These Are The Supply-Side Ad Servers Trying To Win The Next Generation Of TV

Television advertising is getting smarter. And the smartest companies in digital advertising are coming for TV. That means a royal rumble is playing out over who controls the ad serving for data-driven TV campaigns. AdExchanger looked at the TV and video ad serving landscape, where broadcasters and digital ad platforms like Google and Amazon fiercelyContinue reading »

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Disney Is ‘All In’ On Streaming – But Advertisers Are Out Of Luck

“Let it go, let it go” is the theme song for any advertisers who might’ve had their hearts set on an ad-supported option for Disney+. There won’t be one, Disney revealed during an investor day event on Thursday in Los Angeles. Disney’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service, slated to launch in the United States on Nov.Continue reading »

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LiveRamp Adds Connected TV IDs To IdentityLink

LiveRamp has added connected TV IDs to IdentityLink, its cross-device identity graph, the company said during its Monday Q4 2018 earnings report. Connected TV IDs are tied to a home IP address, and are used to distinguish households by companies that serve ads over smart TVs or OTT services, including some smart TV manufacturers, multichannelContinue reading »

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Hulu Hits Play On Pause Ads

Hulu viewers will soon start seeing ads when they hit pause on a show. Coca-Cola and Charmin are on tap to test the so-called pause ads, which allow advertisers to run static display ads on screen when viewers take a break. The ads, in development for most of 2018, will roll out with beta advertisersContinue reading »

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Industry Preview: TV Broadcasters Embrace Their Non-Linear Future

Cords are getting cut left and right, but TV still works … right? “We all know that TV does drive ROI, but there haven’t really been any proof points like there has been in digital,” said Donna Speciale, Turner’s president of advertising sales, at AdExchanger’s Industry Preview event in New York City on Wednesday. That’sContinue reading »

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Amazon Adds Upper-Funnel Brand Metrics; Hulu Counters Netflix With Price Drop

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Up The Funnel Amazon is giving marketers buying its Sponsored Brand Ads on its platform more insight into the consumers purchasing their products. Amazon released metrics this month that allow marketers to see how many Amazon purchases were made by people who had neverContinue reading »

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Telaria To Power Hulu’s PMP, Automating Big Screen Ads

Remember when Hulu opened its automated private marketplace at the beginning of 2019? Turns out Telaria is the vendor that’s powering it. As part of a two-year deal, Hulu will use Telaria’s tech to enable its PMP for advertising across all screens, the video ad platform said Wednesday – from the big one in theContinue reading »

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Ad Loads Are Actually Increasing, But That Won’t Offset TV’s Long-Term Negative Trends

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video.  Today’s column is written by Eric Berry, CEO at TripleLift. TV is a fundamental part of any marketer’s mixed media model. For many brands, TV is the highest performing inventory source. Yet the trends are unquestionably negative for TVContinue reading »

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Hulu Will Finally Open A Self-Serve PMP – Is It Because It’s Growing Too Fast To Meet Demand?

On Jan. 1, 2019, Hulu will release a self-serve private marketplace that will allow advertisers to bid on Hulu inventory without going through the additional steps of working with Hulu’s sales team. Instead, advertisers can use their own DSPs or trading desks to plug into the marketplace. The PMP will initially house standard 30-second spots,Continue reading »

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Headwinds On The Horizon For Netflix; Hulu Switches On New PMP

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. No More Safety Net Netflix shares are down more than a third over the past six months as investors worry about its debt and high costs. Netflix built its position in OTT with few competitors (HBO and Amazon Prime were pretty much it) – butContinue reading »

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