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SMG Germany’s CEO on the Growth of Mobile Video

COLOGNE – Today, it has become a given that both consumers and advertisers will make use of the internet on mobile devices, says Stefan Uhl, CEO of SMG Germany. A year or two ago, the idea of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” becoming viral – in part because of the ease…

Audience Insight Can Drive Creativity, SMG’S Blackborn

COLOGNE  – Even though programmatic advertising is rooted in technology, it has the power to drive more creativity, says Matt Blackborn, President of Emerging Markets at SMG, in an interview with Beet.TV. “There has been such an emphasis on technology and and how programmatic can drive efficiency and less about the power…

SMG’s Iain Jacob: UK’s Sky is Leading the Addressable TV Ad Movement

COLOGNE, Germany – For marketers, there is a big upside for delivering TV ads to particular households via an “addressable” scenario.  Providing ads directly  generates a 20 percent boost to the effectiveness of campaigns, explains Iain Jacob, the President of Dynamic Markets at the Starcom MediaVest Group, in this interview…

Mobile, Twitter Marketing Can Amplify TV Ads, SMG’s Hocking

LONDON — When brands use mobile advertising or Twitter advertising, they can amplify their media spend and ROI, says Richard Hocking EMEA director of performance marketing and mobile development at Starcom MediaVest Group, in an interview with Beet.TV. Twitter can complement TV ads, and brands have seen a 7% rise in awareness from the…

Data Can Be Used as a ‘Consumer Fingerprint’, SMG’s Simpson

LONDON — Data is rooted in numbers, but the use of it is most effective when brands view data as a “consumer fingerprint,” says Steve Simpson, Exec VP and Global Managing Director of Digital Strategy, Data and Analytics at SMG, in an interview with Beet.TV. “Think about it as a reflection of people…

SMG Planning Content@Scale International Expansion

LONDON — In January, Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) announced it would re-use some US publishers’ “evergreen” articles to tell marketers’ stories. Now it is about to ope the program, Content@Scale, elsewhere in the world. “We’ve rolled it out in the US and will roll it out in 2014 in many…

Keep Big Data Simple To Get Smarter: SMG’s Parker

LONDON — Marketing agencies, like other industries, are getting excited about “Big Data” – but what does that really mean for their clients, who can often be confused about what the jargon boils down to? “‘Big data’ sounds scary … things are very complex at the moment,” says Starcom MediaVest…

Digital Video Nearing Scale, SMG’s Stark

LONDON — Digital video is quickly on pace to reach scale, says Liz Stark, Digital Activation Direction at Starcom MediaVest Group in an interview with Beet.TV. “Digital publishers are bringing new opportunities to the table especially with the 2014 New Fronts, and we will have the opportunity to have the complementary balance…

Personal & Relevant Data Drives Real-Time Success, SMG’s Petruccelli

LONDON — Data is essential to successful real-time marketing, but the data needs to be useful, says Sabino Petruccelli, Head of Performance Marketing at Starcom MediaVest Group, in an interview with Beet.TV. “I don’t think we should get too hung up on big data as we should on good data….

MediaVest Exec: NewFronts Bring Super Distribution of Content

The quality of content during the NewFronts is improving dramatically year over year, says Ritu Trivedi, Managing Director/Digital Marketplace at MediaVest, in an interview with Beet.TV at the NewFronts. “This is not just a ‘new kid in town,’ where we go see some shiny new bauble. This is serious. We…