‘Milliseconds Matter’: FreeWheel Boots-Up Live Programmatic Ads For Paris Olympics

CANNES — When you are trying to target and serve programmatic ads to TV, every millisecond counts. Timed for NBC’s coverage of the upcoming Paris Olympics, ad-tech company FreeWheel is launching a new suite of programmatic software geared toward live delivery. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Mark McKee, EVP & GM, FreeWheel, explains why […]


Creating a Great Multiplatform Experience Helps Everyone: FreeWheel’s Mark McKee

Next week’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity comes after a period of massive upheaval for the media and marketing industries that sped up longer-term shifts. The pandemic led to greater consumer adoption of internet-connected television, and media companies raced to differentiate their streaming services with vast libraries of movies and TV shows. More recently, […]


FreeWheel Names Mark McKee As General Manager to Oversee Global Operations

FreeWheel promoted Mark McKee to general manager to oversee all parts of the advertising technology company, which is a unit of Comcast. In this new role, McKee is in charge of FreeWheel’s sales, product, engineering, operations and support services worldwide, the company announced. He succeeds Dave Clark, who announced his departure after leading FreeWheel since […]


Technology Is Transforming Media Sales: Execs from Matrix Solutions, Hearst, Weather Group, Univision, Xumo, FreeWheel, Fox, Comcast

Television advertising sales are becoming increasingly automated as digital technologies transform the way marketers and media agencies run campaigns. Computerized auctions of video ad inventory have established a foothold in connected TV (CTV), and are expected to transform the broader television marketplace amid its technological evolution. Managing Sales Amid Complexity Mark Gorman, chief executive of […]


SSP’s Add Value to Premium TV Inventory: FreeWheel’s Mark McKee

Providers of premium TV programming have more ways to reach audiences who are spending more time watching video on connected devices like smart TVs and mobile phones. The growth of connected TV (CTV) has added another layer of complexity to the advertising marketplace. “Our focus has always been around premium TV, and how do we […]


Videology: Media Mix Modeling Growing in Use

The growing sophistication of both TV and online data is making cross-platform media mix modeling more reliable, says Mark McKee, Senior VP Global Marketing and Strategy at Videology in an interview with Beet.TV. “The first party and third party purchase behavior is effective in reaching and delivering both brand and sales metrics,” he says in a conversation […]


Videology’s McKee: Analogue Data Is Changing Digital Ads

One of the biggest changes in the digital video industry is coming thanks to the arrival of ye olde traditional TV advertising practices, says one industry exec. “The biggest lever I’ve seen in pushing this forward is this concept of TV data coming online, which really didn’t exist a year and half ago,” says Mark […]


Advanced Targeting in Video Campaigns Rising Quickly, Videology Report

The use of advanced targeting in online video has grown tremendously year over year, says Mark McKee, Senior VP Global Marketing & Strategy at video at tech platform Videology in an interview with Beet.TV. About two-thirds of online video campaigns now include advanced targeting beyond age and gender, such as purchase behavior, and that’s up from […]