Posts by Daisy Whitney
Daisy Whitney
Daisy Whitney is an author and a reporter covering new media, advertising and video. She writes for Beet.TV and MediaPost currently, and her pieces have appeared in numerous industry publications over the years. She likes dogs.

Facebook Targeting A Boon for Marketers, Havas’ Social Lead

CHICAGO — Facebook is a marketer’s dream for video, but brands need to be smart about how to use the targeting, fan base, and types of video on the social network, says Len Kendall, Director of Social Marketing at Havas Worldwide, in an interview with Beet.TV. “Because of segmentation and targeting,…

Comcast Sees Big Growth in C3 VOD Viewing

While TV Everywhere tends to dominates the chatter about non-linear viewing, many cablers are actively marketing and delivering viewers for their existing VOD services. Comcast, for instance, logged its 30 billionth program viewed on demand in the last year and has seen 100% growth in time spent viewing in the…

Brand Pair-Ups with Publishers Can Drive Key Metrics, Maxus’ Bahler

CHICAGO — Working with a publisher partner can be a smart strategy for branded content, especially to drive awareness and visibility, says Spencer Bahler, Managing Director-Chicago at Maxus in an interview with Beet.TV. “We have some challenger brands we represent and we look to partnerships to help elevate what we can…

Leo Burnett’s Geraghty on Branded Content Breakthroughs for Coke, P&G

CHICAGO — Coca-Cola’s groundbreaking small world machines campaign has won awards and reached around the world, but it wasn’t easy to pull off. The goal of the branded content effort was to showcase corporate responsibility but also bridge borders, says Vincent Geraghty, EVP and Executive Director of Production at Leo…

U.S. Cellular Pairs With ABC’S “Shark Tank”

CHICAGO —  Producing branded content can help a marketer stand out from the competition, says Cristel Turner, Director of Brand Advertising, Strategy and Business Marketing at U.S. Cellular in an interview with Beet.TV. That’s why the cellular company recently partnered with ABC’s “Shark Tank” on a sweepstakes and sponsorship for the popular…

Video Ads 3X More Effective Than Display, comScore finds

CHICAGO — Video ads are three times more effective than display ads in delivering brand goals, says Gian Fulgoni, co-counder  and executive chairman emeritus of comScore, in an interview with Beet.TV “Video-delivered campaigns are much more effective than display in terms of a causing a lift in some action metrics…

Programmatic Buying to Grow 52%, Magna’s Rayapareddi explains

Look for a myriad of new ad tech tools to come to the marketplace in the year ahead, says Veena Rayapareddi, VP at Magna Global/Cadreon in an interview with Beet.TV. From user data to location data to performance metrics, advertisers are increasingly relying on technology and data to guide them…

Agencies Benefit from Building Data Management Platform

The use of data will fuel the future of all media buying, whether direct or programmatic, and that’s why it’s smart to manage data in house, says Vin Palozzi, VP Marketplace Development at Magna Global, in an interview with Beet.TV. “Modeling and the ability to use data has let us build…

Magna Global Aims for Programmatic TV Expansion

Many advertisers are aiming to expand their programmatic buys into TV this year, says Todd Gordon, EVP of Magna Global, in an interview with Beet.TV. “It’s natural for clients having success in programmatic to want to extend to TV where most of their ad dollars are going,” he says, adding that…