Advertising

Yahoo Gets Post-Web Analytics With Flurry: Jun’s Reichgut explains

Yahoo has bought itself a role in the advertising ecosystem that comes after the desktop web by acquiring mobile analytics firm Flurry last week. That’s the assessment of one cross-platform video ad tech vendor CEO. “A media company that was based on the web is now struggling getting in to…

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…

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 –…

TV Networks Well Placed Despite Multi-Platform Boom: Nielsen’s Hasker

CANNES, France — How will the relationship between media agencies, brands and TV networks evolve as underlying media and marketing platforms continue to be disrupted? The incumbent TV industry remains in a strong position, a Beet.TV panel heard. “There’s been a sea-change in the attitudes but, more importantly, the confidence…

Mobile Ads Are 20x Harder Than Desktop: Medialets’ Glassberg

CANNES, France — The move from a desktop digital world to one that is mobile is forcing advertisers to work harder than ever, says a veteran digital media exec now at an Media Rating Council-approved mobile ad serving company. “Delivering in to mobile is about 20 times harder than it…

Carat’s Rhind: Programmatic Exciting, And Often Impenetrable

CANNES, France — It is ironic for the communication industry that the techies of so-called “programmatic” ad-trading technologies have often done such a poor job at communicating just what the techniques really mean. “Programmatic has been quite impenetrable,” says media agency Carat’s chief digital officer Anthony Rhind. ”There’s a lot of…

Rubicon’s Sears: Programmatic Is Climbing Up The Chain

CANNES, France — Use of so-called “programmatic” techniques for trading and controlling online ads may have started out with cheap ad slots, but has gradually risen to premium inventory, says one of the scene’s main tech outfits. “You always see innovation happen at the bottom of the market, which is…

Premium Ads Beginning To Drive Programmatic: SpotXchange’s Moore

CANNES, France — Initially seen as a way to trade in low-quality online ad spots, so-called “programmatic” technologies are growing up as top-tier publishers dip toes in the water. “In video, we’re seeing a huge shift in RTB (real-time bidding) – in buyers buying programmatically in an auction,” says programmatic…

UK TV Networks Not Yet Embracing Programmatic: TubeMogul’s Reid

CANNES, France — Whilst the online operations of many UK news publishers are now adopting different kinds of so-called “programmatic” ad trading mechanisms, those of the country’s commercial broadcasters are apparently farther behind. “Not all broadcasters are embracing a programmatic approach,” according to Nick Reid, UK MD of the programmatic…

Turn VP: TV Wants Real-Time Ads ‘Over Its Dead Body’

CANNES, France — Many in the industry are getting excited about the prospect that advertisers could buy spots in linear TV in real-time, just as they are now doing online. But legacy industry resistance may scupper that prospect, says one exec. “The old school TV guys say, ‘That’s never happening,…