comScore Opens up “Project Blueprint” to the Industry

Project Blueprint, a comprehensive cross-platform device to measure the impact of advertising across different media platforms, has been introduced to the industry, comScore recently announced. The new platform was developed in conjunction with ESPN. At the Beet.TV executive retreat, comScore executive chairman Gian Fulgoni gives the back-story of the collaboration with ESPN, findings from […]


InMobi’s is Powering Mobile Ads with Data, Stephanie Sarofian

Mobile platform InMobi is betting that the pivotal role phones play for consumers’ lives will help drive use of mobile data too for brands and agencies, says Stephanie Sarofian, Executive Director, Brand and Agency at InMobi in this interview at the Beet.TV executive retreat. The former Digitas ad exec recently joined the mobile data technology company and […]


Innovid Inks Deal with Video Data Shop Veenome for Video Frame Categorization and Brand Safety

Video ad technology company Innovid struck a deal with the video data shop Veenome to provide deeper analytics into the true content of the actual videos that their customers run ads on, says Kevin Lenane, Founder and CEO of Veenome, during an interview at the Beet.TV executive retreat. Under the deal, Innovid will use Veenome’s data for its work with […]


Xaxis’ Brian Gleason: Creative Is A ‘Big Hole’ For Digital Video Ads

Ad campaign creativity has been lost in the multi-platform digital age as advertisers have rushed to cram their broadcast ads in to a range of very different screens, according to a panel of frustrated ad and measurement executives. “Creative, that’s our biggest hole,” Xaxis’ north America MD Brian Gleeson tells Beet.TV. “We’ve spent so much money […]


Digital Video Buying Goes Multi-Platform, Videology’s Gaskamp

Many folks in the online video advertising world are advancing their notion that TV and online video advertising are fusing together. Now some new numbers show how strong that belief is. This report commissioned by video ad tech group Videology from Forrester finds a majority of advertisers, agencies and media organizations believe ad campaigns will […]


Jun Group Driving Native Video Ads To Apps

Jun Group is a video advertising platform on the move after raising $2.5 million in debt funding last month – and one direction it’s moving is mobile. The New York-based outfit helps brands place video ads and sponsored content on Jun’s network of premium web publishers like Business Insider and CNN. “Seventy percent of the […]


With $80 Million Raise, Turn Expands Global, Video Operations

Turn, an advertising demand-side (DSP) and data management platform (DMP) company, that raised $80 million last month, is expanding its global operations and building its video services capabilities , explains Chris Smith, GM of Emerging Media in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with him at the Beet.TV executive retreat in Vieques, Puerto Rico last month.  


Teads Launching Video Ad Supply Platform For Publishers

French video ad tech outfit Teads has recently been garnering attention for its technology which places video adverts outside of video windows. Now it will give publishers enhanced management opportunities. “Now we are releasing, in Europe, a full SSP option for publishers, helping them to monetize all their programmatic revenues.,” business development head Pierre de […]


Eyeview Grows Its Personalized Video Ad Footprint

Back in the summer, Eyeview took on $8.1 million in third-round funding to build out its personalized video ad business. Now the firm is upping its staff count and opening sales offices across the US, says CEO Oren Harnevo. The New York-based company’s technology lets advertisers customize text and graphic assets in the same video […]


SMG’s Giacosa on the New Vendors Behind Social Video

Programmers are exploring new ways to plan video and social TV across screens to drive consumer reaction thanks to a host of new technology vendors, says Lisa Giacosa, SVP Global Social Media Director and Global Video Lead at Starcom MediaVest Group, in an interview with Beet.TV at the Beet.TV executive retreat. Vendors she is keen on […]


MediaVest’s Trivedi: Compliance Around Digital Video is Finally in Place

A crucial step in establishing digital video as a viable medium for advertisers, is for publishers such as Google, AOL, Yahoo and MSN, to be operational compliant, explains Ritu Trivedi, Managing Director of the Digital Marketplace at MediaVest U.S., a media buying unit of the Publicis Groupe, in this interview with Beet.TV The adoption of […]


New York Times to Debut Video ‘Channel’ Slate at NewFronts

The New York Times is organizing its video operation into topic channels and will soon make them available across its site, on Apps, via connected TV’s and other devices. This new offering will debut at the upcoming Digital Content NewFronts (4/28 – 5/2) where The Times will present for the first time, says Rebecca Howard, […]


AOL’s Harnevo: The Future of Video News is a “Content Exchange”

AOL has built an enormous video syndication platform which produces nearly 900 billion monthly video views for the likes of the BBC News, ESPN, the New York Times, TIME, and the Wall Street Journal. This syndication play represents about 60 percent of the AOL’s 1.4 billion monthly streams and is growing quickly, says Ran […]


WPP’s Rob Norman: Longterm Brand Building is Essential in a Real-Time World

While earned media and real-time marketing is driving value and immediate results for brands, it is the longterm, enduring value to brands that needs to be in the forefront of media planning, says Rob Norman, Global Chief Digital Officer of GroupM, the media agency of WPP. This conversation was taped at the Beet.TV executive retreat […]


‘Engagement Beats Views’ For Video Ad Measurement, 7th Chamber CEO Spalding

TV advertisers are fond of reaching a mass of people – but, online, is viewership the be-all and end-all? “It’s not about driving a million views – it’s more about, ‘How can we drive 250,000 engagements?’,” says Richard Spalding, CEO of The 7th Chamber, a seeding agency which aims to push videos to people who […]


Unruly’s Kosinski: Superbowl’s Best Ads Touched Down Weeks Before Kick-Off

Historically, the Superbowl has been the big TV event on which advertisers will spend big to reach big audiences on one hit. But, in the social video age, what does the Superbowl opportunity look like? “Back in the day, everyone waited to see that ad,” says Unruly Media‘s US president Richard Kosinski. “We’ve actually found that 60% […]


Nielsen’s Hohman: TV Nets ‘Hungry’ For Cross-Platform Data

VIEQUES, PR — Advertisers are keen to to buy campaigns across TV show makers’ many multi-media tentacles – but do TV networks know how to price a cross-platform show. That’s where measurement comes in, says Nielsen’s agency solutions EVP Dave Hohman. “Lots of agencies and advertisers are asking for integrated multi-screen campaigns,” Hohman tells Beet.TV. “It’s […]


Ebuzzing’s Daily: Advertisers Should Only Pay For Willing Consumers

The video advertising industry has recently started to focus conversion on “viewability” – the metric that uncovers whether users are really watching videos and ads. One easy way to uncover viewability may be for advertisers to use interactive ads that demand engagement, rather than pre-roll ads which are passive, suggests US GM Jim Daily of […]


Custom Content is Powering the Automation of Media Buying at Magna Global

Magna Global, the media agency of Interpublic Group Mediabrands, has a goal of moving 50 percent of its media buying into an automated system by 2016. In this video, Kristi Argyilan, president of the NA unit, shares the backstory around this initiative. A driving factor is the impact of custom video content which has […]


The Washington Post’s Schiffman Proposes Web Video News Consortium

The Washington Post, having made a significant investment in digital video in the past 12 months, with 30 staff hires and an expanded production facility, is seeking to increase views and revenue through various schemes including the formation a digital video news consortium with other premium publishers, says Steven Schiffman, General Manager for Video at […]

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