Category Archives: Advertising

In On-Demand World, It’s Time For On-Demand Video Advertising

It’s not just a millennial thing anymore. Media users of all ages are accustomed to hit a button and make a choice about when and where they will consume their next bite of media. Whether a YouTube snack or a … Continue reading

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Vast Difference In Program & Ad Viewing Highlighted By Millennials Stats

There was a time when television program viewing was a perfect surrogate for ad viewership. Since the remote control — the first ad-avoidance technology — that surrogacy relationship has devolved to next to nothing. The good news for producers of … Continue reading

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Are Legacy, Analog Media Ad Sellers ‘Milking’ The Business Model?

I was surprised when I recently tripped over a Verizon SuperPages book on my Brooklyn stoop. Are there still advertisers that pay to be listed — even some that buy display ads — in these ever-shrinking, yet still mass-distributed, printed … Continue reading

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Time For Television/Video To Adopt ‘Host & Guest’ Model

It’s time for T/V to get over its longtime love affair with the “cat and mouse” approach to advertising. Can you imagine the hospitality business constantly hounding their guests to do something they don’t want to — that has nothing … Continue reading

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My ‘Mad Men’ VOD Experience: What It Means For TV Business Model

Video-on-demand (VOD) is a benefit of a viewer cable subscriptions, but still not front and center in the television ad model discussion. So where does it stand as an ad medium today? I had a chance to find out in … Continue reading

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The TV Apocolypse. Q&A with John Osborn.

This interview held by Charlene Weisler was first published in www.MediaBizBloggers.com on February 24, 2015. The TV Apocolypse. Q&A with John Osborn. John Osborn of TV:The Next Generation is someone who believes that the traditional TV business model is entering an … Continue reading

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Is ‘Programmatic’ The Right Word For Automated T/V Advertising?

Five years ago the term “programmatic” began to be applied to ways of transacting automated, software-driven advertising deals on platforms more akin to the trading of stocks than traditional ad buys. Digital display was the sector in which it was … Continue reading

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What History Tells Us as T/V Moves From Closed To Open Distribution System

The dramatic shift in the way T/V (television/video) is distributed is driven by the explosive, Internet-enabled capacity to deliver television and video programming and advertising beyond the closed and proprietary channels of distribution that have contained it for years.   … Continue reading

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How Viewers, Advertisers See The Current State of T/V (Television/Video)

As the curtain lifts on 2015, here are a few observations on our business filtered through the various stakeholders of T/V (Television/Video). T/V is the term I’ve been using for “un-siloed” consumption of content andadvertising by video viewers across both traditional … Continue reading

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Automating Traditional Television Buying Process: Why? Why Now?

In the same week that the ANA named “programmatic” marketing term of the year, a product is being launched that aims to simplify the process of making traditional, linear television ad buys. IPG Mediabrands’ MAGNA GLOBAL agency, the media software company … Continue reading

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