The Evolution Of Digital Identity: 4INFO’s Tangredi

CANNES — Over the last year, one new set of technology has risen in ad-tech buzzphrase prominence – the “identity graph’. But, what is an identity graph and why does it matter? Simply, an identity graph is the collection of data points from disparate devices that, when pieced together, add up to indicate a single […]

 
 

FreeWheel’s Marcus: How Smart TV’s Complement Cable Box Viewing Data

When you co-mingle television-viewing data from set-top cable boxes with data from smart TV’s, you get closer to tracking fragmented consumption. But what complicates measurement of IP-delivered video content is an understanding of what IP-connected devices are actually associated with people in a given household. That’s a person-level frontier that FreeWheel plans to tackle, according […]

 
 

EY’s Balis Reflects On Unification Versus Competition, Changing TV Landscape

In the general quest for more advanced advertising resources, the overarching conversation is about “unification and interoperability” across the industry. Underneath is the day-to-day reality of competition among a variety of players with different business models. “I think we’ve got a lot of bets in motion right now,” says Janet Balis, Global Advisory Leader, Media […]

 
 

true[X] Extending Uplift Measurement To CTV, Publishing Partners: CEO Midha

Engagement-ad format pioneer true[X] continues to focus on brand lift as “the leading indicator of conversion” as it expands into connected TV and offers its measurement technology to publishing partners. “Today we’re actually able to measure brand lift in near real time across the true[X] network on CTV, desktop, mobile for every campaign that we […]

 
 

Telaria’s Zagorski On The Potential For App-Based OTT Providers

Telaria CEO Mark Zagorski sees “a ton of growth” for app-based companies providing over-the-top television services. Their potential comes as OTT and connected-TV have gone from discovery to the make-it-better stage. “If you think about advertiser demands, they increasingly are becoming focused on addressable,” Zagorski says in this interview with Beet.TV at the recent LUMA […]

 
 

iSpot.tv’s Muller: Advertisers Leading The Way On TV Attribution

Led by direct-to-consumer brands, marketers are ahead of the curve when it comes to attribution of television advertising spending. “The advertisers have actually been doing attribution for much longer than the media companies and the agencies,” says Sean Muller, Founder & CEO of iSpot.tv. “So we see the advertisers as actually driving the marketplace forward […]

 
 

Industry On Track For Fully Deterministic Data Future: Matt Prohaska

Consultant Matt Prohaska believes the advertising industry is on track to benefit from consumers having full transparency over their data and fully opting in across all media channels. But he doesn’t think it will happen for another five years or so. One of Prohaska Consulting’s top services this year is helping buyers, sellers and technology […]

 
 

Cadent’s Troiano Sees Big Growth In Addressable Television

Addressable television advertising has been mostly “a conduit or corollary to what happens in digital” in terms of being able to bring attribution and accountability to television, according to Cadent’s Nick Troiano. But things are changing on both the demand and supply side. The CEO of the advanced-TV platform cites pay-TV operators like Comcast, AT&T/Xandr […]

 
 

Tru Optik’s Swanston: Determine Household Makeup, Not Just Individual Identity

Amid growing concerns about tougher data privacy restrictions, give people the opportunity to opt out and they might just give you more information about themselves, according to Tru Optik’s Andre Swanston. “We knew very early on that privacy compliance was going to be something critical for the future of our entire business,” the CEO and […]

 
 

More National Brands Executing TV Locally: Premion’s Wilson

While discussions about consumer identity graphs “are continuing to emerge,” TEGNA’s Premion has been working on two of them. One is in conjunction with 4INFO and the other, for connected-TV devices, is with MadHive, according to Premion President Jim Wilson. 4INFO has long made custom identity graphs for Premion to identify certain audiences, Wilson explains […]

 
 

Comcast Advertising’s Greenwald On The Power Of TV And Local Targeting

At the recent LUMA Partners Digital Media East conference, Beet.TV caught up with Kevin Greenwald, Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives at Comcast Advertising. He talked about what Comcast Advertising is excited about as a champion/partner to Comcast Spotlight, FreeWheel and NCC Media in the rapidly changing TV space. He sees tremendous opportunity in the power […]

 
 

Pixability’s George: From Walled Gardens To Connected TV

If anyone understands what it’s like to work inside one of the walled gardens, it’s David George, who left Facebook as Head of Mobile Publisher Solutions just over a year ago. Now as the CEO of Pixability, he’s helping to expand the company’s data and machine learning platform from social media giants like Facebook and […]

 
 

OTT, Connected TV ‘A Huge Rollout’ For Simpli.fi: CEO Prioleau

Within the past year, Simpli.fi has moved into household-level advertising targeting and brought its digital advertising targeting strategies to OTT and connected TV, says CEO Frost Prioleau. OTT and connected TV “has been a huge rollout for us where we rolled out all our digital advertising targeting strategies, including behavioral targeting and demographic targeting,” Prioleau explains […]

 
 

Mapping The Identity And Privacy Challenges With 4INFO’s Jenkins

Mapping consumer identities for the purposes of advertising targeting and attribution isn’t getting any easier in the face of rising privacy standards and consumer expectations. That’s in addition to the challenges TV programmers face in trying to stitch together their various viewing platforms, says 4INFO CEO Tim Jenkins. Finding a common ID across platforms for […]

 
 

More Data Isn’t Needed: 4INFO’s Tangredi On Inscape Tie-Up

Data may be the new oil – but, sometimes, you can just wring more miles out of the same oil. That is the view of one ad-tech exec who says the emerging imperative is not to get more audience data but, rather to tie together existing available pieces in a better way. “I think more data […]

 
 

Cross-Screen Identity Rests On Cooperation, Not Technology: Comscore, NCC Media, Nielsen

A big conundrum in cross-screen audience targeting is the need for cooperation across a multitude of potential partners even as the number of partners continues to multiply. And technology itself isn’t the white knight it was once thought of, judging from a panel discussion at the recent Beet.TV leadership forum. The panel titled Making Identity […]

 
 

Marketers Should Not Expect One Central Identity Graph: Comscore, NCC Media, Nielsen

Marketers that are seeking to better understand consumers’ identities need to start by earning consumer trust and then build platforms that are “privacy by design” were two main takeaways from a panel at the recent Beet.TV leadership forum. It seems likely there won’t be one central identity graph for each person judging from comments by […]

 
 

4INFO, TiVo Explain TV’s Growing Contribution To Discerning Consumer Identity

Every new breakthrough in understanding television viewer identities creates more complexity for buyers. A case in point is being able to use set-top box data to show how linear TV viewing impacts other media and advertisers’ business outcomes, as underscored by a panel discussion at the recent Beet.TV leadership forum titled Identity in Focus: Understanding […]

 
 

AT&T Data Helps Fuel Turner’s Quest For Guaranteed Campaign Outcomes: SVP Aversano

AT&T’s more than 170 million consumer relationships—north of 140 million of them in the mobile space—generate a ton of data. For Turner, the data from those relationships will be the basis for optimizing and guaranteeing campaigns based on business outcomes. Such guaranteed optimization could emerge by late this year or early 2020, Turner’s Dan Aversano […]

 
 

Matt Prohaska Maps The Rise Of Consumer Identity Tracking

Consultant Matt Prohaska has been into digital media from its cookie roots to the modern day quest to track consumer identities across platforms. A frequent Beet.TV contributor, Prohaska also was a key participant in the recent leadership forum titled Identity in Focus: Understanding the Cross-Screen Consumer in a Fragmented World. In this event recap, Prohaska, […]

 
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