Viant Sends Real-Time Mobile Ads Based on TV Viewing

Digital audience vendor Viant can now retarget smart TV ads to viewers’ mobile devices in real time. In other words, you might get an ad on your smartphone, laptop, or computer based on an ad you just saw on TV. It’s a technical triumph requiring integration of Viant’s cross-device identity data with equipment manufacturers, automatic content recognition services, TV ad providers, and ad exchanges. Whether consumers will be impressed or creeped out is another question.

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AT&T Buys AppNexus to Leverage First-Party Consumer Relationships

June 25, 2018

Fresh on the heels of its Time Warner acquisition, AT&T has announced plans to buy digital ad marketplace AppNexus. It will provide core technology for the TV advertising and analytics unit AT&T set up last August. AT&T has more than 170 million direct consumer relationships across its wireless, video, and broadband businesses. These could position it as an alternative to Facebook, Google, and others who control their own mass audiences.

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One-Third of Marketers Will Buy a CDP This Year: Optimove Survey

May 31, 2023

Just over one-third of marketers plan to either buy a new CDP (21%) or replace an existing one (13%) this year, according to this Optimove survey. Unfortunately, it doesn’t report how many have a CDP already in place, which would put the other values in perspective. It does seem that CDPs are a relatively low priority: they rank sixth on the list of new systems and eighth on the list of systems to replace.

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