New AT&T AdWorks Lab: The Future Of Emerging Media In A Unified, Interactive Space

With so many consumers engaging with content from big living room screens to mobile devices, it’s hard to visualize how to target them individually much less in a coordinated fashion. This is why AT&T AdWorks has just unveiled its new AT&T AdWorks Lab in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center. The new AT&T AdWorks Lab is designed to […]

 
 

AT&T AdWorks ‘Addressable Upfront’ Focuses On Television, Cross-Platform Targeting

AT&T AdWorks chose to go vertical in 2017 with what it calls the industry’s first-ever Addressable Upfronts. Its 100 events across the country are tailored to specific industry product and service categories and clients with a focus on the attributes of both television and cross-platform addressable advertising. “Instead of a one-size-fits-all, one big event, we […]

 
 

Beet Retreat Panel Targets The Cross-Device Conundrum: Sorenson, Simulmedia, TiVo

MIAMI – Finding needles in hidden haystacks just might be the best metaphor for the current state of cross-platform targeting. As was evident during a panel discussion during the recent Beet.tv Retreat 2016, approaches vary by company and are limited to the best data sources until better ones come along. For Sorenson Media, which uses […]

 
 

AT&T’s Welch On INVIDI Deal: ‘Huge Opportunity’ For Cross-Screen Addressable Ads

LONDON – If where you spend your time and money says a lot about your priorities, AT&T has anted up in a big way on cross-screen addressable advertising with its participation in the acquisition of INVIDI Technologies. “We’ve been spending a lot of our time and a lot of our money on addressable television,” Mike […]

 
 

INVIDI Acquired By AT&T/DISH/WPP – Next Stop, Outer Space

MIAMI – The great video ad-tech consolidation wave is continuing, with a twist.  AT&T and DISH have announced plans to acquire addressable TV ad-tech vendor INVIDI. But they are not doing it alone – the pair are joined in the deal by fellow acquirer WPP, the world’s largest ad agency holding group, though it is AT&T […]

 
 

AT&T AdWorks’ Cordes On The Convergence Of Direct Mail, Addressable TV

MIAMI – AT&T AdWorks is seeing marketers in certain industry verticals redirect money from direct mail to addressable television advertising, along with using addressable TV for increased frequency against certain consumer targets. This synopsis by Brian Cordes, Director of Client Relations for AT&T AdWorks, was shared at the annual Beet Retreat this week. In an […]

 
 

The Future of TV: Coming Into Focus at Beet Retreat Miami, November 16-18

A group of senior industry leaders will gather in the Miami, November 16-18 for the upcoming Beet Retreat, a deep dive into the future of advanced TV.   The three-day event will not be streamed, but will be produced as a series of some 40 videos to be published over the following four weeks.   […]

 
 

AT&T AdWorks More Than Doubles Addressable TV Clients Post DIRECTV Deal

Fifteen months after AT&T acquired DIRECTV to become the largest pay-television provider, AT&T’s transformation from a telecom company to an entertainment company is bearing fruit in the addressable advertising space. “Addressable advertising is pinnacle to our advertising offering and certainly core to our growth,” says Maria Mandel Dunsche, VP and Head of Marketing for AT&T […]

 
 

AT&T’s Household, Device Identifiers Key To Cross-Screen Targeting: Mediavest | Spark’s Bokor

Being able to cap the frequency of ad delivery across multiple screens is a big desire among advertisers. It’s also why AT&T’s DIRECTV-U-verse-AT&T Wireless cross-screen addressable offering is “very intriguing,” according to Jonathan Bokor, SVP, Director of Advanced Media at Mediavest | Spark. “AT&T has taken the lead and I think they’re probably the best […]

 
 

Hearts & Science: Less Consumer Interruption As Digital Ad Formats Multiply

Faced with a “fast and furious” proliferation of digital advertising formats, agencies and marketers must contemplate less ad interruptions while figuring out how to give consumers what they really want. “Call that branded content, brand-created, something other than advertising,” says Zak Treuhaft, President of Omnicom’s Hearts & Science agency. Mobile in particular is characterized by […]

 
 

Addressable Advertising Orchestrates Cross-Channel Experiences: BOA’s Paskalis

Call it cross-channel or cross-platform addressability. To Bank of America’s Lou Paskalis, it comes down to “orchestration.” But he wonders whether marketers are up to the challenge of adding value to spontaneous consumer experiences in what could amount to a long-tail investment commitment. “Let’s call it what it really is. Orchestration. I think it’s the […]

 
 

DISH, DirecTV Addressable Unit: Buying DMA’s Wasteful For Campaigns

Who would have thought that something so 1990’s as the digital video recorder (DVR) would help to transform political advertising? In the first presidential election to benefit from the granular targeting capabilities of addressable TV advertising, the joint venture between DISH and AT&T-owned DirecTV is helping political campaigns target more than 20 million households at the […]

 
 

AT&T Uses Humor To Target TV Ad Waste, Promote Addressable Offering

The leader in addressable television advertising, with some 13 million households, AT&T is using a humorous commercial during the TV Upfront negotiating season to sell the power of addressable while speaking to concerns about its cost and scale. The commercial, “Stop Showing the Right Product to the Wrong Customer,” offers up three vignettes: a grownup […]

 
 

AT&T Announces Scores of “Addressable” TV Upfront Events & Video Series with Beet.TV

With its acquisition of DIRECTV complete, AT&T has the largest “addressable” footprint for delivering television advertising on a household level.  The value of this emerging media will be presented to the industry this TV Upfront season with the first “Addressable Upfronts,” says Maria Mandel Dunsche, VP for Marketing at AT&T AdWorks, in this interview with Beet.TV Rather […]

 
 

AT&T Unveils Programmatic Marketplace for Linear TV Powered by Videology

Advertisers will soon be able to buy linear TV advertising programmatically from AT&T in its 26 million homes, using data targeting that has been widely used for Web video. Advertisers will be able to bring their own data to a self-service, “private marketplace.”  They will be able to see results in a fully transparent manner, explains Jason […]

 
 

AT&T Delivering TV Ads to Households at Scale, “Without Waste,” Van Houten

LAS VEGAS –  After its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV and its alliance with Opera Mediaworks, AT&T AdWorks is delivering addressable ads to the household at scale via its cable and satellite boxes and to IP devices, says  AT&T’s Matthew Van Houten, Director, Strategy and Business Development. We spoke with him earlier this month at CES for […]

 
 

MultiChannel Providers Zero in on Partnerships, Ad Opportunities

FORT LAUDERDALE — As multichannel video providers adjust to the daily shifts in the TV, consumption and advertising businesses, many are diving deeper into advertising opportunities. At the recent Beet.TV executive retreat, operators shared their vision on how partnerships look in the years ahead especially as they dovetail with the growing programmatic ad business. At […]

 
 

Cord-Cutting Is Forcing Smarter TV Ad Offerings: AT&T’s Brown

The emerging prospect of targeting individual TV viewers with ads, no matter what show or channel they’re watching, may be real – but that doesn’t mean the industry should throw out the old practice of buying ads in shows considered to have demographic matches. That’s according to AT&T AdWorks ad sales VP Jason Brown, who tells […]

 
 

AT&T AdWorks Goes After Multiple Screens For Ads

FORT LAUDERDALE — AT&T AdWorks says three clients are beta-testing its recently-announced cross-device ad targeting capabilities. This month, the division announced it would offer integrated addressable advertising campaigns across TV and mobile devices, letting advertisers reach the same consumers with the same message across multiple screens. “We’re in three betas with three Fortune-500 companies,”according to AT&T AdWorks ad […]

 
 

Addressable TV Advertising Powers “Considered Purchases,” AT&T AdWork’s Jason Brown

Addressable TV advertising, the delivery of ads to a specific home set-up box, saw its initial value around “sales lift” meaning the affecting of a direct purchase.  As the medium has evolved, marketers are finding value in addressable as it powers “considered purchases,” meaning awareness of goods and services which would be considered for future […]

 
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