How to Allocate Inventory, Synch up Data, Videology’s Gaskamp explains

FORT LAUDERDALE — As clients move deeper into data-driven marketing, the key is to look across the portfolio to understand which inventory is most valuable for using data in new ways, says Brent Gaskamp, business development SVP at Videology in an interview with Beet.TV. “We try to help our partners understand their business from a portfolio perspective. […]

 

A+E Taps Nielsen and comScore for Cross-Platform Measurement

FORT LAUDERDALE — A&E is focused on providing deeper digital measurement in 2016 via partnerships with both Nielsen and Comscore, says Lee Boykoff, VP Digital Analytics and CRM at A&E Networks in an interview with Beet.TV. As digital viewership grows on mobile and TV everywhere platforms, it becomes even more vital to understand the full scope […]

 

Videology’s Castree on Segmented Market Opportunities

FORT LAUDERDALE — It’s one of the major ad tech vendors promising to define the emerging video advertising space. But what is going on at Videology lately? The way North America MD Tim Castree describes, Videology is a little bit like geology… “Sand — How we can use our Nielsen and Rentrak data to score television […]

 

Addressable TV Limited Today, Mainstream Tomorrow: Videology’s Ferber

FORT LAUDERDALE — The ability to target individual TV sets with custom advertising is real and it’s here – but you’re going to have to wait a couple more years before it gets really real. With deployments from Cablevision, Comcast, DirecTV and DISH Networks, the number of targetable TV sets is growing but, lately, we have heard still-optimistic executives sound […]

 

Addressable Prospect Looks Different Overseas: INVIDI’s Downey

FORT LAUDERDALE — The US pay-TV providers with which many ad tech vendors partner, have access to just two minutes per hour of ad time in local programming. But the US TV system is an outlier in a global context. Smaller, more integrated national systems in other countries seem to make partnering for programmatic or addressable initiatives […]

 

‘Content Is Humpty Dumpty’: SMG’s Scheppach

FORT LAUDERDALE — You have probably heard the aphorism that “content is king”. But what if content was actually someone else entirely? Try this catchy allegory for how not to reinvent media… “Content is like Humpty Dumpty,” Tracey Scheppach, EVP and Innovations Director at Starcom MediaVest Group, told a Beet Retreat panel. “It has fallen and it has fractured and […]

 

Creatives Left Behind On Addressable Sequencing, Industry Panel Says

FORT LAUDERDALE — The potential to target individual TV viewers using one of an array of pre-prepared custom ads will fundamentally change the way the business works – but the people who make those ads are going to have to catch up first, a panel discussion heard. Asked if the current wave of new advertising technology […]

 

Popular TV Can Fend Off On-Demand Challenge Cable Execs Say

FORT LAUDERDALE — These days, it has become commonplace for broadcasters and advertisers to be fearful of the consumer shift from linear, live viewing to watching more time-shifted programming. Indeed, data from many countries shows on-demand viewing booming whilst old-style consumption wanes. But that’s not the full story. Broadcasters are finding some success in reeling out […]

 

Content Trumps Frequency For Marketers: Bank of America’s Paskalis

FORT LAUDERDALE — You can have all the ad tech in the world but, in this day and age, is it really advertising that can connect with consumers any longer? Bank Of America media SVP Lou Paskalis thinks brands need to take a leaf out of the books of publishers and broadcasters they historically have advertised […]

 

GroupM’s Gotlieb & Cablevision’s Dolan on Audience Measurement Solutions for Addressable TV

FORT LAUDERDALE — In an age where connected TV providers can give advertisers accurate viewing data, hot off the box, what good is the decades-old method of measuring TV audiences using panels of viewers? That is a question both Rentrak and Nielsen are hoping to address – the former by merging with comScore, and the latter by […]

 

Two Minutes And Beyond: The Addressable Future Of TV Ads

FORT LAUDERDALE — By now, it is a common accepted standard. Pay-TV providers have access to two minutes per hour of ad time in local programming. But what does the future look like, now that operators are lighting up household targeting for connected TV ads? Those two minutes could either get longer, or be more efficiently used, a […]

 

How The Weather Affects Marketers’ Plans, David Clark explains

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Weather Company has been selling ads in to its mobile apps based on specific weather conditions local to users for a couple of years now. In this video interview with Beet.TV, David Clark, who oversees the company’s TV division, explains the value to marketers. “Think of the question ‘What is the weather?’ […]

 

Personalized TV Ads ‘The New Holy Grail’, Panel Discusses

FORT LAUDERDALE — Super-targeted processes were already revolutionizing online video advertising. Now, the marriage of online with TV is bringing the same opportunity to the big screen in the living room, in the form of “addressable TV”. Once advertisers know enough about viewers to precisely target ads, will they also deconstruct their 30-second spots in to a […]

 

Essence Buy Keeps GroupM A Friend OF Google: Gotlieb:

FORT LAUDERDALE — GroupM owner WPP’s CEO Sir Martin Sorrell once famously called Google a “frenemy”. So why did GroupM recently acquire a digital advertising company ensconced in Google’s world? “We’re the guys who coined the term ‘frenemy’, and we’re not big fans of the whole walled garden concept that Google represents,” Group M global chairman Irwin […]

 

MultiChannel Providers Zero in on Partnerships, Ad Opportunities

FORT LAUDERDALE — As multichannel video providers adjust to the daily shifts in the TV, consumption and advertising businesses, many are diving deeper into advertising opportunities. At the recent Beet.TV executive retreat, operators shared their vision on how partnerships look in the years ahead especially as they dovetail with the growing programmatic ad business. At […]

 

Programmatic Experts Keen for Integrating TV and Digital Data

FORT LAUDERDALE — Marketers and agencies are trying to figure out how to manage the growth of addressable TV, especially as programmatic buying continues to overlap with the TV market. That was a key topic of discuss at the Beet.TV retreat in Fort Lauderdale on the programmatic opportunities in TV. For instance, the “people challenge” in broader […]

 

Yahoo Rolls Up BrightRoll & Flurry To Make ‘Cross-Screen Graph’

FORT LAUDERDALE — After having purchased mobile ad analytics firm Flurry and video ad tech outfit BrightRoll, which will be the name for all its ad tech, Yahoo is looking at combining the force of each to help TV companies retain viewers with cross-screen ad targeting. Speaking with Beet.TV, Yahoo’s global TV and video partnerships chief Brent […]

 

Upfronts Won’t Die In TV Renaissance: Magna Global’s Bayer

FORT LAUDERDALE — If you think the coming age of buying addressable, internet-style ads in the blink of an eye is going to mean an end to the TV ad industry as we know it, think again. “I think we’ve entered …a renaissance of television,” Matt Bayer, SVP of advanced TV at Magna Global, tells Beet.TV in this […]

 

Experian Gearing To Launch Connected Addressable TV Platform

FORT LAUDERDALE — “This has really been the year of addressable TV. We’ve done literally triple the amount of work compared to 2014,” according to Experian addressable advertising product lead Brienna Pinnow. Now the data company wants to do more? But what exactly? “To develop the technology and platform to really become the hub of addressable TV for […]

 

Castree On Videology’s “Sand, Rocks & Boulders”

FORT LAUDERDALE — It’s one of the major ad tech vendors promising to define the emerging video advertising space. But what is going on at Videology lately? The way North America MD Tim Castree describes, Videology is a little bit like geology… “Sand — How we can use our Nielsen and Rentrak data to score television […]

 
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