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TV Is Still TV: MiQ’s Chugthai On Why The Medium Deserves A Unique Message

SALISBURY, CT - The digital media industry is buzzing about advanced TV data. In that mix, many in the supply chain have come to record TV as just another form of video. But Moe Chughtai, Global Head of Advanced TV at MiQ, urges us to remember that "TV is TV" and needs to be treated uniquely. The Marriage of Digital Advertising and Television The [...]


‘Signal Loss is Driving Innovation’: Teads President Monique Pintarelli

CANNES — Sometimes, losing can be a win. In the swiftly evolving landscape of digital media and advertising, signal loss is fueling innovation and change. That's according to Monique Pintarelli, the North America President of Teads, a global media platform. In this fireside interview with Tameka Kee for Beet.TV, Pintarelli explains what alternatives are bubbling-up as tech companies remove traditional audience identifiers [...]


Transparency Deficit and Cross-Platform Measurement: Advertising’s Twin Challenges

SALISBURY, CT — The advertising industry is grappling with two significant issues – a lack of transparency in the connected TV (CTV) landscape and the challenge of cross-platform measurement. These insights come from Dave Morgan, Founder & CEO of Simulmedia, who has been vocal about these challenges plaguing the industry. In this video interview with Mike Shields at Beet Retreat Berkshires, Morgan [...]


People Who Order Free TVs Are Desirable to Brands: Telly’s Ilya Pozin

CANNES – Smart-TV startup Telly seeks to transform the value proposition for consumers by offering them free TV sets in exchange for seeing advertisements. Without spending any money to advertise the product, Telly received 250,000 orders for its set in its first week. “These are people who are very interested in our product,” Ilya Pozin, founder and chief executive of smart-TV [...]


Out Of Home Advertising Is Hotter Than Ever: OAAA’s Anna Bager

SALISBURY, CT — Out of Home (OOH) advertising is experiencing a moment in the sun. Anna Bager, the President & CEO of the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA), believes that OOH is "hotter than we've ever been". In this video interview with Mike Shields at Beet Retreat Berkshires, Bager says OOH is poised to become "more of a center [...]


Focus On Function: LiveRamp’s Clinger Cautions Against Becoming Wedded to Clean Rooms

CANNES — As privacy becomes paramount and third-party data faces increasing scrutiny, "clean rooms" are emerging as a much-talked-about tool for businesses. But, according to Travis Clinger, SVP of Activations & Addressability at LiveRamp, it's not the clean rooms themselves that hold the power, but their functionality and their ability to facilitate secure, meaningful data collaboration. In this chat with CIMM MD [...]


‘Addressable Relationships’ Combine Commerce & CRM: Digitas’s Amy Lanzi

SALISBURY, CT – Brands may rely on agencies to help them drive sales through commerce channels, but their customer relationship management (CRM) is often in a different silo. Bringing commerce and CRM together is an important step for brands after a consumer buys a product or service. “We're calling the convergence of these two things ‘addressable relationships,’ so that we can [...]


Ad Industry Can Find Plenty of Climate Resources, Just Ask: BrainOxygen’s Bill Wescott

CANNES – Curtailing greenhouse gas emissions isn’t just a concern for traditional sources of air pollution such as factories, power plants and transportation. The advertising industry is becoming more aware of its carbon footprint from activities such as automated media-buying that gets electricity mostly from burning fossil fuels. “The ad sector seemed to have been asleep and had missed the waves [...]


TV Ad Strategies Embrace Cross-Platform Viewing: Paramount’s Travis Scoles

SALISBURY, CT – With many people stuck at home during the early days of the pandemic, when professional sports were canceled and Hollywood production stalled, viewership of streaming services with big libraries of programming surged. Much of that viewing of connected television (CTV) has persisted, and advertisers are shifting media budgets into ad-supported streaming. “CTV, streaming -- it's not a fad, [...]


Our Rebrand Reflects Disintermediation Trends: Nexxen’s Kara Puccinelli

Billions of dollars in advertising spending every year are handled among a digital network of buyers, sellers, marketplaces and many kinds of data providers. Parts of this network are undergoing what’s known as disintermediation, or removing the middlemen between buyer and seller. Amid these shifts emerged in June a new brand, Nexxen, to bring together ad-tech company Tremor International’s supply-side platform [...]


Media Agencies Are Moving Up the Value Chain with Brands: Havas Media’s Mike Bregman

SALISBURY, Ct. – The growth of ecommerce and the greater complexity of the media landscape have led media agencies to expand their role from activating campaigns on behalf of advertisers to provide more value-added services such as strategic consulting. “Agencies have a right to play in the consulting field, and even more so in content and commerce,” Mike Bregman, chief activation [...]


Raise Standards to Capitalize On CTV’s Growth: Index Exchange’s Alex Gardner

CANNES — Could 2.6 help the world achieve 1.5? Of course, the new OpenRTB protocol version 2.6 won't help limit global average temperature increase to 1.5ºC by itself. But, in this video interview with Beet.TV, Alex Gardner, Chief Revenue Officer, Index Exchange, says it could help. Leaning in to CTV Released in 2022, OpenRTB 2.6 is the latest version of the IAB Tech Lab-convened [...]


TV-Quality Ad Breaks Are Key Priority for Streaming: Paramount’s Leo O’Connor

CANNES – The rapid growth in audiences for advertising-supported streaming video has pushed media companies to develop a viewer experience that matches or exceeds what traditional television offers. Marketers also want the assurance that their ads won’t appear so frequently that they become a nuisance and that the ads of competitors won’t appear in the same commercial break – especially [...]


Sustainability Is Achieved With Group Effort: Sharethrough’s Ben Skinazi & Ad Net Zero’s John Osborn

CANNES – The advertising industry is in the early stages of working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from marketing activities. With the realization of how much fossil-fuel energy is consumed by computer networks that automate parts of the media marketplace, ad-tech companies such as Sharethrough are looking at ways to achieve sustainability goals without negatively affecting the performance of advertising [...]


Workplace Diversity Is Key Business Result: OMD USA’s Chrissie Hanson

SALISBURY, Ct. – Diversity and inclusion efforts show signs of stalling after years of progress, according to a recent survey by the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA). It also found differences of opinion about inclusion efforts among different levels of management. “When you see that there are more changes felt and seen by the C-suite and perhaps less overtly at the [...]


Retail Media Offer Key Alternative to Walled Gardens: Albertsons’ Kristi Argyilan

CANNES – Retailers that sell advertising are riding a multibillion-dollar wave of spending by marketers that seek to reach consumers who are ready to shop or are open to discovering new products. The budding segment of media marketplace hasn’t matched the scale of other channels, such as television, social media and internet search, but that is the goal. “We joke about [...]


Brand Purpose Underpins Best Ad Strategies: OMD’s Luke Lambert

CANNES – Younger generations of consumers tend to be more mindful than their older counterparts about buying products and services whose social values align with theirs. Amid this growing awareness, marketers must consider how they define the purpose of their brands. “Purpose is incredibly important to delivering on any and all marketing objectives,” Luke Lambert, chief innovation officer at OMD USA, [...]


Sustainability Is Now Key Part of Media Responsibility: GARM’s Rob Rakowitz

CANNES – The media-buying decisions of advertisers collectively have a big effect on how consumers receive information about the world around them. The Global Alliance for Responsible Media, a cross-industry initiative established four years ago by the World Federation of Advertisers, has sought to help marketers make more informed decisions about their media-buying strategies. Amid the fanfare of the Cannes Lions [...]


Shoppable Ads Complement TV Spots, Says Roku’s Pullins

CANNES — A year after it launched a shoppable TV ad, Roku came to Cannes Lions with a major Walmart partnership to talk about. Roku in May 2022 had announced a "frictionless retail" scheme combining shoppable ads with its Roku Pay technology. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Lindsay Pullins, Director, Ad Revenue Business Strategy, Partnerships, Roku, says: "Retail media streaming and commerce [...]


‘The New Channel Surfing’: VIZIO’s Vision to Enhance User Experience and Reshape Advertising

CANNES — Can UI lead to ROI? Adam Bergman thinks so. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Bergman, VIZIO's Group VP, Advertising & Data Sales, says he wants a fresh approach to the user experience and advertising model. His vision is centered on transforming the way users search and discover content and encouraging advertisers to think beyond traditional formats. Reframing the User Experience "Our [...]