Workflow Automation Is Transforming Media Markets: Beachfront’s Chris Maccaro

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – One of the drearier parts of being a knowledge worker is doing repetitive tasks that take time away from other responsibilities requiring creativity, such as business development and strategy. Workflow automation promises to transform how media and marketing professionals do their jobs and unlock productivity, especially as traditional linear television converges […]


Leadership Meeting Sets Tone for Year in Media and Marketing: IAB’s David Cohen

The IAB’s Annual Leadership Meeting is an occasion for thought leaders to come together and share ideas that help to set the tone for the media and marketing industries throughout the year. Next month’s gathering in Marco Island, Florida, will include a significant presence of executives from major brands such as Pepsi, UPS, General Motors […]


CTV Can Halt Ad Fraud With Lessons From Past: IAB Tech Lab’s Jill Wittkopp

Connected television has become the latest front in the fight against advertising fraud as scammers target a relatively new platform with high prices compared with other media outlets. IAB Tech Lab has played a key part in establishing technical standards to make the CTV ad marketplace safer for brands and spur growth in automated media […]


Audience Metrics Must Be Comparable Across Platforms: Nielsen’s Deirdre Thomas

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Audience measurement company Nielsen is preparing to release its Nielsen One Ads service to help marketers and media buyers guage cross-platform campaigns, a necessity as people spend more time with streaming video on different devices. Advertisers want to understand how their customers engage with content, whether it’s user-generated or produced by […]


‘We Want to Support As Many Identifiers As Possible’: TransUnion’s Frans Vermuelen

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Stricter privacy laws and growing legal liabilities for information security have pushed the media and marketing industries to find a technology that will help them to track people’s exposure to advertising without invading their privacy. The development of privacy-centric identifiers is significant for consumer data company TransUnion. “In many cases, a […]


Tech Integration Helps to Stop CTV Ad Fraud: Samsung’s Aubriana Lopez

Preventing advertising fraud on connected television has become a bigger concern as scammers target platforms that have a high cost per thousand (CPM) rate, making such schemes more lucrative. Companies are developing different ways to thwart fraud. For Samsung Ads, the ad sales group at the consumer electronics giant, that means providing a security throughout […]


Attention Metrics Highlight Need for Real Human Data: OMD’s Chrissie Hanson

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The mobile era has given people more ways to spend time with electronic media, challenging advertisers to the get the attention of consumers who use many devices at the same time. Watching television, as one example, can be accompanied with other activities such as looking at a social media app on […]


Data Clean Rooms Help to Avert Other Kinds of Walled Gardens: Paramount’s Travis Scoles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Stricter privacy laws and heightened public awareness about data sharing have pushed marketers and media companies to find ways to improve advertising campaigns while keeping batches of consumer information separate. Data clean rooms provide a way for advertisers and publishers media companies to match consumer data without sharing it. Another goal […]


People’s Viewing Habits Broaden Ideas About Television: Essence’s Julie Berger

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Whether people are watching a YouTube influencer on television or a favorite series on a mobile device, the pervasive accessibility to content is changing their ideas about how watch video. Advertisers must understand these habits as they seek to reach consumers across multiple connected devices. “We need to actually follow their […]


Addressable Television Harnesses Data for Efficient Audience Reach: Disney’s Jamie Power

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Marketers are gaining more ways to show different advertising to different consumers during the same television programming as addressability encompasses a broader range of linear and digital channels. Entertainment and media giant Disney has made a significant push into streaming as advertisers seek to reach consumers on any viewing device. “If […]


Data Clean Rooms Support Better TV Audience Targeting: DISH Media’s Kemal Bokhari

As privacy regulations become more restrictive in many regions, marketers are looking for ways to use consumer data to improve the effectiveness of their advertising while also protecting people’s privacy. Data clean rooms are one way to match their customer data with audience data without intermingling them. “We are a big believer in clean rooms, […]


Advertisers Are Pushing for Results from Advanced TV: Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – As addressable advertising expands throughout the television industry and matures, marketers have greater expectations that it will deliver results in terms of business outcomes. “We’re going from the potentiality of an industry to one that now has tens of billions of dollars in streaming and advanced TV advertising dollars being spent,” […]


Brands Have Multiple Ways to Protect Against CTV Ad Fraud: Magnite’s Nick Frizzell

Avoiding advertising fraud on connected television requires continual vigilance as scammers look for weaknesses in the media supply chain. Marketers, agencies, media owners and ad-tech companies can work together to diminish losses to fraud. “The more we can collaborate together, share knowledge, share lists, talk with one another to root out these bad actors at […]


Marketers Are Looking for a Biddable Ad Marketplace: Fox’s Abbie Reichner

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The broadcasting industry is taking steps to adopt technology that years ago helped to automate the digital advertising marketplace. Instead of placing an insertion order (I/O) for TV commercials, more marketers and agencies are using programmatic tools. “We’re definitely seeing that shift from direct I/O into programmatic, but not just programmatic […]


Midterm Elections Show CTV Is Key Part of Campaign Strategies: D2 Media’s Mark Failla

The pandemic helped to increase the demand for video streaming services as many people looked for ways to entertain themselves while stuck at home. The shift in viewing from traditional linear television to video on demand has led political campaigns to change their strategies, as seen in this month’s midterm elections. “People are watching and […]


Advertisers Are Speeding Push Into Advanced Audiences: NBCUniversal’s Ashley Luongo

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Consumers have more ways to watch television programming than ever before, challenging advertisers to reach them among multiple platforms. Comcast’s NBCUniversal wants to help marketers engage those audiences, whether they’re watching traditional linear television or streaming video on the Peacock ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) platform. “We’ve really seen an acceleration […]


Preventing CTV Ad Fraud Is Collective Effort: Index Exchange’s Rob Hazan

Stronger guards against ad fraud in connection television will help to expand automated media buying as marketers can feel confident about their efforts to reach bigger audiences. While they can negotiate one-to-one deals with publishers, they face certain limitations. “One proxy that a lot of buyers use for creating some safety in CTV is one-to-one […]


Major Brands Are Driving Adoption of CTV Advertising: FreeWheel’s Cameron Miille

Established brands have led the way into advertising on connected television, a break from the past when smaller, disruptor brands were more willing to take a chance on a new and comparatively untested medium. “You see a lot of those smaller brands really try to be the first ones there to exploit a market inefficiency, […]


Addressable TV Advertising Faces Privacy Concerns, Tech Hurdles: Paramount’s Julian Zilberbrand

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The idea of showing different advertising to different household during the same TV shows is appealing to marketers who want to ensure their media spending drives at outcome. That push toward more personalized advertising is counterbalanced with consumer concerns about privacy. “We have at least five different privacy laws coming up […]


Preventing Ad Fraud Requires Proactive Steps: FreeWheel’s Matthew Katz

Cybersecurity platforms for years have worked to eliminate fraudulent activity that costs advertisers millions of dollars a year. As those marketers shift more of their ad budgets into connected television (CTV), they must remain vigilant against suspicious activity that inflates viewership metrics. “A constant word that comes out of my mouth is ‘proactive’ — be […]

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