Contextual Advertising, First-Party Data Shape CTV Strategies: Camelot’s Sam Bloom

CANNES – Consumers are gaining more tools to protect their privacy, challenging marketers to find other ways to improve the focus of their advertising campaigns. As tracking cookies and device identifiers lose their effectiveness, the context in which ads appear is regaining value as an indicator of audience characteristics. “We’re having to rethink targeting. I […]


TV Convergence Is Key Theme at Cannes: Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan

CANNES — Media and marketing executives gathered this week at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity are discussing how advertising is changing as linear television, digital video and video games mingle on people’s electronic screens. “Finally, we’re seeing streaming and linear TV and gaming and other video coming together,” Dave Morgan, founder and chief […]


TV’s Future Depends on Good Streaming Ad Experiences: Univision’s Brian Lin

As ad-free streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ prepare to start selling advertising, they’ll have to balance the needs of advertisers who want to reach audiences and the needs of consumers who want a positive viewing experience. The growth in connected television (CTV) will hinge on its transformation into an ad-supported medium like traditional linear […]


GroupM Teams With to Improve CTV Ad Viewability

GroupM launched an effort to create new standards for viewability and measurement of advertising that appears on connected television (CTV). The ad-buying giant, a unit of WPP, will have exclusive access to a new software tool that media-measurement firm is developing to verify that commercials appear on streaming video. The test product, iSpot CTV […]


Converged TV Offers More Flexibility for Advertisers: Mediaocean’s Akhil Parekh

Consumers have more ways to watch video content as connected devices like smart TVs and mobile phones give them greater control over the viewing experience. This significant shift in their media consumption habits has challenged advertisers to improve their ability to manage cross-platform campaigns as traditional linear television and streaming video converge on people’s electronic […]


Commerce Media Close the Loop Between Ads and Direct Sales: LUMA’s Conor McKenna

A growing variety of ecommerce sites are selling digital advertising, giving brands a chance to reach consumers as they research what they want to buy – and follow through with a purchase. “This really started in the retail media side of things … Amazon and other big players. They had tons of digital consumers coming […]


CTV Will Anchor Campaigns As Programmatic Advertising Expands: Viant’s Dave Simon

Connected television will provide the most significant video platform for advertisers with the growth of programmatic media buying. These automated transactions will depend on a variety of supporting technologies to help brands identify the households they want to reach while also respecting consumer privacy. For marketers to commit more of their media budgets to CTV, […]


Retail Media 3.0 Choices Are Transforming Advertising: Criteo’s Sherry Smith

A growing number of businesses are finding ways to monetize the visits to their websites by selling advertising. These companies include everything from major retail chains with millions of customers to smaller enterprises that serve niche markets. “We are continuously getting calls from retailers that are looking to advance their retail media offering,” Sherry Smith, […]


Shoppable Media Provide More Fuel for Ecommerce Growth: Publicis’s Jill Cruz

Advertising is becoming more transactional as a variety of technologies emerge to support a direct response from consumers as they watch television, use a social media app or scan a code with a smartphone camera. These media touchpoints are all opportunities for commerce. “Shoppable media is hot … that’s where a lot of the commerce […]


Audio Ads Now Reach All Parts of Purchase Funnel: Audacy’s Tim Murphy

Radio throughout its history has provided a way for brands to reach a mass audience efficiently in their awareness campaigns. With the growth of streaming audio and on-demand programming like podcasts, marketers can engage listeners with ads that drive transactions. In that way, audio formats now reach all parts of the consumer purchase funnel. “Ad-supported […]


Commerce Media Will Expand Beyond Retailers: Criteo’s Megan Clarken

Online marketplaces like Amazon and retailers like Walmart are selling advertising space on their websites, parlaying their mass-market scope and deep troves of consumer data into targeted reach at scale. However, they’re not the only companies that can sell advertising. Travel sites, auto parts retailers, home-delivery services and smaller retailers also have an opportunity to […]


CTV Can Provide Greater Media Transparency for Advertisers: Dentsu’s Brad Stockton

Millions of people are hooking up their TVs directly to the internet, giving advertisers a way to reach target audiences that’s similar to digital pinpointing. This delivery mechanism is significant in making the video ad marketplace more transparent to marketers and agencies. “Knowing what programs our audiences are really tuning into to allow us to […]


TV Metrics Have Reached Cross-Platform Turning Point: NBCU’s Kelly Abcarian

The dramatic shifts in people’s media consumption habits from linear television to streaming have led advertisers to demand more accurate viewership metrics. Comcast’s NBCUniversal has worked to provide marketers with that information, most recently in a “test-and-learn” project that included 66 advertisers. “For the first time, we’re able to actually get an understanding of true […]


Commerce Media Can Speed Up Consumer Journeys: Dentsu’s Bruce Williams

More ecommerce sites are testing the value of their visitors to brands that are seeking to reach online consumers, especially at the lower parts of the purchase funnel. The commerce media market is growing and diversifying beyond retail media networks started by mass merchants like Amazon, Walmart and Target. “Across the board there’s a massive […]


Media Transparency Underpins CTV Ad Outcomes: Beachfront’s Katie Long

The growing number of people who watch ad-supported streaming video gives marketers more ways to reach consumers who spend less time with traditional linear television. With the right tools, brands can gain sharper insights into the performance of their campaigns on connected TV (CTV) platforms. “When we’re looking at the connected TV space, there’s still […]


Shoppable Media Link Commerce With Content: Omnicom’s Frank Kochenash

Brands have more ways to reach consumers at different parts of the purchase funnel, especially as ecommerce sites show advertising amid product listings. Many retailers also have collected consumer purchase data that can be harnessed for more effective ad targeting. “The continued advances in digital technology and in connectivity are enhancing the customer experience and […]


Digital Video Advertising Gives Framework for CTV: MiQ’s Moe Chughtai

Consumers are spending more time watching video on televisions connected to the internet, giving advertisers more opportunities to reach them through ad-supported streaming services. The convergence between linear television and digital video is culminating in connected TV (CTV). “What’s interesting about CTV specifically is if you look at the mechanism by which users get their […]


Contextual Ads Help to Prepare for Cookieless Web: Ford’s Marla Skiko

Marketers increasingly have to balance the goal of reaching the right consumers in their advertising campaigns with their efforts to comply with privacy laws. Those regulations give people more control over how their personal information is used for marketing purposes. Amid these concerns about privacy, tracking cookies and device identifiers become less reliable for ad […]


Peacock Doubles Audience to 60 Million as Viewers Flock to Streaming Video: NBCUniversal’s Laura Molen

NEW YORK – NBCUniversal has more than doubled the audience for its Peacock streaming service to 60 million monthly active users since last year. The media company today is touting its streaming growth in an upfront sales presentation that covers its content, technology and partnerships. “We are so thrilled that in less than two years […]


Commerce Media Pull Brands Closer to Digital Shoppers: Criteo’s Brian Gleason

Brands have a growing opportunity to lead consumers through the purchase funnel as commerce media provide them with multiple digital touchpoints. These interactions generate data that can help to sharpen their marketing strategies. “Retailers like Target have this tremendous environment where they invite consumers into their store every day online,” Brian Gleason, global chief revenue […]

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