Finding OTT’s Ad Value Amid The SVOD Boom: UM Worldwide’s Stimmel

Subscription video-on-demand services are booming, as a new generation of viewer decides the combination of at-your-service TV without commercial breaks is worth paying for. That growth, coupled with networks’ reduction in linear ad times, seems to put advertisers in a tricky fix – if the size of the ad hole is diminishing, where do ad […]

 

SVOD Growth is Driving Brands To News Sites: UM Worldwide’s Content Chief Gaul

The growth in subscription, ad-free media services like Netflix is forcing brands to look at alternative messaging formats in a land where, once, they enjoyed ad space between content. News has become an increasingly attractive environment. That is according to one agency content chief who helps the brands find the best way to meet their […]

 

Relevance Beats Personalization: UM Worldwide’s Stoller

COLOGNE — This was the year that a Mindshare division launched an initiative to personalize advertisements – but also when Google removed personalized ads from within Gmail. The promise of personalized ads has rumbled on for a long time. But the work involved, and even the ethics, are still playing out for many. UM Worldwide’s […]

 

Consumers Don’t Want Dysfunction In Their Tech Choices: UM’s Richardson

A world without friction or seams probably won’t ever happen, even though consumers seek it constantly. In the meantime, marketers need to focus on the technologies that are showing signs of progress, whether it’s with augmented/virtual reality, artificial intelligence or eyeglass video. “I think one of the challenges that we’ve still got with that technology […]