After being “punched in the face” the year prior, Mindshare got its new business mojo back in 2019. It build more capability in performance media to challenge specialist firms and just as importantly, put the machines to work with AI-driven predictive campaigns like China’s gaming predictor ‘Colonel KI’ for KFC, Australia’s cricket commentator ‘Monty’ for Foxtel and India’s ‘Infection Alert System’ for Lifebuoy. All were highly awarded efforts, proving that predictive AI can be consistently applied to solve problems and not just serve as a one-off gimmick.
But with or without AI, can you predict how Mindshare fared across all facets of the business in 2019?
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The agency's overall grade for 2019
Grades and detailed discussion of performance across five categories:
- Leadership: A qualitative assessment of leadership performance, key regional decisions, management stability and contributions to industry by agency leaders.
- Creativity: Compelling and effective campaign work, judged qualitatively. Regional and global awards recognition is included, with higher weighting given to wins at major shows. Work demonstrative of high effectiveness for clients is also considered.
- Innovation: A qualitative assessment of Asia-based initiatives and innovations based on their improvements to the agency, people, clients and industry.
- Business growth: Assessed by the value of accounts won and lost in 2019, as calculated by the agencies and R3’s New Business League, published in Campaign Asia-Pacific, along with recognition of new project work and organic growth through retained clients.
People and diversity: Agency efforts to attract, retain and develop a high calibre of talent with a commitment to staff diversity and wellbeing are examined qualitatively.
The grade the agency gave itself, and why
How the agency performed versus its 2018 scores
- The agency's self-declared areas of specialisation.