Three Reasons DMPs Are Kingmakers: Xaxis’ Bidon

LONDON — In the increasingly confusing and jargon-filled world of advertising technology, data management platforms (DMPs), software suites which let advertisers bring together disparate customer data sources to better target individual groups within, stand above others. Nicolas Bidon, UK MD of WPP programmatic division Xaxis, tells Beet.TV in this video interview: “The DMP is the brain that […]

 
 

OMD’s Kramer: Programmatic Powers TV Ad Planning and Buying

Programmatic video planning and buying, which is becoming widely used around digital video, is moving to television buying with companies like Simulmedia who use targeted data to buy spots on the network, the program or on the day spot level, says Matthew Kramer, Director of TV and Video Products at Accuen, the programmatic unit of […]

 
 

Data and Content Keys to Digital Future, Carat’s Doug Ray

LONDON — As more data in digital video becomes available to marketers, it’s still wise to focus on content as well, says Doug Ray, Global President of Carat, in an interview with Beet.TV. “How are consumers responding to and engaging in content?” he asks. “How do we think about planning in not just linear or […]

 
 

Horizon Media Plants Its Stake in Programmatic via Partnerships

Horizon Media has inked a number of partnerships that will help it expand further into programmatic video and buying, says Donnie Williams, Chief Digital Officer at Horizon Media, in an interview with Beet.TV. Last month, the agency struck a deal with ad tech platform i.Predictus, a demand-side platform for TV advertisers. Access to the data i.Predictus […]

 
 

Programmatic Video Can Learn from Display, Razorfish’s Kathuria

As programmatic video continues to grow, it can learn lessons from display ads, says Vik Kathuria, Global Chief Media Officer at Razorfish in an interview with Beet.TV. “We learned from display to be smart and focus on quality of the inventory,” he says, adding that the tech tools and the transparency in using them are critical […]

 
 

Starcom’s Richman: Cross-Channel Attribution is Critical

Data is the foundational playbook for marketing today, says Amanda Richman, President, Investment and Activation, Starcom USA in an interview with Beet.TV. Data provides the power to make marketing more effective and to help brands connect more deeply with audiences, she says. That’s why it’s so important for brands and agencies to work with the right technology partners […]

 
 

BSkyB Plans Bigger Footprint For ‘AdSmart’ Addressable TV

LONDON — British satellite TV and telco operator BSkyB hopes its AdSmart technology – one of the world’s largest real-world deployments of addressable TV – will soon extend to more TV channels and more countries. Launched in January after lengthy gestation, AdSmart sees different ads served to different viewers by storing alternate ads on their respective […]

 
 

Buying TV And Video Improves Campaigns: Amnet’s Hobbs

LONDON — In the online advertising industry, many professionals expect advertisers to start moving some of their TV ad budgets in to the fast-growing world of online video, where metrics give them more visible insight in to effectiveness. But not everyone sees the trend as an “either-or”. “I’m not actually convinced that it is just […]

 
 

Australia, Europe Lead Private Programmatic Marketplace Adoption, Adap.tv’s Duffield

LONDON — Private-marketplaces, the next generation of programmatic ad-trading platforms, are gaining traction more quickly outside of the United States, as markets work to make up for relatively fewer available ad spots, according to a global video ad tech exec. “A market like Australia is a supply constrained market, so we work with a lot […]

 
 

Starcom’s Amanda Richman Sees Programmatic Expanding To More Channels

One of the biggest opportunities with programmatic lies in using it as a starting point to bring targeting and data efficiency to all channels, including TV, says Amanda Richman, President, Investment and Activation, Starcom USA in an interview with Beet.TV. “Some see programmatic as real-time bidding and some see it as the opportunity around automation and the path […]

 
 

AOL Grows Programmatic Business Year Over Year, Bob Lord

AOL has seen a boost in programmatic buying from 4% a year ago to nearly 34%, says Bob Lord, Global CEO of AOL Platforms, in an interview with Beet.TV. That growth is driven by two trends — more understanding of the benefits of programmatic buying, and the availability of data management platforms to parse out and analyze […]

 
 

Data Gives Agencies Leverage Over Networks: Carat’s Ray

LONDON — The emerging plethora of TV viewer data being pumped out by third-party agencies and new measurement models is giving ad agencies and their clients a leg-up when it comes to negotiating the buying of TV ad spots, says one agency boss. “Because of that data warehouse you’re starting to discover audiences that perhaps […]

 
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