The New York Times has the story of 82-year-old marketing legend Stan Rapp’s project to build a digital marketing agency powerhouse through a series of small acquisitions in conjunction with private equity firm Halyard Capital. The first two agencies joining Halyard’s roster are Direct Impact in Austin and Ten United in Columbus, Ohio. The combined firm will be called Engauge, a vaguely surgical looking word that’s spelled that way to evoke accountability.
The decision to court data-driven marketing businesses is compelling, but it’s a little late to embark on an aggressive rollup of independent digital ad firms. Many of the best agencies have already been bought, and the valuations for those that remain are sky high.
On Thursday, Twitter reported its earnings for Q4 2016, and the results have raised questions about the company's long-term future.
From its $1.5 billion air cargo hub to its growing network of contract last-mile delivery drivers, Amazon is increasingly looking like a logistics company; but shipping and logistics giant FedEx isn't sitting idly by.
Havas Group's Meaningful Brands report delivers sobering news for brands: consumers wouldn't care if 74% of the brands they use disappeared off the face of the earth.
Last week, PageFair released its 2017 Adblock Report, and the news was not good for publishers and advertisers.