Brands Want More Info From Trading Desks: Unbound’s Brunick

CANNES — Many brands are now beginning to take the opportunity to buy ads through programmatic platforms purely under their own steam, rather than enlisting ad-buying agencies. But what is the experience like? Whilst such a feat is eminently possible, Michael Brunick, partner in programmatic ad advisory service Unbound, says: “Several brands we’ve been working with have been doing programmatic […]

 

Heineken Uses Programmatic To Better Understand Customers

CANNES — Heineken may not be able to take advantage of everything programmatic ad buying techniques offer – but that doesn’t mean it can’t use programmatic technology to better understand its customers. USA region senior media director Ron Amram tells a Cannes Lions panel discussion: “We are not big users of data, we don’t have a lot of […]

 

Ad Tech Is Not ‘One-Size-Fits-All’: Carat’s Jarvie

CANNES — In the ad tech arms race, a plethora of platforms claims to be “full-service”, “end-to-end”, or “full-stack”. But their dream of providing the entire solution to agencies and buyers may be wide of the mark – more likely, customers like to mix and match the tools they use. “There’s no one-size-fits-all,” Carat Global executive […]

 

MediaVest’s AOD Reorg ‘Benefits’ Our Campaign: Heineken’s Amram

CANNES — We have heard a lot this year about how SMG’s VivaKi has moved much of the functionality of its distinct Audience On Demand programmatic division out in to sibling agencies. That has been the internal reorganization story. But what do clients think? “MediaVest has completely rethought staffing on our business. For the most part, it’s been […]

 

Embrace Programmatic or Be Left Behind, Carat’s Jarvie

CANNES — It’s a given that the massive change in consumer habits and their interaction with new devices is causing great ripples in the ad business too. The byproduct of that change is the widespread creation of new technologies, says Euan Jarvie, Executive Director at Carat Global, in an interview with Beet.TV. “All of this […]

 

Mondelēz’s Bough Wants To Build Bigger, Better, Faster “Unicorns”

CANNES — Brands buying ads that drive traffic to wholesale retailers will push ecommerce to new heights, according to the marketing chief of Oreo and Toblerone company Mondelēz International. Bonin Bough reckons a coming fusion of media buying and ecommerce opportunities will fuel massive business expansion. “We saw a unique opportunity in the marketplace right now to build […]

 

TubeMogul’s Wilson Wants To Dismantle Video Silos

CANNES — Today, ads on TV, internet video and mobile video, by and large, have to be bought separately. But that fact is changing, with many vendors wanting to help advertisers make one buy across multiple channels. TubeMogul is amongst those vendors. “Right now, we do a really job at automating the buying a desktop pre-roll buy or […]

 

Programmatic’s Other 80% Is The Real Prize: Mondelēz’s Bough

CANNES — US retailers’ spend through “programmatic” ad-trading platforms will bust through 20% of their total digital ad dollars this year, according to eMarketer. But we should look on that as just the start, according to one leading marketer. “Why are we focusing it on such a small percentage of overall available inventory?,” B. Bonin Bough, SVP, Chief Media and […]