Fireside Chat: The Future of Advanced TV Relies on Understanding Audiences

What has advanced TV’s journey been to this point and where is it headed? A panel of industry leaders moderated by Forrester principal analyst Jim Nail explored both of these questions. Despite industry predictions that advanced TV would have long ago hit its inflection point, it has still yet to truly peak. “There’s a lot […]

 

Adapting To Advanced TV: A+E, NBCU, LiveRamp Execs Discuss

Advanced TV ad targeting tactics present the promise of up-ending the traditional way in which TV ads are bought – upfront and for a mass audience – in favor of something more real-time and personalized. But buyers need to be walked through the transition, and an ultimate conversion to 100% addressable may not be the […]

 

LiveRamp’s Metcalfe Entices MVPDs To The Audience-Buying Future

It all started when Gap wanted to show baby clothes ads to shoppers who had already purchased similar items in stores. Now the business of marrying different consumer data sets is a big deal, and identity solutions are the glue that helps advertisers smartly target consumers across different media channels. But one of the technology […]

 

Brands Need To Break Data Silos: LiveRamp’s Grammier

The new opportunity to find the optimum TV audiences across data-driven OTT and even linear services all depend on using audience data. But how that data comes in to execution varies. In this video interview with Beet.TV, one vendor helping brands bring it to life for advanced TV ad buying explains the different levels of […]

 

Mythbusting with LiveRamp Video GM Allison Metcalfe

As advanced TV, addressable TV and connected TV all evolve, confusion around best practices is bound to arise, particularly as advertisers navigate new methods of audience identification, targeting and measurement. During the Beet Retreat, a half-day Beet.TV event in New York hosted by Publicis Media, Joanna O’Connell, principal analyst at Forrester Research, asked LiveRamp Video […]

 

Identity Will Help Publishers Fight Platforms: LiveRamp’s Clinger

Giving publishers better tools to understand the all-over identities of their audiences is the key that will help them compete for advertisers against big tech platforms. That is the growing consensus amongst a cluster of companies aiming to use so-called “identity graphs” to help publishers fight the “walled gardens” of Facebook and Google. “People spend […]

 

After Identifiers, Will Brands Swap Customer Data? Acxiom’s Skinner Thinks So

Over the last 10 years, advanced digital ad buyers have used off-the-shelf sources of data about individuals in order to better target their ads. Lately, however, legislation and tech vendors’ own policy changes mean this super-power is diminishing. Now, it is becoming more commonplace for brands to collect, store and use their own data about […]

 

First-Party Data Needs Third-Party Glue: LiveRamp’s Howe

Until recently, advanced digital ad buyers used off-the-shelf sources of data about individuals in order to better target their ads. But, lately, legislation and tech vendors’ own policy changes mean this super-power is drying up. Now, it is becoming more commonplace for brands to collect, store and use their own data about their own customers […]

 

LiveRamp And NCC Agree On The Need For Advanced-TV Interoperability

CANNES—Perhaps the best way to summarize a panel discussion with executives from LiveRamp TV and NCC Media about advanced-TV interoperability is the following quote from NCC CEO Nicolle Pangis: “We’re in the bottom of the first inning of a baseball game that’s going to go into extra innings.” This theoretical game isn’t going to be […]

 

With OTT At ‘Critical Mass,’ Ad Experiences Take Precedence: Omnicom’s Candela

Lots of OTT television choices means a boon for consumers, but it also means programmers must balance ad loads better. “That’s certainly a place we have to keep an eye on with OTT,” says Onmicom Media Group’s Sal Candela. “A lot of viewers flocked to OTT very early on from the fact that it gave […]

 

TV Viewing Gaps Require Layering On A Multitude Of Data: MODI’s Winkler

If finding disparate television audiences can be compared to the process of creating a cake, right now there’s no foreseeable cap on the number of layers that might accrue. This is because the current big push is to deliver incremental advertising reach and frequency using a variety of platforms and data providers. In this interview […]

 

Addressable TV’s Growing Pains: Cadent, Dentsu, LiveRamp, Essence, Omnicom Discuss

SAN JUAN — It is the technology that can laser-target an ad at individual TV viewers or households, and then control how many more ads get seen across TV and other media. But what is the state of “addressable” television? A Beet Retreat panel convened by Beet.TV in Puerto Rico discussed that topic. Slow addressable […]

 

LiveRamp’s Goal: Unduplicated Reach Across Broad Spectrum Of Platforms

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Craig Berkley sums up LiveRamp’s role in reducing friction in television and video advertising targeting in one word: identity. “It’s clear that we all have various pain points that we can address or work on. Our mission and role in this whole ecosystem is to provide automated deterministic identity at scale,” says […]

 

LiveRamp’s Smith Balances Omni-Channel Opportunity With Privacy

COLOGNE — How does LiveRamp – a company which combines consumers’ online and offline personal data with browsing behavior – view the current landscape? In this video interview with Beet.TV, LiveRamp GM Jeff Smith notes a change in brands’ own sentiment. “I used to walk in and try to convince marketers and agencies of the […]

 

Dentsu’s Doug Ray and GroupM’s Lyle Schwartz Explore the Emerging TV Ad Landscape with Rob Norman at the Beet Retreat

Put Rob Norman, Doug Ray and Lyle Schwartz on the same stage and you’re going to get some entertaining and sobering dialogue about the future of television in all of its varied permutations. So it was at the recent Beet Retreat in the City as the veteran trio talked about the promise of addressable TV […]

 

How The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Puerto Rico Helps Youths Rise Above Poverty

For most people, it’s easy to forget that before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last fall, the territory’s economy was already a disaster. But not Olga Ramos, who took over as President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico just two months prior. With a successful 13-year career at Walmart and having spent […]

 

Beet Retreat In The City: TiVo’s Horstman Distills Roles Of Advanced TV Players

There’s so much enthusiasm expressed for the convergence of digital media and traditional television, it’s easy to wonder why targeting and measurement aren’t light years ahead. But given individual business demands, “everybody’s trying to get an edge,” says TiVo’s Walt Horstman. Meanwhile, because linear television hasn’t given up the Upfront negotiating mainstay, it’s still going […]

 

Beet Retreat Panel Pinpoints Changes Needed To Advance Targeted TV

Widespread change requires “a lot of experimentation for people to change dramatically,” and that process has just begun in the quest for more advanced television targeting, according to LiveRamp’s Allison Metcalfe. Then there is complexity, which can inhibit change when not all entities are committed to changing at the same pace, notes Mike Rosen of […]

 

OMD’s Geraci And Winkler Discuss The 2018 TV Upfront, Reduced Ad Loads

The 2018 television Upfront “is a marketplace with more moving parts than ever,” says media agency veteran Chris Geraci. Still, the age-old dynamics between supply and demand for linear TV advertising inventory endure. Overall, this year’s Upfront is “not all that different from a marketplace that’s reflective of a relatively healthy economic backdrop,” Geraci, who […]

 

Addressable TV Framework Can Add Value To Network Inventory: Charter’s Kline

Ben Tatta recalls the early days of addressable television experiments at Cablevision as “really just 100,000 households in Brooklyn” New York. Now there’s more than 35 million homes nationwide capable of receiving addressable ads, but David Kline, who gave Tatta his start at Cablevision, says it’s not enough. “National advertisers don’t want 40 million. It’s […]

 
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