Streaming Video Has Bigger Role in Media Mix: Icon Media’s Minnie Dimesa

Advertisers are shifting their media spending to streaming platforms not only to reach audiences, but also to steer them toward the lower parts of the purchase funnel. In that way, connected television (CTV) resembles digital media with its more immediate performance metrics. “Interestingly, we have been working with the streaming television publishers and partners to […]


Buying CTV Ads Calls for Holistic Approach to Video: Dentsu’s Cara Lewis

Marketers can gain greater insights into television audiences as more households connect their TVs to the internet. They can harness the smart TV data from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to support their efforts to ensure that their campaigns are reaching target consumers. “A lot of people use the data that the OEMs have in their […]


Marketers Can Reach CTV Viewers With Lower-Cost Retargeting:’s Ryan Horn

Brands that run campaigns on fast-growing connected TV (CTV) platforms can lower their overall media spending by retargeting viewers through other media types including digital display, video or mobile. Ad-tech company recently introduced an audience retargeting tool to help lead consumers to the lower part of the purchase funnel. “The goal of the product […]


More Brands Are Investing in Full-Funnel Ad Strategies: LoopMe’s Simon Stone

Marketers face greater challenges in measuring the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns amid a combination of stricter privacy laws in many regions and changes to audience tracking technologies. Google plans to end support for tracking cookies in its popular Chrome browser, while Apple has given its customers more ways to hide their device identifiers (IDFA), […]


AI Improves Contextual Targeting for Brands: UM Worldwide’s Joshua Lowcock

Technology companies including Apple and Google are giving people more ways to protect their online privacy, limiting the availability of consumer data that help advertisers reach target audiences. Contextual ad placements within quality content are making a comeback. “Contextual advertising feels a lot like ‘back to the future’ in the sense that we have been […]


Streaming Broadens Reach for Video Commerce: Qurate’s David Apostolico

The cord-cutting trend has led television programmers to seek new ways to reach consumers as they spend more time on streaming platforms. For John Malone’s Qurate Retail Group, which owns shopping networks QVC and HSN, connected devices are another extension for its video commerce capabilities. “Our secret sauce is our authenticity in storytelling. We really […]


CTV Brings Addressable Advertising at Scale: LG Ads’ Raghu Kodige

The growing number of households with a smart TV gives advertisers a way to customize their campaigns for different consumers during the same programming. LG Ads offers more personalized ad placements among 120 million households worldwide, including 20 million in the United States. “I can say with confidence that we finally have this at scale,” […]


Streaming TV Offers Way to Reach Canada’s Cord-Cutters: Roku’s Christina Summers

TORONTO – More Canadian households are signing up for streaming video services as they cancel cable and satellite TV subscriptions, giving marketers a way to reach elusive consumers. Ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) is growing in popularity as a free alternative with a broader variety of programming and a lighter ad load. “Canadians are looking […]


Data Signals Validate Contextual Ad Targeting: PHD’s Joshua Palau

Contextual targeting of advertising is regaining some of its past glory as marketers seek to reach target audiences while also respecting consumer privacy and weighing brand safety. Technology companies are giving people more ways to be more anonymous online, challenging advertisers to find data signals that are meaningful to driving business outcomes. Tracking cookies have […]


CTV Advertising Benefits From Unique Data: LG Ads’ Katie Barrett

Marketers are looking for ways to reach target audiences while not bombarding them with repetitive commercials on connected TV (CTV) and traditional linear channels. Original equipment makers (OEMs) can provide unduplicated reach because most households only have one brand of smart TV in their living rooms. “Our research shows that there’s very little duplication across […]


Viewer Data Underpin CTV Targeting: LG Ads’ Serge Matta

Millions of people worldwide are hooking up their televisions to the internet, pushing marketers to allocate more of their media budgets connected TV (CTV) platforms. Those include consumer electronics companies, or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), that have developed technologies for better ad targeting. “Three or four years ago, who would have thought that the OEMs […]


Contextual Ad Targeting Bolsters Brand Safety: OpenSlate’s Mike Henry

The media marketplace has become more fragmented with the proliferation of streaming video and social media platforms, giving advertisers more ways to reach audiences. As targeting becomes more challenging amid greater awareness of privacy issues, the context of ad placements within quality content is regaining prominence. ‘The content side of the equation has become a […]


AI Has Bigger Role In Media Investment: Mars’s Ron Amram

The increased fragmentation of the media marketplace gives advertisers more ways to reach target audiences, though it also brings more complexity. Advertising technology is evolving to help marketers navigate the landscape amid significant shifts in media consumption habits. “Media has become more complicated as we’ve seen more fragmentation, the shift to digital and the shift […]


Personalized Video Provides Context For Ad Targeting: TikTok’s Sandie Hawkins

Audience-based ad targeting has become more challenging as privacy laws give consumers greater control over their personal data, and tech companies give them more ways to avoid online tracking. As advertisers emphasize measurable business outcomes from their campaigns, they’re putting more weight into contextual targeting and integrating their brands with content. That’s especially true with […]


CTV Drives Reach, Results for Brands: Execs from Pixability, Essence, Saucony

The growing audience for connected TV (CTV) programming is creating more opportunities for advertisers to reach consumers, especially younger people who have been early adopters of the latest video technologies. However, advertisers also face challenges in viewing activity. CTV Has Room For Improvement in Ad Pods Mike Baker, investor and strategic advisor Differences in the […]


Outcomes-Based Metrics Are Evolving to Replace Cookies: Dentsu’s Peter Vandre

Marketers, media agencies and ad-tech companies have been working to develop methods to measure the effectiveness of digital advertising as tracking cookies gradually disappear. Chief marketing officers at many companies are mindful of business outcomes. “Even before the pandemic, there’s been more attention on understanding the impact of media, and there’s more pressure on the […]


Addressable Advertising Marks Convergence of Linear, CTV: Execs from Beachfront, Vizio, Digitas, Discovery, Canoe, Vevo, The Trade Desk and Premion

Addressable advertising on linear TV is a culmination of efforts to combine the reach of broadcasters with the targeting of digital platforms. Addressable TV also will drive greater adoption of programmatic media buying as advertisers seek more flexibility with their campaigns. Addressable Ads Growing on Linear TV Chris Maccaro, chief executive of Beachfront Media “We’re […]


‘Fear of Missing Out Is Not a Marketing Strategy’: Pearle Vision’s Doug Zarkin

Marketers are looking for more ways to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns, especially amid the drastic change in consumer habits during the pandemic. For Pearle Vision, one of the biggest franchised optical retailers in North America, results are measured in the number of patients who visit their stores. “The expectations right now is […]


CTV Unlocks More Detailed Audience Insights: Samba TV’s Kris Magel

The growth in the audience for connected TV (CTV) is creating more opportunities for advertisers to reach consumers, especially younger people who spend less time with linear TV. Advertisers face challenges in measuring the rapid change in viewing activity, as Kris Magel knows. He joined Samba TV, the provider of omniscreen advertising and analytics, in […]


Branded Content Boosts Engagement With Viewers: Roku’s Chris Bruss

Consumers are exposed to hundreds advertising messages every day, challenging brands to cut through the clutter. Branded content is one way that marketers can integrate their messaging with programming that draws viewers. Roku, the maker of streaming devices that connect TVs to the internet, this year formed the Roku Brand Studio to help advertisers create […]

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