How Addressability Will Change TV Ads: 4C’s Neuhauser

So-called “addressable TV’, the ability to deliver personalized TV ads to individual households, is set to revolutionize the business – if only it can get off the ground in earnest. “There’s a lot of talk about addressable TV. The market is trying to look for what is real,” comments digital ad group 4C Insights‘ CEO […]


Facebook Page Redesign Chases ‘Frictionless’ Commerce: Harris

Facebook is tweaking the way businesses can present themselves using Pages, and one of the execs in charge says it’s about getting better representation and better outcomes on mobile devices. The tweaks, which Facebook detailed here and which First Post covered, include better calls-to-action, more pages, better layouts “If you’re a restaurant here in New York City, you […]


News Corp’s Unruly Buy Is First Big Native Deal: Kawaja

News Corp is continuing its interest in buying in technology platforms to help it to its journalism and ad sales, following its acquisition of Storyful by buying the video marketing platform Unruly Media. What does the deal mean? Media banker and adviser Terence Kawaja, whose company LUMA Partners advised Unruly in the transaction, gave three talking points to […]


Advertisers Fueling $1bn Content Piracy Scourge: GroupM’s Montgomery

Whether it’s fraud or viewability, the growing laundry list of things advertisers are now complaining about, in the digital advertising ecosystem, was neatly summed-up this week in a tweet by LUMA Partners’ Terence Kawaja: Ad Tech's SUM OF ALL FEARS — Terence Kawaja (@tkawaja) September 15, 2015 But there is yet another industry practice to add […]


TV-Synced Ads Plugged In To 4C Platform

COLOGNE – The TV-synced social advertising technology Beet.TV has reported on for the last couple of years has had a long and winding road. Started by Teletrax, it was later wrapped up in to Philips’ Civolution, before being renamed Teletrax, which was last month sold to digital ad group 4C Insights. Now 4C has fully integrated […]


Why Performance-Based Advertising Matters: Xaxis Launches “Light Reaction”

COLOGNE — Earlier this year Xaxis, the data-driven media unit of WPP, launched a new company called Light Reaction.   Yesterday, we sat down with its head Paul Dolan for a chat about performance-based advertising and the growing relevancy among brands for its model. This interview is part of a series of videos leading up […]


Acxiom’s Namruti On The Challenge Of Data Silos

Have you looked at the marketing technology Lumascape lately? The number of platforms available to marketers these days is empowering – and daunting. “Multiple technology platforms create multiple sources of data – lots and lots of different silos,” says Acxiom European strategy director Thaer Namruti in this video interview with Beet.TV. “With that comes the challenge of, […]


Facebook’s Harris On The Collision Of Performance And Brand Advertising

In the world of internet advertising, you can pay for results, or you can pay to build your brand profile. But now, those two models are coming together. “The world between performance and brand advertising is starting to collide,” says Facebook global agency development director Patrick Harris, in this video interview with Beet.TV. “Advertisers that were […]


SMG Expands Presence at DMEXCO

LONDON – SMG and the wider Publicis group will have a strong presence at DMEXCO this year, says Steve Parker, co-CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group London. “It feels like the business, certainly our business, and probably the whole industry, is obviously a year older but definitely a year wiser – and I think maybe a year […]


SMG Expands Tech Initiative for London Startups

LONDON – NextTECHnow (NTN), a tech solutions division of SMG which launched in January, is looking to expand into more markets, says Jim Kite, strategic development director for Starcom MediaVest Group. “The starting point is the client and the client brief, and we just want to meet as many startups as possible who can answer […]


Facebook Launches Video Ads for Instagram, FOX Signs up for Show Promotion

Facebook’s Instagram unit has announced a range of new advertising units including a 30-second video ad unit and a premium product called “Marquee” which allows brand to “own” a prime position in the Instagram feed, explains Patrick Harris Global Agency Development lead at Facebook,  in this video interview. He says that advertising on Instagram is launching in […]


GroupM’s Rob Norman on How App Usage Could Spell an End to Fragmentation

It’s an oft-cited trope in adland that media fragmentation is still on the rise, but GroupM’s Rob Norman believes there’s an end in sight because of the rise of apps.  This is the crux of his DMEXCO keynote address he will present this week in Cologne. Norman points out that more than 80 percent of […]


Media Agencies Should Craft a Tech Stack For Each Client: Maxus’s Pattison

As media agencies strive to become much more to clients than ad buyers, some are making technology consulting services an increasingly visible part of their offering. Maxus’s global CEO Lindsay Pattison observes that her agency is applying the same principles to technology solutions that it does to the traditional discipline of media buying, and it […]


Clients Want an Offering With Creativity, Tech and Data: Maxus’s Williams

As the media landscape continues to shift, clients’ expectations of their media agencies are also changing — and becoming more demanding in a sense. “I think it’s becoming the norm now for clients, quite rightly, to expect flawless execution and great value for money and brilliant client service, and I think now that we’re seeing […]


WPP’s BuzzFeed Residency Driven By Data: GroupM’s Norman

What does the flow of attention across social platforms and news article look like when it is actually happening? That’s what WPP’s advertising clients may get to find out, thanks to the ad holding group’s new partnership with BuzzFeed. Announced last month, the deal sees GroupM and WPP constituents gain a “creative residency” amongst BuzzFeed content producers and a […]


GroupM Ad Ops Chief Joe Barone on Ad-Blocking: Industry Challenges and Solutions

When Apple brings iOS 9 out of beta on September 16, many in digital advertising fear the pillars of their kingdom could begin to crumble. For, the latest version of the mobile operating system includes a content blocking architecture that could allow developers to release ad-blocking extensions for download by users. Some in advertising are jumping to act. […]


Privacy Concerns Slowing Ad Targeting In Europe: Furious Corp’s Swartz

Through the eyes of a US marketing exec, Europeans are, notoriously, relatively more concerned about how ad targeting might impinge on their personal data. A recent report from Belgium’s data protection agency claimed Facebook tracks computers of users without their consent, whether they are logged in to Facebook or not, and even if they are […]


Advertisers Lagging Consumers On Mobile: IPG’s Johnson

The data continues to point to a disconnect – consumers have flocked to consume content and engage socially using mobile devices, over desktop alternatives. So why have advertisers still not piled in to mobile at the same rate? “It’s sometimes an afterthought,” IPG Mediabrands global mobile head Travis Johnson agrees, in this video interview with Beet.TV “We’ve got clients […]


Creative Directors Are Warming Up to Data: Annalect’s Matts

Some creatives have continued to view data as an intrusion that undermines their work by valuing algorithms over instincts, but that may be starting to change. One development that creatives are excited about is the availability of programmatic technology that allows them to show hundreds of different iterations of creative to different customers, according to Erin Matts, […]


AdTech’s Torrid M&A Pace Powered by New Buyers, LUMA’s Kawaja

Through January to October 2014, the total value of ad tech deals totalled $3.8 billion, according to a report from investment bank Coady Diemar Partners at the time. And things are about to get bigger. Terence Kawaja, founder and CEO of media M&A advisory LUMA Partners, says his firm is advising on several deals, due to be announced this year, […]

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