Digital Founders Panel: Ox Verte, Odysia, & An Ideas Company

IBM’s Robert Schwartz talks about entrepreneurship, the importance of being values driven, and creativity with a panel of digital founders: Jessie Gould, Founder and CEO, Ox Verte Luis Navia, Co-founder & CEO, ODYSIA Matt Curtis, Founder, An Ideas Company Interview 0:00 Introduction 1:18 Introduction to Ox Verte 1:58 Introduction to Odysia 2:15 Introduction to An […]

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Frankly, the Internet of Things is the next step in addressability

Frank Discussions with iX thinkLeaders at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2017 Frankly, the Internet of Things is the next step in addressability The advent of digital gave marketers an exciting way to advertise, introducing real-time measurement and accountability. It also gave consumers tools to get what they want without interruptions. Sophisticated CMOs have countered […]

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Frankly, your brand is only as good as your customer experience

Frank Discussions with iX thinkLeaders at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2017 Frankly, your brand is only as good as your customer experience With ad blocking and skipping, and the decline of TV ratings, brands are no longer built with advertising but rather in the myriad moments of contact with customers, online and off. This […]

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Frankly, talking like a millennial isn’t enough – with IBM iX & Mic

Frank Discussions with iX thinkLeaders at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2017 Frankly, talking like a millennial isn’t enough The conventional wisdom for the last half decade has been that for a brand to engage their Millennial audience online, they must speak “authentically” in the argot of the online Millennial. This best practice is no […]

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Frankly, you should be thinking about Blockchain as the next big thing in programmatic

Frank Discussions with iX thinkLeaders at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2017 Frankly, you should be thinking about Blockchain as the next big thing in programmatic In 2016, programmatic digital display ad spending represented over two-thirds of total digital display ad spending in the US. Programmatic is clearly the present and future, yet the unprecedented […]

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Errol Baran, SVP Business Development and Innovation, BBC

As part of the “Frank Discussions with IBM iX thinkLeaders” series that took place at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Errol Baran, SVP Business Development and Innovation at BBC, and Robert Schwartz, Global Leader, Agency Services at IBM iX discuss how BBC is driving its marketing innovation and exciting trends in news and media. […]

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Ronalee Zarate-Bayani, Head of Integrated Marketing & Digital Advancement, The Hershey Company

As part of the “Frank Discussions with IBM iX thinkLeaders” series that took place at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Ronalee Zarate-Bayani, Head of Integrated Marketing & Digital Advancement at The Hershey Co., and Robert Schwartz, Global Leader, Agency Services at IBM iX discuss driving marketing transformation through digital at one of the *sweetest* […]

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Gabriel Fernandes, Head of Consumer Experience, Pernod Ricard

As part of the “Frank Discussions with IBM iX thinkLeaders” series that took place at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Gabriel Fernandes, Head of Consumer Experience at Pernod Ricard, and Robert Schwartz, Global Leader, Agency Services at IBM iX discuss creating meaningful customer experiences and marketing transformation through digital Pernod Ricard. Subscribe to IBM […]

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Has human communication become botifed?

How often do you receive a message and wonder, “Did a person really write this?” When receiving a message online, it can often be difficult to discern whether it came from a human or a chatbot. Given the rapid rise in automated forms of communication, it would be foolish to assume that words attached to […]

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Designing like you’re there: What I learned using VR for architecture

In 2013, I was working on the Xiqu Centre for Chinese Opera in West Kowloon, China, with the architectural theater planning consultancy Fisher Dachs Associates alongside Bing Thom Architects. This space was curvy—curvy beyond nearly any project we had done, and changes were coming fast. Today the balcony railing swept, wave-like, seamlessly into the side […]

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How blockchain-based payment is changing the cannabis industry

Legal cannabis is a $7-billion business in the U.S.—and it’s almost all done in cash. That’s in the process of changing. The mental picture of people stuffing piles of $20 bills into their mattresses isn’t far off from the truth for some cannabis business owners. The drug may be legal in some states, but it’s still […]

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How to save your vision in a world of perpetual screen time

Ride the subway or hop on a plane, and most of the people around you will be staring at their phones. The odds are good, in fact, that you are one of them … and that your eyes hurt from too many hours on your device. Even though we’ve switched from old-fashioned CRT monitors to […]

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