A.I. Dominated Conversation at SXSW

AUSTIN – After years of industry changes and the interruption due the pandemic, SXSW is back to a substantive, content-focused gathering, says 12-ear festival veteran Wilson Standish, head of content and creativity at at Hearts & Science, an Omnicom Media Group agency. I spoke with him via Zoom in Austin on Sunday. Standish says that […]


Dentsu Media, GroupM, Horizon Media, IPG Mediabrands, Omnicom Media Group, Publicis Media, RPA join JIC to Help Set Standards for Premium Cross-Platform Video Ad Currencies

The joint industry committee (JIC) formed in January by major media companies expanded to include media agencies Dentsu Media, GroupM, Horizon Media, IPG Mediabrands, Omnicom Media Group, Publicis Media and RPA. The committee today announced its certification criteria for setting the value of cross-platform advertising transactions, or what are known as currencies, for premium video. […]


Gaming Looms Large as Opportunity for Brand Advertisers, IAB’s Zoe Soon

Gaming is a massive entertainment category – an activity that a whopping 90% of Gen Z participates in – but brands are still allocating less than 5% of their media budgets toward the sector. This gap is a big reason why the IAB’s Playfront event is back this year in New York. According to Zoe […]


Publishers Should Be More Proactive On Clean Rooms: Optable’s Prudhomme

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. — At the IAB’s recent Annual Leadership Meeting (ALM), one of the key questions heard between sessions was: “What’s your clean room strategy?” One executive says too many publishers are unable to answer that question proactively. In this video interview with Mike Shields for Beet.TV, James Prudhomme, CRO, Optable, says publishers should […]


Kargo Acquires Video Ad Server VideoByte

Harry Kargman wants to “decommoditize” advertising in the new era of connected television. In 2003, Kargman founded Kargo, a company developing creative ad formats for mobile publishers. Now Kargo is acquiring VideoByte, a company doing similar for CTV. Taking a byte Founded in 2020, Austin-based VideoByte offered an ad server which supports supports custom ad […]


DMEXCO Co-Founder Sets the Stage in Miami for the “Possible” Event & Redefines “Expo” Value

Christian Muche co-founded DMEXCO, one the digital industry’s global tentpole events. He’s moved on. Now, in partnership with the MMA Global, he is heading the most ambitious new marketing event of the year called “Possible.” The event will take place in Miami Beach at the Fountainebleau April17-19. A number of CMO’s will speak including the […]


Too Much Ad-Tech Robs Video Of Billions: Blockboard’s Wasserlauf

Video advertising has grown incredibly – but Matt Wasserlauf thinks much of it is going down the pan. As CEO & Founder, Blockboard, Wasserlauf’s software platform uses blockchain to facilitate connected TV advertising with impression-level transparency. In this video interview with Beet.TV, he says so much of the spend is getting wasted. Scale of waste […]


Ad Intelligence Is Crucial As Media Outlets Multiply: Vivvix CEO Andrew Feigenson

Kantar this month launched Vivvix as an independent brand specializing in syndicated advertising intelligence among digital and traditional media. Those channels include mobile apps, streaming and social media platforms such as Facebook. Vivvix, which is led by Chief Executive Andrew Feigenson, brings together what had been Kantar Media’s syndicated media coverage and Numerator’s advertising creative […]


Disney Advertising Teams With EDO on Measuring Ad Outcomes: EDO’s Kevin Krim

Disney Advertising aims to provide marketers with more insights about audience engagement on its video streaming platforms as part of an expanded agreement with measurement company EDO. The companies on Thursday announced a deal to apply EDO’s metrics to Disney’s streaming services, first with Hulu. Measuring outcomes gives advertisers a better idea of how consumers […]


Deals with MiQ, TCL Are Key Milestones in Platform Development: Samba TV’s Ashwin Navin

Media measurement is rapidly evolving to help marketers get a better idea of how they’re reaching television viewers across multiple platforms. Those media outlets including traditional linear television and newer streaming services that exploded in popularity during the pandemic. “All the disruption that’s happened in media consumption over the last decade — and only accelerated […]


Warner Bros. Discovery Plans To Use Alt. TV Currencies In 2023 Upfronts

Less than a year after its formation, Warner Bros. Discovery plans to trade TV ads in the upcoming sales season using non-traditional currency systems. “Alternative” currencies have been a hot topic over the last year as Nielsen faced measurement challenges and as broadcasters and ad buyers heeded the growth in multi-platform viewing. In this video […]


Streaming, Retail Media Are Major Drivers of Ad Growth: Magnite’s Sean Buckley

As brands seek to reach consumers are spending less time with linear television, they are finding new opportunities in streaming video channels that carry advertising and e-commerce sites that are showing ads in search results and product description pages. “Streaming has been a central topic not only within our industry but really in the mainstream […]


IAB Releases Full Agenda for This Month’s Entirely In-Person Leadership Meeting

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today released the full agenda for its upcoming Annual Leadership Meeting, a major event that helps to set the tone for the media, marketing and ad-tech industries throughout the year. This month’s gathering in Marco Island, Florida, Jan. 22-24, will include a significant presence of executives from major brands such […]


Fox, NBCUniversal, Paramount, TelevisaUnivision, Warner Bros. Discovery & VAB Partner to Share Streaming Data, Certify Measurement Providers: OpenAP’s David Levy

National television programmers Fox, NBCUniversal, Paramount, TelevisaUnivision and Warner Bros. Discovery are teaming up with trade group VAB and the OpenAP data collective to set standards, cooperate on collecting streaming data and certify providers of streaming audience measurement, according to an announcement. “This year in particular, there are more conversations around transacting on new currencies […]


Moving Beyond 2022 Challenges Through Conversation: Index Exchange’s Goode

After a 2022 in which the darker clouds gathered, what better way to kick off 2023 than in Marco Island, Florida? That’s where the IAB will hold its Annual Leadership Meeting, January 22 to 24. For Lori Goode, CMO, Index Exchange, the gathering is an opportunity to put 2022 to bed, by coming together as an […]


Leadership Meeting Sets Tone for Year in Media and Marketing: IAB’s David Cohen

The IAB’s Annual Leadership Meeting is an occasion for thought leaders to come together and share ideas that help to set the tone for the media and marketing industries throughout the year. Next month’s gathering in Marco Island, Florida, will include a significant presence of executives from major brands such as Pepsi, UPS, General Motors […]


Midterm Elections Show CTV Is Key Part of Campaign Strategies: D2 Media’s Mark Failla

The pandemic helped to increase the demand for video streaming services as many people looked for ways to entertain themselves while stuck at home. The shift in viewing from traditional linear television to video on demand has led political campaigns to change their strategies, as seen in this month’s midterm elections. “People are watching and […]


CTV Elevates Role of Consumer-Driven Advertising: Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan

ORLANDO – The Association of National Advertisers’ yearly Masters of Marketing Conference is a chance for marketing, media, agency and ad-tech professionals to share ideas about the best ways to engage consumers. As more people watch television programming on internet-connected devices such as smart TVs and mobile phones, there are growing opportunities to reach consumers […]


Innovid’s Hogue Aims To Harness TV’s New Ad Skills

When is a TV ad not a TV ad? When it’s all just “video”. Jessica Hogue, GM, Measurement & Analytics, Innovid, knows that has been the evolution of these media channels for many years now. But, in this video interview with Beet.TV, Hogue says the industry has now reached a point of actually acting on […]


Sports Programming Highlights Need for Better Ad Currency: Unruly’s Steven Sottile

Streaming video for the past decade has been dominated by movies or dramatic series for viewers to binge-watch, but that’s changing as more live sports programming migrates to on-demand platforms. This shift creates challenges for advertisers that used to depend on the broad appeal of broadcast sports – especially from the start of the NFL’s […]

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