Ad-Tech And Creative Learn To Speak Same Language: Xaxis’ Schlickum

COLOGNE, Germany — In an advertising world that is increasingly enamored with mathematically-advanced methods of targeting messages, it may be easy to overlook the industry’s underlying creative necessity. But the two are not mutually exclusive, says a chief from WPP’s data targeting division. “I’m definitely starting to see the creative agencies within WPP engage more […]


DMEXCO 2014 Sees Dramatic Growth: Co-Founder Christian Muche

COLOGNE, Germany – While the original concept for DMEXCO – part trade show, part conference – hasn’t changed since its inception, the digital marketing exposition and conference (from which it gleans its name) has continued to grow organically – and dramatically, says Christian Muche, c0-founder and director of business development and strategy for DMEXCO. While 2011 saw a […]


Programmatic Will Boost, Not Decrease, TV Ad Value: Mondelez’ Bough

COLOGNE, Germany — The injection of “programmatic” ad-trading automation and control in to linear TV will likely increase, not diminish, the value of traditional TV ads, says one of the world’s top marketers. “All of a sudden, certain media slots on linear (will) become way more valuable,” snack food brand Mondelez International’s global media and consumer […]


BuzzFeed Going Hollywood in a Big Way, Jonah Peretti explains

COLOGNE, Germany –  BuzzFeed is quickly growing its video audience to some 400 million monthly views says Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO  in this interview with Beet.TV.  It has build a substantial Hollywood production center with over 100 employees and will be expanding the scope of its video offering.  This will be accelerated by a […]


Videology’s Scott Ferber, We’re Stitching Together the AdTech Stacks

COLOGNE, Germany, Scott Ferber, founder of and Videolgy, sees the future of adtech as an interoperable scenario, not a siloed one amongst various tech vendors.   He sees Videology’s role as “stitching together” the various pieces of the ecosystem.   We spoke with him about the evolving programmatic landscape in this interview at DMEXO. […]


How to Connect the Big Data, IPG’s Russell Marsh explains

COLOGNE — The challenge with data is not the sheer volume of information available today. The hurdle with “big data” is knowing what to do with it, says Russell Marsh, Global Chief Data Officer at IPG Mediabrands in an interview with Beet.TV. “It’s all about how to connect the data points,” he says. “How do you identify the […]


IPTV Even Better Than Mobile For Music’s Vevo

COLOGNE, Germany –  Mobile better, IPTV best. That’s the equation for music video brand Vevo. Whilst mobile viewing has boomed for the service, which is the modern inheritor of MTV’s crown, the lounge is a more engaging space. “We’re pretty well 50/50 (viewed) mobile and other devices,” Vevo international SVP Nic Jones tells Beet.TV in this […]


Too Much Math, Too Little Meaning: Publicis’ Tobaccowala

COLOGNE, Germany — As “maths men” take over from “mad men” on advertising’s Fifth Avenue, the new cult of data is proving to be too all-consuming, says one advertising veteran. “We may be losing the plot – too much math, too little meaning,” says DigitasLBi and Razorfish chair Rishad Tobaccowala. “We’ve forgotten that the data […]


Publicis and Adobe in Pact for “One-to-One” Marketing Initiative

COLOGNE, Germany –  Publicis, the giant advertising holding company, announced today a strategic partnership with Adobe for a marketing platform solution called Always-On. Here at DMEXCO,  we spoke with Stephen Beringer, President of VivaKi’s Audience on Demand, a Publics digital unit. Always-On will be available to all the Publicis agencies. Beringer describes the platform as […]

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