Google’s $100Mn deal with Publicis Groupe raises big questions for the media industry

Following the deal in October with MediaVest, Publicis Omnicom Groupe is doubling down on its bet on digital with the largest upfront media buy that Google has agreed to date. However, as the insightful comments on this article from AdAge point out, Google’s latest $100 Million deal with POG agencies DigitasLBi and Razorfish raises big questions for…

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The Accidental Death of the Media Planner

[First published on Google+ 20/02/2013] So there I was at another through-the-line campaign briefing and I suddenly felt like I was in the wrong century. Planners from every channel were stepping up in quick succession to reveal with gushing enthusiasm how they intended to spend millions of pounds of nameless client budget. This is all…