The day before the Global Advertising Summit in Moscow that took place October 9-10 under the support of the Government of Moscow and the oldest advertising trade organization IAA, we talked to the two global managers of IAA — Faris Abouhamad, the World President, and Michael Lee, Managing director. Konstantin Mayor, the owner of the leading Russia’s media company MAER GROUP, that is one of the Summit’s media supporters, also joined our conversation.

We discussed the newest mission of advertising and popular industry misconceptions, talked about IAA’s expectations in Russia and global media trends, as well as the importance of professional marketing and advertising qualifications.

Latest report called «This Year, Next Year» by WPP-owned media management from GroupM, forecasts that global media spend in 2014 will reach $534 billion, a 4.5% increase over 2013. The ad spending will increase 5% to $560 billion in 2015, GroupM predicts. Both figures are very close but slightly fewer than the calculations earlier revealed in July by

Nokia is rolling out a color-centric campaign that is dedicated to a new milestone in the company’s history. On April 25, Microsoft has finally completed the acquisition of almost all Nokia Devices and Services business. To celebrate this, Nokia decided to pay tribute to part of its DNA—color—in a new communication effort, Not Like Everybody Else, which comes to be the first campaign after the Nokia business gets under the banner of Microsoft.