Taboola CEO: Native Will Go Programmatic When It Hits Scale

The problem with the new native advertising concept, according to some display ad veterans, is – how can the format ever hit display’s heights when each new deployment may need to be customized for editorial fit? But Adam Singolda, CEO of a content discovery network that is also trying to deploy native ads, says things […]

 
 

Video Ad Tech Firm Ebuzzing Hits $67 Million in Revenue

Depending on the ad format, brands will want to use different metrics and KPIs to measure effectiveness, says Jim Daily, General Manager US for Ebuzzing, an online video technology platform based in London that’s been expanding in the US in the last year, in this interview with Ashley J. Swartz at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat in Vieques, […]

 
 

AOL Video Growing Fast; Big Focus on Viewability

The online video business is still suffering from a lack of premium supply, says Charles Gabriel, VP Video Sales at AOL. But that’s one of the reasons AOL Video continued to grow its platform and ad offerings this past year, he says in this interview with Ashley J. Swartz at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat. As […]

 
 

As Brands Eye Programmatic, Agencies Need to Show Value

As more brand are considering implementing their own programmatic platforms, media agencies need to more clearly present their value, advises Dee Salomon, Chief Marketing Officer of MediaLink, the influential media consulting firm. In this segment from the recent Beet executive retreat, she says that MediaLink is working with brands in evaluating programmatic solutions. She […]

 
 

Google’s VanDerzee: Big Focus On “Buy Side” of Programmatic in 2014

Google will invent more resources in 2014 on improving its advertising technologies for buy-side customers, says a Google ad exec. “We spent a little bit more time on the sell side than we did on the buy side from a product development perspective,” Google media platforms sales head Jay VanDerzee tells Beet.TV. “We’re obviously going to continue to do […]

 
 

Videology’s Gaskamp: Display Ad Tech Doesn’t Work For Video

There is no straight line from planning a textual or pictorial display ad campaigns to doing so for video, says one video ad tech exec. “A lot of the technologies that were built and deployed in the online display world don’t translate well in to video,” says Videology‘s development SVP Brent Gaskamp. “Some people have […]

 
 

Beet.TV’s Plesser: New Era Dawning For Journalism

New York-based video journalism outfit Beet.TV, this article’s publisher, has been creating events and videos that tell the story of the digital business for the last eight years. Now executive producer Andy Plesser says the industry is about to take off, as attitudes toward branded content converge. “It’s a video-first B2B publishing platform that’s driven […]

 
 

Digitas’ Shlachter: Good Branded Video Is Hard To Do

With an apparent shortage of premium video inventory against which to advertise, some marketers are taking to producing their own content to get their messages across. But what’s the right recipe for branded video success? “No matter what … it’s got to be clear, consistent,” says Digitas’ north America media activation head Adam Shlachter. “It’s […]

 
 

‘Branded Video Has Five Seconds To Impress’: GroupM’s Rob Norman

The emerging space of editorial video content produced by brand marketers is so new that there are few benchmarks for a successful campaign, says GroupM chief digital officer Rob Norman. But he has identified at least one golden rule already. “Make sure the first five or six seconds are really, really good – so that […]

 
 

‘Addressability Won’t Grow TV Pie’: Nielsen’s Hohman

Several technology developments are promising to revolutionize TV advertising with the same degree of individual targeting now being seen on the web. But will these new methods bring any more money in to a TV advertising game that is already worth circa $70 million per year in the US? “Fundamentally, it will probably be the […]

 
 

MediaVest’s Trivedi: Viewability Concerns Hurting Ad World

According to some ugly numbers, as many as 40% of video ads claimed to be watched online are not really viewed by humans at all. Measuring the true “viewability” of videos has, therefore, become one of the industry’s hot topics. “All the other media don’t spend so much money validating that their ads will show […]

 
 

AOL’s Harnevo: Branded Video Will Boom As Pre-Rolls Wane

Pre-roll adverts are the largest slice of AOL’s video advertising revenue – but the outfit nevertheless thinks the format will be challenged. “Pre-rolls are the majority of what we do, the (TV) assets are already there,” AOL’s video president Ran Harnevo tells Beet.TV. “Acceptance of pre-rolls is going decrease. Brands will have to become publishers.” That is […]

 
 

SMG To Reveal Effectiveness Of Twitter TV Retargeting

Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) recently struck an exclusive partnership with Twitter, creating a “social TV lab” to explore the impact TV and social, in tandem, have on advertising. Now the pair are about to unveil first findings. SMG’s global video lead Lisa Giacosa tells Beet.TV metrics “look favorable” and are due to be published in February […]

 
 

Nielsen’s Hohman: Cross-Platform Ads Are More Effective

“We really are at a cross-roads for the industry,” Nielsen agency solutions EVP Dave Hohman tells Beet.TV. “Ad agencies are looking to be able to provide integrated, multi-screen campaigns – they tend to be much more impactful from an ROI (return on investment) standpoint than mono-media planning.” The problem? Ad planning hierarchies are “siloed”, Hohman reckons: “The […]

 
 

Brands Tapping Google for In-House, Programmatic Video Ad Solutions

Seeing the opportunities to harness the power of programmatic buying, particularly around video, an increasing number of brands are turning to Google and other vendors to build their own programmatic operations, explains Jane Hong, Head of Industry, Media & Platforms, DoubleClick, Google, in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with her last month at the Beet.TV […]

 
 

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 […]

 
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