Live from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ann Nurock spoke with Marc Taback, CEO of Initiative Media, about his experience in judging work entered into the Media Lions category and the importance of properly packaging your media award entries so that they resonate with the judges, who often view hundreds of piece of work

As he walks the halls of the Palais des Festivals convention center at Cannes, Kris Magel hopes “to be inspired” by examples of how data are informing the best advertising work in the world. As opposed to simply meeting with other executives who also have traveled to France for the annual creative pilgrimage, “I’m going

Having long said goodbye to digital and television media buys based purely on age/sex demographics, the more pertinent parameters are now passion and partnerships. So says the president of U.S. operations for Initiative, the media strategy and investment unit of Interpublic Group. “I don’t think we’ve made a decision about linear TV buying or digital

Initiative Wins Cancer Council Media Account

May 23, 2016 | Share this article

Cancer Council Australia has appointed Initiative to manage its national fundraising media portfolio after a competitive pitch. Previously a number of media agencies worked for the charity on an ad hoc basis. The Cancer Council Australia spends close to $4 million on media each year, separate to the $8 million spent by state affiliates, according

Initiative Australia has announced the appointment of Marcelle Gomez as managing director of Initiative Sydney. Gomez is currently national chief implementation and investment officer of Initiative Australia and her new appointment is effective immediately. Says Lee Leggett, CEO, Initiative Australia: “The most important part of my job is talent. And the most rewarding part of

IPG Mediabrands’ full-service global media agency, Initiative has made a major hire for its strategy capabilities, with the appointment of Kate Bower as Global Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, Kate will oversee the evolution of Initiative’s client offerings, products and tools, and partner with the new business team to continue to drive growth for

Cerebos has awarded IPG Mediabrands’ Initiative its consolidated regional media business in Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong following a pitch. The outcome of the pitch, which launched in October last year and was managed by pitch consultant R3, reduces a roster of eight agencies to one and marks the first time the consumer

Initiative Australia has created two new roles in the agency’s national management team, naming Geoff Clarke as chief operating officer and Hannah Rook as national head of digital. Clarke has been client partner at Initiative and Rook is formerly head of marketing communications for retailer Harvey Norman. Says Lee Leggett, CEO, Inititive Australia: “These appointments

Initiative wins at Festival of Media MENA 2016

April 26, 2016 | Share this article

Initiative has won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at The Festival of Media MENA 2016 awards. The winning campaigns cover three categories, including Best Entertainment Platform, Best Use of Video and the Effectiveness Award. The winning Gold award for Best Use of Video was awarded to Initiative’s The Green Genie campaign for telecommunications company, Etisalat.