LiveRamp in Offline Data Pact with Criteo

It may be a digital world, but two of the big marketing data providers are now partnering to help brands better understand how their audiences behave in analogue spaces. LiveRamp is partnering with Criteo. In the deal, Criteo becomes LiveRamp’s first European partner for its IdentityLink product, helping to piece together an omnichannel view of […]

 
 

Criteo’s Eichmann Wants To Help Retailers Challenge Amazon

It is the Big Daddy of the ecommerce world and sometimes seemed to have dominated the consumer sales channel even for big brands. But Amazon is a force that can be competed against if retailers come together and get smarter with their data. That is according to one ad-tech chief hoping to leverage data scale […]

 
 

Ten Years Later, Criteo’s Eichmann Celebrates Scale

Most histories document a 2005 start date, but, to its current CEO, 2007 was the year Criteo really got going. Eric Eichmann’s milestone means the much-talked-about advertising technology company is now celebrating its tenth year. During that time, Criteo raised $250m from an IPO that valued it at $800m and courted attention for popularising the […]

 
 

Criteo Expands With Better Targeting, Dynamic Video Ads

Long lauded as the exemplar of ad retargeting, veteran ad-tech outfit Criteo is still investing in building out its product suite farther. This time, it is focused on personalising video ads and matching ad data with brands’ own customer data. Criteo already announced its Criteo Commerce Marketing Ecosystem back in the summer, a network of […]

 
 

100% Digital Ad Viewability ‘Very Hard To Deliver,’ Says Hemnet Service’s Peter Brodersen

COLOGNE – The shift in digital ad transactions in Sweden from insertion orders to programmatic deals has been “quite dramatic” and, as in other markets, transparency is a big challenge. “The publisher side is starting to get in sync with programmatic and understand the change that’s apparent for the moment,” says Peter Brodersen, Programmatic Manager […]

 
 

MittMedia’s Fredrik Strauss On Solving Viewability And The Value Of Multiple Partners

COLOGNE – With some 200 years of publishing heritage, Sweden’s largest local newspaper group solved digital advertising viewability two years ago and has since served only viewable ads. The reason was pretty simple, according to Fredrik Strauss, Head of Programmatic for MittMedia. “One of the developers said ‘Why do we even serve the ads no […]

 
 

Time Inc.’s Judith Hammerman On Transparent Metrics And Walled Gardens

To Time Inc., “transparency” is just another word for “validation.” And it’s nothing new to the publisher giant, which maintains a vast garden but eschews walls when it comes to sharing data with its partners. “I think when folks are talking about transparency what they’re really talking about is validation. They really want to know […]

 
 

Brands & Agencies Will Fight Over Data, Rocket Fuel’s Duerr Says

COLOGNE — If data is still “the new oil“, get ready for a tussle between prospectors eager to control the land through which it flows. Speaking with Beet.TV for this video interview, one ad-tech exec sees a looming conflict between two industry actors who more typically do business with each other. “Data ownership is going […]

 
 

Inventory Concerns Cause Tension Between Context And Audience: Hearts & Science’s Ralston-Good

COLOGNE – Every once in a while, someone raises a caveat about being hyper sensitive about digital ad environments. In this case it’s Hearts & Science CEO Frances Ralston-Good, who says that while ad inventory should be clear the industry should be mindful of curtailing the benefits of programmatic. To be sure, the U.K.-based executive […]

 
 

Digital Supply Chain Maturing Because ‘Marketers Want More’: Index Exchange’s Andrew Casale

COLOGNE – Could it be that the digital supply chain is finally growing up? It’s definitely maturing, with signs of consolidation, less innovation and indications that marketers’ calls for greater transparency are having an impact, according to Andrew Casale. If all of this were true, Casale would know. Back in 2003 he founded Casale Media […]

 
 

Guardian’s Spears Urges Publishers To Take Control Back From Ad-Tech

COLOGNE — In the last year, publishers’ criticism of the ad-tech vendors that help their digital ad businesses has grown louder, alongside criticism from buyers over lack of transparency. In the case of The Guardian, the publisher is currently even suing Rubicon Project in court, claiming the company kept “substantial sums” in “secret commissions” and […]

 
 

How Salesforce DMP Helps Brands Find ‘The Next Best Customer’: Chief Strategy Officer Jon Suarez-Davis

COLOGNE – About a year ago, customer management provider Salesforce acquired data management platform Krux Digital, to keep pace with competitors like Adobe and Oracle. With Krux providing new muscle to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud, it has considerably upped the ante in leveraging brands’ first-party data. Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Strategy Officer Jon Suarez-Davis headed […]

 
 

CNN ‘More Relevant Than It’s Ever Been’: Chief Product Officer Alex Wellen

COLOGNE – Can a hurricane top a presidential inauguration for grabbing eyeballs? At CNN the answer is a resounding yes. Breaking news also represents a “balancing test” in being able to monetize those eyeballs most effectively, as CNN Chief Product Officer Alex Wellen explains in this video interview with Beet.TV. “It looks like CNN is […]

 
 

Spotify’s Benedik Wants To Educate Brands On Video Ads

COLOGNE — It is the leading unlimited-digital music subscription service, but Spotify is no longer an audio-only provider. In fact, Spotify introduced video advertising back in 2014. But, as it gears up to go public, the company is turning up the volume on an ad offering, video, that can likely command higher premiums than audio. […]

 
 

The Trade Desk Switches On Connected TV

COLOGNE — It is a latter-day addition for the ad-tech firm which helps create marketplaces and leverage data, but The Trade Desk is now full-swing focused on profiting from the over-the-top TV advertising opportunity. Speaking with Beet.TV in this video interview, The Trade Desk inventory partnerships SVP Tim Sims explained the company’s thinking. “One of the […]

 
 

Buyers Want Automation, Digital Insights And Attribution From Programmatic TV: DataXu’s Mike Baker

COLOGNE – In the arms race that is automated or programmatic TV, there’s much realignment occurring among tech players. They know if they’re too slow on the drawing board an Amazon or Facebook or Google will swoop in and beat them to the launch pad. This is not lost on marketing analytics provider DataXu, which […]

 
 

IAB UK’s Elkington Claims Progress On Transparency

COLOGNE — Over the last couple of years, both advertising buyers and sellers alike have cried foul over alleged nefarious practices, high margins and unseen misdeeds on the part of intermediaries. A host of initiatives has risen to combat the lack of transparency, some of them from vendors and agencies themselves accused of hiding ad […]

 
 

Sorrell On Why Brands Have An Internal Battle For Ecommerce

COLOGNE — Mondelēz International has previously described it as one of the fastest-growing revenue generators for brands – so why are clients scrapping internally over the ecommerce opportunity? In this video interview with Beet.TV, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell says that ecommerce, with which brands now have the ability to sell directly to customers and not […]

 
 

After Spain, OTT Is Key to Sky’s International Expansion Plans

COLOGNE — Over-the-top (OTT) Internet delivery looks like becoming the Trojan Horse for an expansion of Sky’s pay-TV business in what is emerging as a post-satellite future beyond its traditional UK. This summer, Sky, the UK’s leading pay-TV company and combined telco and channel provider, announced it will launch in Spain. But, unlike its core offering […]

 
 

NBCU’s Krishan Bhatia Discusses The Growing Linear-Digital Viewing Divide

COLOGNE – With the proliferation of video platforms and devices has come a persistent call for a common method of viewer measurement. One simple statistic shows why: NBC hit “This Is Us” is watched evenly on linear networks and digital platforms. “What we’re seeing in terms of the impact of that on viewership is really […]

 
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