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.

Tribune Picks Taboola For TV Sites’ Content Marketing: Report

Big media companies are increasingly keen on locking in long-term native advertising commitments, if the latest of two big announcements this week is anything to go by. Tribune Media’s broadcast subsidiary Tribune Broadcasting, whose TV stations include KTLA of Los Angeles and WGN-TV of Chicago, is about to announce an…

Mediaocean Extends Digital Video Ads With Videology

Mediaocean, which currently helps ad buyers plan, execute and analyze advertising on TV using software, is about to get greater traction in the online video world, through a partnership with Videology. The integration will make online video ad inventory amassed by Videology buyable by Mediaocean‘s customers within their existing dashboard…

Digital Means ‘World Of Opportunity’: DigitasLBi’s Shlachter

NAPA, CA — As much as it poses challenges, the ongoing explosion in digital media is also opening up a wealth of new opportunities for marketers to reach consumers, says DigitasLBi North America’s chief investment officer Adam Shlachter. “The numbers are there now – if you look at platforms like YouTube… the…

thePlatform’s mpxReplay Enters VOD Encoding Fray

Comcast-owned video management outfit thePlatform is launching a new product with aims of helping content owners encode broadcast material for VOD quicker. So-called mpxReplay can be used to help viewers watch recently-aired shows as catch-up VOD or to start over watching currently-airing shows. “We can keep the same ads and…

FreeWheel Aims To Empower And Protect Advertisers, Publishers

NAPA, CA — Comcast-owned video ad server FreeWheel cut its recent partnership with TubeMogul to protect but empower both sides of the advertising chain, says FreeWheel business solutions GM James Rooke. The partnership sees advertisers use their own audience data to buy video ads via TubeMogul, whilst TubeMogul lets publishers do deals using…

Brand Video Publishers Must Give Advertisers Freedom: Say Media’s Catto

Lifestyle digital publisher Say Media is gung-ho about producing branded content for advertising partners on its content sites – but that doesn’t mean it thinks it should have exclusivity over the ensuing material. “We give the partners rights and permissions to use that video content on their own (channels) –…

What Is ‘Programmatic’? Feigenson’s Three Rules

NAPA, CA — It’s one of the hottest media buzzwords of 2014 – but everyone seems to have a different definition for the set of new-wave ad-trading techniques collectively referred to as “programmatic”. At programmatic’s core, says Nielsen digital MD Andrew Feigenson, is moving dollars that, once, were transacted manually…

Black Arrow See Dynamic Ad Insertion Appetite Grow

NAPA, CA — The TV industry may move from selling in-stream ads upfront to inserting them in real-time, if Chris Hock gets his way. Hock’s Black Arrow helps cable companies dynamically insert ads in to streamed programming. “Through the third quarter of this year, we’ve seen a 250% growth over…

WideOrbit Goes Programmatic To Meet ‘Huge’ TV Demand

NAPA, CA – TV ad billing and management software platform WideOrbit is moving in to the “programmatic” advertising space after observing “huge” industry demand for the new methods of trading ads. “We’re focused on building programmatic in to all of our television to make it a lot easier to transact, particularly…

MediaVest’s Korenfeld: Addressable TV Ads Need Scale Player

NAPA, CA – The promise of targeting individual TV viewers with ads just like advertisers can on the web is certainly appealing to many in the business. But, so far, it’s mostly just an idea, says MediaVest advertising and technology platforms SVP Oleg Korenfeld. “It’s not scaleable enough (today),” Korenfeld tells…