Brand Safety Is Better, Prices Must Reflect That: GroupM’s Montgomery

PHOENIX — Two years after the world’s biggest advertiser lit a fire under a litany of digital advertising supply chain concerns, the world’s biggest ad buyer says things have improved. Now he hopes advertisers can pay a price that reflects the improvement. In this video interview with Beet.TV, John Montgomery, GroupM global brand safety EVP, […]

 
 

In-House Or Out? A Spectrum Of Options: MightyHive’s Kim

PHOENIX — In the ashes of the transparency outcry, more and more brands have decided to undertake marketing under their own steam. In fact, the number of US brands which have launched in-house agencies has reached 78% – up from 58% in 2013, according to the ANA’s In-House Agency Report. On the ground, however, chatter […]

 
 

Subscription Fatigue is Coming: Telaria’s Zagorski

PHOENIX — Even as subscription content services go on booming, people have been forecasting a plateau. As the likes of Netflix, Spotify, news publishers, grocery services and more attract monthly paying customers, they aren’t just causing brands to worry about a diminishing ad hole, they are also pushing some to fret about looming “subscription fatigue”. […]

 
 

USC’s Jeff Cole Evaluates Streaming Services, Trend Toward Movie Ticket Subscriptions

PHOENIX – A self-described “historian of Hollywood,” the Director of the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg School believes services like MoviePass are nudging the U.S. movie industry toward a subscription model for ticket sales. “I was fascinated by MoviePass,” says Jeff Cole in this interview with Beet.TV at the IAB Annual Leadership […]

 
 

Transparency, Speed Driving CTV And OTT Growth: Telaria’s Lowy

PHOENIX – The two main attributes of connected television and OTT for advertisers are transparency and speed, says Adam Lowy, who’s witnessed the growth of convergence on the publisher side and now at software platform Telaria. Lowy joined Telaria in the fall of 2018 from Dish and its Sling TV service, where he had been […]

 
 

In Video Excitement, Don’t Forget Mobile: Beeswax’s Paparo

PHOENIX — The ad world is ablaze with people keen to deliver ads in video formats. But, whilst the push toward connected TV is exciting, some advertisers may be leaving attention on the table. That’s according to one demand-side platform CEO. “On the buy side, there’s a lot of excitement around connected TV, the idea […]

 
 

Shared Approach Needed For Addressable: NCC Media’s Ivins

PHOENIX — If you want to know the part that data is going to play in the future of cable TV ad sales, ask the chief data officer at the consortium owned by Comcast, Spectrum and Cox. NCC Media’s Bob Ivins says the industry is “at the beginning stages” of so-called household-level “addressable TV”, the […]

 
 

Agency Growth Lays Ahead: Wieser Goes In-House At GroupM

PHOENIX — What changes when “the most-quoted in advertising” goes in-house? Not much, says Brian Wieser. In seven years a Pivotal Research, a Wall Street equity analyst firm, Wieser carved out a reputation – as senior research analyst – for sharp insight in to the worlds of media and advertising. Now he has been hired […]

 
 

NewFronts Will Turn Up Volume On Podcasts: IAB’s Bager

PHOENIX — Could podcasts finally be about to get their payday? So often trailed as “the next big thing” in media and marketing, the format remains challenged by measurement issues, but is growing in popularity and in corporate interest, according to Edison Research and Spotify’s recent acquisitions of Gimlet Media and Anchor. A leader of […]

 
 

Washington Post Rides Amazon’s AWS Elemental To Serve Broadcast: Prakash

PHOENIX — Since it started seven years ago, The Washington Post’s in-house, self-built software line-up has grown in size and in customer base. Now it is being used by a whole new industry – broadcast. Products under the Post’s “Arc Publishing” studio include many more than when Beet.TV last wrote about Arc two years ago: […]

 
 

Hulu Embraces Automation, Carefully: Fleming

PHOENIX — Advertisers want choice, control and freedom to buy using automated technology platforms – but that doesn’t mean Hulu is going to let just anyone purchase its ad space. The online TV provider last month announced it made $1.5 billion in ad revenue last year, a rise of 45%, increasing it advertiser base by 50%. In […]

 
 

InMobi’s Sprint Deal By The Numbers: Frisbie

PHOENIX — InMobi’s deal to acquire Sprint’s Pinsight advertising unit may have closed last Q4 – but that doesn’t mean InMobi’s data on mobile subscribers is getting stale. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Anne Frisbie, InMobi SVP programmatic, says InMobi continues to enjoy live data on telco consumers. “It’s current,” she says. “It’s updated […]

 
 

OTT Publishers Want Control & Independence: Telaria’s Zagorski

In a world where advertising partners play for both teams, you never really know who is on your side. So says one executive whose company felt so strongly about that issue, it split in two. Telaria spun off its division serving ad buyers back in September 2017 to focus only on providing a programmatic advertising […]

 
 

Sorrell’s Progress: Combining Creative & Programmatic

PHOENIX – It was only three years ago that advertising agencies stood accused, by the ANA’s K2 Transparency Report followed by a host of others, of operating a system of rebates and kickbacks that worked against brand clients by hiding substandard effectiveness. Now Sir Martin Sorrell, the man who used to run the world’s largest […]