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Cannes Lions day one: change the world...but make it fast

Cannes Lions, the most prestigious international creative communications awards festival, kicked off this week showcasing more than 34,000 entries from around the world.

Major brands and agencies battle it out each year in June to win one of the highly-coveted Lion trophies presented at four award ceremonies throughout the week.

The Social@Ogilvy team is on the ground at Cannes, gathering insight into what some of the key messages are during this seven day festival.

Here are four insights from day one highlighting what some of the top minds in the advertising and marketing worlds are thinking about in 2013.

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The Digitals

20 noteworthy campaigns guaranteed to inspire your own digital marketing

Which campaigns have you seen recently that are defining the digital marketing landscape?

Genius can recognise genius, right? So, we asked this question of some ingenious folk shortlisted for Econsultancy and NMA's The Digitals Awards (we'll be handing out the awards on June 27th at a swanky swank bash).

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Three tips for negotiating with online talent

Just when we were coming to terms with "blogger" being as legitimate a title as "journalist," we learn that some are falling into a more rarefied category: online talent.

That subset, a wider group that includes Instagrammers, Pinners, Tweeters, and YouTubers, has reps who negotiate deals resulting in anything from emceeing runway shows and styling lookbooks to signing on as a brand ambassador for a major retailer.

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traditional advertising

Consumers believe traditional media trumps digital for ad effectiveness: study

In spite of ever-increasing digital ad budgets and declining newspaper revenues, people still think that traditional media outlets trump digital channels for advertising and credibility.

A new Adobe survey shows that global consumers still rely on family and friends (51%) and consumer forums (35%) if they want credible information on products and brands.

Traditional media, such as newspaper and TV, came in third with 28%, while company websites scored just 17% compared to 8% for blogs and just 3% for branded social media pages.

The fact that people trust recommendations from their peers above all else is to be expected as research has consistently shown the value of consumer reviews in ecommerce, however the disparity between traditional media and official company channels may come as a surprise.

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Future

Eight inspiring themes from the Future of Digital Marketing

I can promise you only inspiring case studies, titbits and mantras in this post.

All taken from our future gazing conference, Future of Digital Marketing, which we held last week.

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Our Integrated Marketing Week Hangout: Managing Integration is live! #IMW13

https://assets.econsultancy.com/images/resized/0003/3831/imweek_logo-blog-third.pngWelcome to our latest Live Integrated Marketing Week hangout: Managing Integration.

Today our own Stefan Tournquist is joined by Kendra Bracken-Ferguson  cofounder and COO of Digital Brand Architects, and Scott Molitor, a managing principal at the Acxiom Institute.

If you have any questions for our panel, you can post in the comments here, or use the hashtag #IMW13 on Twitter.

Watch the hangout live now...

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The value of Vine to the disinterested

I confess, there are plenty of things that make Twitter's six second video service, Vine seem to be utterly dismissible.

But that just may be its paradoxical strength, after all...

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Budweiser is king of social advertising in Q1

Budweiser proved to be the king of alcohol advertising in Q1 by achieving more than half of total social shares.

The beer company’s 'Brotherhood' ad was shared 2.4 million times compared to 970,000 for little-known vodka brand Neft’s ad, 'Bad Motherf***er'.

According to Unruly’s data, Bud’s advert accounted for 59% of total alcohol ad shares in Q1, despite the fact that it isn’t really the kind of creative one would normally associate with beer ads.

It’s a sickly sweet tale of one man’s relationship with his horse, which is a far cry from the usual light-hearted ads beer companies usually go for, including Bud’s previous “Wassup” efforts.

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The potential of addressable TV advertising

Multi-screen

Are your rivals going to let viewers respond immediately to TV ads on their iPads, while your ads just hope to be remembered?  

Second-screening, where consumers use mobile devices while watching TV, presents great opportunities for brands, retailers and financial services, and is on the increase.

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How to hold a great Google+ on-air Hangout

https://assets.econsultancy.com/images/resized/0003/3473/16-blog-thumb.pngIn the run-up to our Integrated Marketing Week event in New York on June 10th, we’ve been holding a series of Video Expert panels over on our Google+ page.

As with any barely tested, slightly-wobbly video technology, we’ve had a couple of hiccups along the way.

Fortunately we’ve learned from our mistakes, and now you can too. Here’s how to use the new look Google+ to hold a great On Air hangout...

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IMW 2013 Econsultancy Hangout: Measurement, analytics, and attribution: part two

On Tuesday, I posted a first half summary of the Econsultancy Hangout I participated in with Jim Sterne and Tom Cunniff (moderated by Econsultancy’s Stefan Tornquist) on Measurement, Analytics, and Attribution.

Rather than summarize the entire second half of the Hangout, I wanted to focus part two on a great discussion we had on changing incentive structures to create an organizational culture of integrated digital marketing and attribution.

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How new Google Plus features can help you create great content. Part one: image editing

Google Plus has announced a host of new image editing features, which integrate the brilliant Snapseed application into the social network.

There's also an 'awesome' twist with the addition of animated gifs for sequence photos. A collection of useful tools for anyone who wants to use original imagery in their content. 

On Wednesday Google+ announced a host of improvements. For me, involved in the content side of things, I was particularly interested in the new image features, particularly after hearing that they'd integrated the excellent Snapseed app

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