4A’s Kaplowitz Responds To ANA Survey Showing Rise Of In-House Agencies

ORLANDO—The latest Association of National Advertisers survey regarding in-house agencies at marketers shows they have grown in use to 78% of ANA members in 2018 versus 42% in 2008. To the president and CEO of the 4A’s, which represents outside agencies, numbers don’t represent the entire range of attributes that agencies bring to the table […]

 
 

What Marketers Care About Most: Our NewFronts Compilation

In the weeks leading up to this year’s Digital Content NewFronts, we interviewed a number of industry leaders about what matters most: They cited quality storytelling, data and insights, authentic integration, accountability and brand safety. This video is a highlight compilation our several of our conversations. The first three are a related trio of concerns. Quality […]

 
 

Major Agencies Will Collectively Monitor Brand Safety with “Advertiser Protection Bureau”

MIAMI-A group of 4A’s member agencies is banding together under the aegis of the organization’s new Advertiser Protection Bureau (APB) to collectively monitor the environments in which their clients’ advertisements appear. The APB establishes a process in which risky environments are flagged and then investigated by agency-client teams. Announced today at the 4A’s Accelerate conference, […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Partnership Is Fuel For Creativity: MediaLink’s Kassan

Call it alchemy, call it a meeting of minds, but marrying up seemingly-disparate disciplines it the key to unlocking business growth. So says one of the leaders of cross-disciplinary media consultancy MediaLink. “Partnership is what makes this world go around,” according to CEO Michael Kassan. “You need people who are growing toward the same goals. One shop does not fit all […]

 
 

Media Agencies May Stop Being Agents: GroupM’s Gotlieb

As more and more brands, using empowering new ad tech and marketing software, begin to perform some of the functions of their media agencies, what will be the impact on those agencies? “I frankly don’t know,” ad company GroupM’s chairman Irwin Gotlieb tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “Most agencies were truly agents on behalf of a client. […]

 
 

GroupM’s Norman: Facebook Lags Twitter For Video Advertisers

AUSTIN – Facebook wants to make a big splash in the world of video advertising. But failings in its offering mean it still has a way to go, according to a leading ad agency boss. “The advertiser is competing with the regular newsfeed and the rest of the user-generated newsfeed. It remains a challenging environment,” GroupM chief digital officer Rob Norman […]

 
 

Kargo ‘Takes Over’ Mobile Editorial With Brand Ads

AUSTIN — Mobile banner ad sales are booming. But they are not necessarily the ad format that is going to inspire and engage consumers most on the small screen. Ad tech supplier Kargo is betting on giving advertisers and publishers something different, eschewing performance-driven banner sales for high-touch brand campaign placements. Founder and CEO Harry Kargman tells […]

 
 

Videology Partners In Programmatic TV ‘Evolution, Not Revolution’: Gaskamp

AUSTIN — Videology sees its recently-inked integration deal Comcast-owned ad tech platform FreeWheel as “bridging the gap” until true programmatic TV advertising might finally be enabled. Last month, the pair announced video ad tech vendor Videology would plug in to FreeWheel to help advertisers buy video inventory programmatically on publisher sites through its FourFronts program, an extension of its private marketplace. […]

 
 

iBeacons Can Enable Precise Mobile Marketing: MEC’s Pasqua

AUSTIN — If you think you haven’t seen much evidence of location beacons’ use in a marketing context, following initial hype, you soon will. That’s according to one agency mobile marketing leader. “Apple just rolled out the Beacon API last year,” MEC Global’s north America lead for mobile and emerging technologies, Rachel Pasqua, tells Beet.TV in this […]

 
 

Measurement of Fraudulent Traffic Must be Stricter, comScore Says

AUSTIN — As much as 40% of digital video campaigns can be originating from non-human or fake traffic, says Anne Hunter, Senior VP Marketing at comScore, in this interview with Beet.TV. The problem has intensified with the growth of digital video advertising. “Because marketers are moving their budgets to digital, there is an incentive for bad players […]

 
 

Horizon Media Tests ‘Advanced TV’ Ad Targeting: Campanelli

AUSTIN — Media agency Horizon Media doesn’t think true programmatic ad buying is coming to television any time soon – but that isn’t stopping it from trying out some of programmatic’s techniques to understand ad targeting better nevertheless. Horizon Media national TV SVP David Campanelli tells Beet.TV the company is using ad tech vendor Rovi’s Ad […]

 
 

The Economist Shakes Up The White Paper: Sukacheva

AUSTIN — Over the years, when most people have talked about The Economist’s online strategy, discussion has centered around its access model. Right now, that is three free articles a week – but this is not the only horse the publisher has in the race. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is also busy producing premium research and […]

 
 

Mobile Video Ads Going Prime-Time: Opera Mediaworks CEO

AUSTIN — The online advertising world is fast moving from the medium screen to the small one. As it does, it can nevertheless recapture some of the advertising benefits boasted by the TV before them, says a mobile ad tech boss. “Mobile is now the first screen,” Opera Mediaworks CEO Mahi de Silva tells Beet.TV in this video […]

 
 

Branded Content Key Focus of Digital Media, BoA Says

AUSTIN — Advertising has moved well beyond the thirteen-week cycles of the past and into branded content as the focus for the future, says Anne Finucane, Global Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Bank of America, in this interview with Beet.TV. “What’s here to stay is being able to tell a story with a beginning, […]

 
 

Can The HuffPost Show Fill Colbert’s Gap, All The Way To Cable?

AUSTIN — With two of broadcast TV’s satirical news-meisters heading to pastures new this year, is online video yet in a position to move in and occupy the space? We may find out on April 3. That’s when Huffington Post launches The HuffPost Show – but, in time, the online media brand wants to get its shows on the living room TV. “It […]

 
 

Viewable Ads Are Up By 30%: GroupM’s Montgomery

AUSTIN — If you believe some of the shocking stats over the last 18 months, close to half of online ads sold may not even technically be able to be viewed by human users. Since then, industry bodies have taken great strides to iron out the problem, whilst ad tech vendors are selling ad buyers on “viewability” solutions. GroupM […]

 
 

FreeWheel Plugs In Videology Ahead Of Upfronts: Rothwell

AUSTIN — Comcast-owned ad tech platform FreeWheel is plugging video ad tech peer Videology in to its platform, to help advertisers buy programmatically through its FourFronts program, an extension of its private marketplace. FourFronts enables marketers and agencies to reserve video inventory with publishers via FreeWheel. “We see it as very important with the upfront season coming up for […]

 
 

Let Advertisers Count The Beans, If They Choose: Videology’s Hagerty

AUSTIN — Some brands want to know the ins and outs of the new ad-buying platforms they are using, others are happy to stay hands-off – both should get what they want, according to a video ad tech platform exec. The trend is gathering amongst brands who want to take on more of the work of […]

 
 

GroupM’s Rob Norman Sees Addressability, Not Programmatic, Shaking Up TV

AUSTIN — Many digital media executives expect it is only a matter of time before “programmatic” advertising – the collection of techniques which automate online ad-buying and which has taken hold in the display ad world – will work its magic on television. Indeed, many tech and data vendors are already trying to make this happen […]

 
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