AOL On’s O’Connor: Help Ad Buyers Avoid Sticker Shock

NEW YORK — AOL On operations VP Michael O’Connor used Beet.TV’s Video Ad Effectiveness Summit to call on analytics firms to give advertizers more insight about likely wasted spend. O’Connor said: “Sticker shock is driven by waste … metrics are still inefficient because they only measure a campaign after the campaign’s launched … the publishers hate […]

 

Nielsen Beet Summit: New Video Landscape Requires New Tech Tools

NEW YORK — One common thread to emerge at Beet.TV’s Video Ad Effectiveness Summit was how the new reality of online video consumption today is calling producers and measurers alike to reinvent their in-house toolsets. “Research used to be figuring out what worked and what didn’t work after something ended,” Nielsen client services SVP Andrew Feigenson told […]

 

Digitas’ Hammer: Embracing ‘Unowned’ Platforms Boosts Ad Effectiveness

Brands should chill out about not having control of popular new online platforms and embrace them with unique, native ad creative, says a Publicis digital executive. “People who engage with video on a brand-owned site are watching, say, a minute of it,” according to Digitas media group director George Hammer. “When you take that content […]

 

Mindshare’s Bitterman: Premium Video Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

The ad industry is fond of considering video inventory either low-grade fodder or “premium”. But Mindshare’s North America Chief Strategy Officer Jordan Bitterman tells Beet.TV the distinction depends on the goals of the advertiser. “One marketer may say ‘premium’ content has to be shot by a famous director, has got to have celebrity talent on […]

 

Cross-Platform Usage Additive for Brands, Says Horizon’s Marson

NEW YORK —  Cross-platform marketing can play a huge role in amplifying a marketing message, said John Marson, VP, director of Resource Development at Horizon Media during an interview with Beet.TV. In a study Horizon conducted with its Crown Imports client and ESPN, the agency found that about 75% of screen usage was across more than […]

 

Can Half The Ads Bring Twice The Value? BBC Thinks So

NEW YORK – Many video ad practitioners bemoan a persistent lack of quality ad space in the industry. But one exec thinks online operators should learn the value of scarcity from certain TV networks. “On BBC America, we have half the commercials as anyone else,” says BBC Worldwide digital sales EVP Mark Gall. “A lot of […]

 

Digitas’ Hammer: Let Ad Viewers ‘Choose Their Own Adventure’

NEW YORK — George Hammer has hit on the recipe for online video ad effectiveness: it’s all about empowering preroll-weary viewers. “We at Publicis’ looked at about 50 different types of online video formats and 100 different executions,” said the VP and media group director of Publicis’ Digtias agency. “What we found was, when we […]

 

Digital Video Ad Prices Dropping, MagnaGlobal Exec Says

NEW YORK — As the online video market has grown, ad prices have dropped, says Todd Gordon, EVP Integrated Trading at Magna Global, during an interview with Beet.TV. That’s a natural evolution in the marketplace, he added. “When digital video was first available it was the most premium thing on a plan. As spending increases, the price […]

 

Horizon’s Digital Chief More Likely To Buy Programmatic Ads

NEW YORK — How should media agencies weigh up buying video ads through programmatic platforms versus conventional video ad networks. The US’ largest independent, Horizon Media, tells Beet.TV’s Video Ad Effectiveness Summit networks can be effective but used sporadically. “They’re delivering a tremendous amount of value but, from a buyer’s standpoint, it’s a bit tactical,” […]

 

Digital Full Episodes A Draw in Upfront, NBCU’s Naylor Says

NEW YORK — The biggest draw in digital video during the upfronts was for content in full-episode players, says Peter Naylor, EVP Digital Media Sales at NBC Universal during an interview with Ashley J Swartz, CEO and Co-founder of Furious Minds for Beet.TV. “We didn’t do a lot of short form because I don’t think there is a […]

 

Dailymotion’s Hamilton Sees Dollars In Young TV Refuseniks

NEW YORK — This year, we are hearing plenty about how video advertisers are trying to reach audiences through integrated campaigns covering both TV and online platforms. But Dailymotion’s North America GM Roland Hamilton tells Beet.TV online video can be a stellar reach mechanism in its own right. “There are pockets of content out there […]

 

ESPN Reseach Exec on Creative for Cross Platforms

NEW YORK — Good creative is simply good creative, but a brand needs to know which emotions an ad elicits in a customer and what the takeaway will be, said Barbara Singer, VP, Advertiser Insights & Strategy, ESPN during an interview with Beet.TV, citing research ESPN has conducted into brand image and brand metrics across screens. “Entertaining […]

 

AOL’s ‘Candidly Nicole’ Serving A Million Views Per Episode

NEW YORK — AOL’s ambitious video operation, AOL On, doesn’t need to operate a proper TV network – because it’s digital-only original shows are already proving effective, says an exec from the outfit. “We see a lot of effectiveness when there’s something uniquely digital about it,” AOL On operations VP Michael O’Connor tells Beet.TV’s Video Ad […]

 

Nielsen’s Randall Beard: Few Advertisers Marrying Online And TV Well

Many brands are struggling to effectively operate across both online and TV video channels, Nielsen’s advertiser solutions global head Randall Beard tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “In general, clients either want to extend reach beyond TV using digital or use digital to maximize overlap,” Beard says. “Very few players are doing it very well […]

 

Nielsen’s Feigenson: Effectiveness Is The Next Battlefield for Digital Video

As advertisers straddle both the old TV world and the new online ecosystem with unifying ad measuring metrics, they are challenged to redefine effectiveness from both ends of the spectrum, says one industry exec. “The next battlefield has to be effectiveness,” said Nielsen digital client services SVP Andrew Feigenson, when asked what’s next during Beet.TV’s […]

 

Horizon’s Chief Digital Officer: Nearly All Ads Now Use Nielsen OCR

NEW YORK — Nearly two years after Nielsen introduced its TV industry-style Online Campaign Ratings measurement system, one big agency is using the metric when placing almost all its online video ads. “It’s a huge percentage of the dialog,” Horizon Media’s chief digital officer Donald Williams tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “North of 95% […]

 

ESPN Generates 23% Lift in Reach Via Digital Platforms

NEW YORK – Even for a stalwart TV brand like ESPN, digital represents a huge portion of its footprint. In fact, digital now brings a 23% lift in reach for ESPN , said Barbara Singer, VP, Advertiser Insights & Strategy, ESPN during an interview with Beet.TV. “If you didn’t have digital you would miss a lot […]

 

Nielsen “Fueling” Real-Time Bidding for TV Planning

NEW YORK – Nielsen is pursuing the growth in real-time bidding with new tools that help link programmatic buying to TV data, says Randall Beard, Global Head of Advertiser Solutions, Nielsen during an interview with Beet.TV. “We are fueling programmatic buying and real-time bidding of digital audiences based on individual TV plans, so you can […]

 

TV Ads Could Soon Be Sold Programmatically, Magna’s Todd Gordon

The key efficiency new-wave digital media sales holds over TV is clear – super-targeting through addressable, automated and programmatic buying models. But TV ads could soon be sold using the same techniques. “The technology to do that in digital display is a lot further along than in linear TV – but we believe that, over […]