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Success And Failure Are Two Sides Of Same Coin: AOL’s Armstrong

Today, Tim Armstrong is credited with having turned around one media company, as the resurrection and recent sale of AOL suggests. But, in 1993, when a 23-year-old Armstrong was embarking on his first foray in to the media business, things weren’t quite so rosy. Fresh out of a six-month stint in…

Susan Lyne on Consumer Behavior, Women in Business, & Magazines

Watch the consumer. Always keep an eye on how she is changing. That’s the advice on how to thrive and survive in the media business from a veteran and a luminary who has shepherded TV networks, designer goods e-commerce sites and now a venture fund. “I am always struck by how…

AOL Readies Documentaries with Engadget, TechCrunch and Huff Post

As part of its new slate of web originals unveiled at its NewFront, AOL is reading three documentary series for its marquis brands Engadget, TechCrunch and Huffington Post.  For explanation of the series’ content and format, we interviewed Nate Hayden, VP for Originals and Branded Content. Hayden also talks about…

AOL CEO Armstrong Looks Ahead to a Consumer-Centric Economy

If you heard the economy was about to go in to “reverse”, you would probably be pretty worried. But consumers should actually welcome the coming era with open arms, according to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong – for, what he dubs “the reverse economy” will leave them richer. “Corporations make a tremendous amount…

“Persistence And Pivoting:” Keys To Success For Videology’s Scott Ferber

This time last year, Forbes magazine wrote Scott Ferber “has what it takes to be world-class business builder”. After all, six years after founding the online ad network Advertising.com with his brother in 1998, a 35-year-old Ferber sold the company to AOL for a hefty $495m. Many a founder would have…

AOL Goes Short At Prime-Time To Reach Viewers: Martinez

AOL is learning the unique ways in which consumers want to watch its original video line-up via mobile devices. In this video interview, Marta Martinez, Global Head Video Sales at AOL Platforms, tells Beet.TV that the company’s videos are available on 166 devices… “(Consumers) normally watch three shows – in 65%…

Ad Creatives Going Through Renaissance: AOL’s Martinez

FORT LAUDERDALE — Online ads aren’t just banners anymore. Recent developments in digital marketing mean the discipline is beginning to create richer, more engaging advertising experiences, says an AOL ad exec. “There is already a renaissance of creative,” Marta Martinez, Global Head Video Sales at AOL Platforms, tells Beet.TV in this…

Real-Time Not Essential For Programmatic TV, AOL’s Ackerman

FORT LAUDERDALE — Companies in the TV advertising business don’t need to adopt all of the so-called “programmatic” technologies vendors tout to benefit from some of their key efficiencies, says one such vendor in the chain. “You don’t have to have complete automation, dynamic ad insertion,” Adap,tv programmatic SVP Dan Ackerman…

AOL Ad Chief: Unified Programmatic Platform Launching Soon

LAS VEGAS — As more ad targeting and buying platforms come online, planners and buyers are having to use a growing number of software suites to place messages. Last year, AOL announced its bid to simplify the landscape – and its own offering – by combining its programmatic platforms under…