Horizon’s Campanelli: Why Uncertainty Defines This Year’s Upfront

The TV upfront buying mechanism has already endured a pandemic and a recession in the past few years. Now, throw in inflation, economic figures that run the gamut, and a writers strike, and you’re left with a market that nobody has ever seen before, let alone predict. “The key word is uncertainty,” said Dave Campanelli, […]


Horizon Media’s McElhinney On The New Dawn Of Data In The Agency

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — These days, ad agency holding companies don’t only build media plans and buy. Many have also become full-fledged data operators, offering their brands measurement, audience profiling and more. In this discussion at Beet Retreat San Juan, Laura McElhinney, Chief Data Officer, Horizon Media, explained how that is changing her agency. […]


Break The TV Mould: Horizon’s Koenigsberg Wants To Rip Up The Rules

At the start of a new year, some in the industry are coming back to work looking for a shake-up. Bill Koenigsberg is one of them. In this video interview with Beet.TV, the CEO of independent media agency Horizon Media says he wants the TV industry to re-think the whole way the medium works. Radically […]


Horizon’s Campanelli Sees New Dawn For Media Measurement

In a world where more ad buyers want to see demonstrable returns from their spend, new data-driven systems are giving agencies and brands optimism of a multi-currency future. Case in point – independent agency Horizon Media just issued a call to alternative media measurement suppliers. In this video interview with Beet.TV, David Campanelli, EVP, Chief Investment […]


Audio’s Performance Era Is Upon Us: Horizon’s Russo

The days of putting ad money into radio with little insight into return on investment may soon be gone. In the new era of digital audio, advertisers are able to buy only those ads they know generate some kind of measured performance uplift. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Lauren Russo, EVP, Managing Partner Audio […]


National Addressable Enablement & Back-On-Track Outcomes Excite Horizon Media’s Rose

If fragmentation was the price of scale, would you take it or leave it? That’s the question many buyers of over-the-top (OTT) TV ads have been asking themselves. But, as more opportunities are lit up to deliver targeted ads across the entire US, some are swallowing the challenges – whilst hoping for a more straightforward […]


ViacomCBS’s Ross Sees Pandemic As Way to Deepen Ties With Advertisers

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted every industry including major broadcast networks that reach millions of U.S. households. Amid the turmoil have been opportunities to strengthen connections for media outlets to strengthen connections with advertisers that have revamped their media plans. Jo Ann Ross, president and chief advertising revenue officer at ViacomCBS domestic advertising sales, discusses […]


Brands Coming Back To News: Horizon’s Koenigsberg

An improving tone in news and current affairs around COVID-19 is prompting some brands to return to advertising in news, according to one ad agency leader. In March, many brands began using brand safety tools’ keyword blacklisting features to dodge ad inventory adjacent to coronavirus news, or simply pulled out of news altogether, fearing that […]


As Cookies Sunset, Horizon’s McElhinney Taps TransUnion For Identity

BOSTON – As the clock ticks down to Google’s deprecation of third-party cookies by 2022, more ad agencies are seeking alternative methods of targeting audiences. Increasingly, a consensus for the way ahead looks like being “identity graphs”, software systems which offer up a PII-compliant way to use profiles on millions of consumers. In the latest […]


Horizon’s Williams: Helping Companies Rethink Communication During Covid-19

In a time of no live sports and heightened sensitivity to brand messaging, many companies have had to completely rethink their marketing strategies. In an interview with Beet.TV,  Donnie Williams, executive vice president and chief digital officer at Horizon Media, explored how the consultative lever of the industry has been busier than ever trying to […]


Horizon Media’s Dobarro: To Grow, Brands Need to Be Speaking to Multicultural Segments

Karina Dobarro, svp of multicultural and brand strategy at Horizon Media, sees music as a critical avenue to reaching the diverse audiences that clients want to connect with. In working with music video platform Vevo, Horizon Media is carving out a strategy to engage with multicultural customers when they’re most engaged. “Vevo is reflective of […]


Skylar Kim and Jen Taylor: ‘Trying and Learning’ Paramount to Tune-In Marketing Partnership

What does a successful client-agency partnership look like when centered around tune-in marketing? In conversation with Beet.TV at the Beet Retreat in New York hosted by Horizon Media, Skylar Kim, svp of digital strategy and innovation at Horizon Media and Jen Taylor, senior director of digital marketing at A+E Networks, explained what has made their […]


The Past, Present and Future of Deterministic Data and Addressable Advertising

Data has reshaped the buy and sell sides of the advertising industry, as traditional channels begin to adopt digital tools. This shift in dynamic has meant the industry has had to evolve as well, and Spectrum Reach and Horizon Media are two such companies rethinking their strategies in a period of ongoing change. At the […]


Break The Silos: Horizon’s McElhinney On The Evolving Agency World

The changing capabilities of data-driven TV advertising are forcing ad agencies to change. In a panel dubbed “Finding A Path to Deterministic TV” at Beet Retreat In The City, Laura McElhinney, Chief Data Officer, Horizon Media, explained how her agency is adapting. McElhinney told Furious Corp CEO Ashley J. Swartz how Horizon is seeing challenges […]


Horizon Media’s Campanelli: ‘First-Party Data Is the Holy Grail’

Addressable TV puts audience data and insight at the center of buyer and seller strategies, helping them to better target the people most likely to resonate with ad spots on both linear TV and, increasingly, OTT platforms. That’s helped inform smarter buys and has led to more transparency into how ads are performing and the […]


Horizon Media’s Rose: Don’t Underestimate Linear TV

What’s the best way to stay on top of advertising trends in television? In a conversation with Beet.TV at the Beet Retreat in New York City hosted by Horizon Media, Samantha Rose, senior vice president of video at Horizon Media says that it takes having conversations with different figures across the industry as well as […]


Smart TV Is Pulling Ad Spend Back From Digital: Horizon’s Campanelli

For so many years, the fear has been that the major online platform companies were sucking money from traditional media. But television may now be pulling back some of that ad spend, because the old dog is learning new tricks. “Several years ago there was a big move towards the digital side of things and […]


For Horizon, Attribution Is The Next Frontier

The emerging future in which software can measure all TV viewing and link viewers’ consequential outcomes back to ad exposures is coming in to view. And some agencies are stepping up to demand that proof as a baseline. Case in point: Horizon Media, the large independent agency. In this video interview with Beet.TV, David Campanelli, […]


Horizon’s Campanelli Wants Guaranteed Ad Results

David Campanelli,  EVP at Horizon Media, the largest independent advertising agency,is one of the ad buyers beckoning the industry away from its traditional methods of proving efficacy, toward a future in which ad exposure can be linked to eventual consumer outcomes – and priced accordingly. Many third-party ad vendors have been moving in the same […]


Horizon Media’s Capelan Wants More Premium From SSPs

Can you combine the open programmatic landscape with the most premium ad inventory around? When it first reared its head, the automated ad trading model was more commonly thought of as a way to sell unsold inventory. Now that has changed, with new technologies offering ad buyers the ability to sell automatically from a smaller […]

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