What Marketers Care About Most: Our NewFronts Compilation

In the weeks leading up to this year’s Digital Content NewFronts, we interviewed a number of industry leaders about what matters most: They cited quality storytelling, data and insights, authentic integration, accountability and brand safety. This video is a highlight compilation our several of our conversations. The first three are a related trio of concerns. Quality […]

 

Meredith Creating Unified Identity Database

Fairly soon, few if any media companies will know more about female consumers than Meredith Corporation in the wake of its purchase of Time Inc.’s publishing assets and the accompanying trove of user data. “We’re working hard to combine and collect that across all of our properties, all platforms, and have one unified identity database […]

 

Meredith Will Offer Video Advertising ROI Guarantees In NewFronts

Meredith Corporation was a pioneer in offering print advertising sales guarantees, something it subsequently extended to digital and cross-platform media. Now it’s set to offer guarantees on video advertising ROI. “Just like we’ve done in print and just like we’ve done in digital, one of the things that we’ll be talking about with brands this […]

 

At Meredith Corporation, Data Is Powerless Without The ‘So What?’

At the new Meredith Corporation, the term “so what?” isn’t a reference to the song popularized by the singer Pink. It’s the desired nexus between the “persistent and dynamic data” that America’s largest magazine publisher collects on its consumers. “It’s great to have data, but you need to turn it into the so what?” says […]

 

OMD’s Winkler Searches For A Triopoly At Leaner NewFronts

The season in which digital media publishers pitch their upcoming content roster to advertisers is in full-swing – but what do advertisers’ agencies hope to get out of this year’s Digital Content NewFronts? One agency exec says he is hoping to find a worthy rival to Google and Facebook, and proof that old-line publishers can […]

 

Zenith’s Warren Wants More Focused NewFront Data

It’s kick-off day for the Digital Content NewFronts, the spring season when online publishers emerge to showcase their upcoming content offerings to interested advertisers. As Variety reports: “Digital players such as Hulu, YouTube and Vice are all slated to pitch Madison Avenue power brokers at this year’s slimmed down NewFronts, which kick off April 30 […]

 

PHD’s DeRiso Re-Thinks 30-Second Ads

At the Digital Content NewFronts, which began on April 30, big digital publishers are pitching ad agencies on how their upcoming content rosters can provide a space for advanced-booked advertising. But which space that is, exactly, and how big it might be, is now open to question. For PHD Media chief operating officer Stacy DeRiso, […]

 

Digitas NewFront Event Will Highlight Brands And Social Causes

When Digitas helped launch the Digital Content NewFronts 11 years ago, the message to advertisers was simple: pay more attention to what’s happening in digital. In keeping with the turbulent times, the agency’s 2018 NewFronts event is titled The #Boycott NewFront. “At the end of the day, we’re not saying to brands ‘you have to […]

 

Meredith’s Digital Assets Are Viewed ‘With Intent’: Chief Digital Officer Minoff

What’s the difference between someone perusing social media content and navigating one of Meredith Corporation’s digital assets? “When people come to us, they come with purpose and intent,” says Matt Minoff, the publishing giant’s Chief Digital Officer. “When I’m on Facebook, I’m in browse mode. I’m scrolling through a feed and I’m looking for things […]

 

Mass Or Precision Targeted, Data Is Key: Mindshare’s Peterson

Even though some advertisers don’t need to be “very niche targeted,” data plays a role in all brand messaging. What’s common across the board is that “Every part of advertising is about performance at the end of the day,” says Christine Peterson, Managing Partner, Digital Investment Lead, Mindshare. “It’s just what do you use as […]

 

Twitter Success Pushes PeopleTV To Launch “Chatter”

As media companies, Meredith and Bloomberg may seem to have little in common. But the lifestyle publisher has just taken a leaf out of the business network’s playbook – by launching a new streaming video partnership on Twitter. At the same time as turning its PeopleTV in to a full24-hour linear TV channel through FuboTV, […]

 

With Time Inc. Deal, Meredith’s Monthly Reach Is 175 Million Consumers

There is plenty of numbers associated with Meredith Corporation’s $2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc., but here’s perhaps the most salient: Meredith’s audience represents two of every three dollars that are spent in virtually every key consumer category. Leading up to the 2018 Digital Content NewFronts, “We offer an unparalleled combination of things no one […]

 

Advertisers / Agencies Model in Transition: Dentsu’s President Matt Seiler

If, in a few years’ time, there is a book called “Who Killed The Ad Agency?”, rival direct-buying platforms, the ad fraud scandal and decades-old pricing structures are likely to have significant chapters. In recent months, many agency holding groups have reported revenue trending down and share prices have fallen, after challenges including the rise […]

 

Media Agency Blue 449 Seeks ‘Tighter Connection’ Between Marketing, Business

MIAMI-While advertisers’ first-party data is very powerful at helping them connect with consumers, it must be structured in an optimal way so as to be matched with other data to achieve scale, according to George Musi, Publicis media agency Blue 449’s EVP, Chief Data, Analytics & Insights Officer. By itself, “First-party data, although powerful, it […]

 

Wavemaker Crafting ‘Turnkey And Bite-Sized’ Audience Segments, Creative Iterations

Although it can be “very overwhelming” for brands to rationalize multiple audience segments and customized creative iterations, doing so can unlock sales growth and lower the cost of customer acquisition. “To serve one set of content or one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t work anymore and it’s very wasteful,” says Rick Acampora, Chief Operating Officer at Wavemaker […]

 

Netflix Raises Raises the Bar for Advertising Supported TV, Dentsu Aegis’ Seiler

Reflecting on  the annual Upfronts and NewFronts, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Matt Seiler loves  the plethora of television content choices. “That we’re still talking about Upfronts and NewFronts and so on cracks me up, but whatever. Be that as it may, they continue,” says the President of Brand Solutions for the global network. “I think what’s […]

 

Havas’ Ankeney On The Future Of The Media Agency

MIAMI — In changing times, when advertisers are being invited to buy media directly with platforms, rather than continuing to go through their traditional agencies, is the writing on the wall for the incumbent intermediaries? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Havas Media Group North America president Shane Ankeney acknowledges “everyone is a little intimidated” by the […]

 

‘Complexity Of Change’ Spurred Campbell Soup Global Account Review

MIAMI-When Cambell Soup Company put its huge creative and media account into review last year, it didn’t seek the usual “spec creative” from contenders. Unlike when the company hired BBDO back in 1954, Campbell was looking for a partner to help it navigate “the pace and complexity of change.” Last month, Publicis Groupe was awarded […]

 

Oceans Of Ad Data Failing To Drive Business Growth: ANA’s Liodice

MIAMI — Advertisers now have an arsenal of tools with which to make and buy ads, and a plethora of platforms with which to measure them. But one outcome that is sorely lacking, according to the man who speaks for big-brand marketers? Advanced ad tools are not driving actual business growth. In this video interview […]

 

Facebook Should Consider A Better Value Exchange For User Data: Y&R’s David Sable

MIAMI-Having been in advertising since the 1970’s, David Sable knows all about the value exchange between consumers and advertisers. So when he views the controversy about Facebook and its users’ data, he sees “an awakening of the notion of data” and suggests another value exchange might be in order. “Let’s be very clear. This is […]

 
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