Real-Time Not Essential For Programmatic TV, AOL’s Ackerman

FORT LAUDERDALE — Companies in the TV advertising business don’t need to adopt all of the so-called “programmatic” technologies vendors tout to benefit from some of their key efficiencies, says one such vendor in the chain. “You don’t have to have complete automation, dynamic ad insertion,” Adap,tv programmatic SVP Dan Ackerman tells Beet.TV in this panel […]

 

Creative and Media Need to Pair Up From Start of Campaign, MEC’s Shenan Reed

FORT LAUDERDALE – The ideal partnership for media divisions and creative departments is to work together from the start of a campaign, says Shenan Reed, President of Digital North America at MEC, at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp. “Our job is to take creative and […]

 

Taboola’s $117mn Round Welcomes Comcast, Publishers

FORT LAUDERDALE — Content marketing discovery platform Taboola has completed its latest fundraising above the $100mn rumored in recent reports, with its founder saying some advertisers are spending eight-figure sums through the company. Taboola is announcing a $117mn Series E round, led by Fidelity Management and Research Company along with previous backers Marker LLC and […]

 

AT&T Advanced Ad Division Zeroes in on ROI, TV Addressability

FORT LAUDERDALE — The advertising focus for 2015 will squarely be on ROI, thanks to the proliferation of programmatic buying, says Chris Monteferrante, VP National Sales at AT&T AdWorks, AT&T’s advanced advertising arm, in an interview with Beet.TV. AT&T AdWorks has rolled out a number of programmatic type products, including its TV Blueprint platform that enables […]

 

TV Operators Holding Back Addressable Dreams: SMG’s Scheppach

FORT LAUDERDALE — The industry talks a good game about using data from addressable TV sets to target TV ads at household level. But Tracey Scheppach has been knocking at that door for the last 13 years. Scheppach, EVP, who leads innovation at Starcom MediaVest Group and who leads VivaKi’s The Pool initiative, says TV operators […]

 

Momentum Building for “Addressable TV,” MODI Media’s Bologna

FORT LAUDERDALE — TV buying is heading on a path to addressability, and more focus on data is driving that, says Mike Bologna, President of MODI Media, in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp., for Beet.TV. “We have the greatest momentum in addressable TV. There are 42 million US homes, that’s one-third […]

 

Half Of Biggest Publishers Have Viewability Problem: comScore’s Fulgoni

FORT LAUDERDALE — Over the last couple of years, the digital advertising industry has woken up to the problem of fake ad views, in which ads served by a publisher are not really seen by genuine consumers. If you thought “premium” publishers are off the hook, think again… “When we look at the top  top […]

 

BrightRoll’s Mosher: Yahoo To Change the Mobile Ad Game

FORT LAUDERDALE — Mobile is one of the key areas of focus for video ad tech firm BrightRoll in 2015, and the company reckons its recent acquisition by Yahoo, for $640mn, will help it execute. “It’s been underpenetrated and underserved by the video market over the last couple of years,” Brightroll marketplace SVP and GM Dan […]

 

VideoElephant Gives Brands Video Content

FORT LAUDERDALE — Since launching in 2011, video aggregator VideoElephant of Dublin has built some traction in the UK and Israel; now it wants to beef up its US operations. “Later this year, we’ll be opening an office in New York,” head of business development and partnerships Brian Cullinane tells Beet.TV in this video interview. Marketers […]

 

Touchdown! Civolution Uses Super Bowl Moments To Trigger Online Ads

FORT LAUDERDALE — NFL’s annual Super Bowl may be renowned for generating vast sums in advertising revenue on TV. But that requires a big budget – what if the TV broadcast could trigger a downstream bump in advertising buzz online? That’s the technology which data and watermarking vendor Civolution is deploying for Sunday’s game between […]

 

‘Premium’ Is In The Eye Of The Beholder: Coull’s Watkins

FORT LAUDERDALE — Advertisers like to talk about their search for “premium” ad inventory – the kind of places that only quality brands like to be seen. But is inventory really “premium” if hardly anyone sees it? “What defines premium is in the eye of the beholder,” says Irfon Watkins, CEO and co-founder of Coull, a Bristol, UK-based […]

 

Hulu’s Naylor: Majority of Views Now in the Living Room

FOR LAUDERDALE –  Hulu, the popular entertainment video portal,  is seeing a majority of its views coming via devices that connect to the television, says Peter Naylor, SVP of Advertising Sales, in this interview with Beet.TV He says that some 60% of viewers are now consuming content in their living rooms with 20% consumption on […]

 

A Wonderful, Unexpected Run/Walk to Fight Cancer with Tracey Scheppach and David Moore

FORT LAUDERDALE –  Cancer has touched so many of us — and sometimes it hits very close to home.  Such is the case for SMG’s EVP Tracey Scheppach whose son Ryan, 9, is battling leukemia.  His official diagnosis is High Risk Pre-B ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia).   Tracey has taken to doing triathlons to raise awareness […]

 

The Transformation of Television Advertising via Addressable is Inevitable, Videology’s Castree

FORT LAUDERDALE — It’s going to be gigantic when all the technology is in place – but why let the future get in the way of disrupting the present? “At end of 2015, we’ll be lucky if 3% of the total video universe is transacted programmatically,” ad tech firm Videology Group‘s north America MD Tim Castree […]

 

Deduplicate Audiences With Cross-Media Planning: Nielsen’s Hohman

FORT LAUDERDALE — If you advertise to reach an audience demographic in online video and in TV, you may think you have maximised your reach – but, if some viewers saw your ad in both media, have you overpaid? Nielsen agency solutions MD David Hohman says new measurement tools like his own Cross-platform Campaign Ratings […]

 

Full Video Ad Viewability, We Will Get There, Google’s Jane Hong

FORT LAUDERDALE — So you’re an advertiser and you only want to pay for ads that humans can actually see? Be careful what you wish for – today, that may be like cutting off your nose to spite your face. “They believe they should have always been paying for the viewable impression,” Jane Hong, Google […]

 

MEC’s Shenan Reed: Programmatic Need Demystifying

FORT LAUDERDALE – Programmatic buying is a more automated process, but that doesn’t mean it’s less expensive, says Shenan Reed, President of Digital North America at MEC, at the Beet.TV executive retreat this past weekend. However, that is a popular misconception among some brands. “We spend a lot of time demystifying programmatic – that it […]

 

Simulmedia’s Glantz: We are Measuring Business Outcome from TV Ads

FORT LAUDERDALE – Advertising technology company Simulmedia is aiming to link business outcomes to TV ads, says Michael Glantz, Manager of Business Development at Simulmedia at the Beet.TV executive retreat this past weekend. TV ads have been measured traditionally on reach and frequency, but layering in data can provide new metrics on actual ad effectiveness. “Marketers […]

 

It’s Basic: Better Ad Viewability Drives Better Sales: comScore’s Fulgoni

FORT LAUDERDALE — After the discovery that some advertisers were paying for video ads which were not being viewed by actual consumers, the Media Ratings Council last year defined a standard for “viewability”. Now some brands are finding a link between increased viewability and improved sales, says comScore executive chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni. In this video interview […]

 

AOL is Linking Content and Audience, Martinez explains

FORT LAUDERDALE – One of AOL’s goals these days is to help guide ad partners through the complexity of today’s digital marketplace, says Marta Martinez, Global Head of Video Sales, AOL Inc., at the Beet.TV executive retreat this past weekend. “A lot of my role is education and working with advertisers on the best marketing tactics above […]

 
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