Brands Want More Accountability, Predictability For Video Campaigns: Eyeview’s Jason Baadsgaard

MIAMI – Brand marketers want more accountability and predictability for their video campaigns, and more creative versioning based on viewer profiles will help deliver it, according to Jason Baadsgaard. The Chief Revenue Officer of Eyeview says the desire for more predictability involves helping marketers figure out how various inputs—among them audience, calibration, media and creative—actually […]

 
 

Digital Decisioning Will Help Unify Digital And TV Currency: Herve Brunet of FreeWheel

MIAMI – Viewers are way ahead of the television and video ecosystem, which remains siloed in some quarters. But there’s an inevitable shift happening that will culminate in both a unified currency and inventory pool. With over-the-top and set-top box viewing at about 50%, the big TV screen still accounts for four out of five […]

 
 

From ‘Conversations To Action’ In The Changing TV Industry: Forrester’s Joanna O’Connell

MIAMI – From a perch like that of Joanna O’Connell at Forrester Research, it’s hard not to see the big picture in the roiling television business and what needs to change. Whether it’s the “insane” practice of continually chasing lower CPM’s or the “chicken-and-egg” Netflix business model. Overall, the Principal Analyst believes that things are […]

 
 

Targeting People And Households From Mobile To Connected-TV: dataxu’s Tore Tellefsen

MIAMI – About six months ago, dataxu unveiled the first self-serve platform for custom, audience-based buying of connected-TV inventory. “I’m always surprised by what our customers are now coming up with,” says Tore Tellefsen, the company’s VP of TV Solutions. dataxu started down the road of expanding its OneView audience management platform some four years […]

 
 

MediaLink’s Matt Spiegel Tracks The ‘Precision Marketing Journey,’ Choices Facing TV Broadcasters

MIAMI – It’s not just the television industry that’s undergoing massive change as linear slowly cedes to other viewing options. Marketers, meanwhile, must embrace new forms of measurement as table stakes in their efforts to keep pace with that change. For both, the question becomes “How can we enhance the speed of change,” says Matt […]

 
 

Acxiom’s Craig Berkley On The Value Of A Single Source of Identity Data

MIAMI – When the current-day Acxiom was founded in 1969 as Demographics, “people-based marketing” was basically direct mail. Having acquired LiveRamp in 2014, Acxiom is looking to be the predominate provider of identity graphs across digital and television. LiveRamp has long been active in the digital space, using both personally identifiable and anonymous information from […]

 
 

CEO Jason Harrison Tracks The Genesis Of Team Arrow Partners, the GroupM Unit For Target

MIAMI – When full-service ad agencies started unbundling their media departments in the 1990’s, the media landscape was a whole lot simpler—as in no digital. This is reflective of why when GroupM unveiled Team Arrow Partners for its client Target about 18 months ago, the announcement declared “Analytics and creativity are no longer opposing forces” […]

 
 

Alphonso’s Chordia On How TV Ads Can Drive Store Purchases

Over the last few years of digital marketing evolution, two accepted wisdoms have bubbled up. First, that TV is a top-of-funnel advertising medium – good for sparking interesting, but difficult to tack consumers all the way through to purchase. Second, that digital media are supremely measurable, but that they can make little impact on the […]

 
 

Tru Optik’s Andre Swanston On OptOut.TV For Viewer Data Freedom

MIAMI – Investor decks for martech ventures are typically rosy if not a bit over-the-top in their marketplace prognostications. Then there is the one that Tru Optik put together in 2014 as it tried to project the scale and growth for consumer uptake of OTT and connected-TV by 2018. “For every single one we actually […]

 
 

Brands Need Core Competencies To Own And Effectively Mine Their Data: Cross MediaWorks’ Paul Alfieri

MIAMI – Looking at the competition between digital and television as some kind of warfare isn’t very productive, according to Paul Alfieri, CMO of Cross MediaWorks. “TV shouldn’t be looking at Facebook or Netflix and saying they’re stealing our revenue,” says Alfieri. “TV should be saying what are Facebook and Netflix and Amazon and Google […]

 
 

NinthDecimal’s Brian Kilmer On The Power Of Mobile To Drive Store Traffic

MIAMI – If you “see” consumers an average of 1,200 times each month, thanks to their mobile devices, you get a pretty good idea of their retail habits. Those learnings can empower new ways of understanding how website traffic impacts store visits. When location-data marketing platform NinthDecimal studied the connection between digital assets and offline […]

 
 

What TV Can Learn From Digital In Audience Targeting: 4C Insights’ Anupam Gupta

MIAMI – Sometimes you need to learn from new media channels in order to better understand and use the ones that are much older. Social media and television is a case in point. Media technology provider 4C Insights cut its teeth on digital platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others. As it shifts into the […]

 
 

With New Funding And Facebook Insider Status, Clinch Ramps Up Personalized Video: CPO Boaz Cohen

MIAMI – Personalized video provider Clinch has gained a bird’s-eye view inside the walled gardens of Facebook and Instagram. It’s one of just three companies out of several hundred applicants chosen to participate in Facebook’s global Marketing API Accelerator program, which concentrates on areas that are key to the social media giant. “We’re the video […]

 
 

Advertisers ‘Empowering’ Their Data For TV Buying: NBCUniversal’s Mike Rosen

MIAMI – What used to be transactional relationships based on dayparts and demographics in the television business is quickly evolving into “more of a data relationship,” according to NBCUniversal’s EVP of Portfolio Sales, Mike Rosen. “This is happening so quickly. What we now realize is it’s leading to a very different kind of relationship we […]

 
 

In TV, It’s Demographics To Audiences To Outcomes: Eyeview’s Brian Katz

MIAMI – If the folks at Eyeview are correct, there’s a predictable progression happening in the advertising world as it moves from buying audiences on broad demographics to more targeted transactions. “Everyone’s going to eventually move to outcomes,” says Brian Katz, the company’s VP of Advanced TV Insights & Strategy. “The CMO’s on the marketing […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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,” […]

 
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