TEGNA’s Daigle Explains Data And Analytics Partnership With Alphonso

TEGNA’s new partnership with Alphonso  provides advertising campaign attribution across linear television and OTT “in one fell swoop” and enhances the local station group owner’s consultative sales approach, says VP of Sales Intelligence Jessica Daigle. “We’ve entered into a new era where people are not buying platforms. It’s not just TV is the only game […]

 
 

Premion’s OTT And Connected-TV Solution Draws Local And National Advertisers

When local television station group owner TEGNA launched Premion in 2016 for one-stop OTT advertising, it didn’t know just how quickly local advertisers would take to OTT and connected-TV. “The point is that local caught on really fast,” says Premion President Jim Wilson. “We wanted to make sure that there was an opportunity to bring […]

 
 

Fox’s Callahan: Leaner Company Has A ‘Nimble Willingness To Partner’

It will be a new and nimbler Fox traversing the UpFronts and Cannes this year, evangelizing live events and enabling “the right mix of methodology and optimization” for audience targeting. “We are excited about the new portfolio,” Dan Callahan says of Fox Corp. following the sale of film and television assets to Walt Disney Co. […]

 
 

TV Buying Must Go Digital, And Blockchain Can Help: MadHive’s Helfgott

The TV ad-buying landscape remains a highly analog business – but, no sooner have digital platforms begun making in-roads to the process, already the newfangled technology of blockchain is staking its claim. After a year or two of talk and theory, now several vendors are out there, promising to enhance media-buying transparency with blockchain, a […]

 
 

As TV Platforms Converge, So Do Buyers: Premion’s Wilson

Buyers of digital media and buyers of traditional television are “kind of meeting in the middle” when it comes to OTT and connected-TV” is the viewpoint of Premion’s Jim Wilson. They are attracted not just by audience reach but tying business outcomes to exposures. A division of TEGNA, Premion is an advertising platform for regional […]

 
 

Philo’s McCollum Looks Forward To Dynamic, Friendly TV Ads

The little TV startup that began when a couple of college kids hacked together a satellite dish, tinfoil and a wireless transmitter is now dreaming of a world in which viewers are put in control. Philo was formed out of Tivli, after a pair of Harvard students devised a way to give viewers a better way […]

 
 

Tubi Teams With Samba TV For Measurement, Adds New Advertising Formats

Advertising-supported streaming television provider Tubi has a new partnership with Samba TV to measure reach and frequency gaps across linear and OTT. The move comes as Tubi is introducing first-position, guaranteed ad pod impressions along with 60- and 90-second formats, trailers and sponsorships. “The marketplace for ad-supported is a coiled spring,” Tubi Chief Revenue Officer […]

 
 

New Formats Emerge As Consumer TV Choices Grow: Publicis’ Cohen

The “proliferation of great content” on television platforms basically guarantees that advertisers will be chasing the right amount of advertising for a very long time. “You’re going to naturally see consumers shift their viewing habits based on that,” says Yale Cohen, EVP of Activation Standards at Publicis media. “If they’re not happy with the experience […]

 
 

With OTT At ‘Critical Mass,’ Ad Experiences Take Precedence: Omnicom’s Candela

Lots of OTT television choices means a boon for consumers, but it also means programmers must balance ad loads better. “That’s certainly a place we have to keep an eye on with OTT,” says Onmicom Media Group’s Sal Candela. “A lot of viewers flocked to OTT very early on from the fact that it gave […]

 
 

TV Viewing Gaps Require Layering On A Multitude Of Data: MODI’s Winkler

If finding disparate television audiences can be compared to the process of creating a cake, right now there’s no foreseeable cap on the number of layers that might accrue. This is because the current big push is to deliver incremental advertising reach and frequency using a variety of platforms and data providers. In this interview […]

 
 

From Tin Foil To OTT: McCollum On Philo’s TV Dreams

Why do some of the best innovations emerge out of college campus hacks? Once upon a time, Mark Zuckerberg bestowed The Facebook on Harvard, soon joined by four other founders including another Vardian, Andrew McCollum. By the time Facebook was busy turning cashflow-positive, in 2009, two other Harvard students, Nicholas Krasney and Tuan Ho, were busy […]

 
 

OTT Mobilizes Buyer Behavior: Havas’ Mann

Over-the-top TV services are booming, and marketers are scrambling to understand how a new world with so much ad-free subscription TV can add up to an opportunity for them. But, in that sizeable portion of OTT which remains ad-supported, an emerging strain of strategy thinking is this – OTT doesn’t just offer hope of precise […]

 
 

Amid SVOD Boom, Linear Amplifies OTT Ads: Pluto’s Marinescu

In the exploding world of online TV viewing, it may seem like all the real gravity and momentum is with subscription and on-demand providers. Netflix, Amazon and, soon, Disney+ will have garnered significant market share. But a growing school of thought posits that, whilst the subscription video-on-demand rivals scrap it out in a segment increasingly […]

 
 

Finding OTT’s Ad Value Amid The SVOD Boom: UM Worldwide’s Stimmel

Subscription video-on-demand services are booming, as a new generation of viewer decides the combination of at-your-service TV without commercial breaks is worth paying for. That growth, coupled with networks’ reduction in linear ad times, seems to put advertisers in a tricky fix – if the size of the ad hole is diminishing, where do ad […]

 
 

Balancing Ad Investments, Frequency Across Linear & OTT: Horizon’s Samantha Rose

Managing advertiser’s television spending and ad frequency at the same time in the OTT world is still quite complicated. “It is very disparate and there are a lot of different options. We’re not looking at a singular GRP anymore,” says Horizon Media’s Samantha Rose. Despite early skepticism about the potential for ad-supported OTT services, they […]