This is The Year of “Advertainment,” Virool’s Danzis

FORT LAUDERDALE –  Virool, the self-service video advertising company with some 30,000 customers, is increasing  its operations around the needs of large brand marketers and advertising agencies — meeting demand for views of branded video content, says Brian Danzis, Chief Revenue Officer of the San Francisco-based company. He says that the length of videos now […]

 

Video Ad Personalization is Here, Eyeview Risicato

FOR LAUDERDALE – While customized display ads, created on the fly for the individual consumer, has become well established, the opportunity for advertisers to customize video advertising has been limited by technology issues.  Those issues have been solved that value to brands is dramatic, says Anthony Risicato, Chief Strategy Officer for Eyeview. Risicato, formerly with […]

 

Converged TV-Digital Buys Can lncrease TV Reach More Than 50%

FORT LAUDERDALE — Layering in digital media into TV buys can lift brand metrics on the TV side, and agencies would be wise to continue to showcase the case studies reflecting that to clients, says Veena Rayapareddi, Vice President Programmatic at Cadreon/Magna Global (IPG) at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat.  “We can show the lift in brand […]

 

Addressable TV Needs Standards: Modi’s Jamie Power

FORT LAUDERDALE — The emerging opportunity of connected TVs with household-level targeting capability may not be met without the kind of ad standardisation that the IAB’s inception brought to display, says one ad tech exec. “Everyone does something a little bit differently – each of the (TV) operators has different decks, data,” says Jamie Power, senior partner  for addressable […]

 

“An Uncertain Time” in AdTech: Nielsen’s Feigenson

FORD LAUDERDALE — It has been a whirlwind couple of years in digital ad technology platforms, with the onset of “programmatic” quickly shaking up the sector. What are the views from one company whose input to the space endures? “We are in an uncertain time,” according to Nielsen Digital MD Andrew Feigenson. “There’s a lot of […]

 

Time Inc Sees Greater Role For Video Across Brands

FORT LAUDERDALE — What’s a magazine anymore? A video series, an app, or a cross-portfolio digital aggregation, according to publisher Time Inc’s video SVP JR McCabe. “I look at the portfolio as brands, not as magazines,” McCabe tells Beet.TV. Case in point is recently-launched Daily Cut, which scoops up video from across Time Inc titles. […]

 

Hulu ‘Going Big’ On Original Commissions Ahead Of NewFronts

FORT LAUDERDALE — Original commissions have become the creative differentiators for video-on-demand platforms. TV aggregator Hulu is taking a range of new programming to the upcoming April/May NewFronts, a week when platforms try to secure upfront ad bookings. “One of our better shows is The Awesomes, an animated series by Seth Myers,” Hulu ad sales SVP Peter […]

 

Authenticated Online Viewing Is Booming: FreeWheel’s Rooke

FORT LAUDERDALE — Online video viewing that requires consumers log in is growing, now that TV Everywhere services have popularized the notion. That is according to video ad tech platform FreeWheel, which expects to observe growth in its upcoming Q4 video monetization report. FreeWheel’s business solutions GM James Rooke expects “continued growth in viewing taking place behind the authentication […]

 

Teads Aims For Wider Footprint After New Funding

FORT LAUDERDALE — “Out-of-stream” video ad tech supplier Teads is targeting global expansion in 2015, after it raised another $30m in funding in January. Speaking with Beet.TV, North America GM Jim Daily expects “more expansion” this year: “We’ve opened up in the US. We’re going to be expanding further in to Canada and some other key markets. We’ve […]

 

AT&T Keen on Data-Driven Ad Buying

FORT LAUDERDALE — MVPDs like AT&T are looking at ways to integrate more data into media buying and planning, says Chris Monteferrante, VP National Sales at AT&T AdWorks, AT&T’s advanced advertising arm, at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Corp. “We use data to augment buys, […]

 

Data Can Drive Creative: Eyeview CEO Harnevo

FORT LAUDERDALE — What place creativity when ads can be scientifically created to match viewer emotions using all manner of data points? Eyeview, a vendor which helps personalize video ads according to targeting criteria, thinks the two disciplines connect. “For example, a retailer has 100,000 products in different locations, different prices,” says Eyeview CEO Oren […]

 

NBCUniversal Tackles Cross-Screen Measurement

FORT LAUDERDALE – As the industry continues to seek an ideal cross-measurement service, some media companies are cobbling together their own methods to track audiences across screens. For instance, NBCUniversal is selling and measuring ads on a “total audience” basis across linear and digital, says Joe Cady, VP of Advertising at NBC Universal, at the recent Beet.TV […]

 

Facebook And Emotional Video Will Boom: Unruly’s Kosinski

FORT LAUDERDALE — What works in online video advertising, and where is it going to work best? Emotional content, and on Facebook, according to one company which measures the virality of digital video spots. “This year, we think Facebook is going to be the big winner – Facebook is going to just explode in terms of […]

 

SpotXchange To Open More EU Offices: Buckley

FORT LAUDERDALE — Fresh from RTL buying a majority stake for $144m, programmatic video ad tech outfit SpotXchange says it will shortly be opening up more offices in Europe under the group’s stewardship. “You’ll see some news from us early this year around new office openings specifically in the European region,” SpotXchange platform SVP Sean Buckley […]

 

The New York Times has Moved to HTML5 Player, Here’s Why

FORT LAUDERDALE — Google’s YouTube announced last month it would switch from Flash to powering its video player in HTML5 by default. But the video site wasn’t the only property to have gone in that direction. The New York Times went to HTML5-first a few years ago now, out of a “toolbox” that has been […]

 

Apps Are Hot, “Web Is AM Radio”: Jun CEO Reichgut

FORT LAUDERDALE — How times change. Once, the web was the be-all and end-all of digital media. Wired magazine’s playful cover story may not quite have come to pass, but the web certainly isn’t where digital starts and ends nowadays. “Eighty-seven percent of mobile traffic happens in an app,” says ad tech company Jun Group‘s […]

 

Advertisers Starting To Slice Up Ad Spots: Innovid’s Chalozin

FORT LAUDERDALE — To spread their messages across so many different kinds of marketing channel these days, advertisers are going to have to create spots for more formats than just standard, 30-second TV ads. Fortunately, that is now beginning to happen, says Innovid CTO and co-founder Tal Chalozin. “In order to really apply sophistication on […]

 

‘Tech Stack’ Proliferation Hurts Advertisers: Videology’s Castree

FORT LAUDERDALE — The emergence of so-called “programmatic” ad-trading techniques, in which new software platforms enable precise, data-driven ad buying and selling, has kicked off a race of ad tech suite vendors. Each promises to serve customers with a specific part of the value chain – but one vendor says this just confuses customers. “There […]

 

Live Viewing Over Connected TV’s up 200%: FreeWheel’s Rooke

FORT LAUDERDALE — Viewers love TV, but they love watching TV on multiple device screens even more, says a video ad tech vendor targeting benefits form the consumer shift. “Consumers see TV as TV – an episode of Family Guy is an episode of Family Guy, regardless of where you watch it,” says video ad […]

 

TV Ad Buyers Must be Eased into Automation : Mediaocean’s DePascale

FORT LAUDERDALE — Many in the video ad tech space think the old way of buying and selling TV ads will soon be overturned by new technology. But TV planning and buying tool Mediaocean‘s product VP Cordie DePascale says the old guard must be eased in to the new world for mutual benefit to occur. “There’s […]

 
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