I Want My DTV: Furious’ Swartz On ‘Deterministic’ Television

Traditionally, TV has suffered from estimating knowledge about its viewers. The industry has come to call this “probabilistic” targeting. But its flip side, “deterministic” targeting, promises to give advertisers more accuracy by using real viewer data to find the known audiences. As LiveRamp explains it: Deterministic: “Create device relationships by joining devices using personally identifiable […]

 

Marketers To Benefit From Big Retailers’ Data Chops: Furious’ Swartz

The biggest retailers on the block may have stolen a march when it comes to using data for smarter marketing – but soon others will get to benefit from that lead. Speaking with Beet.TV in this video interview, the owner of a software platform powering supply-and-demand advertising data for media companies observes a shift. “If […]

 

Comcast Reports Big Increase in TV Viewing with VOD Surging 36% Year-Over-Year

Comcast’s cable TV ad sales unit is launching a new agency dedicated to making creative ad assets for smaller advertisers. Speaking at Beet Retreat in the City, “We’re Going Local!” , Brendan Condon,  Comcast Spotlight CEO, said: “If you don’t have good creative, your ad’s not going to work … especially when you’re thinking about […]

 

Attribution Will Bring ‘Significant’ Ad Spend Back To Local TV: TVSquared’s Kinsella

The emergence of digital attribution technologies plugged in to local TV ad sales promises to bring “significant” levels of ad spending back to local TV operators. That is according to an executive whose software company’s insights have been encouraging hundreds of advertisers to greatly increase their spending in the medium. TVSquared helps power Instant Impact, an […]

 

Full Throttle For Addressable: Hulu, DISH & Comcast Execs’ Panel Debate

Major TV platforms are intent on selling ads targeted at individual households. They just would like to see a few industrial changes in order to fully realize that dream. In a panel discussion at Beet Retreat in the City, “We’re Going Local!”, three TV platform representatives discussed their take on “addressable” TV. Ahead of next […]

 

Three Steps To Unlock Future TV Ads: GroupM’s Castree

Ongoing data mismatches and the wish of some tech vendors to own the ecosystem mean the true opportunities for selling TV ads using advanced digital techniques have “plateaued”. That is according to the North America boss of the world’s largest media-buying agency, GroupM. Tim Castree, GroupM North America CEO, in this video with Beet.TV, says […]

 

Swartz’s Four Takeaways From Beet Retreat In The City

After 11 sessions, audience debate and a reception at the new headquarters of GroupM Worldwide at f the World Trade Center, what did it all boil down to? On August 7, Beet.TV convened executives from advertising, media and technology companies for Beet Retreat in the City, “We’re Going Local!”, an afternoon of hashing-out how new […]

 

4INFO, TiVo Explain TV’s Growing Contribution To Discerning Consumer Identity

Every new breakthrough in understanding television viewer identities creates more complexity for buyers. A case in point is being able to use set-top box data to show how linear TV viewing impacts other media and advertisers’ business outcomes, as underscored by a panel discussion at the recent Beet.TV leadership forum titled Identity in Focus: Understanding […]

 

Legacy TV Sales Systems Need Immediate ‘Progress,’ Not Disruption: Furious Corp.’s White

Replacing legacy systems that were built to power linear television advertising sales isn’t the answer to cope with today’s increasingly complicated selling landscape. It’s complementing those systems with an enterprise offering that frees up manpower, according to Furious Corp. Chief Product Officer JT White. “The biggest thing that I hear from sellers right now is […]

 

4INFO Is ‘Connective Tissue’ For Cross-Screen Video Identity: CEO Jenkins

While a “TV identity graph” may sound simple, it consists of a whole lot more than television sets. To the tune of some 6.9 connected screens in the average household, according to 4INFO CEO Tim Jenkins. “It’s interesting that somebody would try to separate television from the broader identity ecosystem,” Jenkins says in this interview […]

 

‘Real-Time TV Does Not Exist’: Dish, Videa, Google, Experian Discuss

SAN JUAN — It was billed as the revolution for television ad sales – the emerging prospect of using internet-connected platforms and audience viewing data to plan, execute and measure TV ad campaigns in real-time. After all, “programmatic” advertising unleashed “real-time bidding” (RTB) on to the world several years ago now. Today, real-time auctions for […]

 

On The Edge Of Scale: Disney, Amobee, Nielsen Execs Weigh In

SAN JUAN — Ad spending on over-the-top (OTT) TV was expected to increase 40% to $2 billion in 2018, with addressable TV spend reaching $800 million, according to Magna. That means spending on addressable TV – with which buyers can use advanced data and return path to more precisely target viewers and households – would represent only […]

 

Data Is A Product: Turner, Tru Optik, NinthDecimal Execs Discuss

SAN JUAN — It’s now 13 years since the phrase “data is the new oil“, it is believed, was first uttered. Now we are living in a world which is swimming – or, perhaps, drowning – in the sticky, digital substance. For many in broadcasting, data is proving to be transformational to the way they […]

 

NCC 2.0 Aims To Solve New Fragmentation Era, CEO Pangis Says

SAN JUAN — It did it once before in an earlier media era, so can cable groups’ joint sales group tackle another wave of ad platform fragmentation? Operated by Comcast, Charter and Cox Communications, NCC Media launched in 1981 to provide a common way for ad buyers to get on to disparate and disconnected cable, satellite […]

 

Blending IQ & EQ For TV Ad Sales: Turner’s Redniss & Furious’ Swartz Discuss

SAN JUAN — As much of the advertising landscape moves from human-, direct-sold advertisements to a data-infused, automated process, does the nature of TV become mechanistic along with it? That was one of the many tricky balances debated in a fireside discussion at Beet Retreat between Turner EVP of data strategy and product innovation Jesse Redniss […]

 

Racing F1 With A Datsun: Furious Corp.’s Swartz On Local TV’s ‘Revenue Leakage’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—For local television, the 2018 election cycle was tantamount to an early Christmas present. And although 2020 promises to be even better sales-wise, TV providers have to speed up their efforts to roll out targeted, impression-based advertising without cannibalizing their “core bread and butter traditional linear inventory,” says Furious Corp. CEO Ashley […]

 

Beet Retreat Takeaway: Let’s Move On: It’s Not “Us” (TV biz) vs. “Them” (FANG) Anymore, Ashley Swartz

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Beet Retreat 2018 brought together the entirety of the advertising industry value chain to help define the semantics surrounding advanced television and provide a clearer picture of measurable business outcomes. What follows is the five-minute synopsis of Ashley J. Swartz, who serves as “dean” of the annual event as well as CEO […]

 

Vertical Integration Gives Rogers Media ‘Massive Data Lake’: SVP Dark

TORONTO – When you’re the biggest wireless company in Canada, plus one of the biggest Internet service providers and cable companies, you know a lot about Canadians as content consumers. “For the last four years, we’ve done an enormous amount of work creating a massive data lake, compiling all of that data in one massive […]

 

Corus Entertainment’s Marcus: Self-Serve TV Audience Buying In Beta, Addressable Faces Hurdles

TORONTO – Advertisers can target specific audiences on 24 of Corus Entertainment’s adult specialty stations via a self-serve advertising platform designed to ease buyer “pain points.” But while the technology would facilitate household addressability, Canadian regulations and other hurdles stand in the way, according to the company’s head of Advanced Advertising Sales, Barry Marcus. Powered […]

 

Rogers Media Must Compete In North American Market: SVP Watson

TORONTO – Even though it has different television regulations, Canada is officially part of North America along with the United States. So as direct-to-consumer television offerings proliferate, companies like Rogers Media are trying to piece together the ever-shifting puzzle that is program acquisition and commissioning. “So what we need to look at here in Canada […]

 
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