Posts by Robert Andrews
Robert Andrews
Robert was senior editor, international, at paidContent and GigaOM, where he reported and analysed innovation and strategy at the collision of technology and media. According to The Independent newspaper: "With the media industry in strategic turmoil, Andrews' insights are seen by many key players as essential reading." Robert has previously worked with BBC News, Wired News, Econsultancy and Journalism.co.uk, has taught online journalism and helps companies benefit from online editorial opportunities.

Ad Tech Lets Advertisers Run Their Own Show: MediaMath’s Cox

Larger advertisers are beginning to realize that, with a range of new online technology, they can disintermediate their agencies to take more control of their own campaign spending, says an ad tech exec. “We’re seeing an increase in operators wanting to run their own marketing programs directly using our software…

2014 Is ‘The Year Of Private Marketplaces’: BrightRoll’s Avila

The next stage in the adoption of  automated ad-trading tools, private marketplaces are helping so-called “programmatic” practices flourish, says an exec in the space. “If 2013 was the year of real-time bidding and programmatic coming in to reality, 2014 is the year of private marketplaces,” video ad tech vendor BrightRoll‘s marketing SVP…

Publishers May Soon Sell TV-Synced Ads: Civolution’s Maris

Nowadays, advertisers are starting to buy ads in social media streams that are synchronized with TV ads. Soon, they may also get to buy display ads on premium publisher sites in the same way. “2014 was all about getting the pipes in place,” says Stefan Maris, global product manager of…

“Utopia” Of Programmatic TV is Getting Closer: TubeMogul’s Eadie

The holy grail of mass-market TV through which advertisers can target individual viewers is coming nearer as better and better ad tech improves prospects, says one company playing in this emerging area. “We obviously don’t have that utopic state in linear TV right now,” says TubeMogul CMO Keith Eadie in…

Ad Buyers Don’t Have To Abandon Open Exchanges: VivaKi’s Bertozzi

WPP ad group GroupM made waves earlier this year when it announced it would no longer buy online ads from open exchange marketplaces, as first reported by Beet.TV. But rival Publicis’ VivaKi digital unit doesn’t think that’s necessarily the right strategy. “If you limit yourself by saying you’re doing one…

Open Ad Exchanges Need Open Practices: IPG’s Seiler

After GroupM announced, earlier this year, it would no longer buy online ads from open exchange marketplaces, more criticism is being voiced by ad buyers about how such exchanges operate. IPG Mediabrands’ global CEO Matt Seiler tells Beet.TV in this video that more openness is needed from the “open” end of…

Programmatic Revolution Is “Eating The Media World”: AppNexus’ Rubenstein

“Programmatic” methods of buying and selling digital advertising space have come a long way since they were used only to shift un-loved banner slots. “What started as a fringe trend in the digital advertising space is now taking over the entire industry,” AppNexus president Michael Rubenstein tells Beet.TV in this video. “Programmatic…

Consolidation Wave Good For Video Ad Tech: Turn’s Smith

AOL bought Adap.tv, Facebook bought LiveRail and, last month, RTL Group bought a majority of SpotXchange - a wave of consolidation is under way, as large media groups buy up programmatic video ad tech vendors. “Consolidation is a great thing for the industry,” says the emerging media VP of another such vendor,…

What Is ‘Premium’ Content Anyway? Ad Execs Discuss

Advertisers and their buyers often say they aspire to advertise only with “premium” publishers. But what does that really mean, and is the notion changing as ad tech evolves around it? Three execs from different parts of the industry debated for Beet.TV… Mindshare’s New York digital lead Joe Migliozzi: ”Hopefully, over…

Ad Groups Look To Reimagine TV On Mobile Screens

Media agencies know that TV viewing is diminishing – but at least growing consumption of video on alternative screens gives them a shot at dreaming up a new kind of moving-pictures advertising stronghold in mobile media. “People are not sitting in front of the television like they used to,” Mediacom managing…