Both the wide-ranging brand awareness benefits of traditional broadcast TV advertising and the precise targeting capabilities of digital marketing are known for their mass ability to draw in potential customers.

Performance TV advertising combines the benefits of these two unique marketing tools—creating what many see as the advertising channel of the future.

What Is Performance TV Advertising?

Performance TV is streamed on a connected TV (CTV) and gives marketers the capability to deliver targeted, measurable television ads.

In years past, it was nearly impossible to measure the performance of television ads. Performance TV brings TV ad buying into the future by allowing campaign managers to definitively track campaign conversions and optimize their campaigns away from what doesn’t work to what does.

How Does Performance TV Differ From Traditional TV Advertising?

One difference between performance TV and traditional TV advertising is that traditional TV is programmed, watched, and scheduled through cable or satellite, and performance TV is powered by an Internet connection. This key difference gives performance TV the capability to target and measure audiences. Advertising on traditional TV can sometimes feel like a shot in the dark because there is no definitive way to measure results—so advertisers must rely on broad reach and frequency measures and post-campaign lift studies.

Additionally, traditional TV program viewing is predetermined by the scheduled lineup of shows. Performance TV, on the other hand, allows users to pick and choose what shows they want to watch, when, and where. Performance TV allows marketers to show viewers advertisements specific to their buying behavior and sensibilities. In contrast, traditional TV advertisements are scheduled in advance, much like the programs offered on traditional TV.

Performance TV Examples

Performance TV advertising combines the creative punch of traditional television advertising with the in-depth analysis and measurement of digital marketing. A real-world example of performance TV is Amazon’s latest deal with the NFL to exclusively broadcast Thursday Night Football for the next ten years.

On Amazon’s Prime Video platform, brands can see how their commercials impact buyer habits in the Amazon store.

For example, when an Old Spice commercial plays during Thursday Night Football—Amazon can tell Old Spice how many people saw their ad, the exact demographics of viewership, and how many people searched for Old Spice products in the Amazon store after the commercial aired.

These insights into television commercials give brands a great advantage—allowing them to learn how their creatives are performing in real time.

Advantages of Performance TV

Performance TV is the future of performance marketing. The two main advantages of performance TV advertising are the ability to:

  • Deterministically or definitively track conversions from your campaign
  • Optimize those campaigns away from what doesn’t work towards what does to drive better performance

What Is Connected TV?

Performance TV advertising is done through connected TV, which allows marketers to report on their performance in TV campaigns. These devices connect directly to the Internet and support television streaming. CTV is a form of OTT, the delivery method of video/TV content online—typically through on-demand streaming that is “over the top of” traditional television providers.

Connected TV device examples include:

  • Smart TVs
  • Connected Game Consoles (e.g. Xbox, Playstation)
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast

Television is evolving, and one of the catalysts for its evolution is connected TV. Connected TV combines the high-impact brand storytelling of traditional TV with the targeting and analytics capabilities of traditional digital marketing channels.

According to Insider Intelligence, 86% of U.S. households will own a connected TV by 2023, and 88.5% will own one by 2026. This jump in connected TV purchasing proves that streaming isn’t just for younger, cord-cutting viewers.

Advantages of Connected TV Advertising

CTV advertising is on the rise. Connected TV advertising ad spend is expected to increase to $31.77b by 2024, according to Insider Intelligence. This increase in CTV ad spending can be attributed to the many advantages of CTV advertising, including:

  • The scalability of CTV campaigns
  • Precision targeting capabilities
  • Attribution and measurement capabilities

Utilizing CTV as a Performance Channel

In recent years, CTV has come into its own as a performance channel because of its ability to engage users, its interactive ad formats, and its effectiveness in measuring campaign performance in near real time.

Key performance indicators (KPIs) can vary depending on your CTV strategy. Performance CTV gives marketers the ability to deliver messaging to targeted TV audiences and measure lower-funnel metrics—attributing the results of their campaigns—such as:

  • Website visits & purchases
  • Revenue driven
  • In-store visits/foot traffic
  • New account/subscription sign-ups
  • Form fills/downloads
  • App installs/downloads
  • and more

Performance TV FAQ

Who Benefits From Performance TV?

Growth-focused advertisers benefit most from performance TV because it gives them freedom and more capabilities in their marketing campaigns. While it might come as a surprise to some, customers benefit from performance TV as well. Being shown ads that are specifically marketed to their interests makes it easier for customers to purchase products or services that are actually useful to them—instead of sitting through ads they don’t care about.

How Effective Is Performance TV Advertising?

Performance TV advertising’s data-driven results have proven to be effective. According to Insider Intelligence, CTV ad spending is expected to reach $43.59b by 2026. If the money spent is any indicator of the platform’s success, then this is proof it’s thriving. According to a study by The Trade Desk, 87% of marketers believe that CTV advertising is at least as effective, if not more effective, than traditional TV advertising.

Digital Remedy Is Your CTV Partner

Performance TV can be a powerful tool if used correctly. However, it is not the best option for every brand. Digital Remedy works with growth-focused marketers to leverage performance TV to effectively drive real-world results and maximize ad spend/campaign performance.

Our digital marketing platforms centralize each aspect of the media management and activation process—allowing you to track all of your metrics with ease.

With Digital Remedy, marketers can take advantage of:

  • Full-Service Account Management – Our dedicated Account Team provides 24/7 strategic support, managing all publisher relationships for you, so you can focus on the bigger things.
  • Increased Scale/Highly-Engaged Audiences – Gain access to our inventory library of premium OTT publishers, allowing you to deliver brand messaging to the right audiences within relevant content, at the right time, in the right mindset.
  • Multiple Methodology Attribution Our Flip platform allows users to toggle between four different attribution methodologies (last touch, first touch, linear, or time decay) in real time to see exactly which touchpoints of your campaign are driving the most conversions among consumers. By measuring and assigning credit to different variables in your campaign, Flip determines the true impact of each one of them on any KPI—providing a new standard in tracking, transparency, and results via comprehensive attribution insights.
  • Full-Funnel Attribution – Every impression of your OTT campaign is traceable to a real-world action—whether it’s a store visit or an online purchase—providing you with definitive matches and full transparency to every touchpoint along the consumer journey.
  • Real-Time Campaign Performance Reporting – Leveraging real-time, machine learning optimization towards the KPIs that matter most, our fully customizable, comprehensive dashboards provide a unified view of campaign insights—no waiting for results.
  • Real-Time Brand Lift Results – Every Flip campaign includes Lucid survey-based brand lift insights, as a default, right in your real-time Flip dashboard.

How to Get Started

Check out our presentation at GROW NY or speak to a member of our team to learn more.

Mike Seiman

Mike Seiman, CEO & Chairman, is the founder of Digital Remedy, a digital media solutions company leading the tech enabled marketing space he co-founded while still a college student at Hofstra University in the early 2000s. The company has grown quickly and is now a major player within the crowded digital advertising landscape. The rapid growth of Digital Remedy, formerly CPXi led to its inclusion on Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing privately held advertising/marketing companies in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2014. Mike was selected as a semi-finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year initiative in 2010 and 2013 and as a finalist in 2009 and 2014. In his free time, Mike serves on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Hofstra University. He also focuses on numerous philanthropic initiatives including sitting on the boards of the H.E.S. (Hebrew Educational Society non-profit community center) and Children International, where he spearheaded the development of community centers in both Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2010 and Barranquilla, Colombia in 2014.

David Zapletal

Before graduating in 2005 with degrees in Retail and Consumer Science (with an emphasis in eCommerce) and a Minor in Public Business Administration at the University of Arizona, David Zapletal had already successfully grown a start up ad network from serving an initial 1 million impressions per day to over 10 million impressions per day. It was his deep understanding of internet advertising during the industry’s beginning stages that led him to another start up at the time, CPXi. More than 8 years that have passed and Zapletal currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Digital Remedy. In that role he continues to help grow and implement optimization tactics across various ad serving platforms, oversee daily operations of the account management and trafficking groups and maximizes ROI for Direct Response advertisers as well as for Publishers. Outside of Digital Remedy, Zapletal commits his efforts to an organization called Camp Dream Street, a camping program for children with disabilities, where he serves on the Board of Directors.

Jeff Reitzen

Jeff has worked in multiple facets of the online industry, from sales to operations as well as consumer engagement, content analytics and most recently in data optimization. His career began as a wedding, bar mitzvah, and Sweet 16 DJ where he learned the delicate balance of crowd energy management. Quickly, this skill made him incredibly successful in managing online sales for Geico. He joined CPXi at its startup stage as employee number 4 and has been a key driver of continued growth. His unique knowledge of what converts in the digital ad space, the application of data, and how to optimize platforms for efficiency continues to be invaluable to Digital Remedy clients. Today, Jeff is responsible for innovating and optimizing all Digital Remedy offerings including platforms, systems, tools, and internal processes—ensuring the organization remains on the precipice of the marketplace.

Mike Juhas

Mike Juhas, has over 13+ years of experience in ad tech client services, working with brands, agencies, and publishers ranging from top 10 advertisers to small regional organizations, to rep firms, holding companies and independent shops. An integral member of the Digital Remedy team, Juhas leads all client relationships, including facilitating onboarding and integration, establishing relationship protocols, overseeing Quarterly Business Reviews and status meetings, navigating financial coordination, and overseeing 24/7 team support. His specialties include consultative services, planning strategy, and account management disciplines. Juhas lives in New Canaan, CT with his wife and two daughters, and their dog, Perry–the unofficial company mascot.

TJ Sullivan

TJ Sullivan has over 20 years of media sales and leadership experience. His knowledge of the digital media landscape, ability to develop strategic solutions that solve brand challenges, and talent for motivating sales teams, have made him a vital member of several media and ad tech organizations. Before joining Digital Remedy, Sullivan was VP, Connections at iHeart Media, a cross-divisional group that enabled national advertisers to seamlessly work with multiple iHeart business units; CRO of Reelcontent, a video distribution company for brands; SVP of sales at AdoTube, a video ad network; and was Co-Founder and SVP of video measurement company, OpenSlate—for which he is still an advisor.

Sullivan had served as the President of 212, New York’s Interactive Advertising Club, and currently advises many early stage start-ups in the programmatic and video space. Notably, RUN (sold to Publicis in 2014), Futures Media, Transmit.Live, and Kubient.

Outside of his work in the media industry, Sullivan sits on the Board of St. Elizabeth School in Wyckoff, New Jersey and the Advancement Committee of St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

IP Zone: Leverage the relationship between users and the location of their IP addresses in a cookie-free, safe and scalable way.

Behavioral: Combine first party with network analytics and enormous scale to define custom audience channels that are optimized to sites with high brand engagement.

Demographic: Reach the right audience based on demographic characteristics such as age, gender and income.

Mobile Device: Target users by mobile device type (Smartphone, tablet, etc.), carrier and operating system.

Geo-Location: Target your audience residential cluster, proximity to retail locations, campaign level DMAs and more.

Contextual: Place a relevant ad in front of a user who is reading content that contains specific terms.

Buying Power and Quality

Let’s be honest. Your ad ops are limited by your access to only a handful of channels and DSPs. You want more reach and better prices, but don’t want to sacrifice quality in order to achieve those goals. Digital Remedy has access to a vast multitude of channels based on relationships we’ve cultivated over nearly 20 years in business. That means we get the best prices, have personal relationships, and don’t get sent to voicemail when we call.

It also means that we can execute omni-channel ad ops for better prices than an internal team, while ensuring the quality is up to industry standards. On top of access to all sorts of specific audiences we’re able to to leverage first- and third-party data across all your campaigns and pivot across platforms based on results. Any campaign, any budget, any platform, any audience. Digital Remedy backed by AdReady is restriction free ad ops….and what could be better than that?

Resources, Time, and Overhead

When was the last time you enjoyed balancing budgets, reading resumes, dealing with aggressive sales teams, or wasting years of time for small gains in performance. By partnering with Digital Remedy you get the full support of $30m in OPEX including marketing teams, sales teams, and a dedicated 24/7 ad operations team. No hiring new employees for media optimization, business development, or account management. No months of training and on-boarding. No long meetings crafting sales materials. Just your team focused on making deals, and our teams and tech focused on supporting and executing those deals in a tech-enabled, digital ecosystem designed to get the most out of any KPI.

Reporting and Support

How nice would it be to have all of your data and insights in one location. We don’t mean an excel sheet sent out once a week with complicated charts, or an XML file with pages and pages and pages of tables (what is this, 2003?). We mean a fully customizable dashboard reporting in real time, or as real time as possible. You get to decide the how, what, and when of the reporting you’re seeing. And that’s ALL of the how, what, and when’s. If you want to see breakouts of all of the individual campaigns in your system, done. If you want broad scope comparisons of all of the campaigns in the last year, done. If you want to see CTR’s for specific audiences and compare them to CPM for your best performing advertiser but limit the scope to campaigns greater than 30k, done. All of this is at your fingertips with the AdReady Dashboard, all in one place.

Jessica Cortapasso

With more than a decade of experience in human capital management, Jessica Cortapasso serves as SVP, People at Digital Remedy. After graduating from Muhlenberg College, she quickly recognized her passion for people and entered the workforce in Human Resources where she gained expertise in employee relations, designing strategic benefit plans, and the development, implementation, and curation of corporate engagement initiatives for big-name brands and small companies alike. Becoming a member of the Digital Remedy family in 2013 while simultaneously acquiring her Masters Degree in Human Resources Management and Development from New York University, Jessica has steered company culture through significant events ranging from acquisitions and a rebranding, to the development and application of our Core Values that shape our daily business practices. Cortapasso resides in Brooklyn, plays competitive volleyball, and loves spending time with her nieces.

Erez Feld

Responsible for the financial and legal practices of Digital Remedy, Erez brings 22 years of experience in precision financial analysis, growth management practices, strategic acquisition, and investment leadership. A graduate of Hofstra University, Erez began his career modeling for corporate finance, and expanded his accounting prowess in the real estate sector. Erez joined Digital Remedy in 2008 as a senior accountant, and helped to create and build an accounting department that could support the rapid growth of the company and aligned with those needs. Over the past 12 years he has evolved through various positions at the company within the finance discipline, supervising and mentoring additional finance personnel, while growing under the tutelage of Michael Fleischman, former CFO of Digital Remedy. Today, he leads the Finance Department by supporting high-level projects such as acquisitions and restructuring, and is responsible for overseeing all financial assets, establishing financial procedures, controls, and reporting systems.

Michael Fleischman

After a successful career as an accomplished Fortune 500 financial professional leading Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning at Cablevision Systems Corporation and its programming subsidiary Rainbow Media Holdings, Michael currently plays a role in the overall management of Digital Remedy including direct responsibility for all financial-related activities including accounting, financial planning, M&A, legal, insurance, real estate and banking relationships. Michael brings more than 25 years of media experience at Cablevision and Rainbow Media and during his career was instrumental in the launching and managing of a number of cable television networks including 10 Regional Sports Networks across the US, American Movie Classics, Bravo, and the Independent film channel as well as the structuring of corporate partnerships with companies including Liberty Media, NBC, Fox/NewsCorp and MGM. Additionally, he was the finance lead on a number of professional sports team acquisitions including Madison Square Garden, the successful IPO of Cablevision and a tracking stock at Rainbow Media.Michael was involved in the creation and launch of Rainbow Advertising Sales which was one of the Cable Industry’s first Local Advertising Sales Divisions.

Tony Pascal

With over two decades of experience in the design, product, and technology space, Tony joined Digital Remedy as a graphic designer in 2007. His responsibilities quickly expanded, landing him in leadership roles across multiple disciplines including creative direction, analytics, monetization optimization, and management of platform development. He continued to grow with the organization over the last fourteen years, overseeing all design, development, and execution of Digital Remedy products and platforms. In his current role as SVP, Product & Technology, Tony leads product and technology development for the company and acts as the go-to liaison across teams, ensuring alignment on all aspects of internal and client-facing technology initiatives.

Prior to Digital Remedy, Tony built and ran his own direct response company from 2002-2007 after graduating from New York Institute of Technology, where he learned the fundamentals of digital advertising and optimization strategies that still remain relevant today.

In a previous life, Tony was a ski instructor and still remains an avid skier today. When he is not leading product development, he can be found working on old cars, rock climbing and hitting the slopes.

Gayle Meyers

Gayle Meyers is an entrepreneur, venture partner, investor, and operating resource in the digital media and marketing industry, with over two decades of executive leadership experience. After launching a management consulting firm, Growthing which is focused on optimizing growth strategies for executive leaders and their organizations, Meyers has frequently been tapped for high-profile consulting and advisory positions to help marketing technology companies enhance their in-market presence.

“Gayle is widely recognized as a leading strategist with years of expertise in the ad tech space,” said Mike Seiman, Chairman and CEO of Digital Remedy. “Her career in discovering and integrating game-changing technologies in the marketing industry will serve as an invaluable resource as we continue to enhance our product suite in the months ahead.”

With expertise spanning multiple disciplines, Meyers frequently serves as a keynote speaker at industry conferences for companies such as Google, Verizon, Omnicom, LiveRamp, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Oracle. A list of her notable past clients who have benefitted from her unique insights to increase shareholder value includes Tinuiti (acquired by New Mountain Capital), Adometry (acquired by Google), MediaForge (acquired by Rakuten), Integral Ad Science (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), and Tapad (acquired by Telenor).

Matt Sotebeer

With 14+ years of experience in ad tech and emerging technologies, Matt Sotebeer brings an uniquely innovative approach in his role as Chief Strategy Officer at Digital Remedy. As CSO, Matt focuses on the intersection between the product, product marketing, tech, data, and sales teams, while fostering productive cross-functional company-wide relationships to inform and influence sales, educate clients, and optimize company performance.

Matt has an extensive knowledge in the integration of data science, creative, and media solutions to drive sustainable growth for companies, with a focus on designing customized, scalable solutions leveraging machine learning alongside human intelligence. Throughout the tenure of his career, he has successfully managed global teams aligned to common goals, encouraged collaborative problem solving, and supported talent growth for entrepreneurial companies including MiQ, Rocket Fuel, and Audience Science.

Jeremy Haft

A proven strategic, revenue, and team leader with over 20 years of experience managing and scaling revenue in the competitive ad tech landscape, Jeremy serves as Chief Revenue Officer at Digital Remedy.

Before joining the team in October 2022, he served as CRO at Channel Factory, where he reorganized the revenue team for sustainable growth and increased the sales team by 3x to drive predictable and more accountable revenue. Prior to that, he served in a decade of leadership positions. Most notably, as SVP of Sales at Amobee and as VP of North America Sales at Viant/Adelphic. At both organizations, Jeremy successfully built and scaled platform and business solutions from their infancy to achieve the desired corporate goals.

Jeremy graduated from The University of Vermont and currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to tropical locations, dining out, cooking feasts with friends, and any new fitness trend he can get his hands on.