Invidi’s Di Blasio Aims For ‘All-Glass’ Decisioning By Q4

LONDON — Invidi should know a thing or two about the new science of addressable advertising. After all, the company was formed in 2000, and has been allowing advertisers to serve distinct ads to individual households ever since. Now it’s ready to close the loop back from TV to online media, too. Company chief marketer Fred Di […]

 

Xaxis’ Schlickum Sees TV As Fuel For Online Ads, Not Vice Versa

LONDON — The excitement in ad-land is all about the eventual appearance of “programmatic” advertising technology, which has already revolutionized online display and video ad sales, in to the $75 billion traditional television industry. But Caspar Schlickum doesn’t quite see it that way. While many tech vendors get excited about converting TV in to another programmatic video end point, […]

 

AT&T Announces Scores of “Addressable” TV Upfront Events & Video Series with Beet.TV

With its acquisition of DIRECTV complete, AT&T has the largest “addressable” footprint for delivering television advertising on a household level.  The value of this emerging media will be presented to the industry this TV Upfront season with the first “Addressable Upfronts,” says Maria Mandel Dunsche, VP for Marketing at AT&T AdWorks, in this interview with Beet.TV Rather […]

 

SMG Maps Upper Funnel As It Expands Its Addressable TV Capabilities, Scheppach explains

Having rushed to the bottom of the funnel when the agency first executed addressable television ads, Publicis Groupe’s Starcom MediaVest Group has been mining the upper funnel of late and finding potential for marketers beyond autos and financial services. Experience at the bottom of the funnel proved that TV drives actual sales, according to Tracey […]

 

AT&T Unveils Programmatic Marketplace for Linear TV Powered by Videology

Advertisers will soon be able to buy linear TV advertising programmatically from AT&T in its 26 million homes, using data targeting that has been widely used for Web video. Advertisers will be able to bring their own data to a self-service, “private marketplace.”  They will be able to see results in a fully transparent manner, explains Jason […]

 

Big Year For Addressable, But Prime-Time Way Off: SMG’s Murtos

FORT LAUDERDALE — Although the advertising industry spent last year assessing ad tech vendor claims that addressable TV was ready for prime-time, things seemed to have settled in to a consensus in which many now realize the reality of wholesale change is not yet imminent. Ad agency SMG has already reported a tripling in client addressable […]

 

Banks Follow Autos To Addressable TV: Modi’s Thissen

FORT LAUDERDALE — Cars have proved that addressable TV advertising can work, now credit cards are ready to attest to its efficiency. The new concept means brands can advertise only to relevant segments of TV viewers, targeted at the household level, cutting out wasted spend. Joanna Thissen, targeted TV division at Modi Media, Group M’s division working […]

 

Invidi’s Addressable Horizons Expanding Fast: CEO Downey

FORT LAUDERDALE — “Addressable TV”, the practice of targeting individual households’ TV sets based on data characteristics, may have been the hot industry topic of 2015 – but Invidi, the Princeton, NJ-based ad tech vendor enabling broadcast operators with the technology, has already been doing so for 14 years now. The company already has traction, […]

 

Alphonso’s Chordia On ‘Insane’ Targeting Possibilities

FORT LAUDERDALE — The world of advertising technology is opening up impressive prospects for ever more refined targeting of TV and video audiences. That is what we cover regularly here on Beet.TV, and that is the trend seen by Ashish Chordia, CEO of Alphonso, an ad tech company helping advertisers harness device data to target […]

 

Targeted Media Could Optimize Marketers Into “Invisibility,” Warns GroupM’s Rob Norman

While extraordinary progress has been made with targeting ads to specific individuals — and with it considerable upside for both marketers and content owners, but there is a possibility that advanced targeting will leave out key audiences which are not known and can’t be addressed There is a chance that targeting could lead marketers to “invisibility” warns […]

 

TubeMogul To Take Cross-Screen Planning Self-Service: Rondon

FORT LAUDERDALE — In November, video ad tech vendor TubeMogul unveiled software to let marketers plan their video and TV ad campaigns. In future, it aims to give users more control over the tool. The tool “will ultimately be self-service”, the company’s TV strategy senior director Oscar Rondon tells this Beet.TV panel discussion. “If you […]

 

Sky Aims To Make Non-Linear Go Large, West Says

LONDON — European satellite operator, channel owner and telco Sky is celebrating two years of growth in its pioneering addressable TV advertising platform, AdSmart. Deputy MD Jamie West tells Beet.TV the service, which allows advertisers to target individual household set-top boxes using more than 532 attributes held by Sky about its customers, has clocked up 700 advertisers, 4,000 […]

 

Cablevision’s Kristin Dolan: TV Addressability Helping Smaller Advertisers

FORT LAUDERDALE — New York cable TV company Cablevision‘s Total Audience has been making waves for allowing ad deals to benefit from super precision. But getting there hasn’t been a walk in the park. “Once the sales reps see incremental sales revenue … they become converts. But bringing the horse to water required a lot of time […]

 

Panel Debate: comScore vs. Nielsen vs. Rentrak: Finding Friction With Competing Ad Currencies

FORT LAUDERDALE — Fragmented content consumption has given rise to platforms that help advertisers and buyers aiming to put measurement back together. The only problem? They’re fragmented, too! Does any of this matter? Some marketers are becoming excited about the prospect of unifying ad measurements in to a single, holistic metric. But is that feasible? An entertaining panel convened at […]

 

Addressable TV Limited Today, Mainstream Tomorrow: Videology’s Ferber

FORT LAUDERDALE — The ability to target individual TV sets with custom advertising is real and it’s here – but you’re going to have to wait a couple more years before it gets really real. With deployments from Cablevision, Comcast, DirecTV and DISH Networks, the number of targetable TV sets is growing but, lately, we have heard still-optimistic executives sound […]

 

Addressable Prospect Looks Different Overseas: INVIDI’s Downey

FORT LAUDERDALE — The US pay-TV providers with which many ad tech vendors partner, have access to just two minutes per hour of ad time in local programming. But the US TV system is an outlier in a global context. Smaller, more integrated national systems in other countries seem to make partnering for programmatic or addressable initiatives […]

 

Clypd Will Take SpotX Alliance To Open Market In 2016: CEO Summers

LONDON — They both received investment from the big German TV group RTL, now video ad tech companies Clypd and SpotX are set to solidify their partnership even further under the same stable. Already this year, the pair told Beet.TV they would team up, after RTL’s $144m investment in to SpotX in 2014 and $19.4m in Clypd this […]

 

Creatives Left Behind On Addressable Sequencing, Industry Panel Says

FORT LAUDERDALE — The potential to target individual TV viewers using one of an array of pre-prepared custom ads will fundamentally change the way the business works – but the people who make those ads are going to have to catch up first, a panel discussion heard. Asked if the current wave of new advertising technology […]

 

UK’s ITV Balances Data Ambition With Brand Heart

LONDON — ITV may be the UK’s largest commercial free-to-air broadcaster, but that doesn’t mean the home of shows like Downton Abbey and Coronation Street is getting carried away with newfangled video ad tech. In this video interview with Beet.TV, commercial content director Gary Knight cautions against getting “obsessed” by addressable TV advertising. “There’s an element of personalisation […]

 

Invidi Will Power Belgian Addressable TV: CEO Downey

LONDON — New Jersey-based addressable TV tech outfit Invidi is set to cross the pond next year, when it powers its first European client business. Speaking with Beet.TV in this video interview, CEO David Downey reveals the company’s technology will underpin a launch by Liberty Global’s Belgian broadcaster Telenet and channel owner SBS Broadcasting. The European addressable opportunity […]

 
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