Bologna Ready To Release CTV’s ‘Commercials On Steroids’

Mike Bologna is expecting a speed of industry change appropriate for someone just named “chief accelerator”. The advanced TV industry veteran recently joined BrightLine, which offers ad formats for connected TV, after previous stints at HyphaMetrics, one2one Media, MODI Media and GroupM. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Bologna explains why this year’s upfronts TV […]

 
 

NBCU Offers Brands Shoppability With New Ad Offerings

These days, it isn’t just content that gets an annual showcase moment. For NBCUniversal, the software is the star, too. A week after presenting its programming roster to ad buyers at its Peacock Upfront, the company is also unveiling the full list of its 2022 Commercial Innovations, a slew of ad formats. In this video […]

 
 

Peacock Preens For Performance With New Ad Manager

NBCUniversal doesn’t only want TV to be used as a brand-building medium. It is also going after the other end of the funnel. In a new move, the company is making a strategic investment in TV ad-tech software vendor tvScientific to launch Peacock Ad Manager, a new self-service ad-buying platform with attribution. In this video […]

 
 

Finecast’s Progress: Taking Advanced TV Ads To 14 Markets

LONDON – It started with an aim to stitch together the advanced TV ad targeting opportunity in its native UK. Now GroupM’s Finecast is embarking on a global roll-out, intent on driving up the commercial potential of the channel. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Finecast’s CEO Nicola Lewis explains the expansion. Helping advertisers “What […]

 
 

InfoSum’s Trade Desk Match-Up Pairs First-Party Data, UID 2.0

A big new partnership deal promises to swell the practice through which advertisers use so-called “clean rooms” to activate their first-party customer data alongside other datasets. InfoSum, a data collaboration platform, says it will integrate with The Trade Desk, which offers a demand-side platform (DSP), data management platform (DMP) and its Unified ID 2.0 (UID). […]

 
 

ISpot.tv Receives $325 Million Investment From Goldman Sachs to Expand TV Ad Measurement

ISpot.tv, a company whose software helps advertisers to measure the reach of TV and streaming-video campaigns, today said it had received a $325 million investment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management. ISpot’s platform recognizes content in real time and organizes metadata to tell which commercials play during ad breaks. It also gives marketers a way to […]

 
 

Context Plus Cookies Equals Rich Consumer Understanding: Connatix’s Jenn Chen

Although behavioral targeting may appear on the rocks, the established digital ad tactic may not be completely shipwrecked. Instead, a likely outcome is that the tactical correction now underway, thanks to the deprecation of digital identifiers, will lead to a balance of approaches. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Jenn Chen, president and chief revenue […]

 
 

Samsung Ads Offers ‘Total Media Solution’ for Cross-Platform Video Campaigns

Samsung Ads, the consumer electronics giant’s advanced advertising platform, today introduced software tools for media agencies to manage and measure cross-platform video campaigns. The Samsung Ads Total Media Solution gives media buyers a more holistic view of ad exposure on TV networks’ linear and digital streaming apps. The offering is built on Samsung’s demand-side platform […]

 
 

Xandr Teams With 605, Comscore, EDO, Samba TV, TVision & VideoAmp on Alternate Media Currencies

Xandr, the advertising marketplace that Microsoft agreed to buy from AT&T, today introduced a data framework to give marketers more choices in setting the value of advertising transactions in linear television. The alternative currencies are available through a collaboration with media-measurement firms 605, Comscore, EDO, Samba TV, TVision and VideoAmp. “Activating these data sets for […]

 
 

CTV Gives Political Campaigns Broader Reach Among Voters: Scripps’ Ken Ripley

Political campaigns increasingly face the challenge of getting their message out to voters who divide their time among a wider variety of media channels and viewing devices. Those campaigns are expected to spend as much as $9 billion, including $1.8 billion on connected TV, during this year’s midterm election cycle. As these campaigns seek to […]

 
 

Braving The Bombs: How Ukraine’s MGID Keeps Native Ads Turning Under Attack

Not many ad-tech entrepreneurs can say they have announced an acquisition and kept their company running whilst sheltering from rocket attacks in a basement as war rages. But that is what faced Sergii Denysenko when Russia’s military invaded Ukraine. He is CEO of MGID, a programmatic native ad platform based in Kyiv, where his staff […]

 
 

Addressable TV Promises The Full Funnel: DIRECTV Advertising’s Leifer

Connected (CTV) and over-the-top (OTT) TV platforms may have the potential to target individual households – but that doesn’t mean it is just a performance marketing channel. As the technology matures with the benefit of programmatic trading software, executives are finding the same thing as peers in display before them – addressable TV ad sales […]

 
 

Data-Driven Linear Combines Scale and Precision: OpenAP’s David Levy Chats With Xandr’s Mike Welch

Advertisers and their media agencies have a growing set of tools to reach target audiences though traditional linear television and newer streaming platforms. Data-driven linear (DDL) TV technology has gained traction as marketers seek these viewers who are dividing their time among different media channels and devices. “The exciting thing to me and what’s driving […]

 
 

Breaking News: Discovery Names Jon Steinlauf as Chief U.S. Ad Sales Officer for Warner Bros. Discovery

Discovery Inc. today announced that Jon Steinlauf will be the future chief U.S. advertising sales officer for Warner Bros. Discovery, the company being formed in the merger between Discovery Communications and WarnerMedia. Steinlauf has more than 35 years of sales experience and will report directly to Bruce Campbell, future chief revenue and strategy officer for […]

 
 

Advertisers Will See Data-Powered Growth in Television: FreeWheel’s Jonathan Whitticom

Marketers have fretted that linear television and digital video have operated in separate siloes, hampering their ability to run cross-platform campaigns efficiently. FreeWheel, an ad-tech unit of media and communications giant Comcast, is working to break down those barriers with self-service features introduced last week. “We’re really looking at using our FreeWheel Strata technology in […]

 
 

Gender Equality in Ad-Tech Improving, but Women Face Many Challenges, Mediaocean’s Stephanie Dorman

This is Women’s History Month and we wanted to take stock of gender equality and report on what’s happening in our industry. We turned to Stephanie Dorman, chief customer officer at Mediaocean. Stephanie is a veteran of the ad-tech industry and has been watching the changes for women throughout her career. Formerly as chief people […]

 
 

Voice-Enabled Audio Ads Drive Listener Engagement: Instreamatic’s Stas Tushinsky

Advancements in natural-language processing (NLP) technology are giving marketers greater ability to engage consumers in verbal conversations. As people listen to ad-supported audio programming such as podcasts and music, brands will have more tools to make radio-like spots more interactive. Stas Tushinksy, co-founder and chief executive of voice marketing platform Instreamatic, describes those possibilities in […]

 
 

Commerce Media Ready To Explode: GroupM’s Gleason Joins Criteo

In times of change, companies that were once advertising buyers are becoming ad publishers, and executives who were agency-side are joining technology enablers. That is what Brian Gleason, GroupM global chief commercial officer, is doing by joining technology firm Criteo. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Gleason explains why he sees “retail media,” as enabled […]

 
 

Out-Of-Home Advertising Is Poised for Surging Growth: Atmosphere COO Blake Sabatinelli

Out-of-home advertising is seeing a rebound as marketers aim to reach consumers who are returning to their pre-pandemic routines after being stuck at home during lockdowns. While billboards, posters and digital signage provide ways for their brands to seen by “on-the-go” consumers, streaming startup Atmosphere is offering a platform to deliver video ads to public […]

 
 

Direct-to-Consumer Brand Partnerships Expand by 30%: Disney’s Michaela Giovengo

Selling directly to consumers is a source of revenue growth for a variety of brands, whether it’s an established multinational like Nike in sportswear or a disruptor like Dollar Shave Club in men’s grooming products. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands seek measurable results in every part of the purchase funnel, and Disney will highlight how it helps […]

 
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