‘Just Say Yes’?: TVSquared, NCC, FreeWheel Execs Debate Attribution Inertia

The emerging future in which software can measure all TV viewing and link viewers’ consequential outcomes back to ad exposures is coming in to view. But is full attribution really available today – or is it just a mirage? In a spicy panel at Beet Retreat in the City, “We’re Going Local!”, a trio of […]

 

On TV, D2Cs Can Scale With Balance: NBCU’s Norris & WideOrbit’s Lee

Direct-to-consumer brands are growing, and they want more ad exposure. So how should TV platforms best exploit that opportunity? In January, eMarketer counted more than 400 D2C brands operating in the US. IAB analyzed 250 of them. Commonly described as including Casper, Dollar Shave Club and Chubbies, they typically got their early lift by leveraging targeting online ads, […]

 

The Misconceptions Of Addressable’s Youth: MODI Media’s Cestaro

Some world-changing technologies explode overnight, others take years to burn so brightly. Addressable TV may be in the latter category. The ability of marketers to target individual viewing households with specific messaging seems revolutionary. But, though it has existed for several years now and though consumer technology deployment is wider than ever, discussions from successive […]

 

Comcast Reports Big Increase in TV Viewing with VOD Surging 36% Year-Over-Year

Comcast’s cable TV ad sales unit is launching a new agency dedicated to making creative ad assets for smaller advertisers. Speaking at Beet Retreat in the City, “We’re Going Local!” , Brendan Condon,  Comcast Spotlight CEO, said: “If you don’t have good creative, your ad’s not going to work … especially when you’re thinking about […]

 

Attribution Will Bring ‘Significant’ Ad Spend Back To Local TV: TVSquared’s Kinsella

The emergence of digital attribution technologies plugged in to local TV ad sales promises to bring “significant” levels of ad spending back to local TV operators. That is according to an executive whose software company’s insights have been encouraging hundreds of advertisers to greatly increase their spending in the medium. TVSquared helps power Instant Impact, an […]

 

ROI Is ‘Living The Lie’: Marchese & O’Connell Fret About Outcomes

Pumped up by the foundational waves of programmatic and digital measurement, many advertisers in the last couple of years have pushed publishers to price their ads based on real business outcomes. After a recognition that proxy metrics like “clicks” didn’t necessarily translate in to real goals, like sales, certain publishers and even TV operators are […]

 

Full Throttle For Addressable: Hulu, DISH & Comcast Execs’ Panel Debate

Major TV platforms are intent on selling ads targeted at individual households. They just would like to see a few industrial changes in order to fully realize that dream. In a panel discussion at Beet Retreat in the City, “We’re Going Local!”, three TV platform representatives discussed their take on “addressable” TV. Ahead of next […]

 

Overcoming Local TV Inefficiencies: WideOrbit’s Zinsmeister

Local TV could be surprisingly effective for marketers – if only they had an effective way to buy the right commercial spots quickly, easily and with control. That is the view of a company that has long offered the infrastructure for local TV networks’ ad management around the US. But now WideOrbit wants to service […]

 

Converged TV Buying Needs Operational Agreements: Amobee’s Smolin

Advanced TV targeting and transacting capabilities promise to bring together TV and digital video marketing strategies in a single whole – but that may require ad agencies’ own teams getting on the same page first. GroupM’s North America CEO Tim Castree used Beet Retreat to call for the industry to develop common standards for measuring […]

 

Three Steps To Unlock Future TV Ads: GroupM’s Castree

Ongoing data mismatches and the wish of some tech vendors to own the ecosystem mean the true opportunities for selling TV ads using advanced digital techniques have “plateaued”. That is according to the North America boss of the world’s largest media-buying agency, GroupM. Tim Castree, GroupM North America CEO, in this video with Beet.TV, says […]

 

Audience Means Outcome: FreeWheel’s Wallach

As TV advertisers start demanding to buy ads from which they can expect real business outcomes like sales, how can vendors in the chain best deliver? Attribution technology is rising in prominence, as programmers seek ways to show agencies the effectiveness of new-wave, data-fuelled advanced TV ads. But an executive at the center of the […]

 

Comcast Has Pivoted To First-Party Viewing Data: Zapata

What is the future of TV advertising? Offering more platforms, serving more points in the marketing funnel and using more in-house customer and measurement data. That is the takeaway from a leading soothsayer at one of the US’ leading broadcast companies. In the last couple of years, Comcast has built a significant technology portfolio and […]

 

Universal Addressable TV Buying Will Be Elusive: MODI’s Cestaro

As TV gets lit up with advanced new advertising targeting capabilities, offers new controls for reach and frequency, buyers necessarily start wondering whether the expanding range of options can be unified. That doesn’t look like happening any time soon, says one man leading advanced TV for the world’s biggest ad-buying agency – but it also […]

 

Digital Brands Need Eyes Open When Embracing TV: WideOrbit’s Fred Lee

Digital-native brands are embracing buying ads on good ‘ol television, thanks to an upgraded range of targeting capabilities. But they should nevertheless be realistic about the kinds of super-powers they can find on the screen, says an executive whose company manages the movement of TV ad inventory across the country. “We’re seeing the shift from […]

 

Unlocking National TV For Addressable: Cadent’s Michael Bologna

Nevermind the naysayers – addressable TV device capability is here, it’s real and it is rolled out at scale. Now vendors just want more TV shows to open up to run advanced ads. That is according to an executive who thinks critics of the emerging opportunity are wrong. Addressable TV, which gives brands the ability […]

 

D2C Tactics Scale Up To Big Brands: NBCU’s Brian Norris

Over the last year, TV networks have been bending over themselves to provide the capabilities demanded by the fastest-growing segment of new advertisers – smaller, “direct-to-consumer” brands. But it turns out those same capabilities may also trickle up to the big brands that were more commonly thought of as TV advertisers. That is according to […]

 

TV Measurement Can Restore Ad Spend Growth: NCC’s Ivins

US TV ad spending is forecast by eMarketer to decline by 2.2% through 2019, thanks partly to a lack of big advertising events. Next year’s presidential election will move the needle back up, but most people agree that TV ad spending is plateauing somewhat. What can restore positive momentum? Showing advertisers how TV advertising really […]

 

How To Advertise TV Shows & Movies: Comcast’s Rothwell

In an age of content abundance, gaining cut-through seems harder than ever. So, how should media and entertainment companies best use advertising to drive attention for their new releases? Over a sustained period, across platforms and using a targeted approach, according to James Rothwell, Comcast VP, Global Agency, Brand & Industry Relations for Comcast Spotlight, which […]

 

Mixing Advertisers’ Competing Metrics A Challenge For Publishers: Amobee’s Stacy Daft

Across the industry, TV companies are moving to respond to advertisers’ growing demand to change the way they buy. Increasingly, ad buyers want to be guaranteed outcomes based on their actual campaign outcomes. But, with different advertisers each having unique different outcomes and measurement metrics for them, how can a TV platform manage the proliferating […]

 

Do The Math: GroupM’s Castree Wants Measurement Agreements

How detailed do you want to be about the way you measure your media effectiveness? And how can you patch together technology infrastructure to get you there? That was the subject of a conversation between Tim Castree, GroupM north America CEO, and Howard Shimmel, president of his own Janus Strategy & Insights at Beet Retreat […]

 
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