Furious Corp’s Ashley Swartz: The U.K.’s Collaborative Spirit Will Come to the U.S.

LONDON – The US advertising industry could take a lesson from the European market and learn how to cooperate across divisions, according ot Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and founder of Furious Corp. Swartz spent time in London interviewing industry executives based in the UK and the rest of Europe for Beet.TV ad the Future of […]

Beet Retreat Takeaway: Let’s Move On: It’s Not “Us” (TV biz) vs. “Them” (FANG) Anymore, Ashley Swartz

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Beet Retreat 2018 brought together the entirety of the advertising industry value chain to help define the semantics surrounding advanced television and provide a clearer picture of measurable business outcomes. What follows is the five-minute synopsis of Ashley J. Swartz, who serves as “dean” of the annual event as well as CEO […]

Beet Commentary: Ashley Swartz on Media Inventory Management Best Practices

Just because we sell intangible goods or ‘time’ and space, media is not that different from other industries. More importantly, many of the challenges we are facing in today’s media enterprises, and the resulting competencies we must develop, take a page out of other industry handbooks. Inventory management is one. Inventory management or yield management […]

Beet Commentary: The Television BCG Matrix, Ashley Swartz explains

Everyone has heard or used the phrase,”upper right quadrant”, but what does that mean? Well, the BCG [Boston Consulting Group] matrix is a steadfast strategic tool of MBAs and overpaid consultants to analyze a market or company’s health. In episode 4, Swartz maps the TV, Video, distribution and technology players on this matrix and for […]

Beet Commentary: Porter’s 5 Forces of TV & Video, Ashley Swartz explains

In the second episode of this multi-part series, Swartz analyzes the content and distribution landscape using [Michael] Porter’s Five Forces. (power of suppliers &buyers, threat of substitutions or new entrants and competitive rivalry) Through this, she evaluates the difference between yesterday and today; how we have shifted form controlled and protected to intense competitive rivalry […]

Better Business Tools Key to Digital Video Future, Ashley Swartz

VIEQUES, PR — While robust, the digital video business faces hurdles for growth in the years ahead, but those can be solved with better business tools, and a common language for problem-solving, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp in her wrap-up report on the Beet.TV retreat. But the answers aren’t as simple as more […]

Ashley Swartz: Upfronts Alive and Well and Audience-Driven

As the upfronts draw to a close, and TV networks take stock of the annual presentation fest, the role of “audiences” will likely have played a larger role in TV buying, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Corp. Despite concerns of a flat market, there is still money flowing in. “There is […]

The Media Revolution is an “Industrial Revolution,” Ashley Swartz

FORT LAUDERDALE – The massive changes in the way that date is powering advertising is transformative, akin to a sort of “industrial revolution,” says Ashley J. Swartz, industry analyst and founder of Furious Corp, in this keynote presentation at the Beet.TV executive retreat this past weekend. Please find more videos from the event here.

Ashley Swartz CES RoundUp: Internet of Things, Drones and Wearable Tech

LAS VEGAS — Many of the key advances in consumer electronics at this year’s flagship convention have expanded far and wide beyond actual devices, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp, in her round-up report for Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Key trends to watch that were evident on the show […]

VOD Could Shepherd More Programmatic Buying in TV, Ashley Swartz

Video-on-demand inventory is the next logical entry point for programmatic style advertising into linear TV, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Minds, in an interview with Beet.TV. “VOD is the first inventory that will come online for dynamic ad insertion,” she says. “The inventory is a bit more controlled, it’s not beholden to a […]

The New Lexicon of Programmatic Advertising, Commentator Ashley Swartz explains

There is great misunderstanding surrounding programmatic marketing, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and founder of Furious Minds. “We’re all using the same words to talk about this new world of marketing and advertising, which has really become the new world of technology,” she says. Because people are using the same words to talk about different […]

Vice, Digitas take “Best in Show” at NewFronts, Beet Commentator Ashley Swartz

For “making the most of the internet and staying on brand” Vice took overall ‘best in show’ at this year’s NewFronts, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Minds, in her weekly segment for Beet.TV in which she highlights the 2014 NewFronts. “[Vice] takes risks and they deserve to be commended for that,” […]

Beet Commentary by Ashley Swartz: Content Must is “Fluid”

VIEQUES, PR — In a fast-changing, multi-screen world, content and consumers are leading, rather than marketers, says Ashley Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Minds, in a state-of-the-nation video report from the Beet.TV Executive Retreat. “There is a fluidity of content. We are chasing, we are not leading. Audience behavior is changing faster than we […]

FreeWheel has Important Video Report, Ashley Swartz explains why

The newly released report by FreeWheel on digital video consumption and advertising represents something of a watershed moment for TV Everywhere, explains Ashley J. Swartz in this analysis for Beet.TV.  The report also points to the growth of advertising across digital properties. Here is our video interview with FreeWheel’s Brian Dutt who gives his take […]

Beet Commentary: Online Video GRPs a Risk for Long-Term Pricing, Ashley Swartz

The use of TV-like ratings to measure online video will negatively affect gross ad spend in the next five years, predicts Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Minds, in a commentary for Beet.TV on the state of the digital video pricing and measurement. Metrics like Online Campaign Ratings from Nielsen and VCE from comScore might […]

Creative Advertising Essential for Programmatic, Ashley Swartz Reports from TubeMogul Event

NAPA, CA — Programmatic video is becoming a more holistic part of media plans, but challenges remain in creative, liquidity and more refined targeting, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Minds, in this round-up summary report for Beet.TV,  from the TubeMogul  event that concluded today. “Creative optimization and getting creatives more involved […]

Dispatch from Cologne: Why DMEXCO is Essential, Ashley Swartz

COLOGNE –  DMEXCO, a two-day conference here, is the world’s biggest adtech industry gathering, with a thousand exhibitors and 24,000 attendees.  Virtually all the major  ad agencies, trading desks and technology providers are here, reports Ashley Swartz, founder of the New York-based consultancy Furious Minds and a regular contributor to Beet.TV Swartz outlines a number […]

Beet Commentary: Ashley Swartz on Big Data and Google Fiber

With the arrival of new broadband technology such as Google Fiber, power will return to the consumer as existing broadband companies fight to remain competitive, says Ashley Swartz, CEO and founder of Furious Minds. Nielsen’s recently-released “Zero TV” study found that more than 5 million U.S. households watch television without cable or satellite providers; these […]