Mixing Advertisers’ Competing Metrics A Challenge For Publishers: Amobee’s Stacy Daft

Across the industry, TV companies are moving to respond to advertisers’ growing demand to change the way they buy. Increasingly, ad buyers want to be guaranteed outcomes based on their actual campaign outcomes. But, with different advertisers each having unique different outcomes and measurement metrics for them, how can a TV platform manage the proliferating […]

 
 

Three Steps To The Converged Ad Agency: Amobee’s Smolin

The technology is in place, now ad agencies need to use it to better approach the opportunities afforded by advanced TV ad targeting. Fortunately, many ad agencies are now putting together the pieces involving audience data sets and software tools, according to Philip Smolin. “We’re seeing a number of agencies that are on the leading […]

 
 

At the #BeetRetreat: Addressable is for Linear TV, Too: Amobee’s Schleider

Internet-connected television devices are giving marketers the ability to precision-target ads to individual households. But the “addressable” TV advertising opportunity doesn’t have to start and end simply with an all-targeting approach to a TV campaign. Some marketers are using the new-wave of addressability features to support an old-fashioned linear TV ad campaign, too. That is […]

 
 

LiveRamp And NCC Agree On The Need For Advanced-TV Interoperability

CANNES—Perhaps the best way to summarize a panel discussion with executives from LiveRamp TV and NCC Media about advanced-TV interoperability is the following quote from NCC CEO Nicolle Pangis: “We’re in the bottom of the first inning of a baseball game that’s going to go into extra innings.” This theoretical game isn’t going to be […]

 
 

Fox, Univision Execs Explore Cross-Screen Complexity At Cannes Panel

CANNES—Not all programmers face the same issues when it comes to simplifying cross-screen, advanced advertising. This was readily apparent in a panel discussion with executives from Fox and Univision at the recent Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. What also came to the fore in this segment recorded at the Beet.TV advanced TV summit and […]

 
 

“Timing is Everything.” Amobee’s Smolin On the Videology Acquisition

CANNES—Sensing that “convergence was finally emerging” on the buy- and sell-side of the cross-platform universe, Amobee placed a bet last year with its acquisition of Videology. “Timing is everything,” Amobee Chief Strategy Officer Philip Smolin said at the 2019 Cannes Lions Beet advanced TV leadership event. There was no doubt that consumers had completely changed […]

 
 

How UK’s ITV Sees Programmatic Future: Amobee’s Jamboretz

The UK’s leading commercial TV broadcaster has upped its commitment to programmatic TV and video ad sales, in a move that sees it partner with a big ad-tech supplier. The broadcaster, which airs Downton Abbey and Coronation Street in the UK, recently picked Amobee as the platform through which it will distribute its digital ad inventory. The UK’s […]

 
 

Industry Needs Shared Solutions: Amobee’s Smolin

Put aside your competition and come together to create solutions that benefit everyone. That was the clarion call from an ad-tech exec enjoying the sunshine at the Cannes Lions advertising industry gathering. “Everybody sees kind of this moment in time, where we can really embrace converged strategies,” says Philip Smolin, Amobee chief strategy officer, in […]

 
 

Inscape’s McAfee: OAR Consortium Offers Flexibility To Scale Addressable TV

CANNES—A direct relationship with owners of television advertising inventory is one of the core premises behind Project OAR, which hopes to develop an open standard for addressable ads on connected TV’s. “As long as there’s someone in the middle, there are levels of complication that just won’t make this work,” says Jodie McAfee, SVP of […]

 
 

Converged At Cannes: Amobee’s Venuto On TV Data

For a company that is, itself, increasingly the product of a growing acquisition trail, Amobee may be well within its rights to talk about “convergence”. And that is exactly the message Domenic Venuto wants to bring to the upcoming Cannes Lions ad festival. After a couple of years in which Amobee acquired Turn and Videology, […]

 
 

Amobee’s Schleider: Connected TV Filling Linear Addressable Gap

Amobee was the first advertising technology video platform to integrate with Tru Optik about two years ago. Addressable targeting across connected TV and a single opt-out across all devices were two motivating factors, according to Amobee’s Aleck Schleider. “We saw early on the continued growth of connected TV and OTT supply and obviously it continues […]

 
 

Univision’s Choice Of Amobee For Linear TV Optimization Could Extend To Digital

Univision Communications has chosen Amobee to be its linear television optimization platform of record. The partnership also lays the groundwork for Amobee to support the leading media company serving Hispanic audiences across its linear, digital and social channels, according to Amobee’s Stacy Daft. “We also have the capability to extend the offering into the digital […]

 
 

Amobee Seeing Linear-TV Budgets Converging With Connected TV: VP John Rogers

PHOENIX – Converge and you will find convergence seems like an apt metaphor to describe the combination of Amobee and Videology. Easing the way forward is the ability to “make sure that connected TV starts to look like linear,” says Amobee’s John Rogers. Six months ago, multichannel video demand-side platform Amobee acquired Videology. Now the […]

 
 

WideOrbit’s ‘Four Flavors’ Of Programmatic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As it continues to build out its programmatic solution, WideOrbit is finding that not enough advertisers are willing to pay extra for addressable and targeted television inventory. “We need to see more and more advertisers willing to pay premium for those CPM’s. We’re still not seeing that,” says VP of Business Development […]

 
 

Puerto Rico’s Media World Transformed by Hurricane Maria: Explain Execs from AT&T, Hearts & Science, Procter & Gamble, Telemundo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—There was no playbook for the advertising and media community in Puerto Rico to help itself—much less consumers—deal with Hurricane Maria in 2017. But until such a template exists, the lessons related by AT&T, Hearts & Science, Procter & Gamble and Telemundo at Beet Retreat 2018 provide more than an ample starting […]

 
 

On The Edge Of Scale: Disney, Amobee, Nielsen Execs Weigh In

SAN JUAN — Ad spending on over-the-top (OTT) TV was expected to increase 40% to $2 billion in 2018, with addressable TV spend reaching $800 million, according to Magna. That means spending on addressable TV – with which buyers can use advanced data and return path to more precisely target viewers and households – would represent only […]

 
 

Programmatic TV Buying V. Supply And Demand: Prohaska, FOX, Dentsu Aegis, OATH

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Fully IP-based television may be inevitable, but fully programmatic buying and selling of advertising inventory isn’t, according to buy- and sell-side executives who converged for a panel discussion at the recent Beet Retreat 2018. Moderated by consultant Matt Prohaska, the discussion touched on the eternal reality of supply versus demand in making […]

 
 

Boys And Girls Clubs President Ramos: Puerto Rico Had An Education ‘Storm’ Before Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As an after-school organization that provides supplemental education services to 15,000 mostly impoverished youths, Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico found itself in the crosshairs of Hurricane Maria. “Before the storm, we already had a storm in the education sector, so with the storm it gets more complicated,” said President Olga […]

 
 

Arrix Explains The DISH/Sling Distribution Map

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—To understand how to make addressable television advertising easier to execute, one needs to first agree on the definition of what exactly “addressable” is, according to DISH Media’s Kevin Arrix. His explanation led to a broader discussion of addressable and third-party measurement during a fireside chat with consultant Howard Shimmel during Beet […]

 
 

O’Connell Of Forrester Explores The Consumer-Marketer Divide

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Analyst Joanna O’Connell spends much of her time at Forrester these days researching how consumers think about advertising. And while “it’s not an awesome story,” she sees marketers taking the steps to better understand things like identifying overlaps in their user base and considering needed organizational changes. “To think that somehow everyone […]

 
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