Speed Bumps On The Road To Advanced TV: A Beet Retreat Panel With Essence, FreeWheel, one2one Media And Medialink

MIAMI – Structural barriers. Organizational barriers. Silos. All of these play their part in retarding the progress of advanced television for all parties involved. While pursuing these topics can lead to circular conversations—everyone agrees on the need for change but no one thinks it won’t happen soon, if at all—such discussions actually help to clarify […]


Who’s Ready For Advanced TV?: A Beet Retreat Miami Panel With Furious Corp., Invidi, SintecMedia, Videology And Google

MIAMI – The next generation of television—as represented by things like the ATSC3.0 standard—is now in sight. Then again, so is the moon. To hear panelists at the recent Beet Retreat Miami explain it, lunar landings might be easier to achieve than getting TV broadcasters en masse to quickly embrace the future. Asked by moderator […]


Ad Personalization, Content Discovery Are Focus Of Beet Retreat Miami Panel Featuring MediaLink, Innovid, TiVo And Sorenson Media

MIAMI – The old adage “don’t take it personally” will be upended in the world of advanced television. Respecting viewer attention and guiding them to relevant content are going to be critical elements in perpetuating the ad-supported business model. Such observations arise when people in key positions peer beyond what’s currently happening in the TV […]


Advancing The TV And Video Ecosystem: A Beet Retreat Miami Panel With Furious Corp., Alphonso, Eyeview, FreeWheel And dataxu

MIAMI – As the advertising industry seeks to unify premium video and traditional television, there is a need for speed and there are speed bumps. Given these dynamics, it’s fair to ask whether consolidation on the adtech side will drive the most change or will it be the increasing demands of advertisers for greater outcomes […]


Consumer Ad Attention Key To Digital/TV Convergence: Consultant Joan Fitzgerald

MIAMI – Yes, digital media and traditional TV are converging, but there’s much yet to be learned about improving the advertising viewing experience across screens. Moving from impression-based metrics to understanding consumer attention will help move things along. Some thinking holds that video is video, regardless of the platform, as sellers are more frequently combining […]


Digital Decisioning Will Help Unify Digital And TV Currency: Herve Brunet of FreeWheel

MIAMI – Viewers are way ahead of the television and video ecosystem, which remains siloed in some quarters. But there’s an inevitable shift happening that will culminate in both a unified currency and inventory pool. With over-the-top and set-top box viewing at about 50%, the big TV screen still accounts for four out of five […]


From ‘Conversations To Action’ In The Changing TV Industry: Forrester’s Joanna O’Connell

MIAMI – From a perch like that of Joanna O’Connell at Forrester Research, it’s hard not to see the big picture in the roiling television business and what needs to change. Whether it’s the “insane” practice of continually chasing lower CPM’s or the “chicken-and-egg” Netflix business model. Overall, the Principal Analyst believes that things are […]


Targeting People And Households From Mobile To Connected-TV: dataxu’s Tore Tellefsen

MIAMI – About six months ago, dataxu unveiled the first self-serve platform for custom, audience-based buying of connected-TV inventory. “I’m always surprised by what our customers are now coming up with,” says Tore Tellefsen, the company’s VP of TV Solutions. dataxu started down the road of expanding its OneView audience management platform some four years […]


MediaLink’s Matt Spiegel Tracks The ‘Precision Marketing Journey,’ Choices Facing TV Broadcasters

MIAMI – It’s not just the television industry that’s undergoing massive change as linear slowly cedes to other viewing options. Marketers, meanwhile, must embrace new forms of measurement as table stakes in their efforts to keep pace with that change. For both, the question becomes “How can we enhance the speed of change,” says Matt […]


Tru Optik’s Andre Swanston On OptOut.TV For Viewer Data Freedom

MIAMI – Investor decks for martech ventures are typically rosy if not a bit over-the-top in their marketplace prognostications. Then there is the one that Tru Optik put together in 2014 as it tried to project the scale and growth for consumer uptake of OTT and connected-TV by 2018. “For every single one we actually […]


Catalogers Prime Targets For Addressable Linear, OTT TV: Matter More Media’s Tracey Scheppach

MIAMI – The year 2018 and, in particular, the Upfront television market will see a “tipping point” in achieving greater audience targeting precision. This should resonate well with direct-mail catalogers who should be looking beyond the mailbox to the set-top box. Thus says Tracey Scheppach, the former Publicis executive who spent upward of 15 years […]


Sorenson Media’s Shears On Linear Addressable: ‘We’re Essentially Creating An Ecosystem’

MIAMI – Although best known for its video encoding software, Sorenson Media wants the television ecosystem to think holistically by using smart-TV data to inform every second of the viewing experience. Two of the company’s newest products are a measurement solution for local broadcasters and addressability for linear TV, according to VP of Advertising James […]


NinthDecimal’s Brian Kilmer On The Power Of Mobile To Drive Store Traffic

MIAMI – If you “see” consumers an average of 1,200 times each month, thanks to their mobile devices, you get a pretty good idea of their retail habits. Those learnings can empower new ways of understanding how website traffic impacts store visits. When location-data marketing platform NinthDecimal studied the connection between digital assets and offline […]


What TV Can Learn From Digital In Audience Targeting: 4C Insights’ Anupam Gupta

MIAMI – Sometimes you need to learn from new media channels in order to better understand and use the ones that are much older. Social media and television is a case in point. Media technology provider 4C Insights cut its teeth on digital platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others. As it shifts into the […]


Advertisers ‘Empowering’ Their Data For TV Buying: NBCUniversal’s Mike Rosen

MIAMI – What used to be transactional relationships based on dayparts and demographics in the television business is quickly evolving into “more of a data relationship,” according to NBCUniversal’s EVP of Portfolio Sales, Mike Rosen. “This is happening so quickly. What we now realize is it’s leading to a very different kind of relationship we […]


Lack Of Yield Optimization By TV Sellers Carries A Big Cost: Furious Corp.’s Ashley J. Swartz

MIAMI – A lack of television advertising inventory yield optimization by media companies can lead to “extreme volatility in pricing” to the tune of nearly 10% of topline revenue. “That is ultimately what is driving the opportunity cost of not maximizing yield,” says Furious Corp. CEO Ashley J. Swartz. Furious Corp. began operations in 2014, […]


Videology’s Tony Yi: Search, Last-Click Attribution ‘Don’t Behoove Traditional Media Companies’

MIAMI – The fragmented TV viewing environment is reality. But it doesn’t pay to wait for “the perfect system” for cross-screen measurement and ad campaign attribution. “I think the time is now,” says Videology’s Tony Yi. “Facebook video impressions are growing exponentially. Amazon is out there in full force.” In this interview with Beet.TV at […]


Oracle Data Cloud’s Daniel Harrison On The Quest For Holistic Digital, TV Planning And Activation

MIAMI – It’s hard to think of a company that has ramped up more data prowess than Oracle Data Cloud. But even with companies like BluKai, Datalogix, AddThis, Crosswise and Moat under its wing, achieving unified cross-screen audience measurement isn’t going to be a cake walk. “That is certainly one of the objectives for us […]


Speedy Fios Delivers Addressable TV Advantages: Oath’s Brett Hurwitz

MIAMI – Verizon was ahead of the technology curve when it began offering fiber directly to the home with Fios (fiber optic service) in 2005. Now that its Fios addressable television offering just celebrated its one-year anniversary, the company is able to tout the benefits that speed brings to advanced TV targeting. Because it’s a […]


‘We Are One And The Same’: Google’s Jennifer Koester On Traditional TV Going Digital

MIAMI – There are the headlines—traditional TV versus digital upstarts—and then there’s the reality behind the scenes. To wit, Google is playing a big part in helping traditional broadcasters transition to the digital future with solutions like dynamic ad insertion. In the U.S., “We work with 28 of the top programmers,” from sports content to […]

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