TV Now Serves Both Ends Of Ad Funnel: dataxu’s Catanzaro

LAS VEGAS — The traditional deployment for TV ads has always been the top of the marketing funnel, where a mass audience’s interest gets ignited by awareness-raising branding ads. But new technology allowing TV to operate like digital channels means the medium can fulfil both awareness and “performance” goals, which aim to generate an actual, […]

 

What Is ‘TV’? Hulu, FreeWheel, dataxu, comScore, 4C Execs Discuss

SAN JUAN — If you listen to the tech crowd and if you look at some of the consumer behavior, TV is “dying”. But, if that is the case, how do you explain Netflix? Many executives in the industry have long since moved on from using “TV” to describe the box in the living room connected […]

 

Biggest Agencies Will Join Direct-To-Consumer Brands In Advanced TV: dataxu’s Baker

The core problem of executing advanced or converged television targeting is deciphering consumer device identity, and that’s exactly why direct-to-consumer brands are flocking to it. And, dataxu’s Mike Baker predicts in the walkup to CES 2019, more of the biggest agencies will join in this year, as have many small and mid-size agencies. “What’s different […]

 

Comscore’s Hofstetter Calls for Industry”Re-Education” Around Premium Video Investment

While the opportunities around premium video are “extraordinary,” educating the buy-side about cross-platform execution has long been a common industry theme. For Comscore, which has seen many changes over the past year, it’s more of a re-education process, according to President Sarah Hofstetter. In this interview with Beet.TV roughly a month into her new role […]

 

Scale Of Programmatic TV Growing ‘Ridiculously Fast’: 360i’s Rozen

At CES 2019 and then through the television Upfront season, advanced TV will be discussed and executed on a more significant scale than ever, according to 360i Chief Media Officer Doug Rozen. “That’s because there’s not only the interest but the capability and also the audience. This will be the first time as we go […]

 

Viacom’s Gordon Traces The Arc Of ‘Outcome Optimization’

Entering 2019, transacting advanced-television buys will continue on a publisher-by-publisher basis. But Viacom’s Bryson Gordon expects to see “a lot more integration” of advanced-TV capabilities and KPI’s into how large advertisers plan their marketing. “What we have seen over the past twelve months is almost like a smoothing out of the market,” the EVP of […]

 

Disney+ A ‘General Entertainment Brand’ For Families, Says Sales Chief Ferro

When The Walt Disney Company launches the Disney+ direct-to-consumer streaming service in late 2019, it won’t be advertising-supported. But Disney Advertising Sales is already talking to brands that want to “experience the Disney customer far and away beyond just the traditional advertising,” says sales chief Rita Ferro. Disney+ will be the third piece of a […]

 

ACR Helping Brands Decipher Their Data For TV: dataxu’s Baker

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—There’s lots of industry talk about data being the “connective tissue” that can unify advertising buys across various channels. But while many hurdles currently prevent brands and agencies from normalizing the execution of buys across linear and advanced television, data is already playing a key role, according to dataxu CEO Mike Baker. […]

 

How Connective Tissue Eliminates TV Ad Duplication: DataXu’s Catanzaro

SAN JUAN — As marketers embrace advertising across the growing plethora of devices, their campaign naturally spreads to new devices. As that happens, they risk exposing the same person to the same ad on different channels. But, on the flip side of “reach”, technology can also help control the “frequency” with which an ad is shown, […]

 

dataxu’s TotalTV Linear-Digital Solution Powering Hearst Anyscreen Platform

There’s “a huge market opportunity” in local television for dataxu, whose TotalTV linear-digital audience offering is powering Hearst’s new Hearst Anyscreen platform, says dataxu’s Mike Baker. Hearst’s TV footprint spans 39 states where the company is now selling connected TV in conjunction with the same linear audiences for local TV, the Co-Founder, President and CEO […]

 

dataxu’s Catanzaro On TV, Cross-Platform Targeting And ‘Invisible’ Technology

With television advertising targeting slowly catching up to that of digital media, “We think the revolution is just starting,” says Sandro Catanzaro, dataxu’s Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder. What started with “very humble web ads” about a decade ago has progressed to the point where “where we can show ads on TV that are fully […]

 

dataxu, Sorenson Integration Reduces Addressable TV Speed Barriers

An integration between dataxu and Sorensen Media is designed to reduce the time needed to activate and measure addressable television campaigns so that addressable starts to mimic the speed at which over-the-top TV has taken root. “This is going to be an explosion, a dramatic change in the market,” says Sandro Catanzaro, dataxu’s Chief Innovation […]

 

dataxu’s LaHaise On Bridging The Divide Between Digital, Connected TV Campaigns

By the time Sling TV launched in early 2015, dataxu already was an established demand-side platform with all of the pipes in place for programmatic and real-time bidded inventory. “What really set things off for us is the ability to bring in a cross-device platform that extends the type of targeting and campaign execution you’d […]

 

dataxu’s Baker: We Combine Linear & OTT TV

The bears are circling traditional TV. With a continual digital migration, traditional TV ad spending entered last year entered what is forecast to be three years of downturn. By most definitions, that is a recession. But Mike Baker thinks it doesn’t have to be this way. The CEO of ad-tech firm dataxu thinks digital and linear […]

 

‘Bullish On Data Marketplace,’ Dentsu Aegis Adds IRI To M1 Platform

While there’s no shortage of data available for enhanced consumer targeting, some advertisers still cling to gross rating points and broad demographic targets. “Some clients are opting in a little bit more than others,” says Anthony Laurenzo, SVP, Non-Linear Video, Dentsu Aegis. “We’re starting a slow evolution away from age and gender demography to more […]

 

Advanced Targeting Yields ‘Really Healthy Prices’ For Quality Content: dataxu’s Catanzaro

As the ability to identify and target television audiences across devices becomes ever more precise, it’s changing the way advertisers perceive both quality and the prices they are willing to pay. “There is a return to premium media from an advertiser perspective, an appreciation and a willingness to pay actually a premium price,” says Sandro […]

 

With 2.2 Million Households, Sling In Year Of Addressable Convergence With Dish

The year 2018 is one of “convergence” for Dish Network and its streaming Sling TV service, which combined now offer addressable advertising to about 9 million households. “We spent a lot of last year tying together the existing data partnerships on the Dish side with the Sling side and making sure that attribution and reporting […]

 

To OpenX, Take Digital Quality Standards ‘And Run With Them’ Is The Path Success

SAN FRANCISCO – Investing in quality seems to be paying off huge for OpenX, the world’s largest independent advertising exchange. It just capped its 10th straight year of revenue growth, fourth consecutive year of profitability and its nascent video business saw 5,000% revenue growth in 2017. To CEO Tim Cadogan, the industry as a whole […]

 

ESPN Introducing Linear Optimization In The Quest For True Addressable Television

Although using first and third-party to target linear television audiences is in the testing phase, it stands to increase the attribution TV gets for prompting consumer behavior. “At ESPN, we certainly think the audience buying future is upon us,” says Vikram Somaya, SVP, Global Data Officer & Ad Platforms at ESPN. In this interview with […]

 

With More Than 700 Users, OpenAP TV Audience Consortium Eyes Growth Roadmap

Having launched last September 29, the OpenAP television audience targeting consortium platform of Fox, Turner and Viacom has more than 700 users. Meanwhile, Turner is beta testing mapping audience segments across its digital footprint. “We have a roadmap that takes us through essentially a 1.5 release and it’s going to go even beyond that,” Dan […]

 
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