CFlight Helps Buyers Take Flight: Simulmedia’s Morgan

LONDON — Eight months after NBCUniversal rolled out its new measurement currency for quantifying time-shifted and on-demand viewing on any platform, one exec thinks the deployment is a game-changer. NBCU’s aim with CFlight was to give advertisers a sense of how their marketing campaigns are being seen, regardless of time or location. In this video interview with […]

 
 

TV Must Put Marketers In Charge: Simulmedia’s Morgan

When you run a mass medium like TV and the largest advertising channel in the world, you hold all the cards. At least, you used to. TV operators are familiar with setting the terms of the deals through which marketers get to buy air-time – even the very process which leads to deals getting done […]

 
 

Simulmedia’s Morgan On Xandr: It’s All About The Partnerships

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Dave Morgan certainly knows the value of partnerships when scaling advanced audience targeting for television. So when he takes in the aspirations of AT&T’s Xandr, it’s the partnering theme that gets his attention. “There’s a really big mission. Whether AT&T itself is going to be able to do it or not […]

 
 

Major TV Networks’ Embrace Of Data-Optimized Campaigns ‘A Really Big Step’: Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan

LAS VEGAS – To Simulmedia, which has about a decade head start in optimizing linear television ad targeting, it’s a good sign that large network groups have decided to adopt data-optimized, audience-based campaigns. “It’s critical to get their adoption to move a market because the TV ad market is one where demand exceeds supply,” says […]

 
 

Simulmedia Switches On SaaS To Plug TV’s Hole, Dave Morgan explains

The man who founded early ad platforms Tacoda and Real Media is ready to have another go at running another ad-tech company with a self-service model. Simulmedia CEO Dave Morgan tells Beet.TV his current company, which helps advertisers and agencies link consumer purchase behaviour to set-top box data, will switch on a software-as-a-service model in the next couple […]

 
 

FCC Cable Box Reforms Make Data-Driven TV Urgent: Simulmedia’s Morgan

SEVILLE – Government regulation “FCC 16-18” may sound innocuous enough – but the implications of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to open up set-top box hardware will be far-reaching. The rule would compel cable companies to offer their programming not just over their own boxes but through those of third-party vendors, too. One ad industry […]

 
 

Advertisers Can Have Their Cake And Eat It: Simulmedia’s Morgan

Brand TV advertising these days is something of a scattergun approach – you pay to reach large audiences, but you can’t guarantee the distribution will really achieve the desired result. Increasingly emboldened by the guarantees that are offered by online advertising, some TV ad buyers are calling for an improvement. And that is what former Tacoda head honcho Dave Morgan‘s current […]

 
 

Being a Change Agent = Reading Trends, Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan Says

The ad market should brace itself for huge digital transformations in the next few years. Changes that have been afoot for sometime now are on the cusp of hitting the market hard, says serial entrepreneur Dave Morgan, Chief Executive Officer for Simulmedia, who talked about these shifts in the ad business in this interview with Beet.TV. Look for a convergence […]

 
 

Connect The Dots To Pay-By-Outcome Ads: Simulmedia’s Morgan

So far in the history of advertising, marketers have had to satisfy themselves with measuring the effectiveness of their spending against relatively soft outcome metrics, like clicks, views or consumers’ propensity to buy. But now some marketers are beginning to demand publishers and networks charge them only when ads have generated an actual sale. “The […]

 
 

Simulmedia’s Morgan: TV Finally Embracing Ad Tech

Tacoda and Simulmedia founder Dave Morgan is just back from a fun week chewing over the TV ad tech revolution at Cannes Lions with Beet.TV He is interviewed on stage by digital media investment banker Terence Kwaja. In this AdAge article, Morgan concludes channel fragmentation, a desire for accountability and digital envy are finally moving TV folks to […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Simulmedia’s Morgan: TV Is The Real Ad Superhighway

CANNES, France — The coming evolution in which TV ad sales will be conducted using online practices will finally enable the real vision of digital media for brands, says Simulmedia CEO Dave Morgan. “A lot of the (advertising) approaches that worked in the digital world over the last 20 years are finally ready for application […]

 
 

Wenda Harris Millard on the Unique Position of Powerhouse Consultancy MediaLink

ON THE SEA OFF THE COAST OF FRANCE —  Sitting between Silicon Valley, Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Wall Street, MediaLink is a unique media consultancy, explains Wenda Harris Millard, president, in this interview with Dave Morgan. “We are operators.” At Cannes, MediaLink created a a number of high-profile seminars for its clients along visibility for […]

 
 

TV Not Ready For Dynamic Ad Insertion: Simulmedia’s Morgan

CANNES, France — Although people talk about serving highly targeting, personalized ads in TV broadcasts in the same way as is becoming possible online, this is unlikely to happen for some years, according to Real Media’s founder. “There is some automation that can come in from the digital world,” says Simulmedia CEO Dave Morgan. “But the […]

 
 

Simulmedia Making Its TV Upfronts Debut

Dave Morgan says  Simulmedia, is taking an important step by participating in upcoming US TV ad-buying upfronts for the first time. “It’s been something we’ve watched from the sidelines as a spectator,” Morgan tells Beet.TV. “For the first time, we have positions on both the sell side and the buy side.” Simulmedia brings an avalanche of […]

 
 

Cannes Lions 2104: We’re all “Marketing in a Digital World,” Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan

While digital media has been  part of the conversation at the annual Cannes Lions Festival for some five years, the digital revolution means that the industry is now operating in a  pervasive, digital world.  Not just using digital marketing, we are “marketing in a digital world,” says Dave Morgan CEO of Simulmedia, in this interview […]

 
 

The NewFronts Are Good Marketing, but Not a Market, Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan

While the Digital Content NewFronts, which concludes today, provides good visibility and marketing for the digital advertising industry and video producers, “it’s not a futures market” nor an “upfront.”   TV dominates video with advertising sales expected rise as much as $5 billion this year, says Dave Morgan, CEO of Simulmedia. Morgan’s company provides digital […]

 
 

Simulmedia’s Morgan: Data Will Unbundle Marketing

LOS ANGELES — The biggest benefit of the proliferation of big data in advertising lies in accountability, says Dave Morgan, CEO and founder of Simulmedia, in an interview with Beet.TV at the 4A’s conference in Los Angeles. Data can also help marketers to “unbundle” campaigns as they learn exactly which components are driving business objectives and […]

 
 

TV Can Beat YouTube At Targeted Reach: Simulmedia’s Morgan

There’s still life yet in the old dog that is the US TV industry. And by introducing digital-style targeting to this analogue medium, Simulmedia CEO Dave Morgan is trying to grow the $74bn sector still larger. “We can deliver, in one campaign in a day, on TV with normal linear 30-second spots, more targeted reach […]

 
 

Programmatic TV Is Years Away: Simulmedia’s Morgan

Many online ad buyers who are now using so-called “programmatic” trading techniques for video are getting excited about the idea of old-fashioned TV using the same digital processes. But  not so fast, says one experienced ad exec. “We can’t have real-time ad deliveries in linear TV – the infrastructure doesn’t support it – that’s many, […]

 
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