Addressable TV Can Unleash TV Ad Creativity

CANNES — The $72 billion US TV advertising industry is premised on making 30-second spots that target consumers. Imagine what happens when TV sets give advertisers the cues they need to target customers individually. Michael Bologna, president of GroupM’s Modi Media division, which is working on just that proposition, says 2015 is the year it […]

 
 

Addressable TV Poised to Crack the $70 Billion Market

CANNES — Addressable TV has been in development for the last decade, but only now is it beginning to reach scale. That means that gross ratings points, or GRPs, may be starting to become obsolete. “You know what’s really silly?” says Michael Bologna, president of GroupM’s Modi Media, in a panel discussion at Cannes recorded by […]

 
 

Addressable TV Delivers Big Sales Lift, Scheppach, Bologna

CANNES — Addressable TV promises to be a powerful tool for reaching consumers at scale with creative that’s carefully targeted to them, but how much lift are marketers who are investing in it actually seeing? “You’re seeing 50, 60, 70% increase in sales lift,” says Tracey Scheppach, SMG’s EVP-Precision Video Director, in a panel discussion […]

 
 

Access to Set-top Data Holding Back Addressable TV, SMG’s Scheppach

CANNES — Since the value that addressable TV delivers is widely understood, what’s hampering its adoption?  Investment banker and CEO of LUMA Partners Terence Kawaja asks these panelists in a session taped aboard the AT&T AdWorks yacht. The mindset of big brands accustomed to the notion that they can buy a massive audience of adults […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gotlieb Says Reviews Often Happen When Agencies ‘Over-Promise’

CANNES — According to GroupM Chairman Irwin Gotlieb, many media reviews are happening at least in part because of a bad habit agencies have developed of promising too much. “Everything comes home to roost eventually,” says Gotlieb in an interview with BeetTV at Cannes this week. “Those who over-promise massively and fail to deliver have […]

 
 

GroupM’s Rob Norman Sees Addressability, Not Programmatic, Shaking Up TV

AUSTIN — Many digital media executives expect it is only a matter of time before “programmatic” advertising – the collection of techniques which automate online ad-buying and which has taken hold in the display ad world – will work its magic on television. Indeed, many tech and data vendors are already trying to make this happen […]

 
 

Addressable TV Needs Standards: Modi’s Jamie Power

FORT LAUDERDALE — The emerging opportunity of connected TVs with household-level targeting capability may not be met without the kind of ad standardisation that the IAB’s inception brought to display, says one ad tech exec. “Everyone does something a little bit differently – each of the (TV) operators has different decks, data,” says Jamie Power, senior partner  for addressable […]

 
 

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 […]

 
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