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Former P&G CMO: Fundamentals of Brand-Building Haven’t Changed

Despite the rapid pace of media and technology innovation, Procter & Gamble’s former top marketer Jim Stengel observes that the fundamentals of brand building haven’t changed. “A lot of companies lose sight of that,” says Stengel, who left P&G in 2008, in an interview with Beet.TV. “They get consumed by the…

14 Chinese Companies Now Among Top 100 Most Valuable Brands: Millward Brown

Going back a decade, when Millward Brown’s annual BrandZ study tracking the 100 most valuable global brands was first released, only one Chinese company made the list. Now there are 14, including the tech giants Tencent and Alibaba. “Most of them are big brands, but they’re not truly globalized brands…

Programmatic Buyers Are Coming Out of Their Silo: SMG’s Gould

CHICAGO — Roughly 45% of display ads in the U.S. are now bought programmatically, and that’s much too big for programmatic buying to be considered a specialization anymore. For that reason, VivaKi’s AOD trading desk has been moving programmatic specialists over to client teams at Publicis Groupe’s media agencies. “It…

News Corp’s Storyful Unit in Content Deal with Starcom Media Group

Storyful, acquired by News Corp in 2013, has for several years been an authoritative tool for leading publishers to find and verifying consumer-generate and various forms of social content.  It has expanded its reach to the advertising world with an agreement with the the giant media agency Starcom MediaVest Group.  The alliance…

Viewability is a Major Topic of 2015: SMG’s Kienast

One of the major themes of 2015 is viewability, says Erin Kienest, SVP, innovation and activation director at SMG. “We talk about making our dollars work harder and work smarter, and viewability really is brought to the forefront,” she says. Marketers not only want their ads delivered to the right…

Creative Revolution is Next: MEC’s Reed

The next revolution in media is going to have to occur in the world of creative, says Shenan Reed, president of digital at MEC. “We think there’s tremendous opportunity for more creative, more targeted creative,” she says. “We can really get granular with all of the targeting.” Digital and data,…

Fexy Media Hungry To Roll Up Lifestyle Video For Millennials

Last week’s acquisition of SeriousEats and RoadFood by newcomer publishing house Fexy Media was just the start. Formed by husband-and-wide team Cliff and Lisa Sharples following Lisa’s steering, as CEO, of AllRecipes to a $175 million acquisition by Meredith, Seattle-based Fexy plans more acquisitions of its own. “We continue to build out the category in…

Comcast to Buy Video AdTech firm Visible World, report

Visible World, a pioneering video adtech firm that helps marketers deliver ads to specific household cable and satellite boxes, will be acquired by Comcast, according a report published by the Wall Street Journal. Last year, we spoke with founder and CEO Seth Haberman about the company and the prospects for…

Mobile Video Advertising is Priced at 50% Discount, MMA’s Stuart

Mobile video advertising is pricing at half of what it should be says Greg Stuart, CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association, in this interview with Beet.TV.  He cites data from a just completed two year, $2 million research study undertaken by the MMA with several big brands.   Unlike other forms…