On The CES 2018 Show Floor, The Technology Is Always Listening

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  GroupM Chairman Irwin Gotlieb has always had an intuitive eye for technology. He’s been applying it to the CES show floor since the 1970s, when it was called the Comdex computer expo show and disc drives sold for $400,000. Gotlieb began offering his knowledge to clients, vendors and other partners on his legendary floorContinue reading »

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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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CES 2018: Sir Martin Sorrell Sets His Sights On Simplification, VR And Amazon

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WPP is embracing the forces of change – both internally and externally. Internally, CEO Sir Martin Sorrell knows WPP’s clients want simplification, which will lead to more consolidation. “We’ve seen it amongst clients and media,” he told AdExchanger. “We’re quite likely to see a similar set of circumstances in the agency business.” And externally, he’sContinue reading »

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New In Addressable TV: Samsung’s Slow Push Into Advertising And The Cry For More Automation

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CES has always been about TV, and 2017 was no exception. Displays got a whole lot sharper and devices got a whole lot thinner. But the TV advancements most relevant to marketers and advertisers revolve not around the hardware but the software, which enables addressable ads and better measurement. To be fair, CES isn’t exactlyContinue reading »

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Two Years In, GroupM Hasn’t Softened Its Tough Stance On Viewability

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GroupM exec John Montgomery has been to CES for nearly a decade, but this is his first year attending as EVP of global brand safety. So what’s a brand safety guy doing at a consumer electronics show? “To understand brand safety, I need to understand where media is going, particularly new data innovations,” he said.Continue reading »

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CES 2017 Is Brought To You By The Letters AR, VR And IoT

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Jim Butler, president of the Dentsu Aegis digital agency Isobar US, is ready to hit the CES showroom floor even though, at the time of this interview, it hadn’t opened yet. It’s his first pilgrimage to CES, and much of what will be displayed at the Las Vegas Convention Center falls into both personal andContinue reading »

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CES 2017 Will Soon Light Up Las Vegas, And Here’s What To Expect

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which officially kicks off Thursday, is fundamentally a hardware show. It’s a sprawl of new toys that consumers will either really want (drones!) or want not at all (3-D TVs!). “One needs to be careful about CES, as there are a lot of things on display and aren’t relevant forContinue reading »

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