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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OTT Audiences Are There – So Why Aren’t Advertisers Buying?

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OTT audiences are prevalent and engaged. But while advertisers are buying, they’re not exactly beating down the doors. Watch any premium long-form show on an internet connection and you’ll see the same irrelevant message played so frequently it’ll haunt your dreams. What gives? The main issue is buyer confusion about how to transact on OTTContinue reading »

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Pixability Says It Will Refund Clients’ YouTube Buys That Don’t Meet Their Brand Safety Criteria

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Pixability, a platform that originated as a tool for identifying high-performing YouTube channels, is putting its money where its mouth is. The company will refund advertisers for views that run on YouTube inventory that is not brand-safe or fails to meet an advertiser’s agreed-upon brand safety terms, either through cash or TV-like “make-goods.” Although PixabilityContinue reading »

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TBS CMO: Art Helps Us Create Content, But Data Shows Us The Path To Consumption

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Turner Broadcasting’s new CMO, Michael Engleman, is on a mission to make TBS and TNT’s brand marketing engine much more agile. Engleman, who helped rebrand the Sci Fi Channel as SyFy during his time at NBCUniversal, thinks broadcasters will be forced to adapt as new content producers and channels compete for consumer attention. For years,Continue reading »

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Netflix Will Have Ads, And Other Predictions From Top TV Ad Chiefs

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Netflix will inevitably need ads, predicted Jo Ann Ross, CBS’ president and chief advertising revenue officer, during a fireside chat at AdExchanger’s Industry Preview on Thursday. “Maybe they’ll offer a lower-cost version of their service [or a different model],” she said, “but if they’re spending that much money [on content], they will look for waysContinue reading »

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Automation Helps Niche TV Network Reelz Navigate The Cross-Screen Ecosystem

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Reelz, an independent cable and satellite TV network, combines technology and direct sales to compete with larger media conglomerates. Although Reelz has added more than 75 new advertisers in the last two years, competition is steep with a sea of brands such as E!, Entertainment Tonight and TMZ dominating the celebrity and entertainment category. ButContinue reading »

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Roku Launches Measurement Platform Powered By Its First-Party TV Data

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Advertisers for the first time can tap Roku’s first-party data via a managed service measurement system called Ad Insights, released on Wednesday. The Ad Insights platform builds on Roku’s support of third-party measurement partners like existing partner Nielsen, Kantar Millward Brown, Oracle, Placed and Experian. “This launch was really the result of us stepping backContinue reading »

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Frequency Capping Is Far From Solved In Connected TV

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Although connected TV buyers have become pretty sophisticated at targeting and delivering an ad to individual users, managing frequency across video providers is a work in progress. But despite the industry’s recognition that consumers demand better ad experiences, many viewers find themselves bombarded with the same ad. Worse, those ads sometimes run within the sameContinue reading »

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Hulu Ad Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion, Subscriber Base Grows 40% YoY

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Hulu closed 2017 on a high note. Hulu’s advertising revenue crossed $1 billion for the first time in 2017, the company revealed Tuesday. Underpinning its ad momentum was the growth of Hulu’s subscriber base, which increased 40% year over year from 12 million paid subscribers in 2016 to 17 million in 2017. Those figures includeContinue reading »

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