AdTech Banker Kawaja: Video Ad Platforms Need To Differentiate

If you are tired of trying to distinguish one “end-to-end, full-service video targeting and decisioning” vendor from another, imagine how people from outside the digital video industry must feel. LUMA partners CEO Terence Kawaja says 2015 will see ongoing video tech momentum after the “inflection year” of 2014: “We’ve just seen 28 transactions across the video Lumascape, […]

 

Banker Kawaja: “TAM” is the Huge Upside for AdTech, Beyond Digital Media

While advertising-supported  digital media is quickly growing, there are much larger opportunities for adtech companies.  This exists in the total addressable market (TAM).   This includes e-commerce, retail, e-payments, marketing automation and SAS, says Terence Kawaja, CEO and co-founder of the boutique investment bank LUMA Partners, in this interview with Beet.TV Kawaja will speak about […]

 

Luma’s Kawaja: Fragmentation Happens, So Get Used To It.

AT SEA  OFF THE COAST OF FRANCE — When Terence Kawaja first introduced the Lumascape, the visual map illustrating an alarming array of ad tech companies, he backed up the image with a call for a simpler world. But that simplification isn’t going to happen, the media finance expert now concedes. “Fragmentation is here to stay […]

 

Mega Media Mergers Point to the “Converged TV World of our Future,” Banker Terence Kawaja

The recent flurry of media M&A activities, including the AT&T DirectTV deal, means that the big players are “lining up their assets” in advance of the inevitable convergence of TV and digital  video, says Terence Kawaja, head of LUMA  Partners, a boutique New York investment bank specializing in digital media, in this interview with Beet.TV […]

 

Kawaja: TV Buyers Must Be Slow-Rolled To Programmatic

If the digital advertising people getting high on “programmatic” trading are to access the $70 billion US TV ad market this way, they had better develop some empathy first, says one of the industry’s leading media finance advisors. Luma Partners CEO Terence Kawaja says TV ad trading, historically reliant on broad demographic targeting, and digital […]

 

Kawaja: No Bubble In ‘Sciencification’ Of Advertising

LOS ANGELES — The digital marketing technology landscape may be expanding, but it isn’t about to go pop, says one of digital media’s most noted banker-advisers. “We’ve seen a change from media intermediation being an art to more of a science,” Luma Partners‘ Terence Kawaja tells Beet.TV. “You hear about the word ‘programmatic’… bringing software […]

 
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