Big-box retailers set their sights on digital NewFronts

The Digital Content NewFronts have always been a smorgasbord of little-known startups, mixed among the publishing stalwarts, searching for their big breaks the one time of year the whole industry is paying attention. But this year, it’s not the little guys with their internet-friendly names invading the event. The big-box stores Walmart and Target, relic retailers with aspirations in the ad business, are making their way to the NewFronts (April 29 through May 3 in New York City). These commerce giants are stepping into the competitive world of internet advertising and media, looking to succeed as ad platforms where many upstarts have failed. Machinima and Makers, for instance, once the new faces of online video—managing networks of web celebrities and original programming—were bought by Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Co., respectively, and withered (AT&T shut down Machinima after buying Time Warner, and Disney downsized Makers.) The addition of Walmart and Target is a sign the NewFronts are evolving beyond content into a showcase for commerce, too: The event is moving away from traditional ad deals, where presenters lock in brands for long-term commitments that last the year, and is becoming a jumping-off point for building relationships with advertisers that could go deeper than 30-second commercials and banner ads. “There are so many changes going on in the landscape, everybody is playing in everybody else’s space,” says Scott Donaton, global chief creative and... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Twitter, Meredith Are Latest NewFronts Participants Moving to Digital-Only Presentations

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YouTube’s Brandcast NewFront Will Shift to Digital-Only Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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Quartz' about-face on programmatic ads has big implications for digital publishing

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