Hearst Television Integrates With FreeWheel Monetization And Revenue Management Platform

Hearst Television’s Hearst Anyscreen OTT offering is adding scale through an integration with FreeWheel’s Monetization and Revenue Management platform. It’s a first step toward also enhancing the value of its local broadcast inventory. “They’ll be putting demand into our marketplace and doing audience extension to find their audiences on other premium content in service of […]

 
 

FreeWheel Unifies A+E’s Ad Decisioning

A 1980s TV commercial for the combined shampoo-and-conditioner Wash & Go made famous the catchphrase: “Take two bottles in to the shower?!” Now ad-tech firm FreeWheel is effectively uniting the “shampoo” and “conditioner” of TV ad sales – creating a unified product in which A+E Networks can manage two different kinds of ads. Comcast-owned FreeWheel has […]

 
 

Xandr Media Finds More Buyers Leveraging Addressable TV for Reach and Frequency

During next month’s TV Upfront, AT&T’s Xandr Media will unveil “a big upgrade” for television advertising, a main thrust of which will be the use of ads addressable to devices households to frequency cap and manufacture reach. The company will present at it’s first “Xandr Front” event on May 14. “There is a need to […]

 
 

After WPP, Moore Helms New Ad ID Initiative BritePool

He already showed he can start a marketing technology company that goes large. Can he do it again? David J. Moore, who sold his 24/7 RealMedia to WPP in 2007 and remained in the agency group in several roles, now has a new gig – and he says it combines the best interests of consumers […]

 
 

Univision’s Choice Of Amobee For Linear TV Optimization Could Extend To Digital

Univision Communications has chosen Amobee to be its linear television optimization platform of record. The partnership also lays the groundwork for Amobee to support the leading media company serving Hispanic audiences across its linear, digital and social channels, according to Amobee’s Stacy Daft. “We also have the capability to extend the offering into the digital […]

 
 

Turner Ignite’s Riess On The Advantages Of Audience Data Plus Speed

The union of AT&T and WarnerMedia comes at a time when digital and television advertising formats are constantly changing. “It’s kind of unlimited at this point. Linear TV formats are changing quite rapidly,” says Turner Ignite EVP Dan Riess. As it happens, speed also is one of the key attributes that WarnerMedia is touting to […]

 
 

605 Doubles National TV Audience Footprint With Inscape Licensing Deal

Television measurement and analytics provider 605 is doubling its national footprint in a licensing deal with Inscape that augments and compliments MVPD data with smart-TV viewing insights. “The bigger the better in terms of data,” says 605 President & Co-Founder Ben Tatta. With the addition of Inscape data, 605 can measure more than 20 million […]

 
 

Comcast Spotlight Enhances Local TV Attribution Via Website Tagging

Comcast Spotlight is bringing more bottom-funnel advertising attribution to local television by showing advertisers how many incremental website visits their campaigns generate. “Attribution measured at the local level is a challenge for anybody because your sample sizes get terrible when you’re trying to do measurement at the local level,” says VP of Data Strategy Justin […]

 
 

VAB Projects $2.1 Billion In 2019 Addressable TV Spend: ‘It’s Mature’ Says CEO Cunningham

Household-addressable television advertising spending will rise from $2.1 billion in 2019 to more than $3.3 billion by the end of 2020, according to a new guide for marketers released today by the Video Advertising Bureau. That represents a 343% spending increase from 2016, according to the VAB. “I’d say it’s mature. It’s arrived. We did […]

 
 

How Brands Get To Outcome-Based Ads: Xaxis’ Bidon

Sooner or later, every marketing campaign comes down to one thing – selling more. But, somewhere along the line, digital advertising became about the steps along the journey, rather than the destination itself. That is why Xaxis, WPP’s programmatic-focused division, is now predicating its offerings on the outcomes marketers want to achieve. In this video […]

 
 

NBCU, Sky Unify Audience Studio & AdSmart To Tap Global Brands

One was launched seven years ago, bringing targeted TV ads to individual households before the practice was even known as “addressable”. The other appeared in 2016, tying together four suites for buying ads across devices. Now Comcast is merging NBCUniversal’s Audience Studio with Sky’s AdSmart, after the owner acquired the European pay-TV company last year. […]

 
 

Beyond Out-Stream – What Teads Did Next: Jim Daily

It is best known as the company which brought you out-stream, the video advertising format which serves auto-playing video advertising between text paragraphs in news stories. But Teads doesn’t want to be a one-trick pony. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Jim Daily, Teads president, explains how the vendor is branching out from out-stream. “That’s what […]

 
 

Vizio, Inscape Form Addressable Ad Standard Consortium With AMC, CBS, Discovery, FreeWheel, Hearst, NBCU, Disney And Xandr

Smart-TV manufacturer Vizio is teaming up with nine major media and technology companies to create an addressable advertising standard for the industry. Along with Vizio and its data unit Inscape, the consortium’s members are AMC Networks, CBS, Discovery, FreeWheel, Hearst Television, NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Co. and Xandr, as Reuters reports. Called Project OAR (Open Addressable […]

 
 

AT&T Data Helps Fuel Turner’s Quest For Guaranteed Campaign Outcomes: SVP Aversano

AT&T’s more than 170 million consumer relationships—north of 140 million of them in the mobile space—generate a ton of data. For Turner, the data from those relationships will be the basis for optimizing and guaranteeing campaigns based on business outcomes. Such guaranteed optimization could emerge by late this year or early 2020, Turner’s Dan Aversano […]

 
 

Viacom’s Bevilacqua On The Vantage Advantage

Back in 2015, Viacom was one of the first broadcast owners to sell ads based on data about advertisers’ audiences. The product it launched to do that was called Vantage, and is now also used by rivals like Fox. In this video interview with Beet.TV, the man who runs it explains the undertaking. “How do […]

 
 

For Dentsu Aegis Group’s Zhang, It’s All About More Attribution, Fewer Pixels

PHOENIX — If Maggie Zhang could choose a tagline for this year it would be “prove incremental value.” Because while it’s a given that digital and television advertising works, “altogether we need to understand how each channel, each different tactic actually works and contributes to the final outcome in order to advise or inform advertisers […]

 
 

Vast Data Sets Need Structure To Be Effective: Amnet’s Muldoon

PHOENIX – Between legacy data warehouses and other consumer information, marketers are “drowning in massive amounts of data,” says Art Muldoon of Amnet Group US. Given that some 80% of data is unstructured, “What that means is we’re really trying as marketers to find what are the best sources of data that’s most actionable to […]

 
 

Legacy TV Sales Systems Need Immediate ‘Progress,’ Not Disruption: Furious Corp.’s White

Replacing legacy systems that were built to power linear television advertising sales isn’t the answer to cope with today’s increasingly complicated selling landscape. It’s complementing those systems with an enterprise offering that frees up manpower, according to Furious Corp. Chief Product Officer JT White. “The biggest thing that I hear from sellers right now is […]

 
 

Mapping Identity is the “Holy Grail” in the Advanced Television Universe — Coming into Focus on March 5 at Beet Forum

The need for industry collaboration is a consistent theme when advanced television is discussed. Nowhere is this more salient than in the quest to determine the identity of individual viewers and design unduplicated reach curves for advertising. Because while unduplicated reach has been attainable in digital media, “when we start to include television or traditional […]

 
 

Sleep Number Is First To Use BrightLine’s New Single-Click Ad Format On Hulu

Sleep Number is the first marketer to use BrightLine’s new single-click-contact advertising offering on Hulu for viewers who want to receive product information via email. “It’s exciting because it’s in line with the way that direct-to-consumer brands operate in the marketplace,” says BrightLine Founder & CEO Jacqueline Corbelli. The new solution is a “seamless overlay” […]

 
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