Automated TV Buying Trends: An Interview With Strategist Mitch Oscar

Mitch Oscar has been in the advertising business for over 40 years, having worked at Universal McCann, Carat, and Havas MPG. He is currently the advanced TV strategist at U.S. International Media (USIM).

However, Oscar is perhaps best known for his work forming think tanks—such as the Collaborative Alliance and Secret Society—which have focused on automated TV buying trends like big data, audience-based advertising, programmatic, and advanced TV. “We meet to share ideas. We’re probably one of the last democratic institutions left in the United States,” Oscar deadpans.
“There’s a lot of competition by sector, whether addressable of local programmatic, over-the-top groups, data companies, even mixture companies,” Oscar says. “It’s a crowded playing field.” As a result, agencies are having a tough time.

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