GroupM’s Gotlieb: AI Cleans Data Pollution, Quantum Computing Dawns

LAS VEGAS — In 2018, a lot of ad-tech firms will tell you they apply “artificial intelligence” to digital advertising trading. For Irwin Gotlieb, GroupM’s veteran – and visionary – chairman, the collection of practices that underpin AI have been around for decades. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be revolutionary, all the same. Fundamentally, […]

 
 

Distressed Brands Should Not Shave Ad Spend: GroupM’s Gotlieb

If the health of the advertiser business is a bellwether for the state of the economy, then listen up to the world’s largest media investment group. In this video interview with Beet.TV, GroupM chairman Irwin Gotlieb sounds a worrying call. “The troubling aspect of it is that we see more and more clients who are […]

 
 

Addressable TV Puts Marketing “On Steroids”: GroupM’s Gotlieb Outlines Global Roll-out

The deployments are different in every market around the world but, slowly but surely, addressable TV – technology which helps advertisers target individual viewers – is rolling out globally. But don’t bet on this granular-targeting super-power usurping the traditional construct of TV ad-buying – wherein the goal is to reach a mass audience, measured roughly […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gotlieb On Addressable Ads, Creative Versioning And Brand Safety

LOS ANGELES – The year 2017 could see set-top box and other forms of addressable advertising become truly scalable, while a great deal of work is still to be done on creative versioning of campaigns. That’s the prognosis of GroupM Chairman Irwin Gotlieb, who doesn’t think media owners should be thrown “under the bus” because of […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gotlieb: Census-Level Data Needed To ‘Join The Dots’ Between TV, Digital

LONDON – Legacy media needs to join digital in using census-level data for audience targeting and attribution, according to Irwin Gotlieb, Chairman of WPP’s GroupM. “If we look at the effect of our media campaigns and try to do proper attribution on them, we have to do it, we have to get legacy media on […]

 
 

Wall-Size TV’s To Internet Of Things Security: GroupM’s Gotlieb On CES 2017

LONDON – As he looks ahead to CES 2017, GroupM Chairman Irwin Gotlieb sees “enormous developments” in all six categories that are typically his focus at the global consumer electronics and technology trade show. In an interview with Beet.tv, Gotlieb identifies those categories as automotive, computing, computing mobility, consumer electronics, health & fitness and integration. […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gotlieb: “We Refuse to Accept the IAB’s Viewability Standard”

FORT LAUDERDALE  –  If you want to price digital advertising appropriately, don’t just look at the rapidly-growing supply of inventory, look beneath the surface for what is really real. That’s according to veteran ad exec Irwin Gotlieb, the chairman of ad group GroupM. “Supply measured without taking in to account things like viewability and bought […]

 
 

Don’t Throw Baby Out With Bath Water: GroupM’s Gotlieb

FORT LAUDERDALE — The rapid development of advertising and marketing technology is allowing buyers to mash up disparate data sets to better inform campaigns. But don’t risk losing the expertise that comes with old-world data, says an advertising veteran. “In the past, you used Nielsen data for TV, print data for print, econometric data to look for correlations […]

 
 

‘Content Is Humpty Dumpty’: SMG’s Scheppach

FORT LAUDERDALE — You have probably heard the aphorism that “content is king”. But what if content was actually someone else entirely? Try this catchy allegory for how not to reinvent media… “Content is like Humpty Dumpty,” Tracey Scheppach, EVP and Innovations Director at Starcom MediaVest Group, told a Beet Retreat panel. “It has fallen and it has fractured and […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gotlieb & Cablevision’s Dolan on Audience Measurement Solutions for Addressable TV

FORT LAUDERDALE — In an age where connected TV providers can give advertisers accurate viewing data, hot off the box, what good is the decades-old method of measuring TV audiences using panels of viewers? That is a question both Rentrak and Nielsen are hoping to address – the former by merging with comScore, and the latter by […]

 
 

Personalized TV Ads ‘The New Holy Grail’, Panel Discusses

FORT LAUDERDALE — Super-targeted processes were already revolutionizing online video advertising. Now, the marriage of online with TV is bringing the same opportunity to the big screen in the living room, in the form of “addressable TV”. Once advertisers know enough about viewers to precisely target ads, will they also deconstruct their 30-second spots in to a […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

‘Creative Versioning’ For TV Ads Is Here And Now: GroupM’s Gotlieb

The talk in ad land is all about when advertisers will get to deliver super-targed, hyper-optimized TV ads with digital precision. But don’t wait for that day – it’s already arrived, says a top agency boss. “We do dynamic creative optimization on the fly based on each individual’s specific history,” says GroupM global chairman Irwin […]

 
 

One-to-One Data Will Change the Television Business, WPP’s Irwin Gotlieb

The availability of one-on-one data for marketers, driven by the recent comScore/Rentrak merger, will fundamentally transform advertising decisioning and  insight into consumer behavior, says Irwin Gotlieb, Chairman of GroupM, the media agency unit of WPP. He shares his views on advanced TV and data with Maria Mandel Dunsche, VP, head of marketing for AT&T Adworks. This […]

 
 

Media Measurement Is Broken: GroupM’s Gotlieb

It’s the challenge of a media generation. But there is still no good way in which the media industry is effectively comprehending the holistic viewing of video across multiple device screens, according to one advertising big-wig. “There has been a fundamental shift – some viewers are spending more and more time with Netflix – and […]

 
 

Irwin Gotlieb on comScore + Rentrak Merger: “It’s Time for an Alternative Approach”

The acquisition of Rentrak by comScore represents “an alternative” approach to Nielsen, says Irwin Gotlieb, Chairman of GroupM, the media buying unit of WPP, in this interview with Beet.TV WPP has had minority ownership positions in both Rentrak and comScore.  It will have a 16 percent stake in the combined company which could go up […]

 
 

The Thrill of the Media Biz Past, Present and Future: an Interview with Irwin Gotlieb

In Irwin Gotlieb’s view, what should make the ad industry exciting to young people is the variety of skills they’ll get to learn and clients they’ll get to serve. “If someone were to watch me in any given day, I still read scripts for television shows, I still make calls on development, and yet in […]

 
 

The Evolution of TV Buying and What’s Next: GroupM’s Gotlieb

CANNES — After “programmatic” methods of refining and automating the planning and buying of digital display ads took off, many are wondering when the same technology will get traction in the TV world. But that’s the wrong question to ask, according to GroupM global chairman Irwin Gotlieb. He says the same approaches have been used since TV […]

 
 

TV Isn’t Dead: Viewership Decline is Due to “Broken” Audience Measurement, GroupM’s Gotlieb

CANNES –  Something dramatic happened to TV viewing about 18 months ago: Aggregate viewing dropped.  This has happened in large part as audiences moved  to video-on-demand and the measurement services which have not been up to the task, says Irwin Gotlieb, chairman of WPP’s GroupM unit. He says that some 70 percent of the drop in viewership is […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gotlieb Says Reviews Often Happen When Agencies ‘Over-Promise’

CANNES — According to GroupM Chairman Irwin Gotlieb, many media reviews are happening at least in part because of a bad habit agencies have developed of promising too much. “Everything comes home to roost eventually,” says Gotlieb in an interview with BeetTV at Cannes this week. “Those who over-promise massively and fail to deliver have […]

 
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