Direct sales are on the rise—which is great news! It’s just that orders are somehow becoming even more complicated, crossing a seemingly endless river of channels. Publishers need as much automation as possible in their workflows, and the tools are up to the task—particularly tighter integrations with advertiser planning and buying platforms. Aligning your techRead More
by Rae Paoletta //
FreeWheel and Operative said Monday that they have partnered on an initiative called “Premium at Scale,” which lets advertisers buy digital and addressable TV inventory in one place. NBCU is the first media brand to sign on.
Traditionally, ad sales on linear TV and digital have been very separate processes with very different measurements. Since the former is based on ratings and the other is focused on impressions, it can complicate the buying process.
“Now, there’s a need for [these processes] to converge,” Operative CEO Lorne Brown explained, “because NBCU—or really any media company—has to go from a fragmented world to what’s next: an outcomes-first world that is data-driven.”Read More