T-Mobile’s Andrea Zapata on the Power of Mobile Data

NEW YORK – Smartphones have become digital appendages for millions of people, making mobile devices powerful tools for gathering first-party data about consumer behavior – both online and in real life. T-Mobile Advertising Solutions aims to help marketers harness the data for audience targeting while also protecting customer privacy. “With T-Ads, what we’re able to […]


CIMM Summit Will Showcase Key Issues for TV Advertising Market: CIMM’s Jon Watts

NEW YORK – This year’s CIMM Summit arrives as the media, marketing and adtech industries debate the best ways to set the value of cross-platform advertising for brands of all sizes. “We’re 18 months to two years into a transition to a multicurrency marketplace,” Jon Watts, managing director of the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement […]


Measuring Max: WBD’s Zapata & LoopMe’s Cukierman On Proving Ad Effectiveness

CANNES — How does a modern, cross-platform broadcaster quantify the effectiveness of its offering for advertisers? Warner Bros. Discovery turned to suppliers. In this discussion with CIMM MD Jon Watts for Beet.TV, two executives discuss their collaboration to do just that: Andrea Zapata, EVP, Head of Ad Sales Research at Warner Bros. Discovery Rob Cukierman, […]


Marketers Have More Choice in Media Currencies: WBD’s Andrea Zapata

CANNES – The major shift in people’s television viewing habits has led to a need for audience measurement that covers a variety of platforms – everything from traditional linear television to video streaming on connected devices. Media companies in the past year have gained greater confidence that they can sell advertising with the help of […]


WBD Ad Sales Adds 605, ABCS Insights, DISQO, EDO, LoopMe & Pilotly To New Measurement ‘Toolbox’

It has been amongst the TV networks most committed to adopting alternative measurement providers – now, ahead of the 2023 TV upfronts season, Warner Bros. Discovery is adding a new raft of measurement partners to the mix. In a new announcement, WBD says it is partnering with 605, ABCS Insights, DISQO, EDO, LoopMe and Pilotly […]


No Turning Back: For Zapata, The Era Of Single-Currency Is Over

Setting new standards in measurement and reporting for the advertising industry is no longer a competitive race; instead, it’s an opportunity for collaboration. Andrea Zapata, EVP, Head of Ad Sales Research, Measurement and Insights, Warner Bros. Discovery, sheds light on the importance of working together to establish a better foundation in this interview with Beet.TV. […]


Measurement Standards Will Help to Future-Proof TV Advertising: WBD’s Andrea Zapata

LAS VEGAS – The measurement of television audiences has been in flux as buyers and sellers of advertising seek metrics that accurately reflect the major change in people’s viewing behavior since the onset of the pandemic. Getting past the test-and-learn phase of developing new measurement tools that can be scaled for mass audiences has been […]


Warner Bros. Discovery Plans To Use Alt. TV Currencies In 2023 Upfronts

Less than a year after its formation, Warner Bros. Discovery plans to trade TV ads in the upcoming sales season using non-traditional currency systems. “Alternative” currencies have been a hot topic over the last year as Nielsen faced measurement challenges and as broadcasters and ad buyers heeded the growth in multi-platform viewing. In this video […]


Warner Bros. Discovery Preps New Multi-Screen Measurement Tests

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — When WarnerMedia picked iSpot.TV, VideoAmp and Comscore to provide its future cross-platform TV measurement, it lit the touch paper on the “alt currency” wave. Now it is unpacking its learnings and readying for the next phase in its future TV measurement agenda. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Andrea Zapata, EVP, […]


WarnerMedia Picks iSpot.TV, VideoAmp, Comscore For Cross-Screen TV Measurement

Amid a tumultuous period in which its owner AT&T agreed to spin it out into a merger with Discovery, WarnerMedia has set itself up to count its audiences across platforms, by announcing the winners of a beauty contest. WarnerMedia has picked Comscore, iSpot.TV and VideoAmp from a field of up to around a dozen hopefuls […]


WarnerMedia Issues RFI for Audience Measurement Amid Shift in Viewer Habits

WarnerMedia is seeking a variety of new audience measurement solutions as people’s viewing habits change rapidly with the growth in streaming video. The company, which is being spun off from AT&T to merge with Discovery, sent out a request for information (RFI) from 10 to 15 measurement providers and will narrow the list of finalists […]


Full Throttle For Addressable: Hulu, DISH & Comcast Execs’ Panel Debate

Major TV platforms are intent on selling ads targeted at individual households. They just would like to see a few industrial changes in order to fully realize that dream. In a panel discussion at Beet Retreat in the City, “We’re Going Local!”, three TV platform representatives discussed their take on “addressable” TV. Ahead of next […]


Comcast Has Pivoted To First-Party Viewing Data: Zapata

What is the future of TV advertising? Offering more platforms, serving more points in the marketing funnel and using more in-house customer and measurement data. That is the takeaway from a leading soothsayer at one of the US’ leading broadcast companies. In the last couple of years, Comcast has built a significant technology portfolio and […]


Going Deep at the #BeetRetreat 8.7: Comcast Spotlight Goes Down The Funnel For TV Attribution With TVSquared

A little over a year ago, Comcast Spotlight decided to assemble a measurement team to prove that linear television works beyond just upper-funnel performance metrics. The ad sales division partnered with TVSquared on a mission that is intended to extend to VOD and IP-delivered TV. “We absolutely know that we have to get beyond the […]


Comcast’s Zapata: Data-Driven Outperforms Constricted TV Buys

Advertisers need to open up a bit on the way they’ve been buying television so as to best maximize their campaigns, says Comcast Spotlight’s Andrea Zapata. “For us what we’ve learned is that our clients are traditionally buying us still in ways that they’ve been doing for years,” says the VP of Research & Insights […]