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DDB's Keith Reinhard: ‘Betty Crocker was my first pinup girl’

Subscribe to us on iTunes, check us out on Spotify and hear us on Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRadio and Pandora too. This is our RSS feed. Tell a friend! His title might be “chairman emeritus,” but DDB's Keith Reinhard is still as immersed in the ad business as ever. Even though he only goes into the agency's Madison Avenue office a few days a week, it's clear on this week’s Ad Age Ad Lib podcast that Reinhard, who has spent 65 years at the craft, is clearly still in love with it. “I h...
Tags: Spotify, Advertising, Indiana, Chicago, Pandora, Accenture, State Farm, McDonald, Mills, Anheuser Busch, Leo Burnett, Omnicom, Madison Avenue, Chuck Jones, Betty Crocker, McDonaldland


After a string of acquisitions including Droga5, an Accenture Interactive exec says 'It's time to put the checkbook away'

Accenture Interactive's acquisition of Droga5 may be its last one for a while, according to Nikki Mendonça, global president of Accenture Interactive Operations.  The advertising wing of the consulting firm is focused on organizing itself after Droga5 and other acquisitions. Accenture is working on ways to help clients with broad business challenges. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Last month, Accenture Interactive snapped up independent creative agency Droga5 in its bigge...
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An Accenture Interactive exec says it's 'time to put the checkbook away' after its string of acquisitions including Droga5

Accenture Interactive's acquisition of Droga5 may be its last one for a while, according to Nikki Mendonça, global president of Accenture Interactive Operations.  The advertising wing of the consulting firm is focused on organizing itself after Droga5 and other acquisitions. Accenture is working on ways to help clients with broad business challenges. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Last month, Accenture Interactive snapped up independent creative agency Droga5 in its bigge...
Tags: New York, Germany, Trends, CMO, Brazil, Warren Buffett, Ibm, Accenture, Sap, Omd, JPMorgan Chase, Luma Partners, Mendon, Omincom, Kolle Rebbe, Accenture Interactive


[Interview] Bill Treasurer, Author Of ‘Courage Goes To Work’

Tired of managing “comfeartable” employees — workers who are either too comfortable or too fearful to do things differently? Meet Bill Treasurer. A workplace expert specializing in courage-building, Treasurer is on a mission to help entrepreneurs and small businesses create a more courageous workforce that delivers results. For the tenth-anniversary edition of his trailblazing book, “Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results“, we sat down with Bill to talk...
Tags: Startups, New York, Interview, Interviews, Bill, Accenture, Sara Blakely, Bill Treasurer, Book Author, U S High Diving Team


From IKEA to Home Depot, major companies are offering 'intrapreneurship' programs that let top talent lead their own startup-like projects. Here's how they work.

Home Depot, IKEA, and Accenture are examples of major companies with innovation labs. The labs are designed to attract the brightest minds in technology, giving them a place to channel their entrepreneurial spirit with the security of working for an established organization. Companies benefit as well, because they're less likely to lose their top talent to the startup world. Alphabet, Google's parent company, has a famous innovation lab called X. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington Dc, Ikea, Marriott, Columbia University, Accenture, Copenhagen, VentureBeat, Georgia Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, Markham


'S4 is too small, too narrow, and too yesterday': Why this Publicis exec thinks ad holding giants will prevail despite competition from consultancies and upstarts

Publicis' $4.4 billion acquisition of Alliance Data's Epsilon makes the agency giant more relevant to its clients, Rishad Tobaccowala, Publicis' chief growth officer, said. The French holding giant is well-positioned because it started to combine creativity, technology, and data five years ago, he said, speaking at Luma Partners' Digital Media Summit on Tuesday. While Tobaccowala acknowledged the growing importance of consultancies in marketing, he dismissed S4, Sir Martin Sorrell's new ventur...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Merkle, Accenture, North America, Norman, Publicis, WPP, Groupm, Martin Sorrell, Google Amazon, Capgemini, Rob Norman, Sorrell


'S4 is too small, too narrow, and too yesterday': Publicis' Rishad Tobaccowala thinks ad holding giants will prevail despite competition from consultancies and upstarts

Publicis' $4.4 billion acquisition of Alliance Data's Epsilon makes the agency giant more relevant to its clients, Rishad Tobaccowala, Publicis' chief growth officer, said. The French holding giant is well-positioned because it started to combine creativity, technology, and data five years ago, he said, speaking at Luma Partners' Digital Media Summit on Tuesday. While Tobaccowala acknowledged the growing importance of consultancies in marketing, he dismissed S4, Sir Martin Sorrell's new ventur...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Merkle, Accenture, North America, Norman, Donald Trump, Publicis, WPP, Groupm, Martin Sorrell, Google Amazon, Capgemini, Rob Norman


Why Having A BHAG Is Critical To Your Company’s Success

by Josh Cohen, CEO of Junkluggers A company’s success is driven through goal setting. But not all goal setting is equal.   On a monthly or quarterly basis, your team can reflect on the year’s objectives and identify the key performance indicators (KPIs) required to hit them. These metrics show the progress you’re making to determine if you are on or off track. This objective and KPI-focused process can be effective for maintaining and measuring short term progress. But if you’re going ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Microsoft, Australia, Stanford, China, New York City, Business Planning, Goal Setting, Walmart, Ford, Connecticut, Accenture, Boeing, Long Island, Collins


Thoma Bravo-backed ABC Financial recruits Jain as chief people officer

ABC Financial, a software and payment processing provider for health and fitness clubs, has named Rachana Jain as chief people officer. Jain’s work background includes roles at Accenture and Emtec. ABC Financial is a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo LLC. PRESS RELEASE LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ABC Financial Services, LLC (ABC Financial), the leading software and payment processing provider to the health and fitness industry, announced the appointment of Rachana Jain as Chief ...
Tags: Abc, Trends, People, Chicago, Accenture, Jain, San Francisco CA, ABC Financial, Bill Davis, United States Canada Mexico, Thoma Bravo LLC, Thoma Bravo, IHRSA, Jim Bottin, Rachana, ABC Financial ABC Financial


Smartsheet Makes Another Software Acquisition With Deal for 10,000ft

Smartsheet, a company that sells collaborative project-tracking software for business users, announced Thursday it has acquired 10,000ft, a startup developing digital tools organizations use to organize their schedules and track the time they spend on work projects. Both firms are based in the Seattle area.Smartsheet (NASDAQ: SMAR) did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but says adding 10,000ft’s products and staff will benefit Smartsheet users who work on their companies’ marketing and ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Design, Marketing, Trends, Tech, Software, Pwc, Accenture, Seattle, Slope, Gavin Kelly, National blog main, Seattle blog main, Seattle top stories, Smartsheet


Amazon says AT&T, Accenture, and Nestle are all using its blockchain tools

Amazon is ramping up its blockchain services – and it’s already convinced giants like AT&T, Accenture and Nestle to use them. The company’s cloud solutions subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced its Amazon Managed Blockchain suite is now “generally available” (whatever that means). On first glimpse, it seems that AWS is simply opening up the service to anyone interested in building “decentralized” solutions – and willing to pay for it. (We’ve reached out to Amazon to ask what the compa...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Apps, Accenture, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Nestle, Amazon Web Services AWS, Hard Fork, Amazon Managed Blockchain, AT T Accenture


MediaMonks’ Wesley ter Haar on data personalization

Life has changed for MediaMonks co-founder Wesley ter Haar since his agency was bought by Martin Sorrell-led S4 Capital 10 months ago for an estimated $350 million. He gets a lot more emails, for one, he says—including from his new boss. But the biggest difference, ter Haar says, is that before S4, MediaMonks had to focus more on winning clients through the “show-and-dance, rabbit-out-of-a-hat” way—that is, via pitches. Now, he says, S4 is opening doors to decision-makers so that “a lot of growt...
Tags: Advertising, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Accenture, Cannes, Financial Times, Cannes Lions, Martin, Martin Sorrell, Sorrell, Wieden, Haar, Wesley ter Haar, S4, Ter Haar, Cannes Let


TNW2019 Daily: Don’t miss these inspiring talks from women in tech

There are only nine days left until TNW2019! In today’s newsletter, I’d like to talk about something close to my heart: diversity in the tech industry. As a woman in tech, I’m really excited to join TheNextWomen Summit at TNW Conference. We’ve partnered with our friends at TheNextWomen and Accenture to help us explore the future of women in tech. TheNextWomen is an international organization working towards equality. At the summit, Accenture will share how they have built a strong company cultur...
Tags: Startups, Events, Accenture, Insider, TNW2019


FutureLearn takes $65M from Seek Group for 50% stake in UK online degree platform

Edtech and recruitment continue to converge. London-based online degree platform, FutureLearn, is taking £50 million (~$64.6M) from Australian-based online job matching group, Seek, in exchange for a 50 per cent stake in the business — just days after the same group led a massive Series E in U.S. online learning giant Coursera. U.K. distance learning veteran, the Open University — which had wholly owned the FutureLearn platform up til now — retains a 50 per cent stake in the business followin...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, London, Education, Australia, Mexico, Tech, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Columbia University, Accenture, Edtech, Johns Hopkins, Open University, Financial Times


Hertz sues Accenture for screwing up $32 million website redesign project

What do you get when you pay a global management consulting firm $32 million to redesign your website? Not a website that works, of course, but something much more interesting: an energetic finger-pointing performance complete with excuses, scapegoats, and bleating sacrificial lambs. At least that's what Hertz is claiming happened when it hired Accenture to redesign its website and is now suing Accenture for failure to deliver. From The Register: Among the most mind-boggling allegations in Hertz...
Tags: Post, News, Accenture, North America, Hertz, Thrifty, Fiascos, Hertz Accenture


The startup behind that deep-fake David Beckham video just raised $3M

The recent global campaign showing Malaria survivors speaking through David Beckham to help raise awareness around the Malaria Must Die initiative spooked a lot of people: The campaign has already exceeded 400 million impressions globally. But a behind-the-scenes video explains how the video was made: The campaign was a joint collaboration between RG/A, Ridley Scott Associates and the clever video startup Synthesia, for Malaria No More. And it turns out there’s a huge commercial imperat...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, Youtube, Stanford, Dallas Mavericks, Advertising Agency, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, David Beckham, Mark Cuban, Accenture


WPP’s Annual Report Calls Consultancies the ‘New Competition’

Holding company WPP released its annual report for investors on Tuesday, and several insights stand out among the voluminous documents laying out the holding company's strategy for 2019 and beyond. Key among them: WPP sees consultancies like Deloitte and Accenture as key competitors, even as the latter faces a multimillion-dollar lawsuit from a client claiming...
Tags: General, Advertising, Deloitte, Accenture, WPP


Car Rental Company Hertz Sues Accenture Over $32M Website Project

Car rental giant Hertz is suing consultancy firm Accenture over a website redesign. From a report: The US corporation hired monster management consultancy firm Accenture in August 2016 to completely revamp its online presence. The new site was due to go live in December 2017. But a failure to get on top of things led to a delay to January 2018, and then a second delay to April 2018 which was then also missed, we're told. As Hertz endured the delays, it found itself immersed in a nightmare: a pro...
Tags: New York, US, Tech, Accenture, Hertz, El Reg


Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz: Car hire biz demands $32m+ for 'defective' cyber-revamp

Rental firm fuming after consultancy 'never delivered a functional site or mobile app' Car rental giant Hertz is suing over a website redesign from hell.…
Tags: Software, Accenture, Hertz


Security lapse at contract startup Evisort exposed sensitive data

Evisort, a document and contract management company, left one of its document databases unsecured, exposing thousands of documents. The startup, founded by former Harvard and MIT students in 2016, bills itself as an artificial intelligence contract management company, which it says helps to better organize its customers’ legal documents and contracts. Among its claims, the company can evaluate and pull out the most relevant information in a 30-page contract in a matter of seconds. And so far,...
Tags: Security, Samsung, Tech, Mit, Harvard, Accenture, Dow Jones, Sap, Ting, Travelzoo, Stratics Networks, Evisort, Jerry Ting, Village Global and Amity Ventures


Opinion: This generation is all about concierge-level services

There’s been an evolution in retail around customer expectations in the last 20 years for delivery and returns. When the internet became common in every household at the start of this century, e-commerce customers expected that their orders be shipped to their home—just like they had experienced with print catalogs for decades. Then, customers started expecting to be able to get their packages delivered at work or to a drop box. The emergence of branded smartphone apps in the last several yea...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Advertising, WeWork, Accenture, Tory Burch, Runway, Kohl, Amit Sharma, Narvar


Corporate Surveillance: When Employers Collect Data on Their Workers

An anonymous reader quotes CNBC: The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance... Earlier this year, Amazon received a patent for an ultrasonic bracelet that can detect a warehouse worker's location and monitor their interaction with inventory bins by using ultrasonic sound pulses. The system can track when and where workers put in or remove items from th...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Walmart, UPS, Eff, Accenture, Cbre, Cnbc, Freddie Mac, Workplace Analytics, Kory Lundberg


Accenture Invests in San Antonio Government-Cybersecurity Operations

San Antonio—Global technology and consulting services company Accenture is building out a facility in San Antonio that will focus on cybersecurity in government operations.Accenture (NYSE: CAN) says it plans to invest $5 million in the center, which will be run by its subsidiary Accenture Federal Services. It will focus on managing, detecting, and responding to cyber threats that target government networks, the company said in a news release. Accenture is based in Dublin, Ireland and Accenture ...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Technology, Government, Trends, Startup, Tech, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Can, Innovation, Cyber, Ai, Accenture, San Antonio, Hiring


'You carve out lanes of responsibility': How Dunkin' gets its agency, consulting and tech partners to work together

Dunkin' North American marketing chief Tony Weisman described how Dunkin' uses the "kitchen table" model to work with a roster of partners. Under this model, brands have multidisciplinary teams drawing from design, PR, creative, social, mobile and technology. Weisman said while orchestrating this model can be a challenge but that it produces healthy competition. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. While most marketers are toying with taking more of their marketing in-house, Dunkin' is...
Tags: Trends, Accenture, Business Insider, Google Facebook, Dunkin, BBDO, Mondelez, MediaLink, Weisman, David Lubars, Tony Weisman, Dana Anderson, Wiesman, Accenture Interactive, Deloitte IBM, Dunkin Tony Weisman Dunkin


The CEO of billion-dollar startup Airtable explains why its founders decided on a corporate culture before they even had a product

Howie Liu and his cofounders at Airtable intentionally took a different path in starting the company than many other entrepreneurs, he said. They started by trying to establish the values and principles of the company they wanted to build, rather than first creating a product or developing a business plan. They thought that focusing on values would help create a sustainable business and give them long-term guidance, he said. The company is now one of the hottest startups around, and raised $16...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hollywood, Trends, Accenture, Aston Martin, Duke, Parker Conrad, Lola, Business Insider, Kong, Liu, Lagonda, Airtable, Howie Liu, Salesforce Andrew Ofstad


Advertisers Were Shocked by Accenture’s Acquisition of Droga5, but They Shouldn’t Have Been

As news spread recently about the Droga5 acquisition by Accenture Interactive, it caught me off guard how surprised the industry's reaction was to this move. For years, we ad industry execs have watched consulting companies change the way they approach providing services, keeping a close eye on how they work with their (and our) clients'...
Tags: Advertising, Accenture, Voice, Accenture Interactive


See how Nike celebrated Tiger Woods’ big Masters win

Nike, which has stuck by Tiger Woods through is his playing highs and lows and off-course scandals, celebrated his big Masters win Sunday with a video that plays into the brand’s ongoing “Crazy Dreams” campaign. The video by Wieden & Kennedy, called “Tiger Woods: Same Dream,” was shared on social media just moments after Woods won his first major championship since 2008. It included glimpses of the 43-year-old’s on-course ups and downs, and ended with old footage from Woods’ childhood, when h...
Tags: Advertising, Nike, Cbs, Accenture, Jack Nicklaus, Wood, Woods, Nicklaus, Wieden Kennedy, Gatorade AT T


This Week: The Real Problem With Trump’s DHS Purge

The ousted Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles recently said that he “was told weeks ago by the administration that transitions in leadership should be expected across the Department of Homeland Security.” Those “transitions in leadership” have now touched the DHS secretary, the acting deputy DHS secretary, the acting ICE director, and Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan (who’ll take over as acting DHS secretary). Reportedly, the director of U.S. Citizenship an...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Dhs, Cnn, New York Times, Treasury, Secret Service, Nielsen, Accenture, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Irs


Understanding Business Design-Part 1

Move over UI/UX Design and make way for the latest parallel in the design world, Business Design! Rothman University defines Business Design is a human-centered approach to innovation. It applies the principles and practices of design to help organizations create new value and new forms of competitive advantage. At its core, Business Design is the integration of customer empathy, experience design, and business strategy. With industry-leaders like IDEO, Designit, and more including Business Desi...
Tags: Japan, Design, Dmi, Ibm, Deloitte, Kpmg, Accenture, Ideo, Mckinsey, LiveWork, Wipro, Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini, Maeda, Yanko Design, David Gianatasio


The former CEO of ad-tech company Undertone is building a 'mini Accenture' for direct-to-consumer brands, and just made another big acquisition

Former CEO and chairman of ad-tech company Undertone Michael Cassidy is building a one-stop shop for direct-to-consumer brands navigating e-commerce. His firm, BVAccel, just acquired the professional services practice of Weblinc, an e-commerce software company with clients including Urban Outfitters, Reformation, and Heineken. Cassidy is trying to build a "mini-Accenture" for direct-to-consumer brands, with strategic, technical, and creative services, and the acquisition is meant to help clien...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Ford, American Express, Heineken, Ibm, Accenture, Rebecca Minkoff, Kitchenaid, Undertone, Wallace, Cassidy, Michael Cassidy, Katana, WebLinc, BVAccel