NBC Hires An SVP Of Ad Tech And Other Talent To Boost Advanced TV Ad Measurement

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NBCUniversal is deepening its bench of data-driven executives, revealing on Wednesday that it had hired its first SVP of advertising technology, Ed Kozek. Kozek was previously SVP of ad product and engineering for The Weather Co., where he worked on the audience and data platform WeatherFX. Now he will manage NBCU’s proprietary ad products. NBCUContinue reading »

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Everything Old Is New Again, As MGM Finds Data-Driven Ways To Monetize Its Classics

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MGM Networks is expanding to OTT platforms and expects data-driven TV advertising to revitalize the studio’s library of films and TV shows. Last year, MGM Networks launched an OTT app for the Comet sci-fi channel and saw 120,000 downloads despite minimal promotional spend, said senior VP Todd Parkin. The company plans to launch OTT appsContinue reading »

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Havas’ Innovation SVP: Advanced TV Buyers Needs Reach, But Not At Data’s Expense

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For Gabrielle Rossetti, leading innovation and strategy for Havas sometimes means acting as a scout on behalf of brand clients. Even if a tool doesn’t fit into a client’s tactical tool kit, Rossetti’s team can help them build a blueprint for the future. “It’s about helping them understand where they can innovate and the technologiesContinue 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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