of the time I talk about ‘digital strategy’ but I know that if I find it difficult to explain, that probably means that others find it even harder to understand – it’s a logical conclusion. What…… Continue reading My Job is about Change – Agitating & Activating
I wasn’t at SXSW (although I wish I had been), in fact I was following from afar, fervently trying to stay updated with the action via Twitter, and diligently adding the #notatsxsw hastag along with organising a breakfast with some fellow geeks here in Dubai to commiserate (thanks @MissGoogle @DanStuart @PKGulati). But maybe not being…… Continue reading SXSW Roundup
I was flattered to receive the email invite to the upcoming BDW Making Digital Work workshop in Boulder, CO when I looked at some of the stats they were bringing up for attendees, it was great to see both the breadth of companies that have sent participants and also the record for Longest Distance Travelled…… Continue reading Who Comes to Making Digital Work?
I was asked to answer the question ‘Are digital agencies the new dinosaurs?’ in this week’s Campaign ME – check out my answer below and those of my industry colleagues in the attached. Digital is no longer a microsite or a banner ad, digital is everywhere and in everything – look at interactive TV, digital…… Continue reading Are digital agencies the new dinosaurs?
For those that follow both my blog and Twitter feed (@LexBZ), you will know that one of my favourite topics is the evolution of the agency model and how this is developing in different places around the world. Aaron Bateman (@Aaron78) has spent a year travelling, interviewing and journalling many of these new models on…… Continue reading Agency Future – The Results