Programmatic Market Includes Premium Content: NBCUniversal’s Ashley Luongo

The programmatic marketplace has evolved to give advertisers greater flexibility in their media buying, while also being mindful of the consumer experience. That include a reduced ad load, innovative ad units and other opportunities for brands to engage with viewers. “In order to maintain and preserve a responsible ecosystem, particularly for programmatic, we must always […]

 
 

CTV Offers High Standards for Responsible Media: Xumo’s Colin Petrie-Norris & Essence’s Mike Fisher

Digital media companies, advertisers and ad-tech companies have fretted that the loss of tracking cookies and device identifiers is making audience targeting more difficult. Providers of ad-supported streaming video already work in a cookieless environment that’s mindful of the consumer experience. “The lessons in a way that smart TV or CTV advertising is creating a […]

 
 

Cross-Screen Metrics Don’t Have to Be ‘Perfect’ to Be Effective: Wavemaker’s Rinaldi

Whether viewers watch traditional linear TV or have shifted to streaming services, they’re still spending a significant amount of time with the biggest screen in their households. The change in consumption habits has spurred a need for measurement methods to capture demographic-based or audience-based buying. “The screen itself hasn’t lost consumption. The TV screen has […]

 
 

VC Relationships Are Formed With People, Not Firms: PubMatic’s Rajeev Goel

Entrepreneurs can expect to face plenty of rejection as they seek financing from venture capital firms. For Rajeev Goel, co-founder and chief executive of sell-side platform PubMatic, those hurdles were a sign that his company was a pioneer in advertising technology. “I felt there was a big opportunity to create a multibillion-dollar technology company focused […]

 
 

Ad Attribution Is Gateway to Cross-Screen Measurement: Unilever’s Jennifer Gardner & GroupM’s Matt Sweeney

As people divide more of their time spent with media among a wider variety of devices, cross-screen measurement has become a key pursuit for marketers and advertising agencies. Any improvement to those metrics starts with setting some common standards that help to define how audiences are counted. “People are hearing what advertisers are needing in […]

 
 

Branded Content Helps to Engage Younger Audiences: Team Whistle’s Anthony Susi

Younger audiences have been at the forefront of watching video on connected devices like mobile phones, tablets and smart TVs. Team Whistle seeks to engage those audiences with original content while also supporting brand integrations that help marketers prolong exposure to their brands. The digital sports and entertainment company has more than 50 series distributed […]

 
 

‘There’s a New Paradigm for Brand Integrations on TV’: MediaScience’s Duane Varan

Measuring the effectiveness of brand integrations in television programming can be challenging with traditional surveys that ask viewers to recall whether they saw a product placement. Research technology platform MediaScience aims to reduce possible biases in those study results by comparing how people respond to different versions of the same programming – one with the […]

 
 

‘Programmatic CTV Marketplace Has Changed Dramatically’: PubMatic’s Nicole Scaglione

LOS ANGELES – Automated bidding for commercial time is becoming more predominant as advertisers demand more flexibility in their over-the-top (OTT) and connected (CTV) media buys. That shift comes as video publishers seek to monetize their growing audiences for higher-quality programming. “The programmatic CTV landscape has changed dramatically just in a handful of years,” Nicole […]

 
 

Native Advertising Has Key Role in Future of Ad-Supported TV: TripleLift’s Michael Shields

The popularity of ad-free streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ has led to speculation about the future of ad-supported television. Native advertising that seamlessly integrates product placements within programming is emerging as a viable way for brands to reach consumers. “We’re looking at providing a more integrated, less interruptive experience that we think is responding […]

 
 

Panel Data Provide More Complete Picture of Viewing Habits: Comcast’s Claudio Marcus

Consumers have more ways to watch video than ever before, making it more difficult for advertisers to measure those viewing behaviors. Surveying consumers in a panel helps to supplement sources of viewing data, including set-top boxes and automated content recognition (ACR) from smart TVs and other connected devices. “The reason the panel remains critical is […]

 
 

Mediaocean to Buy Flashtalking for $500 Million as it Preps IPO, WSJ

Mediaocean will purchase Flashtalking, a digital ad serving company that is known for powering dynamic creative optimization for brands, for $500 million, The Wall Street Journal first reported the deal this morning. Citing sources, the Journal says the deal could be a precursor to an IPO next year for Mediaocean. Last month, we spoke with […]

 
 

Investors That Offer Strategic Advice Are Best Partners: DoubleVerify’s Mark Zagorski

Companies have differing needs for capital as they grow past the startup phase, build scale and support ongoing innovation to remain competitive. Before joining digital media authentication firm DoubleVerify as chief executive last year, Mark Zagorski was well acquainted with these stages in a career that has included a variety startups. Most recently, he led […]

 
 

Privacy, Diversity Underpin Responsible Media Investment: PubMatic’s Kyle Dozeman & Essence’s Adam Gerber

Advertisers are grappling with stricter regulations on data sharing and the loss of tracking technologies that help with audience targeting. These shifts have made first-party data collected directly from consumers more valuable for buyers and sellers of media. As a sell-side platform (SSP) that represents publishers, PubMatic is a key part of the advertising supply […]

 
 

Unified Audience Measurement Starts With Identity: Nielsen’s Karthik Rao & GroupM’s Matt Sweeney

Measuring the viewing habits of U.S. consumers has become more challenging as they divide their time among linear TV and streaming video, and among devices including smartphones. Advertisers want greater assurance of that they’re reaching deduplicated audiences instead of possibly overwhelming them with the same message over and over. “We want to make sure the […]

 
 

VCs Are Looking for Entrepreneurs With Big Ideas: Tubi’s Farhad Massoudi

It’s not unusual for entrepreneurs to meet naysayers when they’re seeking seed capital to start a business. However, persistence can pay off for visionaries who are thinking about starting a business. Farhad Massoudi went through various stages of growth as the founder and chief executive of Tubi, the ad-supported video on demand platform that Fox […]

 
 

Immersive Ad Experiences Promise Optimized Results: Dentsu’s Sarah Stringer

Advertisers have more ways to reach consumers among a growing variety of media channels, and emerging technologies promise to make those moments of connection more engaging. The goal is to avoid inundating the viewers with the same adds on connected TV (CTV), over-the-top (OTT) platforms and linear TV. “The industry now is challenged because we […]

 
 

Consumer Experience Reigns Amid TV’s Transformation: Execs from Essence, NBCUniversal, PubMatic, LiveRamp

Ad-supported television is undergoing a significant transformation amid the growth in streaming video services, advancements in programmatic buying and the development of a cross-screen currency. Several industry executives discussed the future of TV advertising when they gathered on June 23 for the Global Forum on Responsible Media, This video is a summary of interviews with executive who spoke […]

 
 

Taboola’s Debut As Publicly Traded Company Fulfills Long-Term Goal: Founder Adam Singolda

Taboola today became a publicly traded company in the latest stage of its evolution from a startup into a billion-dollar enterprise that provides publishers with a way to generate revenue from native advertising. Its shares trade under the symbol “TBLA” on the Nasdaq following a deal to be acquired by a special purpose acquisition company […]

 
 

Magnite’s $31 Million Purchase of SpringServe Adds CTV Ad-Serving Tech

Sell-side advertising platform Magnite today said it acquired SpringServe, the ad-serving platform for connected TV (CTV), for about $31 million. SpringServe’s technology handles inventory routing, customized ad experiences and advanced podding logic for CTV publishers. “We look forward to collaborating with the Magnite team and their clients on product development and new features that will […]

 
 

TV Measurement Is Evolving As Viewing Habits Change: Execs From Nielsen, Forrester, Comcast, Wavemaker, Essence and GroupM

A healthy advertising ecosystem includes advancements in cross-screen measurement that help marketers to improve the efficiency of their media buying. Several industry executives discussed the status of measurement in a fragmented marketplace when they gathered on June 23 for the Global Forum on Responsible Media, This video is a summary of interviews with executive who spoke […]

 
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