Amobee’s Philip Smolin: Market Research Essential in this Dynamic Environment

REDWOOD CITY, CA — As consumption trends shift drastically, brands have found it more important than ever to use market research data to track users closely. In a BeetCam interview, Philip Smolin, chief strategy officer at Amobee, explained how this research data has made way for increased opportunity on both the buy and sell sides. […]

 

Innovation Or Instinct: What’s Stopping Advanced TV?: Beet Retreat Panel

SAN JUAN, PR — What’s to blame for lack of forward momentum in advanced TV targeting? Is it inadequate technology or executives who are not yet ready to embrace it? At Beet Retreat San Juan 2020, a panel dubbed Investment and Innovation – Where Next? chewed over that topic: Tal Chalozin, CTO & Co-Founder, Innovid […]

 

Many Agencies Still Have Media Silos: Amobee’s Smolin

SAN JUAN, PR — At this point, many executives in the advertising industry might have hoped that the mechanisms for buying traditional TV ads and new digital video ads would have aligned. But, whilst technology has brought buyers to that point, institutional factors mean many ad buyers still plan their clients’ spending in separate lanes. […]

 

New Dawn For TV Upfronts: Amobee’s Smolin

LAS VEGAS — The upfronts, the annual season in which US premium content owners tout their upcoming roster of programming in a bid to win advance ad bookings, is around the corner. But, this time, things could look a little different. So says the strategy chief of an ad-tech firm aiming to help the industry […]

 

Future TV Ads Are Converging: Amobee, FreeWheel, Zenith Execs Discuss

What is the future of TV advertising, now that buyers can deliver targeted campaigns to connected television devices, as well as to traditional linear audiences? That is what a panel of industry executives gathered to discuss at Beet Retreat In The City: Amobee – Philip Smolin, chief strategy officer FreeWheel – Joy Baer, president, FreeWheel […]

 

TV Companies Partnering Better With Agencies: Amobee’s Smolin

TV companies in 2019 have been getting better at working with ad agencies to help sell ads in ways that take advantage of advanced TV’s new tricks. That is the view according to one executive who sits at the nexus of TV, ad-tech and agency professionals. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Philip Smolin, chief […]

 

Convergence Is Not What You Think It Is: Amobee’s Smolin

Despite years of talk of “convergence” in media and technology, there is still confusion about how exactly it should play out on the ground, according to an executive trying to help advertisers better understand the market. “There’s also a lot of confusion around it because oftentimes people think, ‘Oh, connected TV, that’s ‘convergence’,” says Philip […]

 

Converged TV Buying Needs Operational Agreements: Amobee’s Smolin

Advanced TV targeting and transacting capabilities promise to bring together TV and digital video marketing strategies in a single whole – but that may require ad agencies’ own teams getting on the same page first. GroupM’s North America CEO Tim Castree used Beet Retreat to call for the industry to develop common standards for measuring […]

 

Three Steps To The Converged Ad Agency: Amobee’s Smolin

The technology is in place, now ad agencies need to use it to better approach the opportunities afforded by advanced TV ad targeting. Fortunately, many ad agencies are now putting together the pieces involving audience data sets and software tools, according to Philip Smolin. “We’re seeing a number of agencies that are on the leading […]

 

“Timing is Everything.” Amobee’s Smolin On the Videology Acquisition

CANNES—Sensing that “convergence was finally emerging” on the buy- and sell-side of the cross-platform universe, Amobee placed a bet last year with its acquisition of Videology. “Timing is everything,” Amobee Chief Strategy Officer Philip Smolin said at the 2019 Cannes Lions Beet advanced TV leadership event. There was no doubt that consumers had completely changed […]

 

Industry Needs Shared Solutions: Amobee’s Smolin

Put aside your competition and come together to create solutions that benefit everyone. That was the clarion call from an ad-tech exec enjoying the sunshine at the Cannes Lions advertising industry gathering. “Everybody sees kind of this moment in time, where we can really embrace converged strategies,” says Philip Smolin, Amobee chief strategy officer, in […]