How OTT Will Clean Up The Ad Experience: GroupM’s Castree

As subscription VOD services embed a culture of ad-free consumption, how can TV companies reconfigure the commercial break? Over the last two years, TV networks have wrestled with that question, as booming VOD subscriptions has gone hand-in-hand with growing consumer frustration toward excess interruption. For one of the leading media agencies’ north America bosses, the […]

 
 

How Addressable Will Scale In 2019: MODI Media’s Cestaro

eMarketer forecasts that ad spending on addressable TV platforms (those which allow buyers to target viewers or households) will constitute 3.7% of total US TV ad spend in 2019, an overall market which is now otherwise in marginal decline. If the new technology is going to help restore growth to TV ad revenue, it is […]

 
 

FreeWheel’s Priorities: Educate Buyers, More Demand For Publishers: GM Dave Clark

Amid the growing complexity of advanced television, FreeWheel’s clients have two elemental desires. One is for FreeWheel to explain to buyers in the U.S. and Europe what’s available and what’s possible, the other is accessing more demand from advertisers. “You sit across all of it and see it all and are close to the technology […]

 
 

Co-Founder And Chief Technology Officer Yu On FreeWheel’s Widening Focus, Importance Of Gender Diversity

Having to innovate and “re-innovate” is nothing new at FreeWheel, which Diane Yu helped to create in 2007 after leaving Google/DoubleClick. But even the CTO herself is rather amazed at the company’s evolution to a platform serving both buyers and sellers. “Thinking back 12 years ago, I wouldn’t imagine that we’re doing the FreeWheel NOWFRONT,” […]

 
 

Horizon’s McElhinney Explains The Need For Deterministic ID’s

Amid the push for more performance-based advertising campaign outcomes from deterministic consumer identities, Horizon Media is building its own identity solution. “With the help of our partners, we can now attach that ID to build the deterministic ID. That’s going to allow us to advertise more one to one and get more toward people based […]

 
 

FreeWheel’s NOWFRONT: New Media Sales Division Means Added Demand For Publisher Inventory

One of the main purposes of FreeWheel’s recent NOWFRONT event was to formally announce FreeWheel Media, its new media sales division. The “now” is a reference to educating the market on “what you can do today” in the advanced-television space,” says FreeWheel Markets GM Neil Smith. While FreeWheel has long built and maintained a technology […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Steuer Wants More ‘Democratized’ Set-Top, ACR Data

Omnicom Media Group’s Jonathan Steuer is encouraged by the emergence of solutions that “co-mingle” set-top box and automatic content recognition viewing data, the most recent example of which is FreeWheel Media working with Inscape. At the recent FreeWheel NOWFRONT event in Manhattan, Steuer, who is Chief Research Officer, welcomed the “consistent effort across almost all […]

 
 

Data Plus Math Will Measure FreeWheel Inventory In-Flight To Gauge Business Outcomes

FreeWheel is bringing in-flight advertising campaign attribution optimization across traditional television, OTT and digital video via a partnership with Data Plus Math. “When we work with FreeWheel, we’re really measuring FreeWheel’s inventory,” says John Hoctor, Co-Founder & CEO of Data Plus Math. What Data Plus Math brings to Comcast’s FreeWheel is “a fast, automated and […]

 
 

Reach, Frequency And Duration Across Media ‘Fundamental’ To Business Decisions: Nielsen’s Hogue

A continuing theme on the demand side is the desire to know how digital media and television can best work together. It boils down to “a need for more consistency and better fluency between the different measured media,” says Nielsen’s Jessica Hogue. It’s commonly expressed as how does digital media complement or overlap reach, Hogue, […]

 
 

FreeWheel NOWFRONT Event Launches FreeWheel Media, Showcases Deals With Data Plus Math, Inscape And Adobe

Comcast’s FreeWheel has new partnerships with Data Plus Math, Vizio’s Inscape data unit and Adobe to augment its attribution, consumer insights and programmatic offerings. In this interview with Beet.TV, FreeWheel Media’s Brian Wallach explains the three deals announced at the FreeWheel NOWFRONT event in Manhattan this week. FreeWheel is teaming with Data Plus Math and […]