Razorfish, Google & Videobloggers Drive 6+ Million Video Views for Unilever Haircare Campaign in the U.K.

A YouTube program in the U.K., designed by global agency Razorfish for several Unilever haircare brands, has driven more that six million views since its launch  in April, says Pete Stein, Global CEO of the agency in this interview with Beet.TV The program takes the pulse of Google queries on hair and directs established  videobloggers […]


Video Campaigns Must be Bespoke for Brands and Consumers, SMG’s Kristen Kelley

LONDON — Tailor video to the brand, the medium and the consumer. That’s the advice of Kristen Kelly, VP and International Business Director at Starcom MediaVest Group in an interview with Beet.TV. “Understand the consumer and where they’re at in the decision journey. You can do awareness marketing and direct response. Understand how people are using […]


SMG’s Easterbrook: ‘Mobile-First’ Is Becoming Redundant

LONDON — There comes a point in the life of every buzz phrase when it knows the writing is on the wall. Has that time already come for “mobile-first”, the industry’s recent recognition that mobile devices are now the primary content consumption spaces for many consumers? “This idea of putting ‘mobile first’ is starting to […]


YuMe Household Targeting Tools Rolled out in UK

LONDON – Marketers who use household targeting can allocate their budgets to various screens, depending on which are most used by different consumers, says Owen Hanks, General Manager of YuMe in Europe in an interview with Beet.TV. YuMe introduced its Household Targeting Solution in the UK this fall that lets brands target various members of a household […]


SMG’s James: Big Data Fuels Real-Time Creativity

LONDON — The best way for brands to exploit the real-time marketing opportunity is with a combination of copious amounts of data and a healthy dose of new-wave creativity, says ad group Starcom MediaVest Group’s EMEA chief digital officer. “Real-time marketing is becoming a part of what we do on a day-to-day basis – we […]


SMG’s Hocking: TV Is The ‘Trailer’ For Multi-Screen Campaigns

LONDON — In a multi-screen advertising universe, what’s the role of TV anymore? First amongst many but merely the seed for all, says one digital ad boss. “Our approach is integrated screen planning – we see all TV screen content as video,” SMG’s EMEA director of performance marketing and mobile development Richard Hocking tells Beet.TV. “The traditional […]


SMG’s Baylon: TV Caution Means Two-Tier Ad Market

LONDON — Ad traders are adjusting to what they see as a two-speed video advertising ecosystem, as broadcasters are slower to adopt new-wave data-driven ad targeting techniques see in online. “TV has a very successful model,” SMG UK digital trading director John Baylon tells Beet.TV. They need to be very careful about not disrupting that […]


YuMe’s Lyonette: For Video Ads, “Size Doesn’t Matter”

LONDON — Bigger isn’t necessarily better. In fact, when it comes to video advertising, smaller screens perform better than big, says YuMe UK Country  Manager Paul Lyonette. Having commissioned research via Decipher and IPG Labs, Lyonette tells Beet.TV: “The size of a screen doesn’t necessarily correlate to the effectiveness of the advertising. People will spend as […]


BBC Plans To Launch More #BBCtrending Channels

LONDON — It’s barely been three weeks since the BBC’s global news division launched a new video and text strand to cover news of, with and for the heartbeat of social media platforms. Now it already plans to launch further spin-offs. #BBCtrending is an initiative to reflect issues surfaced in social platforms and to take […]


VivaKi’s Bertozzi: Clean Up The Big Ad Views Fraud

LONDON — How many users really viewed your video ads last week? Guess again – the number may be lower than you think, thanks to unscrupulous publishers who play videos out of view or without consumers even asking. “Fifty percent of ads, apparently, in display aren’t seen,” Publicis’ VivaKi EMEA MD Marco Bertozzi tells Beet.TV in this […]