GroupM And Buzzfeed Form Global Partnership Giving WPP Clients Access To BuzzFeed’s Creative And Data

GroupM And Buzzfeed Form Global Partnership Giving WPP Clients Access To BuzzFeed’s Creative And Data
SHARE
THIS



WPP’s media network GroupM has found solace in a partnership with massive listcile and news site BuzzFeed.

The global partnership gives GroupM agencies and WPP agencies and clients access to BuzzFeed’s creative and data assets.

The arrangement involves no investment or equity exchange between the companies.

Rob Norman, chief digital officer of GroupM said, “The future of advertising lies at the intersection of creativity, data, media and technology; that’s where BuzzFeed has built its business and proved its value to brands. This is a terrific opportunity for our clients to move swiftly and succeed in the fastest growing media platforms. We have appointed partnership leaders from each GroupM agency, and other WPP agencies will do the same.”

Dominic Proctor, president of GroupM said, “WPP’s investments in content demonstrate its commitment to creating socially and culturally resonant content for millennials. GroupM’s partnership with BuzzFeed adds a new dimension to this capability and amplifies our other partnerships.”

Greg Coleman, president of BuzzFeed added, “This is an exciting time for our company.  Our audience is growing on and off platform.  Our Motion Pictures studio is booming and now reaches 1.5 billion video views a month – from shorter than short form on Snapchat, to original scripted series. We’re excited to take our unique approach and voice in branded content, data and iterative learning in a big way with GroupM and their clients.”

Led by GroupM, WPP agencies will benefit from:

  • the first beta partnership with POUND, BuzzFeed’s proprietary data technology that offers insights and analytics around how content shares across the social web;
  • a dedicated creative group at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures to produce branded video content for WPP clients;
  • a creative residency allowing WPP creative teams access to BuzzFeed’s expertise producing social content for all platforms; and
  • preferential media pricing for clients of GroupM agencies.

 

Latest News

How To Create Connections To Increase Your Influence
  • Opinion

How To Create Connections To Increase Your Influence

Darren Fleming (pictured below) is a speaker, author and trainer who specialises in helping leaders influence their teams. He is the author of Don’t be a D!ck – creating connections that make influence happen. In this guest post, Fleming offers proven tips on how to improve staff connections and your influence around any office… The secret to […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
PayPal Unveils “Uncle Awesome” In Witty Christmas Spot Via Buzzman
  • Advertising
  • Campaigns

PayPal Unveils “Uncle Awesome” In Witty Christmas Spot Via Buzzman

A dodgy uncle is the star of PayPal’s new Christmas spot set to air across 15 european countries this festive season. The work of famed Parisian agency Buzzman, the ad plays on the traditional family Christmas and the arrival of an uncle notorious for his over-touching, cheating and over-eating. This time around, thanks to Paypal, Mr […]

Isentia Builds Out Executive Team With Three New Appointments
  • Media

Isentia Builds Out Executive Team With Three New Appointments

Isentia Group Limited has announced three senior appointments to its executive leadership team to accelerate product enhancement, operational efficiencies and support ongoing transformation. Following an extensive search, Paul Russell has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO), Kelly Young chief human resources officer (CHRO) and Peter McClelland chief financial officer (CFO). Ed Harrison, Isentia chief executive officer and managing director, […]

Ovarian Cancer Australia Says ‘It’s Time For Ovary-Action’
  • Campaigns
  • Media

Ovarian Cancer Australia Says ‘It’s Time For Ovary-Action’

Ovarian Cancer Australia has launched its first pieces of work via agency 10 feet tall. ‘It’s time for ovary-action’ is their empowering, new creative platform that aims to rally all Australians to stand up and take action for the cause. The launch includes a quirky content video accompanied by print and radio components that aim […]

Assembly Label Appoints The Wired Agency
  • Media

Assembly Label Appoints The Wired Agency

One of Australia’s leading fashion brands, Assembly Label has officially appointed The Wired Agency as its exclusive digital campaign partner. As a market leader in the ‘simplified essentials’ space; quickly becoming renowned for their minimal approach to design and clothing construction, Assembly Label has recently opened their tenth retail location as well as being well-represented […]