Horizon’s Digital Chief More Likely To Buy Programmatic Ads

NEW YORK — How should media agencies weigh up buying video ads through programmatic platforms versus conventional video ad networks. The US’ largest independent, Horizon Media, tells Beet.TV’s Video Ad Effectiveness Summit networks can be effective but used sporadically. “They’re delivering a tremendous amount of value but, from a buyer’s standpoint, it’s a bit tactical,” […]

 
 

Extreme Reach Bids $485 Million For DGIT’s TV Ads Business

When Extreme Reach CEO John Roland spoke with Beet.TV a year ago, he forecast how it will be “a pretty exciting year” for the firm, which helps brands distribute their video ads across the many new video platforms and TV. As if proving that prediction, today his company offered to buy DGIT‘s Video Fusion TV advertising […]

 
 

Sorrell Sets WPP Target Of 45 Percent Digital Revenue

Over the last few years, we have observed as the big ad agencies have found a growing percentage of their revenue made up by two growth factors – digital and emerging global markets. Now WPP’s CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, becoming the latest LinkedIn influencers writer, is setting his target higher still: “Now we will accelerate […]

 
 

Dailymotion’s Hamilton Sees Dollars In Young TV Refuseniks

NEW YORK — This year, we are hearing plenty about how video advertisers are trying to reach audiences through integrated campaigns covering both TV and online platforms. But Dailymotion’s North America GM Roland Hamilton tells Beet.TV online video can be a stellar reach mechanism in its own right. “There are pockets of content out there […]

 
 

AOL’s ‘Candidly Nicole’ Serving A Million Views Per Episode

NEW YORK — AOL’s ambitious video operation, AOL On, doesn’t need to operate a proper TV network – because it’s digital-only original shows are already proving effective, says an exec from the outfit. “We see a lot of effectiveness when there’s something uniquely digital about it,” AOL On operations VP Michael O’Connor tells Beet.TV’s Video Ad […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Randall Beard: Few Advertisers Marrying Online And TV Well

Many brands are struggling to effectively operate across both online and TV video channels, Nielsen’s advertiser solutions global head Randall Beard tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “In general, clients either want to extend reach beyond TV using digital or use digital to maximize overlap,” Beard says. “Very few players are doing it very well […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Feigenson: Effectiveness Is The Next Battlefield for Digital Video

As advertisers straddle both the old TV world and the new online ecosystem with unifying ad measuring metrics, they are challenged to redefine effectiveness from both ends of the spectrum, says one industry exec. “The next battlefield has to be effectiveness,” said Nielsen digital client services SVP Andrew Feigenson, when asked what’s next during Beet.TV’s […]

 
 

Horizon’s Chief Digital Officer: Nearly All Ads Now Use Nielsen OCR

NEW YORK — Nearly two years after Nielsen introduced its TV industry-style Online Campaign Ratings measurement system, one big agency is using the metric when placing almost all its online video ads. “It’s a huge percentage of the dialog,” Horizon Media’s chief digital officer Donald Williams tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “North of 95% […]

 
 

TV Ads Could Soon Be Sold Programmatically, Magna’s Todd Gordon

The key efficiency new-wave digital media sales holds over TV is clear – super-targeting through addressable, automated and programmatic buying models. But TV ads could soon be sold using the same techniques. “The technology to do that in digital display is a lot further along than in linear TV – but we believe that, over […]

 
 

The New York Times Hopes More Video Can Fast-Forward Falling Digital Ad Sales

The New York Times, which recently put all of its news videos outside of its metered payment package, plans to make “significantly more” video to boost advertising income – after both digital and print revenue fell during Q2. “The appetite, specifically from advertisers, for opportunities to do video advertising on The New York Times is […]

 
 

VivaKi’s Paul: Programmatic Proof Will Turn On More Premium Publishers

Right now, some premium online video publishers remain sceptical that programmatic digital ad-buying models are the best approach to sell their advertising space. But one top-level exec in the space believes many of them will become convinced once early adopters’ success stories come down the pipe. “The more marketers start trumpeting the value they get […]

 
 

Ad Creatives Need To Adopt Programmatic Testing, Starcom’s Tracey Paull

Much of the energy in advertising nowadays is coming from data-driven algorithms that super-target just the right ads to just the right audiences, as this recent Sunday Times feature pointed out, noting the death of creative “mad men”. But two ad tech executives speaking at Beet.TV’s Chicago programmatic video ad summit said algorithms can serve […]

 
 

VivaKi’s Unkel: Patient Spenders Leading Programmatic Push

The advertisers who are pushing out ahead in the new world of programmatic and automated online ad buying are those who are prepared to accept that returns will be generated only after initial outlay. That’s according to the products and services VP of Publicis’ VivaKi digital group, Kurt Unkel. “One of the fund challenges in […]

 
 

Rumors Of Cookies Death Are ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

CHICAGO — New European laws, consumer revolts and unsupportive devices… these are testing times for cookies, the client-side files that transport user data to advertising networks. But 2013 may not mean the end of the cookie is nigh. “The rate of which cookies are going away is greatly exaggerated,” advertising data group eXelate‘s chief marketer Khurrum […]

 
 

Video’s Chicken-And-Egg Problem: ‘Not Enough Programmatic Inventory’

CHICAGO – Online video is booming – but not enough to make for a big programmatic advertising business yet, one video ad exec tells Beet.TV. “Video is beautiful because it tell a story (for advertisers),” data company eXelate‘s marketing chief Khurrum Malik says in this taped panel interview at Beet.TV’s Chicago programmatic video ad summit. […]

 
 

Programmatic Ad Buying to Transform Publishers’ Sales Teams, SpotXchange’s Jeremy Straight

CHICAGO – With the rise of online ad exchanges and real-time bidding systems, many are wondering what purpose publishers’ own in-house sales teams have anymore. That question was tackled by video ad exchange SpotXchange‘s business development SVP Jeremy Straight during Beet.TV’s recent Chicago programmatic video advertising summit. “Publishers realize the same efficiencies that maybe the […]

 
 

TubeMogul CEO’s ‘Shocking’ Truth: Only Half Of Videos May Be Viewed

CHICAGO – Of the many pieces of data being brought to the video ad chain by software developers, amongst the most important should answer the question: “Is this video really being watched by a viewer?” TubeMogul CEO Brett Wilson’s company has open-sourced code to let advertisers see what percentage of a video window is really […]

 
 

‘Twitch’ Set To Boom With Xbox Tie-Up, iOS Software

When Microsoft announced last month that Xbox One players will be able to broadcast their live gaming sessions via the Twitch.TV platform, many people could have been forgiven for asking: “Twitch who?” But the announcement was a crowning for the former Justin.TV, the livestreaming service that was so often home to illegally-streamed content. Now the […]

 
 

Beyond The Pre-Roll: Creatives Want To Make Truly Interactive Ads

CANNES — Video publishers are increasing the frequency and length of pre-roll ads that have become the medium’s de facto monetisation method. But some in advertising believe brands are better off by ditching interruptive methods and instead making highly engaging ads. During this nine-minute-long TechTalk session at Cannes Lions presented by Tremor Video, four execs talked […]

 
 

Adobe’s Levine: Xbox, Roku Next On Broadcasters’ Internet Horizon

NEW YORK — Many broadcasters, cable and satellite operators have, over the last couple of years, rushed to bring their programming to new mobile and tablet devices. Next on the product roll-out list are living-room boxes. “We’re seeing a lot of major operators and programmers aggressively working toward delivering simulcast across a wide breadth of […]

 
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