Beachfront Aims To Make Premium Video ‘As Real-Time As Possible’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—To independent video supply-side platform Beachfront Media, it’s all about technology and transparency. “We look at the SSP as something that needs to be sort of independent of both the media company and advertisers,” says president and founder Frank Sinton. Beachfront tries to get “as close as possible” to audience and content […]

 

The Tension Between Cost Efficiency, ‘Proper Business Rationale’: A+E’s Heftman

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As traditional television networks weigh the benefits of completely upending their business models, they also find themselves as middlemen of sorts between advertisers and agencies. This is the view of Ethan Heftman, VP, Precision/Performance, A+E Networks, who notes “a bit of a bifurcation, a division between what brands want and what the […]

 

Consultant Matt Prohaska Sees A ‘Cross Pollination’ Of Agency Teams

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Consultant Matt Prohaska senses less of a stigma surrounding programmatic television and more “cross pollination” of agency teams. But he sees things like frequency capping and reducing transactional friction costs as very much a work in progress. “Fortunately, thank god the stigma of programmatic TV and those two words being bridged together […]

 

With Long-Tail TV Video Rising, Publishers Face ‘Exhaustive’ Vetting: FreeWheel’s Smith

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—With more long-tail video migrating to television distribution, vetting that content is a demanding process, according to Neil Smith of FreeWheel Markets. A bit easier but also required is being able to map the personnel structure of major agency holding companies to figure out whom the company needs to work with. While […]

 

Quest For More Linear TV Scale Links 4C Insights With a4, MASS Exchange

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—With collaboration “really the key word,” 4C Insights continues to add to its ensemble of inventory aggregation partners for unified, cross-platform targeting and measurement given advertisers’ desire for more scale. “The theme for us continues to be to provide audience-driven solutions for marketers, where they can buy on an audience-basis inventory across […]

 

Giant Spoon Is NBCUniversal’s Invite To The Direct-To-Consumer Table

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—So-called direct-to-consumer brands have disrupted many product and service categories, from creation to distribution. But when they need more scale they’re turning to television, a trend that prompted NBCUniversal to partner with the agency Giant Spoon. Last month, the two companies launched Direct to Scale, whose core offerings are media strategy and […]

 

VideoAmp’s Prasad Discusses Beet Retreat 2018, Event-Level Forecasting

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—There’s lots of predictions about where television and premium video are headed. Then again, “There’s a lot of things that are actually already happening, probably more in some ways than a wider industry lens might understand,” says VideoAmp’s Jay Prasad. This is why Prasad reflects on this year’s Retreat in this interview […]

 

Buy-Side Platform Sizmek Testing Its ‘Video Extension’ To Television

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—An early entrant in digital marketing, independent buy-side platform Sizmek has been eyeing its near-term future from a “video extension perspective” as its reach moves beyond web video to television. It was a logical move considering the big shift in video viewing to big screens, according to Managing Director of Product Hardeep […]

 

NCC’s Seth Explains The Longitudinal Approach To Cross-Platform Measurement

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Building audience targeting segments for attributes like advocacy and loyalty is best done with sub-segments at the various steps of the purchase funnel, according to NCC’s Danielle Seth. In this interview with Beet.TV, the VP of Client Partnerships explains how NCC leverages its MVPD unique subscriber identifiers matched to set-top box data […]

 

Vizio Forms Consortium Of Media, Tech Companies To Create Addressable Advertising Standard

Smart-TV manufacturer Vizio is teaming up with nine major media and technology companies to create an addressable advertising standard. Called Project OAR (Open Addressable Ready), the participants will define technical standards for targeting specific households and Vizio will build the technology. Along with Vizio and its data unit Inscape, the consortium’s members are AMC Networks, […]

 

Shrinking The TV Ad Feedback Loop With iSpot.tv’s Bareuther

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—iSpot.tv has been a third-party television data provider for the past five years. So when Robert Bareuther hears someone at Beet Retreat 2018 talk about third-party verification and measurement as being “royalty right now,” he takes a bow of sorts. “It’s like de facto. And that’s pretty cool. Maybe iSpot should get […]

 

Comscore’s Hinnant On Data Matching And Being In The OpenAP Universe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—When it comes to matching consumer datasets, Comscore should be considered more of a chef than someone who actually produces food. “We offer these audiences tied to the viewing behavior of television and to digital audiences as well. What you have to understand is that we don’t have a hand in creating […]

 

Racing F1 With A Datsun: Furious Corp.’s Swartz On Local TV’s ‘Revenue Leakage’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—For local television, the 2018 election cycle was tantamount to an early Christmas present. And although 2020 promises to be even better sales-wise, TV providers have to speed up their efforts to roll out targeted, impression-based advertising without cannibalizing their “core bread and butter traditional linear inventory,” says Furious Corp. CEO Ashley […]

 

Cross-Screen Planning, Measurement And Attribution An Iterative Process: TiVo’s Lutz

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—To TiVo’s Lisa Lutz, it’s not that people aren’t asking the right questions about creating audience segments and targeting them across platforms and devices. “It’s just that there’s so many questions and so many problems to be solved, we’re just not there yet,” says the VP of Product Management. “I think it’s […]

 

Hulu’s DeTraglia On Using Probabilistic Data To Track Co-TV Viewing

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—All the first-party television viewing data in the world won’t parse out co-viewing by individual human beings. In the meantime, Hulu is working with third-party providers like Comscore and Nielsen “to get at who are the people who are most likely to be sitting in the room,” says the OTT pioneer’s Head […]

 

Essence’s Gerber Outlines The Practical Realities Of Swift Advertising Change

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Anyone can sympathize with traditional television networks given the transformational challenges they face. But to empathize, one has to have been there, as has Adam Gerber. In this interview, the ABC and agency veteran details the responsibilities for change of each constituency—from media to measurement companies, marketers and agencies—as he assays the […]

 

“We will be an advertising platform for the converged world,” Amobee COO Domenic Venuto

LONDON — Thirteen years in business and $72 million in funding tends to give you a certain authority position in the marketplace. For Amobee, the demand-side platform and analytics suite operator, that position seems to be getting bigger. After already acquiring Ringring Media, AdJitsu, Gradient X, Adconion, Kontera and Turn, the Redwood City, CA, company this […]

 

More Front-End Automation Needed For Addressable TV: DISH’s Arrix

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—For marketers, addressable television advertising should not be an either-or proposition, according to DISH Media’s Kevin Arrix. It’s all about deciding its appropriate role within the mix of advanced-TV options. In this interview at Beet Retreat 2018, Arrix talks about the partnership between Sling TV and audience measurement provider Comscore and the […]

 

LiveRamp’s Goal: Unduplicated Reach Across Broad Spectrum Of Platforms

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Craig Berkley sums up LiveRamp’s role in reducing friction in television and video advertising targeting in one word: identity. “It’s clear that we all have various pain points that we can address or work on. Our mission and role in this whole ecosystem is to provide automated deterministic identity at scale,” says […]

 

Nielsen’s Hohman Explains Foundational Currency, Monetization Metrics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—In the complex and confusing world of advanced television and more precise audience targeting, everything starts with a foundation constructed of currency data, according to Nielsen’s Dave Hohman. Atop that foundation can sit a variety of “metrics to monetize,” he explains in this interview at the recent Beet Retreat 2018. The currency […]

 
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