Steering Clients & Colleagues Through the Ups an Downs of the Pandemic, My Chat with OMD CEO John Osborn

This week’s guest on the #BeetCast podcast is John Osborn, CEO of OMD, the Omnicom media agency responsible for many major brands including Apple, McDonald’s, State Farm and others. John joined OMD in 2017 from the global creative agency BBDO where he was CEO. In this conversation, he speaks about managing brand’s media investments during […]

 
 

Nine Things We Learned From Our CTV Data Series presented by Sabio

In recent years, the prevalence of audience data has revolutionized the ability to target digital advertising. But now the set of capabilities and consequences produced by that data is changing shape. What will the future look like? That is what “Data: Powering CTV for Marketers,” our recent Beet.TV leadership series presented by Sabio, set out […]

 
 

“Multicultural Thinking Is Front and Center,” PHD’s Mike Solomon

CHICAGO – Previously the domain of boutique agencies and specialty divisions. multicultural marketing is now “front and center,” says Mike Solomon, Chief Operating Officer of Omnicom’s PHD US unit in this Beet.TV video hosted by Rita Ferro, President of Disney Advertising Sales for The Walt Disney Company. This was among the the topics in this […]

 
 

Omnicom Media Group First To Test OpenAP’s New TV Ad Data

It originally launched with more modest ambitions, to harmonize the data segments TV networks use to describe their audiences. But now OpenAP has launched the latest new initiative in its ongoing maturation – a supply-side platform (SSP) to help the buying of linear TV ad inventory. The new platform, announced on Monday, has connective tissue […]

 
 

BeetCast Episode 7: “Programmatic Optimizes Towards an Algorithm of Sensationalism,” Omnicom Media CEO Scott Hagedorn

Digital publishers and platforms have become adept at controlling fraud, but not so good about more subtle problems around content adjacency. There remains a lack of transparency around where a marketer’s content will run and the impact of associating with sensational advertising. Says Scott Hagedorn, CEO of Omnicom Media Group in this BeetCast podcast moderated […]

 
 

TV Measurement Is Key in 2021, Omnicom Media Group’s Matt Kramer

Matthew Kramer wants to sell brands on the power of connected TV – but the paucity of effective measurement is making it difficult, So the managing director or advanced advertising at Omnicom Media Group is making CTV measurement a focus for the year ahead. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Kramer describes the problem – […]

 
 

Omnicom Media Group Embraces National Addressable TV Amid OTT Boom: Kramer

Until recently, the common understanding of connected TV services was that they were mostly popular with younger cord-cutters and the typical view of addressable TV ad targeting was that it worked mostly at the local level. But ad agencies are now enjoying recent developments which are widening both of those apertures – audience breadth and […]

 
 

Getting Past the TV Upfront to an “Audience-Based World,” Omnicom’s Sullivan

The current crisis is causing the media industry to “rethink what we do.” It is making the TV Upfront less essential versus the time when clients want to negotiate, says Catherine Sullivan, Chief Investment Officer of the Omnicom Media Group, NA, in this interview with Beet.TV TV marketplace is moving inexorably to an “audience-based” world. […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Sullivan: Behavioral Targeting Is the ‘Holy Grail’

Streaming is top of mind for Catherine Sullivan, chief investment officer for Omnicom Media Group North America. Major deals are happening as legacy media companies scoop up streaming platforms – Disney’s acquisition of Hulu, Fox’s acquisition of Tubi, ViacomCBS’s acquisition of Pluto – and new streaming services are launching. In May, HBO Max will debut; […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Steuer: The Industry Needs Standardization of Measurement

SAN JUAN, PR– In a landscape that values data, measurement, ROI, and other affirming selling points, why is it so hard to navigate? In a town hall with Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and founder of Furious Corp. at the Beet Retreat in San Juan, Jonathan Steuer, chief research officer at Omnicom Media Group, explored how […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Maron: Connected TV at Its Full Potential Will Be ‘Amazing’

To Courtney Maron, the managing director of enterprise partnerships at Omnicom Media Group, the most exciting part of connected TV is that it combines the familiarity of linear with the targeting of digital. For now, however, that excitement is still about potential rather than the current reality. “We’re not necessarily there yet when it comes […]

 
 

Programmatic Video Heading To Unified Auction: OMG’s Hovaness

What started as a way for publishers to sell their video ad space more easily quickly became a series of disconnected islands. “Header bidding” technology sought to solve all that – eliminating the “waterfall” through which publishers would entertain ad bids from different demand platforms sequentially, thus allowing them to entertain maximum prices in a […]

 
 

Finding The Umbrella For Advanced TV: Omnicom’s Steuer & Nielsen’s Abcarian

CANNES — Smart TVs offer amazing new opportunities to target viewers at the household level – but getting your head around what is still a fragmented and evolving ecosystem is a bit like herding cats. In a sit-down discussion at Cannes Lions, Tracey Scheppach – who encountered that challenge over years spent specialising in smart […]

 
 

With OTT At ‘Critical Mass,’ Ad Experiences Take Precedence: Omnicom’s Candela

Lots of OTT television choices means a boon for consumers, but it also means programmers must balance ad loads better. “That’s certainly a place we have to keep an eye on with OTT,” says Onmicom Media Group’s Sal Candela. “A lot of viewers flocked to OTT very early on from the fact that it gave […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Steuer Wants More ‘Democratized’ Set-Top, ACR Data

Omnicom Media Group’s Jonathan Steuer is encouraged by the emergence of solutions that “co-mingle” set-top box and automatic content recognition viewing data, the most recent example of which is FreeWheel Media working with Inscape. At the recent FreeWheel NOWFRONT event in Manhattan, Steuer, who is Chief Research Officer, welcomed the “consistent effort across almost all […]

 
 

Beyond News Headlines Is A ‘Tremendous Appetite’ For Information: Omnicom’s Sullivan

If advertisers want to be seen alongside news content, they need to employ simple and genuine messaging. But there’s lots of room beyond that type of content in the broader category of “news” to provide useful information that many people are seeking, according to Omnicom’s Catherine Sullivan. “The news environment is a little tricky right […]

 
 

In OTT, What Is ROI? The Whole Value Chain Debates

SAN JUAN — For decades, the notion of return on investment from TV ads has been ironically straightforward. Brands would buy ads and, with little insight in to who really watched what, would need to unleash a slew of media mix modelling tools to understand what exposures may have led to which purchases. That imprecision […]

 
 

Addressable TV’s Growing Pains: Cadent, Dentsu, LiveRamp, Essence, Omnicom Discuss

SAN JUAN — It is the technology that can laser-target an ad at individual TV viewers or households, and then control how many more ads get seen across TV and other media. But what is the state of “addressable” television? A Beet Retreat panel convened by Beet.TV in Puerto Rico discussed that topic. Slow addressable […]

 
 

Addressable TV’s Ironic Measurement Problem: Omnicom’s Steuer

SAN JUAN — By dint of being digital and connected, new over-the-top TV services are supremely measurable. So why is that a problem? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Omnicom Media Group chief research officer Jonathan Steuer opens up on the dilemmas presented by the emergence of connected TV platforms. Interviewing Steuer for Beet.TV is veteran […]

 
 

Blockchain Tokens May Solve Ad-Tech Challenges? Omnicom’s Steuer Thinks So

MIAMI — Bitcoin isn’t the only beneficiary from blockchain, the underlying technology that powers decentralized cryptocurrencies and, potentially, a whole lot more. That same kind of infrastructure is getting people in several industries excited. In particular, blockchains’ ability to store an immutable, public ledger of every system activity. In the advertising world, that capability has […]

 
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