Posts by Andy Plesser

IAB’s Rothenberg: The Problem with Viewabilty is the Tech Vendors

While publishers and advertisers are essential in agreement over what constitutes a “viewable” digital advertisement, the technology for measuring ‘viewability” is a big problem, with multiple tech vendors coming with vastly different findings, says Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB in this interview with Beet.TV He says that there are…

Marketing Industry Chief: Ad Fraud Must be “Put to Its Death”

Speaking in blunt terms, Bob Liodice, President and CEO of the ANA,  the nation’s trade association for advertisers, says that his group has had enough and wants no part of criminal activity where dollars are being diverted in various ad fraud scenarios.   He says the industry needs to deal…

Lotame is Powering Video Programmatic with SpotXchange

PHOENIX – Lotame, the big DMP (data management platform)  is powering premium video distribution for publishers, explains Andy Monfried, founder and CEO, in this interview with Beet.TV  He explains how Lotame works with video ad company SpotXchange by bringing deep, actionable data to the company’s programmatic operation. Monfried also talks…

Mobile Video Advertising up 13X for SpotXchange

PHOENIX — Mobile video advertising is exploding, with year-over-year video advertising up 13X for video adtech company SpotXchange, says Kevin Schaum, Director of Mobile Operations.  In the interview, he explains the factors leading the growth of monetization of mobile video on both the App and mobile web platforms. Schaum also…

This is The Year of “Advertainment,” Virool’s Danzis

FORT LAUDERDALE –  Virool, the self-service video advertising company with some 30,000 customers, is increasing  its operations around the needs of large brand marketers and advertising agencies — meeting demand for views of branded video content, says Brian Danzis, Chief Revenue Officer of the San Francisco-based company. He says that…

Video Ad Personalization is Here, Eyeview Risicato

FOR LAUDERDALE – While customized display ads, created on the fly for the individual consumer, has become well established, the opportunity for advertisers to customize video advertising has been limited by technology issues.  Those issues have been solved that value to brands is dramatic, says Anthony Risicato, Chief Strategy Officer…