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Television Goes Back to the Future (Again)

At the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas, the breathless excitement for ad-supported streaming services (dubbed the “AVOD Gold Rush” by one online publication), caused me to ask one question: where in the world was all this content going to come from? Immediately after the show, I poked around some of the new services and here […]

 

Highlights from the 4A’s Decisions 20/20 Conference

I recently attended my first 4A’s conference, the 4A’s Decisions 20/20. It was also my first that focused on the buy-side of the advertising equation. Of course, the entire advertising industry has been transformed by automation that provides the tools to maximize efficiency, impact and transparency. Automation has also engendered changes in management skill sets […]

 

Let Television Do What It Does Best

At the recent MediaPost TV & Video Insider Summit, one speaker said, “We are in a war for the consumers’ attention.” In the Q&A after the panel, I suggested to the speaker, “It sounds like you are in a war WITH the consumers for their attention. Is that really your position?” At which point the speaker backed […]

 

Highlights from AdExchanger’s 2019 Industry Preview

In late January, the good people at Videa asked me to attend AdExchanger’s 2019 Industry Preview, and report the key findings. The 2019 Industry Preview is two days of panels and one-on-one “fireside” chats that focus on marketing technology trends for the coming year. From my personal observation, it’s pretty high-powered stuff. And has been […]

 

Do Six Second Ads Really Work?

We had a bit of fun not long ago, postulating that the television industry could actually create and deploy one second ads. Whether anybody would actually buy those ads is an open question: We played with the short ad concept because we were flooded with :06 ads, particularly on NFL games. Part of that appears to […]

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