Digital Supply Chain Maturing Because ‘Marketers Want More’: Index Exchange’s Andrew Casale

COLOGNE – Could it be that the digital supply chain is finally growing up? It’s definitely maturing, with signs of consolidation, less innovation and indications that marketers’ calls for greater transparency are having an impact, according to Andrew Casale. If all of this were true, Casale would know. Back in 2003 he founded Casale Media […]

 

NBCU’s Krishan Bhatia Discusses The Growing Linear-Digital Viewing Divide

COLOGNE – With the proliferation of video platforms and devices has come a persistent call for a common method of viewer measurement. One simple statistic shows why: NBC hit “This Is Us” is watched evenly on linear networks and digital platforms. “What we’re seeing in terms of the impact of that on viewership is really […]

 

Audience Buying Now ‘A Regular Part Of The Planning Process’: NBCUniversal’s Denise Colella

COLOGNE – It’s taken a few years, but NBCUniversal is seeing audience buying becoming a mainstream choice for more advertisers across product and service categories. This comes three years after the media company began offering its Audience Targeting Platform during the Upfront negotiating period and after the second Upfront with its Audience Studio suite of […]

 

Sky’s Addressable TV Platform Aims To Be ‘Easy And Transparent’, says Group Director Jamie West

COLOGNE – Sky TV is developing a portal for advertisers to plan their addressable television campaigns. Just don’t say it’s about “biddable” inventory. To Jamie West, Group Director of Advanced Advertising at Sky, programmatic transactions in the broadcast world are about automation. The notion of biddable inventory is not “particularly relevant for a broadcast world,” […]

 

GroupM’s Rob Norman: BlockChain Technology Needed For Digital Transparency

Could blockchain technology, with its security and transparency, cure the ills of an often-murky digital media ecosystem? GroupM’s Rob Norman believes the attributes of blockchain will be a focus of the upcoming DMEXCO advertising and media trade show because of “an inevitable demand” from advertisers and agencies for some type of open ledger system for […]

 

Collaboration Can Overcome Fragmented Audiences: Comcast Cable President Marcien Jenckes

Can industry optimism and collaboration defeat fragmentation? From the viewpoint of Marcien Jenckes, the answer is a resounding yes. Jenckes, who is President, Advertising, Comcast Cable believes now is the time to be very optimistic about what premium video can be. “It is the best way for marketers to reach their audiences. We’re coming off […]

 

NBCUniversal’s Denise Colella: ‘Best Upfront Ever’ With Big Demand For Data Products

Coming off of its best TV Upfront ever, NBCUniversal has seen at least a tripling of its data products. While it’s a testament to the company’s investments in data capabilities and the NBCU Audience Studio, there’s still work to be done to deliver the best possible ad experience to consumers. This is the assessment of […]

 

MEC’s Tim Castree: Solving Cross-Screen Convergence Will Keep Agencies Relevant

CANNES – As long as television and premium video remain atop the ROI stack for marketers, agencies need to solve convergence of the two for their marketer clients. If they don’t, they could be disintermediated by giants like Facebook and Google and knocked down a rung on the value chain by new entrants like Accenture. […]

 

The Power NBCU’s “Symphony” w/ Apple News, Buzzfeed, Snapchat & Vox, Linda Yaccarino explains

CANNES – NBCUniversal’s Symphony initiative keeps adding new players to its promotional ensemble, wherein all company units pull to together to promote a specific initiative. This year Symphony will benefit from NBCU’s partnerships with the likes of Apple News, BuzzFeed and Snapchat. Therein lies a paradox of sorts, given NBCU’s public bashing of some of […]

 

OMD’s Ben Winkler: No ‘Us Versus Them,’ Advertisers Need Many Video Options

CANNES – OMD’s Chief Investment Officer welcomes a warming of the discourse between traditional TV content providers and their digital counterparts. Not only does it reflect reality, embracing both is the only way for advertisers to meet their business objectives, says Ben Winkler. In this interview with Beet.TV, Winkler mentions a conversation he had onstage […]

 

Screen Agnostic, Platform Specific Ads And Content Key To Engagement: NBCU’s Yaccarino

Finding the right context for traditional television commercials and creating platform-specific creative are challenges and opportunities for brands and their agencies. When it comes to the latter, being screen agnostic is a plus, according to NBCUniversal’s Linda Yaccarino. “I think the creative agencies are wrestling with two things,” the media company’s Chairman of Advertising Sales […]

 

NBCU’s Yaccarino Lauds Set-Top Box Insights for Advertising Results

National marketers want “scale that’s smart” by combining the best data from digital platforms with premium television content. And to close the loop, they want to be able to transact on a currency that reflects their desired business outcomes, says NBCUniversal sales chief Linda Yaccarino. She wants to “shine a light on the need for […]

 

Y&R’s Sable Sees A ‘Golden Age’ Of Content, Questions Hyper Targeting

Technology has done amazing things to create a variety of ways people can consume premium television content, helping to spark a “golden age” for content creators. But is the same technology and the data it enables encouraging the hyper targeting of audiences just because the capability exists? David Sable is quick to point out that […]

 

NBCUniversal’s Bhatia: ‘Broad Swath’ Of Industry Categories Opt For Audience Guarantees

Having set aside $1 billion in inventory for non-Nielsen audience guarantees during this year’s TV Upfront, NBCUniversal has seen demand for its audience targeting products double year over year. Although it’s a big commitment, market dynamics are in the company’s favor. “The reason we’re continuing to be confident about increases in demand is because we’re seeing […]

 

Moat’s Goodhart Appraises ‘Screen Real Estate’ For Video Measurement

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – It’s been said that the most valuable real estate is all about location. It’s no different with video advertising, but consumption habits are changing so fast that they are hard to measure. Enter the Moat Video Score, a new impression-level metric for measuring digital video exposures that focuses on length of creative, […]

 

CES Sessions: 605, NBCU, Turner And Omnicom Explore MVPD Data Sharing

LAS VEGAS – If multichannel video programming distributors won’t share their set-top box data, how do media buyers and sellers expand the practice of audience buying? Not quickly. This is the main takeaway from a Beet.TV panel discussion at CES 2017 focusing on advanced television targeting. Held at held the OMD Oasis at The Venetian, […]

 

Omnicom’s Steuer Hoping To Avoid ‘Hodge-Podge’ Of TV Audience-Buying Methods

LAS VEGAS – In the early 1990’s, advertising agencies began to unbundle their media departments into separate operating units. Now television networks are unbundling their audiences to meet advertisers’ increasing desire for better ad targeting. “Cable programmers have always gone narrow in the sense that their individual networks tended to be much more niche content […]

 

More Uniform Standards Would Advance One-To-One Targeting: VM1’s Shlachter

LAS VEGAS – True one-to-one advertising targeting on digital and linear television is being held back by too many competing standards, says the President of VM1, the dedicated Verizon agency within Zenith. “The interoperability of all these different systems and platforms and devices just don’t play nicely together today. But over time it’s definitely where […]

 

CES Sessions: Parsing Ad Load Limits With 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom And Turner

LAS VEGAS – Fewer but more impactful and relevant ads per commercial break aren’t going to happen overnight. But it’s the beginning of a road the industry must start to travel so as not to lose both current and future viewers of linear television. This was the consensus of media sellers and audience targeting specialists […]

 

CES Sessions: 605’s CEO Dolan Builds On Cable Industry Roots In Addressable Linear TV

LAS VEGAS – Although the Dolan family sold Cablevision Systems last summer, they have continued to stay close to the industry and are building on their experience in the new venture they’ve named 605. Television programmers and cable operators will be among the first to benefit from 605 CEO Kristin Dolan’s longtime involvement with addressable linear […]

 
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