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Floor 9 is where technology and culture collide. We discuss how major tech companies and industry disruptors are driving today’s culture and the impact their products have on media attention and consumer behavior. In a society where attention is the most coveted resource, we provide thoughtful analysis and insights on the shifting media and industry landscapes and what brands can do to stay ahead. Made by the IPG Media Lab. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Floor 9 is where technology and culture collide. We discuss how major tech companies and industry disruptors are driving today’s culture and the impact their products have on media attention and consumer behavior. In a society where attention is the most coveted resource, we provide thoughtful analysis and insights on the shifting media and industry landscapes and what brands can do to stay ahead. Made by the IPG Media Lab. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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@ipglab

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English


Episodes

Episode 154: Outlook 2024 Deep-Dive

2/17/2024
Welcome back to Floor 9! This week, your hosts Ryan and Adam are joined by Chelsea Freitas from our Strategy team to take a deep dive into the trends and themes from our latest annual Outlook report, which includes: Make sure to check out the full version of Outlook 2024 report on Medium here: https://bit.ly/LabOutlook24 If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:56:47

Episode 153: CES 2024 Recap

1/26/2024
Welcome back to Floor 9! As always, we’ll kick off the year with a CES episode, in which the Lab team assembles to recap the biggest trends we spotted at CES 2024, including: In addition, we also each named our favorite CES product this year! To learn more about CES trends, read our written recap here on Medium. If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast and Spotify. Follow the Lab on Medium for our latest insights. Thanks for listening! Correction: at the 22:21 mark, Richard mistakenly said "Roku" when he meant to say "Roxi" when mentioning their new interactive linear broadcast channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:56:10

Episode 152: 2023 Trend Recap

12/22/2023
To close out this significant year of innovations, the Lab team assembles for an end-of-year recap of the biggest trends that defined the tech and media landscape for the past 12 months: Listen now to hear what the Lab team has to say about each of these five topics that will continue to influence consumer behavior in 2024 and beyond. You can read more about the trends discussed in this episode in our year-end roundup piece here on Medium. If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast and Spotify. Follow the Lab on Medium for our latest insights. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:55:20

Episode 151: 2023 Holiday Shopping Trends

12/1/2023
Welcome to our annual holiday shopping trends episode. This year, this holly jolly discussion is led by Chelsea Freitas, VP of our Strategy team, and she is joined by two other members of our strategy team, Adam Simon and Katy Geisreiter. In this episode, the trio shared some must-know stats about this year’s holiday shopping trends and consumer behaviors, highlighted their favorite tech-enabled retail holiday campaigns, and debated the effects of funflation and other marco-economic forces on holiday shopping behaviors this year. Listen now! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:27:15

Episode 150: Generative AI & Its Impact on Advertising

10/23/2023
Welcome back to Floor 9. This week, we are tackling the hottest innovation territory of the year, generative AI, and its impact on the ad industry with the help of two brilliant UM thought leaders: James Fox, Global Chief Strategy Officer, and Andrew Littlewood, Global Chief Product Officer. Together with the Lab’s managing director Adam Simon, the trio discussed the state of generative AI, especially in terms of where it is in the Gartner hype cycle, the industry leaders in consumer-facing AI, what marketers can do with the new AI tools, and what’s next for generative AI. In addition, the following intriguing questions were also raised and explored: If you’re curious about generative AI and want to learn about how it impacts the world of advertising and marketing, this episode is a must-listen! Floor 9 is a podcast created by the IPG Media Lab to bring you our latest musings and hot takes at the intersection of consumer technology and digital media. If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:11

Episode 149: Podcasters as Influencers (Ft. Kara Manatt from MAGNA & Edwin Wong from Vox Media)

8/10/2023
Welcome back to Floor 9. In this episode, we had the honor of having Kara Manatt, EVP of Intelligence Solutions at MAGNA, and Edwin Wong, SVP, Insights & Innovation at Vox Media, to chat about their recent blockbuster research on the persuasive power of podcasters and podcasting’s growing influence. When asked which media figures’ influence matters most, their study found that 75% of listeners say podcast hosts compared to 15% who say social media influencers. Kara and Edwin shared which podcasts they love most, then dived into the most revelatory findings from the joint study, “Podcasts: A New Era of Influence” (starting at 11:07). Some highlights of their discussion include: You can learn more about this joint research here: https://www.voxmedia.com/2023/5/10/23718269/podcasts-a-new-era-of-influence If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:32:24

Episode 148: Apple WWDC 2023 Recap

6/10/2023
In this episode: What the Lab thinks about Vision Pro, Apple’s first spatial computing device, and its potential impact on media consumption habits. Plus, various other interesting tidbits from Apple’s WWDC event this week, including the unified presence of widgets across OS’s, and Apple’s deliberation omission of generative AI. Floor 9 is a podcast created by the IPG Media Lab to bring you our latest musings and hot takes at the intersection of consumer technology and digital media. In this episode, you’ll hear from Adam Simon, our managing director, and Ryan Miller, director of partnerships. If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:36:22

Episode 147: CES 2023 Trend Recap

1/17/2023
Welcome back to Floor 9! As usual, we are kicking off the year with a CES recap episode that features the entire IPG Media Lab team, plus Chad Stoller, Global Chief Innovation Officer of UM Worldwide. Listen now to hear about our team’s thoughts on the biggest trends in digital health, entertainment, mobility, smart home, and vice economy coming out of this year’s CES show floors! If you'd like to learn more about our CES learnings, please check out the Lab's CES content, including an in-depth written recap, here: https://ipglab.com/ces/ Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Click here to listen and subscribe! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:57:16

Episode 146: Holiday Special - Innovation Gift Exchange

12/16/2022
Come one, come all! ‘Tis the season for our annual holiday episode of Floor 9. This year, we’re closing out the year with a not-so-Secret Santa gift exchange featuring co-hosts Ryan and Adam, along with the entire Strategy team here at the Lab — Chelsea, Katy, and Richard. All the gifts given in this episode have ties to one or more of the Innovation Territories that we track throughout the years at the Lab, while also reflecting what we know of each other. So listen now to find out what we gifted each other, and why we think they are representative of the key innovation trends. Maybe our selection of innovation-minded gifts will inspire gifts for your loved ones, or highlight innovation territories to pay attention to! As always, you can find Adam on Twitter @adamjsimon, and Ryan on LinkedIn. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Click here to listen and subscribe! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:47

Episode 145: Holiday Shopping & Streaming Update

11/17/2022
Welcome back to Floor 9! 'Tis the season again to talk about holiday shopping trends. Listen now to hear co-hosts Adam and Ryan walk you through the following trends in holiday shopping and recent news from the streaming services: Insider Intelligence Deloitte holiday surveySmall Business Saturday eventAmazon partnering with Snapchatnew ecommerce widgetadding live sports contentbroadening ecosystem play We close out the episode with a quick discussion on the ongoing FTX debacle and a potentially long crypto winter. If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. As always, you can find Adam on Twitter @adamjsimon, and Ryan on LinkedIn. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:43:40

Episode 144: Direct Mail 2.0 (Ft. Dave Fink from Postie & Lauren Banks from USPS)

10/13/2022
This week on Floor 9, we welcome a panel of experts on direct mail, including Dave Fink, Founder and CEO of Postie, Paul Tracey, VP of Advisory Services at Matterkind, and Lauren Banks, Brand Marketing Specialist at USPS. Moderated by Ryan Miller, Senior Manager of Partnerships at the Lab, our group of industry insiders dive into the unique capabilities of direct mail as a media channel, dispel some common misconceptions about direct mail among marketers such as addressability and sustainability, and explain how modern direct mail companies (like Postie) have digitally enhanced a century-old marketing channel. If you wish to learn more about how direct mail has become a privacy-first, brand-safe media channel, along with some suggestions on best practices, you won’t want to miss out on this great discussion on Floor 9! Recommended reading: 2022 Holiday Marketing Playbookhttps://uspsmailjourney.comhttps://www.uspsdelivers.com/ As always, you can follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Click here to listen and subscribe! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:36:11

Episode 143: One-Way Ticket to Dynamic Island (Apple Event Recap)

9/9/2022
The Lab team is back on the mic to discuss the latest announcements from Apple. Host and Senior Manager of Partnerships, Ryan is joined by Adam and Katy from our Strategy team to chat about everything Apple unveiled during Wednesday’s “Far Out” event, from the funky Dynamic Island design for the new iPhone 14 Pro to the rugged Apple Watch Ultra with new emergency SOS features, as well as all the brand implications these new products and features will entail. Listen now! As always, you can find Adam on Twitter @adamjsimon, and Ryan on LinkedIn. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Click here to listen and subscribe! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:28:48

Episode 142: The Glow-Up of Microsoft Ads (Ft. Jennifer Solomon-Baum)

8/22/2022
This week on Floor 9, we’re delighted to chat with Jennifer Solomon-Baum, North America Marketing at Microsoft Advertising and Innovation Lab Lead, to learn about how the maker of Windows has emerged as the latest heavy-hitting player to join the digital advertising arena. In this episode, we talked about Microsoft’s growing advertising capabilities (many of which were announced at the Microsoft Build 2022 event), the unique ecosystem of services that Microsoft has at its disposal to reach the “Workday Consumer”, and the myriad of ways that brands can take advantage of their ad offers. You can follow Jennifer on LinkedIn, or watch her in The Download, a video series that she produces (highly recommend the special episode from Cannes!) In addition, you can also read more about the Workday Consumer, a new commissioned research conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Microsoft Advertising, and read more about the future of work on WorkLab. As always, you can find Adam on Twitter @adamjsimon, and Ryan on LinkedIn. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Click here to listen and subscribe! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:32

Episode 141: The Metaverse Mid-Year Check-In (Ft. Joshua Lowcock)

7/26/2022
Welcome back to Floor 9! This week, we welcome back Joshua Lowcock, UM’s Global Chief Media Officer, for an in-depth discussion about all things metaverse with our SVP, head of strategy, Adam Simon. From where the metaverse currently sits in the hype cycle, to the competitive landscape of the platforms with “metaverse aspirations," to understanding the metaverse as a operating system, Joshua and Adam talk through the various key aspects of this hot-button concept and, more importantly, what it means for brand marketers eager to enter the metaverse. As always, you can find Adam on Twitter @adamjsimon, and Joshua on LinkedIn. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Click here to listen and subscribe! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:30:46

Episode 140: Apple’s 2022 WWDC Recap

6/8/2022
Welcome back to Floor 9! This week, co-hosts Adam and Ryan bring you the must-know highlights from the 2022 WWDC keynote that Apple gave on Monday. From new lock screen UI design to new Apple Wallet features, they chat about how Apple continued to show commitment to creating seamless user experiences, with a newfound emphasis on customization and shared experiences. Innovation-minded brands know that Apple’s WWDC announcements often offer a sneak peek into the future, and we hope this episode will help you better understand the new features coming soon to millions of consumers. As always, you can find Adam on Twitter @adamjsimon, and Ryan on LinkedIn. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Click here to listen and subscribe! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:37:29

Episode 139: The State of Podcast Advertising (Ft. Alyssa Meyers from Morning Brew)

6/2/2022
This week on Floor 9, we’re delighted to welcome audio ads expert Alyssa Meyers, who works as a reporter for Morning Brew's Marketing Brew newsletter. Adam Simon, US Head of Innovation at UM, talked with Alyssa about the state of podcast advertising, a booming ad market that is forecast to exceed $2 billion in revenue in 2022. From major growth drivers like Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) and programmatics to newer formats beyond host-read ads, Alyssa shared with us her insights on how and why brands should consider leveraging podcasts to reach an increasingly mainstream and diverse audience. You can find Alyssa on LinkedIn and follow her work on Morning Brew for the latest insights on audio ads. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:20:42

Episode 138: 2022 Google I/O Event Recap

5/17/2022
Welcome to another recap episode of Floor 9! This week, Adam and Ryan will walk you through all the major announcements from the latest Google I/O developer event, where the search giant announced several brand-friendly features on visual search, voice assistant, digital wallet, data privacy, and more. In addition to these software updates, Adam and Ryan also talk about Google’s hardware news from the event, including the all-new Pixel Watch and a pair of AR glasses that Google subtly showcased in a demo video (which may or may not be vaporware). Listen now to hear our take on Google’s announcements and their implications for brand marketers. You can read an in-depth recap of this event on our Medium site here. As always, you can find Adam on Twitter @adamjsimon, and Ryan on LinkedIn. Follow the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:20:33

Episode 137: The Rise of “Storeless” Commerce (Ft. Randall & Chris from IAB)

5/13/2022
For this episode, we had the pleasure of chatting with Randall Rothenberg, Executive Chair at IAB, and ​​Chris Bruderle, Vice President of Research & Analytics at IAB, about the insights on social commerce from their brilliant annual Brand Disruption report. Together with your host Ryan Miller, we discussed the rise of direct brands and storeless commerce, how social media has become the new TV, the role of micro- and nano-influencers in social commerce, and the best practices for brands to tap into social commerce. If you’re a brand looking to understand how shopper behavior is shifting in the age of social commerce, this episode is a can’t-miss! You can find Randall on Twitter @r2rothenberg and on LinkedIn, and Chris on LinkedIn. You can find the Lab on Twitter @ipglab and on Medium for our latest insights. Click here to listen and subscribe! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:23:59

Episode 136: What Marketers Should Know about Snap Partner Summit 2022

5/2/2022
Floor 9 is back with a special post-event recap episode! Co-hosts Adam Simon and Ryan Miller are joined by Chelsea Freitas, our VP of Strategy & Innovation, to discuss the 2022 Snap Partner Summit. Listen now to hear our thoughts on the new creator tools and brand-friendly features that the Snapchat parent company announced during its annual media event, in addition to some brand suggestions on how to utilize AR to deliver brand value, today and tomorrow. If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:24:36

Episode 135: Brand Safety and Responsibility in Times of War

3/24/2022
Welcome to Floor 9. This week, we chatted with Arielle Garcia, Chief Privacy Officer at UM Worldwide and our resident expert on online safety, about how companies are taking actions against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Many international companies, including big tech companies, have paused marketing operations in Russia, or pulled out of the market entirely. Adam Simon, UM’s U.S. head of Innovation, talked with Arielle about how brands are thinking about brand safety in response to a devastating world event like this, the brand responsibility of continuing to support quality news and combat misinformation, and why taking a more nuanced approach is crucial in times like this. You can click here to check out the Human Rights Watch site that Arielle mentioned towards the end of the episode. Click here to listen and subscribe! If you enjoyed the episode, please consider giving us a five-star review on Apple Podcast. Thanks for listening! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:20:22