Tru Optik’s New Privacy.tv Brings Privacy Control To OTT Ads: CEO Swanston

SANTA BARBARA — The emerging era of targeted over-the-top TV ads brings a consumer privacy challenge, says one vendor launching a new piece of technology to give consumers more control. In January 2018, Tru Optik, a technology vendor that offers a data management platform for over-the-top (OTT) TV advertisers, launched OptOut.TV, giving consumers a one-click […]

 

Tru Optik’s Swanston: Determine Household Makeup, Not Just Individual Identity

Amid growing concerns about tougher data privacy restrictions, give people the opportunity to opt out and they might just give you more information about themselves, according to Tru Optik’s Andre Swanston. “We knew very early on that privacy compliance was going to be something critical for the future of our entire business,” the CEO and […]

 

TransUnion Acquires People-Based Marketing Firm TruSignal

On the heels of its recent investment in OTT data specialist Tru Optik, TransUnion has acquired people-based marketing technology provider TruSignal. Both relationships will help to enhance TransUnion’s role as an “enabler” that helps map consumer identities in a complex, multi-platform world, says the Matt Spiegel, the company’s EVP of Digital Marketing Solutions and Head […]

 

Why Scale Matters For OTT Ads: Tru Optik’s Wiesenfeld

Compared with the outgoing medium of linear, analog TV, internet-connected over-the-top (OTT) transmission seems to offer unrivalled opportunity for advertisers to target and measure their ads, and to attribute those ads through to business lifts. But that opportunity could be squandered if marketers don’t use technology which has full sight of the addressable market. That […]

 

SpotX And clypd Integrate Platforms With Discovery, Fox Among First Partners

SpotX and clypd are integrating their platforms to enable media owners to manage audience-targeting campaigns across linear television, digital video and OTT using common audience targets. “The workflow capabilities are not to be understated. This is often a huge pain point for media owners,” says SpotX CRO Sean Buckley. “And also as we get into […]

 

$10 Million Tru Optik Funding Round Includes Partnership With TransUnion

Just shy of its sixth anniversary, Tru Optik has reached “an inflection point for us” with a $10 million venture round whose participants include TransUnion, with which Tru Optik will partner on data and privacy, says CEO Andre Swanston. The funding round for the provider of over-the-top targeting, measurement and privacy management was led by […]

 

Tru Optik Adds Kosinski And Bokor, Integrates With Oracle Data Cloud

As Tru Optik enhances its OTT Household Graph with audience data from the Oracle Data Cloud, it’s expanded its management ranks with the additions of Richard Kosinski as EVP of Sales and Jonathan Bokor in the role of Chief Privacy and Business Affairs Officer. Kosinksi’s digital background spans such media companies as Forbes, Yahoo!, Westwood […]

 

Data Is A Product: Turner, Tru Optik, NinthDecimal Execs Discuss

SAN JUAN — It’s now 13 years since the phrase “data is the new oil“, it is believed, was first uttered. Now we are living in a world which is swimming – or, perhaps, drowning – in the sticky, digital substance. For many in broadcasting, data is proving to be transformational to the way they […]

 

Getting Precise At The Household Level: Tru Optik’s Vermeulen explains Integration with Amobee

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — For some devices, ad targeting is all about profiling and reaching individual users with laser precision. The emerging online TV landscape is a little different. After all, television – at least, the one that persists in the corner or on the wall of a living room is a shared device. […]

 

Tru Optik’s Swanston On 8x Advanced TV Growth

We have seen new TVs come with curved screens – but what if the next shape in TV was hockey-stick? That is the growth trajectory the industry is now seeing in the realm of advanced TV advertising, the practice of serving TV ads targeted to individual viewers. “I think that the conversation has really shifted […]

 

Turn On, Tune In, Opt Out: How Tru Optik’s Swanston Enables Viewer Targeting Choice

LAS VEGAS — Amid the growing consumer awareness – and, in some quarters, discontent – over digital ad tracking and targeting, one TV ad-tech firm may have just one-upped the rest in the race to provide control. This month, Tru Optik, a data management platform which facilitates ads for connected TV platforms, launched OptOut.TV, giving […]

 

Advanced TV Measurement Under The Beet Retreat Microscope With Panelists From Forrester, Tru Optik, Inscape, Nielsen Catalina Solutions and Team Arrow Partners

MIAMI – Put several media industry professionals on a panel and ask them about the challenges of television and video audience measurement and you’re going to get lots of lively conversation. Along with some very blunt observations about just what’s holding back the progress of “advanced TV.” So it was at the recent Beet Retreat […]

 

Tru Optik’s Andre Swanston On OptOut.TV For Viewer Data Freedom

MIAMI – Investor decks for martech ventures are typically rosy if not a bit over-the-top in their marketplace prognostications. Then there is the one that Tru Optik put together in 2014 as it tried to project the scale and growth for consumer uptake of OTT and connected-TV by 2018. “For every single one we actually […]

 

AppNexus, Tru Optik Deal Delivers Audiences In 75 Million OTT Households: Tru Optik’s Andre Swanston

Under the partnership announced this week between AppNexus and Tru Optik, publishers will be able to pre-segment their connected-TV inventory and have private marketplace deal ID’s to control access to the inventory. “From a technological and logistical standpoint, it’s really a huge step forward for the entire industry,” says Andre Swanston, CEO and Co-Founder of […]

 

Beyond A Clean Supply Chain: Advertisers Focusing On Effectiveness, Says comScore’s Aaron Fetters

ORLANDO – What is considered a “safe” digital advertising environment for one brand might be unacceptable to another. For the latter, blacklisting entire websites or domains is one solution, but it doesn’t have to be that way. This is one of the concepts behind comScore’s rollout of its new Activation suite, an offering that enables […]

 

Videology Seeks To Be The Unified Platform In The Advanced Television Space, CEO Ferber explains

While converged television and video advertising software provider Videology started on the demand-side of the ad business, it’s also had good traction on the supply side. Now it wants to be the unifying factor in making advanced TV the most effective and efficient it can be for both sides of the table. “What we’re trying […]

 

Tru Optik & comScore Bring Demographic Ad Buying To Connected TV

When it comes to the connected TV opportunity, many people are most excited about the opportunity to precision-target individual consumers using granular profile data. But that doesn’t mean demographics are done as a targeting mechanism. Tru Optik, a technology vendor that offers a data management platform for over-the-top (OTT) TV advertisers, is now partnering with […]

 

Household Or Key-Holder: How Precise Can TVs Target Ads?

LAS VEGAS — On the spectrum of new-wave TV ad-targeting techniques, many executives are dreaming a degree of targeting precision that can customise ad delivery for individual TV viewers. That may be an intriguing possibility. Indeed, on many over-the-top devices, it may even be the norm. But, for a television industry whose infrastructure has been built up […]

 

Newsy Eyes The Big Screen, OTT Dominance In The News Business

Like most publishers, Newsy wants to reach consumers on every type of screen out there. But it’s particularly fixed on being on the biggest screens, as in the living room. And if it can disrupt the likes of CNN along the way, all the better. “The big picture for us is really moving toward the […]

 

After P2P Legacy, Tru Optik Rises On Local Tracking, Other Services

LAS VEGAS — It may have started out by helping entertainment companies measure illegal P2P sharing, and may have helped those companies by advertising their shows back through P2P – but ad-tech vendor Tru Optik is moving forward as a data management platform for the next generation of connected TV. “We figured out how to measure […]

 
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