CES 2018: Voice Assistants And Addressable TV Garner Incremental Interest

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The center of media activity at CES is the C Space in the Aria hotel. Here you will find the private meeting spaces booked by Turner, Spotify, Twitter, Oath, CBS, NBCU and Samsung Ads. As in the past, the C Space showroom floor – ostensibly an ad tech vendor showcase – was pretty barren thisContinue reading »

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Sorenson Media CEO: Addressable TV Will Put More Power Into Programmers’ Hands

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Although cable operators used to be the primary keepers of TV’s distribution and data pipes, the pendulum is swinging toward programmers and smart-TV providers. Addressable inventory is increasing, driven by a surge in smart-TV OEMs licensing their data directly and local TV companies adding data and automation to their sales mixes. Sorenson Media, which isContinue reading »

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BarkBox Experiments With Offline And TV As It Expands Beyond Ecommerce

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Since 2011, ecommerce startup BarkBox has been delivering boxes of toys and treats to dogs and their owners. The six-year-old subscription service has half a million subscribers, became profitable in Q1 and is projected to reach $150 million in revenue for 2017. In August, BarkBox brought on Bank of America marketing vet Jay Livingston asContinue reading »

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Addressable TV Has A Scale Problem, And Adcuratio Is Testing A Solution

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The two-year-old TV startup Adcuratio is rolling out a platform in Q1 2018 that lets marketers dynamically swap and insert personalized ads into linear TV streams based on CRM or other first-party data. Early beta testers will include the AT&T, WPP and Dish-owned addressable TV service Invidi, Clorox, Kohl’s, Omnicom’s OMD and Publicis Groupe’s Zenith.Continue reading »

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Scale And Measurement Roadblocks Remain Amid Addressable TV Growth

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With addressable TV predicted to grow 65.8% this year to reach $1.26 billion in ad spend, local TV providers will be among the channel’s biggest beneficiaries. For instance, Videa, Cox Media Group’s TV ad platform, expects its 190 local addressable TV station partners to more than double within the next six months. On the flipContinue reading »

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VideoAmp Aims To Take The Pain Out Of Cross-Screen TV Planning

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TV buyers are used to transacting on GRPs and Nielsen ratings, while digital buyers purchase targeted impressions. That has complicated the way advertisers plan, buy and measure their emerging cross-screen campaigns. Several companies have built tools to address the problem, but many have sold brand-direct or by way of the trading desk. RTL Group–backed VideoAmpContinue reading »

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How Addressable TV Has Evolved, And Where It Will Go In 2017

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Addressable TV significantly expanded in 2016, both in terms of ad spend and the size of the total addressable market. In 2015, addressable TV ad spend reached $400 million in the US and grew to $890 million in 2016, according to eMarketer. That’s quadruple the spend flowing into the marketplace in 2014. Last year, moreContinue reading »

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As Agencies Ramp Up Advanced TV, Will Business Models Resemble TV Or Digital?

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Agencies are developing skills and business models around advanced TV buying, just as they once did for programmatic buying. GroupM has a dedicated department in Modi Media. IPG Mediabrands’ Cadreon, Dentsu Aegis’ Amplifi, Omnicom and Publicis Groupe also have added expertise. Even independent agencies like Horizon Media are building out advanced TV centers. “Advanced TV”Continue reading »

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