Video: Horizon's Donnie Williams on Accountability and Digital Convergence

WILLIAMS: The world is a more complex place today than it's been in the past and organizations like ours are designed to help marketers navigate the here and now and the future and it gets more and more complex. What's mission critical for us is accountability. Today our relationships with clients are built in a number of different ways depending on their needs, but in the not-distant future we anticipate our relationships being predicated on the successes that we drive and that's a measure in and of itself.

WILLIAMS: The same trickles down to the partnerships that we establish.  So I think the result of that is going to be a simplicity of offering. Especially in my world, in the digital marketing world, there's always been just thousands and thousands of different options.  Today you actually see publishers, technology providers, even analytics providers streamlining their own operations for more of a long-term benefit or with a view towards the future. That's them focusing their own internal efforts around areas that are driving this return on behalf of marketers.  So, the folks that we partner with most effectively are the folks who are aligned around our clients' interests.

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Jack Myers

Jack Myers is the nation’s leading Media Ecologist and is an Academy and Emmy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, author of four books and executive producer of GE Focus Forward Films, winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Disruption Award. His... read more