Carat CEO Doug Ray Looks to New TVs and Data at CES

For some time now, TVs have been king at the annual CES show and they still will be in 2017, but data is the big opportunity too, says Doug Ray, U.S. CEO of media agency Carat. At the show, he’ll be checking out what’s new in 4K, 8K OLED, as well as connected TVs and […]

 

‘Crawl, Walk And Run’ To Meet Dynamic Ad Challenges: Carat, Eyeview, Flite

VIEQUES, PR – The prospect of dynamically tailoring individual scenes within video ads for targeted viewers is mind-blowing – and headache-inducing. Last year, a poll of senior global marketers said personalized ads made for higher response and engagement rates. But, for marketers and the agencies who make the ads, getting there is not easy, a panel convened by […]

 

Three New Buying Criteria For The Agency Of The Future: Carat’s Ray

VIEQUES, PR — Don Draper is going through a mid-life crisis. That is to say, the ad agency business is undergoing profound change, as the rise of technology and data-driven marketing continues turning the industry inside-out. Many people in the furnace of the fire know this much. But how exactly is the business changing, and what does that […]

 

Carat Rides Out “Pitchapalooza” With $1.8bn In New Business: Doug Ray

It’s been a big year for brand marketers. With a reported $25 billion set to change hands as agency accounts came up for renewal, this year was both a threat and an opportunity. In truth, so-called “Pitchapalooza” has been about more than just beauty contests for contract renewal – it’s also about establishing which agencies have digital chops […]

 

Holding Companies Have Differentiated Philosophies Now: Carat’s Ray

Carat’s global president and U.S. CEO Doug Ray recalls a recent conversation with a client, who admitted to thinking of media five years ago as a commodity product. Fast forward to now, and the differences between media agencies and even holding companies look stark. In Ray’s view, that’s because of factors like the growth of data […]

 

Ad Tech Is Not ‘One-Size-Fits-All’: Carat’s Jarvie

CANNES — In the ad tech arms race, a plethora of platforms claims to be “full-service”, “end-to-end”, or “full-stack”. But their dream of providing the entire solution to agencies and buyers may be wide of the mark – more likely, customers like to mix and match the tools they use. “There’s no one-size-fits-all,” Carat Global executive […]

 

Embrace Programmatic or Be Left Behind, Carat’s Jarvie

CANNES — It’s a given that the massive change in consumer habits and their interaction with new devices is causing great ripples in the ad business too. The byproduct of that change is the widespread creation of new technologies, says Euan Jarvie, Executive Director at Carat Global, in an interview with Beet.TV. “All of this […]

 

Data and Content Keys to Digital Future, Carat’s Doug Ray

LONDON — As more data in digital video becomes available to marketers, it’s still wise to focus on content as well, says Doug Ray, Global President of Carat, in an interview with Beet.TV. “How are consumers responding to and engaging in content?” he asks. “How do we think about planning in not just linear or […]

 

Data Gives Agencies Leverage Over Networks: Carat’s Ray

LONDON — The emerging plethora of TV viewer data being pumped out by third-party agencies and new measurement models is giving ad agencies and their clients a leg-up when it comes to negotiating the buying of TV ad spots, says one agency boss. “Because of that data warehouse you’re starting to discover audiences that perhaps […]

 

Carat’s Rhind Welcomes Better Video Segmenting

COLOGNE– Bigger scale and smaller segments are helping entice advertisers in to the online video space, says media planning agency Carat. In this video interview with Beet.TV at DMEXCO, global chief digital officer Anthony Rhind welcomes moves by big platforms to satisfy buyers’ wishes for more specific targeting of large audiences. “Facebook is bringing video formats […]

 

TV Networks Well Placed Despite Multi-Platform Boom: Nielsen’s Hasker

CANNES, France — How will the relationship between media agencies, brands and TV networks evolve as underlying media and marketing platforms continue to be disrupted? The incumbent TV industry remains in a strong position, a Beet.TV panel heard. “There’s been a sea-change in the attitudes but, more importantly, the confidence of the broadcast and major […]

 

Carat’s Rhind: Programmatic Exciting, And Often Impenetrable

CANNES, France — It is ironic for the communication industry that the techies of so-called “programmatic” ad-trading technologies have often done such a poor job at communicating just what the techniques really mean. “Programmatic has been quite impenetrable,” says media agency Carat’s chief digital officer Anthony Rhind. “There’s a lot of jargon, a lot of technology, we […]

 

Carat’s Ray: Proving ROI Amid Real Media Convergence

CANNES, France — People have talked about media “convergence” for years. But, for media agency Carat, the converged future hasn’t worked out the way people expected. “We used to talk about how everything would converge on a single device,” says global president Doug Ray. “The reality is, people’s bevahiors have converged around different devices.” It’s within […]