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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…

SMG To Reveal Effectiveness Of Twitter TV Retargeting

Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) recently struck an exclusive partnership with Twitter, creating a “social TV lab” to explore the impact TV and social, in tandem, have on advertising. Now the pair are about to unveil first findings. SMG’s global video lead Lisa Giacosa tells Beet.TV metrics ”look favorable” and are due…

SMG’s Giacosa on the New Vendors Behind Social Video

Programmers are exploring new ways to plan video and social TV across screens to drive consumer reaction thanks to a host of new technology vendors, says Lisa Giacosa, SVP Global Social Media Director and Global Video Lead at Starcom MediaVest Group, in an interview with Beet.TV at the Beet.TV executive retreat….

SMG’s James: Big Data Fuels Real-Time Creativity

LONDON — The best way for brands to exploit the real-time marketing opportunity is with a combination of copious amounts of data and a healthy dose of new-wave creativity, says ad group Starcom MediaVest Group’s EMEA chief digital officer. “Real-time marketing is becoming a part of what we do on…

SMG’s Hocking: TV Is The ‘Trailer’ For Multi-Screen Campaigns

LONDON – In a multi-screen advertising universe, what’s the role of TV anymore? First amongst many but merely the seed for all, says one digital ad boss. “Our approach is integrated screen planning - we see all TV screen content as video,” SMG’s EMEA director of performance marketing and mobile development Richard…

SMG’s Baylon: TV Caution Means Two-Tier Ad Market

LONDON — Ad traders are adjusting to what they see as a two-speed video advertising ecosystem, as broadcasters are slower to adopt new-wave data-driven ad targeting techniques see in online. “TV has a very successful model,” SMG UK digital trading director John Baylon tells Beet.TV. They need to be very…