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Programmatic Video Platform Virool Focuses on Big Brands in 2015

As programmatic buying becomes more widespread, so do business opportunities for the tech platforms that support this buying style. Case in point — programmatic video platform Virool is aiming to expand deeper into big global brands this year as brands pursue more “advertainment” style videos, says Brian Danzis, the company’s Chief…

Jun Group Growth Stems from Focus on Brands’ Owned Sites

Ad tech company Jun Group doubled the number of employees and significantly grew its revenue in 2014, and expects similar numbers again this year, buoyed by its focus on branded video, says CEO Mitchell Reichgut at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat. “We have seen a dramatic increase from clients to have that branded video experience…

The Search For Standards For Addressable Ads

All manner of companies is shooting to make digital advertising that’s “addressable” – targetable to individual users across devices. But when will, if ever, will there be a single standard for that lens? “That’s still an open discussion,” says global product manager Stefan Maris of TV-syncing ad technology service Civolution. “One…

Advertisers Misled On Premium Placement: Jun’s Reichgut

Advertisers are being dazzled with premium-grade publisher names by salespeople who instead give them low-quality sites as inventory, says one ad tech exec. “Right now, the whole business is getting away with it,” says Jun Group CEO Mitchell Reichgut. “The client is seeing the big names (of sites on which…

Veenome Looks Inside Videos To Help Advertisers

For advertisers, “viewability” – knowing whether a viewer has really watched their ad – has become an important metric. But some advertisers also want more granular information. Analytics startup Veenome wants to play that role. “We’re figuring out what content is inside the video, indexing the actual imagery of the…

Advertisers Must Harness Long-Term Data: InMobi’s Cordero

Mobile ad company InMobi says it is trying not only to encourage advertisers to use more data but to do so for years ahead. “Most of the media that I see spent – not a hell of a lot of data is actually being gathered,” says the company’s north America…

NDN Focuses On Data To Improve Publishers’ Videos

NDN, the unseen power behind many of the videos on newspaper websites, says data is the oil fuelling the future of the business. finally there’s enough information,” COO Eric Orme tells Beet.TV. “What really needs to happen… we have to be able to give back tons of data to these guys…

Xaxis’ Gleason on the Appeal of GRP’s for Digital Buys

Despite the growing range of measurement options, many brands still favor GRP as a form of measurement even in the digital world, says Brian Gleason, Managing Director of Xaxis, WPP’s targeted advertising division,  in this interview with Ashley J. Swartz at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat in Vieques, Puerto Rico. “We’ve been measuring GRPs for a long…

Starcom’s Mobile Chief: “Mobile Is Not An Island”

In a digital media world that is 25 years old, it’s no wonder the relatively recent upstart of mobile is still considered a single new channel for planning against. But now ad group Starcom Worldwide‘s mobile SVP has an unusual goal – to kill her job. “If my job exists…

InMobi’s Sarofian: Custom Creative For Mobile Next Frontier

Based on consumer behavior on mobile devices, the next advertising playground will likely lie in custom mobile ads, says Stephanie Sarofian, Executive Director, Brand and Agency at mobile platform InMobi  in this interview with Erick Schonfeld, Co-Founder of TouchCast, at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat in Vieques, Puerto Rico. The former Digitas exec and…