DDB’s Doria on the Inspiration at Cannes Lions

CANNES – The growth of the scope of Cannes Lions, from a handful of categories – print; 30- and 60-second spots – to what it has become today, is, in the words of Icaro Doria, chief creative officer for DDB NY, “crazy.” “Today I come here, and it’s so inspiring because you literally can do […]

 

“It’s Going to Take a Village to Produce Creative”: Tribal’s Guest

CANNES — One consequence of the rise of data-driven marketing is brands creating tens of even hundreds of ads for various audience segments for a single campaign, not just two or three like in the old days. It’s “great from a sales perspective and not so great from a marketing cost perspective,” says Richard Guest, […]

 

Addressable TV will Provide Unprecedented Granularity, SMG’s Scheppach

CANNES — So-called “addressable TV”, in which TV sets can now speak back to broadcasters, are tantalizing with the promise of household-level ad targeting. But addressable TV is not just about more refined TV targeting – the device in the living room is one platform that will feed in signals to an overall system which will produce […]

 

Addressable TV Advertising is Changing the “Lumascape,” Banker Kawaja

CANNES – As addressable TV advertising emerges, so are a number of companies including Visible World (recently bought by Comcast), Clypd, Simulmedia and others.  For the new medium to succeed, one essential will be companies that focus on yield management around addressable TV, says investment banker Terence Kawaja. Kawaja is CEO of LUMA partners, a boutique […]

 

JWT’s Mirum Brings “Deeper Technology Expertise”

CANNES – “I think what clients are looking for from agencies now is a partner that helps them navigate,” says Lyle Tick, chief growth officer for J. Walter Thompson. “And that’s a lot of what we’ve been doing at J. Walter is restructuring ourselves in order to deliver those types of solutions to our clients […]

 

Addressable TV Can Unleash TV Ad Creativity

CANNES — The $72 billion US TV advertising industry is premised on making 30-second spots that target consumers. Imagine what happens when TV sets give advertisers the cues they need to target customers individually. Michael Bologna, president of GroupM’s Modi Media division, which is working on just that proposition, says 2015 is the year it […]

 

Addressable TV Poised to Crack the $70 Billion Market

CANNES — Addressable TV has been in development for the last decade, but only now is it beginning to reach scale. That means that gross ratings points, or GRPs, may be starting to become obsolete. “You know what’s really silly?” says Michael Bologna, president of GroupM’s Modi Media, in a panel discussion at Cannes recorded by […]

 

The Evolution of TV Buying and What’s Next: GroupM’s Gotlieb

CANNES — After “programmatic” methods of refining and automating the planning and buying of digital display ads took off, many are wondering when the same technology will get traction in the TV world. But that’s the wrong question to ask, according to GroupM global chairman Irwin Gotlieb. He says the same approaches have been used since TV […]

 

Addressable TV Delivers Big Sales Lift, Scheppach, Bologna

CANNES — Addressable TV promises to be a powerful tool for reaching consumers at scale with creative that’s carefully targeted to them, but how much lift are marketers who are investing in it actually seeing? “You’re seeing 50, 60, 70% increase in sales lift,” says Tracey Scheppach, SMG’s EVP-Precision Video Director, in a panel discussion […]

 

From Data-Informed To Fully Addressable: Videology’s Ferber

CANNES — The CEO of video ad planning, buying and execution tech platform Videology acknowledges, right now: “The vast majority of television-based media is not fully addressable.” So he imagines a world where, today, technology supports TV ad buying that is merely “data-informed”, evolving later “all the way up to fully addressable”. With New York-based Videology, […]

 

Access to Set-top Data Holding Back Addressable TV, SMG’s Scheppach

CANNES — Since the value that addressable TV delivers is widely understood, what’s hampering its adoption?  Investment banker and CEO of LUMA Partners Terence Kawaja asks these panelists in a session taped aboard the AT&T AdWorks yacht. The mindset of big brands accustomed to the notion that they can buy a massive audience of adults […]

 

TV Isn’t Dead: Viewership Decline is Due to “Broken” Audience Measurement, GroupM’s Gotlieb

CANNES –  Something dramatic happened to TV viewing about 18 months ago: Aggregate viewing dropped.  This has happened in large part as audiences moved  to video-on-demand and the measurement services which have not been up to the task, says Irwin Gotlieb, chairman of WPP’s GroupM unit. He says that some 70 percent of the drop in viewership is […]

 

Quantifying a GRP: Fullscreen, Otter Media Developing Models around Custom Content

CANNES —  Fullscreen, the popular MCN, along with its parent group Otter Media, is developing a means to measure the impact of video views of custom advertising, says Kevin McGurn, Head of Sales, in this interview with Beet.TV The new measurement system, meant to quantify a gross rating point (GRP),  is being developed with Nielsen and Millward […]

 

E-commerce Huge: Our Competitor is Walmart, Not other Media Agencies, GroupM Chair Irwin Gotlieb

CANNES — The ad spend on paid media has dramatically dropped over the decades, representing one of the biggest evolutions in the marketing business, Group M’s Irwin Gotlieb tells Maria Mandel, VP Marketing at AT&T AdWorks, during this leadership session with AT&T AdWorks on “The Dawn of Targeted TV Advertising” at Cannes. The shift in shelf space from physical […]

 

Addressable TV Advertising is Here, Finally, says AT&T’s AdWorks Dunsche

CANNES – No longer pie-in-the sky, the long-anticipated technology enabling brands to deliver TV ads  to specific households is finally becoming a reality for cable and satellite operators including AT&T, says Maria Mandel Dunsche VP of Marketing for AT&T AdWorks, in this interview with Beet.TV Not only are brands delivering targeted ads, the technology to […]

 

‘Under Siege’: Kawaja On How Mad Men Are Fighting Back

CANNES — It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world if you’re an ad agency exec right now. On the one hand, you have a palette of unlimited possibility at your fingertips – on the other hand, so does everybody else. Renowned media and technology M&A advisor and banker Terence Kawaja of Luma Partners is releasing […]