Three Essentials For Video Viewability, BrightRoll’s Tod Sacredoti explain

The concept of “viewability” has gained prominence lately, as advertisers – alarmed by news that many video ad impressions are not really viewed by humans – seek certainty about their wasted spending. Programmatic video ad platform Brightroll’s CEO Tod Sacredoti recently got up on stage at Brightroll’s own video summit to highlight the three prerequisites […]

 

Private Exchanges Mean Best Of Both Worlds: Vevo’s Carson

Should publishers use programmatic ad trading mechanisms or continue selling direct to ad buyers? The emergence of private marketplaces means those options are no longer mutually exclusive, says one big video publisher. “This set of pipes and plumbing that fuel a programmatic system was created for anonymous inventory,” according to Jonathan Carson, chief revenue officer of […]

 

Nielsen’s Hasker: Mobile Measurement Is The Future Of Our Business

Nielsen’s mobile video future starts this coming October. That is when the measurement firm will start quantifying mobile TV viewership following the recent announcement of the addition, says the company’s global product leadership president. Nielsen will fold mobile viewership in to its C3 TV ratings system in the fall. Before that, it will give its Online Campaign […]

 

The Great Unwatched: Viewability Shifts Kellogg’s Video Ad Strategy

For the last year, online video advertisers have been realizing that as many as 40% of video ads played and paid for may not actually be viewed by humans on the other end. On Sunday, The New York Times ran a big feature that has taken this new idea, the dirty secret of true, “viewability”, […]

 

Kawaja: TV Buyers Must Be Slow-Rolled To Programmatic

If the digital advertising people getting high on “programmatic” trading are to access the $70 billion US TV ad market this way, they had better develop some empathy first, says one of the industry’s leading media finance advisors. Luma Partners CEO Terence Kawaja says TV ad trading, historically reliant on broad demographic targeting, and digital […]

 

Viewability Measurement Must Be Independent: BrightRoll SVP

The realization that as many as 40% of video ad views may be faked by publishers has given rise to systems measuring true “viewability” for advertisers. But one ad tech vendor says ad buyers shouldn’t trust “viewability” numbers when they are produced by publishers themselves. “The key for viewability is to make sure that the measurement […]

 

BrightRoll Focused on Viewability Measurement, Mobile Growth

The mobile video business now comprises about one-third of BrightRoll inventory and is on pace to hit 50% in the near future, more evidence of the fast growth of this ad segment, says Tod Sacerdoti, CEO and founder of video ad technology platform BrightRoll, in an interview with Beet.TV from the BrightRoll Video Summit. Better […]

 

Innovid’s Chalozin: Ad Buyers Are Moving to Cross-Platform Investment

While the online media landscape is highly fragmented , some in the advertising chain are beginning to piece to overcome the disparate ecosystem by taking advantage of platforms that put technology niceties in the background, says one vendor. “It is a very fragmented market,” interactive video ad tech firm Innovid‘s co-founder and CTO  Tal Chalozin tells […]

 

Viewability Is Finally Here And Now: BrightRoll’s Avila

It may have taken some time, but now ad tech platform operators can sell advertisers on identifying the proportion of their ads actually viewed by humans with a degree of industry backing, says one such operator. “The MRC (Media Ratings Council) and IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau) have now defined a standard,” says BrightRoll‘s marketing operations […]

 

comScore’s ‘Five-Screen’ Measurement Launching Late 2014

Media measurer comScore will syndicate its ambitious program to track audience consumption across five device types with a common currency later this year. “We’re about to deliver the product (Project Blueprint) to CIMM, that’s phase two,” says comScore chief research officer Josh Chasin, referring to the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), a group of leading […]

 

VivaKi Leans on Fraud Prevention Tools & Metrics as Programmatic Expands

As the programmatic marketplace continues to expand, media buyers need to make sure they have tools in place to battle fraud, says Cheryl Stump, Director of Video at VivaKi Audience on Demand during an interview with Beet.TV from the BrightRoll Video Summit. “We see the correlation between brand lift and engagement when the player is viewable, […]

 

Kellogg’s Fetters on Big Progress in Video Ad Viewability

Breakfast cereal maker Kellogg’s is a big advertising spender – and it plans to spend a bigger chunk of money in online video, now that new technology is finally proving just how many people really view its video ads. “It was very important to consistently measure viewability and how we can make improvements in the […]

 

BrightRoll “Bakes-in” Viewability Authentication with Moat

The percentage  of non-viewable digital ads has reached nearly 50 percent in the United States, says  Jonah Goodhart, CEO of New York-based Moat, in this interview with Beet.TV.   The start-up provides independent third-party data on ad viewabity to a number of major publishers and advertisers. At the BrightRoll Video Summit this week, the company […]

 

Nielsen’s Mobile Video Measurement Coming This Summer

Nielsen will launch a new system for advertisers to measure the audience for mobile content and video properties this coming summer. “It’s all about mobile – it’s explosive,” the company’s global product leadership president Steve Hasker tells Beet.TV. “We have developed and are now testing the first industrial-strength robust measurement system for video and other types […]

 

Innovid Opens To Partners & Rivals For More Advanced Capabilities Across Screens

Innovid has, for the last couple of years, developed its iRoll format – pre-roll video ads that let viewers click and engage with content more than simple 15- or 30-second linear spots. Now it is opening up its platform in a bid to recognize the many, many ad tech vendors in the video chain and […]

 

Yahoo Wants Its ‘Network’ To Solve Video Supply Constraints

When it comes to Yahoo, critics will often ask, rhetorically: “What is it nowadays, anyway?” The company’s Americas head Ned Brody has a clear answer: “You need to start thinking about Yahoo as both a publisher and a network.” That means Yahoo doesn’t just want to be an owner and operator of its own web properties on […]

 

BrightRoll’s DoubleClick Google Enables YouTube Programmatic Buys

Programmatic video ad platform BrightRoll is integrating its systems with Google’s DoubleClick Ad Exchange, enabling buying of video ads on Google’s YouTube via “programmatic” methods from the BrightRoll end. “The DoubleClick bid manager has been a buyer on our marketplace for over a year – now we’re becoming a buyer in their marketplace,” BrightRoll CEO and […]