WideOrbit’s ‘Four Flavors’ Of Programmatic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As it continues to build out its programmatic solution, WideOrbit is finding that not enough advertisers are willing to pay extra for addressable and targeted television inventory. “We need to see more and more advertisers willing to pay premium for those CPM’s. We’re still not seeing that,” says VP of Business Development […]

 

Puerto Rico’s Media World Transformed by Hurricane Maria: Explain Execs from AT&T, Hearts & Science, Procter & Gamble, Telemundo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—There was no playbook for the advertising and media community in Puerto Rico to help itself—much less consumers—deal with Hurricane Maria in 2017. But until such a template exists, the lessons related by AT&T, Hearts & Science, Procter & Gamble and Telemundo at Beet Retreat 2018 provide more than an ample starting […]

 

Re-Thinking TV Ad Load: NBCU, A+E, TiVo & NCC Tell Forrester’s Joanna O’Connell

SAN JUAN — How long should a commercial break be? How lengthy should a TV ad be? And how many is too many? Over the last 18 months, TV networks have wrestled with that question, as booming VOD subscriptions has gone hand-in-hand with growing consumer frustration toward excess interruption. That has spurred many networks to […]

 

Before Scale, Addressable TV Finds Its Place: Alphonso, Sizmek, Beachfront, Innovid Weigh In

SAN JUAN — The value promised by connected TV systems offering addressable advertising always seemed to be that ad buyers could precision-target the viewer they want to reach. So why are so many advertisers either spending so little or using addressable for a different purpose? In this panel discussion at Beet Retreat, a cast of […]

 

‘Real-Time TV Does Not Exist’: Dish, Videa, Google, Experian Discuss

SAN JUAN — It was billed as the revolution for television ad sales – the emerging prospect of using internet-connected platforms and audience viewing data to plan, execute and measure TV ad campaigns in real-time. After all, “programmatic” advertising unleashed “real-time bidding” (RTB) on to the world several years ago now. Today, real-time auctions for […]

 

On The Edge Of Scale: Disney, Amobee, Nielsen Execs Weigh In

SAN JUAN — Ad spending on over-the-top (OTT) TV was expected to increase 40% to $2 billion in 2018, with addressable TV spend reaching $800 million, according to Magna. That means spending on addressable TV – with which buyers can use advanced data and return path to more precisely target viewers and households – would represent only […]

 

What Is ‘TV’? Hulu, FreeWheel, dataxu, comScore, 4C Execs Discuss

SAN JUAN — If you listen to the tech crowd and if you look at some of the consumer behavior, TV is “dying”. But, if that is the case, how do you explain Netflix? Many executives in the industry have long since moved on from using “TV” to describe the box in the living room connected […]

 

In OTT, What Is ROI? The Whole Value Chain Debates

SAN JUAN — For decades, the notion of return on investment from TV ads has been ironically straightforward. Brands would buy ads and, with little insight in to who really watched what, would need to unleash a slew of media mix modelling tools to understand what exposures may have led to which purchases. That imprecision […]

 

Beet.TV Raises Funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico with Celebrity Gala: Makes the Local News

SAN JUAN, PR — The Beet Retreat gala dinner and fundraiser at the 400-year old San Cristobal Fort was the subject of this news segment on the San Juan/CBS affiliate station. The event raised funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico.   Many thanks to the the U.S. Park Service for welcoming us and […]

 

Consumer Data, Privacy Initiatives As Dissected By Inscape, iSpot.tv, Nielsen Catalina

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Whether it’s Cambridge Analytica or Starwood Resorts, messy and highly publicized consumer data controversies impact every company dependent on such data—regardless of their own practices. This was one of the main takeaways from a panel discussion at the recent Beet Retreat 2018 whose participants represented smart-TV data collector Inscape, analytics and measurement […]

 

Programmatic TV Buying V. Supply And Demand: Prohaska, FOX, Dentsu Aegis, OATH

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Fully IP-based television may be inevitable, but fully programmatic buying and selling of advertising inventory isn’t, according to buy- and sell-side executives who converged for a panel discussion at the recent Beet Retreat 2018. Moderated by consultant Matt Prohaska, the discussion touched on the eternal reality of supply versus demand in making […]

 

Data Is A Product: Turner, Tru Optik, NinthDecimal Execs Discuss

SAN JUAN — It’s now 13 years since the phrase “data is the new oil“, it is believed, was first uttered. Now we are living in a world which is swimming – or, perhaps, drowning – in the sticky, digital substance. For many in broadcasting, data is proving to be transformational to the way they […]

 

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 […]

 
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