Death Of TV Is Greatly Exaggerated: GroupM’s Rob Norman

COLOGNE — Some digital media transitions aren’t that pronounced and TV isn’t such a problematic medium after all, says one of the leading ad agencies’ top digital thinkers. “It’s very easy … to take a view that the fast-streaming, uninterruptable, buffer-free, over-the-top experience is the actual experience of humans at large – it turns out not […]

 

Yahoo Evolves Branded Content Approach with Tumblr

COLOGNE  — Yahoo has been involved in branded content for many years, but its strategy has evolved in recent months to become more tailored and also tumblr-centric, says Patrick Albano, VP and Head of Advertising Solutions at Yahoo EMEA, in an interview with Beet.TV. Yahoo purchased tumblr last year with the goal of using it to host […]

 

Data-Driven Advertising & Targeting Spur Online Video Spending, Forrester’s Joyce

COLOGNE, Germany — Data and addressability are two trends that are driving increased spending in online video, but also are posing challenges for the business, says Richard Joyce, Senior Analyst with Forrester Research, in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, Founder and CEO of Furious Minds for Beet.TV. Overall, advertisers are expecting more growth in online video because of  better […]

 

Video Ad Platform Videology Aims for Universal Mobile ID

COLOGNE, Germany —  The cookie-less nature of the mobile market is challenging for marketers, but video tech vendors are working closely with partners to overcome those inherent hurdles, said Jana Eisenstein, SVP Global Accounts at video ad platform Videology, in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, Founder and CEO of Furious Minds for Beet.TV. “We are working with […]

 

Xaxis’ Turbine Differentiated By Data: Grether

COLOGNE — GroupM’s programmatic ad-trading technology division Xaxis reckons its recently-announced Data Management Platform (DMP) – codenamed Turbine – one-ups rivals’, as video advertising booms. “We built it from the ground up … it allows us to get data that only we can have access to,” Xaxis global COO Mark Grether tells Beet.TV in this […]

 

Mobile Video Ads Must Go Short And Get Out: Supersonic’s Salins

COLOGNE — TV ads may need to be re-cut in half before they are simply shovelled in to mobile apps, says one executive working at the sharp end. “The idea of putting a 30-second TV spot as a pre-roll or a CPV video in mobile is dying,” says app advertising group Supersonic’s European MD James […]

 

Asia-Pacific’s Diverse Range for Programmatic: Xaxis’ De Rijk

COLOGNE — Advertisers expect an extension of quotas governing television content to soon encompass online video, dampening digital advertising prospects. “There will be a big change in the video landscape in China in the coming months,” Xaxis Asia-Pacific MD Michel de Rijk told Beet.TV in this video interview at DMEXCO. “The Chinese government steps in pretty […]

 

Carat’s Rhind Welcomes Better Video Segmenting

COLOGNE– Bigger scale and smaller segments are helping entice advertisers in to the online video space, says media planning agency Carat. In this video interview with Beet.TV at DMEXCO, global chief digital officer Anthony Rhind welcomes moves by big platforms to satisfy buyers’ wishes for more specific targeting of large audiences. “Facebook is bringing video formats […]

 

Programmatic Video Ads Set for Big Growth in Europe, AOL’s International Chief Explains

COLOGNE – Programmatic video advertising around video on demand, which encompasses some 50 percent of the UK market today, will grow in Europe to some 75% in the months ahead, says Graham Moysey, Head of AOL International, in this interview with Beet.TV He shares observations on the various market conditions from an early-to-adopt U.K. to […]

 

JWT’s Jeff Benjamin on How Data & Distribution Are Transforming Creative

COLOGNE — Digital creative is on the cusp of a transition that will be driven by data and new forms of distribution, says Jeff Benjamin, Former Chief Creative Officer at JWT North America,  in an interview with Beet.TV about the future of video. “There is a theme of data-driven creativity with more ads that are […]

 

Investment Banker Terence Kawaja: M&A in Digital Space to Quicken with Strategic Investors

COLOGNE –  The pace of M&A in the adtech sector will heat up in the months ahead with the entrance of big, new strategic investors, says Terence Kawaja, CEO and Founder of the New York-based boutique LUMA Partners. We interviewed him last week at the DMEXCO show where he delivered a speech on the state […]

 

Total Transparency Can Hinder Ads: Xaxis’ Moore

COLOGNE — Ad buyers are increasingly calling for outright and advance understanding over where they place ads. But, in the data frenzy, you can know too much, suggests WPP’s Xaxis chairman David Moore. “There’s a lot of misconception about transparency,” he tells Videology CEO Scott Ferber in this video interview at DMEXCO for Beet.TV. “A lot […]

 

RTL-SpotXchange Deal Validates Programmatic: SpotXchange’s Merwin

COLOGNE  — Programmatic video ad tech platform SpotXchange says its sale of a stake to broadcast group RTL is a “huge validation” of the space, as it aims to take the new-wave ad-trading techniques to a much wider audience. “We’ve got better control, better insights – but we’re only touching less than a tenth of the total pie […]

 

Google’s Chip Hall Reveals ‘The Programmatic Playbook’

COLOGNE, Germany – Google’s DoubleClick Ad Exchange buyer development head thinks he has the recipe to create “a very nice virtuous cycle where every (ad) impression is smarter than the last”. Chip Hall calls it “the programmatic playbook, and he tells Beet.TV about the five steps in this video interview… “Understanding your customer – that […]

 

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti: Native Advertising is Not Easy

COLOGNE –  BuzzFeed, has pioneered “native advertising” as it has long eschewed conventional display banners.  While “native” is widely cited as an emerging monetization strategy for publishers, it’s not easy to do, there is a “high bar” to reach success, says Jonah Peretti, CEO and founder of BuzzFeed, in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke […]

 

WPP’s David Moore: We Will Transition Xaxis into a “Media Company”

COLOGNE, Germany — Xaxis, the programmatic advertising unit of WPP, is the world’s largest programmatic platform, and it will transition to become a “media company,” says David Moore, who is both Chairman of Xaxis and President of WPP Digital, in this interview with Beet.TV We interviewed him at DMEXCO earlier this week about the success […]

 

SMG’s Iain Jacob: UK’s Sky is Leading the Addressable TV Ad Movement

COLOGNE, Germany – For marketers, there is a big upside for delivering TV ads to particular households via an “addressable” scenario.  Providing ads directly  generates a 20 percent boost to the effectiveness of campaigns, explains Iain Jacob, the President of Dynamic Markets at the Starcom MediaVest Group, in this interview with Beet.TV Whilst addressable delivery […]

 

Next Step in Programmatic: Data-Driven Creative, AOL’s Bob Lord

COLOGNE — One of the next steps in the expansion of programmatic marketing will be with creative, says Bob Lord, Global CEO of AOL Platforms, in an interview with Beet.TV. “The next evolution is figuring out how to test the best creative, plus placement,” he says. “Instead of four treatment or versions, [I want the creative […]

 

Quality Supply Holds Back Video Advertising: Videology’s Eisenstein

COLOGNE, Germany — Online video advertising won’t boom until better quality video content exists to encourage TV advertisers in to the medium, according to a video ad tech platform exec. “There are various factors holding us back,” Videology global media director Jana Eisenstein said during a Beet.TV session produced at DMEXCO, moderated by Ashley J. Swartz.. […]

 

Life After DMEXCO: Furious Corp’s Swartz on Where the Industry Stands

COLOGNE, Germany – Now that DMEXCO 2014 has come to a close, thought leader and Furious Corp CEO Ashley J. Swartz gives her take on where the health of the digital marketing ecosystem stands – and what needs to be done. “We are this continual migration from a business that is marketing and communications driven to […]

 
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