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TradeDesk’s Crumbling On The Power Of Addressable TV

When demand-side ad platform The TradeDesk branched out its business offering last year, it was described as “betting its future on the future of TV“. Fast-forward a year, and The Trade Desk is also helping Sling sell its OTT digital TV inventory through its DSP. In this video interview with Beet.TV, The TradeDesk TV strategy and partnerships […]

 
 

Programmatic Private Auctions See Big Growth At Sling TV

More than half of the advertising inventory on Sling TV’s platforms in the last month was sold via programmatic, private auctions. “The growth we see is astounding,” says Adam Lowy, Director of Advanced TV & Digital Sales at DISH Media Sales. Sling works with two supply-side platforms—SpotX and Telaria—and interfaces with all the major demand-side […]

 
 

The Diversity Conversation is Not Easy, You Need to “Weather the Storm,” P&G’s Marc Pritchard Implores Cannes Audience

P&G endured considerable pushback for its video advertising series the Talk, a series of vignettes of African American parents speaking to their young children about growing up in a racial biased society.   Difficult as it was, it was necessary to 0pen a dialogue, Marc Pritchard,  P&G’s marketing chief, told the Cannes in Color session at […]

 
 

Why Linear TV Needs More Automation: Adobe’s Gordon

It’s taking awhile, but the advertising space is “progressing and modernizing” to keep up with changing viewing behavior, with virtual MVPD’s representing the best of what TV can be, according to Adobe’s Todd Gordon. “What we hear consistently from clients is that they still believe that TV is extremely effective in driving brand preference, driving […]

 
 

How Horizon Leverages Addressable TV For Entertainment Clients

One of the easier sells when it comes to addressable television advertising is the entertainment category, where advanced targeting can give a major boost to tune-in messaging. “I think it is something that we feel is a pretty integral part of the buy. We’re beyond trying to extol the virtues of addressable. It’s a base […]

 
 

dataxu’s LaHaise On Bridging The Divide Between Digital, Connected TV Campaigns

By the time Sling TV launched in early 2015, dataxu already was an established demand-side platform with all of the pipes in place for programmatic and real-time bidded inventory. “What really set things off for us is the ability to bring in a cross-device platform that extends the type of targeting and campaign execution you’d […]

 
 

VideoAmp Expands Advanced TV Data Offering with Acquisition of IronGrid

Founded four years ago, VideoAmp aims to help advertisers and media owners plan, package, execute and measure the success of de-duplicated and precisely targeted campaigns that reach linear TV, VOD, OTT and digital consumers. Now it is taking a step up by acquiring one company and partnering with another. The outfit has acquired IronGrid Data […]

 
 

Connected TV Plays To Upper And Lower Funnel Metrics: MediaMath’s Fisher

If you set aside the semantics of “programmatic” versus “automated” television buying, one thing is quite clear to MediaMath’s Mike Fisher. “We’re there. We’re there at scale.” There are 65 million households using some type of device to access premium video content in the living room and, for the first time, more than 50% of […]

 
 

Focus On TV Ad Experiences: Cannes Panel With Forrester, Hulu, Twitter, BrightLine

CANNES – Creating better television ad experiences for viewers seems to be a never-ending conversation for agencies, brands and publishers. But judging from a panel at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, ad relevance and personalization is expected to vary widely by platform and provider for the foreseeable future. Reasons for the variations include corporate […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Nelson Brings Audience Knowledge Together In ‘Omni’

Amid all the hubbub about “omni-channel” marketing, if there’s one agency that should be best placed to execute on the opportunity, it is surely the one with “omni” in its very company name. As if that was not enough, however, Omnicom Group has just launched a new software suite for delivering a single-customer-view across all […]

 
 

How Can Brands Balance Omni-Channel & Creative: Cannes Panel w/ Adobe, Forrester, IBM and Essence

CANNES — Many in the ad industry are pointing the finger inward, blaming the sector for alienating audiences through the over- and extreme use of targeting technology. That kind of consensus is forming, with executives promising to rebalance the audience relationship through better messaging. Still, even as the industry looks to correct itself, it is […]

 
 

Sky & Finecast Foresee Strong Addressable Growth

CANNES — Together, they have partnered to raise the bar for addressable TV advertising, the new practice through which ad buyers can target viewers down to the household level. So, what do Sky and Finecast think is the future for addressable? Sky is the UK’s leading pay-TV provider, whose AdSmart was one of the world’s […]

 
 

IPG’s Kumar Explains How The Acxiom Marketing Solutions Deal Impacts Clients

For some advertising holding companies, transformation means pruning or consolidating assets accumulated over the last several decades. For IPG, it means paying $2 billion for consumer data giant Acxiom Marketing Solutions and its assets in more than 30 countries. “We believe that the future of marketing and not just media is data driven, and that […]

 
 

Marketing2020 Findings: Marketers Need ‘Business Owner’ Mindset

CANNES – Marketing departments need to think more like business owners as opposed to captains or coaches if they want their businesses to grow. That’s one of the early findings in the latest iteration of Marketing2020, which is led by Kantar Vermeer and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), among others. Kantar has been collaborating […]

 
 

Beyond The U.S., Nielsen’s Data Reach Extends To 54 Markets

CANNES – Even as the U.S. advertising and media industry seeks to move beyond legacy television viewing metrics from Nielsen, the company is embedding itself in data decisioning abroad. Australia and Hong Kong are two illustrative examples of its activity in 54 markets, as explained by Toni Petra, EVP of Nielsen Watch. Nielsen is about […]

 
 

Challenges And Opportunities Of New Ad Formats: A FreeWheel Panel At Cannes

CANNES – Innovative video advertising formats are on the upswing, creating the potential for “new-ad format fatigue” and the measurement challenges that accompany them. But if you can get marketer procurement people on board with the concept, that upswing could broaden considerably. These are among the takeaways from a panel discussion at the 2018 Cannes […]

 
 

Viacom’s Gordon Promises Panel A New Phase Of OpenAP

It is now over a year since some US TV networks came together to strive for commonality in how they tap the opportunity of advanced TV ad targeting. Now, it seems, they want to kick it up in to the next gear. Last year, Fox, Turner and Viacom teamed to co-found OpenAP, a new consortium to […]

 
 

Fox’s Marchese To TV Networks: ‘Be Prepared To Work In Chaos’

CANNES – Just because Joe Marchese is probably the most outspoken advocate for reducing video advertising load and giving consumers more choices doesn’t mean he’s naïve about the challenges involved. Give him 20 minutes to explain those hurdles and lunar landings can seem simpler to achieve. Such was the case at the 2018 Cannes Lions […]

 
 

CAA’s Kendra Bracken-Ferguson on Making Diversity Happen on a One-to-One Level

CANNES – A social media pioneer, who was the first digital director at Ralph Lauren and now heads digital at global powerhouse CAA-Global Brands Management Group, Kendra Bracken-Ferguson says that diversity needs to start with personal outreach and mentoring. CAA-GBG’s clients include companies as Coca-Cola, Hershey’s and Cheesecake Factory, as well as artists Jennifer Lopez, […]

 
 

Nielsen DMP Is ‘Connective Tissue’ In Addressable Link With Sony Crackle

CANNES – When most people consider a data-management platform (DMP), they see data and technology. Damian Garbaccio of Nielsen, which Sony Crackle recently chose to power its addressable advertising capabilities, sees “connective tissue” between data and measurement assets. Garbaccio, EVP, Advertiser Direct & Marketing Cloud, is working with Sony Crackle and much of its connected […]