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USC’s Jeff Cole Evaluates Streaming Services, Trend Toward Movie Ticket Subscriptions

PHOENIX – A self-described “historian of Hollywood,” the Director of the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg School believes services like MoviePass are nudging the U.S. movie industry toward a subscription model for ticket sales. “I was fascinated by MoviePass,” says Jeff Cole in this interview with Beet.TV at the IAB Annual Leadership […]

 
 

Legacy TV Sales Systems Need Immediate ‘Progress,’ Not Disruption: Furious Corp.’s White

Replacing legacy systems that were built to power linear television advertising sales isn’t the answer to cope with today’s increasingly complicated selling landscape. It’s complementing those systems with an enterprise offering that frees up manpower, according to Furious Corp. Chief Product Officer JT White. “The biggest thing that I hear from sellers right now is […]

 
 

Transparency, Speed Driving CTV And OTT Growth: Telaria’s Lowy

PHOENIX – The two main attributes of connected television and OTT for advertisers are transparency and speed, says Adam Lowy, who’s witnessed the growth of convergence on the publisher side and now at software platform Telaria. Lowy joined Telaria in the fall of 2018 from Dish and its Sling TV service, where he had been […]

 
 

How GroupM Counsels News-Averse Brands: Schiekofer

Do advertisers have a moral duty to continue spending in news organizations? And what kind of effectiveness can they find there? Over the last year, concern has grown that some brands are opting out of a news environment where the level of political discourse has turned negative. Some media agency executives told Digiday they had blocked hundreds […]

 
 

Mapping Identity is the “Holy Grail” in the Advanced Television Universe — Coming into Focus on March 5 at Beet Forum

The need for industry collaboration is a consistent theme when advanced television is discussed. Nowhere is this more salient than in the quest to determine the identity of individual viewers and design unduplicated reach curves for advertising. Because while unduplicated reach has been attainable in digital media, “when we start to include television or traditional […]

 
 

Sleep Number Is First To Use BrightLine’s New Single-Click Ad Format On Hulu

Sleep Number is the first marketer to use BrightLine’s new single-click-contact advertising offering on Hulu for viewers who want to receive product information via email. “It’s exciting because it’s in line with the way that direct-to-consumer brands operate in the marketplace,” says BrightLine Founder & CEO Jacqueline Corbelli. The new solution is a “seamless overlay” […]

 
 

SVOD Growth is Driving Brands To News Sites: UM Worldwide’s Content Chief Gaul

The growth in subscription, ad-free media services like Netflix is forcing brands to look at alternative messaging formats in a land where, once, they enjoyed ad space between content. News has become an increasingly attractive environment. That is according to one agency content chief who helps the brands find the best way to meet their […]

 
 

In Video Excitement, Don’t Forget Mobile: Beeswax’s Paparo

PHOENIX — The ad world is ablaze with people keen to deliver ads in video formats. But, whilst the push toward connected TV is exciting, some advertisers may be leaving attention on the table. That’s according to one demand-side platform CEO. “On the buy side, there’s a lot of excitement around connected TV, the idea […]

 
 

Shared Approach Needed For Addressable: NCC Media’s Ivins

PHOENIX — If you want to know the part that data is going to play in the future of cable TV ad sales, ask the chief data officer at the consortium owned by Comcast, Spectrum and Cox. NCC Media’s Bob Ivins says the industry is “at the beginning stages” of so-called household-level “addressable TV”, the […]

 
 

Agency Growth Lays Ahead: Wieser Goes In-House At GroupM

PHOENIX — What changes when “the most-quoted in advertising” goes in-house? Not much, says Brian Wieser. In seven years a Pivotal Research, a Wall Street equity analyst firm, Wieser carved out a reputation – as senior research analyst – for sharp insight in to the worlds of media and advertising. Now he has been hired […]

 
 

NewFronts Will Turn Up Volume On Podcasts: IAB’s Bager

PHOENIX — Could podcasts finally be about to get their payday? So often trailed as “the next big thing” in media and marketing, the format remains challenged by measurement issues, but is growing in popularity and in corporate interest, according to Edison Research and Spotify’s recent acquisitions of Gimlet Media and Anchor. A leader of […]

 
 

Washington Post Rides Amazon’s AWS Elemental To Serve Broadcast: Prakash

PHOENIX — Since it started seven years ago, The Washington Post’s in-house, self-built software line-up has grown in size and in customer base. Now it is being used by a whole new industry – broadcast. Products under the Post’s “Arc Publishing” studio include many more than when Beet.TV last wrote about Arc two years ago: […]

 
 

Hulu Embraces Automation, Carefully: Fleming

PHOENIX — Advertisers want choice, control and freedom to buy using automated technology platforms – but that doesn’t mean Hulu is going to let just anyone purchase its ad space. The online TV provider last month announced it made $1.5 billion in ad revenue last year, a rise of 45%, increasing it advertiser base by 50%. In […]

 
 

Three Steps To NBC’s ‘Single Decision Brain’: FreeWheel’s Rooke

When Digiday reported recently how Comcast-owned NBCUniversal was beginning to use FreeWheel, its ad-tech software stablemate, to schedule linear TV ads, it set industry tongues wagging. That sort of integration requires extensive infrastructure development. But bigger things are coming, says James Rooke, FreeWheel GM, publishers, who explains the workings in this video interview with Beet.TV. […]

 
 

InMobi’s Sprint Deal By The Numbers: Frisbie

PHOENIX — InMobi’s deal to acquire Sprint’s Pinsight advertising unit may have closed last Q4 – but that doesn’t mean InMobi’s data on mobile subscribers is getting stale. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Anne Frisbie, InMobi SVP programmatic, says InMobi continues to enjoy live data on telco consumers. “It’s current,” she says. “It’s updated […]

 
 

Turner’s Rockwood: Better Cross-Screen Measurement Means Easier Transactions

Given the complexity of the premium video marketplace, “It’s just been messy to do business,” says Turner’s Beth Rockwood. But that doesn’t mean complexity is necessarily a bad thing. For nearly 10 years the industry has been aware of the challenge of “needing to do something different and better,” Rockwood explains in this interview with […]

 
 

ARF Research Will Develop Cross-Platform Measurement, Attribution Standards: CRO Donato

The ARF is devoting 2019 to working with its members on empirical research that can help to shape industry standards for cross-platform audience measurement and advertising attribution. Until then, tension will exist among the buy- and sell-side, along with the plethora of companies offering measurement and attribution solutions. The latter was evident at the recent […]

 
 

News Business Needs Both Advertisers & Subscribers: NYT’s Howard

Five years ago, in an excoriating and self-flagellating internal report, The New York Times gazed hard at its navel – didn’t like what it saw. “We are not moving with enough urgency,” said The New York Times’ leaked Innovation Report. “Our journalism advantage is shrinking as more of these upstarts expand their newsrooms. Many (of our […]

 
 

FreeWheel’s Marcus On The Impact Of Creative In Cross-Screen Campaigns

One aspect of cross-screen video advertising attribution that will need to catch up with others is being able to determine the impact of different creative iterations. Some research suggests creative can account for as much as 70% of overall campaign performance, according to FreeWheel’s Claudio Marcus. Much of the in-depth studies that FreeWheel has done […]

 
 

OTT Publishers Want Control & Independence: Telaria’s Zagorski

In a world where advertising partners play for both teams, you never really know who is on your side. So says one executive whose company felt so strongly about that issue, it split in two. Telaria spun off its division serving ad buyers back in September 2017 to focus only on providing a programmatic advertising […]