Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Kerry Bianchi, President and CEO, Visto

How can businesses up their customer engagement game in 2019? Make 2019 the year you focus on omnichannel. Unlike message-based multichannel campaigns, true omnichannel campaigns are customer-centric. Instead of repeating the same message in every marketing channel, tell a multi-faceted story — one that unfolds as customers continue on their journey with your brand at different touchpoints and different stages of discovery. It’s more personal and relevant and will deepen the relationship in the end. What were the AdTech…

RhythmOne Announces Its Early Partnership With Pixalate’s MRC-Accredited OTT Fraud Detection and Filtering Solution

RhythmOne Continues to Help Lead the Advanced TV and OTT Ad Market with Commitment to Providing Clients with Highest Quality Inventory RhythmOne plc, a global advertising technology company, announced that it has formed an early, collaborative partnership with Pixalate, Inc. regarding its newly Media Ratings Council, Inc. (MRC) accredited over-the-top (OTT) invalid traffic (IVT) detection and filtration solution, a key component of Pixalate’s comprehensive ad fraud detection and prevention platform. RhythmOne’s…

DMEXCO Learnings and the Future of AI in Marketing

As one of the biggest and high-value digital marketing conferences out there, DMEXCO this year did not disappoint. It delivered thoughtful, in-depth looks at how new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and new guiding policies around data are affecting the way brands communicate and understand their customers. This year marked Selligent Marketing Cloud’s 8th year attending the show and, in case you missed it, here are a few of the major trends and takeaways that may be helpful to your brand. Read More: What…

dataxu Appoints TV Industry Veteran Raymond Dooley as VP of Corporate Marketing

Former Marketing Leader at WarnerMedia’s truTV, AMC, Viacom and Disney to Support dataxu’s Advanced TV Growth dataxu, the leading software provider for media & marketing professionals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Raymond Dooley as Vice President of Corporate Marketing. Dooley is an award-winning marketing, creative and media strategist who brings more than two decades of experience as a marketing professional in the TV industry. He joins on the heels of dataxu’s launch of TotalTV for Advertisers, a unified…

Pluto TV Selects Tru Optik as Partner to Bolster Direct Sales Efforts; Powering Guaranteed Audience Delivery Across Connected TV Inventory

Pluto TV to Leverage Tru Optik’s OTT Data Management Platform and Cross Audience Validation (CAV) Services for Both Direct and Programmatic Campaigns Pluto TV, the leading free Internet television service in America, announced that it has selected Tru Optik, the leading audience intelligence and data-management platform across over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV), to power audience-based advertising and campaign measurement across Pluto’s OTT and CTV inventory. As part of the deal, Pluto TV is now leveraging precision…

The Era of Paid Social Media Promotions Has Just Begun

In 2018, Social Budgets Have Exceeded 30%, and the Ad Revenue Attributed to Social Media Is Set to Touch $51 Billion by the Year-End Paid social media promotion is not just earned impressions, clicks, organic video views or farmed comments. It’s a conversation that is forged between real identities, offering a chance for every ad campaign to connect and expand audience reach for higher revenue. Why This Suddenly Focus on Paid Social Media Promotions? It has been a year of remarkable transformation for the social media…

Nielsen Catalina Solutions Announces Expanded Ad Targeting Capabilities Now Across Any TV Screen or Platform

New Solution Enables CPG Advertisers and Agencies to Buy Television Advertising with Digital-like Precision Based on In-Store Purchase Behavior Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NCS) announced an expansion of its Advanced TV Suite, which now enables purchase-based ad targeting in addition to sales measurement for data-driven linear TV, addressable TV, over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV). With the addition of a new capability that enables CPG advertisers and agencies to buy connected-TV inventory based on in-store…

Video on Demand Services Are Driving Tremendous Growth

The popularity of Video on Demand (VOD) streaming services is driving tremendous growth and the space just keeps getting hotter. Digital advertisers can learn a lot from how VOD providers have managed to scale their audience with varying degrees of success. A recent ONS survey shows that close to half of all adults said they had watched Netflix, Now TV, Amazon Prime Video or a similar internet-based service over the past three months. It’s clear that more people are moving away from traditional TV services, preferring to…

Innovid Receives Industry’s First MRC Accreditation for OTT Ad Impression Measurement

Video Platform Validated for Its Video Advertising Delivery Measurement into Connected TV Environment as Marketplace Surges Innovid, the world’s leading video platform, announced it has been granted accreditation by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for its over-the-top (OTT) served video ad impression tracking. After more than a year of collaboration with the MRC, Innovid is now the first in the industry to receive MRC accreditation for adherence to industry standards for video advertising measurement in a connected TV…

AI-Powered Conversation Bots Empower CMOs to Prove ROI

Marketers know by now that television, like most non-digital channels, is fading fast. In 2017, American TV ad spend dropped for the first time since 2009. Meanwhile, digital advertising shot up by double digits. As more consumers (especially millennials and the up-and-coming Generation Z) continue to cut the cord, television ad spending will become less and less relevant. Instead, digital ads will drive more sales in a measurable way. Not all digital advertising is created equal, though, especially in B2B circles.…

dataxu Announces TotalTV for Advertisers, Spanning Linear, Connected and Addressable TV

Industry-First Unified Planner and Sorenson Media Partnership for Programmatic Linear Execution Enables Advertisers to Get the Most Efficient TV Reach dataxu, a leading provider of programmatic marketing software for marketing and media professionals, announced TotalTV for Advertisers, a unified planning and buying solution for agencies and brands investing across linear, connected and addressable TV. TotalTV includes the world’s first unified planner for TV that creates the most efficient buying plans to reach…

Interview with Matthew Wasserlauf, CEO and Founder, Torrential

"While TV advertising will remain an important medium in the greater mix, it’s importance will diminish as millennials access video across devices."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to find Torrential? My role in the tech industry was born out of an epiphany I had in 1998 at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA. Jeff Weiner (now CEO of LinkedIn) was walking us through CityWeb; a digital product merging the worlds of Warner Bros. with Time Inc. in a never-seen-before, internet…

Emotional vs Distress Purchases – Tapping into Customer Response

Marketers agree that understanding customer need is key to any business. Forming that understanding however can involve scrambling in the dark for insights on audiences. As companies build increasingly unwieldy datasets, the access to behaviour that the internet has allowed us can sometimes mean that overload of information is just as bad as not having enough. The good news is that there are some easy ways to tap into how your customers feel – with the context of who is buying from you and listening to their feedback.…

Interview with Kai Henniges, CEO and Co-Founder, video intelligence

"Marketers shouldn’t expect to be driving immediate sales from video, but expect to raise awareness and educate. Using it to tell strong brand stories is where it’s at its most powerful."Tell us about your role at vi and the team/technology you handle. I founded video intelligence (vi) three years ago, having run content platform Viewster for nearly a decade. With experience as a publisher ourselves, we knew the challenges, so the goal with vi was to find the best monetization platform for publishers. We now have a…

Record Video Growth for Rubicon Project in First Half of 2018 Driven by Private Marketplace Deals

Platform Achieves 70 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase in Video Ad Spend Rubicon Project, the Global Exchange for Advertising, shared highlights of its video business through the first half of 2018. During this period, Rubicon Project added new video inventory from premium publishers including Univision/FMG, Spotify, Flipboard and Gannett/USA Today Network, and reported that the total number of video buyers on its exchange had eclipsed 23,000. The company also noted that Private Marketplace (PMP) deals contributed…

Good Life Networks Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Impression X

Good Life Networks Inc., a programmatic advertising technology company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Impression X, Inc., a leading connected television advertising technology company. The Definitive Agreement follows a binding letter of intent entered into between the two companies, originally announced in a Company press release dated May 17, 2018. GLN will acquire the Purchased Shares for an aggregate purchase price of up to US$4,500,000.…

SpotX Releases New ‘Global TV and Video Trends’ White Paper

Report Acknowledges Internet Advancements as Biggest Driving Factor of Changes In Consumer Viewing Habits and Growth in Digital TV SpotX, the global video advertising and monetization platform, released a new white paper exploring the evolution of TV and digital video. Based on intelligence from select industry reports, the white paper entitled, "Global TV and Video: Five Trends Contributing To The Continued Rise of Digital" concludes that traditional methods of TV viewing remain popular due to television's ability to…

OpenX Taps Leading AdTech Veteran Todd Parsons as Chief Product Officer

OpenX's Latest Announcement Follows Series of Senior Mobile and Video Product Hires Leading programmatic adtech provider, OpenX has announced the appointment of Todd Parsons as Chief Product Officer. An expert in audience identification, Todd Parsons brings more than 15 years of experience developing products that meet the changing needs of marketers in the rapidly evolving media landscape. The new position will allow the company to increase focus on innovation, and accelerate the development of programmatic solutions for…

Video Ads on Connected TV and Premium Publisher Properties Have Best Performance, Reveals Extreme Reach Q2 Report

Quarterly Analysis of Digital Advertising Benchmarks Reveals Trends Driven by Increased Cord-Cutting, Demands for Trust and Brand Safety Video advertising technology provider Extreme Reach released its Q2 2018 Video Advertising Benchmarks Report, offering brands and agencies up-to-date insights based on key performance metrics. This most recent analysis of data on click-through, completion and viewability rates as well as bot traffic and time spent by device used (i.e., desktop, mobile, tablet and connected television…

RhythmOne Guarantees Advanced TV Audience Delivery to Maximize Targeted Reach and Campaign Performance

Solution Leverages Comscore Cross-Platform Campaign Measurement to Enable Marketers to Pay Only for Impressions Delivered In-Demo RhythmOne plc , a global advertising technology company, announced that it will offer United States-based clients guaranteed in-demo delivery of advanced TV campaigns. This unique offering provides clients with campaign-level audience measurement while accessing RhythmOne’s premium network of app publishers within its advanced TV marketplace, including connected TV, TV everywhere, and…