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The last couple of months at smartclip were jam-packed with industry events, giving us the opportunity to share the latest insights on online video and Addressable TV advertising. Despite the pandemic, it’s clear that our industry continued to evolve in full force. Here are some highlights as to where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to!

Virtual: ADZINE Live

Sebastian Busse, Director Addressable TV, kicked off the event marathon on 21 October. Sebastian gave an outlook on opportunities for broadcasters and advertisers at ADZINE – Online Marketing & Adtech – News Magazin live. Ronny Lutzi from Foxxum GmbH, Chris Nuhn from video intelligence AG, and Prof. Dr. Sascha Hoffmann from Hochschule Fresenius joined him for a discussion on the digitisation of TV. 

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Munich: Medientage

Next up was Dr. Oliver Vesper, our Co-CEO and Managing Director Media & Operations, who spoke on 26 October at the MEDIENTAGE Special: “Connect! The Future of TV” conference. He discussed the digital future of the European TV market, covering the opportunities and challenges that advertisers and broadcasters face, and how to deal with the two fastest-growing channels — ATV and CTV.

Learn more about the conference here

Hamburg: VAUNET

In November, we launched our long-anticipated white paper, Addressable TV Advertising: New Opportunities for Advertisers to Reach European Audiences. On the 11th, Henning Schwandt, Executive Director Supply Europe, and Lisa-Theresia Rischke, Senior Sales Marketing Manager Europe, presented findings from our latest white paper in an ATV roundtable hosted and organised by the German media association VAUNET

You can download the white paper here.  

Stockholm: InhouseMediaDay

Also on 11 November, our colleagues from smartclip Nordics discussed the current trends and challenges of media buying at the very first InhouseMediaDay in Stockholm, presented by MediaMecca. Mathias Aspvid, Head of Sales Sweden, Celia Ralaimihoatra, Sales Manager Sweden, and Andreas Hawerfors, Sales Manager, were onsite at the Filmstaden Rigoletto, where the event was held. 

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Milan: Product Advisory Board

Heading south to Italy, from 11 to 12 November, our leadership team invited a select group of European broadcasting experts to smartclip’s annual Product Advisory Board to discuss the future of TV advertising across the continent. In Milan, a close circle of smartclip partners, TV industry insiders, and adtech experts came together for an exclusive knowledge exchange and updates on the latest learnings and developments on broadcaster adtech and adserver technology.

Hamburg: D3con 

D3con, the annual programmatic advertising conference, took place on 23 November in Hamburg. Robert Scharni, Director Programmatic Integrations, took the stage to discuss the challenges and trends of programmatic in 2021, along with Lars Schlimbach from Deutsche Post and DHL, Karin Libowitzky from Accenture Interactive, and Klaus Ludemann from Outbrain

Learn more about it here

Paris: HbbTV Symposium

The DVB’s HbbTV Symposium took place from 24-25 November 2021 in Paris. Sebastian Busse, Director Addressable TV, joined a high-profile panel to provide insight into the future of the digitised linear adbreak. Dr. Oliver Vesper, our Co-CEO and Managing Director Media & Operations, also made a virtual appearance to greet the audience. In his video message, he highlighted that while many TV markets continue to face obstacles implementing ATV advertising solutions, notable progress has been made across most European countries with significant technological advancements. 

Watch Dr. Oliver Vesper’s video here.

Madrid: Atresmedia Upfront

Our Co-CEO and MD Platform & Technology, Thomas Servatius, concluded our event marathon along with Maria Flores Portillo, Managing Director of Amobee, on 25 November. They presented the newly formed TechAlliance project at Atresmedia Upfront in Madrid. The TechAlliance combines the adtech technology of smartclip and Amobee to provide a broadcaster-centric, full stack digital TV advertising platform to the European market. Spoiler alert — Atresmedia announced plans to support the TechAlliance!

Talk about ending on a high note! 

The worsening pandemic unfortunately caused us to cancel or postpone the events scheduled for December. Health and safety is our first priority, and we hope the situation improves in the new year so we can all meet again soon!

Shira Leffel

Shira Leffel is the VP of Marketing & Product Education and is responsible for leading the central European marketing and product education department at smartclip. She has lived and worked in the United States, Canada, Israel, Mozambique, Brazil, and now Germany. Shira comes with extensive experience in marketing for B2B technology startups. She has built out marketing teams and strategies—her core expertise lies in content strategy, most notably inbound content marketing. Shira graduated Summa Cum Laude and First in Class with an M.A. from Tel Aviv University, and First Class Honours with a B.A. from the University of British Columbia.

Shira Leffel
VP Marketing & Product Education

Nicole was a Commercial Product Manager for smartclip Europe.

Nicole Gallegos
Commercial Product Manager