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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

OMD’s Oasis Guides Clients Through Immersive Technologies

LAS VEGAS – An oasis is defined as a fertile spot in a desert where water is found. OMD’s Oasis encampment at CES 2017 provides a similar function, but one based more on providing strategic direction than liquid sustenance. “From year to year, the changes are enormous, overwhelming,” observes Monica Karo, the CEO of OMD […]

 
 

Future Viewership Behavior Key Focus For Marketers: Mediavest | Spark’s Terkelsen

LAS VEGAS – At CES, media agencies assume the dual role of soothsayer and gardener. That’s because their clients come to the extravaganza with one main objective. “Show me what the future is going to be,” is how Brian Terkelsen, the Global President of Mediavest | Spark, explains it during a break in the activity. […]

 
 

Havas’ Kinsella: As Agencies Rush To Data, How Deep Is Too Deep?

Is there such a thing as too much data in advertising and media? Quite possibly, according to the CEO of Havas North America. “I still see an incredible rush to data,” says Colin Kinsella, noting the trend of agency holding companies combining their data assets and building “these incredibly large organizations” around said data. He […]

 
 

GroupM’s Norman: Consumer Entertainment Choices A ‘Complicated Puzzle’

One expects to see faster chipsets from the NVIDIAs and Qualcomms of the world at CES 2017, plus more dazzling television screens. But for TV programmers, a lot of the action will focus on skinny bundles and trying to figure out how consumers will figure out their individual relationships with entertainment content. This is the […]

 
 

Kawaja on AT&T/Invidi Deal, Adobe/TubeMogul and Accelerated Consolidation in the Year Ahead

Following a record year for mergers and acquisitions in the digital advertising and media space, “the volume is going to continue” in 2017. That’s the forecast from LUMA Partners Founder & CEO Terry Kawaja, whose advice for startups in the artificial and virtual reality space—plus the Internet of things—is don’t be too early. In an […]

 
 

Voice Recognition For TV ‘The New Battlefront’: OMD USA’s Winkler

Pure programmatic buying of television ads in a real-time, automated fashion is not happening at any kind of scale today and probably won’t for a few years, according to the Chief Investment Officer for OMD USA. However, “A lot of the benefits from programmatic thinking are starting to come into the marketplace, mostly through the […]

 
 

GroupM’s Rob Norman: Viewability Not Acceptable in Feed-Based Environments

While digital ad viewability probably won’t be the “topic de jure” at CES 2017, GroupM is taking into account modifiers for U.S. feed-based video advertising as it takes its own viewability standards global, according to Chief Digital Officer Rob Norman. “It’s pretty well known that the GroupM viewability standards aren’t met by feed-based environments,” Norman […]

 
 

Next Stop For 605: CES, New Devices And Cross-Screen Measurement Opportunities

As it prepares for its first CES event in Las Vegas, data and analytics provider 605 will be looking at new video delivery devices slightly differently than programmers. Whereas programmers mostly envision additional viewer fragmentation, 605 sees opportunity to provide measurement solutions. As a “pure data play,” 605 doesn’t sell media or advertising, isn’t a […]

 
 

MediaLink At CES 2017: Immersive Experiences, Sensations and Disruption

Strategic advisory and business development firm MediaLink is heading to CES 2017 to expose its clients—a mix of Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Madison Avenue and Wall Street—to “immersion and experiences in terms of sensations in marketing,” according to President and COO Wenda Harris Millard. If that’s not enough, there also will be disruption, the kind that […]

 
 

Turner ‘Ignite’ Slims Down And Powers Up The Ad Experience In ‘Test And Learn’ Year

Heading into CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Turner was just rolling out its Ignite insights-powered unit, designed to enhance the television advertising viewing experience. Turner Ignite returns to CES 2017 armed with case studies showing how branded content and standard ads paired in pods lifts campaign engagement. Ignite evolved from the realization that the TV […]

 
 

IP Delivery Means Smarter Targeting, Reduced Ad Loads: Fox’s Marchese

Letting consumers opt in to engage with digital commercials in lieu of seeing a full pod of them is just “the tip of the spear” in the quest to replace frequency based advertising, says Fox Networks’ Joe Marchese. “This is where we’d like to end up. But between here and there, there’s a lot of […]

 
 

Wall-Size TV’s To Internet Of Things Security: GroupM’s Gotlieb On CES 2017

LONDON – As he looks ahead to CES 2017, GroupM Chairman Irwin Gotlieb sees “enormous developments” in all six categories that are typically his focus at the global consumer electronics and technology trade show. In an interview with Beet.tv, Gotlieb identifies those categories as automotive, computing, computing mobility, consumer electronics, health & fitness and integration. […]