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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

Digiday’s Morrissey: Native Is Growing Up, But Mustn’t Fool

CANNES, France — The blurring of editorial and advertising remains a hot topic. Now that implementations are commonplace, the opportunity needs to scale up to become easily repeatable, just like conventional ad formats. “Native is growing up,” says industry news site Digiday‘s editor-in-chief Brian Morrissey. “Custom things don’t scale. Advertising…