MESA’s Guy Finley On Fostering Development Of Second Screen Technology

By on 01/16/2013 9:22 PM @

LAS VEGAS — The 2nd Screen Summit at CES marked an "unprecedented gathering of all of the visionaries around the second screen."  We had the opportunity to speak with Guy Finley, the Executive Director of the 2nd Screen Society and MESA to find out about how the organization is helping to foster the development of second screen technology.

The 2nd Screen Society brings together content holders, advertisers, ad agencies, brands and technology providers behind second screen experiences throughout the year, at events in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Amsterdam in order to "determine where this nascent industry is going."

Finley tells us, "We believe that second screen will enable an entirely new way to reach the consumer through brands and through content," and with an estimated 200 to 300 companies actively involved in the space, the 2nd Screen Society provides a year round dialogue to help inspire conversation and advances in the industry.

In addition to hosting this day-long event at CES, MESA also released a Lexicon for the 2nd Screen Society featuring twenty-five terms for the second screen, to help newcomers and veterans understand the terminology behind the second screen industry and all that goes along with it.

Megan O’Neill

Recent Videos
MultiChannel Providers Zero in on Partnerships, Ad Opportunities

FORT LAUDERDALE — As multichannel video providers adjust to the daily shifts in the TV, consumption and advertising businesses, many are diving deeper into advertising opportunities. At the recent Beet.TV executive retreat, operators shared their vision on how partnerships look in the years ahead ...

Programmatic Experts Keen for Integrating TV and Digital Data

FORT LAUDERDALE — Marketers and agencies are trying to figure out how to manage the growth of addressable TV, especially as programmatic buying continues to overlap with the TV market. That was a key topic of discuss at the Beet.TV retreat in Fort Lauderdale on the programmatic opportunities in TV. ...

Yahoo Rolls Up BrightRoll & Flurry To Make ‘Cross-Screen Graph’

FORT LAUDERDALE — After having purchased mobile ad analytics firm Flurry and video ad tech outfit BrightRoll, which will be the name for all its ad tech, Yahoo is looking at combining the force of each to help TV companies retain viewers with cross-screen ad targeting. Speaking with Beet.TV, ...

Publishers Shifting To Improve Experience: Xaxis’ Schlickum

Over the last couple of years, the ad industry has put itself through the wringer, when it comes to the combined threats of fraud, viewability and, now, ad blocking. One of those, viewability, is improving somewhat, as publishers pare back and focus on quality, says a top programmatic ad exec. ...

Addressable TV Saves Advertisers Money: Rentrak’s Livek

So-called “addressable TV” promises to bring more-precisely-targeted advertisements to TV viewers via connected boxes and TV sets. And that is going to mean greater efficiencies, according to one ad tech exec. “Addressable TV is here,” says Rentrak CEO Bill Livek. “You have two ...

True Ad Personalization Will Never Happen: Modi’s Thissen

All the talk in TV ad land is about the prospects for super-targeting viewers of connected TVs with hyper-individualized ad messages. One school of thought says that kind of dynamic personalization is “science-fiction“. And a leading addressable TV advertising exec is similarly bearish. “I ...

Dynamic Ad Creativity Is Science-Fiction: Nielsen’s Solomon

The prospect that, in a connected era, TV ads could be assembled from multiple component parts to make up a 30-second spot that is custom-built for a particular individual viewer is getting some marketers is excited. But how viable is this idea, really? Nielsen’s precision and planning SVP Eric ...

Why Out-Of-Context Ads Can Work Best: Xaxis’ Schlickum

Despite the emergence of ads networks and individual targeting that allows advertisers to reach consumers on whatever site they may be, many ad tech execs say context – the art of simply placing an ad in a related publication or TV show – will continue to prove valuable. But can context ...

Context And Audience Go Hand-In-Hand: Xaxis’ Beaumier

The coming age in which TV adverts can be distributed to different individual viewers based on specific targeting criteria could, in theory, mean an end to the practice of buying ads against particular shows known to pull broad audience demographics. But one ad tech exec doesn’t expect a wholesale ...

Cord-Cutting Is Forcing Smarter TV Ad Offerings: AT&T’s Brown

The emerging prospect of targeting individual TV viewers with ads, no matter what show or channel they’re watching, may be real – but that doesn’t mean the industry should throw out the old practice of buying ads in shows considered to have demographic matches. That’s according ...

Upfronts Won’t Die In TV Renaissance: Magna Global’s Bayer

FORT LAUDERDALE — If you think the coming age of buying addressable, internet-style ads in the blink of an eye is going to mean an end to the TV ad industry as we know it, think again. “I think we’ve entered …a renaissance of television,” Matt Bayer, SVP of advanced TV at Magna ...

Brienna Pinnow, Experian
Experian Gearing To Launch Connected Addressable TV Platform

FORT LAUDERDALE — “This has really been the year of addressable TV. We’ve done literally triple the amount of work compared to 2014,” according to Experian addressable advertising product lead Brienna Pinnow. Now the data company wants to do more? But what exactly? “To develop ...