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 […]

 
 

4C, Mediaocean Integration Aligns Social & TV Ad Buying

They have traditionally been regarded as distinct channels for advertiser strategy, but the worlds of social media and TV are now coming closer together. 4C Insights, whose product suite already let advertisers buy ads on social media in sync with TV play-outs, has partnered with Mediaocean, the software platform for media buyers, to enable the […]

 
 

4C’s Goldman Sees Ad Opportunity Become Reality

LAS VEGAS — The tectonic plates of the ad-tech ecosystem have shifted in to alignment, allowing now advertisers to do many of the newfangled techniques that have been talked about for years. That’s according to one media-tech exec whose company just passed some milestones of its own. 4C Insights ingests social media platform data and TV ad data […]

 
 

4C Insights Knows Who’s Being Social, Who’s Skipping Commercials

LONDON – Marketers have just begun to scratch the surface of mining the biggest behavioral data set ever amassed: social media. “There’s just so much there,” says Josh Dreller, VP of Product Marketing at multiscreen analytics and activation provider 4C Insights. With more than 1.5 billion social media users in database mapped to 250,000 interest […]

 
 

Targeting & Creative ‘Go Hand In Hand,’ Says 4C Insights’ Gupta

MIAMI – While at Mixpo, Anupam Gupta played in the creative management layer space. However, the last five to seven years in advertising “have been all about targeting,” says the Chief Product Officer for 4C Insights. “But that doesn’t mean that we won’t come back to creative.” During a panel discussion at the recent Beet.tv […]

 
 

‘Affinity Targeting’ Shows Marketers Unexpected Correlations, 4C’s Gupta Says

MIAMI — What do Santa Claus and a stick of gum teach marketers about the future of advertising? Turns out, plenty, according to one ad-tech firm helping advertisers leverage social data to target TV and other commercials. 4C Insights’ Anupam Gupta calls it “affinity targeting”, and he says the new technique could be powerful. “So, if you think […]

 
 

Viacom’s Zilberbrand On The Nuances Of ‘Programmatic’ Broadcast Television

The television industry has made great strides trading on alternatives to selling advertisers exposure against demographic targets. But true, biddable “programmatic” broadcast inventory remains a longer-term goal . This is how Viacom’s Julian Zilberbrand sums up the semantics surrounding the current state of programmatic television. In an interview with Beet.TV, the company’s EVP of Audience Science […]

 
 

AT&T AdWorks More Than Doubles Addressable TV Clients Post DIRECTV Deal

Fifteen months after AT&T acquired DIRECTV to become the largest pay-television provider, AT&T’s transformation from a telecom company to an entertainment company is bearing fruit in the addressable advertising space. “Addressable advertising is pinnacle to our advertising offering and certainly core to our growth,” says Maria Mandel Dunsche, VP and Head of Marketing for AT&T […]

 
 

Next Wave Of Advanced TV: Cross-Company Standardized Targets, Says Viacom’s Rush

Viacom’s Colleen Fahey Rush longs for the day when target definitions that fuel the proprietary advanced television solutions built by individual media companies can be standardized. However, “I think it’s going to take a little longer than 12 months for what comes next,” Rush says in an interview with Beet.TV. The company’s EVP and Chief […]

 
 

Mediavest | Spark Sees Addressable Outpacing Programmatic, OTT Television

Within the triad that is advanced or precision television advertising, household addressable has clearly moved ahead of programmatic and over-the-top in terms of marketer adoption for clients of Mediavest | Spark. “Addressable is now regular course of business for a number of our clients,” says Jonathan Bokor, SVP, Director of Advanced Media for the Publicis […]

 
 

Advanced TV Offers Better Targeting, More Consumer Choices: IBM iX’s Rangaiah

How does “advanced” television in all of its forms—OTT, VOD, online—come to resemble good old-fashioned network TV? When its ad inventory and viewers are concentrated among a few big players. To be sure, the advantages of advanced TV include the ability to use data for better audience targeting and results measurement, Babs Rangaiah, Partner for […]