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What Marketers Want, TV’s Now Got

DRIVE by FreeWheel Markets

Recently, I attended two marketer-centric events which allowed me to speak directly with CMOs and other marketing executives across a wide range of industries.  Since FreeWheel is focused on helping marketers grow their businesses with premium video content, much of our discussions focused around TV and video advertising—what’s working, what’s not, and what marketers would like to see on the horizon. 

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OTT Advertising: Superhero of the New TV Landscape

Today, I was privileged to address the audience at AdExchanger’s PROGRAMMATIC I/O conference in New York to talk about Over-the-Top (OTT) advertising.  This talk coincided with the launch of FreeWheel’s DRIVE – a suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help marketers reach consumers across emerging forms of TV, including OTT, Set-top Box Video on Demand (STB VOD) and digital video, using advanced data and measurement capabilities.  

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The New Living Room: Taking Advantage of the Big Screen

Headlines would suggest that TV is dead, or at least enduring a slow death. The reality is that TV viewing is very different than what it was three years ago, let alone 10. How we define “TV” is still being debated. Is it the content, device or pipe that presents it to the viewer? But one thing is clear: with the proliferation of devices now powering TV content in the home, the living room dynamic has radically changed.

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Taking a holistic approach at DMEXCO: Why collaboration and innovation are vital for the future of premium video

Team FreeWheel was once again thrilled to take part in DMEXCO 2018. Still a key event in the ad tech calendar, it is an amazing meeting place for major players in the digital, marketing and innovation sectors.. « Innovation » continued to be a main topic in Cologne; however, this year the emphasis was also on personalisation […]

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FWCE – Demystifying Premium: The Key Attributes of Premium Video

Over the past few years the rise of digital advertising has encouraged a short-termist approach to marketing, where the focus is delivering information to audiences at the lowest possible cost, without sufficiently considering whether it will effectively drive the required brand outcomes. Digital has accelerated the direct response market where instant performance metrics are more […]

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The Future of TV is Unified: Takeaways from the FreeWheel 2018 U.S. Client Summit

Our annual U.S. Client Summit consistently serves as a foundational event to bring together a diverse set of valued clients from all corners of the advertising ecosystem. The event provides a forum in which we can discuss where we currently stand as an industry, the future we’re trying to move towards, and how FreeWheel can partner across the ecosystem to achieve the ultimate goal: results for marketers. This full-day event offers a unique setting in which ideas are ignited and solutions are discovered through the content we share and in the conversation that follows. 

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2018 Key Takeaways From FreeWheel Cannes Beach Featuring Advertising’s Industry Leaders

Cannes Lions once again provided Team FreeWheel a unique opportunity to strengthen our relationship with our clients, partners and industry peers – from the largest TV broadcasters and publishers, to leading agencies and advertisers. Nearly 1,500 top executives from over 60 countries joined us at our beach space where they could network with peers, catch […]

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First-Price Auctions Aren’t the Best Solution for Publishers or Brands

Second-price auctions have been the unquestioned auction model in online advertising since the rise of Google paid search. However, as recent reports have demonstrated, they have rapidly been giving way to first-price auctions in many programmatic ad exchanges.

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[New Research] Engaging The Viewer: Designing A Winning Ad Experience

Premium video consumers have more options than ever before. They decide what programming to watch – where, when, and how to watch it – and even how to pay for it. Increasingly, ad-supported video competes with ad-free subscription services like Netflix and Amazon in addition to ad-free networks like HBO and Showtime.

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Three Key Trends Overheard at the 2018 Upfronts

Memorial Day Weekend signifies the start of summer, and in the TV buying community it also means the start of negotiations as the Upfront presentations come to a close.  While there’s a lot of work to do, we think this is an incredibly exciting time to be in the TV industry. Change is afoot, with more high-quality programming being rolled out to feed the desires of fragmented consumers. Marketers’ quest for engaged audiences is directly influenced by consumers’ demand that brands and content experiences meet their ever-higher expectations. Despite shrinking budgets and inventory scarcity, advertisers know there is no better platform to engage with consumers at scale than TV.

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