Ron Amram, Senior Director, Global Media at Mars, will be chairing the Effective Channel Integration category of the 2021 WARC Awards for Media. Here, he talks to WARC about Mars’ agile approach to media planning during lockdowns and shares his views on what makes a successful integrated campaign. Ron Amram, Senior Director, Global Media, Mars
Over the last decade, media has become more difficult to plan and it now requires more resources to execute. Iain Jacob captured this perfectly in a recent article for Campaign, “ Executing a successful, compliant, competitive, well-measured media campaign has in fact never been harder ”.
Gianluca Toccafondi, Global Integrated Media Manager at IKEA Retail (Ingka Group), will be judging the Effective Channel Integration category of the 2020 WARC Media Awards. Here, he talks to Chiara Manco about the impact of lockdowns on media strategy, the evolution of the media landscape and the ever-important need to balance long- and short-term efforts.
The top goal for multinational advertisers is to be able to deliver campaigns seamlessly across all channels, but new research from the WFA shows that fully integrated communication remains some way off.
A month after Spotify announced its acquisition of New York podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor FM, signalling its intent to become a major-league player in the podcasting world, its overall strategy is becoming clearer.
Campaigns from Harley-Davidson in Canada, Maybelline New York in Ukraine and Pepsi in Vietnam are among the 20 that have been shortlisted for the Effective Channel Integration category in the 2018 WARC Media Awards.
James Hurman with Peter Field, WARC Exclusive, June 2020
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