How To Inject Creative Into Programmatic: Xaxis’ Lin

If the “Mad Men” and the “Maths Men” were to really work together, it might look a little like the picture Xiao Lin paints. In this video interview with Beet.TV, the MD for solutions at WPP-owned Xaxis says the two different sides of the ad industry need to re-unite. He says the key is finding […]

 
 

Unified Audience Measurement Starts With Identity: Nielsen’s Karthik Rao & GroupM’s Matt Sweeney

Measuring the viewing habits of U.S. consumers has become more challenging as they divide their time among linear TV and streaming video, and among devices including smartphones. Advertisers want greater assurance of that they’re reaching deduplicated audiences instead of possibly overwhelming them with the same message over and over. “We want to make sure the […]

 
 

Build Back Better: MediaMath’s Zawadzki On The New, ‘Enterprise-Open’ Ad Infrastructure

What happens when consumers, regulators and service providers rip up the fabric of ad targeting practices that have prevailed for the last two decades? “Profound change,” according to GroupM North America CEO Kirk McDonald. In this video interview with Beet.TV, McDonald interviews MediaMath CEO Joe Zawadzki on how the entire advertising industry can reboot itself […]

 
 

AI To Power a More Responsible Media Ecosystem: IBM Watson Advertising’s Randi Stipes & GroupM’s Kieley Taylor

Some of the biggest problems in the world right now are all about very human failings. So why leave it to machines to find a solution? In this video interview with Beet.TV, two executives discuss how artificial intelligence can come to the rescue of troubles in media and marketing: Randi Stipes, Chief Marketing Officer of […]

 
 

Making Responsible Media A Reality: Kirk McDonald, Adam Gerhart and Marla Kaplowitz Put It in Focus

These days, just acting in your own interests isn’t enough. Companies are compelled to take a positive stance on a range of outward issues – but often find that benefits nevertheless flow back in. As part of the Global Forum on Responsible Media produced by Beet.TV, advertising agency executives discussed what they are doing on […]

 
 

Consumer Experience Reigns Amid TV’s Transformation: Execs from Essence, NBCUniversal, PubMatic, LiveRamp

Ad-supported television is undergoing a significant transformation amid the growth in streaming video services, advancements in programmatic buying and the development of a cross-screen currency. Several industry executives discussed the future of TV advertising when they gathered on June 23 for the Global Forum on Responsible Media, This video is a summary of interviews with executive who spoke […]

 
 

AI Can Boost Ad Transparency In Age Of First-Party Proliferation: IBM’s Hlavacek

The waning of digital ad identifiers like cookies and Apple’s IDFA is prompting a new focus on advertisers and publishers gathering first-party audience data. Whilst it may seem easier to manage that direct, there is a school of thought that it is actually going to make things rather complicated. In this video interview with Beet.TV, […]

 
 

Transparency In The Age Of Complexity: Execs from ANA, 4A’s, IBM Watson Advertising, GroupM and MediaMath

Does it ever feel like your new digital super powers actually make your life more complicated? A growing number of marketers are coming to that conclusion. In Beet.tv’s Responsible Media Global Forum with GroupM and the 4As, plus with IBM Watson Advertising, MediaMath, Nielsen and Pubmatic, a series of guest speakers wrestled with balancing the […]

 
 

TV Measurement Is Evolving As Viewing Habits Change: Execs From Nielsen, Forrester, Comcast, Wavemaker, Essence and GroupM

A healthy advertising ecosystem includes advancements in cross-screen measurement that help marketers to improve the efficiency of their media buying. Several industry executives discussed the status of measurement in a fragmented marketplace when they gathered on June 23 for the Global Forum on Responsible Media, This video is a summary of interviews with executive who spoke […]

 
 

AI Will Drive Creative Advertising with Consumer’s Privacy and Preference: Execs from Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Xaxis and IBM Watson Advertising

In the emerging age of “responsible media”, you could be forgiven for thinking that marketers would want to exert more human control over production and placement. But, increasingly, artificial intelligence algorithms are proving they can restore the primacy of ad creative. That is what a host of industry executives discussed when they gathered on June […]

 
 

Global Forum on Responsible Media – Watch the Program on Demand

This is the Global Forum on Responsible Media, which was originally streamed on June 23. You can watch the full program here, on this page. Please find information on the event including the speakers and agenda here. Please follow and join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn by using #ResponsibleMedia This program is presented by […]

 
 

Taking A Stand: Finecast’s Jakob Nielsen Spends Responsibly On CTV

LONDON – Give ad spend direct to broadcasters and responsible companies, not the new generation of CTV fraudsters. That is the message from the connected TV division of the world’s biggest media buying agency. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Finecast CEO Jakob Nielsen says it is safer and more responsible to swerve open CTV […]

 
 

The New Majority: MediaCom’s Prabhu Aims To Make Advertising Addressable

There’s a growing theory that diminishing views to ad-funded content may be offset by increased effectiveness from targeting and personalizing those ads. But that is only going to come about if ad production and delivery channels are themselves wired up to support this addressability. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Anush Prabhu, US Chief Strategy […]

 
 

Making Media Responsible: Rallying Around Essential Conversations on June 23, Kirk McDonald Explains

GroupM has taken a stand on what it calls media responsibility, outlining a framework of five key pillars. This initiative is the basis of a half-day Global Forum on June 23, produced by Beet.TV in collaboration with GroupM and the 4A’s. We spoke with Kirk McDonald, CEO of GroupM NA about the event and his […]

 
 

Panel Data Provide More Complete Picture of Consumer Habits: Nielsen’s Kimberly Gilberti

Consumers have more ways to find their favorite programming among viewing devices and services. The growing fragmentation of the media market challenges advertisers to obtain a more unified view of people’s viewing habits. “The lines between what traditionally has been referred to as ‘television’ or ‘digital’ are becoming increasingly blurred,” Kimberly Gilberti, senior vice president […]

 
 

Ad-Supported TV Faces Major Threat Amid Shift in Viewing Habits: Essence’s Adam Gerber

Ad-supported television faces an existential threat as more consumers avoid commercials by subscribing to streaming video services that offer an ad-free experience. That ongoing shift will challenge marketers to adopt new ways of doing things. “There’s one over-arching thing we all need to recognize, which is that the old model doesn’t work,” Adam Gerber, global […]

 
 

‘Data Artistry’ Unlocks Context & Cohorts: Mindshare’s Clayton’s Post-Cookie Dreams

As digital ad identifiers like cookies decline in value, advertisers are being forced to look back to what many consider the old-school art of contextual ad placement. But, infused by software, context is a tactic that, whilst it appeals to audience’s emotions, can also be super-charged by programmatic. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Sean […]

 
 

Ad Fraud, Viewability Are Still Key Concerns for Advertisers: Essence’s Adam Gerber

WPP’s GroupM seeks to make advertising work better for everyone — marketers, consumers and media — with a media-buying framework it calls “Responsible Investment.” The effort aims to advance brand safety, data ethics, responsible journalism, sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. Improving the media ecosystem requires tackling ad fraud and enhancing measurement methods to help […]

 
 

AI Helps Brands Re-Focus On Creative: IBM’s Redmond

So many in the industry have become accustomed to utilizing data-driven software for optimizing outcomes in performance-driven marketing. But, for one man, that overlooks the latent promise of data to improve the initial awareness at the point brands first meet audiences. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Robert Redmond, IBM Design Principal, Head of AI […]

 
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