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.

Digital First Content Companies Primed for Programmatic TV, SMG’s Delaney

Digital-first content companies such as Netflix, Hulu and AOL are well-positioned for the transition to addressable buying in TV, says SMG programmatic SVP Mac Delaney in an interview with Beet.TV. The recent Digital Content New Fronts mark a transition point in the shift to programmatic buying in TV. “We have jumped over…

Building a Brand Depends on eCommerce, Razorfish’s Denton

The agency of the future needs to be a “data geek,” says Shannon Denton, CEO North America of Razorfish, in an interview with Beet.TV. “They need to understand all kinds of data and how to push it through to the consumer in terms of experiences that show the intelligence and make…

Being a Change Agent = Reading Trends, Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan Says

The ad market should brace itself for huge digital transformations in the next few years. Changes that have been afoot for sometime now are on the cusp of hitting the market hard, says serial entrepreneur Dave Morgan, Chief Executive Officer for Simulmedia, who talked about these shifts in the ad business in this interview with…

Adobe Ups Speed for Primetime; Boosts OTT

LAS VEGAS — As the over-the-top business grows quickly, Adobe has added additional delivery tools to improve speed and reliability, says Jeremy Helfand, VP of Video Solutions at Adobe, in an interview with Beet.TV. That includes higher speed video starts, which means videos are launching four times faster. “We want to make…

Ashley Swartz: Upfronts Alive and Well and Audience-Driven

As the upfronts draw to a close, and TV networks take stock of the annual presentation fest, the role of “audiences” will likely have played a larger role in TV buying, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Corp. Despite concerns of a flat market, there is still…

Video Viewing Analytics Drives Ad Buys and Consumer Insights

LAS VEGAS — Analytics on consumption and delivery of video across a content distribution network can help inform ad buys, ensure safe travel of video, and prevent fraud, says Michael Fay, VP Product Management and Operations at Akamai in an interview with Beet.TV. “Whether linear or OTT or file-based, analytics are important. You need analytics for…

UM Doubles Down on Programmatic and Strategic

While UM has been involved in programmatic buying for nearly five years, it’s recently begun investing in a slate of technology to bolster its work in this area, says David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer at UM. Specifically, UM has created a “single-source view” across screens. “As usage has grown from PC…

TV Everywhere Grows Rapidly via Over-The-Top, Adobe’s Helfand

LAS VEGAS — Over-the-top devices are the fastest growing screens for watching content across platforms, says Jeremy Helfand, VP of Video Solutions at Adobe, in an interview with Beet.TV. “[Over-the-top] is no longer an experiment, but an expectation to watch content wherever and whenever you want,” he says. Adobe Primetime saw a…

OTT Delivery on Cusp of Expansion, IDC Analyst

LAS VEGAS — Over-the-top services represent the next phase of distribution for traditional pay TV programming, says Greg Ireland, Research Director in the Multiscreen Video Program at IDC, in this video interview with Beet.TV. In turn, this shift will drive new ad experiences. “Where we are now with more mature…

Media Agencies Need to Change: Nielsen’s David Hohman

The business model for media agencies needs to change, says David Hohman, Nielsen’s agency solutions EVP in an interview with Beet.TV. Many agencies still operate according to an old-school billable hours model, but as tech companies and platform vendors bring new services to the marketing and advertising world, media agencies are going…