Benjamin Spiegel

Benjamin Spiegel

Managing Partner, VP Innovation

Catalyst/GroupM

Benjamin Spiegel is the managing partner, vice president of innovation at Catalyst, a GroupM agency. He is a digital advertising veteran with more than 14 years of experience in media, data, and technology. For the past three years, he led the search practice across the GroupM Network; today, Ben leads the innovation practice at Catalyst providing thought leadership and innovations for its Fortune 500 client brands.

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RECENT ARTICLES BY BENJAMIN SPIEGEL

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The Evolution of the CPG Influencer Model: It’s Not the Parents

Jan 26, 2015 - In today's YouTube culture, the younger generation is influenced by its own set of "experts," including online celebrities and social media stars, and... Comments

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The Future of Agency SEO

Dec 1, 2014 - As SEO continues to mature, new types of engagements and agencies will begin to evolve. Here is a look at four ways the future of SEO could develop. Comments

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Big Data 2.0 – YouTube Meets Text Analytics – Part 1

Nov 11, 2014 - An actionable example, focusing on YouTube comments, of how to go about using the data behind text to better understand consumer trends and behavior. Comments

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The Future of Big Data – Big Data 2.0

Oct 23, 2014 - The future of big data isn't about numeric data points but instead about asking the deeper questions and finding out why consumers make the decisions... Comments

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Innovation — Lies, Promises, and PowerPoints

Sep 8, 2014 - Agencies are always promising their clients innovation - but what does that really mean? And how can they truly achieve innovative results? Comments

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Data vs. Insights – They’re Not the Same, Not Even Close

Aug 12, 2014 - In order for marketers to get their message across, they need more than data - they need to give clients new insights about their consumers, their business... Comments

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Stop Doing Social Just to Be Social

Jul 15, 2014 - In order for brands to succeed with their social marketing, they need to consider who to talk to, where to talk to them, what to say, and when to say... Comments

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Spritzing, Wearables, and the Future of Content Consumption

Jun 16, 2014 - There are a lot of areas in the field of mobile and wearable devices that still have room for innovation, but companies are starting to pave the road... Comments

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Data-Driven Influencer Outreach: Creating Strategic 1-to-1 Connections

May 19, 2014 - A detailed look at how to mine and then leverage deep and raw social data about potential influencers. Comments

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Beyond the Like – Using Post-Action Analytics to Create a Better ROI Formula

Apr 21, 2014 - Measuring social shares and mentions after the purchase can help marketers develop better bidding models by better understanding the true value of a... Comments

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7 Days Through Google Glass: The Experience

Mar 24, 2014 - For seven days I "forced" myself to only use Google Glass in place of my phone, tablet, or computer for any task that the wearable technology could... Comments

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Writing for Search: Where Meta Tags Meet David Ogilvy

Feb 24, 2014 - Is it possible there was a time when we weren't chasing algorithms and we were focused purely on engaging our audience? When the goal for ad agencies... Comments

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Device Fragmentation -- The Death of Web Design?

Jan 27, 2014 - Device fragmentation, and its effect on the way consumers connect with material, will have a huge impact on marketing strategies in the coming months. Comments

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No.5 Most Read Article of 2013: YouTube Paid Advertising - a Beginner's Guide

Dec 30, 2013 - There's an enormous opportunity for brands to promote their goods and services to a worldwide audience through video advertising on the world's second... Comments

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No.9 Most Read Article of 2013: Optimizing Videos for YouTube Search

Dec 26, 2013 - Tips and insights on optimizing videos for maximum YouTube visibility, strong brand impression, engagement, and viral social sharing. Part two in a... Comments

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The Next Wave in Shopper Marketing: Micro-Location in the Retail Space

Dec 3, 2013 - iBeacon is a specific implementation of the BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Standard. It is a wireless sensor, installed in any physical space that uses... Comments

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Digital Hospitality, AKA Predictive Personalization

Nov 11, 2013 - Most consumers have no idea why or how they are served digital ads based on their location or searches. However, everyone benefits from strong customer... Comments

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Geo-Location, Geo-Fencing & Creep Factor: The Future of Location Data and Mobile Advertising

Oct 11, 2013 - Technologic advances have allowed interactive mobile engagement through ad retargeting and location based push solutions. However, privacy concerns... Comments

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Gaining Better Insights Through Segmentation

Sep 24, 2013 - Segmenting your keyphrases and assets might sound simple, but you would be surprised - almost nobody is doing it. Comments

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How to Build an Effective YouTube Plan in 6 Steps

Aug 12, 2013 - Define your audience, identify priority subjects, define your audience goals, design the campaigns/channels, define the goals and actions per channel... Comments

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The Shift From Commercials to Content

Jul 15, 2013 - How the new (longer) online video helps advertisers sell. Comments

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