Boys And Girls Clubs President Ramos: Puerto Rico Had An Education ‘Storm’ Before Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As an after-school organization that provides supplemental education services to 15,000 mostly impoverished youths, Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico found itself in the crosshairs of Hurricane Maria. “Before the storm, we already had a storm in the education sector, so with the storm it gets more complicated,” said President Olga […]

 
 

Addressable TV’s Growing Pains: Cadent, Dentsu, LiveRamp, Essence, Omnicom Discuss

SAN JUAN — It is the technology that can laser-target an ad at individual TV viewers or households, and then control how many more ads get seen across TV and other media. But what is the state of “addressable” television? A Beet Retreat panel convened by Beet.TV in Puerto Rico discussed that topic. Slow addressable […]

 
 

NCC 2.0 Aims To Solve New Fragmentation Era, CEO Pangis Says

SAN JUAN — It did it once before in an earlier media era, so can cable groups’ joint sales group tackle another wave of ad platform fragmentation? Operated by Comcast, Charter and Cox Communications, NCC Media launched in 1981 to provide a common way for ad buyers to get on to disparate and disconnected cable, satellite […]

 
 

Disney Strives To Unify Diverse Data Sets: SVP Nelson

SAN JUAN — Spending $52.4 billion to acquire 21st Century Fox would be pretty transformational by anyone’s standards. For Disney, the acquisition a year ago added to an already-broad portfolio of assets, and came right as the company was figuring out a direct-to-consumer SVOD strategy and learning to get to grips with a whole new world […]

 
 

Arrix Explains The DISH/Sling Distribution Map

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—To understand how to make addressable television advertising easier to execute, one needs to first agree on the definition of what exactly “addressable” is, according to DISH Media’s Kevin Arrix. His explanation led to a broader discussion of addressable and third-party measurement during a fireside chat with consultant Howard Shimmel during Beet […]

 
 

O’Connell Of Forrester Explores The Consumer-Marketer Divide

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Analyst Joanna O’Connell spends much of her time at Forrester these days researching how consumers think about advertising. And while “it’s not an awesome story,” she sees marketers taking the steps to better understand things like identifying overlaps in their user base and considering needed organizational changes. “To think that somehow everyone […]

 
 

Viewers Ready To Give More Data, At A Price: Janus’ Shimmel Tells Prohaska

SAN JUAN — The world of TV advertising is evolving from generally targeting viewers of broad TV show categories, to one in which marketers armed with consumer data can make more specifically-targeted ad buys. But what if the presuppositions they made with that data could be improved on in yet another step-change? One leading TV […]

 
 

Blending IQ & EQ For TV Ad Sales: Turner’s Redniss & Furious’ Swartz Discuss

SAN JUAN — As much of the advertising landscape moves from human-, direct-sold advertisements to a data-infused, automated process, does the nature of TV become mechanistic along with it? That was one of the many tricky balances debated in a fireside discussion at Beet Retreat between Turner EVP of data strategy and product innovation Jesse Redniss […]

 
 

Essence’s Gerber, FreeWheel’s Clark View The Competitive TV Landscape

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Some of the most frank discussions at the annual Beet Retreat often happen in one-on-one sessions. Such was the case this year in various fireside chats titled Setting the Aperture for a Consumer-Centric TV, including a frank discussion about advanced television between Adam Gerber and Dave Clark. The short summary of their […]

 
 

Shimmel, Colella Probe The Future Of Advanced-TV Buying

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Eventually, all television content will be IP-delivered and all advertising inventory will be made available “in the same place in the same way,” according to NBCUniversal’s Denise Colella. But not all ad inventory will be bought on audiences, she predicted at this year’s Beet Retreat. Colella joined Howard Shimmel, formerly of Turner […]

 
 

Experian Reducing TV Audience Segment Pain Points

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Not that long ago, data for advanced targeting for cross-channel advertising was hard to come by. But now, “There’s a lot more data out in the ecosystem now than there ever was,” and advertisers need help putting it all together, says Experian’s Brad Danaher. Experian helps advertisers determine the data segments that […]

 
 

Tying Mobile Signals To Households With NinthDecimal’s Kilmer

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—If where people go is the best indicator of who they are, location is everything. Being able to tie signals from mobile devices to television commercials and other media unearths behavioral insights and can help to inform effectiveness of ad formats, according to NinthDecimal’s Brian Kilmer. NinthDecimal specializes in “physical world data” […]

 
 

Data Plus Math Seeks To Provide Fast, Low-Cost TV Attribution

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Attributing business outcomes to television advertising campaigns should not be just a “report card” after those campaigns are completed, according to Data Plus Math’s John Hoctor. This concept is what’s driven the company toward partnerships like its recent one with Millward Brown to provide full sales funnel attribution for TV and premium […]

 
 

Please Give to the Boys & Girls Clubs Of Puerto Rico as it Steps up its Educational Programming

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Assisted by tutors who act as both companions and mentors, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico has elevated its traditional after-school homework assistance. “We’ve added art, STEM opportunities plus English and math,” says the organization’s President, Olga Ramos. “Our main objective at the Boys and Girls Clubs is to make […]

 
 

O’Grady Of NCS: All Marketers Heading To ‘Purchase-Driven Planning’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Add to the lexicon of industry terminology the concept of “purchase-driven planning,” fueled by shopper loyalty data and cross-channel advertising campaign measurement. “We’re very lucky to have access to both the Catalina loyalty card data and the Nielsen media and panel data that we can use for attribution,” says Matt O’Grady, CEO […]

 
 

Videa’s Gianunzio Charts The ‘Superhighway’ For Local Media Sales

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—When disruptors like Google and Uber want to reach consumers one on one, “they buy an ad on broadcast television,” says local-TV sales veteran and VP of Sales at Videa Archie Gianunzio. Now what local broadcasters need to do is make it as easy for their advertiser customers to deal with them […]

 
 

Beachfront Aims To Make Premium Video ‘As Real-Time As Possible’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—To independent video supply-side platform Beachfront Media, it’s all about technology and transparency. “We look at the SSP as something that needs to be sort of independent of both the media company and advertisers,” says president and founder Frank Sinton. Beachfront tries to get “as close as possible” to audience and content […]

 
 

The Tension Between Cost Efficiency, ‘Proper Business Rationale’: A+E’s Heftman

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As traditional television networks weigh the benefits of completely upending their business models, they also find themselves as middlemen of sorts between advertisers and agencies. This is the view of Ethan Heftman, VP, Precision/Performance, A+E Networks, who notes “a bit of a bifurcation, a division between what brands want and what the […]

 
 

Addressable TV’s Ironic Measurement Problem: Omnicom’s Steuer

SAN JUAN — By dint of being digital and connected, new over-the-top TV services are supremely measurable. So why is that a problem? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Omnicom Media Group chief research officer Jonathan Steuer opens up on the dilemmas presented by the emergence of connected TV platforms. Interviewing Steuer for Beet.TV is veteran […]

 
 

Consultant Matt Prohaska Sees A ‘Cross Pollination’ Of Agency Teams

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Consultant Matt Prohaska senses less of a stigma surrounding programmatic television and more “cross pollination” of agency teams. But he sees things like frequency capping and reducing transactional friction costs as very much a work in progress. “Fortunately, thank god the stigma of programmatic TV and those two words being bridged together […]

 
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