AT&T is pitching media buyers a new targeted advertising platform that uses data it collects from the homes of U-verse TV subscribers, mobile phone customers and Internet customers, along with third party data.
Frontier Communications is using a talking buffalo named Frank to get more subscribers to tune into its DSL service.
Online consumers are becoming more wary of what information they provide to online miners and are looking for new tools to make them "invisible" to those who want to learn more about their habits. This means trouble for those who have used the Internet as a bottomless pit of consumer information, Ovum's latest Consumer Insights Survey suggests.
Verizon has filed a patent application for targeting ads to viewers based on information collected from infrared cameras and microphones that would be able to detect conversations, people, objects and even animals that are near a TV.
Advertising insertion technology vendor Simulmedia has announced a new deal with interactive TV widget developer and data collection vendor FourthWall Media to plug the data that FourthWall collects from set-top boxes into Simulmedia's targeted advertising platform.
TiVo said it agreed to shell out $20 million to buy TRA Inc., an ad research firm that makes a business of analyzing how TV advertising impacts purchasing behavior of viewers.
Cox Communications said it is using Visible World's targeted advertising technology to market its digital cable, high-speed Internet and voice products to subscribers. The MSO said it will use
Rovi has launched a five-month trial to determine the effectiveness of advertising across a wide platform of devices including Internet-connected TVs, Blu-Ray players and other devices, the
Targeted ad provider Invidi Technologies is getting a helping hand from NBC Universal in the form of a "small" investment. The company, which already counts Google, Motorola, and WPP's GroupM as
A Video Consumer Mapping (VCM) study by the Council for Research Excellence (CRE) could be heartening news for the dozens of vendors at The Cable Show today showing off targeted advertising