4C’s Neuhauser On The Evolution Of Ad-Tech Fees

Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of talk about an end to the historic ad pricing model in which intermediaries took a share of inventory traded. Instead, the idea went, ad-tech platforms would need to charge a simple flat monthly fee. We may be far from a full industry conversion […]

 
 

Publishers In Balancing Act To Reduce Ad Load, Justify Pricing: Essence’s Gerber

Consumers may be driving the expansion of television viewing options, but publishers still face a balancing act between reducing ad loads and meeting financial goals. Ad buyers, meanwhile, are going to want to see demonstrable results for their investments in return for increased prices due to inventory reductions. “I think it’s a really complicated challenge […]

 
 

‘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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

NBCUniversal Will Trim Original Primetime Programming Ad Clutter By 20% This Fall

Declaring that “less is more” when it comes to the television viewing experience, NBCUniversal says it’s cutting advertising clutter by 20% in original, primetime programming and 10% across the portfolio starting this fall. In addition, the media giant is launching a new, 60-second, contextually programmed PRIME POD in the first or last break of a […]

 
 

Horizon Taps 4C Insights For Better TV Targeting, Gupta Says

LAS VEGAS — Brands which use the media agency Horizon to buy ads on connected TVs are about to get smarter placements, following a partnership with 4C Insights. As AdExchanger reported, on top of its Pivot advanced TV platform, Horizon is building a custom planning tool to marry behavioral, attitudinal and purchase data with viewership data. […]

 
 

Beet Retreat Miami Panel Probes Advanced-TV Roadblocks: Furious Corp., 4C Insights, Oracle Data Cloud And Finecast

MIAMI – If you could change just one thing tomorrow that could speed up the advanced-television business, what would that be? Maybe nothing that would have an immediate impact on the way things were done—inertia being what it is—but it’s good to ponder the question anyway. This was the approach taken by Ashley J. Swartz, […]

 
 

What TV Can Learn From Digital In Audience Targeting: 4C Insights’ Anupam Gupta

MIAMI – Sometimes you need to learn from new media channels in order to better understand and use the ones that are much older. Social media and television is a case in point. Media technology provider 4C Insights cut its teeth on digital platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others. As it shifts into the […]

 
 

Inscape’s Jodie McAfee: Automatic Content Recognition Yields Household-Level Data At Scale

If you think the closer you are to a television screen the better the picture is, the same principle applies to the automatic content recognition (ACR) approach taken by Inscape. Formerly known as Cognitive Media Networks before its acquisition by consumer electronics provider Vizio, Inscape is closer to the TV picture than a set-top box. […]

 
 

Charting The Future of TV Advertising With Vertere Group’s Tim Hanlon

As Tim Hanlon surveys the advanced television landscape, he sees “a quickening in the pace” of all things actionable. “Literally just six to 12 months ago, you couldn’t have an intelligent conversation about how television and data truly work together,” says the Founder & CEO of The Vertere Group. Things like attribution from set-top box […]

 
 

OpenAP Audience Buying Consortium ‘A Tipping Point’: comScore’s Cathy Hetzel

Matching data sets for video advertising audience targeting is nothing new to comScore, particularly with Rentrak under its wing. Now with “100 percent market share” of all U.S. video-on-demand transactions, the company is encouraged by what partnerships like the nascent OpenAP consortium represent. Earlier this year, after Fox, Turner and Viacom announced the formation of […]

 
 

Advanced TV Targeting Can Produce ‘Value Differential’ For Advertisers: GroupM’s Lyle Schwartz

Media companies working together on advanced television audience targeting is “a nice first step.” What needs to happen faster is measurement of content on different devices—not of the devices themselves, says Lyle Schwartz. The President of Investment for GroupM North America acknowledges that advertisers know more about TV households than ever before. “The plethora of […]

 
 

4C Insights’ Anupam Gupta: ‘What We’re Trying To Get To Is Cross Channels’

The fall of 2017 has been a big season of integrations for data science and media technology provider 4C Insights. First came its link to Mediaocean on the buy-side and shortly thereafter NBCUniversal on the sell-side. With NBCU making its television inventory available via application programming interfaces, “it was pretty natural for us to come […]

 
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