Flockology: New Month, New Trends, New US MD


Your essential monthly guide to what’s hot in the world of marketing.

Flock USA is Growing 

We are excited to welcome to Flock, Mitchell Caplan, as the Managing Director to lead the US expansion. Mitchell has over 25 years of experience in the marketing industry, spanned roles including CMO of IBT Media, CMO of Young and Rubicam/WPP, and CMO of McCann Erickson, New York. Take a look at our full Flock, here.

Amazon now falls behind Google in ad spend 

The Amazon effect continues to grow as the company reported on their first-quarter 2018 filing “other” revenue. Sales and Advertising services, which fall under the “other” category, grew 132 percent year over year to reach $2 billion. Read more.

Flock is speaking at FOM Global 2018

This month, Flock will be partnering with Festival of Media Global, 13-15th May 2018, Rome. Flock’s CEO, Simon Francis, will be leading a panel discussion with a lineup including McDonalds, Nissan and Toyota Europe. The focus of the discussion is:

Where do we find creativity today? Finding the right creators, nourishing talent and leveraging new content strategies.

Flock is speaking at ProcureCon London 2018

We are excited to be a part of ProcureCon taking place on 12-14th June 2018, London. Flock’s CEO, Simon Francis, will be at the event and conducting a deep dive workshop on:

How to Conduct an Agency Ecosystem Review

Click here if you are planning to attend either FOM or ProcureCon, we’d love to buy you a coffee and share expertise.



Connected Customer Experiences

At the recent Flock CMO Lunch Forum, four CMOs from very different industry sectors (Automotive, Technology, Entertainment and Investment Banking) found they all shared challenges around Connected Customer Experiences. They agreed on the need to design their marketing organisations and ways of working around the needs of their customers, based on five key barriers to becoming a customer-centric and customer-connected organisation. Find out more here.

Asda appoints AMV BDDO as creative agency

Flock supported Asda with the recent appointment of creative agency, AMV BDDO. “Thank you for your invaluable involvement,” said Eilidh MacAskill, VP Creative Asda, “I’m so grateful for everyone at Flock. We have ended up with a superb partner.”


Read more on the appointment of AMV here.

How to measure your brand purpose engagement

Brand purpose has become increasingly important in today’s world. But, more than half of brands are missing the opportunity to truly engage consumers by failing to measure the impact on society of their purpose campaigns. Read more.


Not only teenagers use Snapchat!

Snapchat’s vice-president of content and Non-Executive Director at Flock Associates, Nick Bell, addresses the misconception that Snapchat users consist almost entirely of teenagers.Nick also discusses the importance of user experiences and how brands can now rely on Snapchat advertising to target their audiences by age, gender, location and context. Read more.

Restock, rather than refresh

There is no doubt that efforts are being made inside and outside agency walls to diversify the pool from which talent is recruited and 2017 was a landmark year for driving diversity in the workplace.

The main challenge that agencies face is finding a way to not only access but engage talent outside of graduate recruitment fairs and existing relationships to restock, rather than refresh the pool. Read more.

We hope you’ve been able to gain some new insight from these articles. If you’d like to share any of your thoughts and opinions on these insights, or what else is going on in the world – get in touch with us here or use #Flockology @FlockAssociates – we’d love to hear your views.

In the meantime, you can read more about our services here, or our most recent work here.

See you next month!

The Flock Team

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