4C’s Goldman Sees Ad Opportunity Become Reality

LAS VEGAS — The tectonic plates of the ad-tech ecosystem have shifted in to alignment, allowing now advertisers to do many of the newfangled techniques that have been talked about for years. That’s according to one media-tech exec whose company just passed some milestones of its own. 4C Insights ingests social media platform data and TV ad data […]

 
 

Discovery’s Garfield Aims To Extend Linear Optimization To Digital

LAS VEGAS — Discovery Communications already has its own data management and optimisation platform for linear TV ad trading. Now it wants to bring it back to digital, too. “Discovery Engage, which is our linear optimisation platform, we started on the linear side,” Discovery Communication data analytics VP Sam Garfield tells beet.TV in this video interview. “We’re […]

 
 

CES Sessions: 605’s CEO Dolan Builds On Cable Industry Roots In Addressable Linear TV

LAS VEGAS – Although the Dolan family sold Cablevision Systems last summer, they have continued to stay close to the industry and are building on their experience in the new venture they’ve named 605. Television programmers and cable operators will be among the first to benefit from 605 CEO Kristin Dolan’s longtime involvement with addressable linear […]

 
 

Alexa Rocks Vegas & More: Ashley J. Swartz’ Take on CES 2017

Every year I provide Beet.TV audiences with the most relevant takeaways and insights I’ve found at CES for the advertising and media industry. CES 2017 proved to be a year that foreshadows incredible impact on the advertising industry. With the ‘Internet of EVERYthing’ and autonomous devices, shopping behaviors and the consumer touch points brands have today […]

 
 

Live Has Arrived – Young Turks’ Uygur Breaks New Ground

LAS VEGAS — It began as a live radio show, before the digital age forced it in to an on-demand box. But now The Young Turks, a video broadcaster producing progressive politics commentary, is set to make hay from a return to its live roots. Sixteen years ago, co-founder Cenk Uygur launched The Young Turks on […]

 
 

OMD’s Mendonça Weighs Addressable ‘Holy Grail’ And EU Prviacy

LAS VEGAS — The age of addressability is upon us, promising clients laser-targeted audience relevance – but the power will come at a price, and the potential must be carefully executed against imminent new European legislation. That is according to one ad agency boss now helping clients understand and benefit from the changes. “We are definitely entering […]

 
 

AI Ads Are Ready For Prime-Time: OMD’s Edwards

LAS VEGAS — Artificial intelligence will come to play an increasingly important role in the decisioning and consumption of digital content and advertising, according to one of communications agency OMD‘s big thinkers. In this video interview with Beet.TV, OMD strategy and product development director Jean-Paul Edwards says AI is nothing new – but it is now ready […]

 
 

Time Inc’s Murray Eyes Cross-Brand Content For Digital Age

LAS VEGAS — Over the two decades that magazines have been embracing the web, the strategy for many has flip-flopped between two models – showcasing existing magazine titles and a portal roll-up of content from across those titles. Time Inc thinks it has done pretty well at converting its magazines to digital. Now it wants to tap their […]

 
 

Omnicom Experimenting With Versioning Of TV Ads In National Units

LAS VEGAS – Until addressable television advertising achieves greater national scale with less system-by-system logistics, what excites Omnicom Media Group’s Chris Geraci is the potential versioning of commercials. It would involve having versions of creative within a national commercial unit to appeal to different households. “We’re just beginning to experiment with one company that’s involved […]

 
 

IBM’s Watson Ads Solution To Expand Beyond Weather Company Assets

LAS VEGAS – Watson Ads, the cognitive advertising product that’s been available to brands exclusivity within The Weather Company app and on weather.com, will be released for wider use in apps and on websites sites later this quarter. In the meantime, in an interview at CES 2017 with Beet.TV, Weather Company CEO and GM Cameron […]

 
 

Renault Will Shift To Addressable TV Ads By 2019

LAS VEGAS — Auto maker Renault has a plan to move away from traditional, inefficient mass advertising to consumer-targeted ads within two years, including on TV. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show, Renault marketing communications VP Bastien Schupp told Beet.TV: “Moving from mass marketing to marketing to individuals is one of the key challenges for us in the next two to […]

 
 

Turner’s Strober Explains Advanced Linear TV Audience Targeting

LAS VEGAS – Turns out you don’t have to be on Wall Street to run a futures market. It’s happening every day in the traditional linear television business, according to Turner’s EVP of Client Strategy & Ad Innovation. “Unlike digital, we’re actually working in a futures market,” says Michael Strober by way of explaining Turner’s audience […]

 
 

Predictive TV Targets Purchasers, Not Demos: Simulmedia’s Zimbalist

LAS VEGAS – People who are fixated on the future of television are missing a great opportunity to mine linear TV right now. And best prospecting asset is a marketer’s own first-party data. That’s the worldview of Michael Zimbalist, CMO of marketing technology company Simulmedia, as he takes in the activities at CES 2017. “The […]

 
 

Focusing On Video Outcomes Cures ‘A Lot Of Ills And Worries’: Eyeview’s Harnevo

LAS VEGAS – Is the advertising industry stuck on so-called intermediate metrics when judging the performance of their video campaigns? Oren Harnevo thinks so. The CEO and Co-Founder of Eyeview believes there’s no substitute for actual outcomes, meaning a person sees a video and then buys something. “A lot of the video campaigns you see […]

 
 

Facebook Working On TV-Style Ad Units, Blodget Says

LAS VEGAS — Facebook is working with publishers to develop a new style of social video ad format that will look and scale like TV. That’s according to the head of one of the publishers involved in the process, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget. “Facebook is now designing new units for social video,” Blodget told Beet.TV […]

 
 

Great Creative Is ‘Table Stakes’ As Clients Seek Insights, Knowledge: TBWA’s Ruhanen

LAS VEGAS – Creative agencies are managing a transition from a service culture to a knowledge culture. Along the way, the heretofore trusty 30-second television spot has yielded to a continual search for the most appropriate video format and accompanying production budget, according to Troy Ruhanen, the CEO of TBWA. “I think a lot of […]

 
 

comScore’s Fulgoni On Internet-Connected Devices And The Future of Media Research

LAS VEGAS – While running Information Resources Inc. beginning in 1980, Gian Fulgoni had an insider’s view of the consumer research business. With comScore now measuring some 120,000 Internet-connected devices within U.S. households, he sees the future of media research requiring lots of cooperation and less reliance on panels. The company’s technology is now in […]

 
 

How OMD’s Cuthbert Delivers In ‘The Age Of Addressability’

LAS VEGAS — The idea that advertisers can use TV to deliver personalised messaging, tailored for individual consumers, is no longer just an idea – it is here and now, according to one ad agency boss. “We are in the age of addressability, it’s here,” OMD EMEA chief digital officer Blake Cuthbert tells Beet.TV in this video interview. […]

 
 

Foursquare’s Crowley on the Power of Location Targeting

LAS VEGAS — The future of mobile marketing is not a distant dream – it’s here and now. Whether it is vendors like PlaceIQ or Ubimo, marketers now have ways they can use consumers’ real location data in ad buys. But Foursquare’s founder wants you to know that the pioneering location-sharing app has been offering this capability for […]

 
 

Facebook’s Schachtel Eyes Expanding Live Video Ad Test

LAS VEGAS — Facebook is testing advertising inside its Facebook Live live broadcasting system, and is planning to grow the number of ads served this year. Facebook global technology and telecom strategy director Jane Schachtel revealed the plans to Beet.TV in this video interview recorded at the Consumer Electronics Show. “We’re testing, in Facebook Live, short ad breaks,” […]

 
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