Spark Foundry’s Giacosa Wants AI To Get Emotional

People keep talking about artificial intelligence as though it is some distant future. The reality is that many companies are now using variants of AI to enhance their business processes. Case in point – Publicis agency Spark Foundry is using machine learning on audience data points to enable the creation of dynamically-produced ad creative, customized […]

 
 

Spark Foundry’s Giacosa Critiques Modern Day Marketing Mix Modeling

For something that has been evolving for several decades, marketing mix modeling is still very much a journey in progress. To Spark Foundry’s Lisa Giacosa, the final destination should represent a hybrid of short- and long-term ROI, brand equity and de-duplicated reach and frequency metrics. Overall, Giacosa says in this interview with Beet.TV at the […]

 
 

SMG’s Social/Video Global Lead: Brands Need to “Share Shift”

Brands will be most successful in online video if they can approach budgeting from a “share shift” point of view, says Lisa Giacosa, SVP Global Social Media Director and Video Lead at Starcom MediaVest Group, in this interview with Erick Schonfeld, co-founder of Touchcast, at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat in Vieques, Puerto Rico. “I don’t mind how I reach a […]

 
 

SMG To Reveal Effectiveness Of Twitter TV Retargeting

Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) recently struck an exclusive partnership with Twitter, creating a “social TV lab” to explore the impact TV and social, in tandem, have on advertising. Now the pair are about to unveil first findings. SMG’s global video lead Lisa Giacosa tells Beet.TV metrics “look favorable” and are due to be published in February […]

 
 

SMG’s Giacosa on the New Vendors Behind Social Video

Programmers are exploring new ways to plan video and social TV across screens to drive consumer reaction thanks to a host of new technology vendors, says Lisa Giacosa, SVP Global Social Media Director and Global Video Lead at Starcom MediaVest Group, in an interview with Beet.TV at the Beet.TV executive retreat. Vendors she is keen on […]

 
 

SMG’s Twitter Partnership Moves Into Social Retargeting

LAS VEGAS — Starcom MediaVest Group is working with brands and Twitter to leverage social conversations around TV and to apply retargeting tactics to the social medium, says Lisa Giacosa, SVP Global Social Media Director and Global Video Lead at Starcom MediaVest Group, in an interview with Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronics Show. “We can […]