WarnerMedia Teams with Xandr to Guarantee Advertising Outcomes, Donna Speciale

In addition to unveiling new and returning series, WarnerMedia used its UpFront presentation today to share case studies showing linear television’s impact on business outcomes and discuss its upcoming SVOD and AVOD services. “What I’m thrilled about is that we’re going to be showing a lot of results,” WarnerMedia President of Ad Sales Donna Speciale […]

 
 

A ‘Resurgent’ comScore Plans Currency, Planning Solutions: CEO Wiener

With the race for cross-screen audience measurement becoming more of a marathon than a sprint, under new CEO Bryan Wiener comScore has both feet in the game. Those would be its digital and television penetration and the granularity of its consumer behavior data. “The genesis behind the comScore-Rentrak merger was brilliant,” Wiener says in this […]

 
 

AT&T, Turner ‘Visions’ Are Aligned, Says Speciale

COLOGNE – Turner’s Donna Speciale knows the value of consumer data for advertising targeting and has been working with AT&T as it prepares to unveil its future at The Relevance Conference later this month. “I’m thrilled to be attending the conference in the next week or two,” she says. “I want to hear Brian’s vision […]

 
 

Speciale: Turner Sees Ad Reduction Ratings Lift, Expects More OpenAP Members

After reducing the ad load in some of its programming on truTV and TNT, Turner has seen a corresponding ratings lift while seeking to bring more native ads to television as a complement to the ad reduction. And in this interview with Beet.TV during the 2017 TV Upfront, Ad Sales President Donna Speciale says she […]

 
 

Turner’s Speciale On App Partnerships, Honing In On Network Fans

BARCELONA – You never know where a client-specific initiative will lead in the mobile space. For Turner, a good example is its 2016 partnership with CA Technologies on the CNN Politics app. “That was the first thing we have ever done where we started with the mobile concept and then a lot of the ideas […]

 
 

Turner’s Speciale Mulls Two-Minute Ads Replacing 30-Second Spots

Web users don’t like too many ads, and TV viewers may feel the same way, too. That’s why, last October, Turner made a big announcement that it would reduce the ad load in some of its TV broadcasts. One year on, how is the initiative faring? Donna Speciale, Turner Ad Sales’ president, tells Beet.TV the early results are exploratory […]

 
 

Turner Seeks Optimum Length For Fewer, Longer, Better TV Ads, Donna Speciale explains

Viewers don’t like too TV many ads. That’s the realization CNN owner Turner has come to, one of several media organizations now responding to negative consumer sentiment about the way content is funded. Turner’s solution – fewer, longer, better ads. That’s why, in October, it said it will halve the number of prime-time ads on […]