Advancing The TV And Video Ecosystem: A Beet Retreat Miami Panel With Furious Corp., Alphonso, Eyeview, FreeWheel And dataxu

MIAMI – As the advertising industry seeks to unify premium video and traditional television, there is a need for speed and there are speed bumps. Given these dynamics, it’s fair to ask whether consolidation on the adtech side will drive the most change or will it be the increasing demands of advertisers for greater outcomes […]

 

Consumer Ad Attention Key To Digital/TV Convergence: Consultant Joan Fitzgerald

MIAMI – Yes, digital media and traditional TV are converging, but there’s much yet to be learned about improving the advertising viewing experience across screens. Moving from impression-based metrics to understanding consumer attention will help move things along. Some thinking holds that video is video, regardless of the platform, as sellers are more frequently combining […]

 

FreeWheel’s Neil Smith On The Publisher Benefits Of Unified Ad Decisioning

MIAMI – Viewing of premium video continues to shift from desktop to the big television screen. Underlying the transition are big increases not only in video views and full-episode player content consumption, but also a surge in watching live sports in over-the-top environments. Citing the FreeWheel Video Monetization Report for the second quarter of 2017, […]

 

Brands Want More Accountability, Predictability For Video Campaigns: Eyeview’s Jason Baadsgaard

MIAMI – Brand marketers want more accountability and predictability for their video campaigns, and more creative versioning based on viewer profiles will help deliver it, according to Jason Baadsgaard. The Chief Revenue Officer of Eyeview says the desire for more predictability involves helping marketers figure out how various inputs—among them audience, calibration, media and creative—actually […]

 

Digital Decisioning Will Help Unify Digital And TV Currency: Herve Brunet of FreeWheel

MIAMI – Viewers are way ahead of the television and video ecosystem, which remains siloed in some quarters. But there’s an inevitable shift happening that will culminate in both a unified currency and inventory pool. With over-the-top and set-top box viewing at about 50%, the big TV screen still accounts for four out of five […]

 

From ‘Conversations To Action’ In The Changing TV Industry: Forrester’s Joanna O’Connell

MIAMI – From a perch like that of Joanna O’Connell at Forrester Research, it’s hard not to see the big picture in the roiling television business and what needs to change. Whether it’s the “insane” practice of continually chasing lower CPM’s or the “chicken-and-egg” Netflix business model. Overall, the Principal Analyst believes that things are […]

 

Targeting People And Households From Mobile To Connected-TV: dataxu’s Tore Tellefsen

MIAMI – About six months ago, dataxu unveiled the first self-serve platform for custom, audience-based buying of connected-TV inventory. “I’m always surprised by what our customers are now coming up with,” says Tore Tellefsen, the company’s VP of TV Solutions. dataxu started down the road of expanding its OneView audience management platform some four years […]

 

MediaLink’s Matt Spiegel Tracks The ‘Precision Marketing Journey,’ Choices Facing TV Broadcasters

MIAMI – It’s not just the television industry that’s undergoing massive change as linear slowly cedes to other viewing options. Marketers, meanwhile, must embrace new forms of measurement as table stakes in their efforts to keep pace with that change. For both, the question becomes “How can we enhance the speed of change,” says Matt […]

 

Acxiom’s Craig Berkley On The Value Of A Single Source of Identity Data

MIAMI – When the current-day Acxiom was founded in 1969 as Demographics, “people-based marketing” was basically direct mail. Having acquired LiveRamp in 2014, Acxiom is looking to be the predominate provider of identity graphs across digital and television. LiveRamp has long been active in the digital space, using both personally identifiable and anonymous information from […]

 

CEO Jason Harrison Tracks The Genesis Of Team Arrow Partners, the GroupM Unit For Target

MIAMI – When full-service ad agencies started unbundling their media departments in the 1990’s, the media landscape was a whole lot simpler—as in no digital. This is reflective of why when GroupM unveiled Team Arrow Partners for its client Target about 18 months ago, the announcement declared “Analytics and creativity are no longer opposing forces” […]

 

Tru Optik’s Andre Swanston On OptOut.TV For Viewer Data Freedom

MIAMI – Investor decks for martech ventures are typically rosy if not a bit over-the-top in their marketplace prognostications. Then there is the one that Tru Optik put together in 2014 as it tried to project the scale and growth for consumer uptake of OTT and connected-TV by 2018. “For every single one we actually […]

 

Catalogers Prime Targets For Addressable Linear, OTT TV: Matter More Media’s Tracey Scheppach

MIAMI – The year 2018 and, in particular, the Upfront television market will see a “tipping point” in achieving greater audience targeting precision. This should resonate well with direct-mail catalogers who should be looking beyond the mailbox to the set-top box. Thus says Tracey Scheppach, the former Publicis executive who spent upward of 15 years […]

 

Sorenson Media’s Shears On Linear Addressable: ‘We’re Essentially Creating An Ecosystem’

MIAMI – Although best known for its video encoding software, Sorenson Media wants the television ecosystem to think holistically by using smart-TV data to inform every second of the viewing experience. Two of the company’s newest products are a measurement solution for local broadcasters and addressability for linear TV, according to VP of Advertising James […]

 

Brands Need Core Competencies To Own And Effectively Mine Their Data: Cross MediaWorks’ Paul Alfieri

MIAMI – Looking at the competition between digital and television as some kind of warfare isn’t very productive, according to Paul Alfieri, CMO of Cross MediaWorks. “TV shouldn’t be looking at Facebook or Netflix and saying they’re stealing our revenue,” says Alfieri. “TV should be saying what are Facebook and Netflix and Amazon and Google […]

 

How 605 Has Helped Charter’s Data-Driven TV Ad Sales

MIAMI — The announcement was made in the summer but, already, it seems like cable operator Charter and TV ad data tech outfit 605 have converted their partnership in to visible results. In July, the pair announced 605’s methodology and technology would be used by Charter to fuel census-based TV measurement and analytics. In this recorded […]

 

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 […]

 

With New Funding And Facebook Insider Status, Clinch Ramps Up Personalized Video: CPO Boaz Cohen

MIAMI – Personalized video provider Clinch has gained a bird’s-eye view inside the walled gardens of Facebook and Instagram. It’s one of just three companies out of several hundred applicants chosen to participate in Facebook’s global Marketing API Accelerator program, which concentrates on areas that are key to the social media giant. “We’re the video […]

 

Advertisers ‘Empowering’ Their Data For TV Buying: NBCUniversal’s Mike Rosen

MIAMI – What used to be transactional relationships based on dayparts and demographics in the television business is quickly evolving into “more of a data relationship,” according to NBCUniversal’s EVP of Portfolio Sales, Mike Rosen. “This is happening so quickly. What we now realize is it’s leading to a very different kind of relationship we […]

 

In TV, It’s Demographics To Audiences To Outcomes: Eyeview’s Brian Katz

MIAMI – If the folks at Eyeview are correct, there’s a predictable progression happening in the advertising world as it moves from buying audiences on broad demographics to more targeted transactions. “Everyone’s going to eventually move to outcomes,” says Brian Katz, the company’s VP of Advanced TV Insights & Strategy. “The CMO’s on the marketing […]

 

Lack Of Yield Optimization By TV Sellers Carries A Big Cost: Furious Corp.’s Ashley J. Swartz

MIAMI – A lack of television advertising inventory yield optimization by media companies can lead to “extreme volatility in pricing” to the tune of nearly 10% of topline revenue. “That is ultimately what is driving the opportunity cost of not maximizing yield,” says Furious Corp. CEO Ashley J. Swartz. Furious Corp. began operations in 2014, […]

 
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