Audiences or Programs?
In a recent White Paper, programmatic demand-side platform provider, TubeMogul, referred to ‘the unstoppable shift to audience-based buying’ in the U.S. television market, arguing that inefficiencies in the way TV advertising has traditionally been bought and sold, as well as advances in the way people receive their TV content, will lead inevitably to a time when more and more of it will be traded programmatically.
#NotAJoke. Branded Entertainment Oscars Style
February is a prime month for American brands looking to capitalize on two of the largest television audiences of the year – the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards. Unfortunately for the teams behind Best Picture winner Moonlight, and the incorrectly announced Best Picture winner La La Land, Price Waterhouse Coopers’ mishandling of the Best Picture Award winner envelope has overshadowed most of the stories to emerge from the evening’s events.
When do lions praise penguins? And who thinks about Christmas in June? Advertisers do!
In the third week of June those involved in the advertising industry turn their attention to the south of France and Cannes. This year, the level of creativity cannot be argued - from a beer company selling "Brewtroleum" in Australia to an American outdoor retailer eschewing Black Friday and shuttering its doors as they urge their customers to #OptOutside. This year's Grand Prix Creative Effectiveness winner for John Lewis and adam & eve DDB, Monty the Penguin, has us all dreaming of Christmas.