Dublin’s ‘Storyful’ Monetizing News Clips for Citizen Video Journalists

Having built a business verifying newsworthy amateur video  for YouTube and several professional news organizations, Storyful now wants to  have uploaders  profit from their work as well as properly control their rights. In this video interview, executive editor David Clinch tells Beet.TV the Dublin-based start-up recently introduced features to help users manage the rights for their […]

 
 

TubeMogul’s Wilson: Private Ad Marketplaces Are Boon For Publishers

CHICAGO — Online private ad marketplaces are a boon for ad-selling publishers, despite what some think, according to the CEO of video at tech firm TubeMogul. In this taped interview at Beet.TV’s programmatic video advertising summit, Brett Wilson said the marketplaces have created a new layer of mid-tier pricing: “You had your premium tier – […]

 
 

Adobe Gives Marketing Cloud ‘Mobile-First’ Social Update

Adobe is going live with a refresh for its Marketing Cloud suite and a third iteration of its social advertising platform, as it hails social networks as “a unique opportunity for marketers”. The interface update, trailed in March, brings closer together the analytics, experience management, targeting, media optimisation and social planks of Adobe’s Marketing Cloud […]

 
 

Programmatic Buying of Video Ad is Booming, but Creativity Must Follow, VivaKi’s Kurt Unkel

CHICAGO — So-called “programmatic” ad-buying tactics, which let ad planners reach tightly defined audiences using efficient targeting and buying technology, has come a long way. Now the next challenge for programmatic algorithms will be learning to connect with creatives, says one digital ad leader. “Today, media is always outpaced from a technology perspective relative to […]

 
 

eXelate’s Malik: Life is Better at Top of Video Ad Funnel

CHICAGO — Advertisers are finding it easier to use online video like conventional static display ads – because specific targeting through video remains challenging, according to one ad data exec. “People think about display as ‘top of funnel’ and ‘bottom of funnel’ – branding and direct response,” eXelate marketing chief Khurrum Malik tells Beet.TV in […]

 
 

VivaKi’s Chris Paul: Ad Sweet Spot is Experiential and Addressable

CHICAGO — So-called “programmatic” online ad-buying technology may help advertisers eliminate waste by targeting specific users, but the best campaigns include a blend of programmatic and conventional, according to one advertising executive. “The combination of experiential marketing and addressable marketing is where you find the real sweet spot and the best ROI in your marketing […]

 
 

Videology Reboots To Offer Combined Programmatic And Manual Video Ad Buying

The world of advertising buying is becoming a binary distinction between classical media buys and the booming world of programmatic, real-time bidding, which sees systems automatically buy and sell space based on pre-loaded criteria. Now one of the online video display ad space’s biggest players, Videology, has re-tooled its platform to offer both. Its new […]

 
 

Mobile Ad Net InMobi Considering Its Video Options

CANNES — InMobi has been known as a big name in mobile advertising for most of its five years in operation. But those five years predate the smartphone and tablet boom. Now the outfit is mulling its options for adding such services to its client offering. “We are evaluating various different strategies as to what makes […]

 
 

Flite CEO Price: Hot Trend Advertises To Individual Customers

CANNES — When it comes to digital advertising: “The big trend I’m seeing is starting to think about users as opposed to buying audience,” according to one ad tech service vendor. Will Price, CEO of content marketing technology firm Flite, tells Beet.TV: “It used to be that brands would buy context to get their messages across. […]

 
 

Rubicon’s Stevens: Programmatic Can Boom In Smaller Countries

CANNES — “Programmatic” ad-buying techniques are seeing “immense” adoption around the world – and can particularly save money for advertisers in smaller countries, according to one exec in the space. “In a territory market that’s a much smaller population … operational costs are a much, much bigger percentage of the overall media spend,” Rubicon Project’s […]

 
 

‘Mass Relevance’ Aims To Bridge Paid And Earned With Owned

CANNES — Austin-based social marketing technology service Mass Relevance has spent the last year since scoring a $3.3 million investment building clients for its platform. CEO and co-founder Sam Decker describes the proposition like this: “There’s an opportunity to connect together the paid, owned, earned (media). We think owned is the bridge.” The company’s platform […]

 
 

FreeWheel’s Heller: Video Audience Is Still Untapped

CANNES — Video companies are lagging behind what is now a massive consumer appetite for digital programming, according to one online exec. “In Q1, we saw somewhere north of 16 billion video views,” Jon Heller, whose company FreeWheel manages video for media clients, told Beet.TV in this video interview. “What we’ve seen is untapped volume. […]

 
 

ZEFR’s BrandID Helps Brands See ‘Enormous Magnitude’ Of YouTube Fan Uploads

CANNES – Movie, TV and music rightsholders already have a way to identify and monetize unauthorized YouTube uploads, using ZEFR’s Content ID service. Now marketers, too, can learn when their brands appear in unofficial YouTube videos. Speaking to Beet.TV at the Cannes Lions advertiser conflab, where ZEFR was pushing its new Brand ID service, Chip […]

 
 

Getty’s Digital Video Library Growing By Up To 20,000 Each Month

CANNES — Getty Images’ evolution from static to moving images is happening at pace in the digital age. “We have around 1.5 million video clips currently on our site,” company Christian Toksvig told Beet.TV in this video interview. “We are adding something like 10 to 20,000 a month at the moment from our own and […]

 
 

Accuen’s CEO Jacobs: Digital Is Growing, Not Stealing, TV Ad Spend

CANNES – Some folk would have you believe in a straight, linear migration of dollars from television advertising to online video advertising. But that’s not how ad trading desk software vendor Accuen Media‘s CEO Josh Jacobs sees it. “We’re starting to have much more interesting conversations with the television buyers saying, ‘How do we engage […]

 
 

Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings Go Public UK

LONDON – Nielsen has begun the UK roll-out of its system for combining TV and online ad ratings, with several advertisers, agencies and publishers aboard. Already live in the US, Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings (XCR) will, in the UK, take TV performance data from the audience measurement agency BARB, combining it with online ad viewing data […]

 
 

Videology’s Jamboretz: Video Ad Tech Consolidation Looming

CANNES – With video advertising growing at such a pace currently, the number of technology suppliers in the chain could balloon and then shrink in a wave of M&A, one sector exec says. “There is an absolute expectation that consolidation will have to happen at some point,” Ryan Jamboretz, the EMEA SVP of one vendor, […]

 
 

Outbrain Serves Content Marketers In To Editorial Stream

CANNES – Time was, New York-based Outbrain mostly helped news site readers find interesting stories to read on other news sites. Now that any brand can be a news outlet, however, Outbrain is finding a growing content customer base amongst marketers, too. “We are just enjoying this huge uptake in content marketing that brands are getting […]

 
 

Xaxis CEO Lesser: Majority Of Ad Buying Will Be Programmatic

CANNES — WPP’s data-centric Xaxis division has tripled in size from around 100 staff to more than 300 in its first two years, and CEO Brian Lesser says that growth suggests the future scale of highly targeted online ad buying tactics many label “programmatic”. “Over the next three to five years, you will see that […]

 
 

In Tobaccowala’s Looking Glass: Ecommerce-Enabled Video Everywhere

CANNES – The chief strategy and innovation officer of Publicis’ VivaKi digital unit has a three-item recipe for the future of marketing. Rishad Tobaccowala told Beet.TV in this video interview advertising that is increasingly video-led will, first, become more targetable and, second, include built-in transactional capability. But Tobaccowala’s exciting vision extends beyond current technology. Third, he […]

 
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