Vizio Forms Consortium Of Media, Tech Companies To Create Addressable Advertising Standard

Smart-TV manufacturer Vizio is teaming up with nine major media and technology companies to create an addressable advertising standard. Called Project OAR (Open Addressable Ready), the participants will define technical standards for targeting specific households and Vizio will build the technology. Along with Vizio and its data unit Inscape, the consortium’s members are AMC Networks, […]

 

Comscore’s Hinnant On Data Matching And Being In The OpenAP Universe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—When it comes to matching consumer datasets, Comscore should be considered more of a chef than someone who actually produces food. “We offer these audiences tied to the viewing behavior of television and to digital audiences as well. What you have to understand is that we don’t have a hand in creating […]

 

Racing F1 With A Datsun: Furious Corp.’s Swartz On Local TV’s ‘Revenue Leakage’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—For local television, the 2018 election cycle was tantamount to an early Christmas present. And although 2020 promises to be even better sales-wise, TV providers have to speed up their efforts to roll out targeted, impression-based advertising without cannibalizing their “core bread and butter traditional linear inventory,” says Furious Corp. CEO Ashley […]

 

Cross-Screen Planning, Measurement And Attribution An Iterative Process: TiVo’s Lutz

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—To TiVo’s Lisa Lutz, it’s not that people aren’t asking the right questions about creating audience segments and targeting them across platforms and devices. “It’s just that there’s so many questions and so many problems to be solved, we’re just not there yet,” says the VP of Product Management. “I think it’s […]

 

Hulu’s DeTraglia On Using Probabilistic Data To Track Co-TV Viewing

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—All the first-party television viewing data in the world won’t parse out co-viewing by individual human beings. In the meantime, Hulu is working with third-party providers like Comscore and Nielsen “to get at who are the people who are most likely to be sitting in the room,” says the OTT pioneer’s Head […]

 

Essence’s Gerber Outlines The Practical Realities Of Swift Advertising Change

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Anyone can sympathize with traditional television networks given the transformational challenges they face. But to empathize, one has to have been there, as has Adam Gerber. In this interview, the ABC and agency veteran details the responsibilities for change of each constituency—from media to measurement companies, marketers and agencies—as he assays the […]

 

More Front-End Automation Needed For Addressable TV: DISH’s Arrix

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—For marketers, addressable television advertising should not be an either-or proposition, according to DISH Media’s Kevin Arrix. It’s all about deciding its appropriate role within the mix of advanced-TV options. In this interview at Beet Retreat 2018, Arrix talks about the partnership between Sling TV and audience measurement provider Comscore and the […]

 

LiveRamp’s Goal: Unduplicated Reach Across Broad Spectrum Of Platforms

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Craig Berkley sums up LiveRamp’s role in reducing friction in television and video advertising targeting in one word: identity. “It’s clear that we all have various pain points that we can address or work on. Our mission and role in this whole ecosystem is to provide automated deterministic identity at scale,” says […]

 

Nielsen’s Hohman Explains Foundational Currency, Monetization Metrics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—In the complex and confusing world of advanced television and more precise audience targeting, everything starts with a foundation constructed of currency data, according to Nielsen’s Dave Hohman. Atop that foundation can sit a variety of “metrics to monetize,” he explains in this interview at the recent Beet Retreat 2018. The currency […]

 

Research Veteran Shimmel On The Difficulty Of Amassing Reach

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—If reach is “God’s gift to advertising,” to paraphrase the late media research guru Erwin Ephron, it’s a gift that doesn’t keep on giving, according to Howard Shimmel. “We downplay the importance of being able to plan to optimize reach,” says Shimmel, formerly of Turner Broadcasting. Now the President of consultancy Janus […]

 

Interactive Ads Drive Purchase Intent: Innovid’s Eason

SAN JUAN — It recently became the first vendor to gain accreditation from the Media Ratings Council (MRC) for video ad measurement in a connected TV environment. But what if the future of connected TV was one with fewer advertisements? In this video interview with Beet.TV, video ad-tech firm Innovid says it is working with publishers […]

 

With Videology Assets, Amobee Eyes The Complete Consumer Funnel

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Having acquired the assets of Videology last summer, Amobee picked up solutions for the sell-side and, as a result, stands to be “the most broad and deep omni-channel platform,” says GM of Business Development, Tony Yi. Singtel’s Amobee now seeks to simplify the delivery of advertising across all channels and screens—including video, […]

 

ACR Helping Brands Decipher Their Data For TV: dataxu’s Baker

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—There’s lots of industry talk about data being the “connective tissue” that can unify advertising buys across various channels. But while many hurdles currently prevent brands and agencies from normalizing the execution of buys across linear and advanced television, data is already playing a key role, according to dataxu CEO Mike Baker. […]

 

When Weighing Addressable TV, Think Value Not Complexity: Cadent’s Bologna

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The advanced television train has left the station. And while the addressable TV car lacks certain systemic, logistical and executional amenities, testing addressable makes sense for at least half of all advertisers, says Mike Bologna, President, one2one media, Cadent. “What I think that we should focus on more is the value proposition […]

 

Measurement Needs To Catch Up With Transactions: Disney’s Nelson

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As the industry learns to transact in new and hopefully more uniform ways, Disney is building targeting segments that will ultimately represent the totality of its audiences. It’s a process over which Disney has far more control than, say, reconciling disparities in current digital measurement options. To make audience targeting more mainstream […]

 

A Tasty Finale: Puerto Rico’s Top Chef Cooks for the Beet Retreat Gala Dinner and Fundraiser

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s most celebrated chef, James Beard Award honoree Jose Enrique,  cooked for the closing gala dinner and fundraiser at the Beet Retreat last Thursday evening at the 400-year-old Spanish fort, Castillo San Cristobal. The chef, who owns his namesake restaurants in San Juan and at the St. Regis resort […]

 

Beet Retreat Takeaway: Let’s Move On: It’s Not “Us” (TV biz) vs. “Them” (FANG) Anymore, Ashley Swartz

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Beet Retreat 2018 brought together the entirety of the advertising industry value chain to help define the semantics surrounding advanced television and provide a clearer picture of measurable business outcomes. What follows is the five-minute synopsis of Ashley J. Swartz, who serves as “dean” of the annual event as well as CEO […]

 

Agencies Need To Skill-Up ‘Lightning Rod’ Staff: Dentsu Aegis’ Law

SAN JUAN — By now, we are familiar with the idea that software engineers in Silicon Valley can pretty much name their own salary. But it’s not just in technology that certain key staff are in-demand. In this video interview with Beet.TV, an ad agency boss says that all sides of the marketing industry are […]

 

Addressable TV Evolution Takes Education & Iteration: DISH’s D’Antoni

SAN JUAN — The day is dawning when advertisers will be able to reach individual TV viewers using a mixture of data, connected devices and customized creative. Already, around 70 million US homes are reckoned to have this kind of “addressable” capability. But getting this won’t happen overnight. In this video interview with Beet.TV, DISH Media […]

 

Data Keeps Marketers Up At Night: NCC Media’s Kent

SAN JUAN — If you are a national cable TV network these days, how do you go about crafting an ad sales pitch to big-brand clients? For Davina Kent, it is increasingly about data. Kent is the Comcast VP of advanced TV sales who, earlier this year, came on board at NCC Media – the […]

 
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