The TradeDesk’s Philippa Snare: Take Time to Learn

LONDON – The digital media industry is going through a rapid transformation, accelerated by the global pandemic.  For marketers navigating a changing  landscape, taking time for learning is essential, suggests Philippa Snare, SVP for EMEA at The TradeDesk in this interview with Beet.TV’s Jon Watts. Snare recently moved from Facebook where she lead their Global […]

 

NCSolutions’ Brothers: ‘The Right Buyer Is Worth the Added CPM’

The ad industry is heading away from mass reach to smarter reach, says NCSolutions’ CRO Lance Brothers. In a townhall interview with Jon Watts at February’s Beet Retreat in San Juan, Brothers explained how his company is helping advertisers and ad sellers navigate the shift. It starts with helping the industry understand what attribution means […]

 

Xandr’s Paley Mulls Life After Cookies

SAN JUAN PR — The looming deprecation of a key technology advertisers have historically used to track and target users has sent the industry in a scurry for a replacement. Google has declared it will phase out all third-party cookies – the tiny, user-side files that store information – from its Chrome browser by 2022. In this video […]

 

Ad Attribution Figures In TV Upfronts: LiveRamp’s Hoctor

SAN JUAN, PR — At the upcoming “upfronts” TV ad sales season ad buyers will be striking deals with broadcast platforms to use attribution technology that can prove the business impact of their ad spend. That is according to an ad-tech boss whose platform is facilitating some of the deals. John Hoctor is president of […]

 

Addressable Pipes Are In Place But Slow & Complex: Beet Retreat Panel

SAN JUAN, PR — The ability to send tailored ads to individual TV households has been talked about for a long time. Now, after many early attempts, finally addressable TV is reaching scale. But just how advanced is the infrastructure behind “advanced TV”? In a Beet Retreat panel, Addressable Tech: Next-Gen Solutions: Fixing the Plumbing, […]

 

Spark Foundry’s Giacosa: TV Attribution Needs to Catch Up

SAN JUAN, PR– With all of the different sources of data informing the TV industry, fragmentation is a natural consequence. In a town hall interview with Beet.TV’s Jon Watts at the Beet Retreat in San Juan, Lisa Giacosa, global md of data and analytics for Spark Foundry, explained how some collaboration is necessary in order […]

 

NBCU’s Luongo: ‘Powerful Content Creates the Best Environment for Advertising’

SAN JUAN, PR– Adsmart, the advanced advertising unit at NBCU, has been a “petri dish” for testing and learning to see if cross-portfolio work was viable for the company to do as it moves toward its new One Platform solution. Covering all advanced advertising initiatives including digital programmatic, Adsmart’s approach breaks down silos, streamlines the […]

 

Roundel’s Hovorka: Tech Companies Need Humility When Working with Brands

SAN JUAN, PR– After conversations at the Beet Retreat in San Juan, Evan Hovorka, the director of business development at Roundel, thinks that brand needs could be more front and center. On stage with Beet.TV’s Jon Watts, Hovorka says that 15 years at Target has made his thinking brand-centric. “As a brand, I’m trying to […]

 

MTM’s Watts: The Future of Addressability Is Both Exciting and Challenging

LONDON– Over the past decade, TV had a tough time finding its footing within the changing market. While a look ahead doesn’t provide much immediate clarity, according to Jon Watts, managing partner of London-based MTM, this isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. “In session after session, I think we’ve seen a TV industry coming to […]

 

Publicis’ Nicole Whitesel: TV Measurement Is Like a ‘Game of Thrones’ Scenario

It’s not an exaggeration to compare the current state of TV measurement to a “Game of Thrones”-like scenario, according to Nicole Whitesel, the evp of advanced TV at Publicis Media. During a fireside chat with Jon Watts, co-founder and managing partner at MTM London at the Beet Retreat, hosted by Publicis Media, Whitesel explained why […]

 

New TV Platforms Must Unite To Reduce Friction: MTM’s Watts

In the emerging future of television advertising, many opportunities lay ahead on the high seas. But, on the horizon, do advertisers see islands, or new lands for settling? In this video interview with Beet.TV, MTM co-founder and partner Jon Watts says the new-wave US TV market is leading the way in new capabilities – but, […]

 

Local Media Will Propel Addressable TV Spending: MTM’s Jon Watts

Why would an advertiser want to precision-target individual TV-viewing households when who they really want to reach is…  everybody? That is a key question being asked of the emerging technology of “addressable TV”, which supports such targeting. eMarketer has revised down its 2019 forecast for US addressable TV ad spending, from the earlier $2.54bn to […]

 

Nissan Streamlines Agency, Internal Infrastructure As It Embraces Connected TV

CANNES—Connected television and its targeted advertising benefits come at a good but very busy time for Nissan Motor Corporation. The company is in the midst of completely re-working its internal and agency infrastructure in the walkup to 70% of its vehicle lineup being “completely refreshed” over the next 18 months. “We have to go to […]

 

Fox, Univision Execs Explore Cross-Screen Complexity At Cannes Panel

CANNES—Not all programmers face the same issues when it comes to simplifying cross-screen, advanced advertising. This was readily apparent in a panel discussion with executives from Fox and Univision at the recent Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. What also came to the fore in this segment recorded at the Beet.TV advanced TV summit and […]

 

“Timing is Everything.” Amobee’s Smolin On the Videology Acquisition

CANNES—Sensing that “convergence was finally emerging” on the buy- and sell-side of the cross-platform universe, Amobee placed a bet last year with its acquisition of Videology. “Timing is everything,” Amobee Chief Strategy Officer Philip Smolin said at the 2019 Cannes Lions Beet advanced TV leadership event. There was no doubt that consumers had completely changed […]

 

With Progress On Diversity And Inclusion, Worker Retention Now Crucial: Omnicom’s Warren

CANNES— Longtime workplace diversity and inclusion champion Tiffany Warren likes the progress that the advertising industry has made with its workforce but says keeping them happy is the big challenge going forward. “The pipeline is fine. We have people who are interested and want to come into the business,” says the SVP and Chief Diversity […]

 

Measurement Fragmentation Inhibits Global Addressable Ad Roll-Out: MTM’s Watts

LAS VEGAS — Advanced advertising techniques are coming on stream around the world – but variation in the pace of roll-out, coupled with discrepancies in how to measure consumption, is posing a challenge to global channel operators. That is the view of one consultant helping broadcasters navigate a path through international waters. “Each individual geography […]