Telaria’s Mark Zagorski On Earning Impressions And Exclusive Deals In CTV

Telaria has more than tripled its stock price since Mark Zagorski took over as CEO almost two years ago. Telaria’s Q1 revenue increased 42% year-over-year to $13.8 million, according to the company’s quarterly earnings report on Thursday. Recently, the video ad tech company has been riding the tailwinds of connected TV (CTV) and OTT appContinue reading »

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Cox-Owned Gamut On Why Local OTT Is About More Than Just Aggregating Inventory

Gamut President Rachel Williamson has two words to describe local over-the-top (OTT) ad buying: “It’s hard.” Inventory is scattered. Data is fragmented. And advertisers need different strategies to hit different demos based on geography. A buyer might want to reach 34-year-old moms, for example, but that can mean one thing in Birmingham, Ala., and anotherContinue reading »

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TransUnion: Third-Party Data Doesn’t Deserve To Be Demonized

People love to hate on third-party data, but it’s got at least one fan out there. “It’s incumbent on all of us to understand how data is used and to stop the idea that third-party data is bad or dead or dying,” said Matt Spiegel, TransUnion’s EVP of digital marketing solutions, speaking at a TruContinue reading »

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Magna Predicts US OTT Ad Revenues Will Double By 2020

TV dollars are following eyeballs and shifting to over-the-top. Magna said Friday that its 2018 forecast for US OTT ad revenues came in short. The agency predicted OTT ad revenues would hit $2 billion in 2018, but they actually hit $2.7 billion at a 54% year over year growth rate. As a result, Magna isContinue reading »

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Inside The Agency Turf War Over Connected TV

Years ago, TV buyers didn’t bother with connected TV (CTV) because it offered little benefit for a lot of hassle. “Digital players were the earliest adopters. Because it was TV-like, everyone wanted to get into the video game.” said Gibbs Haljun, total US investment lead at Mindshare. But young viewers leaving linear TV changes thatContinue reading »

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TEGNA’s OTT Division Eyes Blockchain, Verification And The Customer Experience

Jim Wilson is a big believer in the blockchain. As president of Premion, the over-the-top ad buying platform of local TV broadcaster TEGNA, he helped ink a deal with blockchain startup MadHive in early March to cut off the potential for ad fraud in the OTT space. He also sits on the board of theContinue reading »

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Google’s Expenses Increase As It Makes Its Way Into TV

Google still brings in the big bucks, but its costs are skyrocketing as well as the digital media giant pushes its way into TV advertising. First, the basics. Alphabet brought in $39.3 billion in Q4 2018, up 23% from the same period the year before, the company disclosed in its quarterly earnings report on Monday.Continue reading »

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NBCU Reveals New Details About Its Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service

NBCU is not getting left in the dust as competitors like Amazon, AT&T and Disney plan their direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming services. On Monday, the broadcast titan said it will launch its yet-to-be-named streaming service in early 2020. The service will provide ad-supported content to pay-TV subscribers, including 90 million Comcast-connected homes in the United StatesContinue reading »

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The Future, Brought To You By 5G; Yet Another OTT Streaming Service Brought To You By Comcast?

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. 5G Whiz This year we’ll see the first wave of commercial 5G cellular networks, which will revolutionize smartphones and the Internet. Although the biggest societal benefits of 5G will come in areas such as remote surgery a connected cars, 5G will also be aContinue 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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