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Machine Learning: The Future of Automated TV Buying

There is no doubt that the business of TV advertising and the viewing landscape overall is changing. Recent subscriber losses total 946k at AT&T, 224k at Comcast and 141k at Charter, with some of these subscribers moving to IP-based, connected TV. Exactly who is switching is not clear, but Hulu now has 28 million subscribers, […]

 

Key Takeaways from TVOT San Francisco 2019

Key Takeaways from TVOT San Francisco 2019 I attended the TV of Tomorrow (TVOT) show in San Francisco a few weeks back. It’s an informative event attended by media and tech titans who work across the whole TV industry. Here are some of the most prominent takeaways from the show. Let’s start by taking a […]

 

Is Digital Marketing Dead?

Back in 2014, at AdExchanger’s Programmatic I/O in San Francisco, I presented a brand view about programmatic marketing. My thoughts were that all media would eventually be bought through software, therefore digitally enabled. Halfway into 2019 and eventually into 2020, it is clear that we are approaching that point. As TV starts the inevitable turn […]

 

The New TV – A Marketer’s Heaven. Have Marketers Been Misled by the Digital Advertising Industry?

At this year’s NAB Show in Vegas, Bob Hoffman, the author of four Amazon #1 selling books about advertising, gave a talk lamenting the changes in the advertising business. He started the presentation by asking what the results of the digital advertising have been. He stated, “The results have been tens of billions of dollars […]

 

The Evolving Agency, The Duopoly (Triopoly with Amazon) and the 4A’s 2020

At the 4A’s 2019 Decisions 20/20 show that I attended recently, Nick Brien, CEO of Dentsu Aegis, North America outlined the hard truths facing the agency business and the strengths of the duopoly (Google and Facebook). Despite the relatively gloomy prognostication and the agency CEO panel stating that the key problem was a failure to […]

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