AppNexus’ Claims Positive Results For Video Reboot

COLOGNE — A couple of months back, we reported how AppNexus, the programmatic ad tech firm, told us it would reboot its video advertising offering after a troublesome start. And now it’s claiming initial results as promising. According to the company: “Based on conversations with clients who tested our product over the past few months, we’ve consistently […]


Ad Blocking is $22 Billion Problem but Skippable Video Ads Work

COLOGNE –  Based on its most current studies, some 200 million people worldwide are using ad blocking software which is leading to loss in unrealized revenue of $22 billion in revenue for publishers, according Johnny Ryan, Innovation Leader at Pagefair, a company that provides ad blocking solutions.  The study was done jointly with Adobe. Factors […]


Virool and The Rubicon Project Deliver New Video Inventory to Publishers

COLOGNE –  With its recently forged alliance with the Rubicon Project, video adtech company Virool is expanding its publisher relationships around the use of it’s “in-text” video unit, says Brian Danzis, Chief Revenue Officer of Virool, in this interview with Beet.TV Virool,  and the emergence of “in-text” or “out-stream” videos were covered recently in the […]


“Native” is the Future of Mobile Advertising, Mindshare’s Chris Wallace

COLOGNE – Banner ads on mobile just “doesn’t exist in my mind” and the future is native advertising, delivered in innovative ways, says Chris Wallace, Mindshare’s managing director for digital in EMEA, in this interview with Beet.TV He speaks about new emerging units, including the ones from Teads which deliver advertising messages in the mobile […]


Bloomberg’s Caine Makes Multi-Screen Ad Pitch

COLOGNE — Time was, Bloomberg was just a business terminal. But now the financial news behemoth’s empire stretches across print, web, TV, video, radio and whatever-next. Paul Caine acknowledges the strength in traditional media – but wants to monetize all the new opportunities, too. “Over the next 12 months at Bloomberg, we’re all about disruption,” the […]


Programmatic TV A Tough Nut To Crack: Xaxis’ Schlickum

COLOGNE — So far, “programmatic” technology for planning, targeting and trading adverts have revolutionised online display advertising, and has extended far in to digital video. The opportunity in the multi-billion-dollar TV market is even larger – but don’t expect that to happen easily any time soon, according even to an exec from a programmatic ad tech […]


Publicis Marks One Year With Adobe Always-On Partnership

COLOGNE — Some folks in communications are starting to get excited about greater prospects for connecting up advertising and marketing. VivaKi, the advertising group Publicis’ digital unit, is now celebrating the “first birthday” of a partnership with Adobe to do just that. The so-called “Always-On Platform” gives all Publicis agencies access to Adobe’s Marketing Cloud suite, […]


Publishers Can Make More From Private Marketplaces: SpotX CEO

COLOGNE — Many top-tier publishers used to be skeptical about the so-called “programmatic” advertising trading technology. Time was, “programmatic” meant selling off unsold inventory for pocket change in real-time. But things are changing, according to one boss of a programmatic ad tech platform. “We’ve seen premium publishers start to launch private marketplaces” says SpotX CEO […]


Sky Blazing A Trail For UK TV Ad Targeting: Mediaocean’s Smith

COLOGNE — Time and time again, the advertising executives we speak to rate one TV platform above others for having brought the prospect for targeted linear TV advertising in to reality. UK satellite TV platform Sky’s AdSmart technology leverages household data the provider already holds about subscribers, and uses its broadband lines to send customised ads to customers’ […]


BuzzFeed To Sell UK Branded Video By Year’s End

COLOGNE — BuzzFeed’s recently-inked $50 million advertising deal with WPP was a validation for its branded video efforts led out of Hollywood. Now those efforts are due to expand overseas. Online video production veteran Ze Frank leads BuzzFeed’s video content efforts in Hollywood, but they are set to get an expansion. “Branded video will be coming […]


Sky’s AdSmart Addressable Advertising Bringing New Marketers to TV

COLOGNE – Sky’s AdSmart addressable ad program, launched nearly two years ago,  has served ads to  satellite-connected TV’s for nearly 500 advertisers, including some 70 percent who hadn’t been on Sky or indeed on television, explains Jamie West, Deputy Managing Director, SkyMedia, in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with him on the DMEXCO show floor […]


We Are Building a Mobile Programmatic Tech Stack, AOL’s Bob Lord

COLOGNE –  With the recent announcement to buy Millennial Media, AOL is moving aggressively in building a mobile tech stack, explains Bob Lord, President of AOL, in this interview with Beet.TV.  We spoke with him earlier this week at DMEXCO. Also in the interview he speaks about recent acquisition of AOL by Verizon. This video […]


Breakthrough for DMEXCO: Historic Turnout Puts Show on Par w/ CES, Cannes, MWC

COLOGNE  – With 800,000 square feet of exhibition space and some 43,000 attendees, DMEXCO has ascended to be one of the four essential media/technology conferences along with CES, Cannes Lions and Mobile World Congress, says Christian Muche, co-founder of DMEXCO, in this interview with Beet.TV We interviewed him earlier this week on the conference floor..  In […]


DMEXCO ’15: The Future of TV, Privacy Concerns — and a Huge Turnout

COLOGNE – This year’s DMEXCO had a record attendance of 43,000 a nearly 30 percent increase over last year.  The giant global adtech and media show was notable for its size and also for the large presence of global television operators and broadcasters, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp, in this wrap-up overview […]


SpotX CEO Sees TV Opportunity In FreeWheel Integration

COLOGNE — Recently-rebranded online video advertising platform SpotX reckons it will get more access to premium broadcasters and publishers from a new partnership with its peer FreeWheel. FreeWheel has opened its Preferred Partners Initiative for supply-side platforms (SSPs). That builds on its existing partner integrations by allowing its customers to tap in to new sources of advertising supply. and […]


Liquidity Has Come to the Premium Video Market, FreeWheel’s Knopper

COLOGNE — With the explosion of premium video content, consumed across multiple devices, the advertising marketplace has reached a sort of liquidity, explains Doug Knopper, co-founder and co-CEO of FreeWheel, in this video interview. FreeWheel was founded in 2007 and was acquired by Comcast last year. We spoke with Knopper in Cologne where the company is an […]

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