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 […]

 
 

MediaLink’s Spiegel: Clean Up Overlapping Digital Supply Chain Partners

ORLANDO, Florida – Against a backdrop of headlines calling into question digital business practices by media agencies, the digital supply chain needs “clean up” its duplicative players or else marketers could pull back on their participation. That’s the prognosis of MediaLink Managing Director Matt Spiegel, who sees way too much duplication in that supply chain. […]

 
 

Snapchat’s ‘Really Huge’ For Ever-Expanding Shake Shack Chain

ORLANDO, Florida – From its humble roots as a hot dog cart in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, Shake Shack now boasts locations as far-flung as Russia and South Korea. Along the way, it has relied heavily on social media to communicate how it has “upped the ante on what to expect from a restaurant that […]

 
 

From TIAA-CREF To TIAA: Become ‘Radically Simple,’ Use Lots Of Digital

ORLANDO, Florida – Shortening the brand name TIAA-CREF to TIAA was the easy part. But how do you convince millions of people of various age groups that they should trust their financial assets to the nearly century-old Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association? “The reality is we did a ton of science” about TIAA customers, says […]

 
 

16 Million Millennial Customers Part of ‘Dramatic Shift’ In Bank of America’s Media Mix

ORLANDO, Florida – What do llamas know about banking? Probably not much, but Bank of America is more concerned with being where its customers are, hence the financial giant’s quirky llama-with-red-scarf lens on Snapchat. “You wouldn’t expect to see us” on Snapchat, says Meredith Verdone, SVP Enterprise, Consumer & Wealth Management at BOA. Nonetheless, its […]

 
 

ANA’s Pace: Marketers Should Assert Themselves To Overhaul Digital Supply Chain

ORLANDO, Florida – As the Association of National Advertisers continues to shine a spotlight on the issue of non-transparency in marketer/media agency relations, its Chairman says there’s a bigger issue at play. If he could, Tony Pace would “hit the reset button” on the entire digital media supply chain. In an interview with Beet.TV at […]

 
 

P&G’s Pritchard On The Importance Of Advertising And ‘The Great Idea’

ORLANDO, Florida – Roughly half a billion video views later, it’s easy to see why Procter & Gamble’s Like A Girl narrative for Always feminine products has been a big hit. It’s hard to disagree that the creative debunking—mainly via video impressions both purchased and earned—of how girls run or throw a ball “Was good […]

 
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