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‘Digital Disruptors’ Turn To TV Ads For Growth: VAB’s Cunningham

What do “digital pure-play” disruptors turn to when they need to ramp up customer and revenue scale? Television advertising, according to the Video Advertising Bureau. When studying big-spending, Silicon Valley brands the organization found some striking similarities, according to VAB CEO & President Sean Cunningham. “We found it interesting that the biggest bet that the […]

 
 

Hulu’s Naylor: Future Of TV A Mix Of On-Demand And Live Programming

At its Upfront presentation last year, Hulu unveiled its live television streaming service, which offered a combination of live and on-demand programming. To date, the biggest learning is that “over half of the consumption in our live bundle is factually on demand,” says Peter Naylor. “That tells me the future of TV is a blend […]

 
 

‘Bullish On Data Marketplace,’ Dentsu Aegis Adds IRI To M1 Platform

While there’s no shortage of data available for enhanced consumer targeting, some advertisers still cling to gross rating points and broad demographic targets. “Some clients are opting in a little bit more than others,” says Anthony Laurenzo, SVP, Non-Linear Video, Dentsu Aegis. “We’re starting a slow evolution away from age and gender demography to more […]

 
 

Smart TV Data + First Party Data is Driving Advanced TV Transformation: 4C’s Gupta

What do you get when you mix the largest TV ad-monitoring service with one of the crop of TV content recognition vendors? 4C Insights calls it “enhanced audience targeting and analytics for premium channels including linear television, over-the-top (OTT) television, social, and digital media”. Back in January, the ad intelligence company, whose Teletrax unit monitors […]

 
 

Addressable Aggregator one2one Media Advocates New Approach To Creative Costs

With eight U.S. multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD’s) offering addressable television inventory, inadequate scale is becoming less of an issue. But achieving the “holy grail” will require a new approach to the cost of creative production. That goal is “to be to find the right segment and then create all these different creative executions for […]

 
 

Is ACR The Future Of TV Currency? Sequent’s Spaeth Thinks So

The TV world is engaged in a long-running effort to upgrade its measurement systems, which, traditionally, have involved viewers completing a questionnaire to indicate their weekly viewing habits. If TVs could automatically log viewers’ behaviour and report it back to measurement agencies, wouldn’t that be easier? It’s already happening. Automatic content recognition (ACR) happens when […]

 
 

Inscape’s Neumeier On The Privacy Of Smart TV Viewers’ Behavior

As the rolling stone of digital privacy concerns has gathered more moss over the last couple of years, could TVs become the next device to worry consumers? In the practice of automated content recognition (ACR), a television set analyzes a viewers’ current viewing behavior to turn habits like viewing time and channel in to actionable […]

 
 

Sinclair At The Forefront of ATSC 3.0, Addressable TV Ads

Content amalgamation and proliferation seem to be the watchwords at Sinclair and its nearly 200 local television stations. As it prepares to become the first broadcast company in the addressable space, it’s experimenting in Dallas with ATSC 3.0 signals that could usher in the next era of connectivity. To CRO Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s future road […]

 
 

Mediaocean’s Bill Wise: Convergence Is A Planning & Measurement Problem

If any tech company knows the economic value of traditional television, it’s 51-year-old Donovan Data Systems—now known as Mediaocean. So it’s in a unique position to respect that TV heritage while helping to shepherd the industry to a more digital-like future. “If all we do as an industry is make television look like digital programmatic […]

 
 

Advanced Targeting Yields ‘Really Healthy Prices’ For Quality Content: dataxu’s Catanzaro

As the ability to identify and target television audiences across devices becomes ever more precise, it’s changing the way advertisers perceive both quality and the prices they are willing to pay. “There is a return to premium media from an advertiser perspective, an appreciation and a willingness to pay actually a premium price,” says Sandro […]

 
 

With Interactive TV Ads On The Upswing, Hulu Sees ‘Inflection Point’

Driven by a combination of marketer uptake and viewer expectations, the use of interactive television ads is surging at Hulu. So much so that “I feel like there’s a bit of an inflection point for interactive ads in TV,” says SVP of Advertising & Sales Peter Naylor. “We’ve been working with people like BrightLine for […]

 
 

NBCUniversal’s Rosen On Self-Serve Ad Tie-Up With Adobe

NBCUniversal’s TV inventory is about to become available to more advertisers thanks to an expansion through Adobe’s Advertising Cloud TV suite. The pair are announcing that NBCU’s Audience Studio, its suite of audience buying tools, will now plug in to the Adobe system, effectively creating a programatic private marketplace comprising NBCU’s broadcast and cable TV […]

 
 

On Tip Of An Iceberg, Cadreon’s Schmidt Pushes Advanced TV Forward

The ability to target TV audiences with granular data, going beyond traditional age- and gender-based contextual matching, may have existed for a couple of years now. But history will likely show that the opportunity is still just getting started. “The opportunity is huge,” says Erica Schmidt, the global CEO of IPG Mediabrand’s ad-tech unit Cadreon. […]

 
 

Fox Networks’ Noah Levine On The Virtues And Challenges Of TV Viewing Data

Sometimes, having a few options doesn’t provide one optimal solution. A case in point is television-viewing data, from traditional Nielsen panels to second-by-second tracking from automatic content resolution technology. “Each source of viewing data has its own virtues and benefits. They have challenges as well,” says Noah Levine, SVP, Advertising Data & Technology Solutions, Fox […]

 
 

‘Nutrition Label’ For Ad Data Will Spotlight Sources: CIMM’s Clarke

There are now thousands of sources of customer data that can help ad buyers target their campaigns at particular groups of consumers. And many of them now extend to function on the new screen of advanced TV. But, in an ocean of data, how can advertisers catch the sets that are accurate, timely and effective […]

 
 

Consumer Privacy At The Heart Of Audience De-Duplication: 4C Insights’ Lance Neuhauser

Even as new data sources continue to emerge, there’s not going to be a “magic bullet” that will enable television advertisers to figure out cross-screen reach and frequency. At the heart of the challenge lies consumer privacy, according to Lance Neuhauser, CEO of 4C Insights. “We have to continue to make steps forward in being […]

 
 

NBCU’s Rosen: Advanced Targeting A ‘Perfect Complement’ To Power Of Television

Among the more noteworthy aspects of the ongoing evolution of advanced television is the pace at which the use of syndicated data sets for targeting viewers has spurred the use of advertisers’ first-party data, according to NBCUniversal’s Mike Rosen. And even while advanced audience targeting will be the subject of many conversations at this year’s […]

 
 

Native Video Is Programmatically-Viable: Sharethrough’s Greenberg

SAN FRANCISCO — When native advertising rose to prominence in 2011, many onlookers believed that, to match the unique publishing environment in which they were delivered, native ads could not scale to the kind of efficiencies demanded by modern ad-tech. But many a native ad vendor has proved that theory wrong. These days, it is […]

 
 

OpenAP Targeting Consortium Looking Beyond Traditional Measurement Data Sources, Fox’s Nicole Ruby

SAN FRANCISCO – As the advertising industry inches its way to more addressable linear TV, the OpenAP audience targeting consortium is looking to add more datasets to its platform. “There’s still a lot that we’re looking to be able to bring into it,” says Nicole Ruby, VP, Advertising Data Solutions, Fox Networks Group. Within OpenAP, […]

 
 

Index Exchange CEO Casale On The Quest For An Open ID Graph

SAN FRANCISCO — In a world where advertisers will increasingly have to gain audience members’ permission to use personal data for targeted messaging, plenty of attention is swinging back to marketing. Many brands have spent years building up databases of their own customers. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Index Exchange CEO Andrew Casale says […]