OpenAP Targeting Consortium Looking Beyond Traditional Measurement Data Sources, Fox’s Nicole Ruby

SAN FRANCISCO – As the advertising industry inches its way to more addressable linear TV, the OpenAP audience targeting consortium is looking to add more datasets to its platform. “There’s still a lot that we’re looking to be able to bring into it,” says Nicole Ruby, VP, Advertising Data Solutions, Fox Networks Group. Within OpenAP, […]


Alphonso’s Chordia Brings TV Ad Analytics To Europe, UK First

SAN FRANCISCO — It is often said that, when it comes to advanced TV advertising, the UK has a lead through the Sky’s AdSmart offering. But, when it comes to insights in to advanced TV advertising, one company is now bringing capabilities to Europe that it says have existed in the US for years. Alphonso‘s […]


NBCU: Powered By Marketers’ Datasets, Advanced Television Keeps Getting Better

SAN FRANCISCO – Offering marketers mass reach is what television’s always been about. But in this age of advanced TV, it’s becoming more about “mass, targeted reach,” according to Mike Rosen. The EVP of Advanced Advertising & Platform Sales at NBCU talks about taking an agnostic approach to more advanced audience targeting and why the […]


Laura Desmond: Agencies Undisputed Leaders Of Data ‘Alchemy’

SAN FRANCISCO – It can be pretty scary when a Chief Growth Officer forecasts a big decline in advertising spending in the next five years, as Publicis Groupe’s Rishad Tobaccowala did recently. To his former comrade Laura Desmond, it’s a call to action that agencies are in a unique position to fulfill. That’s because agencies […]


To OpenX, Take Digital Quality Standards ‘And Run With Them’ Is The Path Success

SAN FRANCISCO – Investing in quality seems to be paying off huge for OpenX, the world’s largest independent advertising exchange. It just capped its 10th straight year of revenue growth, fourth consecutive year of profitability and its nascent video business saw 5,000% revenue growth in 2017. To CEO Tim Cadogan, the industry as a whole […]


The Trade Desk’s Sims On Video Explosion & Agencies’ Role

SAN FRANCISCO — Brands are rushing to spend on advertising in connected TV platforms – and agencies remain important to helping them do so. That is the view of one of the leading ad-tech platforms helping to inject ever-more video in to its historic programmatic operations. “Connected television spend on our platform from Q4 2016 […]


IRI’s Mehta Helps Alphonso Follow TV Viewers To The Store

SAN FRANCISCO — Often, the end goal for a TV advertisement is to drive a consumer to purchase a product in a store. But what if the point of purchase was the start, not the end, of the whole strategy? That’s a question IRI, a marketing data company, is posing to advertisers.  Founded to capitalise […]


Ad ID Consortium Ramps Up In Q2, AppNexus McCarthy Says

SAN FRANCISCO — An initiative from three big ad-tech players to create a single pool of user identities is nearing technological completion and could go live from this coming Q2, according to an exec from one of the players involved. AppNexus, Index Exchange and LiveRamp created The Advertising ID Consortium last May in an effort to reach […]


TiVo Ramping Up TV Viewership Data ‘Quite Rapidly’ Via Service Provider Agreements

SAN FRANCISCO – Since its merger with Rovi, TiVo has been on a mission to bulk up its television viewership data by working with service providers “to acquire as much TV viewership data as we could amass,” says Walt Horstman, the company’s SVP/GM, Automated Media & Advertising. “So that’s been very successful and we have […]


As It Extends IdentityLink To TV, LiveRamp Looks To Make Addressable Campaigns Easier

SAN FRANCISCO – Television isn’t very “people-based” right now, a dynamic that LiveRamp hopes to change by extending its IdentityLink platform to the TV space. “There’s a lot of untapped opportunity in TV,” says LiveRamp Co-CEO Anneka Gupta. “It’s not very measureable.” The IdentityLink extension was announced to coincide with RampUp 2018, the LiveRamp conference […]


Alphonso And IRI Data Match Produces Scale For TV Attribution, Informs Digital Campaigns

SAN FRANCISCO – Matching IRI purchase data for 100+ million households with television ad exposure data from Alphonso’s 34 million household penetration produces “the missing piece” of multi-touch attribution. What finishes the puzzle is 12 million common households and more ways that TV can help to inform digital. “We’re seeing a full circle here where […]


Forrester Survey Of ANA Members: Addressable TV At Inflection Point, Will Grow Rapidly

SAN FRANCISCO – Based on a survey of 88 Association of National Advertisers members and the Everett Rogers innovation adoption model, addressable television advertising has reached its inflection point and will grow quickly. This is because 15% of respondents regularly include addressable in their TV plans while another 35% have experimented with it. “These numbers […]