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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…

Rightster Rolls Up Base79, Viral Spiral For MCN Scale

LONDON –  He told us he would buy companies – and today that guidance came to pass. Charlie Muirhead’s Rightster is taking a big step to consolidate the video ecosystem by buying two of its biggest protagonists. Eight months after going public to raise £22.4m, the firm is acquiring viral video management…

Google’s Benson: Mobile Is Driving Video Consumption

CANNES, France — It’s an ironic quip at this point. Every year for a while, it seemed like someone would predict “the year of mobile” would be next year. “We can officially say ‘the year of mobile’ was last year,” David Benson, Google’s branding solutions director for northern and central…

Attribution Is ‘Game-Changer’ For AOL’s Adap.tv

CANNES, France — The recent acquisition by AOL’s Adap.tv programming video ad sales unit of two smaller vendor companies will help close the loop between marketing spend and corresponding sales, says a company exec. AOL acquired Santa Monica-based Convertro and Seattle-based Precision Demand. “The combination really helps change the game…

Best Video Ads Are Moving to Private Exchanges: Videology’s Jamboretz

CANNES, France — Advertisers are increasingly buying spots in online video ads through private exchanges, not on open exchanges, in order to guarantee quality inventory. “The majority of our clients are using private marketplaces … not just going out in to open exchange,” according to video ad tech platform Videology‘s…

Yahoo’s Brody: Brands Can Buy Programmatic Using Search History

CANNES, France — Yahoo will open up its recently-unveiled Ad Manager Plus ad software to use on a self-serve basis – and is offering users’ search history as a targeting characteristic. “People use search every day to show (purchase) intent - that search-based data has never been able to be used in…

GroupM Seeks ‘Coalitions’ To Boost Branded Video Scale

SAN FRANCISCO — Ad group WPP is already making video and TV shows on behalf of advertisers, through its GroupM Entertainment division. But it wants to bring distribution platforms together to take its content to larger audiences. “The big aggregators have advantages, whether they’re Yahoo, AOL, Google or YouTube,” says the…

BBC Worldwide, Google Endeavor To Merge TV, Online Ads

CANNES — BBC Worldwide is working with Google’s advertising divisions as they try to amalgamate how the publisher sells its TV and digital video ad inventory. “Quite a lot of our best customers are buying on television and buying online – linear and digital,” BBC Worldwide’s global strategy and sales…

Heineken Taps TubeMogul for Programmatic Campaign

CANNES, France — Heineken’s US advertising boss is growing confident on the imminent melding of TV and online ad buying. “We’re getting to the point where the wall between traditional television and digital video are coming down,” Ron Amram tells Beet.TV. ”You can literally see across it – looking at GRPs…

Online GRP Standard In ‘A Year Or Two’: IAB’s Mane

The online ad industry’s recent embrace of TV-style gross rating point (GRP) metrics for audience measurement has come largely thanks to roll-out of GRP systems by individual metrics groups. But the whole industry will have a sector-wide agreed GRP within a year, according to an advertising representative. “Now that everyone…