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33% of Future Disney+ Users Plan to Unsubscribe from Netflix

New report finds a high level of anticipation for Disney+ in the US, with thousands of consumers planning to cancel existing streaming subscriptions in favour of the service Disney+ only went live yesterday but 40% of US consumers planning to sign-up are already considering canceling their subscriptions to other streaming services. Of these, one third (33%) are considering canceling their Netflix subscription in favor of Disney+ according to a new report from the technology-based market research company AudienceProject,…

Next Gen Streaming Video Guide “Minnow” Makes Splashy Debut

New Service Combines Streaming Platforms For Free; Eliminates Wasted Search Time for Favorite Movies and TV Series Minnow, a next generation streaming video guide is being unveiled in a national rollout that combines all of the popular premium video on demand services like Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu, and Amazon Prime into one unified application on TV and mobile. Minnow will support emerging streamers Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock and Quibi as soon as they launch in the US.…

Claiming TV’s Space in the Media Ecosystem of the Future

Leaders of the “Big Four” networks declared broadcast isn’t dead, but while they might be a little biased, the data speaks for itself. U.S. TV ad spend was at a stable $70 billion in 2018, and the Upfronts remain a constant in the advertising calendar. Yet with calls from ABC Entertainment to rethink the traditional schedule, the reality is TV (and the role it plays in our lives) is not dying, it’s changing – and I believe it has a very solid plan for the future. Riding the Rollercoaster Scaremongering aside, “TV is dead”…

We’re Magnetic Grows Executive Leadership Team

Leading experiential firm We’re Magnetic announced today three significant hires across its business and creative departments: Managing Director Tim Hutchins, Group Creative Director Emil Filip Czarnowski, and Group Business Director Courtney Balzer. The new hires come as the firm continues to grow its existing client partnerships with American Express, Netflix, Pinterest, and Shopify, among others, as well as add new ones. “It’s an exciting time for We’re Magnetic, as we continue to add new projects and significantly…

Generation Z: Self-Care Is More Than a Hashtag

As a culture and society obsessed with youth, we pay a lot of attention to the next generation. Generation Z, the youngest cohort of consumers are now coming of age - and shaking things up in the process. Much of the attention around these young consumers has focused on how tech-savvy they are. Gen Zs are the Digital Natives, the true social media generation, the kids who live-stream any moment, be it meaningful or mundane. But the role of technology in the lives of Gen Zs spreads far beyond the obvious. And as they grow…

A-Z Glossary For Good TV Marketing – Part 2

Continuing my manual of TV Marketing metrics, let’s jump straight back in. I – Interactive Advertising With so many ad formats failing to engage ­­– or worse, downright annoy – customers, more and more digital platforms are trialing interactive ads (IADs). In simple terms, IADs allow viewers to ‘press the red button’ or click through to a website. Options include viewing a movie trailer, ordering a sample of a product, entering a competition or simply finding out further information about a brand or product. J – Jump Page…

MarTech Interview with Ashley Fauset, VP of Marketing at Stardust

"AI and Machine Learning are both growing at a rapid pace within the Entertainment industry." Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Stardust. As VP of Marketing at an early-stage startup, I am acutely focused on tactics that have potential to pack the biggest punch. I have a small, tightly-knit, cross-functional, interdisciplinary team that operates like any Growth Team would within a larger tech organization. Our efforts are aimed at impacting user retention - our North Star - from user onboarding…

Tableau Expands Data Management Capabilities with New Tableau Catalog and Introduces New Server Management Add-On

Tableau 2019.3 Release Gives Customers Even More Power to Manage and Scale Tableau Deployments Across the Enterpris Tableau Software, the leading analytics platform, announced the expansion of its Data Management offering with the launch of Tableau Catalog, a new set of capabilities that provide a complete view of all the data used in Tableau and enable improved visibility and enhanced data discovery — ensuring the right data is always used for analysis. Tableau also announced the general availability of the Tableau…

TechBytes with Josh Pressnell, CTO at Penthera

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Penthera. Penthera’s mission is to allow viewers to watch the video whenever and wherever they want. We provide Software Products that facilitate the delivery of Video content over wireless networks to mobile devices. Our platform enables our customers to remove the friction that users experience due to network and connectivity issues, by ensuring that the content they want to watch is available locally on their device and is consumable in high quality and…

Customer Taste: The Key to Profitable, Long-Term Relationships

Consumers make purchase decisions based on their personal Taste. When a Sales clerk asks, “May I help you?”, invariably the consumer responds with information about his or her Taste. “I’m looking for a slender dress, ideally in a lighter color, just above the knee, not too revealing, not too conservative, under $150.” Netflix has succeeded in creating a user experience that’s reflective of your Taste in movies, and Spotify’s Machine Learning system has the goal of learning and presenting songs and playlists that match…

Scotland Becomes a Nation of Streamers

Over half of homes in Scotland now subscribe to TV streaming services, according to a major Ofcom report revealing rapid shifts in our viewing habits The number of households in Scotland signed up to at least one of the main UK subscription streaming platforms – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV and Disney Life – increased from 1.13m (46%) in 2018 to 1.30m (52%) in 2019. As with the rest of the UK, Netflix is the most popular with over 46% of homes in Scotland now signed up. While traditional TV still accounts for most…

UK Becomes a Nation of Streamers… but Traditional Broadcast TV Leads the Way on UK Content

Around half of all UK homes now subscribe to TV streaming services, according to a major Ofcom report revealing rapid shifts in the nation’s viewing habits The number of UK households signed up to the most popular streaming platforms – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV and Disney Life – increased from 11.2m (39%) in 2018 to 13.3m (47%) in 2019. With many homes using more than one service, the total number of UK streaming subscriptions rose by a quarter in 2018 – from 15.6m to 19.1m. And while traditional TV viewing…

Broadcasters Present the eSports Industry New Opportunities for Growth

The eSports industry has captivated hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide through large tournaments in dazzling arenas. Predominantly, viewers mainly watch casual or competitive events through YouTube and Twitch. And the two platforms together collectively have a larger audience than HBO, Netflix and ESPN combined, according to Goldman Sachs. Primarily, most of the viewers are from Asia and 79% of worldwide viewers are under the age of 35 years. In 2017, viewers logged a total of 355 billion minutes on Twitch,…

Behind Netflix’s Stagnation Lie Opportunities for Other Innovating Platforms

It’s no secret that Netflix has fundamentally altered the landscape of TV and film over the last decade. The platform has around 150 million global subscribers, with a name so household it has become a commonly used verb - “Netflix and chill” - a la Google and Uber. Riding the wave of demand for on-demand content - streaming video consumption is up 72% year-over-year - Netflix isn’t going away any time soon. And there’s no doubt that the company reached the size it is by setting itself apart from its competitors in…

Jackie Lee-Joe Named Netflix Chief Marketing Officer

Netflix announced that Jackie Lee-Joe has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer. Jackie has served as CMO of BBC Studios, part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, since 2015. "Jackie is a truly original thinker with a wealth of global experience - making her the perfect fit as our next Chief Marketing Officer. I'm excited to work with her in promoting our brand and original programming in new and creative ways to our members all around the world," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. Marketing…

Recommendations Are the New Dashboards

With the growth of Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics, dashboards are now pervasive and considered commonplace in the modern enterprise. We see them visualizing information for every type of organization, across every industry. They are embedded in websites, and they even (on occasion) make cameos in movies. Despite its ubiquity, the day of the dashboard as a static, stand-alone technology is quickly coming to an end. On the continuum between minds and machines, they are overly reliant on human inputs and are…

How to Achieve Profitability with Digital Marketing?

Focusing on Digital Marketing Can Help You in Increasing Profits like None Other Because of It 100% Measurable and Accountable Are you done with earning money through your 9-5 tiresome job? Pretty much, I guess! Fortunately, we have severe digital transformations happening around. I call the millennial population as 'technology natives' while many older generations are technology immigrants who are fortunate enough to see the world brimming with endless possibilities. Earning a significant amount of money through…

Demystifying Predictive Analytics

What if you had a crystal ball that could tell you which leads are sales-ready and which need some nurturing? Or what type of content will most engage a specific visitor; which customers are most likely to purchase which products and through which channel; or how much demand will increase during peak holiday time? This is predictive analytics: The statistical analysis and identification of attributes that have a direct correlation to a future event or condition. There’s been so much hype about predictive analytics…

For Good Measure: Your TV Ad Numbers Don’t Lie

Since the dawn of the technological revolution, we find ourselves in, the traditional television network operators have been caught out by disruption, and more recently, by fragmentation and market saturation. Netflix now counts 139 million subscribers globally, whilst addressable and box sets are becoming players in a market once dominated by incumbent cable companies and terrestrial networks. Even with traditional linear TV, viewers have an abundance of choice when it comes to channels and content, thanks to free-to-view…

The Marketing Revolution Will Be Televised: Video Advertising’s Dynamic Future

Eight decades after a spot for the Bulova Watch Co. became the first television ad ever to air, video advertising continues to undergo dynamic innovation. With the omnipresence of the Internet and the ubiquity of mobile, TV no longer reigns supreme: In 2016, digital advertising revenues surpassed ad revenues from TV for the first team, hitting $72.5 billion across digital platforms compared to $71.3 billion from TV. The new landscape presents marketers with an array of both exciting opportunities and vexing challenges.…