No Point In Point Solutions For Videology’s Jamboretz

LONDON — When you are facing the challenge both to beef-up your technology capability and to roll out across channels at the same time, should you pick multiple tools that can help each deployment, or one that claims to do it all? Many tech vendors these days are fond of boasting their “end-to-end” status, claiming to be able […]

 
 

UK Close To Picking Hybrid TV Measurement Supplier

LONDON — The organization charged with measuring UK TV viewing for channels’ advertisers, Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), used to be criticized for its traditionalist approach to the task – a 5,1oo-household panel method supposed to represent country-wide viewing in a multi-media age. But BARB is reinventing itself. The board already measures laptop, desktop and tablet TV viewing […]

 
 

Data Will Get Linked Up In 2017, Experian’s Danaher Says

MIAMI — For a modern advertiser, it’s a thorny problem. These days, your customers are reachable on all manner of different screens and devices that, whilst connected to the internet, are not connected to each other. It makes consumers schizophrenic. In other words, they have multiple identities, scattered across services. And that is a targeting nightmare. But many […]

 
 

Addressable TV May Hit 60% Of US in 2017: Neustar’s Dethero

MIAMI — The ability to target individual households with a medium that is traditionally more used to shouting at mass audiences is here and now. But it’s not universal – and it’s not yet living up to some of the wilder dreams of ad industry executives. But “addressable TV” is about to go large, and it’s time to […]

 
 

Half Of TV Ads Could Be Addressable, GroupM’s Nielsen Thinks

LONDON — About 42% of US homes are now able to receive so-called “addressable advertising” – TV ads custom-targeted at individual homes thanks to one of a variety of return-path TV systems. But how much of the multi-billion-dollar TV advertising industry could be funnelled through that channel in the years ahead. It’s early days, but […]

 
 

INVIDI’s ‘Addressability In The Sky’ Excites 605’s Dolan

LONDON — In the emerging world of “addressable TV advertising” – in which operators can swap out a standard 30-second spot for one custom-targeted at a single viewer – cable and online platforms may appears to have the upper hand. But satellite is far from out of the game. UK satellite pay-TV operator Sky had its AdSmart […]

 
 

Admore’s Condon Aims To Automated TV Ad Delivery

MIAMI — Celebrating its third birthday this quarter is Admore, it’s a division of Frank Canella’s Canella Media, a company aiming to bring direct-response mechanisms to television. Led by president Brendan Condon, a former AOL international ad exec, the Temecula, CA-based outfit’s platform numbers an automated system for using a single insertion order to buy across TV, […]

 
 

Start ‘Em Young: Affinity Is Born Early: Videology CEO Ferber

MIAMI — You may find yourself deciding between two cars, or cans of beans or a hotel chains this week. But when did your judgements about the brands involved really begin? Earlier than you might think, according to one ad-tech exec helping brands capitalise on targeted video and TV ads. In fact, in a world increasingly dominated […]

 
 

MasterCard’s Jankowski Sees ‘Priceless’ Opportunities In Content

MIAMI — It’s a wide-open new marketing world, with a big new creative palette. But sometimes picking the right brush can be half the battle. MasterCard is one big brand with all the tools at its disposal. So how is it thinking about the right advertising tactics to deploy? In this video interview, MasterCard’s media SVP Ben Jankowski tells […]

 
 

Acxiom’s Schmitt On Porting Online Campaigns To TV

MIAMI — So you have been running an online ad campaign, and how you’re keen to harness the possibilities afforded by new TV ad tactics. Can you use the same data to target the same kind of audience, in the old medium? Sure, you can – but doing so takes a bit of work, according […]

 
 

Trump’s Campaign Success Has Lessons For Marketers, comScore’s Livek

MIAMI — He famously under-spent his rival on TV ads, making greater hay from late-night tweets and sometimes outlandish monologues. So does Donald Trump’s eventual election suggest a crisis in TV ad effectiveness? When the most important political period in US democracy turns back the clock on what had been accelerating ad spend, is it time […]

 
 

Data-Driven Campaigns Demand Automation, Horstman Says

MIAMI –The possibilities are endless, the data-points are infinite and opportunities to reach consumers abound. You want to allocate human staff to run all that? Good luck, says AudienceXpress‘s Walt Horstman – this level of complexity, in the new TV ad ecosystem, needs a fallback to code. “You apply an advanced dataset that is looking at … the audience impressions against […]

 
 

INVIDI Buys GroupM A Place At Addressable’s Table: Gottlieb

LONDON — In what is beginning to look like a season of exits for video ad-tech startups, addressable TV specialist INVIDI was last month acquired by AT&T, DISH and WPP. The 16-year-old company has come in to its own of late, by helping advertisers serve household-targeted ads in to TV streams in the two minutes per hour […]

 
 

UK’s Virgin Media Offers Addressable VOD, Liberty Global’s Paul Says

LONDON — It just launched its new V6 set-top box and a weird Android tablet this week and, though the kit reportedly does not upgrade the advertiser offering, according to The Drum, UK cable operator Virgin Media is already helping serve targeted ads inside catch-up programming. Virgin Media, formed out of a merger of regional cable operators […]

 
 

Audience And Context Go Hand-In-Hand: Adobe’s Minmaugh

MIAMI — Take two bottles in to the shower? In advertising these days, strategies appear to have bifurcated along just two such lines. In one, clients continue buying inventory around content deemed to match their target demographic. In the other, they buy super-targeted specific customers, regardless of where they are reading or viewing. But strategies don’t have […]

 
 

Consultant Prohaska: Addressable TV No Longer Just Theory

MIAMI — It needs to get bigger, but it’s not jus a scribble on a whiteboard anymore – the idea of targeting individual households with custom-placed TV ads, even in linear, is here and now. So says the man who used to run programmatic advertising at The New York Times, no less. “And the audience data […]

 
 

Media Research Is Now Data Science: TiVo’s FitzGerald

MIAMI — In some ways, it was the usurping of the old guard by the new school. Earlier this year, TV data company Rovi acquired set-top box outfit TiVo in a deal valued at $1.1bn. Then the combined entity took on the TiVo name, creating a corporation that own box the boxes and the data. So you’ll […]

 
 

Advanced TV’s National Evolution: MODI’s Bologna

MIAMI — Addressable? Advanced? The way that television advertising is bought, targeted, sold and measured is changing. The new connection of TVs and TV boxes to the internet is offering up household-level targeting, when ads are fuelled by smart data sets. In this panel video interview at Beet Retreat 2016, Group M’s MODI Media president Mike Bologna, […]

 
 

DataXu’s Tellefsen Draws ‘Graph Of Graphs’ For TV Targeting Data

MIAMI — Want to target new TV ads with scientific precision? More and more US TVs are getting lit up with connectivity, making the real problem a back-end one. In other words, getting hold of the right data, and combining it in the right way, is becoming the new transformative opportunity in future TV advertsiing. […]

 
 

Gaskamp On Videology’s Transition To A SaaS Business

MIAMI — It’s become known as one of the major video ad-tech platforms on the block, allowing publishers and ad buyers to plan and executed targeting campaigns using an online dashboard. But Videology didn’t start here. Nearly a decade ago, things were a little more hands-on – and the company had to hold its customers hands […]

 
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