Xandr Media’s Brown On Incremental Outcomes Boost Across TV Screens

AT&T’s Xandr Media unit is showing advertisers the incremental impact on business outcomes from the combination of both big- and small-screen television viewing, given the preferences of younger viewers. “From a TV perspective, younger audiences have left. The deeper ratings decline is within kind of the younger set and they’re just watching digital video, they’re […]

 
 

Regardless Of The Source, Unwatched Video Isn’t Viable: IRIS.TV’s Harrison

Amid the “battle that we’re seeing play out right now” among major media companies for streaming video revenue, one thing is certain. It’s hard to monetize video that doesn’t get watched, according to IRIS.TV’s Daniel Harrison. “You’ve got a lot going on, but ultimately each of these companies needs to figure out a strategy that […]

 
 

Xandr Media Finds More Buyers Leveraging Addressable TV for Reach and Frequency

During next month’s TV Upfront, AT&T’s Xandr Media will unveil “a big upgrade” for television advertising, a main thrust of which will be the use of ads addressable to devices households to frequency cap and manufacture reach. The company will present at it’s first “Xandr Front” event on May 14. “There is a need to […]

 
 

AT&T Data Helps Fuel Turner’s Quest For Guaranteed Campaign Outcomes: SVP Aversano

AT&T’s more than 170 million consumer relationships—north of 140 million of them in the mobile space—generate a ton of data. For Turner, the data from those relationships will be the basis for optimizing and guaranteeing campaigns based on business outcomes. Such guaranteed optimization could emerge by late this year or early 2020, Turner’s Dan Aversano […]

 
 

Xandr Media Activates Turner Integration While Rolling Out Its SSP Welcome Mat

LAS VEGAS—As Xandr Media begins to cross-pollinate data and technology with Turner and other AT&T family entities, it wants the outside world to know that from a supply-side platform standpoint, its doors are open. “The welcome mat is out. It’s got neon lights around it,” says Xandr Media President Rick Welday. Roughly four months after […]

 
 

Video Tops The Performance Stack, But Distribution Too Fragmented: GroupM’s Castree

Even as more marketers come to understand the value proposition of advanced advertising targeting, more sell-side silos are being erected. This is why a big focus under new GroupM North America CEO Tim Castree is to encourage the disaggregation of data, inventory and technology. While a lot of progress has been made in the last […]

 
 

For Turner’s Levy, Viewers And Traditional TV Ecosystem Are Top Priorities

For most of the three decades that David Levy has been with Turner, it’s been advertising first, distribution second and consumer experience third. “We’ve now flipped that over the last couple of years and consumer experience is number one, distribution second and advertising third,” Levy says. As he looks ahead to CES 2019, he talks […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Xandr’s ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Opportunity For Brand Relevancy: L’Oreal’s McHugh

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Short consumer attention spans don’t surprise L’Oreal’s Nadine Karp McHugh. What’s she’s interested in seeing is how AT&T’s new Xandr unit can help brands achieve relevance in their value exchanges with those consumers. “I think that competition is always a good thing, and I think that this new offering at Xandr […]

 
 

Simulmedia’s Morgan On Xandr: It’s All About The Partnerships

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Dave Morgan certainly knows the value of partnerships when scaling advanced audience targeting for television. So when he takes in the aspirations of AT&T’s Xandr, it’s the partnering theme that gets his attention. “There’s a really big mission. Whether AT&T itself is going to be able to do it or not […]

 
 

Addressable Will Be A ‘Critical Complement’ To Broad-Reach TV: Horizon’s Campanelli

SANTA BARBARA, CA – The biggest play for AT&T’s new Xandr unit is the marriage of high-quality content with technology and its satellite delivery system for addressable television, according to Horizon Media’s Dave Campanelli. “Theoretically, they are the first ones to put it together,” says Campanelli, who is EVP, Co-Chief Investment Officer for the media […]

 
 

Technology, Immersive Television At ‘An Intersection And A Crossroads’: Amnet’s Muldoon

SANTA BARBARA, CA – With the rebranding of AT&T’s Xandr on the heels of the acquisition of AppNexus, brand engagement can become more of a reality in the eyes of programmatic veteran Art Muldoon. “Having worked with AppNexus since 2010, we’ve really seen the evolution of programmatic turn into a people-based marketing endeavor,” says Muldoon, […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Sullivan On Xandr’s ‘Leapfrog’ Potential, Making TV Smarter

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Having spent more than 25 years on the sales side of the television business, Catherine Sullivan thinks AT&T’s new Xandr unit can leapfrog the industry. When it comes to helping marketers understand their target audiences and making TV smarter with more attribution and relevant advertising, “It can’t happen fast enough,” says […]

 
 

Criteo’s Spilman: Xandr’s Relevance Is ‘Right Time, Right Message’

SANTA BARBARA, CA – One of the big challenges for brands is being relevant in an environment of “continuous partial attention” on the part of consumers. That wasn’t an issue for AT&T at its recent Xandr Relevance Conference, according to Criteo’s Mollie Spilman. “They’re trying to pull off something really unique, but I can tell […]

 
 

Xandr’s Mike Welch: National Premium Video Marketplace Will Aggregate ‘Significant Amounts Of Supply’

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Xandr’s partnership with Altice and Frontier to aggregate and sell their national addressable television inventory are just the first steps in Xandr’s pursuit of a national marketplace for premium, video-centric advertising on both the buy-side and sell-side. Within the next 12 months, Xandr envisions having “aggregated significant amounts of supply. We will […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gleason On The Vision Of Xandr: ‘Now Comes The Heavy Lifting’

SANTA BARBARA, CA – With Xandr, there’s no questioning the vision of AT&T as it harnesses its growing data, content and communications assets. It’s all about the execution. “And now comes the heavy lifting,” says Brian Gleason, CEO, Performance Media Group, GroupM. “From a vision, I think they’re spot-on.” In this interview with Beet.TV at […]

 
 

AT&T’s Xandr Presents ‘Credible’ Competition For Digital Giants: IAB’s Rothenberg

SANTA BARBARA, CA – When IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg contemplates the rebirth of AT&T’s advertising and media operations in the form of Xandr, he sees a looming competitor to the most powerful digital giants. “There’s no question that lots of folks in the marketing and media world would like more alternatives to Google and Facebook, […]

 
 

AT&T Chairman Randall Stevenson Gives Full-Throated Support for a Free Press at Xandr Conference, CNN’s Brian Stelter On Why it Matters

SANTA BARBARA, CA –  In a news environment characterized by “information overload,” journalists need to slow things down a bit and in so doing help people become smarter, says CNN’s Senior Media Correspondent, Brian Stelter. “It’s almost as if we need like, a little bit of a slow news movement because everything’s happening so fast […]

 
 

Furious Corp.’s Swartz: AT&T’s Relevance Will Elevate Talk ‘Beyond The How To The Why’

When Ashley J. Swartz hears the word relevance, the term renaissance comes to mind. Having doubled down on television “not only surviving but thriving,” she sees AT&T’s The Relevance Conference as the confluence of TV’s potential future in one place. “I think it’s incredibly exciting to see that some of the leaders in the marketplace […]

 
 

What Wavemaker’s Richman Wants To Know About The New AT&T

All of the 250 invitation-only attendees of next week’s AT&T event titled The Relevance Conferences are aware that the “new” AT&T will be a big operation with lots of scale. So what exactly should the “official reveal of their offering” communicate to the industry? “What everyone’s anxious to understand is a bit more of the […]

 
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