Marketing2020 Findings: Marketers Need ‘Business Owner’ Mindset

CANNES – Marketing departments need to think more like business owners as opposed to captains or coaches if they want their businesses to grow. That’s one of the early findings in the latest iteration of Marketing2020, which is led by Kantar Vermeer and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), among others. Kantar has been collaborating […]

 
 

Beyond The U.S., Nielsen’s Data Reach Extends To 54 Markets

CANNES – Even as the U.S. advertising and media industry seeks to move beyond legacy television viewing metrics from Nielsen, the company is embedding itself in data decisioning abroad. Australia and Hong Kong are two illustrative examples of its activity in 54 markets, as explained by Toni Petra, EVP of Nielsen Watch. Nielsen is about […]

 
 

Nielsen DMP Is ‘Connective Tissue’ In Addressable Link With Sony Crackle

CANNES – When most people consider a data-management platform (DMP), they see data and technology. Damian Garbaccio of Nielsen, which Sony Crackle recently chose to power its addressable advertising capabilities, sees “connective tissue” between data and measurement assets. Garbaccio, EVP, Advertiser Direct & Marketing Cloud, is working with Sony Crackle and much of its connected […]

 
 

Blockchain ‘Will Improve Quality Of Agency Life’: Cannes Panel

CANNES — A lot of industry insiders are talking these days about how the traditional ad agency is dying. That may or may not be true, depending on your persuasion. But a 2018 intervention by new blockchain technology could at least improve the quality of agencies’ lives in the foreseeable future. That was the hope […]

 
 

Havas’ Ankeney: It’s All About Meaningful Data

CANNES – Whether it’s marketers catching up, getting head or trying to leapfrog others, the need for transformation is the theme that drives everything, to Shane Ankeney, President, Havas Media Group North America. “They are looking to us as change agents, as transformation stewards, to help them do that because they realize that it’s very […]

 
 

Nielsen’s O’Grady Sees ‘Collective Responsibility’ For Transparency

CANNES – Within the current digital media ecosystem, it’s too easy to “mask over the blemishes of core data.” It’s this aspect of transparency in particular that marketers should be questioning, according to Matt O’Grady, CEO Nielsen Catalina Solutions. “Transparency is unquestionably the table stakes at this point,” O’Grady says in this interview with Beet.TV […]

 
 

Having Built Horizon On Integration, Koenigsberg Wants Even More

CANNES – It’s a particularly complicated and challenging time for agencies and their marketer clients. This is why Horizon Media’s Bill Koenigsberg tries to keep things simple. Clients want transparency, speed to market, integration “and they want you dealing with business outcomes,” the President, CEO & Founder of Horizon says in this interview at the […]

 
 

ANA Pursues Global Support For CMO Masters Circle Initiative At Cannes

CANNES – The Association of National Advertisers made its first trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this month with a mission: to induce global CMO’s to embrace and participate in its CMO Masters Circle pro-growth initiative. As Masters Circle was being established in the U.S., the ANA “started to recognize fundamental flaws […]

 
 

New Blockchain Ad Consortium Debates An End To Ad ‘Inertia’

CANNES — Worries from ad buyers and sellers over how portions of their money get siphoned off by ad-tech platforms have prompted an “inertia” in which players have become reticent to try new tools. But a panel of industry executives convened by Beet.TV debated how blockchain technology could usher in a new era of transparency […]

 
 

GroupM’s Montgomery: Ads In Brand-Safe Environments Work Better

CANNES – Over the next couple of years, ensuring digital brand safety for marketers will become table stakes for publishers. In the meantime, GroupM is shifting the conversation with its clients to how ads perform better in truly brand-safe environments. “I think we’re moving into a stage where brand safety will become a commodity. Within […]

 
 

A Shorter Cannes: Fewer Agency Execs, More Brands And Consultancies

CANNES – Shortened by one day this year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity attracted fewer agency people. But there was a 30% increase in attendance by brand marketers and a 20% rise in the number of consulting firms, according to MediaLink Vice Chairman Wenda Harris Millard. So the Festival is still a “very […]

 
 

Unilever’s Blockchain Goals: Clearer Ecosystem, Better Business Decisions

CANNES – Rob Master is excited about the promise of transparency, visibility and measurement for Unilever as it helps to pioneer a blockchain consortium with IBM and Mediaocean. To him, it’s all about prioritizing dollars. “The digital ecosystem is fraught I think, as we’ve all seen with a host of challenges,” says the VP of […]

 
 

Mars’ Jane Wakely: Accountability Means Growth

CANNES – Big brands are far from dead, according to the Chief Marketing Officer of Mars Pet Nutrition. But they need to winnow out “fake news” about their supposed widespread demise and establish an evidence-based philosophy and operating model for driving growth, says Jane Wakely. “Accountability in marketing to me means growth. Ultimately, I think […]

 
 

ROI Measurement Proves ‘We’re An Investment, Not A Cost’: AT&T’s Carter

CANNES – While bigger can imply better when it comes to media scale, it doesn’t shield you from challenges like audience fragmentation and the “murkiness” of the digital advertising ecosystem. So while AT&T recently upped its vertical integration game with the acquisition of Time Warner, it’s as enthusiastic as smaller companies to see various industry […]

 
 

Mediaocean’s Sampath Explains The Role Of Blockchain In Media Transactions

CANNES — Even before digital media came along, it was a chore to reconcile buys across radio, print, television and other media while monitoring discrepancies and make-goods. Throw in the dizzying complexity of digital media transactions and it’s no wonder that marketers like Unilever are embracing blockchain technology. “What blockchain does is create a single […]

 
 

Transparency, Interoperability, Faster Reconciliation Focus Of Mediaocean/IBM Blockchain

CANNES — The blockchain consortium solution recently unveiled by Mediaocean and IBM’s iX agency could reduce the margins of many adtech players, but they might realize big gains as a result of an improved system, says Mediaocean CEO Bill Wise. And while blockchain technology in the advertising world is typically associated with digital media, the […]

 
 

Mediaocean’s Wise Begins Building Blockchain For Ad-Tech Transparency

Ad-tech provider Mediaocean will soon begin deploying the technology that underpins decentralised cryptocurrencies as a solution in the fight for ad transparency. In this video interview with Beet.TV, company CEO Bill Wise says Mediaocean will be making a blockchain announcement in the next few months, though initial activity in entered on discussions with potential partners. […]

 
 

Mediaocean’s Bill Wise: Convergence Is A Planning & Measurement Problem

If any tech company knows the economic value of traditional television, it’s 51-year-old Donovan Data Systems—now known as Mediaocean. So it’s in a unique position to respect that TV heritage while helping to shepherd the industry to a more digital-like future. “If all we do as an industry is make television look like digital programmatic […]

 
 

4C Insights’ Anupam Gupta: ‘What We’re Trying To Get To Is Cross Channels’

The fall of 2017 has been a big season of integrations for data science and media technology provider 4C Insights. First came its link to Mediaocean on the buy-side and shortly thereafter NBCUniversal on the sell-side. With NBCU making its television inventory available via application programming interfaces, “it was pretty natural for us to come […]

 
 

Premium Video’s Evolving Value According to FreeWheel, Integral Ad Science & Mediaocean

What is the value of premium video in the modern marketing mix? Big and growing, according to a three-strong panel assembled by Beet.TV to chew over the latest issues. In this interview, our panelists discuss lingering fraud issues, vendor challenges and the multi-dimensional value of video… Cross-platform brand safety  Brand safety on web may have been […]

 
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