Unruly’s Townend: Human Emotion Can Turbocharge Programmatic

LONDON — In the rise of programmatic advertising’s “Maths Men“, the ad industry is overlooking the importance of creatives that turn on real emotions, says a viral video expert. Social media video agency Unruly Media has been building a data set quantifying the emotional response characteristics to video rather than categorizing responses by demographic fields, […]

 

Unruly’s Townend: Programmatic Ads Must Embrace Emotion

LONDON — So-called “programmatic” buying and selling of online ads may super-target highly efficient inventory – but that doesn’t mean algorithms really understand consumers’ emotions, says one ad exec. “The programmatic landscape is very obsessed with ‘who’ and ‘what’; it’s not looking at ‘why’,” Phil Townend, EMEA MD of viral video monitor Unruly Media, tells beet.TV, […]