On the #BeetCast: Veteran Agency Head Matt Seiler, Now Headhunter, on Post-Pandemic Work/Life Balance and The Future of the Media Agency Model

Welcome to this episode of the #BeetCast, Hope you are well and enjoying the summer. For this week’s episode, I am happy to chat with Matt Seiler. Many of you know Matt as the longtime CEO of IPG Mediabrands and later at Dentsu where he was President of Brand Solutions. An innovator who saw the […]

 
 

Digital Media Veteran Domenic Venuto Joins Progress Partners as COO

BOSTON – Progress Partners, a full-service merchant bank providing M&A, capital raise and SPAC advisory services for emerging technology and media companies, has named Domenic Venuto to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Venuto joins Progress during a dynamic period in the industry, and as the bank is expanding its offering with a new venture […]

 
 

#BeetCast: Roku Doubles Commitments over 2020 in a Robust UpFront

For years, we’ve covered Roku and it never ceases to be an amazing story: It has emerged as a huge force in the TV industry’s transformation to streaming. It is a handy device and system for consumers to find what they want, a programming platform with original content, and a powerhouse advertising platform. Roku has […]

 
 

Audience-Based Buying is Ready for Primetime, VAB CEO Sean Cunningham

Welcome to this episode of the #BeetCast In this episode, I am very happy to welcome our good friend and industry leader Sean Cunnigham, CEO of the VAB, previously known as the Video Advertising Bureau. The VAB is the essential advertising industry organization for the television programmers, networks and the entire TV industry. An ad […]

 
 

Irwin Gotlieb Predicts Troubling Tipping Point for TV Ad Pricing

LOS ANGELES – It may not happen overnight, but the evolving nature of TV consumption methods is bringing a “tipping point” in the way that TV ads are bought and sold. That is according to a veteran media agency executive who has been observing the long arc of supply and demand toward a profound shift. […]

 
 

#BeetCast Replay: Andre Swanston: Angels Saved My Start-up as VC’s Shut the Door

He had a successful exit when his start-up Tru Optik was sold to data giant Transunion last year. But it was tough sledding, building an advanced media data business five years ago. Now a super-hot sector, Andre was ahead of his time. While he made early progress with product development and industry partnerships, funded from a few […]

 
 

Global Forum on Responsible Media – Watch the Program on Demand

This is the Global Forum on Responsible Media, which was originally streamed on June 23. You can watch the full program here, on this page. Please find information on the event including the speakers and agenda here. Please follow and join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn by using #ResponsibleMedia This program is presented by […]

 
 

Making Media Responsible: Rallying Around Essential Conversations on June 23, Kirk McDonald Explains

GroupM has taken a stand on what it calls media responsibility, outlining a framework of five key pillars. This initiative is the basis of a half-day Global Forum on June 23, produced by Beet.TV in collaboration with GroupM and the 4A’s. We spoke with Kirk McDonald, CEO of GroupM NA about the event and his […]

 
 

#BeetCast: Investing in Diversity Needs More Inclusive Planning and Measurement, Spark Foundry’s Jason Smith

While we are focused this week on our June 23 Responsible Media event around initiatives from GroupM, other media agencies charting their own course to to a more inclusive, sustainable media landscape. In this week’s episode of the #BeetCast we explore the topic through the initiatives of the Publicis Groupe and the Spark Foundry agency. […]

 
 

On the #BeetCast: Dentsu Media’s Doug Rozen on the Imperative around “Meaningful Media”

This week our guest is Doug Rozen, CEO of Dentsu Media Americas. Doug has been a media innovator for many years. We’ve covered him extensively at OMD then 360i and now as the newly named head of media at Dentsu Americas. Doug articulates the vision of his company as becoming more meaningful to the consumer […]

 
 

ANA Returns to In-Person Events this Week with the Annual Media Conference

For the past 15 months, the ANA, has shifted completely to virtual, with all the organization’s hundreds of events, meeting and training going online. This will change this week with the ANA Media Conference in Aventura, Florida, one of the first major industry events to take place in person, albeit with a sizable portion of […]

 
 

On the #BeetCast: Wavemaker Americas’ CEO Louisa Wong

My guest this week is Louisa Wong, Wavemaker CEO of the Americas. She is a pioneer in the programmatic space, starting her career on the sell side with stints at AOL, CNET and at Sky where she headed the satellite company’s trading desk. She joined the buy side in the early days of Dentsu’s Amnet […]

 
 

Univision’s Riess Urges All Brands to Invest in Spanish Language Media

U.S. Hispanics now comprise some 20 percent of the U.S. population, and it is the fastest growing consumer demographic sector. Advertisers who don’t participate in the Spanish-language media are missing an essential opportunity and losing return on their market spend, says Dan Riess, EVP and Chief Growth Officer of Univision in this interview with Beet.TV […]

 
 

Advertising Is Moving to “Outcomes, not Outputs,” 4A’s CEO Marla Kaplowitz

Advertising campaign success and agency compensation are increasingly tied to outcomes as measurement has become more robust, says Marla Kaplowitz, President and CEO of the 4A’s, the trade association of the advertising industry, in this podcast conversation with me. She speaks about the 4A’s four pillars of media responsibility. And reflects on how the pandemic […]

 
 

Talking About Building a “Responsible Media Future” with GroupM’s Kirk McDonald

It’s been nearly 2 years since many of us gathered in Cannes. I wish we were going back next month, sadly we’re not. We’ll be there next year. But the conversation around the pace of creativity and innovation and change remains constant, if not accelerated. Marking the two years since Cannes, we are doing a […]

 
 

Discovery/WarnerMedia Deal Will “Freeze” the Field, GroupM’s Wieser

The news of news of the Discovery-WarnerMedia deal will likely slow down momentum around entrance of the ad-supported impact of HBO Max, offering an opening for expansion for the streaming offerings from NBCU/Comcast and ViacomCBS, suggests Brian Wieser, Global President of Business Intelligence at GroupM, in this interview with Beet.TV There are many other implications […]

 
 

NBCU’s Touts “One Platform” Offering at its Upfront

Peacock has the same primetime reach of the NBC network and is now considered the “third network,” joining Telemundo and NBC, says Mark Marshall, President of Advertising and Partnerships at NBCU, in this interview with Beet.TV Given the streaming reach, the focus for NBCU at its Upfront is a unified, cross-platform offering called One Platform. […]

 
 

Cannes Lions 2021: The Awards Are Back; Festival Goers to be “Avatars;” Rosé by the Hudson? My Interview with Philip Thomas

LONDON – Cannes Lions, the most anticipated and consequential advertising and media gathering, has been forced to be virtual for another year. But this year’s offering will be much more robust, explains Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions and head of the events business at Ascential. The biggest change is that the Lions, the awards […]

 
 

Innovation, Determination and a Business Class Upgrade: My Chat with Lance Neuhauser, President of Mediaocean

Very happy to welcome to the podcast Lance Neuhauser, a visionary leader and a great guy. Lance has a fascinating background as a veteran media agency executive at Omnicom and in recent years, as a pioneering entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of 4C Insights. Last year, the company was sold to Mediaocean where he now […]

 
 

From TV Sales House to Powerhouse in Advanced TV, My Chat with Nicolle Pangis, CEO of Ampersand

Welcome to this episode of the BeetCast. Today we kick off our second season with our new sponsor in Mediaocean. A huge thanks for the continuing partnership. Our guest today is Nicolle Pangis, CEO of Ampersand, the cable TV sales and data company owned by Comcast, Charter and Cox. More on Ampersand and its expanding […]

 
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