TV Networks Struggle With Increasing Ad Complexity: Furious’ Swartz

VIEQUES, PR — TV companies are trying to adapt to a world in which the sale of their advertising is being up-ended by new possibilities – but doing so involves challenges as incumbent workflows are not up to the job. That is according to one ad exec turned software founder, hoping to help solve some of those problems. […]

 
 

Rogers Dissects TV Audience Declines And The Challenges Of Better Audience Targeting

With his multi-decade background at NBC, CNBC and TiVo, Tom Rogers knows a bit about television audiences. Given continued viewing declines, he believes the only way for broadcast and cable networks to maintain decent pricing is personalized ads with measurable business outcomes for advertisers. “I really don’t see any other answer given this confluence of […]

 
 

Mad Men Creator Weiner Deconstructs TV Biz, Ad Load vs. Sponsorship Models and the Impact of Amazon and Netflix

Matthew Weiner, the television writer best known for creating the hit series Mad Men, shares his view on an extraordinary time in TV history: now. He speaks about unprecedented creative opportunities in the TV business, the enormity of TV production along the bloated executive ranks in Hollywood. He addresses the increasing importance of international markets and […]

 
 

Beet #Retreat17: VIDEO EVERYWHERE! The Transformation of Media & Advertising, an Executive Retreat, March 15-17, Vieques, presented by Videology with 605

Keynote Speakers  Kristin Dolan, CEO, 605 Carl Fremont, Global Chief Digital Officer, MEC (GroupM) Ryan Jamboretz, Chief Revenue Officer, Videology John Paul, Managing Director, Advanced Advertising and Data, Liberty Global Adam Shlachter, President, Global Innovation, PMX, Publicis Media Erica Schmidt,  Managing Director, North America, Cadreon (IPG Mediabrands) Seth Walters, Sr. Partner, Interactive & Connected TV, Modi Media […]

 
 

Acquired By Cannes Owner, MediaLink Plays ‘Therapist’ To Ad Execs

BARCELONA — It was already consulting for media companies across the industry. Now MediaLink’s acquisition by Ascential, the company which runs the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity is set to give the firm a stronger role easing the concerns of worried brand execs. In fact, CEO Michael Kassan says the company plays kind of a “therapist” function for agencies […]

 
 

Netherlands Leads The World On Unified Video Measurement: Kantar Media’s Brown

The US is lagging behind in efforts to create a unified currency for measuring TV and video consumption across platforms – but only because the size of the business there makes it a juggernaut that is difficult to push. That is the viewpoint of one media measurement chief who has a great global overview of the worldwide pace […]

 
 

Bloomberg Finds Upside With Few Cable Carriage Agreements

In the previous media era, a TV broadcaster’s fortunes were defined by carriage agreements with cable operators, and the ads sold over those channels. But, in the new world, those agreements are actually a brake on digital expansion that can bring new revenue from over-the-top video. That is according to the man holding the purse strings for business […]

 
 

Publishers Should Make Ad Targeting Clear To Users: Neustar’s Burr

HOLLYWOOD, Fl — It just wangled a big fine out of TV maker Vizio for collecting millions of viewers’ viewing histories without consent. Now the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to ensure all consumers know plenty more about how their data is being used. The FTC just published a staff report on how publishers track and […]

 
 

Storyful Spots Fake News For Brands

Storyful may be best known as a service mixing technology and editors to help news organization verify genuine online video from the fake stuff. But now the outfit, acquired by News Corp in 2013, is also turning its expertise toward brand content. Storyful these days doesn’t just help news orgs – it also helps advertisers and […]

 
 

News Corp’s Storyful Unpacks Its Newsroom For Brands

News Corp’s social media news agency Storyful may have started out life validating user-uploaded news content for news publishers. But that doesn’t mean advertisers, too, cannot benefit from the Dublin-born company’s efforts. Two years ago, Storyful opened up the same offering – verifying, validating and licensing user content – for re-use by brands and their agencies. […]

 
 

Advanced OTT Targeting, Inventory Aggregation Drive Magna’s Roku Partnership

Having made major advertising commitments to YouTube before last year’s Upfront television negotiating season, IPG’s Magna has a new partnership with Roku that gives its clients advanced audience targeting capabilities and “one-stop shopping” for premium inventory. In an interview with Beet.TV, Amanda Medeiros Kigel, Magna’s VP of Partner Innovation, says the exclusive arrangement provides advanced targeting […]

 
 

AOL Brings Self-Serve Ad Options To Small App Makers

The world of ad-tech is tipping steadily from platforms that are managed by vendors for clients, to those that clients use themselves, and AOL is the latest provider to move with the tide. AOL has just turned on self-service capability for the supply-side platform inside its AOL ONE digital advertising offering. It makes it easier for small-scale […]

 
 

Time Inc’s Viant Buys Mobile DSP Adelphic in Big Ad Tech Expansion Move

Last year, Time Inc bought itself in to the ad-tech ecosystem, by acquiring ad data outfit Viant. Now Viant is making an acquisition of its own. Earlier this week, the company announced it is buying Waltham, MA-based Adelphic, a six-year-old demand-side platform for ad buyers. But why? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Viant chief revenue officer Jeff Collins […]

 
 

Turner Grows Content Marketing Platform “Ignite” with Social Distribution of Brand Partnerships

Having just announced the launch of in-house sports marketing agency Turner Ignite Sports, the Turner Ignite unit has taken another step well beyond its traditional linear television clientele in content creation and distribution. And it’s not only the biggest advertisers that have come to embrace content creation and are seeking distribution beyond their own means, […]

 
 

[m]Platform’s New CEO Gleason Sees Brand Interaction’s Voice Revolution

LAS VEGAS –  Mobile has already shaken up the landscape for how brands interact with consumers. Now a new wave of technologies is provoking yet another big reconsideration for advertisers. That is according to an ad-tech exec who was just named to head Group M’s reconstituted data and technology division. Brian Gleason, who already headed Group […]

 
 

Addressable TV Innovation Will Start in Europe, Invidi’s CEO Dave Downey

MIAMI — In the future, advertisers could reach individual households with customized, targeted TV ads. In fact, that future is already happening. It’s called “addressable TV”, and recent estimates of the number of addressable US TV households count about 45m properties. So what’s next in the addressable journey? Beet.TV convened a panel of leading exponents to offer […]

 
 

Innovid Integrates Video With Marketing Clouds To Fully Link The Consumer Journey

Video has just been invited to the brand marketing cloud party, courtesy of integration escort Innovid. The new Innovid Marketing Cloud Suite lets marketers link with massive backend systems from Adobe, IBM and Oracle to “synchronize the customer journey across different channels,” Zvika Netter, CEO & Co-Founder of Innovid, says in an interview with Beet.tv. […]

 
 

Admore’s Condon Aims To Automated TV Ad Delivery

MIAMI — Celebrating its third birthday this quarter is Admore, it’s a division of Frank Canella’s Canella Media, a company aiming to bring direct-response mechanisms to television. Led by president Brendan Condon, a former AOL international ad exec, the Temecula, CA-based outfit’s platform numbers an automated system for using a single insertion order to buy across TV, […]

 
 

New AT&T Streaming Offerings: Fewer Barriers, More Ad Opportunities

Something for everybody pretty much describes AT&T’s launch on Nov. 30 of its three new streaming services: DIRECTV NOW, FreeVIEW and Fullscreen. It’s a way to both remove pain points for consumers—such as credit checks or the inability to access traditional cable service—and offer advertisers more VOD-first options, according to the EVP & CMO of […]

 
 

Integral Ad Science To Attack Zombie TVs After Dark, GM Lenane Says

MIAMI — This year, it’s launched new services to help advertisers overcome viewability issues for mobile video. Next year, it scales up to the big screen. Integral Ad Science, whose technologies help advertisers and agencies understand the viewability and quality of the inventory they are buying, is coming to TV. “2017’s going to bring a lot […]

 
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