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Sir Martin Sorrell

Chief Executive, WPP

Tham Khai Meng

Worldwide CCO, Ogilvy & Mather

Matt Eastwood

Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, JWT

Andrew Robertson

President & CCEO, BBDO Worldwide

Rob Norman

Chief Digital Officer, GroupM Worldwide

Ida Rezvani

Managing Director, mcgarrybowen

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Group M's Montgomery: Cheap online ad inventory like 'unprotected sex'
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Group M's Montgomery: Cheap online ad inventory like 'unprotected sex'

The "Buyer Beware" session Wednesday at Advertising Week brought fresh warnings against buying ads at the bottom of the market.

Nigel Morris: American agencies resistant to change
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Nigel Morris: American agencies resistant to change

The British Dentsu Aegis Network exec says the huge American market works against agencies. The country is "so huge, if you get it wrong the danger is so big."

CoverGirl's conundrum: How to respond when your image has been defaced?
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CoverGirl's conundrum: How to respond when your image has been defaced?

Social media is circulating a CoverGirl photo that has been digitally altered to suggest the model was beaten -- a response to the brand's sponsorship deal with the NFL, where several football players are accused of domestic violence.

Mathematics + creative + media = agency's magic formula
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Mathematics + creative + media = agency's magic formula

Yannick Bolloré, global chief executive of Havas, says the hiring of data scientists and developers has enriched the agency with new ideas and strategies.

R/GA's prescription for future agencies: Build business ecosystems
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R/GA's prescription for future agencies: Build business ecosystems

Transformation. Change. They're big words that are hard to fit in the mouth, but it's something RG/A has tried to digest with an aggressive approach to unlocking opportunities for its clients and itself.

Himmelman: Anyone can be creative if they eliminate their fear
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Himmelman: Anyone can be creative if they eliminate their fear

The singing CEO of Big Muse advised aspiring "advertising rock stars" to separate creative tension from destructive worry.

Allstate is working toward an 'all programmatic' future
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Allstate is working toward an 'all programmatic' future

Allstate is working to buy most of its digital media programmatically, according to Lisa Cochrane, the insurance giant's senior vice president of marketing.

Branded content gone bad: 'Wave Goodbye'
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Branded content gone bad: 'Wave Goodbye'

Watching Lincoln Motor Co.'s rebrand film on a smartphone for the umpteenth time raises many questions about the thinking -- or lack thereof -- behind content distribution.

Brands should overcome their fears and take smart risks in real time
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Brands should overcome their fears and take smart risks in real time

At Advertising Week, Electronic Arts' Dana Marineau said that sometimes marketers have to throw a Hail Mary pass to keep brands relevant.

Time for a new name?
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Time for a new name?

Labels can be misleading. In the advertising world, it's time we came up with a new name for 'non-working media.'

How to stand the test of time: AKQA
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How to stand the test of time: AKQA

In a simple yet enlightening presentation at the recent Spikes Asia Festival of Creaticity, AKQA's Rei Inamoto discussed what it takes to make a lasting impression.

Large companies should hack themselves to grow, says Mondelez's Bough
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Large companies should hack themselves to grow, says Mondelez's Bough

Executives working in large organizations must continually ask how they can "break themselves" in order to emulate the fast growth of startups, according to Mondelez International's Bonin Bough.

From deep data to creative heights
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From deep data to creative heights

Three of the world's most respected creatives rejected the idea that algorithms and computers will ever replace people in the advertising industry at Advertising Week in New York yesterday.

Visa Checkout "one-handed" by BBDO New York
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Visa Checkout "one-handed" by BBDO New York

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald catches passes one handed to demonstrate how easy it is to use Visa Checkout in a new ad for the brand.

Pharrell Williams' "24 Hours of Happy" video to pick up new music Grand Clio
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Pharrell Williams' "24 Hours of Happy" video to pick up new music Grand Clio

A new award for music will be included in the 55th Clio Awards, with gold, silver and bronze winners for international advertising across 19 media types from 90 cities around the world.

Facebook's Sandberg: Industry must celebrate ads that celebrate women
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Facebook's Sandberg: Industry must celebrate ads that celebrate women

The "Lean In" author led an Advertising Week panel that explored gender roles in global campaigns.

Starcom MediaVest Group's Desmond is keen to nurture next generation
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Starcom MediaVest Group's Desmond is keen to nurture next generation

The global chief executive of Starcom MediaVest Group talks to Claire Beale about the need for talent and the new media agency model.

'If you aren't failing, you're not trying'
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'If you aren't failing, you're not trying'

Miles Nadal, chairman and CEO of MDC Partners, challenged Advertising Week attendees to encourage their teams to "pursue the art of the possible."

Forget feminism: Why promoting women just makes good business sense
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Forget feminism: Why promoting women just makes good business sense

Given that most leadership teams consist of men, it's not surprising that most agency culture and creative is filtered through a male lens. However, if you take a look at agencies run by women, you can see a bit of a difference.

Sales execs size up data at Advertising Week panel
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Sales execs size up data at Advertising Week panel

Data is "one of ESPN's greatest priorities" over the next 18 months, according to Eric Johnson, the ESPN executive vice president, global multimedia sales, speaking at Advertising Week this morning.

Upward and outward for international growth
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Upward and outward for international growth

As he helps welcome Campaign to US shores, WPP Group's CEO looks at new opportunities for global operations in brand-new markets.

'Let's believe that we are good'
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'Let's believe that we are good'

Everyone gets their share of business strife, writes MindShare's global CEO, but controlling costs and winning business shouldn't limit the industry's appetite for adventure.