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Do You Need Big Agencies to Digest Big Data?

Do You Need Big Agencies to Digest Big Data?

big data ad agenciesDo you need big ad agencies to digest big data?  NO!

Bob Hoffman’s (aka The Ad Contrarian) recent take on the never-ending discussions of ‘big data’ in advertising is that “… the important data about consumer behavior comes primarily from 1) the brand, and 2) media and media research companies…The idea that the agency will now be the collector and keeper of data and the go-to developer of media technology seems highly unlikely. ”  

In fact, the unanswered question is whether or not big ad agencies have the technology, insight and will to evaluate ‘big data’ and apply their learning to the advantage of the client.  The short answer is (again) NO!

According to Hoffman, “The ad industry has decided to play the other guy’s game. They are now competing in an arena in which they have distinct disadvantages. They are not as good at data or technology as their competitors. They are quietly abandoning creativity, although it is still the one and only thing that clients can’t get somewhere else.”

Check out the full article in The Ad Contrarian.

 

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