Starcom’s Kienast: Connected Home Will Rocket Mobile Advertising

Just a couple of years ago, mobile advertising barely figured on agencies’ radars. Now it’s front-and-center – and set fora bright future as the Internet Of Things blurs the line between utility and marketing, says one exec. “Mobile never had a seat at the table, I wasn’t even included in upfront conversations,” Starcom Worldwide’s SVP and […]

 

MediaVest’s Trivedi: Google ‘Relationship’ Will Bring More Video Ads

Having a real relationship with Google is key to making advertisers satisfied enough to buy more space in video, says an exec from Publicis’ MediaVest. MediaVest and Google last fall announced a deal in which the media agency will commit to buying a set amount of ad space across Google properties including YouTube. For Trivedi, […]

 

YouAreTV Aims To Put Webcam Users In TV’s Frame

Josh Weinstein was only trying to create “Chatroulette for college students with pants on”. Instead, he stumbled upon the future of TV. Weinstein is CEO of YouAreTV, a video-chat tech startup that has spent the last couple of years developing tools help broadcasters take live video input from viewers. “We accidentally created an interactive game […]

 

Civolution Provides ‘Predictive GRPs’ For TV-Synced Ads

The idea of buying social media ads to coincide with TV shows has become commonplace. But how should the industry price such ads? Using the shows as a barometer, suggests technology vendor Civolution. “We predict the popularity of a TV show during which a certain TV ad will run,” company global product manager Stefan Maris […]

 

Innovid’s Chalozin: Interactivity Multiplies Video Ad Engagement Rates

The pre-roll online video ad business is still growing. Indeed, premium video CPMs rank way higher than for display. But some think it could grow a lot larger if those ads were more than just linear streams. Video ad tech outfit Innovid helps advertisers create video ads with “calls to action”. “You can open a microsite […]

 

Xaxis’ Brian Gleason: Creative Is A ‘Big Hole’ For Digital Video Ads

Ad campaign creativity has been lost in the multi-platform digital age as advertisers have rushed to cram their broadcast ads in to a range of very different screens, according to a panel of frustrated ad and measurement executives. “Creative, that’s our biggest hole,” Xaxis’ north America MD Brian Gleeson tells Beet.TV. “We’ve spent so much money […]

 

Digital Video Buying Goes Multi-Platform, Videology’s Gaskamp

Many folks in the online video advertising world are advancing their notion that TV and online video advertising are fusing together. Now some new numbers show how strong that belief is. This report commissioned by video ad tech group Videology from Forrester finds a majority of advertisers, agencies and media organizations believe ad campaigns will […]

 

Jun Group Driving Native Video Ads To Apps

Jun Group is a video advertising platform on the move after raising $2.5 million in debt funding last month – and one direction it’s moving is mobile. The New York-based outfit helps brands place video ads and sponsored content on Jun’s network of premium web publishers like Business Insider and CNN. “Seventy percent of the […]

 

Teads Launching Video Ad Supply Platform For Publishers

French video ad tech outfit Teads has recently been garnering attention for its technology which places video adverts outside of video windows. Now it will give publishers enhanced management opportunities. “Now we are releasing, in Europe, a full SSP option for publishers, helping them to monetize all their programmatic revenues.,” business development head Pierre de […]

 

Eyeview Grows Its Personalized Video Ad Footprint

Back in the summer, Eyeview took on $8.1 million in third-round funding to build out its personalized video ad business. Now the firm is upping its staff count and opening sales offices across the US, says CEO Oren Harnevo. The New York-based company’s technology lets advertisers customize text and graphic assets in the same video […]

 

‘Engagement Beats Views’ For Video Ad Measurement, 7th Chamber CEO Spalding

TV advertisers are fond of reaching a mass of people – but, online, is viewership the be-all and end-all? “It’s not about driving a million views – it’s more about, ‘How can we drive 250,000 engagements?’,” says Richard Spalding, CEO of The 7th Chamber, a seeding agency which aims to push videos to people who […]

 

Unruly’s Kosinski: Superbowl’s Best Ads Touched Down Weeks Before Kick-Off

Historically, the Superbowl has been the big TV event on which advertisers will spend big to reach big audiences on one hit. But, in the social video age, what does the Superbowl opportunity look like? “Back in the day, everyone waited to see that ad,” says Unruly Media‘s US president Richard Kosinski. “We’ve actually found that 60% […]

 

Nielsen’s Hohman: TV Nets ‘Hungry’ For Cross-Platform Data

VIEQUES, PR — Advertisers are keen to to buy campaigns across TV show makers’ many multi-media tentacles – but do TV networks know how to price a cross-platform show. That’s where measurement comes in, says Nielsen’s agency solutions EVP Dave Hohman. “Lots of agencies and advertisers are asking for integrated multi-screen campaigns,” Hohman tells Beet.TV. “It’s […]

 

Ebuzzing’s Daily: Advertisers Should Only Pay For Willing Consumers

The video advertising industry has recently started to focus conversion on “viewability” – the metric that uncovers whether users are really watching videos and ads. One easy way to uncover viewability may be for advertisers to use interactive ads that demand engagement, rather than pre-roll ads which are passive, suggests US GM Jim Daily of […]

 

AOL’s Gabriel on the Importance of Being “Full-Stack”

VIEQUES, PR — Advertising technology firms are fond of flexing their “stack” – each boasts the varied strata of their connectable platform pieces. But what does “full-stack” even mean? To AOL video sales VP Charles Gabriel, that’s quite clear. It’s about creation, curation, programming, distribution across all screens and platforms, Gabriel says. “It’s not just distributing in digital to all […]

 

TouchCast’s Schonfeld: Users Don’t Want Lean-Back Video

VIEQUES, PR — Once, the web was just a textual medium. Now, video volume is multiplying to occupy faster and fatter pipes. But, still, lean-forward video consumption like that pioneered by music videos from Arcade Fire are a rarity. ‘What hasn’t really happened yet is a revolution in creation – everything we see is still […]

 

LiveRail Aims To Double Revenue With Multi-Platform, Overseas Growth

VIEQUES, PR — LiveRail has become one of the leading vendors in the collision of programmatic advertising and video. Now CEO Mark Trefgarne says he wants to go on growing in the year ahead. “We tripled the revenue last year, we expect to double the revenue again this year,” he tells Beet.TV. “We’re expecting to see […]

 

SpotXchange’s Progress: Now Serving 2.5bn Ads Per Month

VIEQUES, PR — Everyone associated with programmatic trading of video advertising seems to have had a 2013 that was full of growth. Denver-headquartered SpotXchange is no exception, releasing platform and revenue metrics today. Speaking with Beet.TV, SpotXchange’s platform VP Sean Buckley says the Q3 addition of a “full-blown” ad-server to the vendor’s product offering has […]

 

VideoHub’s Programmatic Buying Platform Built on “Analytics Lens”

VIEQUES, PR — Time was, ad spots were bought against content consumed by specific audience demographics. Many buyers still buy this way, even with programmatic automation. But VideoHub‘s Anthony Risicato says deeper data can trump demographics. “The historical research tells us that specific groups of men or women will be interested or not interested in […]

 

Programmatic Media Buying at Magna Global Rising Fast

VIQUES, PR — IPG’s Magna Global media agency has tried to aggressively embrace automated platforms for the online ads it trades in. And things are moving faster than it expected. “We had a goal set for 2013 of putting 5% of our total spend through programmatic,” says Kristi Argyilan, the group’s north America president. “We exceeded that […]

 
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