Posts by Andy Plesser

Video Ad Platform Jun Group Raises $28 Million In First Venture Round

The Jun Group, a New York-based video ad platform that places ads in custom video players on publisher sites and within mobile apps, has taken its first venture round since being formed in 2005, the company announced today. The company, founded in 205, has taken some debt financing and is…

Careers in AdTech Will be Powered by Digital Transformation, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong

Less than 10 percent of e-commerce and advertising is powered digitally —  but that will inevitably change. And the looming transformation will provides a twenty to thirty-year “tailwind” for the entire adtech and media industry which will mean vast opportunities for young people entering the industry, says Tim Armstrong, CEO and Chairman of…

Addressable TV Advertising is Changing the “Lumascape,” Banker Kawaja

CANNES – As addressable TV advertising emerges, so are a number of companies including Visible World (recently bought by Comcast), Clypd, Simulmedia and others.  For the new medium to succeed, one essential will be companies that focus on yield management around addressable TV, says investment banker Terence Kawaja. Kawaja is CEO…

Social Media Is Driving Global TV Advertising, FOX’s Liz Dolan

CANNES – We are living in the “golden age” of television which is being populated by an unprecedented amount of premium programming, says Liz Dolan CMO of Fox International Channels.   For advertisers, this represents new opportunities – including powerful brand association with shows via social media, she explains. She cites…

Video Ad Platform Teads Growing Quickly with Top Publishing Partners

CANNES – Teads, the video platform that powers video advertising into the text articles of many of the world’s top publishers including Forbes, the Guardian, the Washington Post and Le Monde, has grown quickly from its origins in Paris to be a global company which is now booking most of…