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Putting Fragmented Audiences Back Together Again: A Look at Video’s Audience-Based Future

Could audience fragmentation actually be your friend? It’s now possible to bring audiences together again to create campaigns that are more targeted, more efficient and more effective than ever by combining technology and analytics.

Watch this webcast which featured a panel of media and advertising experts, including Keith Camoosa, SVP, Consumer Intelligence at Warner BrothersAndrew Feigenson, SVP, Ad Platforms and Networks at Nielsen, Jim Nail Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc. and Justin Evans, Vice President, Principal Data and Research Strategist at Comcast Spotlight who shared their thoughts on video's audience-based future.


Awareness to Action: The Critical Role Video Plays in Driving Web Traffic and Social Engagement

Your TV and digital video advertising may be doing a lot more than you’re giving it credit for. The ability of video to generate brand awareness has long been recognized, but recent studies also point to the critical role it plays in generating social conversation and increasing web visits and transactions. Watch this webcast to learn about the important role TV and digital video plays in moving consumers down the purchase funnel from awareness to action.

A panel of media and advertising experts, including Sean Cunningham, CEO & President at the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB) and Natasha Hritzuk, Vice President Client Insights and Content Partnerships Research at Turner and Andrew Capone, SVP/Marketing and Business Development at NCC Media shared their thoughts on the power of video.

Automating and Optimizing Local TV Planning: Can We Bring the Best of Digital Planning to TV?

For the past several years, digital advertisers have enjoyed the ability to reach consumers across hundreds of fragmented web sites, using automated buying and planning to target them with relative ease and efficiency. But what if advertisers could more effectively use data automation to plan and execute their local cable schedules as well? 

Learn about a new approach that automates and optimizes the process--maximizing consumer impact, effectiveness, reach and targeting by watching this archived webcast featuring a panel of media and advertising experts, including Karen Agresti, EVP Director of Local Investments at Trilia/Hill Holliday, Ken Nippes, SVP, Media Director at Cramer-Krasselt, Joy Baer, President at Strata, Andrew Capone, SVP, Marketing and Business Development at NCC Media, and Mark Altschuler, VP, National Advertising Sales at Comcast Spotlight, that discussed new paradigms for planning local TV campaigns.


Trend Insights

The media and marketing landscape is ever changing. New technologies and trends keep even the most experienced professionals on their toes. That’s why we’ve developed our award-winning webcast series. We bring together thought leaders and industry experts to share insights and analysis about advertising topics that matter to you most.

Small Business Websites can be Integral to Marketing Success

These days, the majority of small businesses have a website and if they don't, they should as consumers either find businesses through them or look up a business's website after learning about them.  

Driving traffic to websites via various marketing channels is one thing, but what about that important first impression once they've arrived? In our latest Trend Insights report, we look at how important it is for small businesses to have a well-maintained website that leaves a lasting, positive impression. Click here to view the report.


Cord Cutters and Advertising

Data shows that new digital streaming video services are generally proving to be additive to, rather than replacements for, traditional TV services. Consumers are mixing and matching services to give themselves even more choices.

In our latest Trend Insights report, we outline some of the numbers and potential reasons behind them. We also look at what this means for advertisers as they seek to reach relevant audiences enjoying content across screens and devices. Download it now!


Is There Too Much TV - Volume 2

Last spring, we looked at the buzz surrounding the explosive growth of scripted programming on TV and across a growing array of platforms. Some observers asked if there was “too much TV,” and whether there was enough viewer appetite for all that content.

A year later, the number of scripted programs continues to grow, and now, unscripted programs are popping up in greater numbers across platforms as well. Our latest Trend Insights report updates our 2016 analysis, with an emphasis on what’s happening in the unscripted arena.  Click here to download our 2017 analysis!


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