Posts by Andy Plesser

AOL Links with Publicis in Latest Programmatic Agency Alliance

AOL Inc. has been working closely with major media agencies including IPG Mediabrands and Havas Media around its programmatic offering. This week, it announced an alliance with the Publicis Groupe.   According to a company statement,  ”The move will provide VivaKi, and effectively all agencies inside Publicis Groupe, greater access…

Martin Sorrell: Investment in AppNexus Allows WPP to Compete with Google and Facebook

With its recent investment and technology exchange with AppNexus, WPP will  have the technology platform to compete against companies like Google’s DoubleClick and Facebook’s Atlas, says Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP chief executive, in this interview with Beet.TV  He says that Google and Facebook are “media owners” much as Disney or…

Facebook Targets Publishers for Mobile Ad Delivery with LiveRail Acquisition

With its recent acquisition of  LiveRail, an enterprise software company that manages programmatic video ad sales for publishers, Facebook is embracing a big opportunity to service publishers — and, with a particular emphasis on delivering mobile ads, explains Brian Boland, VP for Ads Product Marketing and Ad Tech, in this…

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: Native Advertising is Not Easy

COLOGNE –  BuzzFeed, has pioneered “native advertising” as it has long eschewed conventional display banners.  While “native” is widely cited as an emerging monetization strategy for publishers, it’s not easy to do, there is a “high bar” to reach success, says Jonah Peretti, CEO and founder of BuzzFeed, in this…

Brightcove Announces “Fastest” Video Player at IBC Show

AMSTERDAM – Brightcove, the big global  provider of video management and delivery services, has launched its first stand-alone video player, which is the “fastest” to load, says David Mendels, CEO in this interview with Beet.TV He states that the Brightcove player is the second most widely used video player, after Google’s YouTube….