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Upcoming Webinar

Addressable TV in Local and Network Markets

Date: Wed. July 29, 2:00pm EDT

BIA continues it’s analysis of addressable TV with hosts Rick Ducey, Managing Director, BIA Advisory Services and Mitch Oscar, Director of Advanced TV, USIM and experts from Comcast, Canoe Ventures, AMC Networks, Fox, and Comscore.

What is the current state of addressable TV? In both the Spot TV and Network TV markets, brands and agencies want to activate media buys beyond the two traditional signals of gender and age. This has encouraged TV groups, networks, data, and marketing cloud solution providers to breathe new forms of innovation into TV sales. This includes deeper TV audience targeting including what is currently called “data-driven linear” and “addressable” TV.

Data-driven linear segments audiences deeper than age and gender by incorporating other data to develop indexes to show where certain audience segments index in specific TV programming. Both broadcast and MVPD platforms can offer data-driven linear audience targeting. However, for addressability, MVPD platforms win with their first-party data and ability to segment audiences based on household data for delivering ads targeted to specific household groups. This then raises the issues of measurement and reporting on delivery of these audience segments, and what TV sellers should do with the audience segments not part of an addressable buy.

For example, an addressable buyer may activate 30% of the total audience leaving the TV seller to find a buyer for the remaining 70%. With index-based TV selling this is not an issue because buyers are still activating the entire audience, it’s just they are buying at the program level where their target audience segments over-index.

Attend this webinar to learn what this new addressable TV marketplace looks like, how it works, and where it is headed.

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Featured Webinar

Selling Digital Marketing Services to Local Businesses

Hosted: Wed June 24, 2020

Company decision makers want to be approached by informed salespeople that understand their line of business and relevant ideas to help them increase revenue. This webinar examined how to prepare to sell local digital marketing by examining 5 key factors like company types, ad preferences, demographics, verticals and selling strategies.

Broadcast executives Stephanie Slagle from Graham Media Group and Mike Hartel from Alpha Media both shared digital success stories.

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Speakers included:

  • Stephanie Slagle, Senior Director, Brand & Agency Sales Strategy, Graham Media Group
  • Mike Hartel, Chief Revenue Officer, Alpha Media
  • Lisa Rigsby, Sales Strategist, SalesFuel
  • Rick Ducey, Managing Director, BIA Advisory Services

Esports in the Age of COVID

This webinar covered business, measurement, current status and expectations about esports. One big takeaway is that from a local perspective, esports is a promising new platform to drive incremental advertising revenue.

BIA appreciates the tremendous knowledge shared by our speakers, including:

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Next Steps

Esports is becoming more broadly accepted as a legitimate media platform with high growth spending potential in paid media advertising, as well as sponsorships from leagues, teams, venues and distributors. BIA is here to help you assess the opportunity. Contact us at if you’d like to set up a time to talk strategies.

Navigating the Local Advertising Marketplace During the Pandemic (April 7, 2020)

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a major effect on the local advertising landscape. During this webinar, BIA and SalesFuel offered media sellers guidance and advice on the effect of the crisis on local ad sales and how different verticals like Legal, Financial Services and Home Improvement are offering opportunities.

Business authority Jeffrey Hayzlett contributed his experiences on how to maintain business continuity during market disruptions.

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Jeffrey Hayzlett Videos: Economic Commentary | “Five Keeps” for Looking Ahead

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eSports Evolution – Where We Are and What’s Next

Immersive cross-platform screen experiences, interactivity, and real-world passion of major league sports fans has spawned the exploding esports marketplace. Even as major league sports events sometimes face challenges with TV ratings, esports audiences are rising to equal and even exceeding traditional linear TV audiences.

What’s the opportunity for local media companies to drive new forms of revenue in this marketplace?

Goldman Sachs estimates that while local revenue (e.g., ticketing, concessions, merchandise, regional media rights) generates 54% of revenue for traditional sports, the local component of esports is “under-monetized relative to its audience potential.”

BIA dives into the world of esports with leading experts from Activision Blizzard, Esport Advertising Bureau, ESL -Turtle Entertainment and MRI Simmons. Watch the webinar on-demand to get an inside seat to see what is driving this market and the implications for local activation.

Local Impact Webinar Series

To determine the best strategies and tactics for local sales, marketing and product development, BIA engaged with expert speakers to examine the $150+ billion locally targeted advertising marketplace in our Local Impact webinar series.

Watch the webinars on-demand: 

Eyeing Voice Search and Other Top Advertiser Spend Intentions

Local as a Service (Laas): Brands Going Local

Share of Ad Wallet – Five Predictions for 2019

Sales Enablement: Recruitment, Technology Implementation & Coaching

Quarterly Advanced TV Webinars

OTT/CTV, attribution, and digital sales each present opportunities for traditional media and pure plays as they vie for local media budgets.

During BIA’s quarterly Advanced TV Update Webinar, held Tues., Dec, 11, an expert panel discussed the impact of advanced TV sales on the buying and selling of commercial TV inventory and how to maximize ROI for both the media seller and ad agencies/marketers.

Executives speakers included:
  • Brian Hunt, Head of OTT/CTV Advertising Sales, Sinclair
  • Jo Kinsella, Chief Revenue Officer & EVP, TVSquared
  • Steve Lanzano, President & CEO, TVB
  • Jon Sumber, VP, Digital Sales, Hearst
  • Jim Wilson, President, Premion, TEGNA

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