What Is ‘TV’? Hulu, FreeWheel, dataxu, comScore, 4C Execs Discuss

SAN JUAN — If you listen to the tech crowd and if you look at some of the consumer behavior, TV is “dying”. But, if that is the case, how do you explain Netflix? Many executives in the industry have long since moved on from using “TV” to describe the box in the living room connected […]

 
 

Programmatic TV Buying V. Supply And Demand: Prohaska, FOX, Dentsu Aegis, OATH

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Fully IP-based television may be inevitable, but fully programmatic buying and selling of advertising inventory isn’t, according to buy- and sell-side executives who converged for a panel discussion at the recent Beet Retreat 2018. Moderated by consultant Matt Prohaska, the discussion touched on the eternal reality of supply versus demand in making […]

 
 

Viewers Ready To Give More Data, At A Price: Janus’ Shimmel Tells Prohaska

SAN JUAN — The world of TV advertising is evolving from generally targeting viewers of broad TV show categories, to one in which marketers armed with consumer data can make more specifically-targeted ad buys. But what if the presuppositions they made with that data could be improved on in yet another step-change? One leading TV […]

 
 

Consultant Matt Prohaska Sees A ‘Cross Pollination’ Of Agency Teams

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Consultant Matt Prohaska senses less of a stigma surrounding programmatic television and more “cross pollination” of agency teams. But he sees things like frequency capping and reducing transactional friction costs as very much a work in progress. “Fortunately, thank god the stigma of programmatic TV and those two words being bridged together […]

 
 

Matt Prohaska Traces The Arc Of Criteo’s Success Path

COLOGNE – Criteo is a company that has “run wild and done very, very well making efficiency out of inefficiency,” observes Matt Prohaska, the former BBDO executive who now runs Prohaska Consulting. So it’s not a question of whether Criteo succeeds going forward but how, he says in this interview with Beet.TV at the annual […]

 
 

Matt Prohaska Tracks OpenAP Uptake, Impact Of GDPR In EU

CANNES – With a background in sales at Turner and having participated in Upfront negotiations before the advent of digital media, Matt Prohaska has a unique perspective on OpenAP. Despite “a lot of energy and excitement” about the audience targeting consortium, he thinks it’s still ramping up during this year’s Upfront. “What we’re hearing from […]

 
 

Data-Driven Targeting Promise Becomes Application: 4C Insights’ Gupta

After years of talk and wishful thinking about data-driven audience targeting, “I think we’re getting down to the nuts and bolts,” says Anupam Gupta, Chief Product Officer at 4C Insights, the data science and marketing technology company. “A lot of the conversations now are not such much about the promise of all the stuff we […]

 
 

Many Publishers Behind The Curve On GDPR Compliance: Matt Prohaska

He once ran programmatic advertising at one of the world’s largest news publishers – so what does Matt Prohaska think about the impending final deadline for compliance with new-look global consumer data protection legislation? “Belated” and “complacent” would seem to sum up his view of many publishers’ readiness for the European Commission’s new General Data […]

 
 

Led By Travel, Marketers’ Perception Of Digital Video Driving Sales Is Growing: Sequent’s Spaeth

Marketer perceptions about the purpose of digital video advertising—branding versus performance—is changing, with the travel category one of the strongest proponents of performance. This is one of many findings of a research report commissioned by Eyeview and conducted by Sequent Partners at the end of 2016. As explained by Sequent’s Jim Spaeth at the recent […]

 
 

Innovid’s Chalozin: Solving Complicated Problems While Serving One Third Of Web Video

Some types of digital innovation are easier to prove than others, among them online travel agencies and streaming video giant Netflix. Then there is the not inconsiderable task of getting marketers to change their worldview about audience targeting. Nine years ago, Innovid chose the latter path, providing an open platform approach to personalizing video targeting […]

 
 

Think Video And Consumer First, Not Channel: BBDO’s Estrada

Using dynamic video ads that key off of seasons or weather conditions for Lowe’s is “table stakes” given the wealth of behavioral data available to tweak viewers’ emotions. “I think that’s kind of easy to do,” according to Bob Estrada, EVP & Director of Strategic Partnerships at BBDO New York, the agency for the home […]

 
 

Travel Joins Autos, Financial Services As Big Audience Targeting Categories: Experian’s Danaher

The travel industry vertical has joined automotive and financial services a top category for more precise consumer targeting and outcomes measurement via digital video. Nonetheless, there’s a still a lot of “heavy lifting” going on as brand marketers try to best identify their target audiences with first- and third-party data, according to Experian’s Brad Danaher. […]

 
 

Dynamic Ads Give Creative Biggest Upside, Prohaska Says

The world of digital advertising has spent the last couple of years enthralled by the new targeting, automation and trading super-powers bestowed on it by software. Now – almost apologetically, it seems – many ad-tech execs take pains to remember to talk about the messages that, after all, make advertising tick. Indeed, creativity is back on […]

 
 

BBDO’s Estrada On The Importance Of Partnerships To Leverage Creative Options

Before the advent of digital media, the unbundling of creative and media at general advertising agencies made lots of sense. Now it takes more effort to bring those functions together so that creative is best suited to particular platforms. This is one reason why it’s important to bring the right partners into creative agencies, according […]

 
 

Future Ads Will Blend Art & Science, Says Eyeview’s Barber

If you want to shoot dozens of fragments of video ad permutations to combine in to the perfect single ad for a solitary viewer, you had better skill up both your engineering team and your creative staff. That’s what Sam Barber is doing. The creative director of Eyeview Digital, a company which helps advertisers pull off one-to-one […]

 
 

Beet.TV Summit March 9: Xaxis, BBDO, Eyeview, MediaMath And Others To Examine Performance Video

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – The year 2017 will see WPP’s Xaxis increasingly focus on performance outcomes for its clients’ video ad campaigns. “Every campaign that we will run will have a KPI that is considered very important to the advertiser that we will achieve,” says David J. Moore, who is President of WPP Digital and Chairman […]

 
 

The ‘P Word’ & The Automated Future Of TV: A Panel Debates w/ Videology, Clypd & DataXu

If programmatic advertising technology means automation, what place does programmatic have the in the increasingly digital TV business? Unlike the typical picture of programmatic which most people have, TV ads are sold upfront, ahead of time, rather than in real-time. What could TV possible want with programmatic. A panel convened by Beet.TV discusses the options… […]

 
 

Targeting & Creative ‘Go Hand In Hand,’ Says 4C Insights’ Gupta

MIAMI – While at Mixpo, Anupam Gupta played in the creative management layer space. However, the last five to seven years in advertising “have been all about targeting,” says the Chief Product Officer for 4C Insights. “But that doesn’t mean that we won’t come back to creative.” During a panel discussion at the recent Beet.tv […]

 
 

Furious Corp.’s Swartz: Disparate CMS Systems Hinder Media Companies

MIAMI – Media companies have lots of untapped data wealth but cannot realize it because their CMS systems don’t like to share, is one of Ashley J. Swartz’s theses and a contributing factor to her formation of Furious Corp. “We just decided to tackle the unsexy, hard problem of connecting all these disparate systems and […]

 
 

Trump’s Campaign Success Has Lessons For Marketers, comScore’s Livek

MIAMI — He famously under-spent his rival on TV ads, making greater hay from late-night tweets and sometimes outlandish monologues. So does Donald Trump’s eventual election suggest a crisis in TV ad effectiveness? When the most important political period in US democracy turns back the clock on what had been accelerating ad spend, is it time […]

 
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