‘Addressable TV Will Take Off In 2015’: SMG’s Scheppach

CHICAGO — In 2014, TV began learning the targeting tricks that digital media have deployed for years. In 2015, those techniques will kick in to high gear, says one ad agency exec. “(In) 2014, I see a marketplace that has essentially gone from zero to $300 million of spend,” according to Starcom MediaVest Group’s precision video […]

 

MediaVest’s Korenfeld: Addressable TV Ads Need Scale Player

NAPA, CA – The promise of targeting individual TV viewers with ads just like advertisers can on the web is certainly appealing to many in the business. But, so far, it’s mostly just an idea, says MediaVest advertising and technology platforms SVP Oleg Korenfeld. “It’s not scaleable enough (today),” Korenfeld tells BeetTV in this video interview. We’re […]

 

No More Ratecards? Sky’s West On Addressable Ad Pricing

LONDON — If every TV ad campaign can be individually targeted, what good is fixed ad pricing anymore? UK satellite and telco provider BSkyB, which this year launched its AdSmart addressable ad initiative, envisages a spectrum of prices for different advertisers. “The conversation has moved on from being a commoditized rate that is transparent for […]

 

UK’s Sky Aims For Multi-Platform Sequential Advertising

LONDON — Don’t expect TV advertising to die a death any time soon – but get set for online ad techniques to take the medium to new heights. That’s the view from the top of one of the world’s most notable deployed addressable-advertising platforms. “TV advertising will not fundamentally change in the short term,” Jamie West, […]

 

Canoe Catches A Wave After VOD Ad Pivot

SAN FRANCISCO — Once conceived as an ambitious cable industry effort to insert ads in interactive TV, Canoe Ventures says it is now making headway after pivoting from its original goal. The venture flipped three years ago to help TV content owners benefit from ad sales in their own content when it is hosted on cable operators’ […]

 

GroupM’s Modi Media Hones In On TV Targeting

AT SEA  OFF THE COAST OF FRANCE — GroupM has put its money where its mouth was by creating a unit dedicated to using new-wave technologies to target TV ads, says the man put in charge of the group. “Being able to utilize the technology that’s been installed in set-top boxes to identify households and […]

 

Scripps Sets Out To Softly Sync Its Divided Channels

SAN FRANCISCO — Lifestyle TV company Scripps Networks Interactive is already doing plenty in digital media – now it wants to better marry those activities with its core TV strategy. “Ninety-five percent of our revenue comes from linear – and yet we have a gargantuan digital side,” the company’s senior advisor Channing Dawson tells Beet.TV. […]

 

‘Visible World’ Bringing Programmatic Ad Decisioning to Linear TV, “In Seconds”

While the vast majority of decisions and purchases around television ad buying is made in big block sales, there is an increasing amount  inventory from smaller broadcasters and cable operators who are selling ads using a data-driven programmatic scenario, explains Seth Haberman, CEO of Visible World, in this interview with Beet.TV His company’s AudienceXpress tool is allowing broadcasters […]

 

Mindshare’s Johnston: IPTV Heralds Video Opportunity

LONDON — Mindshare Worldwide’s chief digital officer Norm Johnston sees video’s jump from the desktop to the living room screen as one of the biggest advertising and content opportunities in the years ahead. “What’s interesting is the possibilities within IPTV,” he tells Beet.TV. “Forty percent of televisions in the US are now connected to the […]

 

Rentrak Sees TV’s ‘Long Tail’ As Key To Linear Programmatic

SAN FRANCISCO — For David Algranti, it’s all or nothing. “For programmatic to scale to the levels we expect it to (in TV), it’s going to need to avail itself of all the TV (advertising) inventory, not some subsets of it,” says the product innovation SVP of video measurement supplier Rentrak. Algranti’s firm licenses return-path viewing […]

 

Addressable TV’s Roll-Out Will Be Uneven: Nielsen’s Seth

SAN FRANCISCO — Programmatically-driven addressable TV advertising in the digital age is “not a pipe dream” – but it will be realized in some countries sooner than others, says media measurer Nielsen’s EVP of global media products, Amit Seth. Seth tells Beet.TV the opportunity is being approached by both cable operators at their back-end and […]

 

Ad Delivery Is Everything: Mediaocean’s Palmer

LOS ANGELES — Creative is just half the battle. Getting your beautiful video ad to viewers eyeballs is the way to really pay off. “You can have the best campaign ever – but, if the ad doesn’t get to the right station at the right time, then everything is lost,” says business development SVP Mike […]

 

ZenithOptimedia Trying To Overcome Addressability Fragmentation

LOS ANGELES — Addressable video advertising is now a reality – the problem is, it is actually multiple realities. “Addressability, to date, has been segmented in to private ecosystems,” says media agency ZenithOptimedia’s activation president John Nitti. “We’re still at the beginning pt of the continuum as far as being able to inform our full buy […]

 

The Search For Standards For Addressable Ads

All manner of companies is shooting to make digital advertising that’s “addressable” – targetable to individual users across devices. But when will, if ever, will there be a single standard for that lens? “That’s still an open discussion,” says global product manager Stefan Maris of TV-syncing ad technology service Civolution. “One of the discussions we are […]

 

Advertisers Must Harness Long-Term Data: InMobi’s Cordero

Mobile ad company InMobi says it is trying not only to encourage advertisers to use more data but to do so for years ahead. “Most of the media that I see spent – not a hell of a lot of data is actually being gathered,” says the company’s north America GM Francisco Cordero. “That could […]

 

TV Can Beat YouTube At Targeted Reach: Simulmedia’s Morgan

There’s still life yet in the old dog that is the US TV industry. And by introducing digital-style targeting to this analogue medium, Simulmedia CEO Dave Morgan is trying to grow the $74bn sector still larger. “We can deliver, in one campaign in a day, on TV with normal linear 30-second spots, more targeted reach […]

 

Programmatic TV Is Years Away: Simulmedia’s Morgan

Many online ad buyers who are now using so-called “programmatic” trading techniques for video are getting excited about the idea of old-fashioned TV using the same digital processes. But  not so fast, says one experienced ad exec. “We can’t have real-time ad deliveries in linear TV – the infrastructure doesn’t support it – that’s many, […]

 

AOL’s Adap.tv Readies “True Household Addressability” for TV Advertisers

Today, Adap.tv, the video advertising technology unit of AOL, announced the introduction of a product to power the programmatic buying of linear television ads. The company is debuting the technology with a deep integration with IPG’s Magna Global unit. Here is a statement from Magna Global President Kristi Argyilan on the new product integration: “The […]

 

Videology CEO: 2014 Is The Year Of Addressable TV Ads

The year ahead is finally the one in which TV advertisers can target specific viewers, thanks to online targeting, predicts one ad tech vendor. “The promise of addressable television, which has been worked on for over a decade, actually will begin to take off in 2014 in a major way,” Videology CEO Scott Ferber tells […]

 

Simulmedia’s Morgan: TV Can Make $30bn By Optimizing Ads

LAS VEGAS — By most reckonings, the US TV ad industry sells about $70 billion in ads each year. Dave Morgan thinks he can make that $100 billion. The Tacoda founder now helms Simulmedia, a company bringing an avalanche of data to bear on TV ad buying – a process Morgan says deserves to be […]

 
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