As Advertising Follows Content, Expect More Addressable Options: Samba.tv’s Ackerman

BOSTON – In the media business, being in the television is like being in the kitchen—to the 100th power. Which is one of the reasons Dan Ackerman joined Samba.tv from a long stint at AOL Like many others, he was frustrated about trying to make sense out of all the disparate data sources that might […]

 
 

Real-Time Not Essential For Programmatic TV, AOL’s Ackerman

FORT LAUDERDALE — Companies in the TV advertising business don’t need to adopt all of the so-called “programmatic” technologies vendors tout to benefit from some of their key efficiencies, says one such vendor in the chain. “You don’t have to have complete automation, dynamic ad insertion,” Adap,tv programmatic SVP Dan Ackerman tells Beet.TV in this panel […]

 
 

TV Ads Could Be 10% Programmatic By 2017: AOL’s Ackerman

FORT LAUDERDALE — While so-called “programmatic” techniques for controlling, planning and trading online ads have gained traction in display advertising, the concept is slower to reach the same penetration in video and TV. But the prospect is set for wider adoption after a year in which many ad tech platforms “postured” about their capabilities, according […]

 
 

Attribution Is Changing The Currency Of Media: Adap.tv’s Ackerman

Marketers may be moving in to an era when they no longer pay for advertising based on the likelihood of reaching a number of people of a particular kind – but based on actual end product sales as a result. AOL recently acquired two companies in the “attribution” space which will enable this development – Santa […]

 
 

Programmatic Is Redefining TV Industry Roles: Adap.tv’s Ackerman

SAN FRANCISCO — The onset of automated video ad buying is prompting traditional job disciplines to be re-thought, says one exec in the space. “There is a transition of talent,” says  Adap.tv‘s programmatic TV SVP Dan Ackerman. “You see people who have been in trading desks start to cross-polinate in to TV. There is a science in (traditional […]

 
 

Transitioning TV Ad Buying From “Steak Dinners” to Programmatic: It’s Going to Take Time

SAN FRANCISCO — When are we going to see an industry in which a healthy slice of TV advertising is bought using so-called “programmatic” trading techniques? “For the major networks, it’s going to take a long time to eventually go over to this stock exchange process of being able to use data and being able […]