CES Sessions: 605, NBCU, Turner And Omnicom Explore MVPD Data Sharing

LAS VEGAS – If multichannel video programming distributors won’t share their set-top box data, how do media buyers and sellers expand the practice of audience buying? Not quickly. This is the main takeaway from a Beet.TV panel discussion at CES 2017 focusing on advanced television targeting. Held at held the OMD Oasis at The Venetian, […]

 

CES Sessions: 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom And Turner Discuss Dynamic Creative Optimization

LAS VEGAS – Everyone agrees that data can help to inform better video advertising targeting. The question is how best to do it. The narrow range of options was the focus of a Beet.TV panel discussion at CES 2017 conducted at the OMD Oasis at The Venetian. It brought together representatives of 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom […]

 

Omnicom’s Steuer Hoping To Avoid ‘Hodge-Podge’ Of TV Audience-Buying Methods

LAS VEGAS – In the early 1990’s, advertising agencies began to unbundle their media departments into separate operating units. Now television networks are unbundling their audiences to meet advertisers’ increasing desire for better ad targeting. “Cable programmers have always gone narrow in the sense that their individual networks tended to be much more niche content […]

 

How Experian Helped Toyota Track Drivers, From TV To Showroom

LAS VEGAS — Toyota dealerships in five US states now know exactly how many people were driven to their showrooms by TV ads, after an addressable TV campaign worked on by vendors in marketing data and mobile location. In June, Gulf States Toyota, which comprises 150 dealerships, targeted 652,200 AT&T/DirecTV viewers believed to be in-market for a new […]

 

Data No Longer In The Rear-View Mirror: Cadent’s Mitchko

LAS VEGAS — Time was, data was the oil that powered backward-looking reports examining the effectiveness of already-executed campaigns. But that’s all changing now, as new technology allows ad-tech platforms to show live data and let clients respond by tweaking campaigns mid-flight. That’s according to one ad-tech exec whose company helps advertisers use data segmenting to target linear […]

 

OMD’s Rozen Sifts CES’ ‘Shiny Objects’ For Immersive Marketing

LAS VEGAS — The Consumer Electronics Show gets bigger and bigger each year – and it changes, too. Once a mecca simply for new gadget fans, now the show attracts marketers and advertisers eager to understand the new technologies that will represent the consumer engagement platforms of tomorrow. But that places a responsibility on advertisers to take […]

 

Flipboard’s McCue Offers Brands Aspiration Over Snacking

LAS VEGAS — Maybe the full-page, print-style ad format isn’t the optimum format, even for an app that launched to replicate the modality of a printed magazine. In October, Flipboard, the flippable content aggregation app that borrows its interaction method from the page-turning paradigm, launched Storyboard, a new ad format for buyers. Speaking with Beet.TV at the […]

 

More Uniform Standards Would Advance One-To-One Targeting: VM1’s Shlachter

LAS VEGAS – True one-to-one advertising targeting on digital and linear television is being held back by too many competing standards, says the President of VM1, the dedicated Verizon agency within Zenith. “The interoperability of all these different systems and platforms and devices just don’t play nicely together today. But over time it’s definitely where […]

 

USA Today’s VR Show Shoots Second Season To Draw Brand Experiences

LAS VEGAS — USA Today is currently in production on a second “season” of its own virtual reality series, as it gears up to offer brands new ways to sell into the medium. A year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show, chief revenue officer Kevin Gentzel announced to Beet.TV the company would be making daily VR content. Now […]

 

OMD’s de Nardis Enthuses About VR, Driverless Tech and IOT

LAS VEGAS – Even if there’s no disruption at CES there’s always good reasons for media agencies and their clients to meet “on nice, neutral ground,” says OMD Worldwide CEO Mainardo de Nardis. This year is no exception. “It’s all about innovation, even in years like this when there hasn’t been something terribly disruptive to […]

 

Adobe’s Foster: Brands Should Focus More On What Consumers Want

LAS VEGAS – To genuinely personalize today’s customer experience, marketers and agencies need to take a step back from the oceans of data at their fingertips. They should revisit the past and reacquaint themselves with some marketing basics, according to Adobe Video Solution’s Campbell Foster. “Too often, marketers forget about marketing 101,” the company’s Director […]

 

CES Sessions: Parsing Ad Load Limits With 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom And Turner

LAS VEGAS – Fewer but more impactful and relevant ads per commercial break aren’t going to happen overnight. But it’s the beginning of a road the industry must start to travel so as not to lose both current and future viewers of linear television. This was the consensus of media sellers and audience targeting specialists […]

 

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 […]

 
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