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Veteran Software Executive Bill Demas Joins Conviva as CEO

Co-Founder Hui Zhang Takes on Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board Roles, Will Work Closely with Bill Demas; Former Nielsen Executive John Zelenka Joins as SVP of Global Sales Conviva, the measurement standard for all-screen streaming TV, announced a major expansion of its executive team in response to accelerating growth in its global business. Veteran software executive Bill Demas has been appointed CEO, and sales and business development specialist John Zelenka has joined the team as SVP of Global Sales. Conviva's…

Video Streaming Dominates Subscription TV in Customer Satisfaction, ACSI Data Show

Netflix, PlayStation Vue, and Twitch Lead are Among Streaming Services Atop the Telecommunications Segment, says ACSI Report Customer satisfaction with video streaming services far eclipses that of subscription TV service, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) 2018 Telecommunications Report. Video streaming services make their debut in this year's telecom report with an ACSI score of 75, far and above subscription TV's score of 62 – a 3.1 percent decline over last year. By nearly every measure,…

New Study From Zefr And MAGNA Reveals How Brands Can Effectively Reach Consumers On YouTube Without Jeopardizing Their Privacy

Commissioned in Response to Current Advertiser Concerns, Study Finds Brands Who Employ a Content Targeting Strategy on Youtube Are Able to Safely and Credibly Increase Favorability and Drive Purchase Intent Among Desired Audiences, Over Other Targeting Methods Zefr, a technology company that provides content targeting solutions for brands advertising on YouTube,  announced the results of an in-depth study conducted by MAGNA the intelligence, investment and innovation unit within IPG Mediabrands, and IPG Media Lab, the…

OpenX Expands Mobile and Video Product Leadership Team with New Hiring

OpenX Welcomes Senior Hires from Viacom, Hulu, and Adcolony; Demonstrates How Mobile and Video Growth Continues to Surge in Q1 of 2018 Outpacing Overall Industry Growth OpenX, a leading independent advertising technology provider, shared deeper insights into the rapid growth of its mobile and video business today and announced it has appointed a trio of industry veterans in product development and management to support the company’s thriving mobile and video business units. Sophia Chung joined as Vice President of Product…

GLOW Hires Industry Star Duncan Bird as Executive Creative Director

Duncan Bird, 29-Year Innovator, Has Built Agencies, Created Brands, Served as Sony Music VP GLOW, an award-winning social and digital marketing agency, announced that it has hired industry powerhouse Duncan Bird as Executive Creative Director. “Duncan will help our team reach even greater heights with his creative and strategic thinking across the digital, advertising, music and entertainment space,” said GLOW President Howie Kleinberg. “His leadership and experience will propel our momentum in creating…

TechBytes with Walt Horstman, SVP Advanced Media & Advertising, TiVo

Walt Horstman SVP, Advanced Media & Advertising, TiVo In 2018, would you be still paying for TV advertising over digital? Well, it's never been more competitive in the ad industry where we see programmatic advertising technologies impacting traditional TV media buying behaviors with measurable metrics on hand. To understand the current State of TV Advertising ecosystem in 2018, we spoke to Walt Horstman, SVP Advanced Media & Advertising, TiVo. Tell us about your role at TiVo and the team/technology…

Ad Council Announces New Members To Board Of Directors

Top Level Executives from over 20 Firms Have Been Elected as Board Members of Ad Council The Ad Council, a non-profit organization that powers the collective pro bono efforts of the advertising, media and tech industries, announced new members that were elected to its Board of Directors at the organization's Board meeting yesterday. The Board is chaired by David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R. Also Read: Ad Council Announces David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R, as the Board Chair New members of the Ad Council Board of…

Getty Images And Cortex Partner On Artificial Intelligence Platform For Creatives

Cortex Uses Artificial Intelligence to Analyze Large Sets of Data and Then Recommends the Best Getty Images Content Getty Images, a worldwide leader in visual communication, announced a partnership with Cortex, an artificial intelligence platform for creatives that recommends the best Getty Images content for social media campaigns. Cortex's artificial intelligence analyzes several years' worth of data from over 33,0000 brands to predict and recommend which color schemes, imagery, and keywords perform best on social…

The State Of Play With OTT Sports Streaming

The starting whistle has blown, the spectators are watching eagerly, and a major metaphorical match has just kicked off in the world of media. Battling it out are the biggest ‘Over The Top’ (OTT) media streaming services, and sat on the sidelines, plugged into the wall and gathering dust, is cable TV. The prize at stake? The attention and subscriptions of millions of viewers, all tuning in to watch live coverage of sports. With OTT sports streaming already racing ahead as an area of growth, it’s time to take a look at…

4C Debuts Advanced TV Week to Educate Advertisers About Audience-Based Planning and Buying Ahead of Television Upfronts

 4C Insights (4C), a data science and marketing technology company, announced the inaugural 4C Advanced TV Week, a series of events, content, and education designed to help advertisers understand how to leverage audience-based planning and buying technology for the Upfronts season. 4C Advanced TV Week initiatives include 4C partners Inscape, Mediaocean, and NBCUniversal. Key efforts taking place during the week are: AdvancedTVNews.com: A new website and resource that curates the best information about Advanced TV and…

How GlassView’s Global Connected TV Platform is Being Embraced By Advertisers

Leading Video Platform GlassView Offers Consolidated Interface for Buying on BBC, ABC, Hulu, Al Jazeera, CBS, Roku, and Fox, Among Others, to Reach a Global Audience of over 700 Million Unique Users for Connected TV As 2018 is poised to become a breakthrough year for connected TV, video distribution platform GlassView is offering an industry-leading solution with innovative technology for matching advertisers with connected TV (CTV) opportunities. GlassView actively leverages Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) technology to…

The “New” Path to Scale

In today’s media world the big keep getting bigger, Google/YouTube and Facebook/Instagram count their users in the billions while traditional media companies continue to consolidate into massive platforms – think Comcast/Universal/NBC. Scale is a prerequisite for any meaningful marketing discussion. As a basic ingredient in the proverbial marketing soup of any brand marketer, scale is no longer a point of differentiation, but rather a starting point. Also Read: Why the Tug-of-War Will Continue in 2018 Social Marketing…

Interview with Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO and Chairman, Hawthorne

Jessica Hawthorne-Castro CEO and Chairman, Hawthorne "Although engagement can be measured across screens and devices, there are still limitations on the transactional conversion to a sale." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to join a marketing analytics company? I started my career on the client side as an agent for the talent agency William Morris Endeavor, and when I made the transition over to Hawthorne, I very quickly saw the huge opportunity in…

Interview with Dror Ginzberg, Co-Founder & CEO at Wochit

"AI has the potential to take the routine and mundane off of our plates but there is such a thing as overdoing it."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at Wochit and how you got here. (what inspired you to co-found a video creation platform company) I’m co-founder and CEO of Wochit, a platform used by media companies and other larger content creators around the world to produce social video quickly and at scale. It’s my second company. The first was PicApp, which we sold to YBrant…