Podcast: Tru Optik CEO Andre Swanston

When Andre Swanston, CEO of Tru Optik, gave up his career as a nightclub owner and financial adviser to found an ad tech company, his mother cried. Raised in the Bronx by parents who migrated to the United States from Saint Kitts in the Caribbean, Swanston advised investing clients at Ameriprise and JP Morgan Chase,Continue reading »

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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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Viacom To Acquire Pluto TV; Netflix Flexes Promotional Muscle

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Viacom Nabs Pluto Viacom will acquire free, ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million. The standalone app, which reaches 12 million monthly users primarily on connected TVs, will give Viacom a new audience to sell and a distribution channel for its content library.Continue reading »

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How Twitter Will Ensure Brand Safety For Video Advertisers In 2019

As Twitter’s video ad business grows, so does the amount of user-generated content on its platform. The challenge for Twitter, and brands that advertise on it, is to keep brands safe from, well, the Internet. In April 2018, 50% of Twitter’s business came from video advertising – and that still holds true today. In Q1Continue reading »

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2018: The Year AT&T Packed Its War Chest

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video.  Today’s column is written by Lindsey Harju, co-founder at Blinc Digital Group. 2018 may look similar to years past, with cross-channel acquisitions a seemingly regular occurrence. But for me, 2018 will stand out in the history of advanced TVContinue reading »

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