O’Connell Ready To Tell MediaMath’s Story Of ‘Awesomeness’

VIEQUES, PR — Perhaps better known to many professionals as an ad-tech analyst, now Joanna O’Connell has gone inside, joining MediaMath as chief marketing officer, to tell the world about the company as it nears its decade in business. O’Connell spent three years advising marketers as a Forrester analyst before building out AdExchanger‘s research and analysis capability. Joining a technology vendor may seem […]


Apple TV Will Democratize TV: SpotX’s Buckley

VIEQUES, PR — What once was a side project could be about to boom after Cupertino refreshed its Apple TV box last fall, with one Wall Street analyst forecasting shipments of the new model to more than double this year. That, finally, is spurring ad-tech vendors to cater to advertisers’ new-found desire to be on Apple TV […]


Target’s Reiter Sees Programmatic as CRM Tool and a Benefit to its Vendors

VIEQUES, PR — Target sees 2016 as a watershed year for the retailer to leverage programmatic advertising for both CRM and to enable vendors to better engage with its customers, says Patrick Reiter, Senior Group Manager of Digital Marketing & Media. For managing customer relationships, Target recognizes the need to engage with its “guests” in […]


Bet on Brands Offering More Personal Services in Mobile, IPG’s Johnson

VIEQUES, PR — Brands will become more service focused in mobile in the year ahead, says Travis Johnson, Global Head of Mobile, IPG Mediabrands in sharing his four big predictions for mobile. In addition, keep an eye out for these other key trends in mobile — voice controls, amplified TV, and ad avoidance, he tells Beet.TV at the recent […]


Better Business Tools Key to Digital Video Future, Ashley Swartz

VIEQUES, PR — While robust, the digital video business faces hurdles for growth in the years ahead, but those can be solved with better business tools, and a common language for problem-solving, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp in her wrap-up report on the Beet.TV retreat. But the answers aren’t as simple as more […]


Marketers Are Yet To Grasp Advanced Attribution: Merkle, Furious Corp., Coull, MediaLink

VIEQUES, PR — In an age where the media we use give off signals back to advertisers, marketers are being sold on the potential to thread each in to a holistic view of customers and of their ad effectiveness. But the reality so far is a little different, a panel of advertising tech execs discussed at a […]


Big Data is Driving Results for Virool’s Global Customers Big and Small

VIEQUES, PR –  Virool, the San Francisco-based video adtech company that provides “outstream” or “in-article” video advertising,  is powering its growth with a data management platform that has 450 million uniques, says Brian Danzis, Chief Revenue Officer, in this interview with Beet.TV He says the company, which had originally focused on building audiences for individual […]


With TV Sold Out, Election Year Will be Huge for Publishers Embracing Programmatic, Rubicon’s Novak

VIEQUES, PR – With television inventory soon to be sold out, there are billions of dollars on the table.   Unable to spend more on television, big dollars will go to publishers who can target hard-to-reach voters, says Mari Kim Novak, Chief Marketing Officer at Rubicon Project, in this interview with Beet.TV She also speaks […]


Remoulding Video To Fit Fridges, Cars… And TV’s: says Facebook, IPG Mediabrands, Jun Group & YuMe

VIEQUES, PR — What are the right length and the right context for a video ad, and can you place them on any and every device? That was the topic of a panel debate, convened by Beet.TV at its retreat, involving executives from major advertising and publishing firms: YuMe chief revenue officer Scot McLernon Facebook global agency […]


Can Programmatic And Guarantees Exist In Harmony? Answers from GroupM, Google, MediaMath, Target and Videology

VIEQUES, PR — So-called “programmatic” advertising – techniques for refining and automating advertising trading – grew up around real-time bidding, the instantaneous transactions that seem anathema to traditional upfront ad sales. But, as the technology has matured, it has also begun to allow for old-fashioned-style upfront buys – with all the added efficiency of programmatic. A panel […]


Decentralize Programmatic Slowly: Merkle’s Delaney

VIEQUES, PR — It’s arguably five years since real-time ad buying went mainstream. At the start, ad agencies tended to concentrate their programmatic specialism in distinct corporate units, run as a service for sibling departments. But, as the techniques have gained adoption, some have been tempted to make the function available across the group. Case in […]


Unduplicated Reach is End Game in Programmatic

VIEQUES, PR — Much progress has been made in programmatic advertising, but more work needs to be done to fully deliver “unduplicated reach” in this new arena, says Tim Castree, Managing Director at Videology, in a conversation with Ashley J. Swartz, CEO & Founder at Furious Corp., for Beet.TV. The biggest hindrance for brands in programmatic buying […]


Viewability Is A Cheeseburger, Not A KPI: Integral’s Lenane

VIEQUES, PR — The rush to quantify whether online ads are actually being seen by users has given rise to “viewability” metrics. But these are a baseline, not even a metric that should be top of mine, says one ad-tech exec. “The key thing is, it’s not a KPI,” Integral Ad Science video GM Kevin Lenane tells session moderator […]


The World Won’t Be 100% Programmatic: Target’s Reiter

VIEQUES, PR — It’s one of the few brands to operate its own private programmatic ad exchange. But that doesn’t mean US supermarket giant Target agrees with predictions, from some quarters, that all media will be sold on this automated basis. Target operates its own Bullseye Exchange, a marketplace in which Target pulls the strings. “I don’t think everything […]


Genesis Evolves In-Article Video Ads For Page Context

VIEQUES, PR — A short, 200-word news article doesn’t necessarily deserve a 45-second pre-roll video ad. That’s a recipe for user frustration. And that’s also why Genesis Media, an ad-tech firm delivering auto-playing video ads on to text pages, is refining its service to account for page characteristics. It just announced Adaptive Formats, technology that serves up […]


Programmatic 2.0 Is Here: Group M’s Kowan

VIEQUES, PR — So-called programmatic techniques for trading online ads burst on the scene quickly, and is now forecast to make up 72% of total digital display ad spend by 2017, according to eMarketer. Group M’s North America programmatic buying president Joe Kowan says that rush wasn’t quite all it was cracked up to be, disagreeing with […]


Mobile Consumers Want Quick, Visual Content: Facebook’s Dugan

VIEQUES, PR — Just three years ago, only 20% of Facebook’s business came from mobile platforms. Last Q4, that was 80%. That’s testament to the changes Facebook is having to make to ensure it continues connecting with audiences. But the same goes for advertisers who use the network, according to Facebook global agency lead Dave Dugan. […]

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