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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Nielsen To Acquire Indie Attribution Vendor Visual IQ

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Nielsen entered into a definitive agreement on Wednesday to acquire indie attribution company Visual IQ. Terms of the deal, expected to close in October, were not disclosed. The 10-year-old Visual IQ should enhance Nielsen’s measurement offering with deeper multitouch attribution. The goal is to give “advertisers, publishers and agencies a holistic platform that offers theContinue reading »

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Sports SVOD Service FuboTV Finds Room For Ads

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In its short, two-year lifespan, FuboTV, a streaming video service specializing in live sports content, has mostly monetized through paid subscriptions. But after raising a $55 million Series C round in June – and pushing to grow subscribers for its new skinny bundle, Fubo Premier – it’s turned its attention to its tech stack. FuboTVContinue reading »

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CPG, TV Measurement Clients Fuel Nielsen Marketing Cloud’s Growth

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Nielsen’s specialty is media measurement, not mar tech. But a slew of new Nielsen Marketing Cloud wins may help change that perception. Despite the presence of data management platforms from Salesforce, Adobe and Oracle, Nielsen Marketing Cloud just had its largest-ever quarter for new DMP client wins since it acquired eXelate in 2015. CPG marketersContinue reading »

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Charter Invests In TV Analytics Upstart 605 To Up The Ante On Audience Data

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Charter, the US cable conglomerate second only to Comcast in subscriber count, has made a strategic investment in 605 Group, the TV analytics startup founded by former Cablevision ad execs. Although financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Charter has struck a strategic data partnership with 605 to provide access to TV viewing data inContinue 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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Nielsen Ups The Ante On TV And Audio Data With $560M Bid For Gracenote

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Nielsen intends to acquire Gracenote, a Tribune-owned company specializing in audio and video content recognition technology, for $560 million, the company confirmed on Tuesday. Gracenote will operate under Nielsen’s “Watch” business – the side of the house that measures audiences – and the acquisition is expected to close Q1 2017. If it goes through, Nielsen willContinue reading »

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