Research Veteran Shimmel On The Difficulty Of Amassing Reach

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—If reach is “God’s gift to advertising,” to paraphrase the late media research guru Erwin Ephron, it’s a gift that doesn’t keep on giving, according to Howard Shimmel. “We downplay the importance of being able to plan to optimize reach,” says Shimmel, formerly of Turner Broadcasting. Now the President of consultancy Janus […]

 

With Videology Assets, Amobee Eyes The Complete Consumer Funnel

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Having acquired the assets of Videology last summer, Amobee picked up solutions for the sell-side and, as a result, stands to be “the most broad and deep omni-channel platform,” says GM of Business Development, Tony Yi. Singtel’s Amobee now seeks to simplify the delivery of advertising across all channels and screens—including video, […]

 

ACR Helping Brands Decipher Their Data For TV: dataxu’s Baker

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—There’s lots of industry talk about data being the “connective tissue” that can unify advertising buys across various channels. But while many hurdles currently prevent brands and agencies from normalizing the execution of buys across linear and advanced television, data is already playing a key role, according to dataxu CEO Mike Baker. […]

 

When Weighing Addressable TV, Think Value Not Complexity: Cadent’s Bologna

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The advanced television train has left the station. And while the addressable TV car lacks certain systemic, logistical and executional amenities, testing addressable makes sense for at least half of all advertisers, says Mike Bologna, President, one2one media, Cadent. “What I think that we should focus on more is the value proposition […]

 

Measurement Needs To Catch Up With Transactions: Disney’s Nelson

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—As the industry learns to transact in new and hopefully more uniform ways, Disney is building targeting segments that will ultimately represent the totality of its audiences. It’s a process over which Disney has far more control than, say, reconciling disparities in current digital measurement options. To make audience targeting more mainstream […]

 

Beet Retreat Takeaway: Let’s Move On: It’s Not “Us” (TV biz) vs. “Them” (FANG) Anymore, Ashley Swartz

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Beet Retreat 2018 brought together the entirety of the advertising industry value chain to help define the semantics surrounding advanced television and provide a clearer picture of measurable business outcomes. What follows is the five-minute synopsis of Ashley J. Swartz, who serves as “dean” of the annual event as well as CEO […]

 

Low Digital Ad Engagement Rates Show The Complexity Of Change: Forrester’s O’Connell

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Consumer reported engagement rates across different advertising media show that “the digital channels are kind of in the toilet,” says Forrester’s Joanna O’Connell. Changing that will be a bit more complicated than just figuring out what constitutes premium ad environments, where engagement tends to be higher. The VP and Principal Analyst says […]

 

Data Is ‘A Massive Asset For Us Now’: Turner’s Redniss

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—With the Turner Data Cloud becoming the central depository for a multitude of consumer touch points, creating dynamic content experiences is on the horizon. But first comes standardization across a plethora of apps and websites, according to Jesse Redniss. “As a fan experience company, it’s really coming to its own now the […]

 

Comcast’s Clark Discusses The Challenges Facing ‘TV As A Platform’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Why can’t TV behave more like the platforms do? That is the question buyers have, and that’s where technology can help by relieving some of the unwanted friction that now exists in the world of cross-platform video advertising, says David Clark. In this interview at Beet Retreat 2018, the EVP of Advanced […]

 

Tremor Video DSP Expanding Alphonso TV Partnership To Canada: CMO Thomas

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Combine a variety of data assets with an in-house creative agency and you have what Tremor Video DSP calls creative video intelligence. “Everybody has data strategies, but we’re going beyond just connecting to a specific consumer and really thinking about what that message is and means in that moment,” says CMO Abbey […]

 

NBCUniversal’s Colella On The Value Of Contextual Optimization

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—NBCUniversal has a new tool to make sure that commercials are seen in the right context within specific television programs. “If there’s a wedding happening and people are in love and happy, you don’t want to see a hamburger,” says Denise Colella, SVP, Advanced Advertising Products & Strategy. The Contextual Intelligence Platform […]

 

‘Great Connections, Conversations’: Beet Retreat 2018 Comes At Industry Turning Point says NBCU’s Colella

Collaboration among television networks, digital-like standards and audience buying made easier are some of the discussions that NBCUniversal’s Denise Colella is looking forward to at Beet Retreat 2018 in San Juan from Nov. 28-20. “I really think we’re at a turning point,” says Colella, who is SVP, Advanced Advertising Products & Strategy. The annual gathering […]

 

Videology’s Future Under Amobee: VP Jon Block explains

COLOGNE — The acquisition of Videology by Amobee will lead to new opportunities in the use of data-driven advertising, says one of the executives who transferred in the deal. Videology filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May, and was bought by Amobee in July for approximately $100 million. So what is the next chapter for […]

 

Addressable TV Hits A Turning Point: Amobee’s Block

COLOGNE — It has been a slow burn for years, but now it seems to be catching fire. With 15% of of marketers now using addressable or advanced TV targeting, and another 20% to 30% more planning to do so, according to the ANA and Forrester, the opportunity finally looks like it has become real. […]

 
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