Addressable TV Is A ‘Tactic That’s Evolving’: Comcast’s Kevin Smith

MIAMI – Whether the subject is Nielsen ratings, video on demand or addressable television advertising, communications giant Comcast is all about the “macro experience” for consumers and advertisers. This holistic approach to the rapidly evolving entertainment landscape comes across loud and clear from Kevin Patrick Smith in a panel discussion at the recent Beet.TV Retreat […]

 

Furious Corp.’s Swartz: Disparate CMS Systems Hinder Media Companies

MIAMI – Media companies have lots of untapped data wealth but cannot realize it because their CMS systems don’t like to share, is one of Ashley J. Swartz’s theses and a contributing factor to her formation of Furious Corp. “We just decided to tackle the unsexy, hard problem of connecting all these disparate systems and […]

 

Admore’s Condon Aims To Automated TV Ad Delivery

MIAMI — Celebrating its third birthday this quarter is Admore, it’s a division of Frank Canella’s Canella Media, a company aiming to bring direct-response mechanisms to television. Led by president Brendan Condon, a former AOL international ad exec, the Temecula, CA-based outfit’s platform numbers an automated system for using a single insertion order to buy across TV, […]

 

Data-Driven Campaigns Demand Automation, Horstman Says

MIAMI –The possibilities are endless, the data-points are infinite and opportunities to reach consumers abound. You want to allocate human staff to run all that? Good luck, says AudienceXpress‘s Walt Horstman – this level of complexity, in the new TV ad ecosystem, needs a fallback to code. “You apply an advanced dataset that is looking at … the audience impressions against […]

 

Consultant Prohaska: Addressable TV No Longer Just Theory

MIAMI — It needs to get bigger, but it’s not jus a scribble on a whiteboard anymore – the idea of targeting individual households with custom-placed TV ads, even in linear, is here and now. So says the man who used to run programmatic advertising at The New York Times, no less. “And the audience data […]

 

Advanced TV’s National Evolution: MODI’s Bologna

MIAMI — Addressable? Advanced? The way that television advertising is bought, targeted, sold and measured is changing. The new connection of TVs and TV boxes to the internet is offering up household-level targeting, when ads are fuelled by smart data sets. In this panel video interview at Beet Retreat 2016, Group M’s MODI Media president Mike Bologna, […]

 

Commentary: The Different Economics of New and Old Media

In this first episode in an editorial series called, “Building the Adaptable Media Enterprise,”  Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of  Furious Corp, talks about the operational cost models of traditional (old) vs digital (new) media. The greatest challenge of media companies today is that many digital media companies or businesses struggle to establish and build sustainable levels of profit to […]

 

Marketers Are Yet To Grasp Advanced Attribution: Merkle, Furious Corp., Coull, MediaLink

VIEQUES, PR — In an age where the media we use give off signals back to advertisers, marketers are being sold on the potential to thread each in to a holistic view of customers and of their ad effectiveness. But the reality so far is a little different, a panel of advertising tech execs discussed at a […]

 

Living Through The Age Of Fear, Uncertainty And Doubt: Furious’ Swartz

FORT LAUDERDALE — The advertising industry is going through enormous change. The internet has been fragmenting consumer behavior, taking analog ad dollars and now it is promising to overhaul TV. Sometimes, things are moving too fast. But, standing back to take a look, Furious Corp CEO Ashley J. Swartz says 2016 will bring a “reverence” that everyone […]

 

Beet Commentary: Top Takeaways from CES 2016 by Ashley J. Swartz

LAS VEGAS – Here are some of the take ways from CES 2016 as seen by Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp and frequestn commentator on Beet.TV More Devices, More Touchpoints,  More Connections Mean More Data: “The ever increasing number of devices, connections and consumer touchpoints mean more data and more ways to reach […]

 

Ad Tech Has Made Life Harder And More Expensive: Furious’ Swartz

COLOGNE — The sea of advertising technology platforms in which the industry is which the industry is currently swimming is threatening to overwhelm. Whilst each platform promises to make life better and easier, the reality may be the opposite. “There is a proliferation of ad technology – it’s only made the business of video harder.,” according […]

 

DMEXCO ’15: The Future of TV, Privacy Concerns — and a Huge Turnout

COLOGNE – This year’s DMEXCO had a record attendance of 43,000 a nearly 30 percent increase over last year.  The giant global adtech and media show was notable for its size and also for the large presence of global television operators and broadcasters, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp, in this wrap-up overview […]

 

Privacy Concerns Slowing Ad Targeting In Europe: Furious Corp’s Swartz

Through the eyes of a US marketing exec, Europeans are, notoriously, relatively more concerned about how ad targeting might impinge on their personal data. A recent report from Belgium’s data protection agency claimed Facebook tracks computers of users without their consent, whether they are logged in to Facebook or not, and even if they are […]

 

True TV Addressability Is Still Off in the Future: Furious Corp.’s Swartz

While it seems inevitable that targeting TV audiences at a set-top box level will become a widespread practice, the targeting of individual households at massive scale seems like a less assured eventuality. “This is really about human behavior; it’s not really about what technology will allow,” says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp., which […]

 

Nielsen New Israel-based Venture Fund Backs Furious Corp, Others

Launched 18 months ago in Israel, Nielsen Innovate, an early-stage fund and incubator with a focus on adtech and media, has made eleven investments.  The most recent is in Furious Corp, an enterprise software solution for broadcasters and publishers to more effectively manage advertising inventory. The Nielsen fund totals $10 million and is partnering with the […]

 

Ashley Swartz: Upfronts Alive and Well and Audience-Driven

As the upfronts draw to a close, and TV networks take stock of the annual presentation fest, the role of “audiences” will likely have played a larger role in TV buying, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Corp. Despite concerns of a flat market, there is still money flowing in. “There is […]

 

Nielsen Backs Furious Corp To Replace Excel For TV Ad Planning

In the last few years, a dizzying number of technology platforms have come to market, promising to help online publishers sell ads more efficiently. But, with so many individual products now catering to so many individual business functions, how do customers avoid a headache? By using one more platform that connects all the others together, answers Ashley J. Swartz, the digital video […]

 

Ashley Swartz CES RoundUp: Internet of Things, Drones and Wearable Tech

LAS VEGAS — Many of the key advances in consumer electronics at this year’s flagship convention have expanded far and wide beyond actual devices, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp, in her round-up report for Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Key trends to watch that were evident on the show […]

 

Programmatic Video Ads Set for Big Growth in Europe, AOL’s International Chief Explains

COLOGNE – Programmatic video advertising around video on demand, which encompasses some 50 percent of the UK market today, will grow in Europe to some 75% in the months ahead, says Graham Moysey, Head of AOL International, in this interview with Beet.TV He shares observations on the various market conditions from an early-to-adopt U.K. to […]

 

Life After DMEXCO: Furious Corp’s Swartz on Where the Industry Stands

COLOGNE, Germany – Now that DMEXCO 2014 has come to a close, thought leader and Furious Corp CEO Ashley J. Swartz gives her take on where the health of the digital marketing ecosystem stands – and what needs to be done. “We are this continual migration from a business that is marketing and communications driven to […]

 
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