Feb 3rd, 2021
Ampersand's recognition by Ad Age as part of "Best Places to Work 2021" was a great way to kick-off the year and was also incredibly humbling.
Jan 12th, 2021
We’re Looking Forward
It's all TV. The walls between linear and streaming are starting to crumble. Don’t be surprised if 2021 is the year when our industry truly integrates linear and streaming buying, creating a more unified, seamless multiscreen TV ecosystem.
Oct 19th, 2020
Pandemic live sports: TV ratings are down but actual viewership is up
Covid-induced shifts in scheduling have created an unexpected smorgasbord of overlapping live sports programming that is both exciting and maddening. So what does this mean for ratings and viewership?
Sep 24th, 2020
A local approach is a home run for live sports
The menu of live sports content is arguably as varied and rich during the pandemic as it has ever been, which presents brands an unexpected opportunity to builder greater engagement with their core audiences. An audience-first approach enables brands to do just that, in the current live sports landscape.
Sep 23rd, 2020
Ampersand + Advertising Week New York 2020
It’s been quite a year since Advertising Week New York 2019, where we unveiled our rebrand from NCC Media to Ampersand. We’re excited to now announce our 2020 partnership with Advertising Week, which will take place virtually, October 5th – 8th!
Sep 10th, 2020
Even with no fans in the stands, TV buyers must be audience-first
Even without the excitement and emotion of live audiences, the NBA, MLB and NHL collectively accounted for over 100 million total impressions since they restarted in June.*As major sports continue to ramp back up, brands need to view their live sports investments through a more creative and flexible lens. Why? Although the state of live sports continues to evolve, advertisers can still reach their intended audiences.
Jun 24th, 2020
Moving beyond traditional Upfronts: Embracing flexible and new TV-buying solutions
Advertisers must develop new ways to find, engage and motivate audiences. The power of TV remains unrivaled: unmatched scale + reach, quality + professionally-produced content, + an unequaled level of viewer engagement and emotional connection. Discussions around the Upfront business model is a symptom of this larger opportunity.
Jun 4th, 2020
Partners + Insights Series: MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER
In May, Ampersand launched our first Partners + Insights Series: MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER, to educate and connect the TV advertising industry as marketers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 1st, 2020
Partners + Insights Series with Kantar: Advertising through a pandemic
In our final Partners + Insights Series with Kantar’s US Chief Digital Officer, Stephen DiMarco, summed up the session in just a few words, “We’re all trying to figure out the ‘right way’ to communicate during a pandemic.”
May 26th, 2020
Partners + Insights Series with VAB: COVID-19 viewing trends
On our latest Partners + Insights Series, the VAB’s EVP, Danielle DeLauro, joined our SVP, Agency Partnerships, Marion Hargett, to discuss the latest COVID-19 viewing trends and solutions for current challenges that marketers are facing.
May 18th, 2020
Partners + Insights Series with Foursquare: Using location data
Last week we invited Foursquare to the stage for our second Partners + Insights Series! Ariel Segal, Director, Insights and Analytics at Foursquare shared the top trends around location data during the current COVID-19 climate, and how to strategically use location to plan, reach and measure media buys.
May 11th, 2020
Partners + Insights Series with TVSquared: DTC Trends
In our premier session, our VP, Data and Research, Justin Rosen, was joined by TVSquared’s President, Jo Kinsella, to dig into the trends in DTC that TVSquared is seeing in the current COVID-19 climate.
May 5th, 2020
Ampersand and Verizon Media Announce Strategic TV Partnership
Today Ampersand and Verizon announced a strategic TV partnership to bring further national scale and unification of addressable TV to advertisers. With this announcement, Ampersand will now serve as the exclusive seller of Verizon Fios’ addressable TV inventory.
Apr 28th, 2020
Carat Conversations with Nicolle Pangis
Earlier this year at CES we launched our tagline “Moving TV Forward.” Our CEO, Nicolle Pangis, expanded on the messaging and its importance during her interview with Carat’s CMO, Robert Schwartz.
Apr 21st, 2020
Moving Us Forward
“Moving TV Forward” was chosen to represent the progress we’re making as a company, and an industry. Today, the concept of “moving forward” couldn’t be more applicable to both the business and our personal lives. While initially a market-facing message, it’s now become an internal ethos to make sure we come out of this stronger together.
Apr 7th, 2020
Olympics postponement passes the baton for networks and advertisers alike
Last month the International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics, with rescheduled dates of July 23rd - August 8th, 2021.
Jan 23rd, 2020
Introducing The AND Platform
The AND Platform is a huge step in bringing audience-based buying and automation to clients through a single interface that supports both local and national TV buying. Fueled by viewership insights from nearly 40 million HHs, with activation on hundreds of cable networks across 85 million HHs, The AND Platform provides unparalleled scale in TV for executing multi-screen, audience-based buys.
Jan 2nd, 2020
2020 Focus: data, scale, simplicity
It’s official, 2020 is here! Before we all hit the ground running again, we wanted to pause and share what we see ahead for this year. It’s safe to say that 2019 brought about both transformational changes at Ampersand, as well as foundational work. While there is no shortage of opportunity, it will take a “focus on focus” to deliver the solutions that will make a difference to the industry.
Nov 26th, 2019
Advertising Week: AWLearn “Future of TV”
During Advertising Week New York in September 2019, Ampersand and its partners, co-created ten hours of content for the TV industry with a focus on the evolution of TV advertising and the broad perspectives that come with it. We’re now able to make this content complementary, through our partnership with Advertising Week.
Nov 12th, 2019
RampUp: Preparing for the CCPA and Beyond
As privacy regulations evolve, the industry is bringing data collection and data sharing practices to the forefront for the protection of consumers and organizations.
Nov 5th, 2019
Audience first: How to start and end with your audience
While audience planning tools have historically focused on national TV buys, Ampersand is bringing audience based buying to local TV for the first time.
Oct 29th, 2019
The ultimate buyer’s guide to new multiscreen TV solutions
Whether you’re a local, regional, or national advertiser, chances are it’s been challenging to buy media across MVPDs, primarily due to a multitude of TV offerings with different product names, technical jargon and even disparate data sets.
Oct 22nd, 2019
The Human Element:
A Carat Podcast
“The one about TV”
Our President, Andrew Ward, joined Carat’s podcast, “The Human Element,” hosted by their CMO, Robert Scwhartz, alongside Amplifi’s Dave Sederbaum, EVP, Video Investment and Brad Stockton, VP, Video Innovation.
Oct 14th, 2019
best practices in advanced TV
Two of Ampersand’s advanced TV experts illustrate how brands can harness ‘the power of AND’ to launch addressable campaigns that reach their intended customers.
Oct 7th, 2019
Born with a simple vision:
To unify all players in TV
The vision for NCC Media was born by a couple, Linda and Bob Williams, in Boston in 1981.