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Tremor Video CMO: Performance Pricing on the Rise

CANNES — Tremor Video has seen a big jump in digital video buying based on cost per engagement or brand lift says, Melinda McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer for Tremor Video, during an interview with Beet.TV. In fact, Tremor’s cost-per-engagement business is growing at a rapid clip with big brands, she says….

Creative Production Company Builds Interactive Videos for Amex, Google

CANNES — Immersive and interactive storytelling are becoming more vital for brands, commercials and branded content, says Ari Kuschnir, CEO, co-founder and Executive Producer at m ss ng p eces, during an interview with Beet.TV. Kuschnir heads up a creative production company that has developed a range of interactive digital content for brands…

Starcom’s Hoffman: In-Stream Ads On Path for More Relevance, Targeting

CANNES — Ideally, in-stream video advertising will give viewers control and let them impact the narrative in the future, says Jonathan Hoffman, President of Experience Design at Starcom MediaVest Group, during an interview with Beet.TV. With targeting techniques available, viewers now expect they’ll be shown or served something that is…

Beyond The Pre-Roll: Creatives Want To Make Truly Interactive Ads

CANNES — Video publishers are increasing the frequency and length of pre-roll ads that have become the medium’s de facto monetisation method. But some in advertising believe brands are better off by ditching interruptive methods and instead making highly engaging ads. During this nine-minute-long TechTalk session at Cannes Lions presented by…

Digitas Video Chief Shlachter: One Size Does Not Fit all for Brands

CANNES — While marketers are focused on content creation, one of the biggest challenges for brands is where to go next in this growing field, says Adam Shlachter, Senior VP at Digitas during an interview with Beet.TV. “We are all curious how we can shape the market and work together and…

Group M’s Boserup: Programmatic Buying to Become Dominant Trading Method

CANNES – Programmatic buying is on pace to become the default buying method for trading digital ad inventory, says Johan Boserup, Global CEO GroupM Trading in an interview with Beet.TV. He adds that while programmatic buying won’t be the only way to buy, it will take a bigger share. However, he…

Mobile Ad Net InMobi Considering Its Video Options

CANNES – InMobi has been known as a big name in mobile advertising for most of its five years in operation. But those five years predate the smartphone and tablet boom. Now the outfit is mulling its options for adding such services to its client offering. “We are evaluating various different…

Flite CEO Price: Hot Trend Advertises To Individual Customers

CANNES — When it comes to digital advertising: ”The big trend I’m seeing is starting to think about users as opposed to buying audience,” according to one ad tech service vendor. Will Price, CEO of content marketing technology firm Flite, tells Beet.TV: “It used to be that brands would buy context…

Razorfish CTO Velez: Mobile Phones Can Power Addressable Advertising

CANNES – Addressability on mobile devices gets a bad rap because of cookies and the lack thereof in some cases, but mobile phones do offer a whole slew of useful information, says Ray Velez, Chief Technology Officer for Razorfish and co-author of the book Converge during an interview with Beet.TV. That’s because…