RetailMeNot Shifts Its Linear TV Spend To Digital Video

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After years of investing in brand-building tactics on TV, RetailMeNot, which was acquired for $630 million by payment processor Harland Clarke and went private in April, is moving its working media budget into digital video. That’s not to say RetailMeNot is entirely abandoning TV, since the broadcast medium drives brand lift during periods when thereContinue reading »

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When The Dust Settles In TV

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Randy Cooke, vice president of programmatic TV at SpotX. In media, our past is dominated by the ongoing discussions of our future. From the moment the first TiVo shipped around the turn of theContinue reading »

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Brands Asked For Viewability When What They Really Wanted Was Engagement

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video.  Today’s column is written by Yoav Naveh, vice president of video at Taboola. Brands love cookies, digital marketers love cookies and marketing executives around the world still love them for their ability to target the right audience. Our industryContinue reading »

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The Future Of Programmatic And Video: An Inventory Explosion, More Blocked Ads Or Stifling Complexity?

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video.  Today’s column is written by Phil Kyle, chief operating officer at Infinitive. Programmatic buying has been gaining traction in the video market for some time, thanks to advertiser interest and technology maturation. As a result, some industry analysts nowContinue reading »

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Behind NBCU’s Direct-To-Marketer Pitch

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As NBCUniversal’s portfolio has evolved, so has its sales pitch to brand marketers. When NBCU merged its linear and digital sales teams in 2015 and combined all its content groups, its client partnerships team assumed a greater role within its sales organization. That team, led by client partnerships EVP Ali Tarrant, became the broadcaster’s conduitContinue reading »

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Addressable Television: We Know It Works, But Is It Getting Easier?

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Michael Bologna, president at one2one Media. There are two pressing questions that continue to raise debate in addressable television circles across the industry. When will national inventory enter the supply chain? And is theContinue reading »

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Should TV Have A Viewability Standard, Too?

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Kevin Kohn, CEO at iQ Media. Today’s living room looks a bit different than it did in the 1960s, or even the 1990s, but its focal point remains the same: the television. While cuttingContinue reading »

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Outstream Ads Can Solve The Premium Video Ad Unit Shortage

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Dario Diament, vice president of product and strategy at Headway. Video advertising has become the marketer’s top choice for reaching and engaging consumers, with pre-roll ad units being the most favored format. But as anyoneContinue reading »

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Buyers Run Into Roadblocks In OTT Trackability

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OTT is a catch-22 for advertisers. While it reaches the cord cutters traditional TV advertisers want to target, that audience is still difficult to track in an OTT environment. Although the channel is capturing more attention (and dollars) from the traditional TV camp, digital buyers say connected TV needs to address the issue of identityContinue reading »

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Why B2B Marketers Should Test Programmatic TV

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Michelle Stewart, Media Director at DWA Media. Michelle will present “Defining KPIs For B2B Marketers” at AdExchanger’s upcoming PROGRAMMATIC I/O New York conference on October 25-26.    The appeal is undeniable: “Programmatic” connotes digital trackability, and “TV”Continue reading »

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