Storm8 Aims To Double Its Mobile Gaming Network

BARCELONA — The developer behind some of the biggest mobile social games is offering to help others monetize their apps. “We are taking on third-publishing – that will change our model,” says James Peng, head of user acquisition and monetization at Redwood City, California Dragon Story and Bubble Mania developer Storm8. “We’re helping to launch games […]

 

Shazam Lets Advertisers Follow Consumers, CEO Riley

BARCELONA — Audio-identifying mobile app Shazam is trying to create a business selling data to advertisers by encouraging users to tag content other than music. “We’re now able to target advertising based on Shazam activity,” CEO Rich Riley tells Beet.TV. “We can do that on Shazam and off Shazam. We can follow a device ID on […]

 

In-App Purchase Not A Silver Bullet: Soko’s Cooper

BARCELONA — Freemium has become the super-dominant app store monetization method, with some 94% of App Store revenue coming from free downloads supporting in-app purchases, according to Distimo’s 2013 Year-End Review. But that doesn’t mean app developers can guarantee success just be deploying in-app goods, says former Guardian News & Media strategy head James Cooper. […]

 

‘Human Algorithms’ Key To App Success: InMobi’s Bapna

BARCELONA — If you want to understand apps, you need to understand app users. That’s according to one mobile advertising technologist. “The core of the search era was the keyword, the core of the social era is the stuff you share on social networks,” says InMobi‘s product director Abhishek Bapna. “In the app ecosystem, neither of them are […]

 

AOL Set To Launch Mobile Native Ad Unit

BARCELONA — AOL will soon launch a native advertising unit aimed specifically at mobile publishers, AOL Networks global media director Chad Gallagher told Beet.TV at Mobile World Congress. “We’re going to have a major announcement here in a few weeks about our native solution which we think will be really interesting,” Gallagher said. “If you look […]

 

Factual Enables Marketing Through ‘Anticipatory Computing’

BARCELONA — Mobile advertising has come a long way – but it could go a lot further if it truly used mobility as a core planning component. That’s one one mobile exec thinks. “Advertisers don’t have access to cookies. They do have access to location data,” says Tyler Bell, product VP at Factual. “We have a location […]

 

Apps Are Best For Mobile Marketing: Mindshare’s Johnston

BARCELONA, Spain — Will the mobile web kill off apps? That is an oft-asked question. Right now, however, the route for advertisers to take is clear, says ad group Mindshare’s chief digital officer Norm Johnston. We’ve moved past the mobile vortex and confusion,” he tells Beet.TV. “But there are still some fundamental issues. “Do brands […]

 

Messaging Could Light Up Mobile Monetization: InMobi’s Yu

BARCELONA — WhatsApp’s mega acquisition by Facebook should be welcomed as another pointer that mobile messaging could be a money-spinner, according to one mobile ad exec. (Mobile) will go either toward commerce or toward advertising,” InMobi north America MD Crid Yu tells Beet.TV. “It’s amazing to me that, after all these years, the most commonly […]

 

Mobile Changes Ad Buying Entirely with 10X Data: InMobi’s Frisbie

BARCELONA  — We’re not just in a “mobile-first” world when it comes to advertising, according to mobile ad network InMobi – smartphone adoption is changing the very nature of ad planning and buying. “People don’t even realize how disruptive mobile is going to be around their media buying,” says InMobi’s global alliances GM Anne Frisbie. […]

 

Google’s VanDerzee: Big Focus On “Buy Side” of Programmatic in 2014

Google will invent more resources in 2014 on improving its advertising technologies for buy-side customers, says a Google ad exec. “We spent a little bit more time on the sell side than we did on the buy side from a product development perspective,” Google media platforms sales head Jay VanDerzee tells Beet.TV. “We’re obviously going to continue to do […]

 

Videology’s Gaskamp: Display Ad Tech Doesn’t Work For Video

There is no straight line from planning a textual or pictorial display ad campaigns to doing so for video, says one video ad tech exec. “A lot of the technologies that were built and deployed in the online display world don’t translate well in to video,” says Videology‘s development SVP Brent Gaskamp. “Some people have […]

 

Tablets Aren’t Mobiles: Collective CEO Apprendi

PALM SPRINGS, CA — Many mobile ad spending numbers consider smartphones and tablets together. After all, each is more portable than a desktop PC. But not for multi-screen video ad tech firm boss Joe Apprendi. “I’d argue mobile is a state of a device – you’re either in motion or you’re at rest,” says the […]

 

Beet.TV’s Plesser: New Era Dawning For Journalism

New York-based video journalism outfit Beet.TV, this article’s publisher, has been creating events and videos that tell the story of the digital business for the last eight years. Now executive producer Andy Plesser says the industry is about to take off, as attitudes toward branded content converge. “It’s a video-first B2B publishing platform that’s driven […]

 

Digitas’ Shlachter: Good Branded Video Is Hard To Do

With an apparent shortage of premium video inventory against which to advertise, some marketers are taking to producing their own content to get their messages across. But what’s the right recipe for branded video success? “No matter what … it’s got to be clear, consistent,” says Digitas’ north America media activation head Adam Shlachter. “It’s […]

 

‘Branded Video Has Five Seconds To Impress’: GroupM’s Rob Norman

The emerging space of editorial video content produced by brand marketers is so new that there are few benchmarks for a successful campaign, says GroupM chief digital officer Rob Norman. But he has identified at least one golden rule already. “Make sure the first five or six seconds are really, really good – so that […]

 

‘Addressability Won’t Grow TV Pie’: Nielsen’s Hohman

Several technology developments are promising to revolutionize TV advertising with the same degree of individual targeting now being seen on the web. But will these new methods bring any more money in to a TV advertising game that is already worth circa $70 million per year in the US? “Fundamentally, it will probably be the […]

 

Newspaper Video Freelancers Defraud Ad Buyers: Collective’s Lusk

PALM SPRINGS, CA — The idea that many online video ad views are not really generated by actual viewers has been gathering pace lately. But could it really be that video content makers are defrauding their own system? Video ad tech firm Collective‘s inventory VP Travis Lusk is pointing the finger at freelance videographers hired […]

 

MediaVest’s Trivedi: Viewability Concerns Hurting Ad World

According to some ugly numbers, as many as 40% of video ads claimed to be watched online are not really viewed by humans at all.  Measuring the true “viewability” of videos has, therefore, become one of the industry’s hot topics. “All the other media don’t spend so much money validating that their ads will show […]

 

AOL’s Harnevo: Branded Video Will Boom As Pre-Rolls Wane

Pre-roll adverts are the largest slice of AOL’s video advertising revenue – but the outfit nevertheless thinks the format will be challenged. “Pre-rolls are the majority of what we do, the (TV) assets are already there,” AOL’s video president Ran Harnevo tells Beet.TV. “Acceptance of pre-rolls is going decrease. Brands will have to become publishers.” That is […]

 

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 to be published in February […]

 
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