BoA Wants Facebook Transparency After Video Metrics Revelations

Bank Of America has joined the ranks of big-brand advertisers calling for Facebook’s advertising boasts to be more transparent, after the social network admitted inflating video metrics for two years. Last month, Facebook conceded it had erred in the way it calculates average video view duration, leading advertisers to believe in numbers that were actually overstated. “The error […]

Facing ‘Consumption Fragmentation,’ TV And Video Providers Embrace Converged Data Solutions: Videology’s Ferber

Advertisers and agencies were the first to embrace data to plan and measure the results of television and video advertising campaigns. But with MVPD’s and content publishers experiencing “consumption fragmentation” across devices other than television screens, media companies are now getting on board. “That’s where the business is heading,” says Scott Ferber, Chairman and CEO […]

Bank Of America Seeks More Scale, Granularity From Addressable TV

Having successfully tested addressable television advertising for its MerrillEdge investment platform, like other marketers Bank of America longs for greater scale and more variability in being able to serve the most appropriate creative messaging. One challenge for BOA—which offers nine core products—is that the current footprint of addressable TV households is small. MerrillEdge is one example. “We were […]

Creatives Left Behind On Addressable Sequencing, Industry Panel Says

FORT LAUDERDALE — The potential to target individual TV viewers using one of an array of pre-prepared custom ads will fundamentally change the way the business works – but the people who make those ads are going to have to catch up first, a panel discussion heard. Asked if the current wave of new advertising technology […]

One-to-One Data Will Change the Television Business, WPP’s Irwin Gotlieb

The availability of one-on-one data for marketers, driven by the recent comScore/Rentrak merger, will fundamentally transform advertising decisioning and  insight into consumer behavior, says Irwin Gotlieb, Chairman of GroupM, the media agency unit of WPP. He shares his views on advanced TV and data with Maria Mandel Dunsche, VP, head of marketing for AT&T Adworks. This […]

To Side-Step Ad Blocking, Get Out Of Advertising, Brand Execs

If you believe some of the recent analysis and forecasts for the effect of ad blocking on the business, you would be forgiven for pulling over the duvet and going back to bed. But how are some of the biggest brands reading the apparent threat? With a mixture of trepidation and confidence, according to a recent […]

Beet Retreat ’15: Agenda

Session Location:  All sessions are in Studio 234, one meeting space, on the second floor.  There is no registration check in, just join us.  Individual tapings will happen, also on the second floor, in Studio 5 and the Gallery. Wednesday, November 11 4:00 – 6:00pm Keynotes: A Series of 20-Minute Conversations Jason Brown, VP, Advertising […]

How Transparent Does Ad Tech Really Need To Be, AMNET’s Karandikar Wonders

CANNES — During a panel discussion at Cannes Lions, disagreement broke out over how much ad buyers should know about the so-called “transparency” in ad network and programmatic practices. “If the agency and the client can have a very clean discussion about what is the value of the offer and what is the fee they charge, […]

Pitchapalooza: Media Change is Driving Agency Reviews

CANNES — What is the sound of $25 billion changing hands? It’s enough to prompt a sharp in-take of breath from ad agency execs. That is the amount at stake after many of the world’s biggest brands recently began reviewing their long-held agency relations. Why are the brands putting agencies on notice? Because times are a-changin’, say industry […]

Beet Retreat ’15: “The Transformation of Television,” an Executive Retreat presented by

November 11-13, 2015 The W Fort Lauderdale with   Keynote Speaker: Irwin Gotlieb, Global Chairman, GroupM Jason Brown, VP, Advertising Sales, AT&T AdWorks Kristin Dolan, COO, Cablevision Systems Scott Ferber, CEO, Videology Lou Paskalis, SVP, Media, Bank of America Tracey Scheppach, EVP, Precision Video, Starcom MediaVest Group Eric Solomon, SVP, Precision & Planning, Nielsen Featured Speakers: […]