Data-Driven Linear Combines Scale and Precision: OpenAP’s David Levy Chats With Xandr’s Mike Welch

Advertisers and their media agencies have a growing set of tools to reach target audiences though traditional linear television and newer streaming platforms. Data-driven linear (DDL) TV technology has gained traction as marketers seek these viewers who are dividing their time among different media channels and devices. “The exciting thing to me and what’s driving […]

 
 

Discovery Acquires 10% Stake in TV Ad-Targeting Group OpenAP

Discovery bought a 10% interest in OpenAP, the ad-targeting consortium whose owners include NBCUniversal, Fox and ViacomCBS. The media companies founded OpenAP in 2017 to create tools to help brands harness consumer data to improve the targeting of their advertising campaigns among several TV networks. Discovery in April had integrated OpenAP’s OpenID identifier for cross-platform […]

 
 

Voices from the #BeetRetreat: David Levy, Dave Clark, Kelly Metz, Denise Colella, Zach Rodgers and Jon Watts

Welcome to this episode of the BeetCast podcast. We are bringing you these voices from the Beet Retreat last month in Santa Monica. Wonderful insights on what’s next for our industry. In this podcast, we are sharing these chats between David Levy, CEO OpenAP with moderator Jon Watts, and FreeWheel’s GM Dave Clark with moderator […]

 
 

OpenAP’s New XPm Brings Cross-Platform Deduplication To TV, CEO Levy Says

LOS ANGELES — At this point, the clamor from ad buyers for unified TV buying and measurement has reached fever pitch. Into that maelstrom, and just in time for Christmas, US advanced TV consortium OpenAP is launching XPm, a cross-platform measurement framework designed to reduce duplicated ad exposure. In this video interview with Zach Rodgers […]

 
 

‘We’re Breaking Silos for Audience-Based Buying’: OpenAP’s David Levy

LOS ANGELES – Tracking cross-platform viewership to ensure that advertising reaches its intended audience has become much more sophisticated as marketers, agencies, media outlets and measurement companies combine their consumer data in various ways. The goal is to create a “common currency” that helps to unify the measurement of audience exposure among traditional channels like […]

 
 

OpenAP CEO David Levy Sees Improved Ad Tracking With iSpot.TV Partnership

LOS ANGELES – Advertisers are seeking more flexibility in their marketing campaigns, including the ability to target audiences among multiple media platforms in a cost-effective manner. They also want more insights into how their advertising drives business outcomes like sales, especially with media budgets being squeezed in the pandemic economy. In this environment, audience targeting […]

 
 

TV Companies Uniting Against Duopoly: OpenAP’s Levy

Getting US TV companies together and on the same page to come together in their shared interest may sound like herding cats. But, in 2019, David Levy found the door relatively easy to push on. The CEO of OpenAP, a consortium through which several broadcast companies are teaming to make it easier for advertisers to […]

 
 

Scaling-Up Advanced TV: Inscape, OpenAP Execs On Coming Together

2019 appears to have marked the year when TV providers and their technology vendors have come to a critical realization – that individual innovation on advertiser offerings is great but, without commonality across the industry, the opportunity will necessarily be limited. That is why we have begun to see a range of collaborations, consortia and […]

 
 

OpenAP Grows Up: Next Step Is To Become A Marketplace, New CEO Levy Says

OpenAP no longer just wants broadcasters to use the same language in their sales pitch to advertisers. Now it also wants to do the selling, too. Under its first iteration, the two-year-old consortium is the means through which Fox, Viacom, NBC Universal and Univision have harmonized how they define audience segments that are used by […]

 
 

For Turner’s Levy, Viewers And Traditional TV Ecosystem Are Top Priorities

For most of the three decades that David Levy has been with Turner, it’s been advertising first, distribution second and consumer experience third. “We’ve now flipped that over the last couple of years and consumer experience is number one, distribution second and advertising third,” Levy says. As he looks ahead to CES 2019, he talks […]

 
 

true[X] Doesn’t Serve Fox Alone, explains COO David Levy

It may have been bought by 21st Century Fox a year ago, but video ad tech platform true[X] is taking pains to say that doesn’t mean it serves just one studio master. “true[X] is still an independent organization – we still service ABC, CBS, Viacom,” says true[X] COO and C0founder David Levy, in this video interview with Beet.TV. The company’s […]

 
 

How Choice Enhances Ad Engagement: true[X]’s Levy

CANNES — TV ads aren’t as effective as they could be online because viewers instinctively want to be able to exert choices over otherwise passive content. That’s according to an ad exec whose company enables that functionality. “We have incredible budgets for television commercials. What we haven’t really seen is incredible production budgets for digital […]