Data Keeps Marketers Up At Night: NCC Media’s Kent

SAN JUAN — If you are a national cable TV network these days, how do you go about crafting an ad sales pitch to big-brand clients? For Davina Kent, it is increasingly about data. Kent is the Comcast VP of advanced TV sales who, earlier this year, came on board at NCC Media – the […]

 
 

P&G’s Hernandez: Hurricane Maria Caused ‘Quantum Leap’ In How Puerto Ricans Use Media

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Before Hurricane Maria made land in the fall of 2017, Procter & Gamble had been in the process of upping its involvement in digital media. What followed the devastation was an immediate reliance by P&G on traditional media and, a year later, a “quantum leap” in how Puerto Ricans consume media, with […]

 
 

‘Great Connections, Conversations’: Beet Retreat 2018 Comes At Industry Turning Point says NBCU’s Colella

Collaboration among television networks, digital-like standards and audience buying made easier are some of the discussions that NBCUniversal’s Denise Colella is looking forward to at Beet Retreat 2018 in San Juan from Nov. 28-20. “I really think we’re at a turning point,” says Colella, who is SVP, Advanced Advertising Products & Strategy. The annual gathering […]

 
 

NCC Media’s Advanced TV Goals: National Capabilities, One Infrastructure

From its roots aggregating spot cable television buys for advertisers, NCC Media has learned how to “rationalize the irrational.” This will certainly come in handy as it expands beyond linear TV into digital. “Historically, we were seen as just an ad rep organization and what we’re trying to do is build adtech underneath it that […]

 
 

NCC Converges Data From Charter, Comcast & Cox While Adding OTT Inventory

To create what it calls “the largest data set in television,” NCC Media is converging the linear TV and digital data of its three owners—Charter Communications, Comcast and Cox Communications—as it broadens its inventory offering beyond local avails to OTT. One major advance is that NCC is marrying set-top box data showing content consumption and […]

 
 

With Advanced TV At Scale, ‘There’s Only Upside From Here’: Comcast’s Jenckes

As the result of addressability, attribution, data and technology, “I think we are at a time when advanced TV is at scale and there’s only upside from here,” says Comcast Cable’s Marcien Jenckes. “That doesn’t mean that all media will be bought programmatically,” Jenckes adds in this interview with Beet.TV at Advertising Week 2018 in […]

 
 

New NCC Media Unit’s Goals: Scale, Consistency And Simplicity In National Addressable TV

When it launches in June, the new and as-yet unnamed division within NCC Media has three goals for the national addressable television marketplace: Scale, data consistency and simplicity. “From a scale standpoint, it’s critically important that we get beyond the boundaries of any single provider,” says Andrew Ward, VP, Comcast Media 360. NCC Media is […]

 
 

Progress Of OpenAP, NCC Media Helps Solve Fragmentation: MAGNA’s Anson

With advertisers still in the “test and learn phase” with advanced targeting of television audiences, NBCUniversal joining the OpenAP consortium “will really move OpenAP’s momentum forward towards a more usable tool that advertisers will want a part of,” says Julie Anson, Associate Director, Partner Innovation, Advanced TV MAGNA Global. Currently on the sell-side, there’s too […]