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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Cannes Mastercard Session: Execs Address GDPR And ‘Privacy By Design’

CANNES — From May 2018, strict new regulations governing how companies can handle European citizens’ data will pose a challenge to everyone who handles customer or audience data. Amongst other stipulations, the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) measures include: tighter consent conditions for the collection of citizens’ data. consumers can instruct companies to stop […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Carat CEO Doug Ray Looks to New TVs and Data at CES

For some time now, TVs have been king at the annual CES show and they still will be in 2017, but data is the big opportunity too, says Doug Ray, U.S. CEO of media agency Carat. At the show, he’ll be checking out what’s new in 4K, 8K OLED, as well as connected TVs and […]

 
 

Household Level Cross-Platform Attribution ‘Absolutely Critical’: Carat’s Ray

The ability to target individual consumers with ads across digital devices and specific households via television is progressing well on parallel tracks. Just when those two paths will converge from a data standpoint is anyone’s guess. “Right now, that data doesn’t exist in a co-mingled way or in a way that would allow us to […]

 
 

‘Crawl, Walk And Run’ To Meet Dynamic Ad Challenges: Carat, Eyeview, Flite

VIEQUES, PR – The prospect of dynamically tailoring individual scenes within video ads for targeted viewers is mind-blowing – and headache-inducing. Last year, a poll of senior global marketers said personalized ads made for higher response and engagement rates. But, for marketers and the agencies who make the ads, getting there is not easy, a panel convened by […]

 
 

Three New Buying Criteria For The Agency Of The Future: Carat’s Ray

VIEQUES, PR — Don Draper is going through a mid-life crisis. That is to say, the ad agency business is undergoing profound change, as the rise of technology and data-driven marketing continues turning the industry inside-out. Many people in the furnace of the fire know this much. But how exactly is the business changing, and what does that […]

 
 

Carat Rides Out “Pitchapalooza” With $1.8bn In New Business: Doug Ray

It’s been a big year for brand marketers. With a reported $25 billion set to change hands as agency accounts came up for renewal, this year was both a threat and an opportunity. In truth, so-called “Pitchapalooza” has been about more than just beauty contests for contract renewal – it’s also about establishing which agencies have digital chops […]

 
 

Holding Companies Have Differentiated Philosophies Now: Carat’s Ray

Carat’s global president and U.S. CEO Doug Ray recalls a recent conversation with a client, who admitted to thinking of media five years ago as a commodity product. Fast forward to now, and the differences between media agencies and even holding companies look stark. In Ray’s view, that’s because of factors like the growth of data […]

 
 

Audience Strategy is Key Attribute of Media Agency Today, Carat’s Doug Ray

CANNES —  As media agencies have to work harder for clients in today’s digital world, they are finding a big benefit they bring lies in analyzing audiences, says Doug Ray, U.S. CEO & Global President at Carat, in this interview with Beet.TV. Audience buying, of course, is all the rage. Likewise, the ability to understand audiences may separate the […]

 
 

Data and Content Keys to Digital Future, Carat’s Doug Ray

LONDON — As more data in digital video becomes available to marketers, it’s still wise to focus on content as well, says Doug Ray, Global President of Carat, in an interview with Beet.TV. “How are consumers responding to and engaging in content?” he asks. “How do we think about planning in not just linear or […]

 
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