AOL Set To Launch Mobile Native Ad Unit

BARCELONA — AOL will soon launch a native advertising unit aimed specifically at mobile publishers, AOL Networks global media director Chad Gallagher told Beet.TV at Mobile World Congress. “We’re going to have a major announcement here in a few weeks about our native solution which we think will be really interesting,” Gallagher said. “If you look […]

 

AOL’s Harnevo: Branded Video Will Boom As Pre-Rolls Wane

Pre-roll adverts are the largest slice of AOL’s video advertising revenue – but the outfit nevertheless thinks the format will be challenged. “Pre-rolls are the majority of what we do, the (TV) assets are already there,” AOL’s video president Ran Harnevo tells Beet.TV. “Acceptance of pre-rolls is going decrease. Brands will have to become publishers.” That is […]

 

AOL’s Lord: Optimization Trumps Reach For Advertisers

Old, TV-style ad measurement metrics are becoming vogue in the data-driven world of online advertising. But AOL Networks CEO Bob Lord says ads measured for audience reach don’t work as well alternatives. “As we move in to the ability to buy at an impression level …  you start to really question the GRP (gross rating […]

 

Programmatic Brings “Singularity” to Ad Marketplace, AOL’s Tim Armstrong

Automation is allowing advertisers to find the consumers that are important to them while publishers are offering up targeted consumers in an emerging scenario which AOL CEO Tim Armstrong frames as “singularity.” We spoke with him yesterday at the Adap.tv Worldwide Publisher Conference about the growth of automated buying, the global expansion of Adap.tv and […]

 

AOL’s Lord: Machines Will Take Over Madison Ave Like They Did Wall Street

COLOGNE — Don’t call it “Rise Of The Machines”, but AOL’s new ad chief reckons real-time ad bidding algorithms will soon do much of the grunt work currently done by Mad Men and women. In this video interview with Beet.TV at the DMEXCO industry conflab, AOL Networks’ Bob Lord says: “Traders on the floor (of Wall […]

 

AOL’s ‘Marketplace’ Launching Across Europe, Asia Next

COLOGNE — Earlier this year, AOL launched Marketplace, a supply-side ad platform allied to its Adtech ad-serving business that helps premium publishers sell their non-reserved ad spots. Then, the launch happened only in the US and UK. But now AOL is green-lighting Marketplace across Europe. “This is about giving publishers the controls and the choices […]