Posts by Andy Plesser

Teads Finds Success with Bet on Video Viewability

CANNES – When Paris-based Teads launched back in 2011, there was very little conversation about the viewability problems around video advertising, but that has changed and the bet by co-founder Bertrand Quesada looks like it is paying off. The company has recently raised a $30 million round and has over 400 employees in…

Addressable TV Advertising is Here, Finally, says AT&T’s AdWorks Dunsche

CANNES – No longer pie-in-the sky, the long-anticipated technology enabling brands to deliver TV ads  to specific households is finally becoming a reality for cable and satellite operators including AT&T, says Maria Mandel Dunsche VP of Marketing for AT&T AdWorks, in this interview with Beet.TV Not only are brands delivering…

IPG’s Cadreon to Launch Automated TV Ad Platform with TubeMogul in July

CANNES – Cadreon, the digital marketing platform of IPG Mediabrands, will introduce its programmatic TV buying platform created in partnership with TubeMogul, next month with its first campaigns, says Arun Kumar, Global President, in this interview with Beet.TV Kumar says that the new platform has been demonstrated to several agency…

“Tidal Wave” Hits Cannes with Billions of Media Spend in Review

CANNES – An unprecedented amount of media agency assignments are in review.   Morgan Stanley has put that amount at $25 and considers the situation material to the stock price of big advertising marketing companies  Michael Kassan, CEO of powerhouse media consultancy MediaLink, is helping many big brands in their…

WPP Launches Content Agency with Daily Mail and Snapchat

CANNES – WPP is “placing its bets” with a variety of investments and initiatives outside what has been typically been a media holding company, explains CEO Sir Martin Sorrell in this interview with Beet.TV  The latest is a content creation agency created in alliance with Daily Mail and Snapchat, the company…

MediaVest’s Terkelsen: We Want to Away from Demos to Audiences

CANNES – Technology is allowing advertisers to target specific audiences and even individuals, rather than demographic groups.   With this targeting is coming new ways for attribution modeling determine the impact of media, explains Brian Terkelsen, President of MediaVest, in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with him about attribution…

Gender Inequality Moves Center Stage at Cannes Lions with “Glass Lion” Award

CANNES – From a backstage conversation at last year’s Cannes Lions with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the Festival for the first time will recognize the impact of gender inequality on creativity, explains Philip Thomas, CEO  of the Cannes Lions Festival, in this interview with Beet.TV  The award is called the Glass Lion….