Weather Company Charges Into Mobile Video, Buoyed by Data

CANNES — One of the biggest benefits of data is that it can personalize the media business, especially through video, says David Kenny, Chairman and CEO at the Weather Company, in this interview with Beet.TV  from the Cannes Lions Festival. “Weather is this place that is very personal, very local, uses enormous amounts of data and you can combine […]

 
 

Ad Buyers Need Standardized Viewability Metric: Teads’ Daily

CANNES — When the Media Ratings Council specced out what truly constitutes a “viewable” ad impression, in a world increasingly falling victim to fraudulent ads, ad buyers rejoiced. And then the whole system began fragmenting. Now, it seems, some customers are getting confused about which viewability trackers are right. “As viewability becomes more and more a transitionary […]

 
 

Strong Buying with Great Efficiency are Top Tools for Brands, Mindshare’s Bitterman

CANNES — This summer has become known as the season for media agency pitches, and clients are most eager for “tools and people,” says Jordan Bitterman, Chief Strategist of Mindshare NA.  “Most of the clients are public companies and they are in a cycle. There are three times a year that we do a review process […]

 
 

Daily Mail Leans on Video for Views, Engagement, Steinberg explains

CANNES — Video has become a core focus of Daily Mail’s news service, says Jon Steinberg, CEO of Daily Mail North America, in this segment recorded the Cannes Lions Festival. Daily Mail generates 80 million video views each month, and licenses videos from AP, Reuters, Getty and others, with one million visits a day to its home […]

 
 

Video Ads Should Match User Experience, Teads’ Chappaz

CANNES –To be effective, video ads should better align with the user experience. Those type of ads will benefit both brands and consumers more, says Pierre Chappaz, Executive Chairman at Teads, in this video interview with Beet.TV from the Cannes Lions Festival. Better ads are important because currently upwards of 70% of pre-roll ads are never seen […]

 
 

Artificial Intelligence Technology Poised to Rock Ad Business: PHD’s Cooper

CANNES —  Artificial intelligence is poised to become one of the biggest changes wrought by technology in the advertising business in the years ahead, says Mike Cooper, CEO Worldwide of PHD, in this interview with Beet.TV.  “In ten to fifteen years time, artificial intelligence will take decisions out of our hands about what we do, and there […]

 
 

E-commerce Huge: Our Competitor is Walmart, Not other Media Agencies, GroupM Chair Irwin Gotlieb

CANNES — The ad spend on paid media has dramatically dropped over the decades, representing one of the biggest evolutions in the marketing business, Group M’s Irwin Gotlieb tells Maria Mandel, VP Marketing at AT&T AdWorks, during this leadership session with AT&T AdWorks on “The Dawn of Targeted TV Advertising” at Cannes. The shift in shelf space from physical […]

 
 

‘Primal Data’ Unlocks Serendipitous Marketing: Y&R’s Sable

The marketing industry may be going crazy for consumer data, but data is nothing without insight. Marketing company Y&R’s global CEO David Sable says the “digi-babble” and “BS” about data is missing something. “Data’s not new,” Sable tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “Thirty years ago, we all grew up using data. Today, we have way more sales […]

 
 

Cannes’ First Innovation Awards Attract Ad Tech Vendors: CEO Thomas

LONDON — The upcoming Cannes Lions festival’s debut track for creativity in the booming segment of advertising technology has attracted 845 award entries in its first year. Ahead of the iconic festival starting June 21, a record total 40,133 award entries have been submitted. Lions Innovation, which will see data, technology and creativity intersect, has received 226 entries into the […]

 
 

Programmatic Audio Ads Get ‘100% Attention’: Xaxis’ Bidon

LONDON — So far, the discussion of so-called “programmatic”, automated digital advertising trading has centered on online display and video advertising. But what about advertising in content that no-one can see? Last month, GroupM’s Xaxis programmatic unit announced Xaxis Audio, a program to let advertisers buy at-scale ads in digital audio platforms, including both big mainstream UK radio stations and […]

 
 

Technology Informs Cannes’ ‘Creative Nexus’: UM’s Cohen

Do technology and creativity mix? They do if you are attending this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. “Cannes has evolved over the last couple of years to be this nexus of creativity,” Universal McCann chief investment officer David Cohen tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “Now we’re seeing an influx of technology and […]

 
 

Simulmedia’s Morgan: TV Finally Embracing Ad Tech

Tacoda and Simulmedia founder Dave Morgan is just back from a fun week chewing over the TV ad tech revolution at Cannes Lions with Beet.TV He is interviewed on stage by digital media investment banker Terence Kwaja. In this AdAge article, Morgan concludes channel fragmentation, a desire for accountability and digital envy are finally moving TV folks to […]

 
 

SMG Eyes Virtual Reality Tech, Dynamic Storytelling

CANNES, France — New innovations in video technology are enabling more dynamic forms of storytelling, says Jon Anselmo, Head of Innovation at Starcom MediaVest Group, during an interview with Beet.TV at Cannes. Companies like video startup Jaunt, with its virtual reality technology, are poised to play a big role in advertising creative, he says. That […]

 
 

Marketers Look for New Video Innovations, Havas Exec Says

CANNES, France —  As video becomes more ubiquitous in brand arsenals, marketers are hunting for ways to innovate in their video content, says Rori Duboff, Global Head of Strategy at Havas, during an interview with Beet.TV about video at Cannes. That could range from partnering with established or emerging artists on content, pushing out new […]

 
 

OMD Chief: Global Brands Have Different Perceptions of Video

CANNES, France — Brands from around the world still have different perceptions of video and how it fits in the media mix, says Mainardo De Nardis, CEO of OMD Worldwide, during an interview with Beet.TV about video at Cannes. “We had a meeting with some clients from Latin America, including Brazil, and it was clear […]

 
 

Big Brand Clients Look to Agencies to Build Mobile Video Content

CANNES, France — Some of the biggest brands in the world are now expecting agency partners to make and distribute mobile content, says Nikki Mendonça, President of OMD across EMEA, during an interview with Beet.TV. Brands such as McDonald’s, Pepsico and Walt Disney had looked to the agency to deliver short-form content. “Not only are consumers […]

 
 

Google’s True View Ads See Boost in View-Through Rates

CANNES, France — View-through rates for Google’s skippable ads on YouTube have been rising significantly since first introduced, says David Benson, Google Branding Solutions Lead for Northern and Central Europe in an interview with Beet.TV. The benefit of these skippable spots is that, over time, consumers begin to tune out the ads that aren’t relevant, and […]

 
 

Mindshare’s Johnston: Real-Time Marketing Beast Must Be Fed

CANNES, France — Real-time marketing campaigns like those now being executed during the World Cup are now a mature opportunity; next, they must become a regular fixture, says one agency unit online boss. “There’s been a year or two of euphoria over it – Super Bowl, Oreos, these things,” Mindshare chief digital officer Norm Johnston […]

 
 

Digital Video Faces Viewability & Measurement Hurdles

CANNES, France — To reach its full potential, video advertising still needs to cross several hurdles surrounding viewability, measurement and cross-screen viewing, says Scot McLernon, Chief Revenue Officer for video advertising company YuMe, in an interview with Beet.TV. “We have a lot of advertisers that have tried video, and advertisers that want to get into […]

 
 

This Is The Year Of Real-Time Data: Mindshare’s Bitterman

CANNES, France — Forgive him if you think “the year of real-time marketing” was 2013, when Oreo dunked in the dark – but Mindshare’s north America strategy chief thinks 2014 is the real deal. “Real-time has been about owned and earned,” Jordan Bitterman tells Beet.TV. “Tent-pole events like the Superbowl – ‘how do we get someone […]

 
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