Publishers In Balancing Act To Reduce Ad Load, Justify Pricing: Essence’s Gerber

Consumers may be driving the expansion of television viewing options, but publishers still face a balancing act between reducing ad loads and meeting financial goals. Ad buyers, meanwhile, are going to want to see demonstrable results for their investments in return for increased prices due to inventory reductions. “I think it’s a really complicated challenge […]

 

‘Digital Disruptors’ Turn To TV Ads For Growth: VAB’s Cunningham

What do “digital pure-play” disruptors turn to when they need to ramp up customer and revenue scale? Television advertising, according to the Video Advertising Bureau. When studying big-spending, Silicon Valley brands the organization found some striking similarities, according to VAB CEO & President Sean Cunningham. “We found it interesting that the biggest bet that the […]

 

Hulu’s Naylor: Future Of TV A Mix Of On-Demand And Live Programming

At its Upfront presentation last year, Hulu unveiled its live television streaming service, which offered a combination of live and on-demand programming. To date, the biggest learning is that “over half of the consumption in our live bundle is factually on demand,” says Peter Naylor. “That tells me the future of TV is a blend […]

 

Addressable Aggregator one2one Media Advocates New Approach To Creative Costs

With eight U.S. multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD’s) offering addressable television inventory, inadequate scale is becoming less of an issue. But achieving the “holy grail” will require a new approach to the cost of creative production. That goal is “to be to find the right segment and then create all these different creative executions for […]

 

Sinclair At The Forefront of ATSC 3.0, Addressable TV Ads

Content amalgamation and proliferation seem to be the watchwords at Sinclair and its nearly 200 local television stations. As it prepares to become the first broadcast company in the addressable space, it’s experimenting in Dallas with ATSC 3.0 signals that could usher in the next era of connectivity. To CRO Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s future road […]

 

Mediaocean’s Bill Wise: Convergence Is A Planning & Measurement Problem

If any tech company knows the economic value of traditional television, it’s 51-year-old Donovan Data Systems—now known as Mediaocean. So it’s in a unique position to respect that TV heritage while helping to shepherd the industry to a more digital-like future. “If all we do as an industry is make television look like digital programmatic […]

 

With Interactive TV Ads On The Upswing, Hulu Sees ‘Inflection Point’

Driven by a combination of marketer uptake and viewer expectations, the use of interactive television ads is surging at Hulu. So much so that “I feel like there’s a bit of an inflection point for interactive ads in TV,” says SVP of Advertising & Sales Peter Naylor. “We’ve been working with people like BrightLine for […]

 

Fox Networks’ Noah Levine On The Virtues And Challenges Of TV Viewing Data

Sometimes, having a few options doesn’t provide one optimal solution. A case in point is television-viewing data, from traditional Nielsen panels to second-by-second tracking from automatic content resolution technology. “Each source of viewing data has its own virtues and benefits. They have challenges as well,” says Noah Levine, SVP, Advertising Data & Technology Solutions, Fox […]

 

Consumer Privacy At The Heart Of Audience De-Duplication: 4C Insights’ Lance Neuhauser

Even as new data sources continue to emerge, there’s not going to be a “magic bullet” that will enable television advertisers to figure out cross-screen reach and frequency. At the heart of the challenge lies consumer privacy, according to Lance Neuhauser, CEO of 4C Insights. “We have to continue to make steps forward in being […]

 

NBCU’s Rosen: Advanced Targeting A ‘Perfect Complement’ To Power Of Television

Among the more noteworthy aspects of the ongoing evolution of advanced television is the pace at which the use of syndicated data sets for targeting viewers has spurred the use of advertisers’ first-party data, according to NBCUniversal’s Mike Rosen. And even while advanced audience targeting will be the subject of many conversations at this year’s […]