Sky, NBCU Get Ever-Closer On TV Ad Innovations: Sky’s Litster

LONDON – Two years after Comcast acquired European satellite powerhouse Sky to sit alongside NBCUniversal in the US, the pair’s knowledge exchange on TV ad targeting is bedding in, leaving them pushing even farther ahead in tandem on a global odyssey. Sky was the incumbent satellite provider in the UK, Germany, Italy and Ireland when […]

 

Merkle’s Merkury ID Goes To MediaMath’s SOURCE

Little by little, inventions and partnerships are working to heal a digital advertising world wounded by the erosion of third-party identity tracking. In the latest, MediaMath’s Source buying DSP is integrating another identity solution, purporting to support the identification of consumers across devices on premium publishers’ sites, without cookies. The solution is Merkury, the ID […]

 

Nielsen’s Addressable Measurement Addition ‘Biggest In A Decade’: Brown

Nielsen expect its latest move in addressable TV will represent “the biggest change to measurement and to the TV currency in at least the last decade”. The company just announced it will add measurement of 55 million addressable devices, including smart TV and set-top box return-path data, into its national TV currency ratings. Specifically, Nielsen […]

 

Three Levels Of CTV Ad Optimization: Publica’s Antier

PALO ALTO – Connected TV is booming, offering advertisers powers like household targeting, geo-targeting frequency-capping. But, where automated systems book the ads, there is also a risk of creative ending up in undesirable positions. That is why ad server vendors like Publica are working to introduce optimizations. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Ben Antier, […]

 

How OpenSlate Aims To Make TikTok Brand-Safe: Foyle

JoAnna Foyle is getting pretty good at playing whack-a-mole. As soon as a brand safety problem emerges on a new digital media platform, Foyle‘s company helps improve the situation. OpenSlate, of which Foyle is chief operating officer, had already rolled out a service helping bring brand safety to YouTube and Facebook. Earlier this month, it […]

 

Peacock Aims To Reduce Number Of Rejected Ads: Innovid’s Chalozin

The connected TV future may seem as clean and effortless as digital media – but that often masks the reality that the channel is sometimes more “programmanual” than “programmatic”. That’s a problem for several reasons – but a new one has just come to light. After speaking with NBCU, AdExchanger reported: “When Peacock first launched, […]

 

TV Measurement Is Up For Grabs: Ivins Joins TVSquared

The measurement of TV is in disarray, as audience behavior change accelerates and traditional firms struggle to catch up. That is according to a man who has just leaped from helping big TV distributors sell digital ads to helping advertisers analyze and optimize new-wave TV ad spending. “COVID’s accelerated the fragmentation of audiences – and […]

 

Political Campaigns Have Grown to Trust Viewer Data: Effectv’s Dan Sinagoga

Election Day is less than a month away, making it crucial for political campaigns to reach voters in hotly contested states and districts that have an outsized effect on the results. Targeting the 10% of U.S. households with undecided voters requires data and analytics, which have become much more reliable in this election cycle. “The […]

 

TransUnion to Acquire Tru Optik To Bolster Connected Identity Matching

TransUnion will continue its expansion from providing consumer financial profiles into powering advertising transactions with audience data, by fully acquiring Tru Optik. Tru Optik is a data marketplace and management platform that includes the behavior of more than 80 million homes on connected TV, streaming audio and gaming. Deal terms were not immediately disclosed. TransUnion […]

 

Investment Bank LUMA Partners Launches Guide to Black-Founded & Owned Businesses

Having built essential industry investment/deal guides called “LUMAscapes,” visual presentations of interrelated businesses in the media, marketing and adtech industries, investment bank LUMA Partners has introduced the Black LUMAscape, a diagram and directory that charts scores of Black-owned and founded businesses. We spoke with LUMA founder and CEO Terry Kawaja about the new effort and […]

 

Rishad Tobaccowala: Business In Post COVID-19 will be the “New Strange”

CHICAGO – With so much of business and society halted globally for well over six months by the pandemic, the post COVID-19 world will look different with new businesses forming around new customers and new technologies. It won’t be the “new normal” but the “new strange.” It will also be a time when companies must […]

 

CTV Primed to Reach ‘Persuadable’ Cord Cutters in Extraordinary Election

Political candidates this year face a daunting task in reaching voters as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts traditional publicity efforts like rallies, conventions and stump speeches. Campaigns also must adjust to changing media consumption habits as more households cancel cable and satellite subscriptions, and connect their TVs directly to the Internet. Connected TV (CTV) has the […]

 

True Crime Network’s AVOD Apps Seek Viewers on Every Screen: Tegna’s Brian Weiss

Television audiences have more viewing choices than ever before as media companies develop new ways to reach them on every kind of screen. For Tegna, one of the biggest owners of TV stations in the United States, the ongoing growth in media consumption is driving investments in technology. That effort includes ad-based video on demand […]

 

Can Community Sell?: Tumblr’s New Revenue Chief On Monetization Roadmap

Any acquirer of a community with deep engagement and intensely loyal users had better tread carefully. And that’s exactly what Cavel Khan is doing. He is the new chief revenue officer of Tumblr, the blog network acquired by WordPress owner Automattic a year ago. Tumblr had been acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion in 2013 […]

 

Standard Media Index Has Roadmap for Growth As Tatta Joins

A company which crunches the data on 85% of US ad spending in order to help agencies and others better price their business says it wants to roll the same features out to 12 other countries this year. Standard Media Index (SMI) has sight of 85% of all ad agency invoices, piped straight from booking […]

 

A Tipping Point in TV Ad Buying: Linear First is “Backwards,” 360i’s Warburton

Powered by the wholesale consumer migration to OTT devices, the stratagem for TV investment is at a turning point: Buying linear first is “backwards,” says Catherine Warburton, EVP and Chief Investment Officer at 360i, a Dentsu Aegis Network unit. Digital and streaming video is no long just about reach she notes, in this interview with […]

 

SeeHer and Getty Images Partner on New Guide: “Inclusive Visual Storytelling for Women”

Historically, women and other marginalized groups tend to bear the brunt of crises, says Nadine Karp McHugh, president of SeeHer, the ANA’s initiative to increase accurate portrayals of women in advertising. This could lead to a reversal of the limited success we’ve experienced around gender equality, she says, citing a study by the United Nations […]

 

National Is Now Local: 2020 Ad Trends With Simpli.fi’s Prioleau

Will 2020 end up looking like a “V”, a hockey stick or a cliff edge? So far, the advertising industry has been whacked by the COVID-19 pandemic. But, in this video interview with Beet.TV, Frost Prioleau, CEO of Simpli.fi, a local-focused programmatic ad platform, gets under the hood of current ad trends, which some sectors […]

 

VAB’s DeLauro to Advertisers: Maintaining Share of Voice is Essential Now

How can brands justify their advertising investment in an economic downturn? The VAB looked at over 100 years of data and found that in an economic downturn, the most serious consequences come when bands stop advertising. In an interview with Beet.TV, Danielle DeLauro, executive vice president of VAB, explores what trends data supports for media […]

 

The TradeDesk’s Philippa Snare: Take Time to Learn

LONDON – The digital media industry is going through a rapid transformation, accelerated by the global pandemic. For marketers navigating a changing landscape, taking time for learning is essential, suggests Philippa Snare, SVP for EMEA at The TradeDesk in this interview with Beet.TV’s Jon Watts. Snare recently moved from Facebook where she lead their Global […]

 
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