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  • LAST CHANCE to Join 400+ Colleagues at Tomorrow's SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Ad Summit

    The SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Advertising Summit is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30th in NYC. If you've been debating whether to attend, this is your last chance to decide. Here are some incentives:

    Over 50 industry leaders will be speaking on 12 sessions. Executive speakers represent companies including A+E Networks, ABC, Business Insider, Conde Nast, Fox Networks, GroupM, Havas Media, Horizon Media, Initiative, Magna Global, Roku, Spotify, Turner, Univision,The Weather Company, Xaxis plus many others.

    Our 2 amazing keynote guests are Dan Lovinger, EVP, Advertising Sales, NBC Sports Group, who will be interviewed by Mike Shields from the Wall Street Journal and Amanda Richman, President, Starcom USA, who will be interviewed by Matt Spiegel, SVP, MediaLink.

    Over 400 industry colleagues are registered, guaranteeing a premier day of networking and learning.

    All paid registrants are entered to win 1 of 3 Roku Ultra 4K players. Perfect for yourself or for a stocking stuffer gift this holiday season.



    Many thanks to our 16 generous sponsors including Premier Partners Altitude Digital, AOL, SpotX, VertaMedia and Videology; Headline Partners Alphonso, Beachfront Media, Cedato, FreeWheel, Operative, Placemedia, Teads, TiVo and WideOrbit; and Branding Partners JW Player and Roku.

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  • One Week From Today at SHIFT: Digging Into the $15 Billion Programmatic Video & TV Opportunity

    Our SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Advertising Summit is coming up just 1 week from today, on November 30th in NYC.

    eMarketer is forecasting that programmatic video & TV ad spending will more than double from $6.9 billion in 2016 to $15 billion in 2015. eMarketer’s senior analyst Lauren Fisher will kick off SHIFT, presenting her analysis behind the forecast, including key drivers and challenges. Lauren will then join a panel moderated by Operative’s CEO and founder Lorne Brown, which will further explore the big trends driving programmatic.

    Following will be 11 sessions throughout the day, covering all of the most important aspects of programmatic video & TV. Automation and data are poised to be a much bigger part of video & TV advertising, as the entire industry responds to buyers’ shifting preferences and the influence of leaders like Google and Facebook.

    Our morning keynote interview is with Dan Lovinger, EVP, Advertising Sales, NBC Sports Group and our afternoon keynote interview is with Amanda Richman, President of Starcom USA. In addition, Lisa Valentino, SVP, Network Sales and Partnerships, Conde Nast & Chief Revenue Officer, Conde Nast Entertainment will be featured in an afternoon spotlight fireside chat.

    All SHIFT paid attendees will be entered to win 1 of 3 Roku Ultra 4K players, generously provided by Roku. Additional discounts are available on 5-packs and 10-packs. And, startups and students can register for the reduced $245 ticket (contact me for the code).

    In addition to SHIFT’s high-impact program, there will be lots of great networking opportunities with speakers and hundreds of attendees.

    Please join us for this top-notch day of learning and networking around programmatic video & TV.

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  • VideoNuze Podcast #348: Cord-Cutting Update; How Do Ads Fit Into Video’s Future?

    I'm pleased to present the 348th edition of the VideoNuze podcast with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.

    We lead off this week with a cord-cutting update, based on reported Q3’16 results from the 11 largest pay-TV operators in the U.S. Video subscriber losses expanded a bit, to 255K in Q3 ’16 vs. 210K in Q3 ’15, with a continuing shift to cable operators and away from satellite and telco. As I wrote on Wednesday, depending on how the DirecTV Now, Hulu and YouTube skinny bundle launches in 2017, subscriber losses could accelerate.

    We then shift to discussing new TiVo survey data that provides insights about online video viewers’ tolerance for ads. As Colin points out, despite respondents stating they have a low tolerance, their behavior suggests otherwise. That suggests there’s more potential for ad-supported premium video, in addition to the SVOD model that has thrived.  

    Speaking of ads, I also point out the surprising research from Brightcove this week, that 46% of people who watched a branded video on a social platform then made a purchase. That’s the kind of performance that gets marketers’ attention and could portend an increase of more TV ad dollars moving to social.

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  • Videology Partners With Autobytel for Buyer-Intent Data to Improve Targeting

    In another indicator of how TV and video advertising are becoming more data-enabled and precise, Videology announced a partnership this morning to incorporate Autobytel’s anonymized first-party buyer-intent data into its platform. Autobytel collects data from approximately 8 million consumers per month at its various properties.

    The data will enable marketers to more accurately target consumers who are actually in the market for a car, using their own preferences for brands, price points and features. Given the longer consideration time associated with buying a car, marketers’ ability to implement specific “lower funnel” marketing messages aimed at in-market buyers is much more efficient.

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  • LAST DAY to Save $100 on Tickets to Nov. 30th SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Ad Summit

    Today is the LAST day for early bird discounted tickets for the SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Advertising Summit on Wednesday, November 30th in NYC. Early bird registration saves you $100 and also doubles your chances* of winning 1 of 3 Roku Ultra 4K players, generously provided by Roku. Additional discounts are available on 5-packs and 10-packs. And, startups and students can register for the reduced $245 ticket (contact me for the code).

    There are over 40 industry executives speaking on a dozen different sessions at SHIFT from ABC, A+E Networks, Alphonso, Altitude Digital, AOL, Beachfront Media, Cadreon, Cedato, eMarketer, FreeWheel, Foundation Capital, Fox Networks Group, GroupM, Havas Media, Horizon Media, Hulu, Magid, Magna Global, MediaLink, Modi Media, Nielsen, Operative, Optimedia, Placemedia, Prohaska Consulting, Roku, Spotify, SpotX, The Wall Street Journal, The Weather Company, TiVo, Turner Ad Sales, Univision, VertaMedia, The Vertere Group, Videology, WideOrbit and Xaxis and others.

    Our awesome keynoters include Amanda Richman, President of Starcom USA and Dan Lovinger, EVP, NBCU, as our keynote guests as well as Lisa Valentino, SVP, Network Sales and Partnerships, Conde Nast & Chief Revenue Officer, Conde Nast Entertainment participating in a spotlight fireside chat.

    I hope you’ll join us for this must-attend day of learning and networking!

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    (* Early bird registrants get 2 entries each for the Roku Ultra drawings.)

     
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  • VideoNuze Podcast #346: Is YouTube’s Own Success Hurting YouTube Red’s Prospects?

    I'm pleased to present the 346th edition of the VideoNuze podcast with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.

    This week Colin and I discuss YouTube’s continued success, picking up on my post from earlier this week. Google’s executive team highlighted YouTube’s contribution to the company’ Q3 ’16 financial results. One of the big reasons is the viewer- and advertiser-friendly TrueView ad format, which can be skipped in 5 seconds.

    But TrueView’s popularity has created a high bar for ad-free subscription services based on YouTube content, to succeed. Vessel was one victim and now even YouTube’s own YouTube Red SVOD service, which has a reported 1.5 million subscribers, is under the same pressure. Colin and I explore the issues YouTube Red faces.

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  • Only 1 Week Left to Save $100 and Win a Roku Ultra at Nov. 30th SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Ad Summit

    Reminder that there’s just 1 week left to take advantage of discounted early bird tickets for the SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Advertising Summit on Wednesday, November 30th in NYC. Early bird registrants save $100 on regular tickets and also double their chances* to win 1 of 3 Roku Ultra 4K players, generously provided by Roku. Further discounts are available on 5-packs and 10-packs. And, startups and students can register for the reduced $245 ticket (contact me for the code).

    There are now over 40 industry leaders scheduled to speak at SHIFT from ABC, A+E Networks, Alphonso, Altitude Digital, AOL, Beachfront Media, Cadreon, Cedato, eMarketer, FreeWheel, Foundation Capital, Fox Networks Group, GroupM, Havas Media, Horizon Media, Hulu, Magid, Magna Global, MediaLink, Modi Media, Nielsen, Operative, Optimedia, Placemedia, Prohaska Consulting, Roku, Spotify, SpotX, The Wall Street Journal, The Weather Company, TiVo, Turner Ad Sales, VertaMedia, The Vertere Group, Videology, WideOrbit and Xaxis, with many others to be announced soon.

    We’re privileged to have Amanda Richman, President of Starcom USA and Dan Lovinger, EVP, NBCU, as our keynote guests as well as Lisa Valentino, SVP, Network Sales and Partnerships, Conde Nast & Chief Revenue Officer, Conde Nast Entertainment participating in a spotlight fireside chat.



    I hope you’ll join us for this must-attend day of learning and networking!

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    (* Early bird registrants get 2 entries each for the Roku Ultra drawings.)

     
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  • Program and Initial Speakers for SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Ad Summit Now Available

    The program and initial group of over 25 speakers for SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Ad Summit on Wednesday, November 30th in NYC are now available on the SHIFT web site. The program includes 12 sessions that will dig into all aspects of programmatic video & TV. There are keynote interviews, fireside chats, research presentations and discussion sessions all meant to enhance attendees’ understanding of the burgeoning programmatic video & TV landscape.

    Our initial group of speakers come from leading advertisers, agencies, content providers/publishers, technology providers and investors. Our keynoters are Dan Lovinger, EVP, NBCUniversal Sports Ad Sales, who will address the topic of How NBCU is Innovating with Programmatic and Amanda Richman, President, Starcom USA who will talk about Agencies Evolving Role in the Programmatic Video & TV Era.

    Other speakers are from ABC, Alphonso, Altitude Digital, AOL, Beachfront Media, Cedato, eMarketer, Foundation Capital, FreeWheel, Horizon Media, Hulu, Magid, MediaLink, Nielsen, Operative, Placemedia, Prohaska Consulting, Roku, Spotify, SpotX, The Wall Street Journal, The Weather Company, TiVo, Turner Ad Sales, VertaMedia, The Vertere Group, Videology, WideOrbit and Xaxis, with many others to be announced soon.

    Reminder that all paid registrants will be entered to win 1 of 3 Roku Ultra 4K streaming players, generously provided by Roku. In addition, early bird registrants save $100 off the regular rates. Further discounts are available on 5-packs and 10-packs. And, startups and students can register for the reduced $245 ticket (contact me for the code).



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  • Google, VUDU and LeEco: 3 More Potential Video Disruptions Coming?

    Each week brings more innovation, product announcements and new business models to the ever-changing video industry. This week was certainly no different, and news from 3 companies - Google (a deal with CBS for its Unplugged skinny bundle), VUDU (a new ad-supported on-demand movie offering) and LeEco (a range of new products from the Chinese giant, including TVs and content) - caught my attention. Each has the potential to cause further industry disruption, or amount to nothing. Below I share thoughts on each.

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  • Turner Chairman and CEO John Martin Touts Flexibility, Data, Audience-Based Selling, and Mobile

    In an interview this morning at the Paley Center, Turner Chairman and CEO John Martin hit on several key themes he believes will be critical to the company’s future success. Specifically, Martin cited business flexibility, the power of data, the shift to audience-based ad sales and mobile. Following are some of the details of the interview, which was conducted by the Guardian’s Matthew Garrahan.

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  • Perspective What's this? Here’s Why It’s Only the Beginning of the AI Revolution for Digital Video Advertising

    It’s no secret that Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft have begun using AI for commercial purposes, and now, numerous marketing and advertising agencies have begun to follow suit. Indeed, AI has begun to permeate the marketing and advertising industry because of its capacity to process, analyze and optimize big data in ways heretofore impossible.

    As a result, we are seeing a revolution in digital advertising, including in the video sector, and in particular, programmatic advertising; and it’s a revolution that’s only just begun.  In fact, industry experts believe that what we see today is just the tip of the iceberg of what we will see four years from now when AI will have an even more profound impact on marketing and advertising.

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  • NBCU EVP Dan Lovinger and Starcom USA President Amanda Richman to Keynote SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Ad Summit

    I’m excited to share that Dan Lovinger, EVP, Entertainment Advertising Sales Group at NBCUniversal and Amanda Richman, President, Starcom USA, will be our keynote speakers at our SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Ad Summit on Wednesday, November 30th in NYC.

    Dan will be interviewed by Mike Shields, senior editor at the Wall Street Journal, about how NBCU is innovating with programmatic. With its NBCUx private exchange initiative, NBCU has been one of the most forward-thinking TV network groups. Most recently NBCUx was extended for linear TV, enabling buyers to leverage data and automation across NBCU’s TV networks. In the interview, Dan will discuss how NBCU is building on its traditional ad sales strengths with programmatic, what’s on the roadmap for further innovation and how programmatic will scale across the TV industry.

    Amanda will be interviewed by Matt Spiegel, Managing Director, Marketing & Technology Solutions at MediaLink about agencies’ evolving role in the programmatic video & TV era. Agencies have new opportunities to use data and technology to add value for clients as planning and buying models evolve. Amanda will share insights about how agencies are re-inventing their role for the programmatic era and what’s ahead.

    Both Dan’s and Amanda’s keynote sessions will be highlights in a packed day of deep-dive sessions, with over 25 speakers already on board from throughout the industry.



    Early bird registrants save $100 off the regular rates, with further discounts available on 5-packs and 10-packs. And, startups and students can register for the reduced $245 ticket (contact me for the code).

    I hope you’ll join us for this must-attend day of learning and networking!

    Learn more and register now!

     
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  • SpotX and Vemba Team Up to Ensure Profitable Video Syndication

    SpotX and Vemba have teamed up to ensure that video syndication is profitable for both video content providers and online publishers. The companies have jointly launched a new product that enables publishers to set minimum profit margin parameters which determine whether a pre-selected video from Vemba’s library should actually play.

    SpotX’s SVP, Global Revenue Sean Buckley and Vemba’s CEO Garrick Tiplady explained to me how the product addresses critical syndication challenges and works at a practical level.

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  • Smart AdServer Ramps Up Vertical Video Ads to Meet Market Demand

    French video ad tech provider Smart AdServer has ramped up its vertical video ad formats to meet market demand by both publishers and advertisers. In a recent briefing, Romain Job, Smart AdServer’s Regional Manager, US, explained to me that the convergence between video and mobile is driving strong demand for ad units that conform to users’ mobile behaviors.

    Vertical video has been popularized by social networks like Facebook and Snapchat which encourage users to quickly thumb through feeds and select videos to view. Conversely, some companies like Verizon with its Go90 mobile app, are encouraging users to turn their phones horizontally to view video.

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  • Operative Compete Launches for Publishers to Centrally Manage Their Programmatic Advertising

    Operative has officially launched Operative Compete, a SaaS platform for publishers to centrally manage all of their programmatic partners. Operative Compete works for display and video inventory and across header bidding and waterfall set-ups. A beta version of Operative Compete has been in use by Outdoor Channel, Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Nasdaq and Meredith Corporation.

    Programmatic is becoming a bigger part of the advertising landscape, with eMarketer forecasting that $25.2 billion, or 73% of all U.S. display and video advertising will be transacted programmatically in 2016, rising to $37.9 billion, or 82% of spending, in 2018. eMarketer cites two reasons for the surge in programmatic: buyers’ and sellers’ increased comfort using automation and technology to transact, and increasing demand for audience-driven buying.

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  • FreeWheel VMR: Desktop Declines to 34% of Ad Views as Entertainment Focus Grows

    FreeWheel has released its Q2 2016 Video Monetization Report, once again sharing valuable insights on premium video viewing and monetization. Continuing its precipitous drop from prior quarters, desktop’s share of video ad viewing declined to 34%, its lowest level yet in the U.S. That was down from over 62% one year ago, in Q2 ’15 and 90% just 3 years ago, in Q2 ’13.

    While desktop’s number of ad views has stayed steady, the rapid growth of mobile and connected devices has exploded, up 60% in each of the past 2 quarters alone. In Europe, desktop viewing is stronger than in the U.S., with a 43% share, though that’s down from 66% a year ago.

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  • Facebook’s Video Miscalculation is a Setback, Not a Disaster

    The revelation that Facebook miscalculated the average time viewers watch videos on its platform is an embarrassment and a setback for the company, but it’s hardly a disaster for it or for the online video industry.

    First, let’s all admit - any of us who has ever created a spreadsheet has, at one time or another referenced the wrong cell when creating formulas. And the more complicated the formula (and the later into the night it was created!), the more likely there will be an error in a cell reference. Often that error is subsequently caught by a colleague or a manager, looking things over with a fresh eye and methodical approach.

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  • Fourteen Initial Sponsors for SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Advertising Summit

    Fourteen industry-leading companies are on board as the initial sponsors of VideoNuze’s SHIFT // 2016 Programmatic Video & TV Advertising Summit on Wednesday, November 30th in NYC. This will be our 2nd annual SHIFT conference, following the success of our inaugural event last year which drew 375+ attendees and 50 executive speakers.

    The initial group of sponsors includes Premier Partners Altitude Digital, AOL, DashBid, SpotX, VertaMedia and Videology, along with Headline Partners Alphonso, Beachfront Media, FreeWheel, Genesis Media, Placemedia, TiVo Research and WideOrbit, plus Branding Partner Roku.

    I’m incredibly grateful that all of these companies are supporting SHIFT // 2016. There are additional sponsorship opportunities available; please contact me if you’d like to learn more.



    The SHIFT // 2016 program is coming together nicely and will be laser-focused on key topics in programmatic video & TV advertising. The program will include a mix of keynote interviews, panel discussions, fireside chats and research presentations. As always the goal is to provide attendees with insights and data that are valuable in both day-to-day and longer-range planning. Stay tuned for more information on the program and our initial group of speakers.

    Early bird discounted tickets are now available. I hope you’ll join us on November 30th!

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  • Blending Original Video and Programmatic: Interview With Eddie Lee, VP, 495 Communications

    I recently had a chance to talk with Eddie Lee, who is VP of Programmatic at 495 Communications, which combines original travel-related video and programmatic video advertising. Eddie brought me up to speed on the company and their recently launched 495 QeX product. Following is a transcript.

    VideoNuze: Explain the multiple parts of 495 Communications' business and how they work together?
     
    Eddie Lee: 495 Communications has two subsets on the supply side: one being a large publisher-direct network and the other side being our O&O content, HTML5 player (SavvyGo), and Travelsavvy.tv - true cross device inventory (desktop, mobile and CTV/OTT apps).   Using our own proprietary RTB exchange, we are able to service advertisers and demand partners by providing them quality traffic, in scale.

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  • Perspective What's this? The (near) Future of Video Advertising After Flash is Killed

    Flash became popular in the early 2000s for good reason - it added interactivity and polished design to the Web.  Over the last few years, Flash has been operational and has been very important when using websites like YouTube and Hulu, among other sites.

    However, with the emergence of HTML5, especially since the beginning of 2016, the Flash ad has seemingly become useless and has lost trend over the past few years. There are predictions that showing Google will finally close this ad type by the end of this year, 2016. I also predict that the majority of advertisers will need to shift their video ad supply to be delivered in HTML5 format, while currently, about 30% of the ads worldwide are in the HTML5 player (according to Selectmedia’a server stats from Aug/2016).

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