ROI Is ‘Living The Lie’: Marchese & O’Connell Fret About Outcomes

Pumped up by the foundational waves of programmatic and digital measurement, many advertisers in the last couple of years have pushed publishers to price their ads based on real business outcomes. After a recognition that proxy metrics like “clicks” didn’t necessarily translate in to real goals, like sales, certain publishers and even TV operators are […]

 
 

What Brands Have In Common Is A ‘Human Purpose’: Deloitte’s Hatch

CANNES—A year into the work of the CMO Growth Council, its participants are looking beyond individual brands to embrace the realization that they “touch all of humanity” and human purpose has risen to the fore, says Deloitte Digital CMO Alicia Hatch. The Association of National Advertisers and the Cannes Lions Festival started the CMO Growth […]

 
 

Tencent’s Lau Reflects On The CMO Growth Council, Brands And Consumers

CANNES—As a caretaker of the world’s eighth-largest brand, Tencent’s CY Lau believes that marketers must be both the ultimate trustees of brand legacy and “defenders of consumers.” As a member of the “Group of 25” under the aegis of the CMO Growth Council, Lau is hoping to create “congregations of marketing organizations” to restablish the […]

 
 

Re-Thinking TV Ad Load: NBCU, A+E, TiVo & NCC Tell Forrester’s Joanna O’Connell

SAN JUAN — How long should a commercial break be? How lengthy should a TV ad be? And how many is too many? Over the last 18 months, TV networks have wrestled with that question, as booming VOD subscriptions has gone hand-in-hand with growing consumer frustration toward excess interruption. That has spurred many networks to […]

 
 

O’Connell Of Forrester Explores The Consumer-Marketer Divide

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Analyst Joanna O’Connell spends much of her time at Forrester these days researching how consumers think about advertising. And while “it’s not an awesome story,” she sees marketers taking the steps to better understand things like identifying overlaps in their user base and considering needed organizational changes. “To think that somehow everyone […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

How To Be Super-Relevant: Forrester Analyst O’Connell

SANTA BARBARA — For years, marketers have tried combatting growing consumer resistance to advertising with a hopeful refrain – if only they could make their ads more “relevant”, perhaps marketing would cross a rubicon and become useful. The theory is all well and good – but how do you actually make it happen? Perhaps inconveniently, […]

 
 

Focus On TV Ad Experiences: Cannes Panel With Forrester, Hulu, Twitter, BrightLine

CANNES – Creating better television ad experiences for viewers seems to be a never-ending conversation for agencies, brands and publishers. But judging from a panel at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, ad relevance and personalization is expected to vary widely by platform and provider for the foreseeable future. Reasons for the variations include corporate […]

 
 

How Can Brands Balance Omni-Channel & Creative: Cannes Panel w/ Adobe, Forrester, IBM and Essence

CANNES — Many in the ad industry are pointing the finger inward, blaming the sector for alienating audiences through the over- and extreme use of targeting technology. That kind of consensus is forming, with executives promising to rebalance the audience relationship through better messaging. Still, even as the industry looks to correct itself, it is […]

 
 

Blockchain ‘Will Improve Quality Of Agency Life’: Cannes Panel

CANNES — A lot of industry insiders are talking these days about how the traditional ad agency is dying. That may or may not be true, depending on your persuasion. But a 2018 intervention by new blockchain technology could at least improve the quality of agencies’ lives in the foreseeable future. That was the hope […]

 
 

Brands Must Refocus On Consumer Relationships: Forrester’s O’Connell

Just because you can reach a consumer through super-targeting, doesn’t mean you should. That is the new advice from one leading marketing analyst who has worked at an ad-tech platform but who also benefits from reams of consumer insights. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Forrester VP and principal analyst Joanna O’Connell says many marketers are […]

 
 

From ‘Conversations To Action’ In The Changing TV Industry: Forrester’s Joanna O’Connell

MIAMI – From a perch like that of Joanna O’Connell at Forrester Research, it’s hard not to see the big picture in the roiling television business and what needs to change. Whether it’s the “insane” practice of continually chasing lower CPM’s or the “chicken-and-egg” Netflix business model. Overall, the Principal Analyst believes that things are […]

 
 

IBM, MediaMath Craft Partnership For Futuristic Infrastructure And Cognitive Bidding

COLOGNE – Despite the many innovations birthed by the advent of digital marketing, there’s still much to be done to deliver ads to people that don’t annoy them. This is why IBM and its Watson artificial intelligence assets are teaming up with demand-side platform pioneer MediaMath to create an infrastructure that supports cognitive bidding. The […]

 
 

New Data Sources Are Coming: TruOptik, Neustar, Alphonso & 605 Discuss

VIEQUES, PR — Age, gender and demographic just don’t cut it anymore. In the new age of advertising super-powers, marketers want to target consumers with more more granularity and certainty than traditional measurements allow. Fortunate, then, that a whole new raft of data sources is coming on-stream to help them do that. In a panel discussion convened […]

 
 

Beet Outcomes Summit: Exploring Lift With Placed, Experian, Facebook, Nielsen Catalina And MediaMath

Analyzing the impact of video advertising reveals not only incremental lift in offline store visits but also the vast difference in quality of inventory from one programmatic exchange to another. These are just two of the takeaways that emerged during a panel discussion by industry professionals at the recent Beet.TV Leadership Summit titled Outcomes, presented […]

 
 

Rogers Dissects TV Audience Declines And The Challenges Of Better Audience Targeting

With his multi-decade background at NBC, CNBC and TiVo, Tom Rogers knows a bit about television audiences. Given continued viewing declines, he believes the only way for broadcast and cable networks to maintain decent pricing is personalized ads with measurable business outcomes for advertisers. “I really don’t see any other answer given this confluence of […]

 
 

What Makes Great Marketing, By MediaMath’s O’Connell

VIEUQES, PR — A lot of people will give you a lot of different answers about how marketing should work. For Joanna O’Connell, it comes down to valuable conversations. In this video interview with Beet.TV, the marketing analyst turned marketing chief gives Beet.TV her prescription for advertising effectiveness. “How do you help a marketer or an agency […]

 
 

Video Emerging As Driver Of Physical Store Traffic: Placed’s Shim

As measuring the outcomes of digital video ad campaigns gets more sophisticated, what excites Placed’s David Shim is video as a direct-response channel. The same advances in measurement can only improve the performance of traditional linear television. In this interview at the recent Beet.TV Leadership Summit titled Outcomes, presented by video marketing technology provider Eyeview, […]

 
 

Beet.TV Summit March 9: Xaxis, BBDO, Eyeview, MediaMath And Others To Examine Performance Video

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – The year 2017 will see WPP’s Xaxis increasingly focus on performance outcomes for its clients’ video ad campaigns. “Every campaign that we will run will have a KPI that is considered very important to the advertiser that we will achieve,” says David J. Moore, who is President of WPP Digital and Chairman […]

 
 

Tech Stack ‘Fiefdoms’ Will Consolidate, According To MediaMath, Videology & Google

VIEQUES, PR — Over the last few years, we have seen an avalanche of new advertising technology solutions come to market, all helping marketers reach consumers – and, arguably, all making their job even more complex. Now we may see an accelerating flurry of mergers and acquisitions, as larger players gobble up vendors to streamline the ecosystem again, a panel convened […]

 
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