Content Decoded, founded by David Beebe, who AdWeek called “A Branded Content Master Who Makes it OK to Love Marketing," and named by Ad Age as a “forward thinker, risk-taker, and rainmaker in marketing," knows how to navigate the intersection of Hollywood Storytelling and Brand Marketing to create what's next in media and marketing. In multiple industry firsts, Beebe founded and led the Disney/ABC Digital Content Studio, producing derivative branded content for Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Scrubs. Beebe was honored by the Emmy for outstanding creative achievement in interactive media for producing the 83rd Oscars Digital Experience and led the launch of the first ever full episode player on, which was also recognized with an Emmy. Crossing over the isle to the brand side, Beebe became the first ever VP, Global Creative + Content Marketing at Marriott International, where he founded and led the Marriott Content Studio, producing premium story-driven brand films, tv shows, documentaries, magazines, books, and other branded content for Marriott's portfolio of 30 brands, including brand publishing platform Marriott Traveler and created M Live — Marriott’s groundbreaking first ever global social media brand command centers around the world, which were honored with a Cannes Lions Award for the use of data in storytelling. Beebe also produced programming for Yahoo Originals, DIRECTV, Showtime, and PBS. Brands, media companies, and creatives who partner with Content Decoded get access to the same creative and strategic insights, real world industry experience, and market intelligence that Beebe uses to transform brands to think consumer first, think like a media company, and transform marketing from a cost-center to a revenue center.
Fear / fear / noun a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. “marketers are excited for the future, but fear of the unknown, fear of change, fear of failing, and fear of losing their jobs cripple the very people charged with driving innovation in media and marketing from doing so.” synonyms: terror, fright, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, dismay, distress When I work with brands on transforming their
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I’ve been in your shoes. You haven’t bought that conference ticket, and you’re second guessing yourself over and over as the event draws nearer. Suddenly, the big day arrives, and the social media messages start piling up. Everyone seems so engaged, they’re learning a ton, rubbing elbows with the best of the business—and you’re not
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Ground Control to Major Tom. We have a major problem. It seems that Marketers, Agencies, and Platforms are only thinking about themselves. They haven’t learned that consumers now control when, where, and how they interact with brands. Brands no longer control the medium, the message, or the consumer. Even the data that marketers love so
No one can argue that the way brands and consumers connect with each other has been flipped on its head. Here’s the cold hard fact: consumers are now in control of when, where and how they interact with brands. It’s a hard reality for many brand and marketing executives to admit. In a multi-screen world filled
A couple of days ago, I read an article from Digiday and it immediately got my attention for so many reasons. Written by Sahil Patel, it read “Snap is looking for a head of brand integration for Snapchat Shows” and I thought wow, groundbreaking…they are using one of the most traditional advertising models around. Kind of backwards for
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Every summer has its own story. And what a summer it’s been for traditional media companies and platforms to come up with new ways to interrupt the consumer, even though everyone in the industry knows that interruptive advertising is dead. Here’s what Fox and YouTube executives cooked up over the summer barbecues: The Six Second Ad! Cue
True story from my experience at the intersection of Hollywood Storytelling and Brand Marketing. “Are all of the billboards that he’ll see on the drive from his home to the office part of the media and marketing plan?” “Yes. He’ll see all of our new shows promoted on every billboard on his drive.” “Perfect.” Yes,
Ground Control to Major Tom. We have a problem. The wild wild west influencer marketing industry continues to be a sh*t show and self-reporting by the very people who have a horse in the race is just one of the biggest reasons why it’s getting a bad rap. Here’s Why All of the platforms that
House Of Cards producer Dana Brunetti and digital media executive David Beebe, the former architect behind Marriott’s Content Studio, have been named keynote speakers for this year’s Buffer Festival — a YouTube film festival and industry convention to be held in Toronto this fall. Brunetti, the Oscar and Emmy-nominated producer behind The Social Network, Captain Phillips, and Fifty Shades Of Grey, will join Canadian TV personality Amber Mac for a fireside chat about a short
Quick. When you think about real-time communications, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If it’s the infamous Oreo You Can Still Dunk in the Dark tweet, you’re living in the past. That campaign happened more than four-years-ago – ancient history in the world of real-time marketing. Leave your traditional mindset behind According to content marketing guru David Meerman
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