Randall Rothenberg

As Media Consumption Becomes Liquid Across Platforms, Brands Better Learn How to Surf

New IAB report spotlights trend

Today's consumer is crossing screens, jumping between smartphones and laptops and smart TVs, watching short- and long-form video at a steady clip, and consuming news, information and entertainment at a…

The Future May Belong to Web and Mobile Video, but TV Will Survive

What’s replacing television is, in fact, television

Television is dead! Long live television! This, the ancient cry of royal succession, is entirely appropriate to herald what's happening right now—literally before our eyes—to the medium of television. TV has…

Publishers, Agencies Must Shift Their Focus From Big Data to Big Content

Superior storytelling will win as 'tech mania' subsides

Programmatic direct, data aggregators, cross-device tracking, viewability metrics. Take a look at the themes that dominated the advertising media over the past year and you come away with the impression…

Marketers Must Embrace the Transition Into the Post-Television World

But the NewFronts is not an assault on the classic medium

   Ad agencies, marketers and the media are awash with buzz about the competition between the Digital Content NewFronts and the subsequent broadcast network upfront marketplace. But all the gossip and prognostication…

The Definition of Advertising Has Never Been More Unclear

Source of both opportunity and crisis

For most of the past 100 years, if a marketer said he needed a new advertising campaign, everybody knew what that meant. The machine turned on. The marketer called the…

This Is Why Advertisers Need to Get Serious About Video

Embrace new formats

We are at the brink of a watershed moment in digital video. The Digital Content NewFronts has become an integral part of advertisers’ annual budget planning. Fueled by the high…

Voice: Cutting Out Complexity

As media is transformed by technology, don't forget who brought us to the dance: brands

Looking back at the last year and looking forward to the next, I’m reminded that many of the world’s biggest brands and companies, such as Anheuser-Busch, McDonald’s, General Motors and…

Voice: West Coast, Meet East Coast

Randall Rothenberg on the divide that still exists between Silicon Valley and Madison Ave.

This summer, I hosted a trip for Madison Avenue’s digital elite—and Brooklyn’s too—to meet the leaders of Silicon Valley on the tech industry’s Northern California turf. The idea was to…