Agencies Need To Skill-Up ‘Lightning Rod’ Staff: Dentsu Aegis’ Law

SAN JUAN — By now, we are familiar with the idea that software engineers in Silicon Valley can pretty much name their own salary. But it’s not just in technology that certain key staff are in-demand. In this video interview with Beet.TV, an ad agency boss says that all sides of the marketing industry are […]

 
 

Amplifi’s Mike Law: Added Scale Makes Addressable TV ‘Much More Viable’

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Planning and executing addressable television campaigns still means pulling together a variety of resources, but if Xandr can help to simplify that it will further facilitate bringing TV into the lower part of the sales funnel, according to Mike Law. “We’ve really been optimistic about the space,” says Law, who is […]

 
 

Dentsu’s Doug Ray and GroupM’s Lyle Schwartz Explore the Emerging TV Ad Landscape with Rob Norman at the Beet Retreat

Put Rob Norman, Doug Ray and Lyle Schwartz on the same stage and you’re going to get some entertaining and sobering dialogue about the future of television in all of its varied permutations. So it was at the recent Beet Retreat in the City as the veteran trio talked about the promise of addressable TV […]

 
 

Dentsu Aegis Group’s Seiler Ponders Real-Time Creative, Evolving Technologies

CANNES – There was no shortage of talk about data at the recent Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. But beyond the purpose of targeting people who are actually relevant to particular brands, “when you get to the right people, what happens?” asks Dentsu Aegis Network’s Matt Seiler. In this interview with Beet.TV at the […]

 
 

Combined Video Measurement A ‘Game-Changer’ For Dentsu Aegis

Business at the Dentsu Aegis Network has been revolutionized by an earlier shift in the way it spends money on video and TV. In 2018, many buyers are struggling to bridge the chasm across multiple media channels like these, which they nevertheless need to deliver through. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Dentsu Aegis Network’s product […]

 
 

Cannes Needs To Revisit Its Creative Core: Dentsu’s Ray

Like many people attending Cannes this year, Doug Ray is looking for a return to the “core” of what the International Festival of Creativity was meant to celebrate: creativity. “Cannes has changed so much since the first year I went, which was 2006. It has become the new CES in some respects. It’s become an […]

 
 

Dentsu’s Ray On The Future Of TV Buying, Brands ‘Owning’ Customer ID’s

As more Dentsu Aegis Network clients dedicate budgets to addressable or audience-targeted television, Doug Ray envisions a future in which only advertising avails on live TV will be negotiated the old fashioned way. “All other TV, particularly all the long tail of cable, will be bought through programmatic or audience targeted terms,” says Dentsu’s President […]

 
 

What Marketers Care About Most: Our NewFronts Compilation

In the weeks leading up to this year’s Digital Content NewFronts, we interviewed a number of industry leaders about what matters most: They cited quality storytelling, data and insights, authentic integration, accountability and brand safety. This video is a highlight compilation our several of our conversations. The first three are a related trio of concerns. Quality […]

 
 

Netflix Raises Raises the Bar for Advertising Supported TV, Dentsu Aegis’ Seiler

Reflecting on  the annual Upfronts and NewFronts, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Matt Seiler loves  the plethora of television content choices. “That we’re still talking about Upfronts and NewFronts and so on cracks me up, but whatever. Be that as it may, they continue,” says the President of Brand Solutions for the global network. “I think what’s […]

 
 

Time Inc.’s Judith Hammerman On Transparent Metrics And Walled Gardens

To Time Inc., “transparency” is just another word for “validation.” And it’s nothing new to the publisher giant, which maintains a vast garden but eschews walls when it comes to sharing data with its partners. “I think when folks are talking about transparency what they’re really talking about is validation. They really want to know […]

 
 

What Agency Tech Chiefs Have Learned From Climbing The Ranks

CANNES — In the last couple of years, data-driven and programmatic advertising techniques have grown in importance to ad agencies, so many of the agencies have put the processes at the heart of their organizations. For many, that has meant a promotion for the executives who once ran outlier data divisions within an agency but […]

 
 

IPG, GroupM & Dentsu Agency Leads Explore Data Taxonomy And The Mobile Revolution

CANNES — Mobile is one of the biggest forces shaping digital marketing, marketers are challenged to agree common data standards, and advertising can enjoy a healthy future where commerce is taking place. Those were some of the conclusions of a panel of ad agency technology executives, who debated the topics in a session recorded by […]

 
 

Netflix’s Ad Model Could Be Content, GroupM’s Lesser

CANNES — Will Netflix introduce advertising? That is a question on many minds in Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Madison Avenue alike. Often, the question is framed as an “either-or” in which Netflix would have to choose between continuing its current premium SVOD model or ripping it up in favour of ad funding. Previously, Ampere […]

 
 

MasterCard Automated Advertising Panel Debates Future Of Ad Outcomes (full session)

CANNES — What do executives at the bleeding edge of marketing strategy think about the way the business is changing? That was the main question on the lips of moderator Jay Sears, the SVP of MasterCard’s advertising intelligence, when he chaired a panel discussion on the topic on the shores of the Cannes Lions festival […]

 
 

Agency Tech Chiefs Want Clients To Back Outcomes Over Proxies

CANNES — The world of online advertising has grown up by using metrics like click-throughs as proxies for advertisers’ real end goals, like driving sales. Now, slowly, as new attribution technology hots up, brands are being promised the ability the ability to close the loop. But, whilst, to many, this evolution appears to be driven […]

 
 

Clients Caught Between Two Worlds: Agency Panel Discusses

CANNES — Many brands remain wedded to an advertising planning system developed by econometricians – but the so-called “marketing-mix modelling” doesn’t necessarily give them all the answers about campaign performance. In this discussion panel recorded by Beet.TV, ad agency tech executives say many clients are capable of moving forward – but they are caught between […]

 
 

Amplifi US President Lucas Cridland: Big Data Disconnect Between Broadcast, Other Video Providers

CANNES – When Lucas Cridland compares broadcast television to digital video, he sees data gaps and a lack of flexibility in the former. “The dynamic nature of the premium marketplace is constantly moving,” says the President of Dentsu Aegis Networks’ Amplifi US. But while there seems to be “a lot of innovation on the supply […]

 
 

Dentsu Aegis Network’s Doug Ray On Data Privacy And A Pivot To More PII

CANNES – As more marketers seek to use data to achieve the kind of accountability that direct-response media has typically provided, agencies are improving the way they handle sensitive consumer information. In the past month alone, Dentsu Aegis Network rolled out a PII-based data platform and appointed a global data compliance officer in advance of […]