Live TV Is Getting Automated, Too: Adobe’s Gordon

LONDON — It may often be analog and it certainly doesn’t have the luxury of advanced foresight through on-demand – but that doesn’t mean live, linear television can’t benefit from the same kind of automations that have also come to programmatic VOD. That is the view of one exec who spent two decades in ad […]

 
 

Why Linear TV Needs More Automation: Adobe’s Gordon

It’s taking awhile, but the advertising space is “progressing and modernizing” to keep up with changing viewing behavior, with virtual MVPD’s representing the best of what TV can be, according to Adobe’s Todd Gordon. “What we hear consistently from clients is that they still believe that TV is extremely effective in driving brand preference, driving […]

 
 

Adobe’s Todd Gordon on New Partnership w/ NBCUniversal

Like many agency television buyers, Todd Gordon spent a lot of time on the telephone buying inventory for clients that they didn’t necessarily want but that came in packages. “If you wanted to buy prime, you quite often also got late night and daytime,” says the Director of Programmatic TV for Adobe. “What’s remarkable about […]

 
 

Data-Driven TV At A ‘Tipping Point’, Now Adobe Wants Transparency

The talking is over, the forecasts are becoming reality. The time is now for the age when advertisers and media buyers can better target their television ad buys using datasets beyond basic age and gender. So says one veteran media buyer who now helps enable the opportunity for peers through one of the major digital […]

 
 

Programmatic TV Reaches “Operational” Turning Point, TubeMogul’s Todd Gordon explains

LAS VEGAS –  Todd Gordon, the longtime media agency exec specializing in advanced TV recently joined the video advertising software company TubeMogul.   In this interview with Beet.TV earlier this month at CES, he says that while real time bidding around television inventory is still some time off, the concept of audience buying by the […]

 
 

Magna Global Aims for Programmatic TV Expansion

Many advertisers are aiming to expand their programmatic buys into TV this year, says Todd Gordon, EVP of Magna Global, in an interview with Beet.TV. “It’s natural for clients having success in programmatic to want to extend to TV where most of their ad dollars are going,” he says, adding that many Magna Global clients are […]

 
 

Online Video Poised to Lure Cable Ad Dollars, Magna’s Todd Gordon

Digital video programming will have the most advertising success when it can start to draw budgets away from cable TV programming, says Todd Gordon, EVP and US Director, Magna Global during an interview with Beet.TV at the AOL NewFront event. Video is starting to lure a larger share of budgets, but the price is tracking at […]

 
 

Digital Video Ad Prices Dropping, MagnaGlobal Exec Says

NEW YORK — As the online video market has grown, ad prices have dropped, says Todd Gordon, EVP Integrated Trading at Magna Global, during an interview with Beet.TV. That’s a natural evolution in the marketplace, he added. “When digital video was first available it was the most premium thing on a plan. As spending increases, the price […]

 
 

TV Ads Could Soon Be Sold Programmatically, Magna’s Todd Gordon

The key efficiency new-wave digital media sales holds over TV is clear – super-targeting through addressable, automated and programmatic buying models. But TV ads could soon be sold using the same techniques. “The technology to do that in digital display is a lot further along than in linear TV – but we believe that, over […]