Refinery29 Adding OTT Offering Because ‘The Audience Is The Boss’

Female-focused Refinery29 sees its audience responsibility as “to service them, not to sell them” and it’s further expanding its video reach with a streaming service later this year. Called Channel29, the over-the-top offering will be available on smart televisions and on Refinery29’s digital channels to reach young and progressive women. “I truly believe the audience […]

 

Refinery29 Will Launch OTT Offering To Distribute ‘Powerful Female Stories’

Armed with biometric research showing how brands can best align themselves with cultural happenings, Refinery29 will launch an over-the-top service called Channel29 later this year. “It will be both a combination of live programming and also pull from our library of incredible content as well as producing new content,” Refinery29 COO Sarah Personette says in […]

 

Behind The Headlines At CES, ‘Significant’ TV Viewing Changes: WPP Group’s Sir Martin Sorrell

LAS VEGAS – At events like CES 2018, noisy headlines about bright, shiny new technology can get ahead of reality. Take advanced television and shifting viewing habits, as seen through the eyes of WPP Group CEO Sir Martin Sorrell. “If you define television as screen and screen hours, there’s a bigger opportunity than there’s ever […]

 

Lane Bryant’s Brian Beitler: Changing How Women See Themselves Yields Positive Brand Lift

ORLANDO – It should come as no big shock that millennials cite Facebook and Netflix as the top brands in positive word-of-mouth sentiment among their peers. That specialty size apparel retailer Lane Bryant would rank as the most improved brand in 2017 is a testament to the company’s efforts to improve the way that the […]

 

WPP’s Sorrell Sees ‘Groundswell’ Of Client Attitude for Programmatic TV

CANNES – Sir Martin Sorrell says marketers are changing their attitudes toward programmatic media buying at the same time as the growth of alternative content continues unabated. In this interview with Beet.TV, he also talks about WPP’s investments in content producers and how advertising “in one form or other” is seeping into Netflix. In the […]

 

Refinery29’s Emmerich: Brands Can Leverage Publisher-Audience Trust With Right Messaging

Giving more power to audiences has helped to build the female-focused Refinery29 while building a trust that benefits brands. But some marketers need to adapt their messaging in order to leverage that trust. “They’re the boss of me,” Chief Content Officer Amy Emmerich says of the company’s audience, which Refinery29 says represents a global footprint […]