Matter More Media’s Tracey Scheppach On Addressable TV Tech, Holding Company Silos

SAN FRANCISCO – New technology solutions are going to help replace household-level addressable television advertising with more granular targeting. But will agency holding company siloes stand in the way of creating, executing and optimizing the best advanced-TV campaigns? Former Starcom MediaVest Group advanced television specialist Tracey Scheppach has a foot in both of those spheres […]

Catalogers Prime Targets For Addressable Linear, OTT TV: Matter More Media’s Tracey Scheppach

MIAMI – The year 2018 and, in particular, the Upfront television market will see a “tipping point” in achieving greater audience targeting precision. This should resonate well with direct-mail catalogers who should be looking beyond the mailbox to the set-top box. Thus says Tracey Scheppach, the former Publicis executive who spent upward of 15 years […]

A Wonderful, Unexpected Run/Walk to Fight Cancer with Tracey Scheppach and David Moore

FORT LAUDERDALE –  Cancer has touched so many of us — and sometimes it hits very close to home.  Such is the case for SMG’s EVP Tracey Scheppach whose son Ryan, 9, is battling leukemia.  His official diagnosis is High Risk Pre-B ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia).   Tracey has taken to doing triathlons to raise awareness […]

“I am after remaking the premium TV marketplace,” Starcom MediaVest’s Tracey Scheppach

FORT LAUDERDALE  — Two decades in to the era of the TV set-top box, ad agencies are still not finding it easy to get access to good audience targeting data from viewers’ homes, says a marketing veteran. “There’s a lack of data,” says Tracey Scheppach, EVP, who leads innovation at Starcom MediaVest Group and who leads […]

Matter More Media’s Scheppach: Linear TV Is On Its Way to Being 35% Addressable

SAN JUAN– We’re at the tipping point for addressable. In an interview with Alan Wolk of TVREV at the Beet Retreat earlier this month in San Juan, Tracey Scheppach, CEO of Matter More Media, explained that we’re now on the right path to increase the addressable inventory. Scheppach was a pioneering advance TV senior executive, […]

Matter More Media’s Scheppach: 25% of Linear TV Will Be Addressable This Year

With so much content at our disposal, how can we make more of it addressable? In an interview with Beet.TV, Tracey Scheppach, CEO and cofounder of Matter More Media, explains that this is a huge priority in the coming year. Scheppach was shocked to calculate that maybe 3% of all linear media has been made […]

Scheppach’s Matter More Media Gains Co-Founder Murtos, Partnership With Tapad

LOS ANGELES – It’s been a busy six months for Matter More Media CEO & Co-Founder Tracey Scheppach. The addressable television specialist formerly of Publicis has a new partner in Co-Founder and Publicis colleague Steve Murtos and a new strategic data partnership with Tapad. Scheppach is particularly excited about new addressable TV operators and the […]

AdMedia Veteran Scheppach: Addressable Is Premium Television Inventory

MIAMI – With some 250 addressable television ad campaigns under her belt, Tracey Scheppach’s worldview as she ventures out on her own can be summed up in four words: “From the couch out.” That’s because the CEO & Founder of the agency Matter More Media intends to “push myself to do everything different than a […]

Advanced TV Specialist Scheppach: Addressable Works For All Advertisers

MIAMI – Former Starcom MediaVest Group advanced television specialist Tracey Scheppach not only believes that addressable TV advertising works for all marketers but that a sweet spot exists in terms of spending. “An area that I think is ripe for this innovation is what I call mid market,” Scheppach explains in an interview with Beet.TV. […]

AdTech Execs Support Scheppach’s Run Against Childhood Leukemia

CHICAGO – In this fast-moving industry, it can be easy to keep your head down, obsess over the latest media metrics, and not really look up to see the bigger picture in life. But life forced Tracey Scheppach to do just that, when her son Ryan, then aged just seven, was diagnosed with leukemia. The next […]

Addressable TV Cheaper Than Direct Mail, A Boon To Smaller Advertisers: Publicis’ Scheppach

Not only is addressable television advertising cheaper than direct mail, it enables smaller advertisers to harness the sight, sound and motion of TV and prepares them for a future in which all media will be addressable and programmatic. That’s the uptake from Tracey Scheppach, whose agency has done more than 200 addressable campaigns. “What we […]

Addressable TV Buying Will Be Unified within Three Years, GroupM’s Bologna, while Cadreon’s DeHaen & Publicis’ Scheppach See Long Road Ahead

What people collectively “addressable TV” refers to the opportunity to target individual TV viewers or their households with data-driven adverts. But that opportunity is really delivered through a complex mish-mash of competing platforms, each with their own, quite different capabilities and reporting mechanisms. For ad execs that continue complaining about “silos”, welcome to Siloville. “The ecosystem is […]

SMG Maps Upper Funnel As It Expands Its Addressable TV Capabilities, Scheppach explains

Having rushed to the bottom of the funnel when the agency first executed addressable television ads, Publicis Groupe’s Starcom MediaVest Group has been mining the upper funnel of late and finding potential for marketers beyond autos and financial services. Experience at the bottom of the funnel proved that TV drives actual sales, according to Tracey […]

SMG’s Scheppach: VR is an Exciting New Media, but Viewing Needs to be at “Scale”

LAS VEGAS – Virtual Reality “VR” was one of the most talked-about tech and media stories at International CES.  For Tracey Scheppach EVP of Precision Video of the Starcom MediaVest Group, the “immersive” experience is very exciting —  and will emerge once the industry reaches scale via device viewing distribution. We spoke with Schappach at CES […]

‘Content Is Humpty Dumpty’: SMG’s Scheppach

FORT LAUDERDALE — You have probably heard the aphorism that “content is king”. But what if content was actually someone else entirely? Try this catchy allegory for how not to reinvent media… “Content is like Humpty Dumpty,” Tracey Scheppach, EVP and Innovations Director at Starcom MediaVest Group, told a Beet Retreat panel. “It has fallen and it has fractured and […]

Data Will Set Context Free: SMG’s Scheppach

Advertisers are getting excited by the possibilities for super-targeted TV marketing promised by new ad tech platforms. In fact, to many, it looks like the days of traditional TV ads, which are bought against the context of demographic audience profiles, are numbered. But things are set for a correction, says one ad exec. “When you look […]

SMG Triples Addressable TV Business, EVP Scheppach

FORT LAUDERDALE — Everyone in ad land is wondering how realistic it is to apply internet-style targeting and programmatic control to the TV ad-buying process. So-called “addressable TV” gained ground this year – but what does the next year hold? “This has been an amazing year for addressable television,” according to SMG precision video SVP Tracey […]

Addressable TV Ad Spend Up 3x: SMG’s Scheppach

The ability to target individual television ads with internet-style precision is no longer just a fantasy – it’s here and now. In fact, spending is booming. “I’m putting about three times as much money in the marketplace as I was a year ago,” Starcom MediaVest Group’s precision video EVP Tracey Scheppach tells Beet.TV in this video interview. […]

Addressable TV will Provide Unprecedented Granularity, SMG’s Scheppach

CANNES — So-called “addressable TV”, in which TV sets can now speak back to broadcasters, are tantalizing with the promise of household-level ad targeting. But addressable TV is not just about more refined TV targeting – the device in the living room is one platform that will feed in signals to an overall system which will produce […]