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  • Data is the Rocket Fuel for an Audience-Based Buying Future [VIDEO]

    Data has become the rocket fuel behind video advertising and an audience-based buying future – helping advertisers boost targeting for higher ROIs, while allowing content providers to propel the value of their inventory and transact more fluidly.

    At our recent 9th annual Video Ad Summit, a panel including Natalie Gabathuler-Scully (SVP, Revenue Operations, Vevo), Ben Maughan (VP, Business Development, Product, and Client Services, Advanced Media and Advertising, TiVo), George Musi (EVP, Global Head of Marketing Sciences, Public OneTeam) and Dan Punt (Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting) as moderator, dug into the above topics and much more.

    In particular, the panelists explored what’s involved in investing in a data strategy, the complexity of audience targeting models (and who does this modeling work), the incremental value of data when used appropriately and key challenges including many proprietary anonymous ID spaces that aren’t interoperable.

    Data tends to be an overused word in the video ad business, but the panel demystified where data’s value really lies.

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  • Why Connected TVs Will Shift More Ad Spending [VIDEOS]

    At the recent 9th annual VideoNuze Video Ad Summit, connected TV was a major focus throughout the day. In a presentation, Telaria CEO Mark Zagorski shared research illustrating how connected TV enable customized ad experiences that are more enjoyable, especially for younger viewers, better conversion than social and higher purchase intent than linear TV. With 30% of U.S. households not reachable by linear TV, forecast to jump to 50%, Mark makes a persuasive argument about CTVs’ important role.

    A related after lunch session, “Connected TVs Take Center Stage: What Does It All Mean?” delved even deeper. The session included Christina Beaumier (VP, Product, TV Platform, Xandr), Alison Levin (VP, Global Ad Sales and Marketplace, Roku), Harold Morgenstern (SVP, National Advertising Sales, Pluto TV) and Ken Ripley (VP, Sales, Newsy) with Howard Homonoff (Principal, Homonoff Media Group) moderating.

    Alison noted that 30% of viewers’ time spent is now spent with CTVs, but only 3% of ad budget are. So there’s a lot of room for budgets to shift. Ken, Harold and Christina explained how today’s media plans must include CTV to be complete, especially given viewership fragmentation. They also discuss the value of brands, discoverability, data, a unified currency, attribution and more.

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  • VideoNuze Podcast #471: Local Broadcasting’s Video Opportunity; Ad-Supported Originals

    I’m pleased to present the 471st edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.

    On this week’s podcast we first discuss local broadcasting’s video opportunity. Colin provides updates on an interview he did about Google News Initiative’s role. Then he shares a few takeaways from a panel he did, highlighting the new Sinclair OTT service Stirr. More broadly we explore how the combination of connected TV, longer engagement time and better monetization is laying the foundation for ad-supported original programming.

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  • Mobile Video: Understanding the On-the-Go Viewer [VIDEO]

    Advertising in mobile video is an important revenue stream for many content providers, so understanding how to optimize the viewer experience is essential.

    At the 9th annual Video Advertising Summit on May 29th, mobile video advertising was the subject of a panel including Henry Embelton (Head of Ad Products and Revenue, Ellation), Dan Hurwitz (Chief Revenue Officer, Penthera), Bobby LaCivita (VP of Research and Measurement, Group Nine Media), and Colin Dixon (Founder and Principal Analyst, nScreenMedia) moderating.
     
    Among the topics discussed were mobile video distribution in social vs. owned and operated properties, which video ad units work best in mobile video, how offline ad-supported mobile video experiences are being enabled, how mobile drives video consumption for younger audiences and key challenges in mobile video given the fragmentation across many different apps/services.

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  • How Premium Video Providers are Successfully Transitioning to the OTT Era [VIDEO]

    The OTT era is challenging established premium video providers to adapt their businesses to a totally new set of ground rules. At our 9th annual Video Advertising Summit on May 29th, our opening panel shared their insights on the adaptation process and also what advertisers are looking for in where they allocate budgets in the OTT era.

    The discussion included Rob Aitken (Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting), Danielle DeLauro (EVP, Video Advertising Bureau), Domenic DiMeglio (SVP, Distribution and Operations, CBS Interactive) and James Shears (VP, Advanced Advertising, Extreme Reach) with moderator Mike Shields (Shields Strategic Consulting).

    A few key takeaways: premium video providers may be known for one particular business model today but eventually they're likely to utilize a variety of business models, live retains significant consumption and is a a critical part of the viewing mix even for OTT services, advertisers recognize live and on-demand are synergistic in terms of extending reach and attribution is an essential KPI for direct-to-consumer companies using TV advertising that traditional advertisers are emphasizing as well.

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  • Interview with Hulu’s SVP and Head of Advertising Sales Peter Naylor [VIDEO]

    Hulu is on the forefront of virtually every major streaming video trend, so the company’s success is a model for others to watch closely. At the 9th annual VideoNuze Video Advertising Summit on May 29th, we were privileged to have Hulu’s SVP and Head of Advertising Sales Peter Naylor as our keynote guest, who I interviewed.

    Peter said that having a “viewer first” approach has been critical for Hulu. That means being respectful of the viewer experience, providing choice and control and capping ad pods at 90 seconds, among other things. Of Hulu’s 82 million monthly viewers, 58 million of them subscribe to a tier that includes ads.

    Peter talks at length about his experience with advertisers and agencies and where they are on the learning curve of moving traditional TV budgets into streaming. He also cites direct-to-consumer, digital-native brands as leaders in being data and attribution focused, aligning them well with Hulu. We cover lots of other topics as well.

    For anyone interested in learning how Hulu is driving change across the video landscape and what’s ahead, the interview is must-see.

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  • VideoNuze Podcast #469: Initial Takeaways from Video Ad Summit

    I’m pleased to present the 469th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.

    This past Wednesday was VideoNuze’s 9th annual Video Advertising Summit in NYC, and on today’s podcast Colin and I share a few of our initial takeaways (all the session videos will be posted over the next couple of weeks).

    A highlight of the day was the keynote interview I did with Hulu’s SVP and Head of Ad Sales Peter Naylor, who started by noting the incredible evolution Hulu has experienced in 11 short years: from 100% free to 100% paid, from 100% desktop viewing to over 80% connected TV viewing. Peter said the majority of Hulu’s 83 million monthly viewers are in an ad-supported service. Focusing on being “viewer-first” has been critical: capping ad pods at 90 seconds, minimizing intrusiveness, introducing new formats have all played a role. (More on this session when I post the video)

    Overall, Colin and I observed lots of enthusiasm for ad-supported OTT, with many speakers sharing that ad buyers and agencies are recognizing that especially to reach 18-34 year-olds, it’s essential to shift some spending to streaming. Mark Zagorski, CEO of Telaria, framed things well in his presentation: each of us will have a “portfolio of viewing” - paying for a handful of services, but  accessing many more which are free and ad-supported.

    While brand safety, measurement and other considerations are still restraining some buyers, others, especially direct-to-consumer brands (e.g. Peloton, Caspar, etc.) are embracing streaming for its targeting and advanced attribution.

    Lots more to come as I post the individual session videos.

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  • FINAL CHANCE to Register for Tomorrow's Video Ad Summit

    Tomorrow is the 9th annual VideoNuze Video Advertising Summit in NYC. So if you've been on the fence about whether to attend, this is your final chance! Reminder, all paid registrants will be entered to win a 55-inch 4K Roku TV.

    Over 30 executives from leading companies including Hulu, CBS Interactive, WarnerMedia, eMarketer, Roku, fuboTV, Group Nine Media, Publicis, Pluto TV, Mindshare, Vevo, Ellation, Univision, Essence and many others will share their insights.

    In our keynote session I’ll interview Hulu’s SVP and Head of Advertising Sales Peter Naylor about Hulu’s “viewer-first” operating approach and how this has led to Hulu becoming a market leader in video advertising.

    The Video Ad Summit will be an outstanding day of learning and networking for industry professionals. Don’t miss out - learn more and register now!

     
  • Reminder: 9th Annual Video Ad Summit Is Next Wednesday

    Reminder that the 9th annual VideoNuze Video Advertising Summit is next Wednesday, May 29th in NYC. There’s still time to register and be entered to win a 55-inch 4K Roku TV.

    Over 30 executives from leading companies including Hulu, CBS Interactive, WarnerMedia, eMarketer, Roku, fuboTV, Group Nine Media, Publicis, Pluto TV, Mindshare, Vevo, Ellation, Univision, Essence and many others will share their insights. In our keynote session I’ll interview Hulu’s SVP and Head of Advertising Sales Peter Naylor about Hulu’s “viewer-first” operating approach and how this has led to Hulu becoming a market leader in video advertising.

    The Video Ad Summit will be an outstanding day of learning and networking for industry professionals. Don’t miss out - learn more and register now!

     
  • VideoNuze Podcast #467: Brand Safety in Focus at Upfronts

    I’m pleased to present the 467th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.

    This week the major TV networks presented to advertisers in the annual upfronts ritual. Among the key benefits being conveyed was brand safety; unlike digital platforms, TV networks are controlled and curated so only premium content is carried. Despite networks’ declining linear audiences, in the current chaotic environment, there’s reassurance in brand safety.

    With YouTube, Facebook and others playing whack-a-mole to regularly tamp down controversial videos, advertisers face a dilemma of taking risks with digital platforms to target coveted younger audiences, or stay safe with network TV. For example, a recent Reuters article cited research that of 240 brands, 46% reduced their YouTube spending year over year, instead shifting some spending to networks' online properties. Colin and I discuss the complexities.

    (Note: Brand safety will be a critical topic at the 9th annual VideoNuze Video Advertising Summit coming up on May 29th in NYC. Register now!)

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  • LAST DAY to Save $100 on Video Ad Summit and Double Your Chances of Winning a 55-inch 4K Roku TV

    Today is the LAST day to save $100 on the 9th annual VideoNuze Video Advertising Summit on Wednesday, May 29th in NYC. Reminder, as a bonus, all early bird registrants DOUBLE their chance of winning a 55-inch 4K Roku TV.*

    Over 30 executives from leading companies including Hulu, CBS Interactive, WarnerMedia, eMarketer, Roku, Cheddar, fuboTV, Group Nine Media, Publicis, Pluto TV, Mindshare, Vevo, Ellation, Univision, Essence and many others will share their insights. The program will feature a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats, research presentations and case studies, covering the most critical topics in the industry.

    One of the day’s highlights will be the keynote interview I’ll be doing with Hulu’s SVP and Head of Advertising Sales Peter Naylor. We’ll be exploring Hulu’s “viewer-first” operating approach and how this has led to Hulu becoming a market leader in video advertising.

    I'm excited to have 10 industry-leading companies on board as partners, including Title Partner Deloitte Consulting; Premier Partners Extreme Reach and Telaria; Headline Partners Beachfront Media, Penthera, SpotX, TiVo and Xandr; and Branding Partners Brightcove and Roku. Come meet them!

    The Video Ad Summit will be a premier day of learning and networking for industry professionals.

    Don’t miss out - learn more and register now!

    (*Early bird registrants get 2 entries for the 4K Roku TV drawing.)

     
  • VideoNuze Podcast #466: Roku is Hitting on All Cylinders

    I’m pleased to present the 466th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.

    Roku posted very strong Q1 ’18 results this week, with active accounts surpassing 29 million and streaming hours up 75%. On today’s podcast Colin and I did into all the relevant performance metrics to illustrate Roku’s astounding growth over just the past couple of years. Roku said it now accounts for 1 in 3 smart TV sold in the U.S. eclipsing Samsung for market leadership. With high profile streaming services from Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia and NBCU yet to debut, even more people will be rotating from linear/pay-TV to OTT, which will further benefit Roku.

    Like Hulu, Roku finds itself in the industry’s sweet spot, with a large base of users actively consuming, creating a prime opportunity for advertisers to reach cord-cutters.

    (Note: Roku’s VP of Global Ad Sales and Marketplace, Alison Levin, will speak at the 9th annual VideoNuze Video Advertising Summit on May 29th in NYC. Register now and save!)

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  • VideoNuze Podcast #465: Hulu Is In the Video Industry’s Sweet Spot

    I’m pleased to present the 465th edition of the VideoNuze podcast, with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.

    Hulu is in the video industry’s sweet spot. A hybrid ad-supported brand-safe streaming service, now with 28 million subscribers. The best opportunity TV advertisers have to recapture young TV-watching audiences who are the biggest cord-cutters. Disney as its primary owner which itself is all in on streaming, willing to support Hulu’s land grab investments in original programming and marketing. And perhaps the biggest growth driver yet to come: bundling with Disney+ starting later this year.

    On this week’s podcast Colin and I talk about all of the above (and a few challenges Hulu still faces).

    If you want to learn more about Hulu’s success, come to the 9th annual Video Advertising Summit for my keynote interview with Hulu’s SVP and Head of Ad Sales Peter Naylor!

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  • Hulu Tops 28 Million Subscribers as Viewership Surges

    Hulu announced this morning that it has topped 28 million subscribers, with 26.8 million paid and 1.3 million promotional (Hulu operates both ad-supported/ad-free SVOD services and Hulu Live TV but didn’t provide a breakdown). Hulu added 7.5 million paid subscribers in 2018. Viewership also intensified with average time spent per subscriber up over 20% in 2018 and total hours watched per subscriber up 75%. Importantly, 80% of Hulu’s viewing occurs in the living room.

    While Netflix has become the market leader in ad-free OTT viewing,  Hulu has become the clear market leader in hybrid ad-supported premium OTT viewing. This is an extremely valuable place to be as cord-cutting accelerates and advertisers seek out viewer-friendly and targetable environments for their TV ad budgets. Hulu made a very smart move earlier this year, actually cutting the price of their ad-supported SVOD service by $2, to $6 per month, which no doubt is continuing to add to subscriber growth. A deal with Spotify announced in March to give Spotify Premium subscribers access to Hulu's ad-supported service is also likely having an early impact.

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  • Save $100 on 9th Annual Video Advertising Summit and Win a 55-Inch Roku 4K TV

    Reminder that early bird discounted tickets are still available for the 9th annual VideoNuze Video Advertising Summit on Wednesday, May 29th at the Westin Times Square in NYC. On top of saving $100, you also double your chances* of winning a 55-inch Roku 4K TV, generously provided by Roku.
     
    The Video Ad Summit is a must-attend event for anyone in the industry interested in a deep dive into video advertising, especially the converging worlds of online, traditional TV, mobile and connected TV advertising as well as the broader digital landscape.

    Over 30 executives from leading companies including Hulu, CBS Interactive, WarnerMedia, eMarketer, Roku, Cheddar, fuboTV, Group Nine Media, Publicis, Pluto TV, Mindshare, Vevo, Ellation, Univision, Essence and many others will share their insights. The program will feature a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats, research presentations and case studies, covering the most critical topics in the industry.

    Last year's Video Ad Summit drew over 300 attendees; the 2019 Video Ad Summit will once again be the premier video-focused event of the year.
     
    I'm excited to have 10 industry-leading companies on board as initial partners, including Title Partner Deloitte Consulting; Premier Partners Extreme Reach and Telaria; Headline Partners Beachfront Media, Penthera, SpotX, TiVo and Xandr; and Branding Partners Brightcove and Roku.
     
    Learn more and register now!
     
    (*Early bird registrants get 2 entries for the Roku 4K TV drawing.)


     

     
  • Beachfront Enables VOD Monetization with Programmatic Ads

    Video adtech provider Beachfront will enable pay-TV operators to monetize their set-top box video on demand (VOD) viewing with ads sourced from programmatic video ad buyers. The move effectively bridges 2 worlds that have been mainly separate - traditional pay-TV VOD and real-time, dynamic digital ad demand.

    Chris Maccaro, CEO of Beachfront, told me in an interview that in talking to various pay-TV operators and TV networks, under-monetization of VOD viewership remains a pain point, with up to half of all views not monetized optimally or at all. By enabling a select group of programmatic ad buyers to access this inventory, Beachfront is creating incremental VOD revenue.

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  • Research: Telaria and Hulu Find CTV Advertising Helps DTC Brands

    Telaria and Hulu have released research finding that CTV advertising is helping Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brands succeed with their marketing objectives. Importantly, the research notes that the reasons people shop DTC are similar to why they watch programming via CTVs: they care about value, convenience and choice. The implication is that DTC and CTV could create a virtuous cycle, helping the other to grow.

    Examples of DTC brands include Caspar, Harry’s, Bonobos and others who create direct transactions with the buyer, primarily through mobile and digital content. DTC brands have been particularly successful in establishing brand awareness and initial scale via social media and banner ads. Jennifer Catto, Telaria’s CMO, believes they’re now primed to capitalize on CTV for big screen ads, since CTV “is accountable to perhaps more modest budgets through digital’s measurable, data and decisioning outcomes.”

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  • eMarketer Principal Analyst to Kick Off Video Ad Summit, Presenting Key Video/TV Ad Data and Trends

    eMarketer Principal Analyst Lauren Fisher will kick off the 9th annual Video Advertising Summit on May 29th in NYC, presenting key video/TV advertising data and trends. Lauren is an expert in adtech, programmatic, video, measurement and related areas. She has presented at prior VideoNuze events and has been a highlight.

    As we all know, there are significant disruptions happening across the video/TV and advertising industries. Lauren will break things down, sharing the underlying drivers of change and how eMarketer forecasts these to play out going forward. Lauren will also focus on the current state and future of programmatic video and TV - data-enabling and automating ads - and what this means for industry participants going forward. Finally she will share her views on measurement, ad metrics and audience considerations.

    Lauren’s presentation will tee up deeper dive sessions throughout the day. Lauren is among the 25+ industry thought-leaders confirmed so far to speak (more coming soon, along with full agenda). Other highlights include keynote guest Peter Naylor, Hulu’s SVP and Head of Ad Sales, and agency executives Jeremy Crandall (SVP, Publicis Media) and Christine Peterson (Managing Director, Mindshare) in a fireside chat with Matt Prohaska.

    The Video Ad Summit is again shaping up to be a must-attend day of learning and networking for anyone with a stake in video/TV advertising’s success.  

    Save $100 on early bird discounted tickets now and double your chances* of winning a 55-inch Roku TV, generously provided by Roku.

    (*Early bird registrants get 2 entries for the Roku TV drawing).

     
  • Publicis and Mindshare Executives to Share Insights on Intersection of Video/Digital Ad Buying at Video Ad Summit

    I’m pleased to share that we’ll have a featured fireside discussion at the 9th annual Video Advertising Summit with agency executives Jeremy Crandall (SVP, Advanced Video Solutions, Publicis Media) and Christine Peterson (Managing Director, Digital Investment Lead, Mindshare, part of GroupM). Matt Prohaska (CEO and Principal. Prohaska Consulting) will be the interviewer in this featured fireside chat.

    Advertisers and their agencies are demanding that premium video providers enable more of digital’s capabilities: better targeting, measurement, interactivity, cross-screen delivery and attribution. As we all know, there are significant industry-level and company-specific initiatives underway to marry the best of digital with the best of premium video/TV’s traditional brand-building strengths. Connected TVs, which hold strong potential to re-energize the entire TV ad business, are a focal point.

    In this fireside, Christine and Jeremy will take us behind the scenes of where and how digital and premium video/TV are intersecting today, and what the key challenges are ahead. Both have long track records with video, digital and cross-screen ad buying, working for scores of top brands.

    What are these brands demanding of their agencies, what are their most critical KPIs and how are cross-screen campaigns being successfully created? How well-positioned are video providers, TV networks and industry infrastructure to meet buyers’ demands? How are respect for viewers, data, brand safety and programmatic being balanced? Last but not least, what are they critical changes in viewers’ behaviors that inform all video ad buying currently and going forward? These are among the questions Christine and Jeremy will discuss with Matt.

    For anyone in the video industry who is directly or ultimately affected by the decisions video and digital ad buyers are making, this fireside chat will be a must-attend session. It is also a perfect complement to the keynote interview I’ll be doing with Hulu’s SVP/Head of Advertising Peter Naylor.

    Save $100 on early bird discounted tickets now and double your chances* of winning a 55-inch Roku TV, generously provided by Roku.

    (*Early bird registrants get 2 entries for the Roku TV drawing).

     
  • Keynote With Hulu’s SVP/Head of Ad Sales Peter Naylor at May 29th Video Ad Summit

    I’m excited to share that Hulu’s SVP and Head of Advertising Sales Peter Naylor will be our keynote guest at the 9th annual VideoNuze Video Ad Summit on Wednesday, May 29th in NYC. I will be interviewing Peter in a session titled, “Hulu Finds the Winning Formula by Putting Viewers First.”

    Hulu has become an industry leader in connected TV and video advertising, SVOD, virtual pay-TV, original programming, digital distribution and cross-platform user experiences. Hulu now reaches over 50 million viewers with its ad-supported service, making it the largest addressable marketplace for brands in the industry.

    In this keynote interview Peter will share insights about all of these topics and in particular, how Hulu’s dramatic innovation of TV’s advertising experience is driving change across the medium.

    Hulu is playing a key role in every one of the top trends in the industry. It is also entering an even more consequential next chapter - becoming majority owned by Disney and a key part of Disney’s OTT strategy, moving to the front of the pack in the virtual pay-TV industry and aggressively promoting its ad-supported SVOD service by recently reducing its monthly price and also offering it at no extra charge for Spotify Premium members (moves which will contribute to Hulu generating $2.7 billion in ad revenue by 2021, according to eMarketer's latest forecast).

    I’ve known Peter for many years and I’m confident his perspectives will be incredibly valuable for anyone who is trying to learn from Hulu’s industry leadership.

    Save $100 on early bird discounted tickets now and double your chances* of winning a 55-inch Roku TV, generously provided by Roku.



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