Seven creates Advanced Advertising division

By AdNews | 5 December 2023
Alex Tansley.

The Seven Network has created an Advanced Advertising division to drive the development and launch of new trading models across Seven’s national converged total TV ecosystem.

The team has been set up to lead Phoenix, which brings together the reach and audience of the screens of Seven and 7plus for brands to invest across the capital cities, regional Australia and digital all in one place. It will be the first time dynamic trading has been available for regional markets.

Seven’s Alex Tansley has been appointed head of Advanced Advertising. He was previously head of converged audience trading, responsible for developing and delivering Seven’s strategy across converged total TV audience trading solutions.

Joining him in the new team is Liz Beverley as campaign delivery and optimisation manager. She joins Seven after 14 years at Multi Channel Network/Foxtel Media, where she worked across various departments including sales, training and development, and ad operations.

Matt Murphy has been appointed to the Advanced Advertising division as audience predictions manager, responsible for driving advanced audience forecasting models across all of Seven’s content and inventory. He was previously a senior insights analyst at Seven and also worked at Multi Channel Network/Foxtel Media and Network 10.

Tansley said with Phoenix, Seven is creating the future of total TV audience trading in Australia, underpinned by world-leading technology.

"The Advanced Advertising team will place the client at the forefront of everything we do, ensuring more effective and efficient outcomes across all campaigns," he said.

“Our new team will fuel strong growth in the process and capability of the Seven sales teams across the country, scaling up our converged TV offering while also accelerating our dynamic audience trading capabilities with the new Phoenix system.”

Seven West Media chief revenue officer, Kurt Burnette, said Phoenix and the Advanced Advertising team will provide new ways of buying total TV and deliver a guaranteed, seamless and effective audience delivery as measured by VOZ, along with attribution tools and data enrichment direct from 7REDIQ, which incorporates the customer data platform for over 13.5 million registered 7plus users.

“In the increasingly complex world of media fragmentation and trading, Phoenix is simple and powerful," he said.

“Phoenix will use inventory optimisation and AI audience prediction engines to deliver guaranteed outcomes – every channel, every zone, every market, separate or converged, however our customers choose to engage. It means clients will be able to do more with their budgets and reach more people, more efficiently and effectively, with even more accountability.”

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