The Misconceptions Of Addressable’s Youth: MODI Media’s Cestaro

Some world-changing technologies explode overnight, others take years to burn so brightly. Addressable TV may be in the latter category. The ability of marketers to target individual viewing households with specific messaging seems revolutionary. But, though it has existed for several years now and though consumer technology deployment is wider than ever, discussions from successive […]

 

What’s Holding Back National Addressable? Nielsen, Cadent & Amobee Discuss

In the complex and fragmented US TV ecosystem, the roll-out of “addressable” TV advertising capabilities outside of an OTT environment is somewhat limited. TV networks give cable and satellite platforms the ability to sell just two minutes per hour of advertising in their live feeds of network programming. What is it going to take for […]

 

Universal Addressable TV Buying Will Be Elusive: MODI’s Cestaro

As TV gets lit up with advanced new advertising targeting capabilities, offers new controls for reach and frequency, buyers necessarily start wondering whether the expanding range of options can be unified. That doesn’t look like happening any time soon, says one man leading advanced TV for the world’s biggest ad-buying agency – but it also […]

 

Next Week at the #BeetRetreat: How Addressable Will Scale In 2019: MODI Media’s Cestaro

eMarketer forecasts that ad spending on addressable TV platforms (those which allow buyers to target viewers or households) will constitute 3.7% of total US TV ad spend in 2019, an overall market which is now otherwise in marginal decline. If the new technology is going to help restore growth to TV ad revenue, it is […]

 

TV Viewing Gaps Require Layering On A Multitude Of Data: MODI’s Winkler

If finding disparate television audiences can be compared to the process of creating a cake, right now there’s no foreseeable cap on the number of layers that might accrue. This is because the current big push is to deliver incremental advertising reach and frequency using a variety of platforms and data providers. In this interview […]

 

Sorenson The ‘Apple Pay’ Of Addressable Television: MODI’s Cestaro

As addressable television advertising closes in on some 80 million homes by year’s end, Sorenson Media is emerging as “kind of a new player in this area” with a clear differentiation, says MODI Media’s Marc Cestaro. “They have not only national avails, they have local avails that go across cable and broadcast, which is new. […]

 

Roku Wants To Be ‘The Operating System Of Television’: Head Of Ad Research Dan Robbins

Roku is going all in on measurement of both streaming and linear television with a suite of tools called Roku Ad Insights, which includes the ability for advertisers to quiz viewers on-screen. “Measurement is essential to moving OTT forward within the media and advertising space,” says Dan Robbins, Head of Ad Research & Insights, Roku, […]

 

Household Targeting Is Its North Star, But Modi Seeks To Pinpoint Individuals, Says Walters

VIEQUES, PR – Seth Walters is “insanely passionate” about commerce-enabled interactivity. Which makes him a logical evangelist for the power of connected television targeting and measurement. As Senior Partner for Interactive & Connected TV at Modi Media, the advanced TV unit of GroupM, it’s Walter’s job to help GroupM’s clients understand the opportunities for messaging, […]

 

On Addressable TV Execs’ Wishlist: Standards And Scale

MIAMI — Recent estimates of the number of addressable US TV households count about 45m properties. The ability to target individual households with different ads at different times is now real. “Over the last three years, (I’ve done) … 250 campaigns, addressable to the household,” recalls Tracey Scheppach, the former long-time SMG advanced TV exec who recently […]

 

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 […]

 

Addressable TV Is A ‘Tactic That’s Evolving’: Comcast’s Kevin Smith

MIAMI – Whether the subject is Nielsen ratings, video on demand or addressable television advertising, communications giant Comcast is all about the “macro experience” for consumers and advertisers. This holistic approach to the rapidly evolving entertainment landscape comes across loud and clear from Kevin Patrick Smith in a panel discussion at the recent Beet.TV Retreat […]

 

Automation And Standards Will Propel Growth Of Addressable TV, Says Modi’s Power

MIAMI – An apt analogy for planning and executing addressable television advertising could be tackling a giant jigsaw puzzle. Unless you’re a robot, there’s no way to automate the process of piecing it all together. Jamie Power began to learn this about three years ago when she joined the launch of GroupM’s Modi Media advanced […]

 

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, […]

 

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 […]

 

After Modi Deal, Innovid ‘Enters The Gate Of Media Giants’

Straight from striking an important partnership with Group M’s advanced TV division MODI Media, video ad-tech outfit Innovid is aiming to buddy up with the Goliaths of the industry – whilst challenging some of their more myopic tendencies. Innovid, which helps brands create, deliver and measure video ads for a range of 25 online TV platforms, was […]

 

Cablevision Inks “Upfront” Agreement with WPP’s Modi for Addressable TV Advertising

LONDON-   Cablevision, a large U.S. regional cable and Internet provider, long a pioneer in offering addressable TV advertising, has made its first “upfront” deal with Modi Media, the advanced TV unit of WPP.  It is a longterm partnership around addressable advertising. At the Future of TV Advertising Forum in London earlier this month, we interviewed Ben […]

 

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. […]

 

True Ad Personalization Will Never Happen: Modi’s Thissen

All the talk in TV ad land is about the prospects for super-targeting viewers of connected TVs with hyper-individualized ad messages. One school of thought says that kind of dynamic personalization is “science-fiction“. And a leading addressable TV advertising exec is similarly bearish. “I don’t think true personalization, where you call somebody out by name and […]

 
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