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4As’ Chief Sees New Creative Era For ‘Beaten-Up’ Agencies

HOLLYWOOD — After being “beaten up” by ruinous, fraudulent and overly straitjacketing ad-tech practices, a new consensus has emerged between ad agencies and other parts of the value chain, beginning a new era of creativity. That’s according to the woman who runs the body representing advertising agencies in the US. “We’re in a really good place […]

 
 

IAB Tech Lab Priorities: Open Source Kit For In-App Ads, RTB Standard Revamp

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Having recently released its first software development kit for monitoring in-app ads, the IAB Tech Lab is busily prepping the latest overhaul of open real-time bidding protocols. “I’m really excited about it,” says the IAB’s Alanna Gombert. The Lab’s first SDK is a takeover of an initiative originally conceived and developed by […]

 
 

Header 2.0 Puts Publishers Choice On The Server, Gardner Says

HOLLYWOOD — In the new programmatic buzzword of “header bidding”, publishers no longer have to run auctions for ad buys sequentially; they can audition multiple demand sources simultaneously, to get the highest price. The practice has been around a few years, but spent 2016 bedding in. In 2017, however, header bidding is changing. No longer confined […]

 
 

Storyful Spots Fake News For Brands

Storyful may be best known as a service mixing technology and editors to help news organization verify genuine online video from the fake stuff. But now the outfit, acquired by News Corp in 2013, is also turning its expertise toward brand content. Storyful these days doesn’t just help news orgs – it also helps advertisers and […]

 
 

comScore’s Fetters: Digital Buy Side Wants Audience Quality, Ecosystem Cleanup

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Has the pendulum begun to swing from advertising and media’s preoccupation with digital viewability to audience quality? It’s a trend that comScore executive Aaron Fetters is seeing on the buy side—along with a keen desire to clean up “a mess” of an ecosystem. “We finally seem to be going a little bit […]

 
 

News Corp’s Storyful Unpacks Its Newsroom For Brands

News Corp’s social media news agency Storyful may have started out life validating user-uploaded news content for news publishers. But that doesn’t mean advertisers, too, cannot benefit from the Dublin-born company’s efforts. Two years ago, Storyful opened up the same offering – verifying, validating and licensing user content – for re-use by brands and their agencies. […]

 
 

Next in Sports TV: Turner Has Massive Audience Watching Video Game Matches

HOLLYWOOD, Florida — If you thought the Super Bowl was the place advertisers can make the biggest impact with sports viewers, it may be time to step in to the 21st Century. Right now, hundreds of thousands of consumers around the world are watching each other play video games. And those broadcasts are proving to be […]

 
 

Time Inc.’s Hammerman Blends Human Ad Sales With Self-Serve Automation

HOLLYWOOD, Florida — Magazine and digital publisher Time Inc is shooting toward a future where it can sell across the spectrum – from high-touch, human sales, to automated online transactions. Now the outfit is bolstering that last part, by making an acquisition which will put more of the automation power in the hands of its ad […]

 
 

Cheddar Expands Presence In TV Bundles, Steinberg explains

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Anyone over the age of 60 probably hasn’t heard of Cheddar TV. Which is entirely the point, according to its Founder & CEO, former BuzzFeed executive Jon Steinberg, whose plans include activation within two more popular TV bundles in the coming months. “I saw nobody recreating the MSNBC, CNN, CNBC for people under […]

 
 

News Corp.’s Guenther On Infrastructure Flexibility, Fake News And Viewability

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – While programmatic media buying continues to grow rapidly, publishers need to remain flexible with their infrastructure. It’s all about helping advertisers reach the audiences they want, says the SVP and Global Head of Programmatic for News Corp., Chris Guenther. “It’s just a means of servicing our clients,” Guenther says of programmatic in […]

 
 

Facebook Instant Articles ‘A Win Financially’ For The Washington Post: CRO Hartman

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Less than a month after announcing it would publish a daily collection of news stories in Facebook Instant Articles, The Washington Post says the move has been “a win financially,” a positive sign in an era of strained relations between traditional publishers and digital giants. Last summer, the Post was among the first […]

 
 

Index Exchange’s Casale On The Benefits Of Supply Side Focus, Infrastructure And Partnerships

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – On the heels of his company’s expanded partnership with AppNexus, Index Exchange President & CEO Andrew Casale reflects on the benefits of focusing exclusively on supply side clients, becoming “an infrastructure” company and fostering adtech partnerships. Until three years ago, Index Exchange was known as Casale Media, an early proponent of programmatic […]

 
 

IAB Chair Jim Norton Wants To Clean Up Fakes And Frauds

HOLLYWOOD, FL — The ad-tech sector must do more to clamp down on a wave of “fake news” and ad fraud that is threatening both publishers and advertisers. That is according to the new chair of the US branch of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Jim Norton was elected to the post this week in the organization […]

 
 

Header Bidding Moves To Server In AppNexus, Index Exchange Partnership

HOLLYWOOD BEACH, FL  — An expanded partnership between programmatic ad-tech firm AppNexus and exchange Index Exchange is one of the moves already changing the nature of ad trading’s so-called “header bidding” technique. The pair announced they have worked to produce tight technical integrations for server-to-server header bidding. “Header bidding” is a technique that has only recently grown up, in which […]

 
 

Advanced OTT Targeting, Inventory Aggregation Drive Magna’s Roku Partnership

Having made major advertising commitments to YouTube before last year’s Upfront television negotiating season, IPG’s Magna has a new partnership with Roku that gives its clients advanced audience targeting capabilities and “one-stop shopping” for premium inventory. In an interview with Beet.TV, Amanda Medeiros Kigel, Magna’s VP of Partner Innovation, says the exclusive arrangement provides advanced targeting […]

 
 

AOL Brings Self-Serve Ad Options To Small App Makers

The world of ad-tech is tipping steadily from platforms that are managed by vendors for clients, to those that clients use themselves, and AOL is the latest provider to move with the tide. AOL has just turned on self-service capability for the supply-side platform inside its AOL ONE digital advertising offering. It makes it easier for small-scale […]

 
 

CES Sessions: 605, NBCU, Turner And Omnicom Explore MVPD Data Sharing

LAS VEGAS – If multichannel video programming distributors won’t share their set-top box data, how do media buyers and sellers expand the practice of audience buying? Not quickly. This is the main takeaway from a Beet.TV panel discussion at CES 2017 focusing on advanced television targeting. Held at held the OMD Oasis at The Venetian, […]

 
 

CES Sessions: 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom And Turner Discuss Dynamic Creative Optimization

LAS VEGAS – Everyone agrees that data can help to inform better video advertising targeting. The question is how best to do it. The narrow range of options was the focus of a Beet.TV panel discussion at CES 2017 conducted at the OMD Oasis at The Venetian. It brought together representatives of 605, NBCUniversal, Omnicom […]

 
 

Omnicom’s Steuer Hoping To Avoid ‘Hodge-Podge’ Of TV Audience-Buying Methods

LAS VEGAS – In the early 1990’s, advertising agencies began to unbundle their media departments into separate operating units. Now television networks are unbundling their audiences to meet advertisers’ increasing desire for better ad targeting. “Cable programmers have always gone narrow in the sense that their individual networks tended to be much more niche content […]

 
 

Time Inc’s Viant Buys Mobile DSP Adelphic in Big Ad Tech Expansion Move

Last year, Time Inc bought itself in to the ad-tech ecosystem, by acquiring ad data outfit Viant. Now Viant is making an acquisition of its own. Earlier this week, the company announced it is buying Waltham, MA-based Adelphic, a six-year-old demand-side platform for ad buyers. But why? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Viant chief revenue officer Jeff Collins […]