605’s Dolan Sees Data-Driven TV Ad Buying Arriving In Upfronts

VIEQUES, PR — Recent moves by US broadcasters to begin selling some of their TV ad slots by making more digital-style data available are likely to bear fruit at the upcoming US TV ad sales season known as “upfronts”. Earlier in March, Fox, Viacom and Turner teamed to form OpenAP, a system in which they will allow ad buyers […]

 
 

Household Targeting Is Its North Star, But Modi Seeks To Pinpoint Individuals, Says Walters

VIEQUES, PR – Seth Walters is “insanely passionate” about commerce-enabled interactivity. Which makes him a logical evangelist for the power of connected television targeting and measurement. As Senior Partner for Interactive & Connected TV at Modi Media, the advanced TV unit of GroupM, it’s Walter’s job to help GroupM’s clients understand the opportunities for messaging, […]

 
 

Publicis’ Shlachter Divines The Future Of Video Viewing, Commercial Load And Measurement

VIEQUES, PR – Imagine a future where the standard commercial load in one hour of video content is just five minutes. Where Facebook and YouTube have big subscription businesses reminiscent of traditional cable operators, and Netflix just might start selling ads. These were among a variety of possible scenarios explored at the annual Beet.TV Executive […]

 
 

Before You Find Audiences, Know What Triggers Them: MEC’s Fremont

VIEQUES, PR – Knowing what different types of triggers impact consumers during their purchase journey must be done on a brand by brand basis before determining how to find those consumers. “We have to first start with an insight,” says MEC’s Global Chief Digital Officer, Carl Fremont. At MEC, the process is called Momentum and […]

 
 

Hearts & Science’s Claudio: Global Data Challenges Vary Market By Market

VIEQUES, PR – Even hot new agencies with big name, global clients can’t avoid the complexities and limitations of data-driven marketing. Just ask Andres Claudio, who runs Omnicom’s Hearts & Science marketing agency. “It’s not that easy,” Claudio says in this interview with Beet.TV. “Not all the data that is needed is available in all […]

 
 

Spotify Rolls Out New Metrics To Better Define And Target Users

VIEQUES, PR – If you think of music choices as a mirror as opposed to a filter, you can learn a lot about listeners. And you can serve them tailored ads as they “declare” key moments throughout a typical day. Streaming music provider Spotify has no shortage of insights that define its users, as the […]

 
 

Cadreon’s Schmidt On The Value Of Unique Datasets, Sharing Among Clients

VIEQUES, PR – For Cadreon’s Erica Schmidt, data in and of itself doesn’t cut it. It’s having unique datasets to bring to the table as the IPG unit guides its advertiser clients through the maze of programmatic options. “What’s really interesting today is advertisers are much more serious about programmatic than they ever have been […]

 
 

Solving Foundational Capabilities Paves The Way For Best Use Of Data: Disney ABC’s Dean

VIEQUES, PR – Disney ABC Television Group wants to expand the definition of “data” beyond the delivery of impressions or selecting shows, dayparts and units. It’s part of a holistic approach that leverages the company’s immense store of information across all of its assets. This requires looking beyond audience targets and encompassing data from set-top […]

 
 

NBCU’s Optimization Offerings No Longer Limited To Upfront Or Scatter Buys, Says Colella

VIEQUES, PR – It would be an understatement to say that NBCUniversal is going all in on audience targeting and guarantees. Not only has the media giant committed to making up to $1 billion of its inventory available for guarantees in this year’s Upfront season, it’s switched all of its optimization offerings to “always on,” […]

 
 

MediaLink’s Spiegel: New Audience Targeting Useless Without New Measurement Metrics

VIEQUES, PR – As Managing Director at MediaLink, Matt Spiegel attends more than his share of conferences and hears more than his share of jargon. So he’s heartened that much of the discussion at this year’s Beet.TV Executive Retreat was about business outcomes. “We’re having the business impact conversation, which I think is great,” says […]

 
 

CES Sessions: 605, NBCU, Turner And Omnicom Explore MVPD Data Sharing

LAS VEGAS – If multichannel video programming distributors won’t share their set-top box data, how do media buyers and sellers expand the practice of audience buying? Not quickly. This is the main takeaway from a Beet.TV panel discussion at CES 2017 focusing on advanced television targeting. Held at held the OMD Oasis at The Venetian, […]

 
 

CES Sessions: 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom And Turner Discuss Dynamic Creative Optimization

LAS VEGAS – Everyone agrees that data can help to inform better video advertising targeting. The question is how best to do it. The narrow range of options was the focus of a Beet.TV panel discussion at CES 2017 conducted at the OMD Oasis at The Venetian. It brought together representatives of 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Steuer Hoping To Avoid ‘Hodge-Podge’ Of TV Audience-Buying Methods

LAS VEGAS – In the early 1990’s, advertising agencies began to unbundle their media departments into separate operating units. Now television networks are unbundling their audiences to meet advertisers’ increasing desire for better ad targeting. “Cable programmers have always gone narrow in the sense that their individual networks tended to be much more niche content […]

 
 

More Uniform Standards Would Advance One-To-One Targeting: VM1’s Shlachter

LAS VEGAS – True one-to-one advertising targeting on digital and linear television is being held back by too many competing standards, says the President of VM1, the dedicated Verizon agency within Zenith. “The interoperability of all these different systems and platforms and devices just don’t play nicely together today. But over time it’s definitely where […]

 
 

OMD’s de Nardis Enthuses About VR, Driverless Tech and IOT

LAS VEGAS – Even if there’s no disruption at CES there’s always good reasons for media agencies and their clients to meet “on nice, neutral ground,” says OMD Worldwide CEO Mainardo de Nardis. This year is no exception. “It’s all about innovation, even in years like this when there hasn’t been something terribly disruptive to […]

 
 

Adobe’s Foster: Brands Should Focus More On What Consumers Want

LAS VEGAS – To genuinely personalize today’s customer experience, marketers and agencies need to take a step back from the oceans of data at their fingertips. They should revisit the past and reacquaint themselves with some marketing basics, according to Adobe Video Solution’s Campbell Foster. “Too often, marketers forget about marketing 101,” the company’s Director […]

 
 

CES Sessions: Parsing Ad Load Limits With 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom And Turner

LAS VEGAS – Fewer but more impactful and relevant ads per commercial break aren’t going to happen overnight. But it’s the beginning of a road the industry must start to travel so as not to lose both current and future viewers of linear television. This was the consensus of media sellers and audience targeting specialists […]

 
 

CES Sessions: 605’s CEO Dolan Builds On Cable Industry Roots In Addressable Linear TV

LAS VEGAS – Although the Dolan family sold Cablevision Systems last summer, they have continued to stay close to the industry and are building on their experience in the new venture they’ve named 605. Television programmers and cable operators will be among the first to benefit from 605 CEO Kristin Dolan’s longtime involvement with addressable linear […]

 
 

Omnicom Experimenting With Versioning Of TV Ads In National Units

LAS VEGAS – Until addressable television advertising achieves greater national scale with less system-by-system logistics, what excites Omnicom Media Group’s Chris Geraci is the potential versioning of commercials. It would involve having versions of creative within a national commercial unit to appeal to different households. “We’re just beginning to experiment with one company that’s involved […]

 
 

IBM’s Watson Ads Solution To Expand Beyond Weather Company Assets

LAS VEGAS – Watson Ads, the cognitive advertising product that’s been available to brands exclusivity within The Weather Company app and on weather.com, will be released for wider use in apps and on websites sites later this quarter. In the meantime, in an interview at CES 2017 with Beet.TV, Weather Company CEO and GM Cameron […]

 
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