// Media


Impressions, Units, CTV, OTT, OLV, social, search, display, cinema, and OOH…

Marketers seeking growth from advertising are fighting fragmentation and decreasing ad supported entertainment. They are simultaneously navigating a rapidly evolving regulatory environment and faster advancements in technology.  Media Planning teams exists to help clients find growth, safely, in this chaos.
// What is done

Architect and steward media plans that maximize value for brands.

The fluidity in modern media requires media planners to be as skilled in optimizing communications tasks and media plans before a plan launches as they are at interpreting data in-flight, finding opportunities, and changing course in reaction to results.

In both Media Planning and Strategy, it employs a Signals-based approach. Across marketing, campaign, and in-flight cycles,  use data signals ensure all tactical decisions are connected to the clients' overall business growth and strategy.

Use ‘Outcome Signals’ to help identify the most effective options based on what we’ve seen work in the past. Good-quality outcome signals give us confidence that our advertising will perform well and that we are using our investment smartly. And use ‘Opportunity Signals’ to help identify new opportunities to increase value. Opportunity signals may not be based on what we have done before, but they let us apply judgement and imagination to the task of making every interaction worthwhile.

Across all three marketing cycles, Outcome and Opportunity signals help us learn from what we know about the world and imagine what we might be able to do to make it different. They fuel two different ways of thinking about problems, resulting in more effective and more imaginative plans and more valuable advertising for clients and consumers.

// Technology

Technology is helping media planners do the best work of their careers.

Continuously develops tools and technologies that automate routine tasks, enabling our teams to spend more time on creativity and strategy.



A suite of planning tools built on a survey of more than 5 million individuals across the world. Semaphore enables planners to select channels that suit the required comms tasks. It also explains reach and frequency of those channels against the target audience, to help planners deliver efficient reach.



Worked with our analytics team to collect normative data, detailing the ability of different combinations of publishers and formats to drive attitudinal changes. Overlaid with algorithms and a UI, planners are able to achieve a base plan based on prior success beyond their own experience quickly.



GroupM’s audience intelligence platform, putting advanced algorithms in the hands of every planner and democratizing data science. With the ability to onboard CRM data, it places potential consumers at the heart of everything we do.


Project Odyssey

An automated approach for forecasting outcomes of direct response advertising. Odyssey, currently in beta, reduces time spent forecasting by 25%, while increasing accuracy.


Third Party Tools

Advanced users of the best publicly available tools in the world. We expertly use Nielsen, Kantar, YouGov, GWI, Comscore, and the like to find signals of differentiation.

// Business Methodologies

Planning Process


// Disruptive Project

Easy & Fair

Buying and selling houses.

In a fair way.

Open Door

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Other areas of knowledge:

Disrupt. Grow. Change. Repeat.