Addressable TV Hitting Scale: 605’s Horner

Some of the best dishes take a long time to cook. And that has certainly been the case with advanced TV ad targeting, the new practice of laser-guiding ad creative for just the right viewer of a connected TV device. In this video interview with Beet.TV, the woman who runs product at a leading TV […]

 

AI To Predict Ad Success From The Storyboard: 605’s Shirole

For all the hype, machine learning is little more than a way a computer takes a set of existing data and looks for the patterns, in order to make a call as to the likely future outcomes based on new input. That means the technology of the future will depend heavily on the outcomes of […]

 

How ‘Deterministic TV’ Will Drive Ad Outcomes: 605’s Levine

If you are in the ad targeting game, it helps to know who your viewers or readers are. Traditionally, TV has suffered from inadequate knowledge about those viewers. The industry has come to call this “probabilistic” targeting. But its flip side, “deterministic” targeting, promises to give advertisers more accuracy by using real viewer data to […]

 

Discovery Takes On 605 For Scaled-Up TV Ad Attribution: Tatta

The TV ad measurement company formed by two ex Cablevision executives is being enlisted by Discovery Inc. to provide advertisers with outcome attribution for TV ads seen by 40 million households. Discovery, whose portfolio includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network and TLC, will work with 605, which provides aggregate set-top box and automatic content recognition […]

 

Fox’s Levine Joins 605, Sees A ‘Multi-Currency’ Future

As Noah Levine joins 605 from Fox, he sees in the television data analytics firm the capabilities of helping clients navigate a “multi-currency future.” He joined 605 two weeks ago as Chief Revenue Officer “because I believe the TV industry is entering a new period of change,” Levine says in this interview with Beet.TV. “The […]

 

605 Doubles National TV Audience Footprint With Inscape Licensing Deal

Television measurement and analytics provider 605 is doubling its national footprint in a licensing deal with Inscape that augments and compliments MVPD data with smart-TV viewing insights. “The bigger the better in terms of data,” says 605 President & Co-Founder Ben Tatta. With the addition of Inscape data, 605 can measure more than 20 million […]

 

Dentsu’s Doug Ray and GroupM’s Lyle Schwartz Explore the Emerging TV Ad Landscape with Rob Norman at the Beet Retreat

Put Rob Norman, Doug Ray and Lyle Schwartz on the same stage and you’re going to get some entertaining and sobering dialogue about the future of television in all of its varied permutations. So it was at the recent Beet Retreat in the City as the veteran trio talked about the promise of addressable TV […]

 

How The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Puerto Rico Helps Youths Rise Above Poverty

For most people, it’s easy to forget that before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last fall, the territory’s economy was already a disaster. But not Olga Ramos, who took over as President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico just two months prior. With a successful 13-year career at Walmart and having spent […]

 

Beet Retreat In The City: TiVo’s Horstman Distills Roles Of Advanced TV Players

There’s so much enthusiasm expressed for the convergence of digital media and traditional television, it’s easy to wonder why targeting and measurement aren’t light years ahead. But given individual business demands, “everybody’s trying to get an edge,” says TiVo’s Walt Horstman. Meanwhile, because linear television hasn’t given up the Upfront negotiating mainstay, it’s still going […]

 

Beet Retreat Panel Pinpoints Changes Needed To Advance Targeted TV

Widespread change requires “a lot of experimentation for people to change dramatically,” and that process has just begun in the quest for more advanced television targeting, according to LiveRamp’s Allison Metcalfe. Then there is complexity, which can inhibit change when not all entities are committed to changing at the same pace, notes Mike Rosen of […]

 

How 605 Is Helping Brands Measure Effects: Dolan explains

When some brands advertise, they place their money on a particular channel, believing it to be useful for a particular kind of goal – brand-building, or sales-generating. But Kristin Dolan would like advertisers to get out of that siloed mindset. The former Cablevision exec, who jointly set up 605 to bring better ad insight to […]

 

OMD’s Geraci And Winkler Discuss The 2018 TV Upfront, Reduced Ad Loads

The 2018 television Upfront “is a marketplace with more moving parts than ever,” says media agency veteran Chris Geraci. Still, the age-old dynamics between supply and demand for linear TV advertising inventory endure. Overall, this year’s Upfront is “not all that different from a marketplace that’s reflective of a relatively healthy economic backdrop,” Geraci, who […]

 

Addressable TV Framework Can Add Value To Network Inventory: Charter’s Kline

Ben Tatta recalls the early days of addressable television experiments at Cablevision as “really just 100,000 households in Brooklyn” New York. Now there’s more than 35 million homes nationwide capable of receiving addressable ads, but David Kline, who gave Tatta his start at Cablevision, says it’s not enough. “National advertisers don’t want 40 million. It’s […]

 

One Year In, For Oath The Future of Television Is Addressable

The melding and pruning of assets within AOL and Yahoo under Oath started a year ago this month. A key indicator of Oath’s priorities arose in March when it shut down ONE TV, the self-serve platform for programmatic linear television, to go all in on addressable TV. “The future of how TV is being delivered […]

 

New Furious Corp. President Schaffer On Reengineering The Television Industry

Cloud-based media inventory yield management specialist Furious Corp.’s new president, Neil Schaffer, has helped execute business process reengineering to industries as varied as paper and optical products. When he views the television industry, he sees more “reacting more than pro-acting” in the face of platform proliferation. With more than a decade in the media industry, […]

 

Data-Driven Targeting Promise Becomes Application: 4C Insights’ Gupta

After years of talk and wishful thinking about data-driven audience targeting, “I think we’re getting down to the nuts and bolts,” says Anupam Gupta, Chief Product Officer at 4C Insights, the data science and marketing technology company. “A lot of the conversations now are not such much about the promise of all the stuff we […]

 

TV Upfront ‘Still A Good Long-Term Bet’ For Advertisers: OMD’s Geraci

Even as digital and traditional media compete for advertising dollars, some traditions remain resilient. A good example is the ongoing Upfront negotiating season, which began in the last quarter of 2017, during which media buyers make long-term spending commitments. “Time has proven that making the long-term bet is a good idea for both sides in […]

 

How Data Informs Creative, Changes Lives: TBWA\Chiat\Day’s Reyes

One of the more compelling presentations at last week’s Beet Retreat in the City was given by Nancy Reyes of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York. To show how data can not only inform creative but also actually constitute it, Reyes walked the audience through two campaigns from the Netherlands that sought to comfort lonely people and reduce […]

 

The Next Frontiers For true[X]: Voice Activation, Engagement Ads In Live Events

Video engagement advertising pioneer true[X] is looking to leverage the utility of voice-activated assistants and the power of live programming as it rolls out the next generation of attention-based video capabilities. “Engagement advertising is just the beginning,” says Pooja Midha, who recently joined true[X] as President. At last week’s Beet Retreat in the City, Midha—whose […]

 

Set-Top Box Data ‘Must Move At The Speed Of Digital’: TiVo’s Horstman

When TiVo and Rovi merged in the fall of 2016, one priority was to pool all of the set-top box viewing data from TiVo’s own hardware and combine it with data from cable and satellite operators. But the combined data were useful only to the extent that software could extract insights. “So when we first […]

 
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