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 […]


Weather Company Is Growing On All Fronts: Bachstein

The days when The Weather Company  was just a weather forecast provider are gone with the wind. These days, the company, owned by IBM and sitting in its Watson data division, is advancing on all fronts. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Sheri Bachstein, GM, IBM Watson Advertising, CEO, The Weather Company, explains what’s in […]


Smart Surveys Prove Ad Impact In Times Of Turmoil: LoopMe’s Upstone

In tough economic times, ad spend could be kept up if buyers can see data evidencing their impact. The industry has a swathe of companies aiming to provide that evidence. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Stephen Upstone, CEO and founder, LoopMe, explains his approach. Surveys as ads “We ran about a hundred million surveys […]


Connecting After Cookies In The Era Of Flat Funnels: T-Mobile’s Peralta

A shake-up in the fundamental fabrics of ad targeting is forcing many in the industry to re-think their approach to reaching audiences. Traditional cookies are on their way out, and mobile ad identifiers have been hit, too. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Mike Peralta, VP & GM, T-Mobile Advertising Solutions, explains how the changes […]


Blockgraph Helps Ampersand Power IPG’s Multi-Screen Buys

Media buyers at Interpublic Group agencies can now better harness audience data from IPG’s own Acxiom to plan and buy multi-screen TV campaigns across MVPDs, after a deal involving Acxiom, Blockgraph and Ampersand. The arrangement allows advertisers to match their own data with that from Ampersand’s own list of 80 million addressable households, including 52 […]


Safety & Scale: Index Exchange’s Krauss Sees A Busy Q4 For CTV Ads

The programmatic trading of connected TV (CTV) ads is now becoming so common that video formats now make up the bulk of all programmatic spending, according to eMarketer. But that pivot away from traditional “insertion orders” also comes with risks for ad buyers – achieving certainty about placement and achieving the maximum desired scale. In […]


OpenAP Receives Investment From Snowflake Ventures to Help Expand Data Clean Room for TV Advertisers

LOS ANGELES – OpenAP, the advanced advertising company for television, today said it had received an investment from the venture capital arm of data cloud company Snowflake. With the backing of Snowflake Ventures, OpenAP plans to speed up the development of OpenAP Data Hub, the company’s cross-platform and cross-publisher clean room solution. Financial terms of […]


On The Frontline Of The CTV Ad Fraud War: HUMAN’s Hassan

What if the “C” in “CTV” stood not for “connected” but for “counterfeit”? That is the growing fear of many ad buyers, as the scale of the digital ad fraud challenge crashes on to the medium’s shores. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Tamer Hassan, Co-Founder & CEO, HUMAN Security, a cybersecurity firm, lifts the […]


Amazon’s Thursday Football Drives High Website Footfall: EDO’s Krim

When Amazon Prime Video began streaming live Thursday Night Football (TNF) in September in a $1 billion-a-season deal, it was hailed as a revolution in sports broadcasting. Traditionally, it might have taken days or weeks to learn just how successful the show was for advertisers. Kevin Krim found out the next morning. In this video […]


Midterm Elections Drive Ad Spending on Connected TV: Magnite’s Dan Fairclough

Spending on video advertising by political campaigns this year is projected to hit $9 billion as candidates and interest groups seek to get voters to the polls in next month’s midterm elections. Part of their media buying is shifting into programmatic channels to reach audiences that spending more time with connected TV (CTV). “With CTV, […]


Who’s At Home? Truthset Aims For More Accurate IDs

In the last few years, “identity graph” technology has emerged to help advertisers tackle the problem of conceptualizing a single consumer across multiple devices. For many in connected TV, the focus has settled on household-level identity data. But, in this video interview with Beet.TV, Scott McKinley, CEO of ad-tech firm Truthset, says today’s data isn’t […]


How To Solve CTV Ad Duplication: Viant’s Vanderhook

As much as connected TV (CTV) gives advertisers new opportunities to reach viewers, lack of control in some platforms also risks exposing viewers to too many duplicate ads. It is a problem many companies are trying to tackle. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Tim Vanderhook, CEO, Viant, puts forward his understanding of the problem […]


OpenID Helps Unify TV Ad Buying with FreeWheel, Magnite and Xandr Integration: OpenAP’s Chris LoRusso

NEW YORK – OpenAP today introduced a way to unify delivery of all television advertising buys and to support cross-platform measurement of campaigns. The advanced advertising company added programmatic interoperability to OpenID, its unique identifier for linear TV and digital audiences. Integrations with FreeWheel, Magnite and Xandr’s Monetize SSP give media buyers the ability to […]


Disaster Strikes Puerto Rico and The Boys & Girls Clubs Steps In with Community Action

SAN JUAN – While only a category 1 hurricane, the slow-moving Fiona dumped excessive amounts of rain on the island, creating widespread destruction and power and water outages for most of the residents. As things slowly come back, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico are providing essential services, notably hot meals distributed at […]


OpenAP Leans Into Demographic Data: Breedlove

It has spent the last few years developing advanced advertising solutions. Now the consortium bringing TV advertising into the future is getting ready to upgrade traditional demographics. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Sean Breedlove, VP, Measurement & Analytics, OpenAP, explains the plan. Accelerate to demos “We are going to accelerate things,” Breedlove says. “We’ve […]


ANA, 4A’s, IAB, Horizon Media, Publicis Media and Others Join ‘Get Out the Vote’ Industry Initiative

The advertising industry specializes in inspiring people to take action, and where better to start than with its own members? Many younger adults, 18-30, do not participate in one of the most important ways to take action or stand up for issues about which they care: voting. The recently launched Voting MAVEN, which stands for “media […]


Streaming Content Must Be As Diverse As Younger Audiences: Sabio’s Aziz Rahimtoola

A variety of studies have shown that people want to see themselves represented in television content and advertising. Technology company Sabio is helping producers of streaming content to monetize their efforts to create programming for diverse audiences. “The only way you can actually have pluralistic viewpoints on media today is to not only certainly incentivize […]


Tremor’s Amobee Acquisition Creates New Opportunities: CEO Druker

In the latest such acquisition to bolster its ad-tech services, Tremor International has closed the $239 million deal to buy Amobee. Amobee is a major supplier of demand-side platform (DSP) software and a rival to Tremor. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Ofer Druker, CEO, Tremor International, explains how Amobee’s addition will help his company. […]


Advertisers Can Attain 100% Incremental Reach on CTV:’s James Moore

Marketers are looking for ways to reach consumers through linear and connected television (CTV) without showing the same ads to the same viewers too many times. Advertising automation platform recently introduced the ability to provide buyers of linear TV advertising with complete incremental reach on CTV. “One of the number one challenges with buying […]

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