Should agencies show more -aaS?

First there was SaaS — software-as-a-service. Then PaaS — platform-as-a-service. Then IaaS — infrastructure-as-a-service. These days it’s EaaS — everything-as-a-service. Development-as-a-serivce (DaaS). Testing-as-a-service (TaaS). Content-as-a-service (CaaS). Social-media-as-a-service (SMaaS). I’m not making these up. Is it AaaS — anything-as-a-service? Is the right adjective for that AaaS-inine? Which made we wonder… Should agencies simply rebrand themselves as […]

Creative technology != marketing technology

Just read an article posted on Adweek yesterday, The New Tech Heads, profiling four “digital technologists” — that label seems a tad redundant, doesn’t it? — from top agencies: Scott Prindle, executive creative technology director, Crispin Porter + Bogusky Chris Kief, creative technology director, TBWA\Chiat\Day Richard Schatzberger, director of creative technology, Bartle Bogle Hegarty Gareth […]

Creative technologists in brand advertising

I recently read an excellent post by Randall Rothenberg on the IAB blog, A Manifesto on Interactive Advertising. It’s a passionate argument for a renaissance of creativity in interactive advertising — especially in the agency world. Randall decries that online advertising, while pervasive, is rarely iconic. How many people have felt good about search ads […]