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  • Publicis prioritizing investment is super smart. Nothing to be gained from investing in Cannes. Way over priced ,
  • Cannes this year is both shallow and disappointing. Some ok content but overly commercial and no CMO agenda ,
  • Shares in Cannes Lions' owner fall as Publicis pulls out and WPP voices doubts ,
  • All marketing arcs lead to membership. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Sharing = currency of communications. The system (social media) carries the currency and enables transactions . @Cannes_Lions,
  • Better never stops @Cannes_Lions,
  • Love the power of great brands + great artists + great institutions being drawn together by the artist ,
  • Yup ,
  • Unification of Unilever marketing org means better control over assets - less duplication/volume and more localization @Cannes_Lions,
  • Keith makes a fair point on reach - is about reaching those you haven't reached. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Creativity is last source of competitive advantage. Maybe... ,
  • Unstereotyped ads perform 25% better. a convenient number? but just the same a powerful point if even 5% better. @keithweed,
  • Brand safety and suitability go hand in hand. Some progress made but way to go. @keithweed,
  • Time to tackle the bots. Rip the ad fraud out. No such thing as cheap media. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Must count 100% of pixels as a view. Not 50% and not less. Need for 3rd party verification @Cannes_Lions,
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On The Financial Review

Australia’s leading Financial Publication started rolling out its new digital strategy today, starting with new pricing for digital subscribers. Overall, a smart move that should make it accessible to more.

This is even more critical when considering the likely shift to increasing tablet-based media consumption which is centered more on the individual rather than the group. As more social features are integrated into publications, this of course changes.

As tablet adoption follows a similar trajectory to smartphones, digital media consumption will shift from complimenting print to dominating it. While print will continue to be a key part of the media landscape, the Fin is doing exactly what smart publishers should do and that is develop a “better together” proposition for marketers.

 

This is just the start though. Publishers are going to have to quickly embrace the richness of the tablet medium. That means embracing video, audio, radio, interactive games and more. To make the application stick, they are going to have to move from driving impressions to expressions. What readers do on the app will be as important as what they read. That is where things get really interesting for us as advertisers.

 

Exciting times to be a marketer.

 

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