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 […]

 

Low Digital Ad Engagement Rates Show The Complexity Of Change: Forrester’s O’Connell

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Consumer reported engagement rates across different advertising media show that “the digital channels are kind of in the toilet,” says Forrester’s Joanna O’Connell. Changing that will be a bit more complicated than just figuring out what constitutes premium ad environments, where engagement tends to be higher. The VP and Principal Analyst says […]

 

Data Is ‘A Massive Asset For Us Now’: Turner’s Redniss

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—With the Turner Data Cloud becoming the central depository for a multitude of consumer touch points, creating dynamic content experiences is on the horizon. But first comes standardization across a plethora of apps and websites, according to Jesse Redniss. “As a fan experience company, it’s really coming to its own now the […]

 

Comcast’s Clark Discusses The Challenges Facing ‘TV As A Platform’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Why can’t TV behave more like the platforms do? That is the question buyers have, and that’s where technology can help by relieving some of the unwanted friction that now exists in the world of cross-platform video advertising, says David Clark. In this interview at Beet Retreat 2018, the EVP of Advanced […]

 

Tremor Video DSP Expanding Alphonso TV Partnership To Canada: CMO Thomas

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Combine a variety of data assets with an in-house creative agency and you have what Tremor Video DSP calls creative video intelligence. “Everybody has data strategies, but we’re going beyond just connecting to a specific consumer and really thinking about what that message is and means in that moment,” says CMO Abbey […]

 

NBCUniversal’s Colella On The Value Of Contextual Optimization

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—NBCUniversal has a new tool to make sure that commercials are seen in the right context within specific television programs. “If there’s a wedding happening and people are in love and happy, you don’t want to see a hamburger,” says Denise Colella, SVP, Advanced Advertising Products & Strategy. The Contextual Intelligence Platform […]

 

‘Great Connections, Conversations’: Beet Retreat 2018 Comes At Industry Turning Point says NBCU’s Colella

Collaboration among television networks, digital-like standards and audience buying made easier are some of the discussions that NBCUniversal’s Denise Colella is looking forward to at Beet Retreat 2018 in San Juan from Nov. 28-20. “I really think we’re at a turning point,” says Colella, who is SVP, Advanced Advertising Products & Strategy. The annual gathering […]

 

AT&T’s Xandr Presents ‘Credible’ Competition For Digital Giants: IAB’s Rothenberg

SANTA BARBARA, CA – When IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg contemplates the rebirth of AT&T’s advertising and media operations in the form of Xandr, he sees a looming competitor to the most powerful digital giants. “There’s no question that lots of folks in the marketing and media world would like more alternatives to Google and Facebook, […]

 

AppsFlyer’s Jeger On ‘Pain Points’ Of App Marketing: User Engagement, Retention

COLOGNE – When you have more than 4,000 partners in the app marketing space, you have a pretty good understanding of one of the biggest pain points. “What we see in our data is that users are using apps more frequently but for a shorter period of time,” says Ben Jeger, Managing Director, DACH & […]

 

FreeWheel’s Clark Sees Growing TV Unity, A Ready Buy-Side

COLOGNE – There are cultural and regulatory differences, but the television industry in Europe and the United States realizes it needs more unity to meet advertisers’ expectations. And the buy-side is ready to go, even though more tools are needed to fully realize advanced TV, according to FreeWheel’s Dave Clark. From his position as GM, […]

 

TV Ad Load Reduction Could Cause ‘Short-Term Up And Down Pain’: MediaLink’s Spiegel

CANNES – At gatherings like the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, audience segmentation strategies have been been front and center for the past few years. “I think now that a lot of learning discussions have come out we’ve come back to if you do that type of targeting, what are you going to say […]

 

WPP’s Read On The Need For Change, Consumer Privacy And The Media Supply Chain

CANNES – WPP’s Mark Read says the advertising industry is in a time of “structural change, not structural decline,” but survival depends on people within the industry making the effort embrace that change. Interviewed by Beet.TV at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Read points to the event itself as evidence of change, noting its […]

 

Ken Auletta’s ‘Frenemies’ Book Chronicles Anxiety And Disruption In The Ad World

When The New Yorker writer Ken Auletta decided to take a hard look at companies that are dependent upon advertising, he came away seeing “frenemies” everywhere—all of them facing “existential assault.” The resulting book, being released today after three years of research, is titled Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else). […]

 

[m]PLATFORM’s Hanlon Contemplates The Utility Of Data, Personalized Creative

People who are closest to the day-to-day nexus of data and technology are usually the first to discern meaningful turning points. For Evan Hanlon, that insight emerges as he considers years of industry talk, hopes and dreams. “I feel like we’re turning the corner beyond the sort of aspirational and the dream and all the […]

 

Evolution Of Addressable Mirrors That Of Advanced TV: Cadent/one2one’s Troiano

Heading into this year’s television Upfronts, advanced TV targeting will become a bigger part of conversations between buyers and sellers, as it will a year from now. “A corollary to that is so will addressable,” says Nick Troiano. “We have knowledge and capabilities to essentially put dollars to work over three-, six-, twelve-month campaigns like […]

 

Facebook Should Consider A Better Value Exchange For User Data: Y&R’s David Sable

MIAMI-Having been in advertising since the 1970’s, David Sable knows all about the value exchange between consumers and advertisers. So when he views the controversy about Facebook and its users’ data, he sees “an awakening of the notion of data” and suggests another value exchange might be in order. “Let’s be very clear. This is […]

 

Horizon’s Koenigsberg Surveys The Battle For Talent & the Future Of Digital Giants

MIAMI-Since Bill Koenigsberg founded Horizon Media nearly 30 years ago, he has opted for integrated services and independence over holding companies and their assorted offerings. And while he sees his media agency as a speedboat amid aircraft carriers, all vessels are fighting an uphill battle with the likes of Facebook and Google to attract and […]

 

Identity Resolution The ‘Underpinning Of Future Success’: MediaLink’s Spiegel

SAN FRANCISCO – While there’s little question that being able to identify and target individuals across devices and screens will play a huge role in future marketing, we should not think that everything will go one-to-one. This might seem unusual for those with their roots in digital media, but not to Matt Spiegel. “I think […]

 

Unilever’s Keith Weed On Collaborating To Improve Digital Platform Content, Using Blockchain To Vet Transactions

PALM SPRINGS, Calif – Unilever is working with social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube on a “collaborative” basis to improve their content for the good of society while building a private blockchain to tackle transparency issues surrounding its own digital advertising. “The swamp isn’t very transparent,” says Unilever Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Keith […]

 

Measuring Brand ‘Love,’ Doubling Down On Yahoo Properties: Oath’s Tim Mahlman

LAS VEGAS – Verizon’s Oath is intent on spreading the love in 2018 as it ramps up to offer advertisers alternatives to more unified competitors like Facebook and Google. “Build brands people love” is the mantra of the amalgamation of AOL and Yahoo that is Oath. Fittingly, the company has decided to share its “love” […]

 
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