How Media Agencies Will Be Forced To Change

CHICAGO — From clients who will take on the role of their own agencies to the need to reach out to YouTube stars – media agencies know they need to adapt, but how? In a panel convened by Beet.TV, several agency reps chewed over their tactics and visions. Havas Media Worldwide social marketing director Len […]

 

Video Ads Must Hit Viewers Early: BPN’s Hiland

CHICAGO — In the age of viewer impatience, creative agencies may no longer have the luxury of stringing marketing messages out over even something as short as 30 seconds, says a chief from IPG’s media planning and buying agency BPN. “You have to think about the first few seconds. We have to think about modularity of […]

 

Branded Content Needs Measurement Strategy from Start

CHICAGO — Brands should development a measurement plan when embarking on branded content, says  Tom Weeks, SVP and Group Brand Director at SMG’s LiquidThread  in an interview with Beet.TV. Knowing what to count from the start can set expectations for branded content campaigns, especially when working with a partner. “Partner with the right companies and figure out […]

 

Enhance the Experience, SMG’s Hoffman Advises for Branded Content

CHICAGO —  Placement on a site and or media channel is vital to ensuring branded content actually reaches consumers and can be viewed, says Jonathan Hoffman, President at ZeroDot/President Experience Design at Starcom MediaVest Group, in an interview with Beet.TV. In addition, brands should think about how to create a value exchange with their content. “We need to […]

 

Branded Content Works Best for Awareness, Agency Execs Concur

CHICAGO — Branded content still plays best as a brand awareness tool, rather than as a direct sales driver, says Vincent Geraghty, EVP and Executive Director of Production at Leo Burnett, in a panel discussion for Beet.TV. “Purchase and sales is a tough thing. When you’re talking about starting a conversation about a brand, that’s a […]

 

Facebook Targeting A Boon for Marketers, Havas’ Social Lead

CHICAGO — Facebook is a marketer’s dream for video, but brands need to be smart about how to use the targeting, fan base, and types of video on the social network, says Len Kendall, Director of Social Marketing at Havas Worldwide, in an interview with Beet.TV. “Because of segmentation and targeting, it is a great ad […]

 

Passion, Entertainment, Education Key To Brand Video: BPN’s Hiland

CHICAGO — What are the key ingredients to a making a video that works both as editorial and marketing? One big barbecue food maker mixed entertainment, education and a healthy dose of passion. IPG’s BPN chief strategy officer Chris Hiland tells Beet.TV in this recorded panel interview how his agency helped food client Hilshire appeal […]

 

Video Beats Display, Nearly As Good As TV: comScore’s Fulgoni

CHICAGO — Digital video is performing highly as an advertising medium, and nearly approaching the volume of TV in some quarters, says one of the leaders of venerable media metrics house comScore. “You need about three times as many display impressions to get to the same lift in impact which you get with video,” co-founder […]

 

Interstitial Better Than Auto-Play: Jun CEO Mulls New Mobile Ads

CHICAGO – Ad network Jun Group’s CEO Mitchell Reichgut “recoils” when he hears about auto-playing ads, the new format being picked by Facebook and others to deliver video messages. But that doesn’t mean he won’t try introducing interruptive ads of his own. “(Auto-play) smacks of things that less than ingenuous,” Reichgut tells Beet.TV in this […]

 

Mindshare’s Cridlin to Brands: Stop Seeking Fans on Facebook — “Organic Reach Is Non-Existent”

CHICAGO – Put your money where your mouth is. That’s the new mantra of digital ad execs who believe gaining free audiences by building viral social audiences is over. “There is an urban myth of organic reach, of something going viral,” Mindshare digital innovation and strategy MD Jim Cridlin says in this interview with Beet.TV. “If you’re […]

 

Brand Pair-Ups with Publishers Can Drive Key Metrics, Maxus’ Bahler

CHICAGO — Working with a publisher partner can be a smart strategy for branded content, especially to drive awareness and visibility, says Spencer Bahler, Managing Director-Chicago at Maxus in an interview with Beet.TV. “We have some challenger brands we represent and we look to partnerships to help elevate what we can do,” he says. That includes […]

 

Leo Burnett’s Geraghty on Branded Content Breakthroughs for Coke, P&G

CHICAGO — Coca-Cola’s groundbreaking small world machines campaign has won awards and reached around the world, but it wasn’t easy to pull off. The goal of the branded content effort was to showcase corporate responsibility but also bridge borders, says Vincent Geraghty, EVP and Executive Director of Production at Leo Burnett, in an interview with […]

 

Havas Social Marketing Chief: Branded Content Must Pair with Consumers’ Social Habits

CHICAGO — Branded content is slated to replace the traditional 30-second spot, says Len Kendall, Director of Social Marketing at Havas Worldwide, in an interview with Beet.TV. “Think about the millenial sitting on the couch watching TV, when the ad pops up they are on their phone, and during the commercial there is no reason for […]

 

U.S. Cellular Pairs With ABC’S “Shark Tank”

CHICAGO —  Producing branded content can help a marketer stand out from the competition, says Cristel Turner, Director of Brand Advertising, Strategy and Business Marketing at U.S. Cellular in an interview with Beet.TV. That’s why the cellular company recently partnered with ABC’s “Shark Tank” on a sweepstakes and sponsorship for the popular ABC TV show. “We are […]

 

Facebook Passes YouTube For Desktop Video: comScore’s Fulgoni

CHICAGO — Less than a year after it began testing auto-playing video, Facebook is the winner in a tipping point against rival Google. “In the month of August, on desktop viewing, they delivered about a billion more views than YouTube – which is pretty amazing,” co-founder and chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni reveals to Beet.TV in this […]

 

Jun Group in Pact with Mindshare for Real-Time Video Ad Campaigns and Analytics

CHICAGO,  The Jun Group,  a video ad tech company that serves branded video ads to several hundred publishers site and mobile apps,  is in a pact with the big WPP media agency Mindshare for its real-time ad delivery platform called The Loop.  In an interview with Beet.TV, Jun Group CEO Mitchell Reichgut explains how his […]

 

Video Ads 3X More Effective Than Display, comScore finds

CHICAGO — Video ads are three times more effective than display ads in delivering brand goals, says Gian Fulgoni, co-counder  and executive chairman emeritus of comScore, in an interview with Beet.TV “Video-delivered campaigns are much more effective than display in terms of a causing a lift in some action metrics as well as attitudinal branding […]