Excellence Can Level TV’s Playing Field With Tech Firms: Comcast Advertising’s Rooke

LONDON, UK — The TV industry will in a hybrid world for many years to come, where the worlds of traditional linear TV and streaming converge, and the opportunity lies in reaching audiences instead of demographics. That is the vie according to James Rooke, President, Comcast Advertising. But, to get there, Rooke thinks the TV business […]


Comcast’s Rooke Sees FreeWheel Emerge As ‘Unifying Point’ For TV Ad Demand

LONDON, UK — In a week in which ad exchange operator Index Exchange announced a direct integration with TV ad-tech platform FreeWheel, the latter’s owner sees FreeWheel becoming a gateway for an array of TV ad buyers. “When you’re an industry platform, then interoperability is really important,” James Rooke, President, Comcast Advertising, told me in […]


Addressable TV Can Compensate For Signal Loss, Says Comcast Advertising’s Larry Allen

CANNES — In a world where first-party data is proving its worth and the industry is grappling with signal loss, addressable TV is emerging as a confident link to ROI and outcomes. That is the view of Larry Allen, VP & GM, Addressable Enablement at Comcast Advertising. In this video interview with Tameka Kee for […]


Privacy Depends On Data Security: Comcast’s Midha

The ad industry now knows consumer privacy is the key imperative. But achieving that whilst nevertheless offering advertisers advanced targeting capabilities is a work in progress. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Comcast Advertising Chief Growth Officer Pooja Midha says realizing privacy plus capability depends on data quality. Privacy-first “When it comes to the safeguarding […]


Pooja Midha Joins Comcast Advertising, Following Her “North Star” to TV Transformation

Pooja Midha, a longtime advanced TV executive at MTV and Disney, and most recently CEO of true[x], has joined Comcast Advertising as Chief Growth Officer, a new position, the company announced on Thursday. We sat down with her  to talk about her vision o the industry and her decision to join Comcast. She speaks about […]


First-Party Time: Identifiers’ Demise Brings New Powers To Marketers, Comcast’s Marcus Says

They have been the fabric of digital ad targeting for two or three decades – but now third-party cookies are being deprecated, whilst mobile device identifiers are being switched to consumer opt-in. Taken together and coming off the back of consumer privacy policy changes, it represents the biggest threat to the accepted norms of digital […]


TV Can Catapult D2C Brands: Comcast Advertising’s Rothwell

TV commercials may often seem like they are full of ads for traditional mainstay brands. But TV is now a medium that can drive results even for upstarts, according to a new piece of research. The Halo Effect, a report from VAB and Comcast Advertising’s Effectv, examined direct-to-consumer (D2C) and 50 other brands to discover […]