Sorenson Aims For Total Addressability Through Programming Partners

The roll-out of addressable TV ad targeting systems continues apace – but total audience addressability still seems some way off. So Sorenson Media is getting creative in its approach to the problem. Sorenson’s solution is an addressable platform for linear TV which uses smart TVs to swap out ads otherwise broadcast in conventional transmissions. The […]

 
 

Roku’s Audience Marketplace Builds OTT Ad Ambitions: Walters

When Roku’s CEO told The Vergecast podcast last week the company wasn’t a hardware company but an advertising one, it seemed to surprise watchers. But he wasn’t kidding. Roku, which has been making streaming media players for TV for a decade now, generated $225 million in platform revenue last year, which includes advertising. According to this Motley Fool analysis, whilst […]

 
 

TradeDesk’s Crumbling On The Power Of Addressable TV

When demand-side ad platform The TradeDesk branched out its business offering last year, it was described as “betting its future on the future of TV“. Fast-forward a year, and The Trade Desk is also helping Sling sell its OTT digital TV inventory through its DSP. In this video interview with Beet.TV, The TradeDesk TV strategy and partnerships […]

 
 

VideoAmp Expands Advanced TV Data Offering with Acquisition of IronGrid

Founded four years ago, VideoAmp aims to help advertisers and media owners plan, package, execute and measure the success of de-duplicated and precisely targeted campaigns that reach linear TV, VOD, OTT and digital consumers. Now it is taking a step up by acquiring one company and partnering with another. The outfit has acquired IronGrid Data […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Nelson Brings Audience Knowledge Together In ‘Omni’

Amid all the hubbub about “omni-channel” marketing, if there’s one agency that should be best placed to execute on the opportunity, it is surely the one with “omni” in its very company name. As if that was not enough, however, Omnicom Group has just launched a new software suite for delivering a single-customer-view across all […]

 
 

How Can Brands Balance Omni-Channel & Creative: Cannes Panel w/ Adobe, Forrester, IBM and Essence

CANNES — Many in the ad industry are pointing the finger inward, blaming the sector for alienating audiences through the over- and extreme use of targeting technology. That kind of consensus is forming, with executives promising to rebalance the audience relationship through better messaging. Still, even as the industry looks to correct itself, it is […]

 
 

Sky & Finecast Foresee Strong Addressable Growth

CANNES — Together, they have partnered to raise the bar for addressable TV advertising, the new practice through which ad buyers can target viewers down to the household level. So, what do Sky and Finecast think is the future for addressable? Sky is the UK’s leading pay-TV provider, whose AdSmart was one of the world’s […]

 
 

Viacom’s Gordon Promises Panel A New Phase Of OpenAP

It is now over a year since some US TV networks came together to strive for commonality in how they tap the opportunity of advanced TV ad targeting. Now, it seems, they want to kick it up in to the next gear. Last year, Fox, Turner and Viacom teamed to co-found OpenAP, a new consortium to […]

 
 

Operative CEO On FreeWheel Partnership To Beat Tech Platforms

The digital platforms are commanding a greater and greater share of ad spend, and may even now be contributing to a forecast decline in US TV ad spend. How can the TV industry fight back? By simplifying and going large, says Operative CEO Lorne Brown, in this video interview with Beet.TV, Together with FreeWheel, Brown’s […]

 
 

SpotX’s Buckley On The Global OTT TV Race

CANNES — Over-the-top TV adoption may be exploding – but that explosion is louder in some corners of the world than others. In this video interview with Beet.TV, the chief revenue officer of ad-tech firm SpotX explains that his company has seen a swing for its revenue mix toward OTT – but that is not […]

 
 

Can TV Be A Platform? A Cannes Panel Discusses

It’s no coincidence that TV companies are facing a challenge to retain ad spend migrating to digital ecosystems run by the big native behemoths. Several initiatives and companies are now trying to tackle that problem. But what will it really take for TV to become a “platform”? In this panel discussion moderating by MediaLink’s Matt […]

 
 

Blockchain Can Shine A Light On Ad Supply Chain: IBM’s Andrews

A blockchain is a public, distributed, anonymised ledger of transactions that is supremely trackable and traceable. It is the technology that underpins digital currencies like Bitcoin – but, in theory, those “transactions” don’t have to be monetary. Over the last year, businesses of all kinds have explored the potential it offers to record every action and modification […]

 
 

Blockchain ‘Will Improve Quality Of Agency Life’: Cannes Panel

CANNES — A lot of industry insiders are talking these days about how the traditional ad agency is dying. That may or may not be true, depending on your persuasion. But a 2018 intervention by new blockchain technology could at least improve the quality of agencies’ lives in the foreseeable future. That was the hope […]

 
 

Omni-Channel Still Isn’t Omni-Present: Essence’s Harrison

CANNES — Several years after the term was first coined, “omni-channel marketing” – the process through which brands reach customers in a unified fashion despite that being through multiple devices or places – is still far from ubiquitous In this video interview with Beet.TV, Essence president Jason Harrison says the roll-out of the omni-channel approach is […]

 
 

Wavemaker’s Smith On ‘The New Five Ps Of Marketing’

CANNES — The construct of “The Four Ps of Marketing” has been in circulation for some decades now. But old needs a reboot. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Wavemaker global chief client officer Aaron Smith redefines the “Ps” for a new era. “The old ways of building relevance no longer work,” he says. “To really […]

 
 

Accountability Has Never Been Harder: Wavemaker’s Sullivan-Martin

CANNES — Brands and agencies have more data thane ver before – so why is it getting more difficult to prove the real outcomes of marketing? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Wavemaker global head of strategy Stuart Sullivan-Martin says proving value is getting harder, not easier, as two imperatives of marketers come together in […]

 
 

Blockchain Will Be Fast Enough To Manage Digital Ads: IBM’s Rangaiah

The technology used to process cryptocurrency doesn’t need to be particularly fast. At peak, there were barely 500,000 global Bitcoin transactions per day. When you think about using the same technology for digital ad management, however, it becomes clear that the infrastructure would need to cope with tens of millions of transactions per second. Many people […]

 
 

Audience Panels Correct Big Data Errors: Nielsen’s Hohman

CANNES — Media measuring has come a long way since the days of audiences filling in a weekly diary of their TV consumption, or strapping a funny box to their media device. Now measuring media consumption is just as likely to be about taking actual raw data from publishers and networks. But that doesn’t mean […]

 
 

Wunderman’s Schlickum Has Three Tips For Asian Marketing Transformation

CANNES — Asia is big, but the scale of its digital transformation right now is bigger. In fact, businesses there are pushing to make their operations digital at such a clip that the process risks breaking down. That is according to one digital ad agency boss who says there is a need for marketers to […]

 
 

Sky Helps Brands ‘Optimize On The Fly’ – Jamie West explains

CANNES — Whoever ultimately ends up owning UK TV and telco operator Sky, following the current acquisition scrap, won’t just be getting the country’s leading pay-TV company – it will also be gaining one of the world’s earliest addressable TV pioneers. Sky launched AdSmart back in 2014, using its own customer data to analyze viewers on […]

 
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