Overseas Convergence of TV And Video Presaged U.S. ‘Awakening’: Videology’s Ryan Jamboretz

CANNES – Call it digital déjà vu. The global convergence of television and video that has set off a wave of consolidation and new market entrants in the United States first began to emerge in Europe about two years ago. Fast-forward and you had deals like NBC and Comcast and now the pending acquisition of […]

 
 

More Standards For Advanced TV, Premium Video A Bulwark For Agencies: MEC’s Tim Castree

CANNES – Solving the challenges of optimizing advanced television and premium video surely will provide better audience targeting and advertising performance. But just as important, it’s also a “bulwark” for agencies to defend their turf against consultants and other forms of disintermediation. This is the viewpoint that Tim Castree brought to global advertising and media […]

 
 

Facebook’s Michelle Klein: Mobile Video ‘Exploding’ But Marketers Need More Agility

Creation and viewing of mobile video is growing in leaps and bounds but marketers aren’t moving fast enough to keep up with the trend. This is the focal point that Facebook will bring to the fore at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity as it continues to roll out new video formats. The social media […]

 
 

Brand-Inspired Experiences Are An Emerging Cannes Focus: JWT’s Ingram

What the Global CEO of J. Walter Thompson believes is “incredibly interesting” about creativity is that it can exist in product utilization. This comes at a time when despite the continued expansion of digital platforms, consumer engagement is all that really matters. As she looks ahead to the 2017 Cannes Lions festival, in this interview […]

 
 

Screen Agnostic, Platform Specific Ads And Content Key To Engagement: NBCU’s Yaccarino

Finding the right context for traditional television commercials and creating platform-specific creative are challenges and opportunities for brands and their agencies. When it comes to the latter, being screen agnostic is a plus, according to NBCUniversal’s Linda Yaccarino. “I think the creative agencies are wrestling with two things,” the media company’s Chairman of Advertising Sales […]

 
 

Little Things’ Big TV Distribution Deals Include Amazon, Apple TV, Roku

For three-year-old, female-oriented publisher Little Things, specializing in disseminating nothing but good news has become a path to five upcoming TV distribution partnerships reaching 50 million households. According to President & Chief Operating Officer Gretchen Tibbits, comScore data show that at 55.8 million women, Little Things claims the mantles of largest standalone lifestyle site and […]

 
 

POPSUGAR To Brands: Everything Starts With An Insight, No ‘Fully Baked Offering’

Given a multitude of digital content, some authentic some less so, POPSUGAR has hitched the credibility of its enterprise to emotion. “We believe that consumers can tell the difference between a Facebook growth-hacking, click-baity type of experience from of what is in POPSUGAR premium emotional storytelling,” says Global Chief Revenue Officer Geoff Schiller. While emotional […]

 
 

Conagra’s Hughes: Everyone’s Gone Live At The Digital Content NewFronts

Conagra Brands is looking to partner on more content integrations this year. It’s one of the reasons why Media Manager Erica Hughes is at the Digital Content NewFronts and why the food giant has attended for the last four years. “We come here because we like to learn what the partners are doing in the […]

 
 

Whistle Sports: Short-Form Video Content About Everything But Live Action

If you’re between the ages of 13 and 34 and love sports but have a short attention span, Whistle Sports was created with you in mind. The global sports media company doesn’t do live sports per se but “everything else,” says Founder and CEO John West. “We provide content that we think is really authentic. […]

 
 

As The NewFronts Morph And Grow, So Does Kassan’s MediaLink

If anyone could discern a possible sea change in the formerly one-day event called the NewFront it would be Michael Kassan. The Chairman and CEO of strategic advisory and business development firm MediaLink witnessed its birthing by Digitas and has become an integral player as the event morphed over the years. And so it is […]

 
 

Faster, More Nimble Is The Mantra At Creative Shop Erich & Kallman

LOS ANGELES – Being big for the sake of buying clout used to differentiate media agencies. Now creative agencies are finding ways of trimming down to keep pace with ever-speedier, lower-paying client demands. For Steve Erich, “not your typical agency model” means contracting for the best creative talent for the nascent Erich & Kallman shop […]

 
 

Beet Outcomes Summit: Exploring Lift With Placed, Experian, Facebook, Nielsen Catalina And MediaMath

Analyzing the impact of video advertising reveals not only incremental lift in offline store visits but also the vast difference in quality of inventory from one programmatic exchange to another. These are just two of the takeaways that emerged during a panel discussion by industry professionals at the recent Beet.TV Leadership Summit titled Outcomes, presented […]

 
 

Publicis’ Shlachter Divines The Future Of Video Viewing, Commercial Load And Measurement

VIEQUES, PR – Imagine a future where the standard commercial load in one hour of video content is just five minutes. Where Facebook and YouTube have big subscription businesses reminiscent of traditional cable operators, and Netflix just might start selling ads. These were among a variety of possible scenarios explored at the annual Beet.TV Executive […]

 
 

Reach And Creative Drive Ad ROI: Facebook’s Slotwiner

It made $28.6bn from advertising last year alone – clearly that business works for Facebook. But what advertising works for Facebook’s customers? That is a question Facebook advertising research director Daniel Slotwiner has been asking himself lately. Speaking at a Beet.TV leadership summit, he pondered: “How do you measure the value of video?” “We’re thinking […]

 
 

Amid Audience Declines, TV Networks Must Prove Outcomes: Tom Rogers of WinView Games

Proving ROI on television advertising is “still in a fairly primitive state,” amid massive network audience declines and rising CPM’s. It’s a paradigm that Tom Rogers believes cannot continue much longer. Buying TV broadly on demographics without being able to match exposures to purchases leaves little opportunity for measuring spending efficiency, says Rogers, who is […]

 
 

Sky TV’s West On Data Enablement And The Five-Country Rollout Of AdSmart Addressable

VIEQUES, PR – With several years of addressable television, digital ad serving and analytics experience under its belt, Sky TV has committed to rolling out its Sky AdSmart addressable platform throughout its five-country footprint between now and the end of 2018. One key competitive advantage is that it only charges advertisers for impressions that garner […]

 
 

BBDO’s Estrada On The Importance Of Partnerships To Leverage Creative Options

Before the advent of digital media, the unbundling of creative and media at general advertising agencies made lots of sense. Now it takes more effort to bring those functions together so that creative is best suited to particular platforms. This is one reason why it’s important to bring the right partners into creative agencies, according […]

 
 

Eyeview’s Harnevo: Focusing On Business Outcomes Solves Many Digital Media Issues

Judging digital video campaigns based on the success metric of actual business outcomes can solve industry problems beyond calculating direct ROI, according to the CEO of video marketing technology provider Eyeview. “We’re trying to get brands, agencies and the ecosystem to move away from all this arbitrary proxy metrics of clicks and completions and demo […]

 
 

In Lieu Of TV Ads, West Elm Embraces Video And Tests Retargeting

How does a consistently profitable online and bricks-and-mortar retailer thrive without spending money on television advertising? By going big on video, constantly testing and iterating and using ad cost metrics to measure campaign ROI. “We’re definitely in the camp of being very pro video,” says Luke Chatelain, VP of Innovation at West Elm, the furniture […]

 
 

Facebook’s Slotwiner: Advertiser ROI Questions Getting More Sophisticated

Advertisers and agencies asking Facebook to explain the ROI on advertising campaigns on its platform is nothing new. And although the questions are getting more sophisticated, there’s still a lot of learning going on at Mark Zuckerberg’s social creation. Since the earliest days of measurement on Facebook, its researchers were “focused on understanding what media […]

 
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