When Weighing Addressable TV, Think Value Not Complexity: Cadent’s Bologna

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The advanced television train has left the station. And while the addressable TV car lacks certain systemic, logistical and executional amenities, testing addressable makes sense for at least half of all advertisers, says Mike Bologna, President, one2one media, Cadent. “What I think that we should focus on more is the value proposition […]

 
 

Cadent’s Kryszczun On Bridging The UK’s Addressable Gap

LONDON — For the UK’s main cable TV operator, targeted advertising was a long time coming. Although the cable distribution method, coupled with its use of a connected TiVo set-top box, seemed to offer distinct advantages, it was not until relatively recently that Virgin Media began offering addressable ad targeting capabilities. For that, it can […]

 
 

From The UK To Canada: Cadent’s Growing TV Connections

TORONTO — As Cadent’s technology powers the targeted-television advertising platform that pools the inventory of Sky and Virgin Media in the UK and Ireland, the company is busy helping to scale dynamic ad insertion in Canada. Among its tasks for Sky and Virgin are creating a “compliant, walled garden” to abide by GDPR privacy strictures, […]

 
 

Sorenson’s Offering Provides Addressable TV Diversity: one2one’s Bologna

Since they’ve controlled infrastructure, subscriber files and advertising inventory, MVPD’s have been the primary gatekeepers of the growing addressable television business. Enter Sorenson Media with its fledgling, smart-TV-based addressable ecosystem and you’ve got some diversity in the marketplace. That’s how Mike Bologna sizes up Sorenson’s “somewhat unique” position in the addressable marketplace in this interview […]

 
 

NCC Media Hopes Its National Addressable TV Push Will Fuel The Spot Market

While NCC Media’s newly announced division will work to advance the national addressable television market, it will employ the same principles—better data, targeting and measurement—to grow the spot TV business. “It’s important to point out that NCC’s traditional business in the spot marketplace is not going to go anywhere,” says Andrew Ward, VP, Comcast Media […]

 
 

New NCC Media Unit’s Goals: Scale, Consistency And Simplicity In National Addressable TV

When it launches in June, the new and as-yet unnamed division within NCC Media has three goals for the national addressable television marketplace: Scale, data consistency and simplicity. “From a scale standpoint, it’s critically important that we get beyond the boundaries of any single provider,” says Andrew Ward, VP, Comcast Media 360. NCC Media is […]

 
 

one2one Media A ‘One-Stop-Shop’ For National Addressable TV Scale

Every brand looks at the television business differently when trying to target specific audiences. But when they consider addressable TV advertising all of them see “a very fragmented marketplace,” says one2one Media President Mike Bologna. “We’re a one-stop-shop for national addressable scale,” Bologna adds in this interview with Beet.TV. “We package everything together.” To improve […]

 
 

Addressable Adds Transparency To Television, Says one2one Media’s Power

That addressable television will increase from 63 million cable and satellite households to 70 million by the end of 2018 is a big number. But behind the scenes, smart TV’s have the potential to optimize addressable campaigns in-flight. These trends will help to change the TV business “more in the next two years than it […]

 
 

Cadent Ramps Up Local Broadcast As Complement To Cable TV Inventory

What do you do when you’re the “800-pound gorilla” aggregating advertising inventory from some 200 MVPD partners? In the case of Cadent, you extend your reach to local television broadcasters to become a one-stop shop. As advertisers increasingly seek better audience targeting and efficiency, “The marketplace has kind of come our way,” says the company’s […]

 
 

Evolution Of Addressable Mirrors That Of Advanced TV: Cadent/one2one’s Troiano

Heading into this year’s television Upfronts, advanced TV targeting will become a bigger part of conversations between buyers and sellers, as it will a year from now. “A corollary to that is so will addressable,” says Nick Troiano. “We have knowledge and capabilities to essentially put dollars to work over three-, six-, twelve-month campaigns like […]

 
 

Test, Learn, Scale Is Jack Link’s Approach To Television Targeting

Beef jerky is a good example of products not suited to broad-based television advertising, which is why the family owned Jack Link’s brand opts for more precise audience targeting. “For us, it goes back to the simplicity of understanding the consumers really well,” says the company’s VP of Brand Marketing, Tim Goldsmid. “As a small […]

 
 

Progress Of OpenAP, NCC Media Helps Solve Fragmentation: MAGNA’s Anson

With advertisers still in the “test and learn phase” with advanced targeting of television audiences, NBCUniversal joining the OpenAP consortium “will really move OpenAP’s momentum forward towards a more usable tool that advertisers will want a part of,” says Julie Anson, Associate Director, Partner Innovation, Advanced TV MAGNA Global. Currently on the sell-side, there’s too […]

 
 

GroupM’s Schwartz: Addressable TV A Growing Complement To Mass Reach

Even as the availability of addressable television advertising continues to grow, delivering more precise audience targeting, it will likely always be a complement to traditional mass advertising efforts. In the meantime, it’s bringing TV to brands with targets heretofore too small for spending on the medium and providing valuable targeting insights, according to Lyle Schwartz, […]

 
 

NBCU In OpenAP Means More Scale, Standardization: Initiative’s Bosetti

NBCUniversal’s decision to join the OpenAP audience-targeting consortium one year after its creation is a positive move that “gives us even more scale to buy and transact on from an audience standpoint,” says Maureen Bosetti, Chief Partnerships Officer at Initiative, IPG’s global communications agency. “Certainly the more partners that join OpenAP the more it allows […]

 
 

Brands Need Core Competencies To Own And Effectively Mine Their Data: Cross MediaWorks’ Paul Alfieri

MIAMI – Looking at the competition between digital and television as some kind of warfare isn’t very productive, according to Paul Alfieri, CMO of Cross MediaWorks. “TV shouldn’t be looking at Facebook or Netflix and saying they’re stealing our revenue,” says Alfieri. “TV should be saying what are Facebook and Netflix and Amazon and Google […]

 
 

one2one Media’s Mike Bologna: Huge Demand For One-To-One Video, Sales Attribution

ORLANDO – To reach households with addressable ads on a one-to-one basis at scale, advertisers and agencies need to do it on a one-to-many basis. This is due to the technology and infrastructure variations between multichannel video programming distributor (MVPDs) and smart TV manufacturers. Last spring, one2one Media set out to leverage an integrated set […]

 
 

Data No Longer In The Rear-View Mirror: Cadent’s Mitchko

LAS VEGAS — Time was, data was the oil that powered backward-looking reports examining the effectiveness of already-executed campaigns. But that’s all changing now, as new technology allows ad-tech platforms to show live data and let clients respond by tweaking campaigns mid-flight. That’s according to one ad-tech exec whose company helps advertisers use data segmenting to target linear […]

 
 

Cadent’s Troiano: Let’s Talk Less About Automation, More About Value

MIAMI – Trying to “retrofit” television into digital is harmful because it devalues advertising inventory, according to the CEO of Cadent. Since the company’s rebranding a few years ago from TelAmerica, focusing on value along with direct-selling has helped to upend its customer base from overwhelmingly direct-response TV advertisers to mostly national brands, says Nick […]

 
 

Georgia-Pacific Balances Emotion, Functionality In Marketing Mix

ORLANDO, Florida – In this purpose-driven marketing age, it’s only natural to sell toilet paper without showing or even talking about it. Instead, simply focus on things like grandparents, single moms and step parents. This is the path taken by Georgia-Pacific as part of its overall effort to portray women more accurately, according to CMO […]

 
 

Spotify’s Branded Moments: The ‘Authenticity’ Of Music Meets Exclusive Engagement

ORLANDO, Florida – Having afforded three major brands 100% share of voice for 30 minutes at a time, it will be interesting to see how Spotify measures return on that exclusive consumer exposure. The streaming music service is still in a beta test of its “vertical video experience” with Baccardi, Bose and Gatorade, according to […]

 
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