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, […]

 
 

Videology’s Tony Yi: Search, Last-Click Attribution ‘Don’t Behoove Traditional Media Companies’

MIAMI – The fragmented TV viewing environment is reality. But it doesn’t pay to wait for “the perfect system” for cross-screen measurement and ad campaign attribution. “I think the time is now,” says Videology’s Tony Yi. “Facebook video impressions are growing exponentially. Amazon is out there in full force.” In this interview with Beet.TV at […]

 
 

A+E’s 605 Partnership Boosts Audience Understanding: Dolan & Berning Explain

MIAMI — One of its main brands may be History but, when it comes to the future, A+E Networks knows it doesn’t have all the skills in-house to make its ad inventory more targetable. That is why A+E recently partnered with 605, the newly-formed company helping MVPDs optimize their ad spaces using data and technology. In this […]

 
 

Buying Audiences Across Connected-TV, OTT Can Alleviate Fragmentation: Publicis’ Jonathan Bokor

MIAMI – As connected-TV/OTT viewing proliferates and adds to viewer fragmentation, it’s not necessarily a bad thing if you can buy audiences as opposed to demos. And while two minutes of local able advertising inventory remains the norm for addressable campaigns, that’s slowly changing. In the connected-TV and OTT space, “There are quite a few […]

 
 

NBCU An ‘Amazing’ Partner In The Advanced TV Space: Target Media Director Nick Jezarian

MIAMI – When you’re swimming in data about your guests, context is everything to determine appropriate messaging. It’s no wonder, then, that content needs will grow. “What we find is that as we’re creating more targeted segments of guests that we can deliver messages to, each of those groups have different needs and things that […]

 
 

Spectrum Reach Testing Addressable Linear TV In New York, Los Angeles: SVP Rob Klippel

MIAMI – Spectrum Reach has been running test campaigns in Los Angeles and New York for its first addressable advertising offering on linear television with the goal of having both markets activated this year. “We’ll have five million households by the end of 2018 and then expand to the rest of our footprint and beyond,” […]

 
 

Speedy Fios Delivers Addressable TV Advantages: Oath’s Brett Hurwitz

MIAMI – Verizon was ahead of the technology curve when it began offering fiber directly to the home with Fios (fiber optic service) in 2005. Now that its Fios addressable television offering just celebrated its one-year anniversary, the company is able to tout the benefits that speed brings to advanced TV targeting. Because it’s a […]

 
 

‘We Are One And The Same’: Google’s Jennifer Koester On Traditional TV Going Digital

MIAMI – There are the headlines—traditional TV versus digital upstarts—and then there’s the reality behind the scenes. To wit, Google is playing a big part in helping traditional broadcasters transition to the digital future with solutions like dynamic ad insertion. In the U.S., “We work with 28 of the top programmers,” from sports content to […]

 
 

Target Media Director Nick Jezarian On Data, Creative Versioning And Addressable TV

MIAMI – To reach its guests in the most effective ways, Target wants to create “a different kind of video ecosystem.” This requires lots of data—a growing in-house capability of the retailer—a better understanding of the context in which those guests consume media, plus being more nimble with creative versioning. Target Media Director Nick Jezarian […]

 
 

A+E, Other Networks Pursuing New Television Attribution Model: Mel Berning

MIAMI – A+E is working with some of its competitors on new attribution modeling showing the ability of TV ads drive business outcomes, while the network tests video-on-demand addressability with Comcast and explores national addressable inventory. These are some of the network’s recent activities as outlined by Mel Berning during an interview at the recent […]

 
 

Reach Plus Frequency Equals ‘Nirvana’: Nielsen Catalina’s O’Grady

MIAMI – The traditional television ecosystem—buying on age and sex demographics—is “pretty well oiled.” So when some advertisers consider advanced audience targeting, there’s a certain amount of inertia, along with financial constraints, that can hold things back. Take low-penetration brands. Advanced targeting is challenging “because you may not find the reach that you want, but […]

 
 

‘A Lot Of Demand’ For Advanced Targeting Following Sales Regroup: ABC|Disney’s Marco Forte

MIAMI – These are busy times at Disney|ABC following the consolidation of sales groups and it couldn’t come at a better time. Advertisers “want fewer, they want bigger, they want better,” says Marco Forte. With this year’s reorganization, Forte is SVP, Disney|ABC Sales & Marketing. In this interview with Beet.TV at last week’s Beet Retreat […]

 
 

The Beet Retreat Miami: Unifying The TV Ecosystem Along Common Goals

Creation of a shared, collaborative media ecosystem is limited only by the willingness of buyers, sellers and everyone in between to work together to solve individual and common problems. Videology Chairman and CEO Scott Ferber believes there is no better venue in which such competitive camaraderie can be nurtured than Beet Retreat Miami 2017, where […]

 
 

With Charter Deal, 605’s Tatta Sees TV Targeting Rise Nationally

The future of data-driven TV ad buying is moving in to sharper focus, after number-two US cable operator Charter invested in TV analytics company 605. The deal involves Charter giving 605 access to its second-by-second TV nationaL viewership data, so that programmers and advertisers can better target their material. But it also involves 605 building […]

 
 

A+E, 605 Dissect Viewing, Transactional Data And Bust Some Myths In The Process

CANNES – Even if unified cross-screen audience measurement remains a bridge too far at present, understanding linear television audiences gets better all the time. This is something that A+E Networks can attest to following an engagement with TV analytics firm 605 in which ad exposure data was matched with transactional records. The result, as moderator […]

 
 

Better Data Leads To Better Ads, Less Complex Media Ecosystem: Publicis’ Shlachter

VIEQUES, PR – The transformative power of data is about much more than just being able to target audiences with more precision and relevance. Data also has the power to cure many digital ecosystem ills. “Data is paramount to every strategy we put together with our clients, with our partners. It’s sort of the universal […]

 
 

Adobe, Simulmedia Execs Examine How Digital Data Can Inform Linear TV

VIEQUES, PR – There’s no shortage of data to apply to linear television audience targeting and, likewise, a variety of ways to attribute campaign results. In the middle lies the customer experience, which is also data-fueled and growing more sophisticated by the day. These and other insights emerged from a discussion about enhancing the value […]

 
 

Programmers Are Making TV Ads Audience-Based: explains Disney/ABC, NBC, Turner, Viacom & 605 at Beet Retreat

VIEQUES, PR — Already this year, several of the big US TV networks have declared they will make moves to let advertising buyers use granular and first-party viewer data, over and above traditional Nielsen data, to target ads on linear TV. Speaking on this Beet Retreat panel, representatives of the networks explained their strategy. The recent announcements […]

 
 

Assembly’s Lee: Short On Silos, Big On Data And Transparency

VIEQUES, PR – Having worked nearly two decades for a major holding company media agency, Francois Lee prefers the “pipeline” of data that runs through MDC Partners’ Assembly to “siloed verticals.” When MDC launched Assembly three years ago, it combined the prowess of TargetCast, RJ Palmer and Doner Media under one roof. Lee joined in 2015 […]

 
 

MEC’s Fremont, Furious Corp’s Swartz Assess ‘Confusing’ Video Marketplace

VIEQUES, PR – Six years ago, the NewFronts were birthed to serve a burgeoning video marketplace. Sellers hoped to cash in on consumer viewing behavioral shifts while charging advertisers broadcast television-like CPM’s. “Guess what happened? Nobody was buying,” recalled Carl Fremont, Global Chief Digital Officer at media agency MEC. That’s because there was no measurement […]

 
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