Category Archives: Connected TV

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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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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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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Going Beyond ‘Click-To-Play’ For Mobile Video Ads

Buyers and sellers of online video advertising have been expanding the scope of T/V (Television/Video) ad messaging from the “click-to-play” constraints of pre-roll and mid-roll “instream” formats to “outstream” formats that run within non-video environments in either an “auto-play” or … Continue reading

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Brand Safety Tips For ‘Wild West’ Of Multiplatform, Internet-Distributed T/V

MediaPost’s Wayne Friedman quantifies the early shifting of budgets to online video in his recent article on this year’s decline in cable as well as broadcast upfront ad spending. Online video accounts for approximately 7% of the total T/V nut ($5 billion … Continue reading

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How Cross-Platform Video Plans Can Optimize Reach Today

One thing that hasn’t changed since the days of traditional media planning and buying is that adding a different media type almost always increases reach. Before digital, there was extensive research available not only on the dynamics (including frequency distributions) … Continue reading

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Past Media Timelines Suggest Streaming VOD To Surpass Linear TV In 5 Years

It’s been said that those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it. This week, in  “New Challenges Chip Away at Cable’s Pillar of Profit,” The New York Times’ David Carr opined that cable and satellite distributors’ strategy of bundling … Continue reading

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How Much Could I Save With OTT VOD Plan Rather Than Bundled Cable?

Today I am channeling my “inner Milennial” by doing an exercise to determine what would be a more financially responsible choice for my personal T/V viewing: OTT (Over-The-Top) options where I build my own unbundled VOD programming system, or The … Continue reading

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Advertisers & Viewers Need Search Engines to Break Down T/V’s Garden Walls

T/V (Television/Video) content exists within many kinds of “walled gardens.” Created mostly by media content creators and distributors, these have their benefits, but are also ultimately confining for viewers and advertisers. The question arises: Would building more doorways into and … Continue reading

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