Targeted Ads? TV Can Do That Now Too

TV networks and marketers are harnessing new “Big Data” tools to target ads by matching viewers of niche shows with their shopping preferences, making the television ad landscape more like the online one. The marketing minds at Choice Hotels International Inc., which owns Comfort Inn and Sleep Inn, used to figure that ABC’s “Good Morning America” was(…)

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Streaming on Connected-TVs Continues to Rise (Study)

About two years ago, Crackle teamed up with Frank N. Magid associates to study how people consume video entertainment. Called “The New Living Room,” the study just released its second year results, which found that streaming movies and TV shows through set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and smart TVs has become the preferred way to watch TV content.(…)

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Apple Prepping iAds for Programmatic Buying

Apple is readying itself to open its app advertising inventory to programmatic buyers, according to a hastily-deleted press release published by ad tech company Rubicon Project. The release announced the company was partnering with Apple to make the vast array of Apple’s app ecosystem accessible to brands through Rubicon’s direct order automation platform. The move is likely(…)

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