Neustar A ‘Nice Fit’ At $3.1bn: TransUnion’s Spiegel On Building Out Identity Capabilities

For a company that is well versed in tracking spending, TransUnion certainly knows how to finance an acquisition. Its planned acquisition of ad identity resolution company Neustar for $3.1 billion, announced Tuesday, would be its fourth in the space in the last couple of years. In this video interview with Beet.TV, TransUnion’s EVP of marketing […]

 
 

TransUnion’s New TruAudience Suite Views Identity In “3D”: Spiegel

CHICAGO – After a series of acquisitions in the last couple of years, consumer data company TransUnion is wrapping its units together into one, and “retiring” three former brands. The company had acquired Tru Optik, Signal Digital and TruSignal, as it built out its own ambition to provide consumer and household data to power ad […]

 
 

TransUnion is Powering OpenAP’s ID Solution

CHICAGO – The increasingly complex world of advanced, targeted TV advertising may settle down into an accepted norm of multiple standards, buying channels and viewer identity profiles – as long as there are sufficient connectors to translate between each of them. In the latest move, OpenID, the US TV network consortium, is launching its own […]

 
 

Contextual Advertising, Unique Identifiers Coming In Focus as Cookies Fade, Meredith’s Borsa on the #BeetCast

Alysia Borsa, President of Digital at Meredith Corporation, the giant lifestyle publisher, discusses how she is navigating the post-cookie world in this episode of the BeetCast with guest host Matt Spiegel, EVP for Media at TransUnion. She explains the rising value of contextual marketing, the need for unified identity solutions, and “clean rooms.” Addressing the […]

 
 

TransUnion Injects Identity Into Blockgraph

The cable TV industry initiative aimed at securely sharing viewer data whilst keeping privacy in mind just levelled-up, by striking a partnership that gives it access to a huge consumer identity graph. Blockgraph – owned by Comcast NBCUniversal, Charter Communications, Inc. and ViacomCBS – is partnering with TransUnion, the consumer data company which has been […]

 
 

Data Collaboration Is Central to the Digital Future, Transunion’s Matt Spiegel

Data will redefine the value of media brands and the efficiency of media buys for marketers. To make this happen, data collaboration is essential, says Matt Spiegel, EVP of the Media Vertical at TransUnion, in this Beet.TV podcast moderated by Ashley Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp and contributor to Beet.TV. Creating a unified identity graph, […]

 
 

A Big Legacy Player Transformed: Bill Wise on the New Mediaocean

For over 50 years, Mediaocean, formerly known as Donavan Data Systems, has been the software solution of choice for both TV advertisers and sellers., powering ad management, inventory and billing. With the acquisition of 4C last year, Mediaocean has become a cross platform player, expanding beyond its roots to planning, optimization and measurement. These are […]

 
 

BeetCast Episode 7: “Programmatic Optimizes Towards an Algorithm of Sensationalism,” Omnicom Media CEO Scott Hagedorn

Digital publishers and platforms have become adept at controlling fraud, but not so good about more subtle problems around content adjacency. There remains a lack of transparency around where a marketer’s content will run and the impact of associating with sensational advertising. Says Scott Hagedorn, CEO of Omnicom Media Group in this BeetCast podcast moderated […]

 
 

Consumers Are Going to Miss Third-Party Cookies: Goodway’s Jay Friedman

Marketers, publishers and advertising technology companies have sought ways to wean themselves off third-party cookies as makers of web browsers, especially Apple and Google, end support for the audience tracking technology. While consumers are mindful of privacy, they’re likely to miss a technology that provides many conveniences for people as they use the internet. “We’ll […]

 
 

Blockgraph Spreads Its Wings: More Partners, Manningham Says

The company aiming to use blockchain technology to improve the advertising supply chain is itself hoping to add further links to its chain. Blockgraph is a JV of Comcast, ViacomCBS and Charter’s Spectrum Reach that uses the technology behind Bitcoin to enable privacy-compliant sharing of digital ad transaction and effectiveness data between partners. Now it […]

 
 

Omnichannel Media Underpins Identity-Driven Future: TransUnion’s Matt Spiegel

CHICAGO – Consumers have more ways to consume media than ever before, challenging advertisers to track the effectiveness of their marketing efforts. The growth of the omnichannel universe is driving a shift toward audience-based measurement, and TransUnion is working to be at the forefront of that development. The company, which is best known as a […]

 
 

Nissan’s Allyson Witherspoon: Pivoting the Auto Industry to Virtual Retail

NASHVILLE/CHICAGO — How do you sell a car during a global pandemic? With dealerships unable to be open, the auto industry has had to pivot their strategy in ways that they never have before. In an interview with Matt Spiegel, EVP of marketing solutions and head of media vertical at TransUnion, Allyson Witherspoon, vice president […]

 
 

COVID-19 Crunch Will Beckon New TV Advertisers: TransUnion’s Spiegel

CHICAGO – The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many advertisers around the world to keep their wallets closed. But could spending be about to spring forward in a big way? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Matt Spiegel, head of media at TransUnion, says diminishing ad prices, more opportunistic ad buys and targeting technology will combine […]

 
 

TransUnion’s Spiegel: Rapid Widespread Switch to Digital Is ‘Just Going to Stick’

VIA BEETCAM– The digitization of the world has sped up across the board as a result of coronavirus. In an interview via BeetCam, Matt Spiegel, EVP of Marketing Solutions and head of media vertical at TransUnion explained how this rapid learning curve will have longer effects. Ad tech has been on the front end of […]

 
 

TransUnion Acquires People-Based Marketing Firm TruSignal

On the heels of its recent investment in OTT data specialist Tru Optik, TransUnion has acquired people-based marketing technology provider TruSignal. Both relationships will help to enhance TransUnion’s role as an “enabler” that helps map consumer identities in a complex, multi-platform world, says the Matt Spiegel, the company’s EVP of Digital Marketing Solutions and Head […]

 
 

Credit Score Giant TransUnion Making Moves in Media Sector, Matt Spiegel explains

In 2019, more audiences and more regulators than ever before are concerned about how consumer data is being pieced together from various sources to track and target potential customers. That comes after Facebook, suffering its own Cambridge Analytica scandal, last year shut Partner Categories, the program which it allowed advertisers to target ads using customer […]

 
 

Relevance Depends On Data & Identity: TransUnion’s Spiegel

SANTA BARARA — Is relevance still… relevant? For years, marketers have talked about reaching a point in the advertising ecosystem where they can know so much about their audiences that they can craft and customize the most precise messages and content for consumers. That is still the hope, but getting there is going to take […]

 
 

Challenges And Opportunities Of New Ad Formats: A FreeWheel Panel At Cannes

CANNES – Innovative video advertising formats are on the upswing, creating the potential for “new-ad format fatigue” and the measurement challenges that accompany them. But if you can get marketer procurement people on board with the concept, that upswing could broaden considerably. These are among the takeaways from a panel discussion at the 2018 Cannes […]

 
 

Viacom’s Gordon Promises Panel A New Phase Of OpenAP

It is now over a year since some US TV networks came together to strive for commonality in how they tap the opportunity of advanced TV ad targeting. Now, it seems, they want to kick it up in to the next gear. Last year, Fox, Turner and Viacom teamed to co-found OpenAP, a new consortium to […]

 
 

Nissan’s Witherspoon Drives Cannes FreeWheel Discussion On Television’s Future

CANNES – How does a huge marketer like Nissan convince its procurement people to explore new, non-traditional ways of reaching audiences and measuring those efforts? “We have this kind of internal joke that right now we have more pilots than American Airlines,” is how Allyson Witherspoon, Nissan’s GM for Global Brand Engagement, explained it. At […]

 
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