Andy on Twitter

  • Publicis prioritizing investment is super smart. Nothing to be gained from investing in Cannes. Way over priced ,
  • Cannes this year is both shallow and disappointing. Some ok content but overly commercial and no CMO agenda ,
  • Shares in Cannes Lions' owner fall as Publicis pulls out and WPP voices doubts ,
  • All marketing arcs lead to membership. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Sharing = currency of communications. The system (social media) carries the currency and enables transactions . @Cannes_Lions,
  • Better never stops @Cannes_Lions,
  • Love the power of great brands + great artists + great institutions being drawn together by the artist ,
  • Yup ,
  • Unification of Unilever marketing org means better control over assets - less duplication/volume and more localization @Cannes_Lions,
  • Keith makes a fair point on reach - is about reaching those you haven't reached. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Creativity is last source of competitive advantage. Maybe... ,
  • Unstereotyped ads perform 25% better. a convenient number? but just the same a powerful point if even 5% better. @keithweed,
  • Brand safety and suitability go hand in hand. Some progress made but way to go. @keithweed,
  • Time to tackle the bots. Rip the ad fraud out. No such thing as cheap media. @Cannes_Lions,
  • Must count 100% of pixels as a view. Not 50% and not less. Need for 3rd party verification @Cannes_Lions,
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Dell Earnings

Our Q1 earnings are out if you are interested… Some of the highlights if you missed them:

  1. Overall, we increased revenue to $16 billion, up 9 percent year-over-year.
  2. We announced the best earnings per share (EPS) in 9 quarters, a 12 percent increase.
  3. Our operating expense (OpEx) is the lowest that we’ve seen in a long time at 12.9 percent of revenue.
  4. We are the only large server vendor to grow volume and share – grew 3x industry.
  5. Our revenue outside the U.S. surpassed inside the U.S. for the first time in Dell history!
  6. Global Consumer was profitable and revenue up 20 percent year-over-year. Units grew 47 percent year-over-year.
  7. Emerging Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) grew 58 percent and was 9 percent of our company revenue.
  8. EqualLogic revenue grew more than 100% year-over-year.
  9. Partner Direct is live in all regions – nearly 16K partners and approximately 300 new partners every week.
  10. Notebooks were our fastest growing product category, increasing sharply at 43 percent and 1.2 times the industry. Revenue grew 22 percent year-over-year. Just wait until our customers see the new e-Family series we’ll launch in a few months.

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