TV Can Embrace Direct Digital Brands: IAB’s Rothenberg

LAS VEGAS — CES may have been a tech show and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) may have been established to advocate digital advertising – but there is a growing school of thought that suggests digital brands need good ‘ol TV, too. In this video interview with Beet.TV, IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg says he sees an […]

 
 

Linear TV to Soon Benefit From Targeted Ad Sales Processes Now Widely Used in Digital: Annalect’s Matts

LAS VEGAS — CES may be thought of as a technology show, but there is one kind of technology product that dependably still takes center-stage at the event – televisions. In Las Vegas, Beet.TV found technology executives eager to say that, despite growing industry concern at changing viewer behavior, TV still has unique qualities. But […]

 
 

Xandr Media Activates Turner Integration While Rolling Out Its SSP Welcome Mat

LAS VEGAS—As Xandr Media begins to cross-pollinate data and technology with Turner and other AT&T family entities, it wants the outside world to know that from a supply-side platform standpoint, its doors are open. “The welcome mat is out. It’s got neon lights around it,” says Xandr Media President Rick Welday. Roughly four months after […]

 
 

‘Golden Age’ Of Television Requires Better Advertising: David Sable

LAS VEGAS—The continued rise of streaming services providing premium video without advertising avails is a big concern but it’s going to change within a couple of years. That’s because both Amazon and Netflix are headed toward ad-supported content, VMLY&R chairman David Sable predicts. The bottom line, Sable explains in this interview with Beet.TV at CES […]

 
 

NBCU’s Effik: Data-Driven Targeting Is ‘Married’ To An Enduring Upfront

LAS VEGAS—Even with all the advances being made in targeting television audiences and automating parts of the selling process, the annual ritual known as the Upfront isn’t going away anytime soon. “I think the Upfront’s still going to be very important for at least a few more years if not even beyond, for a very […]

 
 

Gillette Launches ‘We Believe’ Campaign To Curb Toxic Masculinity

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand today breaks a new campaign titled “We Believe” aimed at curbing “toxic masculinity.” Coming 30 years after Gillette introduced its “The Best a Man Can Get” campaign, it encourages men to help stop harassment, bullying, stereotyping, diminishing and objectification. “We Believe defies the convention that ‘boys will be boys,’ which […]

 
 

As TV Advertising Evolves, New Brands Expect Business Performance: NBCU’s Yaccarino

LAS VEGAS—As television sets continue to grow in size along with the trend toward big-screen viewing, “it’s an exciting universe” that’s attracting a new crop of marketers as TV advertising gets smarter, according to Linda Yaccarino. “We feel great. It’s really a time of technology sophistication where it’s intersecting with creativity,” says the Chairman of […]

 
 

CES ‘Exhibitor’ Procter & Gamble Showcases Product, Retailing Tech Innovations

LAS VEGAS—Having long attended CES in the partner mode, Procter & Gamble chose this year to be an exhibitor at what Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard dubs the “consumer experience show.” It’s where the company is showcasing some of the technologically advanced products that have emerged from the approximately 130 internal “seed-stage startups” that the […]

 
 

Comscore Has Local TV Measurement Deals With Nexstar, Scripps And Gray

LAS VEGAS—With new and expanded measurement deals with Nexstar and other local television broadcasters in hand, “We feel like the levee is breaking in local,” says Comscore CEO Bryan Wiener. This week, Comscore announced an expansion of its deal with Nexstar, the second-largest TV broadcaster, provide measurement and ad sales currency for all Nexstar markets, […]

 
 

Comscore’s Hofstetter: Legacy Brands Need Direct-To-Consumers’ ‘Fresh Look’ At Marketing

LAS VEGAS—Enterprise marketers that have watched direct-to-consumer brands infringe on their market share need to push the reset button, according to Comscore’s Sarah Hofstetter. “And I don’t mean start moving all your advertising to direct marketing on Facebook although that’s not necessarily a bad thing,” Hofstetter says in this interview with Beet.TV at CES 2019. […]