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Rightster Bags New Content Deals After IPO

LONDON — Video distribution outfit Rightster is targeting growth through acquisition and platform investment using some of the money it earned by becoming the first YouTube multi-channel network (MCN) to go public last month. The UK-based company raised £20.4 million ($36.7 million) by floating on London’s AIM market and has…

‘Huge Focus On Video’ In 2014 For Newly-Merged Xaxis, 24/7

LONDON — 2014 looks like being an even bigger year in video for Group M’s Xaxis data targeting unit. Group M parent WPP last week announced it would merge stablemate 24/7 Media’s collection of publisher-side technologies in to Xaxis to cater to an ad market seeing publishers and advertisers dealing…

Xaxis’ Schlickum: Marketers Must Use Data To Tell Stories

LONDON — The rise of super-targeted “programmatic” online ad buying may be cast as the rise of “Maths Men” over “Mad Men” – but one ad exec says marketers should refocus on using the new wealth of numbers to tell traditional creative stories. “The language we’ve created for our industry…

Video’s Programmatic Flip Is In The Bidded Switch

LONDON — For all the talk about the collection of online ad buying processes come to be known as “programmatic”, two ad execs suggest the real definition of the method depends on pricing architecture, not technical approach. Videology global accounts SVP Jana Eisensten tells Beet.TV bidded, as opposed to fixed-price,…

Unruly’s Townend: Human Emotion Can Turbocharge Programmatic

LONDON — In the rise of programmatic advertising’s “Maths Men“, the ad industry is overlooking the importance of creatives that turn on real emotions, says a viral video expert. Social media video agency Unruly Media has been building a data set quantifying the emotional response characteristics to video rather than…

Nielsen’s Bradford: TV & Online Measurement Are Coming Together

LONDON — One medium has long relied on imprecise, demographic viewer measuring; the other boasts super-detailed data-driven insight. But TV and internet channels are learning to hybridize the ways they quantify advertising audiences, one exec says. Nielsen media client consulting VP Andrew Bradford tells Beet.TV how TV joint industry committees…

Responsive Design Is Key To Cross-Platform Advertising

LONDON — The proliferating number of media screens means advertising  campaigns now have to be conceived across channels – but technology vendors can help ease the pain, a panel of ad execs agrees. “We should be talking about the whole multi-screen element,” GroupM digital director Krishan Patel tells Beet.TV… “being…

GroupM’s Patel: Programmatic Needs Cross-Platform Creative To Soar

LONDON — The extent to which video advertising is sold using automated, “programmatic” method is booming. But one top ad exec tells Beet.TV of two key pieces that still need solving. “For the creative agencies, there’s a massive education piece to be done around programmatic,” GroupM digital media director Krishan…

Videology’s Eisenstein: Ad Nets Must Do More On Brand Safety

LONDON — The rise of video-on-demand means ad networks must step up and create environments where brands feel safe advertising, says one video ad tech exec. “Ad networks have a need to stay abreast of what technology is requiring,” global accounts SVP Jana Eisenstein of Videology tells Beet.TV. “Advertisers’ primary concern…