NBCU’s Colella Explains The Partnership With Sky, Status Of OpenAP

The sky is the limit for global addressable television at NBCU given its joint advertising initiative with Sky, which NBCU parent Comcast purchased in the fall of 2018. “The exchange of best practices between the two is really going to help us both,” says Denise Colella, SVP of Advanced Advertising at NBCU. In this interview […]

 
 

Industry On Track For Fully Deterministic Data Future: Matt Prohaska

Consultant Matt Prohaska believes the advertising industry is on track to benefit from consumers having full transparency over their data and fully opting in across all media channels. But he doesn’t think it will happen for another five years or so. One of Prohaska Consulting’s top services this year is helping buyers, sellers and technology […]

 
 

Cadent’s Troiano Sees Big Growth In Addressable Television

Addressable television advertising has been mostly “a conduit or corollary to what happens in digital” in terms of being able to bring attribution and accountability to television, according to Cadent’s Nick Troiano. But things are changing on both the demand and supply side. The CEO of the advanced-TV platform cites pay-TV operators like Comcast, AT&T/Xandr […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

A+E Sales Extensions Benefit Advertisers And Viewers: VP DeMarco

With the right number of partnerships and extended sales forces, national television networks can provide local and national advertisers with “a higher frequency of opportunity,” says A+E Networks’ Jason DeMarco. In the process, there can be a reduction in repetitive ads. A+E’s core sales team handles linear, set-top box VOD and on-demand digital, Demarco explains […]

 
 

More National Brands Executing TV Locally: Premion’s Wilson

While discussions about consumer identity graphs “are continuing to emerge,” TEGNA’s Premion has been working on two of them. One is in conjunction with 4INFO and the other, for connected-TV devices, is with MadHive, according to Premion President Jim Wilson. 4INFO has long made custom identity graphs for Premion to identify certain audiences, Wilson explains […]

 
 

Comcast Advertising’s Greenwald On The Power Of TV And Local Targeting

At the recent LUMA Partners Digital Media East conference, Beet.TV caught up with Kevin Greenwald, Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives at Comcast Advertising. He talked about what Comcast Advertising is excited about as a champion/partner to Comcast Spotlight, FreeWheel and NCC Media in the rapidly changing TV space. He sees tremendous opportunity in the power […]

 
 

Pixability’s George: From Walled Gardens To Connected TV

If anyone understands what it’s like to work inside one of the walled gardens, it’s David George, who left Facebook as Head of Mobile Publisher Solutions just over a year ago. Now as the CEO of Pixability, he’s helping to expand the company’s data and machine learning platform from social media giants like Facebook and […]

 
 

OTT, Connected TV ‘A Huge Rollout’ For Simpli.fi: CEO Prioleau

Within the past year, Simpli.fi has moved into household-level advertising targeting and brought its digital advertising targeting strategies to OTT and connected TV, says CEO Frost Prioleau. OTT and connected TV “has been a huge rollout for us where we rolled out all our digital advertising targeting strategies, including behavioral targeting and demographic targeting,” Prioleau explains […]

 
 

Publicis’ Tobaccowala: AdTech Must Yield Control, Compensate For Consumer Identities

Longtime advertising industry soothsayer Rishad Tobaccowala believes we’re all entering a third “connected” age that blurs the lines between advertising technology and consumer data rights. In a book to be published in early 2020 and in this interview with Beet.TV at the LUMA Partners Digital Media East event, he talks about why consumers should be […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Mapping The Identity And Privacy Challenges With 4INFO’s Jenkins

Mapping consumer identities for the purposes of advertising targeting and attribution isn’t getting any easier in the face of rising privacy standards and consumer expectations. That’s in addition to the challenges TV programmers face in trying to stitch together their various viewing platforms, says 4INFO CEO Tim Jenkins. Finding a common ID across platforms for […]

 
 

WarnerMedia Teams with Xandr to Guarantee Advertising Outcomes, Donna Speciale

In addition to unveiling new and returning series, WarnerMedia used its UpFront presentation today to share case studies showing linear television’s impact on business outcomes and discuss its upcoming SVOD and AVOD services. “What I’m thrilled about is that we’re going to be showing a lot of results,” WarnerMedia President of Ad Sales Donna Speciale […]

 
 

TEGNA’s Daigle Explains Data And Analytics Partnership With Alphonso

TEGNA’s new partnership with Alphonso  provides advertising campaign attribution across linear television and OTT “in one fell swoop” and enhances the local station group owner’s consultative sales approach, says VP of Sales Intelligence Jessica Daigle. “We’ve entered into a new era where people are not buying platforms. It’s not just TV is the only game […]

 
 

Premion’s OTT And Connected-TV Solution Draws Local And National Advertisers

When local television station group owner TEGNA launched Premion in 2016 for one-stop OTT advertising, it didn’t know just how quickly local advertisers would take to OTT and connected-TV. “The point is that local caught on really fast,” says Premion President Jim Wilson. “We wanted to make sure that there was an opportunity to bring […]

 
 

Fox’s Callahan: Leaner Company Has A ‘Nimble Willingness To Partner’

It will be a new and nimbler Fox traversing the UpFronts and Cannes this year, evangelizing live events and enabling “the right mix of methodology and optimization” for audience targeting. “We are excited about the new portfolio,” Dan Callahan says of Fox Corp. following the sale of film and television assets to Walt Disney Co. […]

 
 

As TV Platforms Converge, So Do Buyers: Premion’s Wilson

Buyers of digital media and buyers of traditional television are “kind of meeting in the middle” when it comes to OTT and connected-TV” is the viewpoint of Premion’s Jim Wilson. They are attracted not just by audience reach but tying business outcomes to exposures. A division of TEGNA, Premion is an advertising platform for regional […]

 
 

Tubi Teams With Samba TV For Measurement, Adds New Advertising Formats

Advertising-supported streaming television provider Tubi has a new partnership with Samba TV to measure reach and frequency gaps across linear and OTT. The move comes as Tubi is introducing first-position, guaranteed ad pod impressions along with 60- and 90-second formats, trailers and sponsorships. “The marketplace for ad-supported is a coiled spring,” Tubi Chief Revenue Officer […]

 
 

New Formats Emerge As Consumer TV Choices Grow: Publicis’ Cohen

The “proliferation of great content” on television platforms basically guarantees that advertisers will be chasing the right amount of advertising for a very long time. “You’re going to naturally see consumers shift their viewing habits based on that,” says Yale Cohen, EVP of Activation Standards at Publicis media. “If they’re not happy with the experience […]

 
 

With OTT At ‘Critical Mass,’ Ad Experiences Take Precedence: Omnicom’s Candela

Lots of OTT television choices means a boon for consumers, but it also means programmers must balance ad loads better. “That’s certainly a place we have to keep an eye on with OTT,” says Onmicom Media Group’s Sal Candela. “A lot of viewers flocked to OTT very early on from the fact that it gave […]

 
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