Category Archives: History of Broadcast Advertising

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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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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What Will It Take For Television Networks To Go Programmatic?

Traditional television (TV) is a now a subset of T/V (television/video). Advertisers no longer have to rely on legacy TV to achieve their media objectives. Multiple delivery systems are used by advertisers across multiple devices to get the message across … Continue reading

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Three Television/Video Advances I’d Like To See In 2014

In my December  piece, I identified three important 2013 advances in the T/V (Television/Video) ecosystem that will have favorable impact on the emerging ad-supported business model: The Cross-Platform GRP Online Video Viewability Buying on a Cost-Per-View (CPV) Basis In addition to continued … Continue reading

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Unlockable ‘Unlocks’ Old T/V Ad Model

Perhaps the greatest challenge in the ad-supported T/V (Television/video) sector is one of its own making:  the runaway proliferation of T/V ad scheduling.  Today a linear viewer is asked to behave in a way no sane person would: to sit … Continue reading

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As T/V Fragmentation Explodes, Need for Aggregation Increases

What is aggregation?  Miriam-Webster defines it as “a) the collecting of units or parts into a mass or whole and b) the condition of being so collected.” Both the production and distribution of programming that collected audiences to sell to … Continue reading

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Advertisers, Agencies: It’s OK To Pay For Completed T/V Ad Views!

At my local vegetable stand, I don’t buy produce based on cheapest price. I pass over the discounted tomatoes, close to the perishable date, packaged in multiples and buy the vine tomatoes that cost more but have the color, flavor … Continue reading

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Intrusive, Interruptive Or Invited T/V Ads?

There is a difference between intrusive/interruptive and invited T/V (Television/Video) advertising.  And this difference will play a major role in determining the next-generation T/V business model. The ad-supported television medium was built on the principle of limited interruption and minimal … Continue reading

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What If We Judged Traditional TV Ad Buying by Emerging T/V Standards?

My November 8th, 2012 blog post is in the form of a MediaPost Online Video Insider article entitled: What If We Judged Traditional TV Ad Buying by Emerging T/V Standards? It is also recapped below.  I’d love to hear your comments. … Continue reading

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