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Spotlight On Conversational Commerce

Spotlight On Conversational Commerce

09/09/2016 09/09/2016

How messaging, chatbots, A&I and...

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Downloaded, US

Downloaded, US

31/08/2016 31/08/2016

A month in the media - the top stories from the US.

A month in the media - the top stories from the US.

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Downloaded, India

Downloaded, India

24/08/2016 24/08/2016

The #Happening@Media newsletter from our team in Mumbai.

The #Happening@Media newsletter from our team in Mumbai.

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Downloaded, EMEA

Downloaded, EMEA

11/08/2016 11/08/2016

A month in media - the top stories from EMEA.

A month in media - the top stories from EMEA.

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SPOTLIGHT ON eSports

SPOTLIGHT ON eSports

02/08/2016 02/08/2016

In this Spotlight On, we focus on the...

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Downloaded, US

Downloaded, US

29/07/2016 29/07/2016

A month in the media - the top stories from the US.

A month in the media - the top stories from the US.

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Downloaded EMEA

Downloaded EMEA

22/07/2016 22/07/2016

A month in media - the top stories...

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Downloaded India

Downloaded India

21/07/2016 21/07/2016

The #Happening@Media newsletter from...

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Spotlight on MEC Video Track II

Spotlight on MEC Video Track II

20/07/2016 20/07/2016

This survey from MEC Poland shows how paying for video online and binge watching are on the rise.

This survey from MEC Poland shows how paying for video online and binge watching are on the rise.

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Search Review, July

Search Review, July

14/07/2016 14/07/2016

In this month’s issue of Search we...

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Downloaded US

Downloaded US

30/06/2016 30/06/2016

A month in the media - the top...

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Fast Take: Google Expand top mobile search ads to four

Fast Take: Google Expand top mobile search...

29/06/2016 29/06/2016

This Fast Take follows on from...

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MEC@Cannes Key Takeaways 2016

MEC@Cannes Key Takeaways 2016

27/06/2016 27/06/2016

Top trends, themes and quotes from...

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SPOTLIGHT ON AD-BLOCKING

SPOTLIGHT ON AD-BLOCKING

26/06/2016 26/06/2016

In this Spotlight On, we explore ad-blocking, including the surrounding practices, issues and remedies. You will also learn what consumers really think about ad-blocking via MEC Consumer Pulse.

In this Spotlight On, we explore ad-blocking, including the surrounding practices, issues and remedies. You will...

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MEC@E3

MEC@E3

20/06/2016 20/06/2016

This MEC@E3 2016 looks at the major...

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Downloaded India

Downloaded India

17/06/2016 17/06/2016

The #Happening@Media newsletter from our team in Mumbai.

The #Happening@Media newsletter from our team in Mumbai.

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Downloaded EMEA

Downloaded EMEA

16/06/2016 16/06/2016

A month in media - the top stories...

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Fast Take News Brief: Microsoft's LinkedIn Acquisition

Fast Take News Brief: Microsoft's LinkedIn...

14/06/2016 14/06/2016

Read more on the acquisitions...

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Fast Take: #ThinkContent Summit

Fast Take: #ThinkContent Summit

13/06/2016 13/06/2016

This year’s #ThinkContent Summit,...

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Downloaded US

Downloaded US

03/06/2016 03/06/2016

A month in the media - the top...

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Fast Take: Google Performance Summit 2016

Fast Take: Google Performance Summit 2016

03/06/2016 03/06/2016

In this Fast Take we look at four...

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MEC Perspective

MEC Perspective

03/06/2016 03/06/2016

This month's MEC Perspective from Poland...

This month's MEC Perspective from Poland...

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Spotlight On: Webrooming

Spotlight On: Webrooming

24/05/2016 24/05/2016

This Spotlight On, we look at the new...

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MEC@INNOVFEST 2016

MEC@INNOVFEST 2016

22/05/2016 22/05/2016

This MEC@INNOVFEST 2016 document looks at the key takeaways and trends we saw coming out of INNOVFEST UNBOUND.

This MEC@INNOVFEST 2016 document looks at the key takeaways and trends we saw coming out of INNOVFEST UNBOUND.

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Downloaded India

Downloaded India

19/05/2016 19/05/2016

The #Happening@Media newsletter from our team in Mumbai.

The #Happening@Media newsletter from our team in Mumbai.

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MEC@CES Asia

MEC@CES Asia

18/05/2016 18/05/2016

MEC@CES Asia 2016 Thought Leadership...

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Fast Take: MMA Mobile Marketing Leadership Forum

Fast Take: MMA Mobile Marketing Leadership...

17/05/2016 17/05/2016

In this Fast take we review 5 key...

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MEC@NewFronts 2016

MEC@NewFronts 2016

13/05/2016 13/05/2016

MEC@NewFronts 2016 Key Takeaways &...

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Downloaded EMEA

Downloaded EMEA

06/05/2016 06/05/2016

A month in media - the tops stories from EMEA.

A month in media - the tops stories from EMEA.

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Downloaded US

Downloaded US

06/05/2016 06/05/2016

A month in the media - the top stories from the US.

A month in the media - the top stories from the US.

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Spotlight On: Measurement

Spotlight On: Measurement

26/04/2016 26/04/2016

We are pleased to...

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MEC@AWE Key Takeaways and Trends

MEC@AWE Key Takeaways and Trends

22/04/2016 22/04/2016

The key learnings and trends from...

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Downloaded India

Downloaded India

21/04/2016 21/04/2016

The #Happening@Media newsletter from...

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Stuff We've Seen Q1

Stuff We've Seen Q1

21/04/2016 21/04/2016

Our Q1 2016 edition of Stuff We’ve Seen, our quarterly look at some of the most interesting campaigns, creative ideas and notable start-ups we’ve come across. 

Our Q1 2016 edition of Stuff We’ve Seen, our quarterly look at some of the most interesting campaigns, creative ideas...

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Fast Take: Facebook F8

Fast Take: Facebook F8

14/04/2016 14/04/2016

This year Facebook lived up to the...

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Content that means business

Content that means business

07/04/2016 07/04/2016

This is the first in a series of MEC Wavemaker thought leadership pieces...

This is the first in a series of MEC Wavemaker thought leadership pieces...

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Downloaded US

Downloaded US

07/04/2016 07/04/2016

A month in the media - the top...

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Spotlight On: Programmatic & Walled Gardens

Spotlight On: Programmatic & Walled Gardens

06/04/2016 06/04/2016

This Spotlight explores why programmatic technology has become the norm in digital buying and its impact on the media.

This Spotlight explores why programmatic technology has become the norm in digital buying and its impact on the media.

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DigiFaces

DigiFaces

05/04/2016 05/04/2016

Brochure introducing DigiFaces, MEC's online qualitative research platform

Brochure introducing DigiFaces, MEC's online qualitative research platform

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Downloaded India

Downloaded India

17/03/2016 17/03/2016

The #Happening@Media newsletter from our team in Mumbai.

The #Happening@Media newsletter from our team in Mumbai.

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The Future of Brands

The Future of Brands

17/03/2016 17/03/2016

Five awarded and inspiring essays...

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Downloaded EMEA

Downloaded EMEA

16/03/2016 16/03/2016

A month in media - the tops stories...

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MEC@SXSWi

MEC@SXSWi

15/03/2016 15/03/2016

MEC recaps the annual SXSW...

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Spotlight on post 90's in China

Spotlight on post 90's in China

11/03/2016 11/03/2016

This spotlight explores the last of the single child generations in China and gives advice to brands on how to approach them.

This spotlight explores the last of the single child generations in China and gives advice to brands on how...

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MEC@MWC Key Takeaways and Trends

MEC@MWC Key Takeaways and Trends

26/02/2016 26/02/2016

Our top 5 trends and key takeaways...

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Spotlight on Live Activations

Spotlight on Live Activations

25/02/2016 25/02/2016

 In this Spotlight On, we look at the...

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Fast Take: Google Change Search Ads Layout

Fast Take: Google Change Search Ads Layout

22/02/2016 22/02/2016

MEC Fast Take on Google’s announcement to stop showing ads on right side of all desktop and tablet search results globally.

MEC Fast Take on Google’s announcement to stop showing ads on right side of all desktop and tablet search...

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Fast Take: Super Bowl 50 Social

Fast Take: Super Bowl 50 Social

09/02/2016 09/02/2016

In this Fast Take, we cover Super...

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Spotlight on New Moms in China

Spotlight on New Moms in China

04/02/2016 04/02/2016

An in-depth look at the mind-sets of...

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Downloaded - A Month in Media - January 2016

Downloaded - A Month in Media - January...

11/01/2016 11/01/2016

Six hot stories from the month of January.

Six hot stories from the month of January.

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RP No.6 - Transforming Marketing

RP No.6 - Transforming Marketing

11/01/2016 11/01/2016

Review Preview No.6 - our yearly...

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MEC@CES 2016 Key Takeaways

MEC@CES 2016 Key Takeaways

08/01/2016 08/01/2016

Presenting our most important trends...

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Spotlight on Econometric Modeling

Spotlight on Econometric Modeling

03/12/2015 03/12/2015

What is econometric modeling and how...

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Spotlight on Multiscreening in the CEE

Spotlight on Multiscreening in the CEE

25/11/2015 25/11/2015

Our team in Central and Eastern...

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Spotlight On Social Data Powering Mobile & Display

Spotlight On Social Data Powering Mobile &...

10/11/2015 10/11/2015

In this Spotlight we explore the...

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A-Z of Ecommerce

A-Z of Ecommerce

28/10/2015 28/10/2015

MEC Commerce has produced this...

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Spotlight on Mobile Payments

27/10/2015 27/10/2015

Read about the rapid evolution of...

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Fast Take on Twitter Moments

Fast Take on Twitter Moments

09/10/2015 09/10/2015

This Fast take covers the latest...

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MEC@AdWeek 2015

MEC@AdWeek 2015

02/10/2015 02/10/2015

The key trends and takeaways from the...

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Downloaded - A Month In Media - September 2015

Downloaded - A Month In Media - September...

01/10/2015 01/10/2015

Seven hot stories from the month of...

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Fast Take on Content Blocking in iOS 9

Fast Take on Content Blocking in iOS 9

11/09/2015 11/09/2015

This POV analyses the Apple's...

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Fast Take on the Apple Special Event

Fast Take on the Apple Special Event

10/09/2015 10/09/2015

This Fast Take covers the main news and their implications for brands from the Apple launch of 9 September 2015.

This Fast Take covers the main news and their implications for brands from the Apple launch of 9 September 2015.

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Spotlight on Proximity

Spotlight on Proximity

07/08/2015 07/08/2015

An exploration of the evolution of...

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Spotlight on Ecommerce

Spotlight on Ecommerce

20/07/2015 20/07/2015

With ecommerce sales set to hit $1.7 trillion in 2015, there is the rapid realization that it is as important to FMCG as it is to categories like travel or electronics...

With ecommerce sales set to hit $1.7 trillion in 2015, there is the rapid realization that it is as important to FMCG...

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Global Ideas 2015

Global Ideas 2015

13/07/2015 13/07/2015

Welcome to Global Ideas, our annual...

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MEC@Cannes 2015 Key Takeaways

MEC@Cannes 2015 Key Takeaways

29/06/2015 29/06/2015

Trends, themes and quotes from this...

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Fast Take on the Google Buy Now Button and Amazon Sponsored Search

Fast Take on the Google Buy Now Button and...

16/06/2015 16/06/2015

A few weeks ago Google announced they...

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MEC@CES Asia 2015

MEC@CES Asia 2015

03/06/2015 03/06/2015

MEC's key trends, takeaways and what they mean for marketers, straight from the consumer technology event CES Asia.

MEC's key trends, takeaways and what they mean for marketers, straight from the consumer technology event CES Asia.

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Spotlight on: Messaging Apps

Spotlight on: Messaging Apps

28/05/2015 28/05/2015

Findings from MEC's 'Reality of...

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Spotlight on Fantasy Sports

Spotlight on Fantasy Sports

18/05/2015 18/05/2015

A look at how fantasy sports has...

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MEC@Digital Newfronts

MEC@Digital Newfronts

11/05/2015 11/05/2015

Key takeaways and trends from 2015

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Fast Take On Google Mobile Update

Fast Take On Google Mobile Update

22/04/2015 22/04/2015

The Google Mobile Update is here!...

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Fast Take on Streaming Video

Fast Take on Streaming Video

26/03/2015 26/03/2015

In this Fast Take we review the current state of streaming video, and how this content delivery mechanism has impacted culture and permanently shifted consumer behavior.

In this Fast Take we review the current state of streaming video, and how this content delivery mechanism has...

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MEC@SXSWi 2015 Key Takeaways

MEC@SXSWi 2015 Key Takeaways

18/03/2015 18/03/2015

The 22nd Annual South By Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSWi) is a 5-day immersive cultural experience focused on emerging technology and forward thinking -- fueled by content, creativity and inspiration. This is MEC’s recap on key takeaways most relevant to our clients’ business.

The 22nd Annual South By Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSWi) is a 5-day immersive cultural experience focused...

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Fast Take News Brief - Meerkat

Fast Take News Brief - Meerkat

17/03/2015 17/03/2015

A new generation of apps most notably Meerkat is bringing livestreaming to mobile, and users may finally be ready to adopt.

A new generation of apps most notably Meerkat is bringing livestreaming to mobile, and users may finally be ready...

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Fast Take on Apple's Spring Forward

Fast Take on Apple's Spring Forward

16/03/2015 16/03/2015

Our Fast Take on Apple's March 9...

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MEC@MWC 2015

MEC@MWC 2015

09/03/2015 09/03/2015

Key Takeaways and Trends from Mobile...

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Key takeaways & trends from MEC@SMW

Key takeaways & trends from MEC@SMW

05/03/2015 05/03/2015

From publishers and influencers to...

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Fast Take News Brief: Super Bowl XLIX Social Takeaways

Fast Take News Brief: Super Bowl XLIX...

03/02/2015 03/02/2015

MEC presents it’s fast take on the...

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Magnificent 7

Magnificent 7

22/01/2015 22/01/2015

Seven hot stories from the month of...

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RP No. 5 - Transforming Marketing

RP No. 5 - Transforming Marketing

09/01/2015 09/01/2015

Review Preview, ‘RP No.5 –...

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MECatCES 2015

MECatCES 2015

09/01/2015 09/01/2015

We’ve condensed POVs and the best of...

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MEC POV: Single's Day, November 2014

MEC POV: Single's Day, November 2014

12/11/2014 12/11/2014

Western brands have always thought of...

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Know the value of media

Know the value of media

21/10/2014 21/10/2014

Media Databases: the challenges and...

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MEC@AWXI 2014_Key Takeaways

MEC@AWXI 2014_Key Takeaways

06/10/2014 06/10/2014

4 key themes from AWXI and why they...

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MEC@DMEXCO 2014 Key Takeaways

MEC@DMEXCO 2014 Key Takeaways

02/10/2014 02/10/2014

The best of what we've seen at dmexco...

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Fast Take News Brief - Apple

Fast Take News Brief - Apple

10/09/2014 10/09/2014

Recapping Apple's official unveiling...

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Brands Will Have to Earn the Right to Communicate

Brands Will Have to Earn the Right to...

09/09/2014 09/09/2014

Essay by Richard Bradford - 2014 IPA...

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MAGNIFICENT 7 - SEPTEMBER

MAGNIFICENT 7 - SEPTEMBER

09/09/2014 09/09/2014

September's hot stories from MEC

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The Creation of Brand Fame in the Digital Age

The Creation of Brand Fame in the Digital...

09/09/2014 09/09/2014

Essay by Pete Buckley - awarded Bronze prize from the international 2014 Admap Award jury

Essay by Pete Buckley - awarded Bronze prize from the international 2014 Admap Award jury

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The Future Belongs to Brand-Driven Businesses

The Future Belongs to Brand-Driven...

09/09/2014 09/09/2014

Essay by Emil Bielski - 2014 IPA Excellence Diploma Dissertation passed with Credit

Essay by Emil Bielski - 2014 IPA Excellence Diploma Dissertation passed with Credit

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The Future of Brands Lies in Making Loving Fun

The Future of Brands Lies in Making Loving...

09/09/2014 09/09/2014

Essay by James Boardman - 2014 IPA...

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The Future of Brands

The Future of Brands

05/09/2014 05/09/2014

Five awarded and inspiring essays by...

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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - JULY

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - JULY

15/07/2014 15/07/2014

Seven hot stories coming out of July

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MEC@Cannes 2014 - the best bits

MEC@Cannes 2014 - the best bits

24/06/2014 24/06/2014

Trends and highlights from Cannes Lions 2014

Trends and highlights from Cannes Lions 2014

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MEC@E3 2014 - What you need to know

MEC@E3 2014 - What you need to know

20/06/2014 20/06/2014

Trends from E3 & Why they matter

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2014 FiFA World Cup Social and Mobile

2014 FiFA World Cup Social and Mobile

13/06/2014 13/06/2014

Estimated social and mobile usage...

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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - MAY

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - MAY

10/06/2014 10/06/2014

MEC’s monthly round up of the big industry stories

MEC’s monthly round up of the big industry stories

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Trends & Highlights from SXSWi 2014

Trends & Highlights from SXSWi 2014

20/03/2014 20/03/2014

MEC's Key Takeaways from SXSW...

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MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2014

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2014

07/03/2014 07/03/2014

MEC'S TAKE-OUTS FROM THE MOBILE WORLD...

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FAST TAKE NEWSBRIEF - WHATSAPP

FAST TAKE NEWSBRIEF - WHATSAPP

21/02/2014 21/02/2014

FACEBOOK ACQUIRES...

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MEC@MATI 2014

MEC@MATI 2014

14/02/2014 14/02/2014

Our key takeaways from the Marketing & Ad:Tech Israel (MATI) conference in Tel Aviv.

Our key takeaways from the Marketing & Ad:Tech Israel (MATI) conference in Tel Aviv.

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RP NO.4 - SETTING THE TRENDS

RP NO.4 - SETTING THE TRENDS

12/02/2014 12/02/2014

Welcome to MEC’s Review Preview...

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FAST TAKE NEWSBRIEF - SUPER BOWL

FAST TAKE NEWSBRIEF - SUPER BOWL

06/02/2014 06/02/2014

SUPER BOWL XLVIII DRIVING SOCIAL CHATTER

SUPER BOWL XLVIII DRIVING SOCIAL CHATTER

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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - FEBRUARY

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - FEBRUARY

01/02/2014 01/02/2014

Magnificent seven.

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MEC @ CES 2014 - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

MEC @ CES 2014 - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

13/01/2014 13/01/2014

January doesn’t just mark the start of a new year. For over 40 years, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has rung in the new year with the ultimate conference meets technology party, giving innovators, technology companies (both large and small), brands and marketers...

January doesn’t just mark the start of a new year. For over 40 years, the International Consumer Electronics...

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MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - JANUARY

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - JANUARY

01/01/2014 01/01/2014

Magnificent seven 

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DOES YOUR BRAND HAVE MOMENTUM?

DOES YOUR BRAND HAVE MOMENTUM?

06/08/2013 06/08/2013

A new approach to understanding...

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ANALYTICS AND INSIGHT

ANALYTICS AND INSIGHT

26/06/2013 26/06/2013

How A&I can grow your business.

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CookieCutter TM

CookieCutter TM

01/03/2013 01/03/2013

MEC’s Proprietary “Big Data”...

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RP No.3 - Setting the trends

RP No.3 - Setting the trends

20/02/2013 20/02/2013

Welcome to RP No.3, a series of...

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MEC @ SXSW 2013

MEC @ SXSW 2013

01/02/2013 01/02/2013

5 Notable trends & why they matter to you.

5 Notable trends & why they matter to you.

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User Centered Advertising

User Centered Advertising

17/03/2016 17/03/2016

By John Clarvis, Creative Technologist, MEC UK IPA Excellence Diploma Dissertation, passed with Credit 

By John Clarvis, Creative Technologist, MEC UK IPA Excellence Diploma Dissertation, passed with Credit 

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Positive Brand Memories

Positive Brand Memories

17/03/2016 17/03/2016

By Richard Bartlett, Communications...

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Learning from the Quiet Ones

Learning from the Quiet Ones

17/03/2016 17/03/2016

By Susanna Cousins, Strategist, MEC...

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Harness Scenius

Harness Scenius

17/03/2016 17/03/2016

By Scott Brenman, Group Strategy...

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Brand Encounters of the Frictionless Kind

Brand Encounters of the Frictionless Kind

17/03/2016 17/03/2016

By Chris Worrell, Strategy Partner, Global Solutions and EMEA IPA Excellence Diploma Dissertation, passed with Credit 

By Chris Worrell, Strategy Partner, Global Solutions and EMEA IPA Excellence Diploma Dissertation, passed with...

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Spotlight On Conversational Commerce

Spotlight On Conversational Commerce

09/09/2016 09/09/2016

How messaging, chatbots, A&I and machine learning are changing the way brands connect with consumers 

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Downloaded, US

Downloaded, US

31/08/2016 31/08/2016

A month in the media - the top stories from the US.

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Downloaded, India

Downloaded, India

24/08/2016 24/08/2016

The #Happening@Media newsletter from our team in Mumbai.

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Downloaded, EMEA

Downloaded, EMEA

11/08/2016 11/08/2016

A month in media - the top stories from EMEA.

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Charles Courtier

Charles Courtier

05/02/2016 Photo 05/02/2016

Chief Executive Officer, Global

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Stuart Bowden

Stuart Bowden

04/02/2016 Photo 04/02/2016

Chief Strategy Officer, Global

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Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel

10/07/2015 Photo 10/07/2015

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific

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Renato de Paula

Renato de Paula

13/04/2015 Photo 13/04/2015

Chief Executive Officer, Latin America

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Alex Altman returns to MEC
06/06/2013

6th June 2013, London. MEC, today announced the appointment of Alex Altman as Managing Directorof Global Solutions London, the international arm of the global media agency.  He rejoins the agency on Monday June 10th.

Alex will be based in London and report to Tom George, Chairman of the UK and Northern Europe.

Tom George said, “In his new role, Alex is uniquely qualified to help MEC navigate and develop the future of Global Solutions. His experience in driving team culture and delivering brilliant work for clients will be vital as Global Solutions continues to grow and develop into a centre of international media excellence. Personally, I’m delighted to be working again with Alex.  He has a fantastic people-first leadership style and I’m confident that he will inspire all those who work with him.”

Alex Altman commented, “I’m absolutely over the moon to be coming back to MEC. It was an easy decision to make and it’s a wonderful job with a great team of leading interational experts. The world is getting smaller and the opportunity is getting bigger – it’s a great time to be in media and a fantastic time to be back at MEC. I’m relishing it.”

About Alex Altman

 

Alex has worked in media for over 20 years.  He’s worked previously at Mediacom, Mindshare and Carat before joining MEC UK as Deputy MD five years ago.  A common theme to Alex’s career is a focus on change and development. In establishing clear direction and vision and being prepared to take bold and decisive decisions, he has led and been part of teams that have seen significant success and/or turnaround: both strategically and commercially.  In 2010, Alex led the successful GroupM pitch for the COI which was the biggest ever UK media pitch.  After winning that business he was named MD of the company formed to handle the business, M4C, before moving to Initiative as CEO.

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