Slate Publisher Sees ‘Huge Business’ Potential In Podcasts

CHICAGO — For many, it is a forgotten medium that never quite fulfilled its promise. But podcast publishers who have done well tend to have done really well. Webzine Slate, a veteran talk podcast show producer, had six million downloads last month, publisher Anthony DeMaio tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “We think there’s a huge […]


Out-Stream Gives Slate 10x Video Ad Boost

CHICAGO — Webzine Slate may be producing some video of its own nowadays but, as a text specialist, the outlet may never make enough to satisfy booming advertiser demand for video ad inventory. That’s why the publisher is using InRead, an ad format from vendor Teads which allows sites to inject video ads between text […]


Slate, Others, Will Form Network To Exploit ‘Resurgent’ Podcast Interest

CHICAGO — Serial, the episodic non-fiction crime story in podcast form, has re-energized a medium many had thought flickered out before it ever really caught fire – and now web publishers are set to respond by forming a modern podcast network to capture th enew consumer enthusiasm. “We’re seeing a resurgence – a renaissance, if […]


Slate Sees Videos on All Its Pages

Web magazine Slate says it can make up for a lack of opportunities for its video advertisers by turning every text article in to a video ad opportunity. Sales VP Anthony DeMaio tells Beet.TV in this video that the title recently enlisted French ad tech firm Teads, whose technology inserts auto-playing pre-roll ads in between […]


Publishers Surfacing Native Video Ads in Rich Display, on Pages Outside the Pre-Roll

The idea drew John Oliver’s ridicule last week, but publishers who are growing increasingly comfortable with branded content production for text are looking next at servicing brands with video opportunities, according to a panel convened by Beet.TV.  These and other publishers are surfacing native advertising outside the pre-roll, in a variety of new, rich media, display units. […]


Slate Begins Selling Teads’ “inRead” Video Ads

Slate magazine wants to sell more video ads – it just needs to use text to get there. “What’s next is video, video, video – we need to get more video on the site,” says Slate associate publisher Anthony DeMaio. “We’re doing four million streams a month – it’s still a very small percentage of […]