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Quest For More Linear TV Scale Links 4C Insights With a4, MASS Exchange

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—With collaboration “really the key word,” 4C Insights continues to add to its ensemble of inventory aggregation partners for unified, cross-platform targeting and measurement given advertisers’ desire for more scale.

“The theme for us continues to be to provide audience-driven solutions for marketers, where they can buy on an audience-basis inventory across linear TV, social video, over the top. Everything in one place,” says Chief Revenue Officer Anupam Gupta.

“One of the things that we hear from marketers again and again is the audience problems are getting solved,” he adds in this interview at last month’s Beet Retreat 2018. “That’s pretty much in a good place now. But now they’re looking for more scale.”

4C’s most recent partnerships within linear TV are with a4, a unit of communications giant Altice, whose networks include A&E, CNN, The History Channel and Discovery, and AMC Networks’ MASS Exchange. 4C’s self-service platform facilitates live, real-time access to inventory avails in the scatter market and performance data, as well as audience-driven Upfront allocations.

“So that’s now integrated within 4C where you can start with an audience and you can add that to repertoire of NBCU inventory” that became available to 4C clients via a partnership crafted in 2017, Gupta says.

“Essentially what you’re seeing is more linear networks making their inventory available through the aggregator partnerships and platforms like that are integrating to provide more scale for marketers.”

On the TV-to-consumer side, 4C has new integrations with FreeWheel, SpotX and Telaria. “For us, it’s natural to add over-the-top inventory to our platform. I think the scale issue is being addressed through these collaborations and integrations.”

4C’s three priorities are giving marketers flexibility to use whatever data they wish, help them plan and buy across premium content and drive and measure business outcomes.

“Our goal is to stitch those three pieces together into one platform so that marketers can essentially make progress in the data driven world,” Gupta says.

This video was produced in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Beet.TV executive retreat. Please find more videos from the series on this page. The Beet Retreat was presented by NCC along with Amobee, Dish Media, Oath and Google.