Oracle Data Cloud’s Daniel Harrison On The Quest For Holistic Digital, TV Planning And Activation

MIAMI – It’s hard to think of a company that has ramped up more data prowess than Oracle Data Cloud. But even with companies like BluKai, Datalogix, AddThis, Crosswise and Moat under its wing, achieving unified cross-screen audience measurement isn’t going to be a cake walk. “That is certainly one of the objectives for us […]


A+E’s 605 Partnership Boosts Audience Understanding: Dolan & Berning Explain

MIAMI — One of its main brands may be History but, when it comes to the future, A+E Networks knows it doesn’t have all the skills in-house to make its ad inventory more targetable. That is why A+E recently partnered with 605, the newly-formed company helping MVPDs optimize their ad spaces using data and technology. In this […]


Buying Audiences Across Connected-TV, OTT Can Alleviate Fragmentation: Publicis’ Jonathan Bokor

MIAMI – As connected-TV/OTT viewing proliferates and adds to viewer fragmentation, it’s not necessarily a bad thing if you can buy audiences as opposed to demos. And while two minutes of local able advertising inventory remains the norm for addressable campaigns, that’s slowly changing. In the connected-TV and OTT space, “There are quite a few […]


NBCU An ‘Amazing’ Partner In The Advanced TV Space: Target Media Director Nick Jezarian

MIAMI – When you’re swimming in data about your guests, context is everything to determine appropriate messaging. It’s no wonder, then, that content needs will grow. “What we find is that as we’re creating more targeted segments of guests that we can deliver messages to, each of those groups have different needs and things that […]


Spectrum Reach Testing Addressable Linear TV In New York, Los Angeles: SVP Rob Klippel

MIAMI – Spectrum Reach has been running test campaigns in Los Angeles and New York for its first addressable advertising offering on linear television with the goal of having both markets activated this year. “We’ll have five million households by the end of 2018 and then expand to the rest of our footprint and beyond,” […]


Speedy Fios Delivers Addressable TV Advantages: Oath’s Brett Hurwitz

MIAMI – Verizon was ahead of the technology curve when it began offering fiber directly to the home with Fios (fiber optic service) in 2005. Now that its Fios addressable television offering just celebrated its one-year anniversary, the company is able to tout the benefits that speed brings to advanced TV targeting. Because it’s a […]


‘We Are One And The Same’: Google’s Jennifer Koester On Traditional TV Going Digital

MIAMI – There are the headlines—traditional TV versus digital upstarts—and then there’s the reality behind the scenes. To wit, Google is playing a big part in helping traditional broadcasters transition to the digital future with solutions like dynamic ad insertion. In the U.S., “We work with 28 of the top programmers,” from sports content to […]


How Data Is Transforming TV Advertising: comScore & Alphonso Discuss

Since time immemorial, TV ads have been bought with a blunt instrument – broad age-and-gender demographics of viewers to shows. But that time is changing. Thanks to the infusion of a raft of new data points, TV ad planning, buying and insights are getting smarter. At the Beet Retreat, comScore EVP Cathy Hetzel and chief product […]


Target Media Director Nick Jezarian On Data, Creative Versioning And Addressable TV

MIAMI – To reach its guests in the most effective ways, Target wants to create “a different kind of video ecosystem.” This requires lots of data—a growing in-house capability of the retailer—a better understanding of the context in which those guests consume media, plus being more nimble with creative versioning. Target Media Director Nick Jezarian […]


What’s Old Is New With Next-Gen TV Discovery: Disney/ABC’s Forte

In the digital, cloud-stored era, the new bottomless treasure-trove of shows from the entire history of TV is changing the whole nature of what constitutes a “new” series – and, with it, how marketers should insert themselves in to the rhythm of a season. At the Beet Retreat in Miami, Disney/ABC sales and marketing SVP […]


A+E, Other Networks Pursuing New Television Attribution Model: Mel Berning

MIAMI – A+E is working with some of its competitors on new attribution modeling showing the ability of TV ads drive business outcomes, while the network tests video-on-demand addressability with Comcast and explores national addressable inventory. These are some of the network’s recent activities as outlined by Mel Berning during an interview at the recent […]


Reach Plus Frequency Equals ‘Nirvana’: Nielsen Catalina’s O’Grady

MIAMI – The traditional television ecosystem—buying on age and sex demographics—is “pretty well oiled.” So when some advertisers consider advanced audience targeting, there’s a certain amount of inertia, along with financial constraints, that can hold things back. Take low-penetration brands. Advanced targeting is challenging “because you may not find the reach that you want, but […]


Videology’s Ferber On 4x Ad Impact And Brands’ Cross-Platform Surge

What is the relative marketing impact of advertising in different kinds of digital video? Many debate the benefits of so-called “premium” video but, in this video interview with Beet.TV, Videology CEO Scott Ferber breaks out a three-tier stratification of that construct, with with different impact ratios for each: 4:1 – Full episode player (eg. Fox, NBCU, […]


OTT TV Ads Should Have Higher Prices: IAB’s Bager

MIAMI — TV ad rates are known for being amongst the highest in the business. So what happens when ads get pumped to a TV set over an internet connection? According to an executive from publishers’ advertising trade body, OTT TV ads should be higher-priced than those on TV. Asked how the over-the-top rates should […]


Jakob Nielsen Wants GroupM’s Finecast To Become TV Industry ‘Ecosystem’

When GroupM launched Finecast, after a year of development, this fall, it may have seemed like yet another industry attempt to crack the addressable TV advertising opportunity. But, in the smaller UK market, Finecast has quickly gained real traction – and now its boss wants to give it to the world, too. The agency’s business […]


‘A Lot Of Demand’ For Advanced Targeting Following Sales Regroup: ABC|Disney’s Marco Forte

MIAMI – These are busy times at Disney|ABC following the consolidation of sales groups and it couldn’t come at a better time. Advertisers “want fewer, they want bigger, they want better,” says Marco Forte. With this year’s reorganization, Forte is SVP, Disney|ABC Sales & Marketing. In this interview with Beet.TV at last week’s Beet Retreat […]


Beet Retreat 2017 ‘A Call To Arms’ And A Point Of Collaboration: Furious Corp.’s Ashley J. Swartz

MIAMI – Walled gardens. “Barbarians” at the gates of the television industry. Coming together to solve shared challenges. These were some of the propositions at the recent Beet Retreat, as articulated by Furious Corp. CEO Ashley J. Swartz. As she has traditionally done, Swartz—who was both a participant and panel moderator at the Retreat—provides a […]

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