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Addressable TV Can Unleash TV Ad Creativity

CANNES — The $72 billion US TV advertising industry is premised on making 30-second spots that target consumers. Imagine what happens when TV sets give advertisers the cues they need to target customers individually. Michael Bologna, president of GroupM’s Modi Media division, which is working on just that proposition, says…

Addressable TV Poised to Crack the $70 Billion Market

CANNES — Addressable TV has been in development for the last decade, but only now is it beginning to reach scale. That means that gross ratings points, or GRPs, may be starting to become obsolete. “You know what’s really silly?” says Michael Bologna, president of GroupM’s Modi Media, in a panel…

Addressable TV Delivers Big Sales Lift, Scheppach, Bologna

CANNES — Addressable TV promises to be a powerful tool for reaching consumers at scale with creative that’s carefully targeted to them, but how much lift are marketers who are investing in it actually seeing? “You’re seeing 50, 60, 70% increase in sales lift,” says Tracey Scheppach, SMG’s EVP-Precision Video…

Access to Set-top Data Holding Back Addressable TV, SMG’s Scheppach

CANNES — Since the value that addressable TV delivers is widely understood, what’s hampering its adoption?  Investment banker and CEO of LUMA Partners Terence Kawaja asks these panelists in a session taped aboard the AT&T AdWorks yacht. The mindset of big brands accustomed to the notion that they can buy…

MediaVest’s AOD Reorg ‘Benefits’ Our Campaign: Heineken’s Amram

CANNES — We have heard a lot this year about how SMG’s VivaKi has moved much of the functionality of its distinct Audience On Demand programmatic division out in to sibling agencies. That has been the internal reorganization story. But what do clients think? “MediaVest has completely rethought staffing on our business. For…

Vivaki, Cadreon: How Ad Agencies Are Rebooting Their Programmatic Ops

CANNES — For businesses that have often preached the dangers of operating in “silos”, it’s ironic how siloed ad agencies’ programmatic ad tech operations have been within their own companies. But that is now changing, with a couple of big agency initiatives to reboot how their dedicated programmatic divisions operate in their…

SMG Adds Video and Native Distribution to Content@Scale Program

CHICAGO — SMG is expanding the content platform it launched early last year to encompass video and native distribution channels. Designed to help SMG clients with their content marketing efforts, Content@Scale gives quick access to licensed content produced by more than 36 publishers and 135 content contributors, including CBSi, Kiplinger, Mode,…

Programmatic Buyers Are Coming Out of Their Silo: SMG’s Gould

CHICAGO — Roughly 45% of display ads in the U.S. are now bought programmatically, and that’s much too big for programmatic buying to be considered a specialization anymore. For that reason, VivaKi’s AOD trading desk has been moving programmatic specialists over to client teams at Publicis Groupe’s media agencies. “It…

Three Biggest Ad Trends By SMG CEO Desmond

CHICAGO — What are the biggest and most exciting trends affecting advertising and communication today? Mobile, quicker time to sale, and the fusion of creative advertising by customer data, according to the boss of one of the world’s biggest ad agencies. Speaking with Beet.TV in this interview ahead of her visit…

SMG’s Weinstein on the Evolution of Programmatic Buying

CHICAGO – As programmatic buying has matured, agencies are pulling it from separate departments and integrating programmatic buying more closely into core operations, says Lisa Weinstein, President, Global Digital, Data and Analytics at Starcom MediaVest Group, in this interview with Beet.TV. The evolution of programmatic buying inside agencies is similar to…