Linear: An Overlooked Opportunity In The Evolving DSP Landscape

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Ramsey McGrory, chief revenue officer at Mediaocean. With The Trade Desk’s market cap at $5.25 billion (Stock: TTD) and MediaMath’s valuation topping $1 billion following its last funding round, leading traditional demand-side platforms (DSPs)Continue reading »

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Why New Buyers Must Understand The Nuances In Advanced TV

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Chris LaHaise, director of TV solutions at dataxu. LUMA Partners CEO Terry Kawaja recently named advanced TV as the thing he was most bullish about in the coming year. “I am most excited aboutContinue reading »

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Roku Advertising Skyrockets, As It Uses Measurement To Lure Budget From Linear

Of the $70 billion in national TV ad spend, Roku’s Q3 cut was $100 million. But the over-the-top (OTT) platform and device manufacturer is gunning for more, using its relatively new measurement program to convince advertisers to divert linear spend to OTT. Roku touted that $100 million milestone on Wednesday, noting that its platform business,Continue reading »

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Ad Tech Startup Co-Founded By Ed Norton Scores $12M To Tackle TV’s Biggest Mess

An actor, AI expert and the former head of digital at CNBC walk into a bar. They create an analytics startup. There’s no punchline here – that really happened. (Maybe not the bar part.) Ed Norton, Daniel Nadler and Kevin Krim’s new company EDO announced Thursday it raised $12 million in Series A funding. TheContinue reading »

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Political Ads Drive Q3 Earnings At CBS As It Reveals Data And Audience Platform

CBS is reaping the benefits of a politically-charged midterm election season. The broadcast titan told investors Thursday it exceeded its Q3 earnings forecasts. Total revenue increased 3% to $3.26 billion and quarterly earnings increased $1.24 per share, up from $1.11 per share in Q3 2017. This marks the fourth consecutive quarter in which CBS hasContinue reading »

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Adjusting The Dial: How TV’s Future Tracks To The Evolution Of Digital Advertising

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Michael Connolly, co-founder and CEO at Sonobi. Advertisers that spend money during the Super Bowl pay an exorbitant amount of money for consumer attention, but there is no guarantee that this will lead to anyContinue reading »

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The Unruly Video Ad Market

AdExchanger Talks is a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. This episode of AdExchanger Talks is supported by StackAdapt. On the podcast this week, Unruly Media CEO Norm Johnston talks about the evolution of video ads – how they’re bought, how they’re sold and who gets to sell them. Unruly’s value proposition is to provide high-quality audiencesContinue reading »

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Political Ad Spending Propels Comcast In Q3

Political advertising has been good to Comcast. Comcast’s cable advertising revenue increased 15.2% to $684 million in Q3, but that bump would have been just 0.6% without political advertising, the company disclosed Thursday. Meanwhile ad revenue at media division NBCUniversal was up (4.2% for its cable networks, 9.2% for broadcast). The increase was attributed toContinue reading »

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TripAdvisor: For TV Attribution, ‘Correlation Doesn’t Cut It’

The CEO of TripAdvisor, Steve Kaufer, has a motto: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth measuring.” Which is why TV had to prove itself before earning a spot on the travel review site’s media plan. Until 2013, TripAdvisor spent most of its budget on digital, mainly because of its measurability. There’s a lack of “direct,Continue reading »

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ComScore’s Second Act: Measuring Premium Video And Getting Closer To Buyers

Brian Wiener will present on video measurement at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO New York conference on Oct. 15-16. ComScore is getting back on its feet. After the Nasdaq delisted the company due to a string of financial foibles and leadership changes, the measurement company brought on former 360i Chairman Bryan Wiener as CEO in April. By May,Continue reading »

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