While you mull on that, I figured I'd weigh in this morning on a not-so-anonymized d.scription of something Dentsu is pitching: A new-and-improved way of executing search vis-a-vis generative AI.
I find that interesting for several reasons, including the fact that many already consider generative AI "the new search," or at the very least, will be as soon as Google, Microsoft, OpenAI figure out more intuitive ways for searchers to use it.
Apologies to Dentsu for d.constructing the announcement of its new tool, because I'm sure it truly is innovative, but in the spirit of Hyperbabble, it doesn't really explain what it does, how it works and why it's materially better than the tools your search team has been using before you branded it.
The truth is that search -- like any tech and data powered advertising experience -- has been undergoing constant innovation, much of it taking place within agencies like Dentsu, and especially within its Merkle unit, but we rarely get to see under the hood, just the sizzle-based d.scriptions of it.
I say this as someone who near this time each year, issues a request for submissions to MediaPost's annual agency of the year awards (stay tuned for that), including a category focused on search and performance marketing.
We usually get a lot of submissions, but most of them are heavy on the platitudes, and light on the details about the vision and innovation that make them award-winning. What we pick and what you see published, is the best of the best.
I'm hoping Dentsu once again is among those making a case for those awards, and if it does, I'd recommend it d.scribe what something like d.scriptor can do:
And focus more on how it does it and why it is different and more innovative than the way it's been done before.