Tom GoodwinMember since October 2012 Contact Tom
- Director, Partner Development IPG Media Lab
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- Drones Are Marketing's Weapon Of Mass Distraction in
We won't be saving people's lives with ambulance drones soon, we won't be getting Amazon packages via Prime Air ever, and airborne pizza runs are out of the question. Drones for such uses are so critically flawed that to see the amount of press attention they garner makes me concerned about our collective intelligence.
- Why Digital Advertising Will Never Surpass $100B in
All these quotes about "digital advertising surpassing $100B by 2019" are great and all, but what on earth is digital advertising? Even now, the marketplace is rather confusing, let alone what it will be in 2019. Why is a radio ad on Spotify a digital ad, but the same ad on a radio station is a radio ad?
- The Post-Fragmentation Marketing World in
Advertising is a $300 billion-a-year global industry that's working for nobody -- consumers, media owners, agencies or brands -- yet the softly beating pulse of the global recovery means that few have the urgency or brevity to rebuild a system that is not fit for the purpose.
- Snapchat Ads Could Change Everything in
Snapchat just made online ads interesting and new. Snapchat ads give us an entirely new problem: we now need to make ads that people want to see, and we can make them any length, but they can't be shared, commented on and can't lead anywhere. They will disappear within seconds -- and if, as an industry combined we make terrible ads, people won't ever click on them again. I like the idea of this challenge.
- Let's Drop The Words Digital And Social in
Digital remains one of the most powerful and pervasive words in marketing today, which I find odd because it's about the most vague and useless word out there. Social media, content, mobile are not verticals; they are horizontals that cut through every other channel. We need to stop thinking of all these new disciples as channels and start thinking of them as places to optimize existing disciplines.
- What If Internet Wasn't Ad-Funded? in
The problem for news sources is it's impossible for quality content to keep up with the thrusting challenge of cheap fast food, it's expensive, doesn't spread virally, of limited appeal, both in audience and occasion.
- The Problem With Digital Media: It's Cheap in
One of the biggest problems clients' have today is reaching their audience. We've talked endlessly about media fragmentation and the era of distractions, but the real problem seems to be that people are migrating to places where it's harder to reach them.
- Is Social Media for Brands Pointless? in
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What if there was a parallel universe with no Facebook, no Twitter, no hashtags at the end of TV commercials, no "tweet here for customer service" -- and that world worked just fine?
- Attack The Opportunity In Advertising in
The agency world is changing faster than ever before, but TV is not dying, mobile advertising won't change everything, and Twitter is not the dawning of a new age. However, there is chaos, and more than ever before, there is a greater need for valuable, wise people to lead agencies and clients.
- Advertisers, Get Comfortable With Ambiguity in
The devastating uncomfortable truth of advertising is that we have no idea what real-life metrics are shifted by what we do. There are simply far too many variables that we can't control.