What’s driving the growth in programmatic video & TV and what’s ahead? These questions were the focus of our opening and closing sessions, respectively, at last month’s SHIFT // 2015 Programmatic Video & TV Ad Summit. Together, the sessions present a compelling picture of the shift to programmatic and its potential going forward.
In the opening session, Magna Global’s EVP and Director of Global Forecasting, Vincent Letang shared the firm’s forecast that 56%, or approximately $11 billion, of online video ad spending in 2019 will be programmatic. Of this, almost $8B will be RTB. The panel, which included Vincent and Keith Grossman (Head of US Sales, Bloomberg), Jason Lopatecki (Chief Strategy Officer, TubeMogul), Trevor Mengel (Director, Programmatic Product - HX, Horizon Media) with Sorosh Tavakoli (SVP, AdTech, Ooyala) moderating, then dug into what’s driving the rapid growth.
Then later in the day, our “Looking Ahead” session focused on how programmatic is going to play out and over what timeline. In particular, key nuances were discussed, such as legacy systems and motivations in TV. The session included Lorne Brown (Founder and CEO, Operative), Noah Levine (SVP, Revenue Operations, Advanced Advertising Product Team, Fox Networks Group), Scott Rosenberg (VP, Advertising, Roku), Alan Smith (Chief Digital Officer, Assembly), Rich Sobel (SVP, Solutions, VivaKi Operating System) and David Silverman (Assurance Partner, PwC), moderating.