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Zenith CEO Steve King: Mobile Will Be the 4th-Largest Ad Medium by 2016 Agency execs predict big growth

At the UBS Media and Communications conference in midtown Manhattan, high-level executives from three major media agencies—GroupM's futures director Adam Smith, Zenith Optimedia's global CEO Steve King and Magna Global's…

December 9, 2013, 1:16 PM EST

Digital Publishers Are Fighting the Shift to Programmatic Pushing back against automated buying

Are digital sellers undermining the move to automated buying? For a long time, online publishers have worried that the shift to programmatic would undercut their premium business. Some have even created…

October 14, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

The Millennial Male Is Not Who You Think He Is Marketers should take note

It’s the best time in the world to be a millennial man, to hear baby boomers tell it—let your parents or your girlfriend pay the rent, maybe start a useless…

October 6, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

Ad Agencies Flock to MIPCOM in Search of Branded Content The face of the global programming bazaar keeps changing

Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, first noticed the changing vibe at MIPCOM a few years back. The global programming bazaar held every fall in Cannes, France, had…

September 29, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

The Type of Second-Screen Apps That Keep Users Engaged the Most How advertisers can best leverage them

These days, advertisers have to plan their TV strategies with second-screen viewing in mind. But not all co-viewing behavior is the same. A series of studies by Time Warner Medialab…

September 22, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

Commercial Breaks Aren’t Twitter Breaks Nielsen SocialGuide report says only 30 percent of TV tweets are sent in ad time

While Twitter is rapidly changing the way we watch live television, a new study suggests that the social media giant isn’t necessarily having a corrosive effect on commercial deliveries. According to…

September 18, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

Writers’ Room Host Jim Rash Explains How Popular TV Shows Are Made The collaborative nature of writing

Specs Who Jim Rash Age 43 New gigs Host of The Writers’ Room on Sundance; co-writer, co-director of Fox Searchlight’s The Way, Way Back Continuing gig Oscar-winning co-writer of The Descendants; Dean Pelton on NBC’s…

August 18, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

A la Carte Is the Worst Idea Anyone Has Ever Had Your cable bill is basically socialism

During earnings calls among the major networks last week, there was a consistent refrain: a la carte may be in the news, but it's not on the horizon. Most CEOs…

August 14, 2013, 7:09 AM EDT

What the Publicis-Omnicom Merger Means to Media Owners Scale could help mega-agency drive down pricing

It may be instructive to think of the Publicis-Omnicom merger as a fantastically complex Rube Goldberg device that was triggered by Sunday’s signing ceremony. The convoluted machinations that will be…

July 29, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

The Chromecast dongle
Google's Chromecast: Fancy Name and Slick Package for Something Everyone Saw at CES Tech industry sees something shiny!

If you were paying attention at CES—which, clearly, no one was—you saw guys at the Samsung booth showing off their new DLNA-enabled devices. That alphabet-soup acronym—digital living network alliance, if…

July 24, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

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