A new, and apparently still active, spoofing scam appears to have misdirected programmatically purchased OTT/CTV ads from an array of political groups, luxury automakers and CPG brands that were meant to be placed in public-domain TV content on popular Roku apps to passive apps, like screensavers, on the platform's devices. Damage: possibly in the millions of dollars.
Netflix and YouTube have agreed to reduce their huge data use by making standard definition rather than HD their defaults in the EU-- but a month's commitment in one region of the world by only two of the big streamers isn't nearly enough to ensure that vital health and commerce services aren't threatened by streaming's strain on internet infrastructures.
Sure, people are going to be watching more streaming content -- but if a recession sets in here as well as in other countries, the prospect pool for new subscribers will shrink.
Cadillac is among the brands using innovative approaches like propensity models to home in on truly targeted prospects and reach them through addressable.
With all of the focus on streaming, CTV and addressable now, executives at these leading companies say that the industry needs to fashion a holistic approach that best employs the differing strengths of linear TV and advanced platforms.
Leveraging the company's SVOD and AVOD assets, and expanding advanced advertising partnerships, are linchpins in the core strategy of growing revenue by deploying content from all of the newly merged company's units across all platforms.
Roku's devices still heavily dominate, with 59% of programmatic ad share in this growing arena, but Amazon, driven by Fire TV, captured 19% last year, according to a new report from Pixalate.
Ad fraud in the CTV environment has grown along with ad spend, as in other emerging digital ad environments. An ad-fraud prevention expert lays out concrete steps that media buyers, marketers and platforms can take to protect advertising investments and revenue growth during as this promising channel continues to take shape.
The new MRI-Simmons and FourthWall Media partnership should enable new levels of audience profile sophistication for linear, as well as advanced, TV. Meanwhile, Amazon Web Services' Data Exchange is making Samba TV's OTT and linear data available in the cloud.
Comscore believes it's well-positioned to benefit because of its focus on contextual and Identifier For Advertising (IFA)-based audience targeting and measurement methodology. No cookies will make an IFA-based CTA approach particularly important, the measurement firm asserts.