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Origin 2 min Interview - key thoughts on how independent advertisers co-exist with the titans of TV

"It's easy for your purpose and key value props to get drowned out

or swallowed up by somebody else."

Ahead of the fireside that Origin's CEO & co-founder Fred Godfrey and the illustrious Tamara Alesi (CEO, MediaPlus Group) had with Dave Morgan (CEO, Simulmedia) recently, Fred was asked to share a few initial thoughts on how he feels independent advertising organizations often regard their existence in a highly competitive, $30bn advertising industry.

While in this interview he speaks about the challenges we face when it comes to maintaining a meaningful presence, one area he didn't dive into is the importance of their role within the advertising ecosystem. Here is what he has to say on the matter:

"While the energy and investment we [independent companies] have to put into forcing essential progress in a space dominated by giants can be difficult and at times frustrating, the fact is that the larger an advertising house is, the more they need 'berserkers' like us to break the chains of tradition and enrage the status quo.

They need others to take the risks that they can't and find paths to progress which can be followed once they know it’s safe.

Look at it like this - it's not the job of industry titans to be agents of change; the scale at which they operate is simply to great. However, it is their responsibility to adopt to what companies like Origin, like Iris.TV, like TVision and so many others bring to the table so that they can do what's absolutely best for their clients.

Watch the full 2 minute interview here.

To learn more about how Origin is helping forge progress in Connected TV and CTV advertising, check out our solutions here.


Origin is an award-winning creative technology company whose zero code TV advertising solutions have reshaped the way marketers captivate and communicate with consumers inside and outside the home.

Fusing pioneering CTV ad formats with proprietary technology and direct media partnerships that span the streaming ecosystem, Origin's solutions are embraced by brands, agencies and platforms who are seeking to deliver a stronger storytelling experience to their audience.

Founded by media veterans Fred Godfrey and Stephen Strong, Origin is driven by a relentless belief that the time has come to challenge tradition and enrage the status quo. Learn more at


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