FreeWheel’s Priorities: Educate Buyers, More Demand For Publishers: GM Dave Clark

Amid the growing complexity of advanced television, FreeWheel’s clients have two elemental desires. One is for FreeWheel to explain to buyers in the U.S. and Europe what’s available and what’s possible, the other is accessing more demand from advertisers. “You sit across all of it and see it all and are close to the technology […]

 
 

Some But Not All Media Activity Will Follow Creative In-House: ANA’s Duggan

ORLANDO—It started with “low-hanging fruit” like collateral and point-of-sale materials and package design then progressed to social media. Now more marketers are expected to bring some of their media activity in-house—one reason being to protect their first-party data, according to Bill Duggan of the Association of National Advertisers. “Currently, there’s much more creative done in […]

 
 

Marketers Should Seek ‘The Right Model’ When Deciding What To Do In-House: 4A’s Kaplowitz

ORLANDO—Before digital media and all of its complexity came along, advertising agencies were basically ensured of an end-to-end relationship with their clients. Now there’s so much more work to be done, it’s not surprising that more marketers are taking certain functions in-house, according to 4A’s President & CEO Marla Kaplowitz. “It’s been around for a […]

 
 

Cross-Screen Identity Rests On Cooperation, Not Technology: Comscore, NCC Media, Nielsen

A big conundrum in cross-screen audience targeting is the need for cooperation across a multitude of potential partners even as the number of partners continues to multiply. And technology itself isn’t the white knight it was once thought of, judging from a panel discussion at the recent Beet.TV leadership forum. The panel titled Making Identity […]

 
 

Co-Founder And Chief Technology Officer Yu On FreeWheel’s Widening Focus, Importance Of Gender Diversity

Having to innovate and “re-innovate” is nothing new at FreeWheel, which Diane Yu helped to create in 2007 after leaving Google/DoubleClick. But even the CTO herself is rather amazed at the company’s evolution to a platform serving both buyers and sellers. “Thinking back 12 years ago, I wouldn’t imagine that we’re doing the FreeWheel NOWFRONT,” […]

 
 

Electronic Arts’ Smith Charts The In-House Media Agency Journey

ORLANDO—Video game giant Electronic Arts didn’t decide overnight to buy media in-house across more than 40 countries. Building an in-house capability can start with baby steps, dipping your toe into the waters and, along the way, nurturing your talent so as to avoid “tissue rejection,” says EA Global Head of Media Belinda Smith. After buying […]

 
 

In-House Agencies No Longer A Destination For Out-To-Pasture Creatives: Verizon’s Chase

ORLANDO—Not that long ago, in-house agencies were where “old creatives went to die because they were done with the advertising industry. That has definitely shifted,” says the VP and COO of 140, Verizon’s in-house agency. Now, because in-house talent at companies like Verizon are in close in proximity to corporate leadership, among other factors, “that […]

 
 

Horizon’s McElhinney Explains The Need For Deterministic ID’s

Amid the push for more performance-based advertising campaign outcomes from deterministic consumer identities, Horizon Media is building its own identity solution. “With the help of our partners, we can now attach that ID to build the deterministic ID. That’s going to allow us to advertise more one to one and get more toward people based […]

 
 

Marketers Should Not Expect One Central Identity Graph: Comscore, NCC Media, Nielsen

Marketers that are seeking to better understand consumers’ identities need to start by earning consumer trust and then build platforms that are “privacy by design” were two main takeaways from a panel at the recent Beet.TV leadership forum. It seems likely there won’t be one central identity graph for each person judging from comments by […]

 
 

FreeWheel’s NOWFRONT: New Media Sales Division Means Added Demand For Publisher Inventory

One of the main purposes of FreeWheel’s recent NOWFRONT event was to formally announce FreeWheel Media, its new media sales division. The “now” is a reference to educating the market on “what you can do today” in the advanced-television space,” says FreeWheel Markets GM Neil Smith. While FreeWheel has long built and maintained a technology […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Steuer Wants More ‘Democratized’ Set-Top, ACR Data

Omnicom Media Group’s Jonathan Steuer is encouraged by the emergence of solutions that “co-mingle” set-top box and automatic content recognition viewing data, the most recent example of which is FreeWheel Media working with Inscape. At the recent FreeWheel NOWFRONT event in Manhattan, Steuer, who is Chief Research Officer, welcomed the “consistent effort across almost all […]

 
 

Data Plus Math Will Measure FreeWheel Inventory In-Flight To Gauge Business Outcomes

FreeWheel is bringing in-flight advertising campaign attribution optimization across traditional television, OTT and digital video via a partnership with Data Plus Math. “When we work with FreeWheel, we’re really measuring FreeWheel’s inventory,” says John Hoctor, Co-Founder & CEO of Data Plus Math. What Data Plus Math brings to Comcast’s FreeWheel is “a fast, automated and […]

 
 

Reach, Frequency And Duration Across Media ‘Fundamental’ To Business Decisions: Nielsen’s Hogue

A continuing theme on the demand side is the desire to know how digital media and television can best work together. It boils down to “a need for more consistency and better fluency between the different measured media,” says Nielsen’s Jessica Hogue. It’s commonly expressed as how does digital media complement or overlap reach, Hogue, […]

 
 

FreeWheel NOWFRONT Event Launches FreeWheel Media, Showcases Deals With Data Plus Math, Inscape And Adobe

Comcast’s FreeWheel has new partnerships with Data Plus Math, Vizio’s Inscape data unit and Adobe to augment its attribution, consumer insights and programmatic offerings. In this interview with Beet.TV, FreeWheel Media’s Brian Wallach explains the three deals announced at the FreeWheel NOWFRONT event in Manhattan this week. FreeWheel is teaming with Data Plus Math and […]

 
 

Vizio, Inscape Form Addressable Ad Standard Consortium With AMC, CBS, Discovery, FreeWheel, Hearst, NBCU, Disney And Xandr

Smart-TV manufacturer Vizio is teaming up with nine major media and technology companies to create an addressable advertising standard for the industry. Along with Vizio and its data unit Inscape, the consortium’s members are AMC Networks, CBS, Discovery, FreeWheel, Hearst Television, NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Co. and Xandr, as Reuters reports. Called Project OAR (Open Addressable […]

 
 

4INFO, TiVo Explain TV’s Growing Contribution To Discerning Consumer Identity

Every new breakthrough in understanding television viewer identities creates more complexity for buyers. A case in point is being able to use set-top box data to show how linear TV viewing impacts other media and advertisers’ business outcomes, as underscored by a panel discussion at the recent Beet.TV leadership forum titled Identity in Focus: Understanding […]

 
 

AT&T Data Helps Fuel Turner’s Quest For Guaranteed Campaign Outcomes: SVP Aversano

AT&T’s more than 170 million consumer relationships—north of 140 million of them in the mobile space—generate a ton of data. For Turner, the data from those relationships will be the basis for optimizing and guaranteeing campaigns based on business outcomes. Such guaranteed optimization could emerge by late this year or early 2020, Turner’s Dan Aversano […]

 
 

Matt Prohaska Maps The Rise Of Consumer Identity Tracking

Consultant Matt Prohaska has been into digital media from its cookie roots to the modern day quest to track consumer identities across platforms. A frequent Beet.TV contributor, Prohaska also was a key participant in the recent leadership forum titled Identity in Focus: Understanding the Cross-Screen Consumer in a Fragmented World. In this event recap, Prohaska, […]

 
 

Comscore Raises Curtain On NBCU’s Outcome-Based Movie Campaign Guarantee

Like many companies, Comscore plays an important role in seeking to derive unduplicated reach curves for television audiences, along with other data advancements. It recently played a key role in a project with NBCUniversal in which NBCU guaranteed business outcomes for the first time, in a campaign for the movie The Upside. Comscore’s seat at […]

 
 

4INFO’s Tangredi On The Quest For Universal ID’s

As identity resolution migrates from digital media to various forms of television, there are gaps to close as turf wars abound, says 4INFO’s Mari Tangredi. The end goal is to bring “some of the things that people have gotten used to in digital forward into the TV space. We’re bridging that gap between them.” From […]

 
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