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.

Scripps Networks Keen on TV Everywhere in 2015

LAS VEGAS — TV Everywhere will be a key focus for Scripps in 2015, says Tamara Franklin, EVP of Digital at Scripps Networks Interactive  in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. “We are focused on the TV Everywhere initiative so this year you will see a lot with our portfolio…

More Brands Integrate Social Into Owned Web Sites for Campaigns

LAS VEGAS — As brands become publishers, their Web sites have become increasingly social media-centric, which helps drive cross-screen ads, says Mitchell Reichgut, CEO and founder of the Jun Group, a digital video ad services firm in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. More big advertisers are requesting multi-screen campaigns, he says, citing…

Bravo Poised to Test Native Ads in 2015

LAS VEGAS — One of the biggest benefits of the second screen for a TV network lies in discoverability of new content, says Lisa Hsia, EVP Digital at Bravo and Oxygen Media, in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. “There is so much fragmentation in the industry all over. My goal…

Cross-Platform Ads Can Boost Reach for Some Demos, YuMe’s Neto

LAS VEGAS — Brands can make a case for shifting budget from TV to digital, says Paul Neto, Research Director at video technology firm YuMe, in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. “We are finding benefits in reach and frequency. It’s about how digital can complement TV,” he says. YuMe has delved…

Wearable Tech New Marketing Frontier, but Tread Carefully, Mindshare’s Johnston

LAS VEGAS — The new frontier of media is paved with e-commerce, wearable tech and the Internet of things, says Norm Johnston, Chief Digital Officer at Mindshare, in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. The opportunities for brands are large, but also require smart and thoughtful approaches. “With wearable tech, if we…

MEC’s Focuses on Predictive Analytics, Marla Kaplowitz Explains

LAS VEGAS — As part of its expanded focus into predictive media tools, WPP media agency MEC paired up with client AT&T and Mashable at the recent CES show to bring a real-time approach to the event coverage for AT&T, says Marla Kaplowitz, CEO of MEC North America, in an…

ABC’s ‘Responsive Design’ Geared for Cross-Platform Ads

LAS VEGAS — ABC actively encourages advertisers to participate across all platforms, from smartphones to tablets, iOs to Android, local to national to digital, says Deborah O’Connell, President of ABC National TV Sales, in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. The sites are built with responsive design so they work…

LG Launches New Smart TV with Improved Navigation

LAS VEGAS — Consumer electronics manufacturer LG Electronics rolled out a new operating system for its smart TV at the Consumer Electronics show, and the new set enables smoother navigation between channels,  says Matt Durgin, Director of Smart TV Content at LG, in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. Based on…

Disney No Stranger to New Distribution Forms, CFO Rasulo

LAS VEGAS — ESPN’s decision to offer an over-the-top option with Sling fits squarely in parent company Disney’s long-held approach of experimenting with new distribution. The company was one of the first content providers to offer TV shows on iTunes back in 2005, says Jay Rasulo, Senior Executive VP and…

Ashley Swartz CES RoundUp: Internet of Things, Drones and Wearable Tech

LAS VEGAS — Many of the key advances in consumer electronics at this year’s flagship convention have expanded far and wide beyond actual devices, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp, in her round-up report for Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Key trends to watch that…