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 […]

 
 

Major Agencies Will Collectively Monitor Brand Safety with “Advertiser Protection Bureau”

MIAMI-A group of 4A’s member agencies is banding together under the aegis of the organization’s new Advertiser Protection Bureau (APB) to collectively monitor the environments in which their clients’ advertisements appear. The APB establishes a process in which risky environments are flagged and then investigated by agency-client teams. Announced today at the 4A’s Accelerate conference, […]

 
 

Audience Delivery Across Platforms Will A Big Focus Of Upfront: Omnicom Media Group’s Jonathan Steuer

While it’s clear that the ratings erosion in linear television “dam has broken,” more networks offering their audience audience targeting solutions means more walled gardens, according to Jonathan Steuer, Chief Media Officer, Omnicom Media Group. Meanwhile, during this year’s TV Upfront season, “There’s going to be a much bigger focus on delivery across all platforms,” […]

 
 

ViequesLove’s Stephen Mueller: Providing Hurricane Relief ‘Takes A Lot Of Organization And Creativity’

MIAMI – Even on the best of days, things can go awry on Vieques, the island off Puerto Rico’s eastern coast. Water and power supplies can be cut, groceries may or may not be available, but people just help each other get by. So when a natural disaster the likes of Hurricane Maria happens, everyone […]

 
 

Funding Gap Constrains Boys & Girls Club Puerto Rico Relief Efforts: President Olga Ramos

MIAMI – It’s easy to forget that before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island was in dire economic straights. One of the organizations that realizes this the most is the 50-year-old Boys & Girls Club Puerto Rico. Before Maria, 90% of the group’s participants—mainly youths ages six to 18—were below the poverty level on […]

 
 

In Disasters, Brands Need to Step in with “Authenticity,” Omnicom LATAM CEO Porras

MIAMI – The efforts of clients like Walmart, Procter & Gamble and AT&T in responding to humanitarian crises in Mexico and Puerto Rico demonstrate “authenticity and doing the right thing,” says the CEO of Omnicom Media Group’s LATAM operations. “Brands belong to society and are part of society,” Julian Porras says following the launch of […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Marx On Digital NewFronts: Compact View Of Great Content, Ad Solutions

Advertisers are happy when they can their desired reach audiences at the right time with the right messages. For their agencies, finding out about these audiences and how to reach them in a concentrated way like the Digital Content NewFronts makes it easier to compare value propositions. “It’s really a way for all of these […]

 
 

OMD’s Geraci Surveys The Upfront Landscape, OpenAP Consortium

Given supply and demand dynamics amid shrinking television ratings, it still makes sense for brands with big TV budgets to participate in the annual Upfront negotiating ritual. Unlike last year, the President of National Video Investment for OMD USA doesn’t foresee significant price inflation this time around. “By and large, if you have a sizable amount of […]

 
 

Frustrated Advertisers Seek “Canadian” Approach To Delayed Total Measurement: Omnicom’s Steuer

Big advertisers, angry that fearful TV networks have thrown a spanner in the works of America’s big new cross-platform video measurement system, may take out their frustration in the upcoming TV ad sales upfront season. That is according to one ad agency man who represents brand clients. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Omnicom Media Group […]

 
 

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, […]

 
 

CES Sessions: 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom And Turner Discuss Dynamic Creative Optimization

LAS VEGAS – Everyone agrees that data can help to inform better video advertising targeting. The question is how best to do it. The narrow range of options was the focus of a Beet.TV panel discussion at CES 2017 conducted at the OMD Oasis at The Venetian. It brought together representatives of 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Omnicom Experimenting With Versioning Of TV Ads In National Units

LAS VEGAS – Until addressable television advertising achieves greater national scale with less system-by-system logistics, what excites Omnicom Media Group’s Chris Geraci is the potential versioning of commercials. It would involve having versions of creative within a national commercial unit to appeal to different households. “We’re just beginning to experiment with one company that’s involved […]

 
 

Supply Side Plumbing Hindering Race To More Targeted Ads: Omnicom’s Steuer

MIAMI – If the transition to more audience-based television advertising was a horse race, data would be in the lead and plumbing would be a laggard. “I think we’re at an important transitional moment from the world of content-based advertising, which is TV’s legacy to an audience based television world,” says Jonathan Steuer. That transition […]

 
 

Traditional TV Measurement Won’t Lead To ‘The New World’: Omnicom’s Steuer

MIAMI – Marketers are ready to step off the “single-currency television ratings train,” but some agency buyers need to be prodded to look beyond Nielsen on the road to impression-based TV, says Jonathan Steuer, Chief Research Officer for Omnicom Media Group. The buy side needs to understand that “questions and strategy” have to have top […]