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  • AE Aces Campaign for Private School Rebrand

    Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 - 08:40

    Originally appeared in Media $ales Today, by Courtney Huckabay,  August 29, 2017 Challenge: Newly acquired private school needs to rebrand     Comcast Spotlight AE Ana Jimenez connected with a private school in Monterey, Calif. that had been acquired recently. It housed grades K-8 but would be adding preschool classes. This school had a few challenges. They were marketing during the off season, changing the name of the school, rebranding AND promoting enrollment. J

  • Akamai, Comcast Spotlight, comScore, FreeWheel, and Turner Join Next TV as Sponsors

    Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 - 12:52

    Originally appeared in Broadcasting & Cable, August 3, 2017 Akamai, Comcast Spotlight, comScore, FreeWheel, and Turner have signed on to Next TV Summit New York City as sponsors, B&C parent NewBay Media announced Thursday. The event, which is set for Oct. 18 at the Sheraton Times Square, takes place as part of NYC Television Week. “Next TV provides attendees and sponsors the unique opportunity to connect and learn,”

  • Comcast Spotlight, Viacom, TiVo, comScore, WideOrbit Join 2017 Advanced Advertising Summit as Sponsors

    Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 - 08:30

    Originally appeared in Broadcasting & Cable, August 1, 2017 Comcast Spotlight, Viacom, TiVo, ComScore and WideOrbit are among the sponsors who have joined the 2017 Advanced Advertising Summit in New York City. The event, which will explore the impact of data and automation on TV advertising, takes place Oct. 18, 2017 at the Sheraton Times Square as part of B&C parent NewBay Media’s NYC Television Week. The full list of current summit Gold sponsors

  • Comcast Launches Advanced Advertising Group

    Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 - 11:13

    By: Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News on June 19, 2017 Comcast has introduced an Advanced Advertising Group that also includes Comcast Spotlight, the company's advertising sales division.  Comcast, which timed the announcement with Cannes Lions, also announced that David Clark, the former president of The Weather Channel, will be joining the company next month as executive vice president and general manager, Advanced Advertising, Clark, who will join Comcast next month and report

  • Comcast Promotes Marcien Jenckes to President, Advertising

    Monday, May 8, 2017 - 08:58

    By: Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News on May 5, 2017   Comcast Cable has promoted Marcien Jenckes to president, advertising, where he now heads up all of the company’s advertising assets and businesses, including Comcast Spotlight. Word of Jenckes’s new role at Comcast has been circulating for weeks, but is now confirmed by his updated bio on Comcast’s corporate web site. Jenckes most recently was EVP, consumer services at Comcast Cable, where he oversaw the co

You Say You Want A Revolution? Data And Analytics Are Transforming Political Marketing

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Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:11

By: Dan Sinagoga, appeared in Campaigns & Elections on March 8th, 2016


September 26, 1960. If you immediately recognized that as a date that had a profound impact on U.S. electoral history, you qualify as a political junkie.

In case that date didn’t immediately ring a bell, I’ll remind you: John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon squared off in the first nationally televised political debate, drawing an audience of roughly 80 million, or half the U.S. population. The well-known results: those who listened to the debate on radio generally felt Nixon won. But on TV, the contrast between the young, vivacious Kennedy and Nixon, pale and underweight from a recent hospital stay, led viewers to the opposite conclusion.

The debate marked a sea change in the way visuals influenced the electorate, and thus campaign strategy. I believe we are at a similar inflection point today, as research and advanced data analytics are poised to reshape political strategy for the foreseeable future.

Television wasn’t entirely new to the 1960 election: Dwight Eisenhower ran what’s credited as the firstpolitical television spot advertising campaign eight years earlier. Nor were debates themselves new. But with television adoption reaching critical mass in U.S. households, those trends converged to shift the dynamics.

In 2016, we see parallels in political marketing. Certainly, research and analytics have been at the core of advertising strategy for decades. What’s new is the amount and depth of data, and technology that allows it to be segmented in seemingly endless ways.

You Say You Want A Revolution? Data And Analytics Are Transforming Political Marketing