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Criteo’s Spilman: Xandr’s Relevance Is ‘Right Time, Right Message’

SANTA BARBARA, CA – One of the big challenges for brands is being relevant in an environment of “continuous partial attention” on the part of consumers. That wasn’t an issue for AT&T at its recent Xandr Relevance Conference, according to Criteo’s Mollie Spilman. “They’re trying to pull off something really unique, but I can tell […]

 
 

Amplifi’s Mike Law: Added Scale Makes Addressable TV ‘Much More Viable’

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Planning and executing addressable television campaigns still means pulling together a variety of resources, but if Xandr can help to simplify that it will further facilitate bringing TV into the lower part of the sales funnel, according to Mike Law. “We’ve really been optimistic about the space,” says Law, who is […]

 
 

Rogers Media Must Compete In North American Market: SVP Watson

TORONTO – Even though it has different television regulations, Canada is officially part of North America along with the United States. So as direct-to-consumer television offerings proliferate, companies like Rogers Media are trying to piece together the ever-shifting puzzle that is program acquisition and commissioning. “So what we need to look at here in Canada […]

 
 

Furious Corp’s Swartz Sees Collaboration, Innovation In Canadian TV Market

TORONTO – As she takes in the proceedings at the Future of TV Advertising Forum, Ashley J. Swartz sees a spirit of collaboration toward making television easier to buy along with a “petri dish of opportunity” for marketers. This “interesting construct of a market” with huge geography and “not a lot of people” still has […]

 
 

After IPG Sale, Acxiom’s LiveRamp Is Now ‘Neutral’: CEO Howe

SANTA BARBARA — It takes a pretty seismic change for a company to sell its core, to focus only on a part that it later acquired. But that’s what ad-tech Acxiom – a data warehouse firm that sells consumer profiles to the world’s largest companies, available to advertisers and ad-tech platforms for advanced customer targeting – […]

 
 

TV Is On Top, Digital Saturates Quickly: Ebiquity’s Campbell

TORONTO — It may be the most trackable medium out there, but how effective is digital ad advertising really? If you peek under the hood, maybe not as effective as many advertisers believe, says one executive who runs effectiveness for a global marketing consultancy. “In this video interview with Beet.TV, Ebiquity head of international effectiveness Mike […]

 
 

Netflix & Co. Competing At Both Ends Of Age Spectrum: Ampere’s Bisson

TORONTO — If you thought that the rise of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu et al was all driven by younger, cord-cutting consumers, think again. SVODs are now saturated. And that means they are having to fight for new pockets of unconverted subscribers – older, much younger and everywhere in between. In this video interview […]

 
 

MediaMath’s Reed Imagines AI Powering Always-On Omni-Channel Marketing

COLOGNE — In a post-cookie, multi-device world, marketers who want to reach the right consumer are going to need to do so on which ever screen they may be using. Against new regulatory limits, that brings untold complexity. So, could artificial intelligence help move marketing forward? Ad-tech firm MediaMath thinks so. That is why, a […]

 
 

Retargeting In Russia: OZON.ru Goes Its Own way

COLOGNE — It used to be a country where internet users did not want to pay for things found online. But, by 2022, Russian consumers’ ecommerce spending is set to reach the equivalent of $403.91 a year. One company in prime position to benefit is OZON.ru, the 2o-year-old online retailer that has partnered with ad […]

 
 

Innovid Goes Self-Serve, Fully-Measured With iTV Ads

SANTA BARBARA, CA — From super personalization to in-ad ecommerce opportunities, connected and interactive TV platforms offer so many possibilities to target, reach and engage specific viewers in new ways. But building ads like this has traditionally been hard. With so many fragments to assemble and new skills to learn, it’s no wonder that so […]

 
 

How A TV App Is Rebooting CPG’s Consumer Relationship

COLOGNE — Way back when everyone was busy turning panic about smartphones distracting TV viewers in to a “second screen” opportunity, I revealed a new app that got me excited. “I have seen the future of TV and it is called ‘Zeebox’,” I wrote, breaking news of the new mobile app which helped TV viewers […]

 
 

Xandr’s Mike Welch: National Premium Video Marketplace Will Aggregate ‘Significant Amounts Of Supply’

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Xandr’s partnership with Altice and Frontier to aggregate and sell their national addressable television inventory are just the first steps in Xandr’s pursuit of a national marketplace for premium, video-centric advertising on both the buy-side and sell-side. Within the next 12 months, Xandr envisions having “aggregated significant amounts of supply. We will […]

 
 

Zenith’s Bonori On How Machine Learning Helps Drive Real-Time Marketing

COLOGNE – Clients want their agencies to be as far upstream as possible in the planning process and are taking a more holistic approach to performance goals, says Vittorio Bonori, Global Brand President of Zenith, which is “obsessed” with performance. “Because for the first time commerce and communication are converging, we can really track performance […]

 
 

Matt Prohaska Traces The Arc Of Criteo’s Success Path

COLOGNE – Criteo is a company that has “run wild and done very, very well making efficiency out of inefficiency,” observes Matt Prohaska, the former BBDO executive who now runs Prohaska Consulting. So it’s not a question of whether Criteo succeeds going forward but how, he says in this interview with Beet.TV at the annual […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gleason On The Vision Of Xandr: ‘Now Comes The Heavy Lifting’

SANTA BARBARA, CA – With Xandr, there’s no questioning the vision of AT&T as it harnesses its growing data, content and communications assets. It’s all about the execution. “And now comes the heavy lifting,” says Brian Gleason, CEO, Performance Media Group, GroupM. “From a vision, I think they’re spot-on.” In this interview with Beet.TV at […]

 
 

Altice, Xandr Will Collaborate On Addressable Ads, Haddad explains

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The new partnership between Altice USA and AT&T’s newly birthed Xandr represents the first realistic consolidation of national addressable television inventory, according to the head of Altice’s a4 advanced TV advertising business. “There has been a lot of talk over the past few years and many companies, partners and vendors have […]

 
 

AT&T’s Xandr Presents ‘Credible’ Competition For Digital Giants: IAB’s Rothenberg

SANTA BARBARA, CA – When IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg contemplates the rebirth of AT&T’s advertising and media operations in the form of Xandr, he sees a looming competitor to the most powerful digital giants. “There’s no question that lots of folks in the marketing and media world would like more alternatives to Google and Facebook, […]

 
 

AT&T Chairman Randall Stevenson Gives Full-Throated Support for a Free Press at Xandr Conference, CNN’s Brian Stelter On Why it Matters

SANTA BARBARA, CA –  In a news environment characterized by “information overload,” journalists need to slow things down a bit and in so doing help people become smarter, says CNN’s Senior Media Correspondent, Brian Stelter. “It’s almost as if we need like, a little bit of a slow news movement because everything’s happening so fast […]

 
 

With Unified Tech Stack, Oath Sees Optimism In Programmatic: EMEA Chief Halstead

COLOGNE—Unification remains a key driving force at Verizon’s Oath, which recently unified its adtech stack under the name Oath Ad Platforms. “I’m really optimistic about the opportunity going forward,” says Simon Halstead, Head of Open Demand, EMEA. He’s not alone, according to IAB Europe research about attitudes to programmatic advertising, Halstead explains in this interview […]

 
 

Adjust: A ‘Fluid Data System’ Built On App Ad Campaign Activity

COLOGNE – As mobile marketing KPI’s have evolved over the last several years, advertisers are getting “way more transparency than they ever had,” says Adjust CEO & Co-Founder Christian Henschel. Adjust’s SDK resides within its customers’ apps and “we transfer the data to our platform and then help our customers to understand what kind of […]