Starcom’s Richman Welcomes TV Networks’ Data Plays

Moves by big US TV networks to guarantee TV ads targeted at specific audiences using data beyond mere demographics have been welcomed by a major media agency. Several of the big US TV networks have declared they will make moves to let advertising buyers use granular and first-party viewer data, over and above traditional Nielsen data, to target ads […]

 

Target’s Argyilan On The Changing Value Of TV

Only one company spent more on US TV ads during the winter holidays, according to iSpot.TV – but Target is still looking for the box in the corner of the living room to prove its worth. One of the retail giant’s  top execs says TV is still performing for the chain – but that doesn’t mean times are not […]

 

Live Video And Living Room Viewing Are Premium Growth Areas: FreeWheel’s Lawlor

If premium video providers need a promotional tagline to summarize their current world, it could well be “Coming to you live on your living room television.” That’s because two of the biggest takeaways from the FreeWheel Video Monetization Report (VMR): Q4 2016 are a big uptick in live and simulcast viewing and a migration of viewing […]

 

MediaLink’s Millard Welcomes Audience Buying, More Brand Safety

Buying television based on audiences as opposed to programming is a welcome evolution to media veteran Wenda Harris Millard. And while the term “quality programming” is in the eye of the beholder, she thinks marketers have every right to know exactly where their ads are running. “I’ve been in the business for a long time. […]

 

OMD’s Geraci Surveys The Upfront Landscape, OpenAP Consortium

Given supply and demand dynamics amid shrinking television ratings, it still makes sense for brands with big TV budgets to participate in the annual Upfront negotiating ritual. Unlike last year, the President of National Video Investment for OMD USA doesn’t foresee significant price inflation this time around. “By and large, if you have a sizable amount of […]

 

Bought By Oracle, Goodhart’s Moat Takes Ad-Tech To TV Upfront

When people think of advertising analytics vendors that offer an insight in to the viewability of ad inventory, Moat is often top of most minds. Now it is also part of one of the biggest IT companies on the planet. New York-based Moat, founded seven years ago, has signed an agreement to be acquired by Oracle in […]

 
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