Speed Bumps On The Road To Advanced TV: A Beet Retreat Panel With Essence, FreeWheel, one2one Media And Medialink

MIAMI – Structural barriers. Organizational barriers. Silos. All of these play their part in retarding the progress of advanced television for all parties involved. While pursuing these topics can lead to circular conversations—everyone agrees on the need for change but no one thinks it won’t happen soon, if at all—such discussions actually help to clarify […]


one2one Media’s Mike Bologna On Addressable Consistency, ‘The Beauty Of Sling’

A year ago, a big challenge for providers of addressable TV ad solutions was the industry’s ability to understand the value exchange compared with mass, linear TV spots. “I don’t think that’s the case anymore,” says Mike Bologna, President of one2one Media. Now the big issue is “consistency,” Bologna says in this interview with Beet.TV. […]


one2one Media’s Mike Bologna: Huge Demand For One-To-One Video, Sales Attribution

ORLANDO – To reach households with addressable ads on a one-to-one basis at scale, advertisers and agencies need to do it on a one-to-many basis. This is due to the technology and infrastructure variations between multichannel video programming distributor (MVPDs) and smart TV manufacturers. Last spring, one2one Media set out to leverage an integrated set […]


GroupM Vet Mike Bologna Heads New Advanced TV Company

LAS VEGAS — Two of the advertising execs who set up and led GroupM’s advanced TV advertising division have moved on to run their own, independent company in the Cross MediaWorks portfolio. Mike Bologna and Jamie Power – who were CEO and managing partner, respectively, of Modi Media – now become president and COO of […]


Addressable Advertising Is ‘True Attribution,’ Says MODI Media’s Bologna

LONDON – The need for census-level data in the media planning process “is paramount right now,” according to Mike Bologna, President of GroupM’s Modi Media advanced television unit. “It’s what advertisers are looking for,” Bologna says in an interview with Beet.tv. “They night not necessarily need the data all the way down to addressability, but […]


Beet.TV Retreat 2016: MediaVest | Spark, Cadreon, MODI On The Value Of Advanced TV

MIAMI – In the tug of war that is television advertising, programmers pull the traditional ratings window beyond 30 days while advanced TV specialists grapple with more precise targeting. Somewhere in the middle lies a holistic view of all advertising impressions that buyers can bid for, but it’s a galaxy far, far away. This is […]


Advanced TV’s National Evolution: MODI’s Bologna

MIAMI — Addressable? Advanced? The way that television advertising is bought, targeted, sold and measured is changing. The new connection of TVs and TV boxes to the internet is offering up household-level targeting, when ads are fuelled by smart data sets. In this panel video interview at Beet Retreat 2016, Group M’s MODI Media president Mike Bologna, […]


Without National Avails, Addressable Demand Will Outweigh Supply: MODI’s Bologna

The head of GroupM’s advanced television unit foresees a shortage of addressable TV advertising inventory unless some big networks begin to offer national avails to augment the traditional two minutes of local time. MODI Media President Mike Bologna says five or six top cable and broadcast networks “are engaged in serious conversations with MVPD’s to […]


From MAC To IP And Beyond: MODI’s Bologna Surveys Addressable TV Future

BOSTON – To the uninitiated, Media Access Control could sound like something they’d like to be able to do during political campaigns. But as television content and advertising continue to go over-the-top, the household set-top box identifier known as MAC is slowly giving way to IP addresses and other alternatives. MAC identifiers and cable TV […]


Unduplicated, Cross-Screen Addressable Reach: ‘We’re There,’ Says MODI’s Bologna

The words “sophisticated” and “manual” would seem to be mutually exclusive, yet they go hand in hand with addressable television advertising. That’s because everything’s manual with addressable at this stage of its evolution, according to Mike Bologna, President of MODI Media. “So you could argue that the most sophisticated and exciting part of the television […]


WPP’s Modi Media Inks “Upfront” Addressable TV Buy with Cablevision

LONDON – Modi Media, the advanced TV unit of  WPP’s GroupM, will buy upfront inventory from Cablevision to deliver advertising in 2016 on an “addressable” or household level basis, says Modi’s CEO Mike Bologna in this interview with Beet.TV Bologna expects the growth of addressable households in the U.S. will reach 50 million next year. […]


What Price The Data That Fuels TV Revolution?

By now, we all know that “data is the new oil” that fuels myriad targeting capabilities in the precision online era. But who holds the best data and how important is it? “That data’s not free,” according to Modi Media president Mike Bologna. “Of the 50-plus household campaigns we’ve run so far this year, we’ve […]


Mike Bologna’s Three Prerequisites For Addressability

The ability to target individual TV sets with the same precision advertisers buy online ads is exciting some advertisers. One ad group has even tripled its spend on the format in the last year. But what are the building blocks of planning out an addressable-TV ad buy? Mike Bologna, CEO of GroupM’s addressable-TV ad unit Modi Media, […]


Addressable TV will Provide Unprecedented Granularity, SMG’s Scheppach

CANNES — So-called “addressable TV”, in which TV sets can now speak back to broadcasters, are tantalizing with the promise of household-level ad targeting. But addressable TV is not just about more refined TV targeting – the device in the living room is one platform that will feed in signals to an overall system which will produce […]


GroupM’s Modi Media Hones In On TV Targeting

AT SEA  OFF THE COAST OF FRANCE — GroupM has put its money where its mouth was by creating a unit dedicated to using new-wave technologies to target TV ads, says the man put in charge of the group. “Being able to utilize the technology that’s been installed in set-top boxes to identify households and […]