Podcast: Where’s The Growth?

This week on AdExchanger Talks, digital ad consultant Matthew Scott Goldstein shares his observations from 29 public company earnings calls in the media, big tech, ad tech and related sectors. He will give a related presentation at AdExchanger’s Programmatic IO conference in New York, Oct. 15-16. MSG, as he is known to many, listens to allContinue reading »

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Nielsen: Linear TV Wins When Streaming Subscribers Can’t Find Anything To Watch On Demand

Streamers don’t browse – at least not on streaming services. Although the majority of households either own a smart TV and/or have a subscription-video-on-demand service (SVOD), most people (58%) still gravitate back to traditional TV channels when they’re not sure what they want to watch, according to Nielsen’s total audience report for Q1, released Monday.Continue reading »

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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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Nielsen Will Accelerate Use Of Cloud And AI Tech

It’s out with the old and in with the new at Nielsen. Revenue for Nielsen’s Watch segment decreased 3.5% to $881 million in Q4, while Buy segment revenue declined 8.4% to $777 million. But freshly minted CEO David Kenny has a plan. Kenny, who joined Nielsen from IBM Watson in November 2018, wants to bring Nielsen’sContinue reading »

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After Buying Sorenson Media, Nielsen’s Addressable Ads Strategy Starts On Smart TVs

Nielsen’s move into addressable TV planning and measurement starts with the smart TV. About a week after Nielsen bought Sorenson Media for $11.25 million in a bankruptcy auction, the measurement company has formally launched a new unit: the Nielsen Advanced Video Advertising Group. That group consists of Gracenote, which was acquired in 2016 for $560Continue reading »

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Buyers And Broadcasters Are Impatient, But Recognize Nielsen And Comscore Have ‘A Tough Road’

Nielsen and Comscore take a lot of heat for moving too slowly and failing to provide the sort of cross-channel measurement buyers and sellers say they crave. But cut ’em some slack, said Beth Rockwood, SVP of portfolio research at Turner. “Both Nielsen and Comscore have made good advances in the last year and they’reContinue reading »

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Nielsen Releases ‘Bird Box’ Ratings As SVOD Measurement Comes Into Focus

Nielsen went public with ratings for the Netflix hit film “Bird Box” on Tuesday, estimating that the blockbuster (so to speak) attracted 26 million US viewers in its first week. But wait, didn’t Netflix say 45 million accounts watched “Bird Box” in the first seven days? Netflix rarely discloses specific viewership numbers for any content,Continue reading »

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Innovid Raises $30M; Akamai To Snap Up Janrain

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. CTV Sees Green Innovid has raised $30 million to invest in CTV ad serving and measurement products. Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing Group led the round, bringing Innovid’s total funding to $52.6 million. Innovid has held on to its independent status, which it thinksContinue reading »

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CBS Keeps Playing Chicken With Nielsen; Facebook Spends Millions On Ads To Conquer Voice

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Broadcast Impasse CBS will be without Nielsen ratings after failing to renew a contract that expired on Monday. The dispute began six months ago over pricing, with CBS, which spent $100 million with Nielsen last year, demanding fairer terms and arguing that the metricsContinue reading »

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Why 2018 Was The Year OTT ‘Got Respect’

Over-the-top TV wasn’t invented in 2018, but 2018 was certainly its year. Advertising on over-the-top (OTT) was one of the hot-button issues at Dmexco, Advertising Week and other major conferences this year – for good reason. Content providers, DSPs and others in the industry are seeing explosive growth in this sector of their businesses. TheContinue reading »

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