In our anytime, anywhere TV environment the audience is everywhere and hugely diversified. Understanding which shows are being watched on which screen and by whom is, of course, essential for publishers as this is what drives the value of ad space. Some of the leading players, however, have started taking their advertising UX strategy a step further by offering differentiated experiences (and even content) to viewers. The idea is that some audiences have different sensitivity to advertising than others, and that optimizing against each enables greater engagement and therefore greater monetization. During this session, James Grant of Freewheel will explore these important parameters and discuss how, together, we can improve the ad experiences and performances.
I've been working in online video since 2005 and have held senior roles at NBC Universal, ITN and Virgin Media. I've also completed VOD projects for the BBC, Netflix, Sony Pictures and a host of broadcasters and service-providers all over the world. Catch me on our weekly debate show, OTT Question Time, or drop me a line on LinkedIn.