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 […]

 
 

Essence’s Jason Harrison On Balancing Narrow Targeting And Broad Exposure

MIAMI-Even as digital-based audience targeting techniques grow in the television medium, there still needs to be a balance between one-to-one marketing and broader advertising efforts. “I think the two have to work together and you need to be careful that you don’t optimize toward specific audiences and optimize yourself out of business,” says Jason Harrison, […]

 
 

Publishers In Balancing Act To Reduce Ad Load, Justify Pricing: Essence’s Gerber

Consumers may be driving the expansion of television viewing options, but publishers still face a balancing act between reducing ad loads and meeting financial goals. Ad buyers, meanwhile, are going to want to see demonstrable results for their investments in return for increased prices due to inventory reductions. “I think it’s a really complicated challenge […]

 
 

Speed Bumps On The Road To Advanced TV: A Beet Retreat Panel With Essence, FreeWheel, one2one Media And Medialink

MIAMI – Structural barriers. Organizational barriers. Silos. All of these play their part in retarding the progress of advanced television for all parties involved. While pursuing these topics can lead to circular conversations—everyone agrees on the need for change but no one thinks it won’t happen soon, if at all—such discussions actually help to clarify […]

 
 

Essence’s Gerber Says SVOD & Middle-Men Worse Than Duopoly

There is no shortage of horror, in digital media circles, that it is big platforms which are gobbling the lion’s share of ad spending. The latest Zenith figures estimate Google and Facebook took 96% of spending outside of China last year. But one of the world’s biggest media-buying agencies says there are bigger problems than […]

 
 

Essence Buy Keeps GroupM A Friend OF Google: Gotlieb:

FORT LAUDERDALE — GroupM owner WPP’s CEO Sir Martin Sorrell once famously called Google a “frenemy”. So why did GroupM recently acquire a digital advertising company ensconced in Google’s world? “We’re the guys who coined the term ‘frenemy’, and we’re not big fans of the whole walled garden concept that Google represents,” Group M global chairman Irwin […]