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 […]

 
 

Audience And Context Go Hand-In-Hand: Adobe’s Minmaugh

MIAMI — Take two bottles in to the shower? In advertising these days, strategies appear to have bifurcated along just two such lines. In one, clients continue buying inventory around content deemed to match their target demographic. In the other, they buy super-targeted specific customers, regardless of where they are reading or viewing. But strategies don’t have […]

 
 

Consultant Prohaska: Addressable TV No Longer Just Theory

MIAMI — It needs to get bigger, but it’s not jus a scribble on a whiteboard anymore – the idea of targeting individual households with custom-placed TV ads, even in linear, is here and now. So says the man who used to run programmatic advertising at The New York Times, no less. “And the audience data […]

 
 

DataXu’s Tellefsen Draws ‘Graph Of Graphs’ For TV Targeting Data

MIAMI — Want to target new TV ads with scientific precision? More and more US TVs are getting lit up with connectivity, making the real problem a back-end one. In other words, getting hold of the right data, and combining it in the right way, is becoming the new transformative opportunity in future TV advertsiing. […]

 
 

‘Affinity Targeting’ Shows Marketers Unexpected Correlations, 4C’s Gupta Says

MIAMI — What do Santa Claus and a stick of gum teach marketers about the future of advertising? Turns out, plenty, according to one ad-tech firm helping advertisers leverage social data to target TV and other commercials. 4C Insights’ Anupam Gupta calls it “affinity targeting”, and he says the new technique could be powerful. “So, if you think […]

 
 

Digital & TV Sales Teams Are Merging, Clypd’s Burke Sees

MIAMI — “Never the twain shall meet”, the saying goes. But, in the historically-separate worlds of TV and online ad sales, the walls are finally starting to come down. “Convergence is a word that comes up in every single panel that we’re all at, but convergence is real,” says Jason Burke, VP of strategic development […]

 
 

TV Buyers Will Pay More For Programmatic Efficiency: TubeMogul’s Dybwad

WASHINGTON, D.C.-It’s common wisdom that the growth of programmatic television advertising has been constrained less by technology than by the difficulty in herding together all the players that own the inventory. But at a more basic level, human instinct is in play. There are a “lot of different actors on a lot of different levels,” […]

 
 

2016 Election Cycle Attracts Digital Buyers To D2’s Addressable Households

WASHINGTON, D.C.-When competitors DISH and DIRECTV came together in 2014 to offer addressable television advertising solely for political campaigns, early takers were traditional TV buyers. But in the 2016 election cycle, digital buyers wanted in. “I was amazed at how quick the political ad agencies were to accept this and to want to use” D2 […]

 
 

Emerging Standards will Drive Dollars to Digital Video, Matt Prohaska

Inevitable consolidation of video ad tech vendors and the emerging standards around video viewabilty and ad operations will bring more ad dollars to video advertising, says Matt Prohaska, industry consultant and former head of programmatic advertising sales at The New York Times. Prohaska was one one of the moderators at the Beet.TV Video Ad Fraud […]

 
 

Online Media Measurement: It’s Not Like Betamax Vs VHS

Over the last couple of years, media measurement’s big titans have both rolled out new ways to quantify online video consumption for advertisers – Nielsen’s Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) and comScore’s Validated Campaign Essentials (VCE). Who will win? That’s the wrong question to ask, says an exec from the comScore side. “The market has come to believe […]

 
 

IAB’s Mane On Fraud: Keep Calm And Carry On

“Don’t panic!” That is Internet Advertising Bureau US‘ research, analytics and measurement SVP Sherrill Mane‘s advice to an advertising industry growing alarmed by the rise of apparent fraudulent viewing of their ad buys. “The distinction between (‘fraud’ and ‘viewability’ is not being made correctly,” Mane tells Beet.TV. “The danger to the reputation of the industry […]

 
 

Prohaska: Programmatic Must Give Video Buyers Price Control

SAN FRANCISCO — So much greater are video ad prices compared with standard display, there is a more pressing need to inject programmatic platforms with price control mechanisms, if video advertisers are to adopt the mechanisms, says one programmatic expert. “There’s such a limited quantity of video … there hasn’t been the need to have […]

 
 

NYT’s Prohaska: Programmatic And Conventional Ads Can Co-Exist

The programmatic ad-targeting techniques that are making waves in display advertising are commonly associated with low-value ad inventory. But The New York Times, a top-tier publisher which started selling some of its ads programmatically in May, doesn’t see it that way. “We’re set up a little differently from a lot of other publishers,” the Times’ […]

 
 

The New York Times Goes All-In With Programmatic

When Matt Prohaska joined The New York Times as programmatic advertising director in May, it was clear The Gray Lady intended to open up her ad inventory to newfangled programmatic ad bidding technology. Now that process has started in earnest. “In the last few months, we’ve directly engaged our sales force and integrated programmatic in to […]

 
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