LOS ANGELES, November 14, 2016—As 2016 draws to a close, Mindshare’s West Coast region caps off a second consecutive year of accelerated growth. In the last two years alone, the staff in the Los Angeles office has grown 33 percent, including a fourfold expansion of the analytics team.
Mindshare Point of View: What would you do if you were sitting on $85.4B and looking to strengthen your position in the world of premium content and cross-screen viewing? Well, if you’re AT&T, you put out a bid on Friday and close a deal on Saturday to acquire Time Warner in what is being called the landmark acquisition of 2016.
Mindshare Point of View: In a sign of the continued focus on SMS messaging, Google has released Click-To-Message ad extensions that allow advertisers using AdWords to connect with consumers via SMS text. Consumers are now able to click from Mobile search results to SMS (text) with an advertiser.
Adweek, the leading source of news for marketing, media, and advertising professionals, has named Cheryl Idell, West Coast Lead at Mindshare, as one of its L.A. Media Stars—an inaugural list that celebrates the best and brightest minds across media agencies in southern California.
Mindshare Point of View: Snap Inc has expanded its advertising offering by unveiling a new API. It now allows advertisers to experiment with ads using different creative concepts simultaneously, in order to optimize for the best performing creative.
Mindshare Point of View: Ad Week, took place in New York last week. The key themes covered included politics and marketing, gender and equality, the future of mobile messaging, and native advertising in relation to data and targeting. Ad Week also takes place in London and Tokyo, and will now also be hosted by Mexico City and Havana
DMEXCO – a local German advertising technology expo or another international ‘must attend’ event for the diary? That debate will continue but both the usual global media suspects and local German players showed up for this year’s biggest European advertising technology show.
Mindshare North America Appoints Diana Gordon as Director of Shop+ Mindshare NA Expands Dedicated Retail Unit in Chicago
NEW YORK—September 8, 2016—Mindshare North America, the global media agency network that’s part of WPP, announced today the appointment of Diana Gordon as Senior Partner, Director of Shop+, the agency’s dedicated retail and e-commerce unit.
Mindshare India has announced the appointment of Mahendra Upadhyay as Head of Data & Technology. In his new role, Upadhyay will be responsible for data and technology duties within the Product team at Mindshare.
Facebook recently launched a new app called Lifestage. Created by Michael Saymen a 19 year old Product Manager, Lifestage is a social network aimed at video loving teens, ultimately reinventing what Facebook would look like if it was built around the currency of today’s digital world of snackable video.
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