First-Party Is Fuel For The Future Foundation: Oracle’s McBride

CANNES — In an advertising world shook-up by privacy regulation and practices, marketers’ own data can build a “bridge” to the future. A growing number of brands are coming to that realization. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Ryan McBride, Sr. Director, Global Head of Product Strategy, Oracle Advertising, explains why it is true. Fuel […]


Europe’s EGTA Hopes for Nielsen ONE, as ‘Gold Standard’ Measurement’

CANNES — Although we are seeing many broadcasters and video platforms experiment with new measurement vendors beside Nielsen, the “alt currency” game is not yet over. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Katty Roberfroid, Director General, EGTA, says she wants to see the traditional “gold standard” of TV measurement continue. Upgrade the standard “To us, […]


Deficient Metrics Drive Vicious Circle in Lower Ad Spending on Diverse Media: AIMM’s Lisette Arsuaga

CANNES – The media and marketing industry has touted the importance of including under-represented people in advertising and content, but they don’t have the right tools to measure those efforts, said Lisette Arsuaga, cofounder of the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing. The majority of data providers are telling marketers “that their data is 95% […]


Measurement’s New Wave Must Count Minorities Better: Univision’s Ruiz

CANNES — Until now, Nielsen had the US TV measurement field all to itself. Now a range of new tools and providers is being tested by broadcasters keen to find additional ways to count cross-platform viewing. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Roberto Ruiz, EVP, Research, Insights & Analytics, Univision, says this boom will lead […]


Show Me The Money: Spark Foundry’s Giacosa Wants Answers To CTV Ad Fraud

CANNES — With TV now opened up to the internet, there are estimates that connected TV ad fraud schemes could waste $144 million in US CTV ad spend. As a woman deciding where a big chunk of advertising spending goes, Lisa Giacosa wants answers. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Giacosa, Chief Investment Officer, Spark […]


Content Ratings Must Be Key Part of Media Measurement: Omnicom’s Kelly Metz

CANNES – Advertisers and their media agencies are keeping a close eye on the latest developments with measuring television audiences. They want metrics that accurately reflect viewership of linear and streaming platforms to help set the value of ad transactions, “currencies” in media industry parlance. “The good news for the industry is that the focus […]


Competition Will Make Us Stronger: Nielsen’s Atai

CANNES — After a year in which the consensus around traditional media measurement splintered, Nielsen came to Cannes Lions acknowledging the rivals nipping at its heels – and stating its case for its own vision of media measurement. Over the last year, Nielsen has been working to gain re-accreditation with the Media Rating Council and […]


Ad Metrics Need Consistency to Reflect New Viewing Behaviors: GSD&M’s Dave Kersey

CANNES — People are dividing their time among more media channels and connected devices, pushing advertisers to demand better measurement of consumer behavior. The rapid growth in streaming, especially during the onset of the pandemic, heightened the need for a more universal media currency to help set the value of ad transactions. “There’s a number of […]


Omnicom Teams With Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Instacart on Retail Media

CANNES  ̶  Omnicom Group announced collaborations with Walmart, Amazon, Kroger and Instacart as the agency seeks to help marketers with their advertising strategies in the growing field of retail media. “We are the first agency holding company that has a partnership with Walmart,” Megan Pagliuca, chief activation officer at Omnicom Media Group, said in this […]


Diversity Is In The Data: Nielsen’s Moldafsky On Measuring All

CANNES — Media measurement panels may get a bad rap in an era of refined data acquisition. But Nielsen thinks they can help increase diversity in the counting. In this video interview with Tameka Kee for Beet.TV, Jamie Moldafsky, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Nielsen, explains her thinking. Include all “We are the most diverse […]