Attribution Is ‘Game-Changer’ For AOL’s Adap.tv

CANNES, France — The recent acquisition by AOL’s Adap.tv programming video ad sales unit of two smaller vendor companies will help close the loop between marketing spend and corresponding sales, says a company exec. AOL acquired Santa Monica-based Convertro and Seattle-based Precision Demand. “The combination really helps change the game in terms of how you […]

 

Vice, Digitas take “Best in Show” at NewFronts, Beet Commentator Ashley Swartz

For “making the most of the internet and staying on brand” Vice took overall ‘best in show’ at this year’s NewFronts, says Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Minds, in her weekly segment for Beet.TV in which she highlights the 2014 NewFronts. “[Vice] takes risks and they deserve to be commended for that,” […]

 

Huffington Post CEO Maymann: “HuffPost Live” Nears Break Even, Eyeing Global Expansion

LONDON — Nearly two years after launching, HuffPost Live, Huffington Post’s effort to reinvent rolling TV news, is on the verge of breaking even, says HuffPost’s CEO. “We’ve gotten to more than 100 million video views on a monthly basis now,” Jimmy Maymann tells Beet.TV. “We need scale to appeal to TV buyers – we’re […]

 

Tim Armstrong: AOL Launches “ONE,” an Automated Ad Platform for Brands and Advertisers

SAN FRANCISCO –  AOL announced today the creation of ONE, a platform for both buyers and sellers of digital media to transact.  We sat down with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong after he presented the news as a keynote at the AdTech conference here. He speaks about the “mechanization” of the advertising and media business and […]

 

AOL’s Gabriel on the Importance of Being “Full-Stack”

VIEQUES, PR — Advertising technology firms are fond of flexing their “stack” – each boasts the varied strata of their connectable platform pieces. But what does “full-stack” even mean? To AOL video sales VP Charles Gabriel, that’s quite clear. It’s about creation, curation, programming, distribution across all screens and platforms, Gabriel says. “It’s not just distributing in digital to all […]

 

Adap.tv CEO: We are “fighting ad fraud until it disappears”

Non-human traffic was recently described as programmatic advertising’s “dirty little secret“. Integral Ad Science reckons nearly a third of impressions to be suspicious – up six-fold since 2011, according to comScore (via Adotas). AOL’s programmatic video ad tech platform Adap.tv wants to nip the problem in the bud. “We are fighting fraud that is generated by […]

 

AOL’s Lord: 2014 Is All About ‘Programmatic 2.0’

AOL’s advertising chief says advertisers’ understanding of so-called “programmatic” technology improved at the tail end of 2013 – now the year ahead is about offering them the range of its benefits at integrated scale. “There’s been a lot of great progress in the last three to four months since the programmatic upfront of people understanding […]

 

Original Videos to Move to Home Page of AOL, Susan Lyne

LAS VEGAS – Original video production will continue to ramp up and will soon be seen on the home page of AOL, says Susan Lyne, CEO of the AOL Brand Group, in this interview with Beet.TV Also in in the interview, she talks about the success and relevance of the AOL tech brands, Engadget and […]

 

AOL is Expanding TechCrunch’s Global Footprint as CrunchBase Gets Overhall

LAS VEGAS –  The global emergence of entrepreneurship and the start-up sensibility is powering the  global expansion of TechCrunch, explains Ned Desmond, COO of TechCrunch and head of AOL’s tech publishing group, in this interview with Beet.TV at last week at CES. Desmond says that AOL is relaunching CrunchBase, the online resource for companies and […]

 

AOL’s Armstrong: Native Ads Need ‘Human’ Familiarity

LAS VEGAS — Marketing land is abuzz about “native advertising” – the hybridized presentation of marketing in the guise of publisher editorial. As different publishers and agencies approach the opportunity in different ways, the commonly accepted notions of what constitutes an ad and how you recognize it begin to break down. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong wants […]

 

Adap.tv Sees Programmatic Help Broadcasters Increase Ad Rates

LONDON — Amongst the broadcasters on AOL’s Adap.tv client roster, the BBC’s revenue-making arm has begun to sell some of its online video advertising using a programmatic system to attract higher bids. “If you’re dealing with a fixed-price IO (insertion order) business all the time, it’s very difficult to increase the rate,” Adap.tv‘s EMEA MD Brian […]

 

Analyst O’Connell: Adobe Could Compete with Google in Video Ad “Stack”

Video is playing catch-up to display in the advertising stakes – so who could be the big fish in a pond that’s about to grow bigger? Speaking at Beet.TV’s programmatic leadership summit, former Forrester principal analyst Joanna O’Connell rated AOL’s acquisition of programmatic video outfit Adap.tv “very cool” and “a big stake in the ground”. […]

 

AOL’s ‘AdTech’ Unit Targeting Premium Publishers for RTB

COLOGNE — The emergence of real-time, programmatic online ad buying is usually seen as a race toward cheaper ad pricing and, therefore, appealing more to lower-tier publishers. But, speaking to Beet.TV at DMEXCO, the CEO of AOL’s ad server business, AdTech, says he is hoping to appeal to bigger publisher brands, some of which are […]

 

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 […]

 

AOL Launches Video Insight Tool to Provide Deep Data on Views

COLOGNE — Everyone in media nowadays is eager for more data to inform their business. Now AOL is hoping to bring more data to every part of the video value chain, launching a new tool called Insights. “There’s such a big gap right now,” AOL Networks international SVP René Rechtman tells Beet.TV in this video […]

 

AOL’s ‘Candidly Nicole’ Serving A Million Views Per Episode

NEW YORK — AOL’s ambitious video operation, AOL On, doesn’t need to operate a proper TV network – because it’s digital-only original shows are already proving effective, says an exec from the outfit. “We see a lot of effectiveness when there’s something uniquely digital about it,” AOL On operations VP Michael O’Connor tells Beet.TV’s Video Ad […]

 

FreeWheel’s Heller: Video Audience Is Still Untapped

CANNES — Video companies are lagging behind what is now a massive consumer appetite for digital programming, according to one online exec. “In Q1, we saw somewhere north of 16 billion video views,” Jon Heller, whose company FreeWheel manages video for media clients, told Beet.TV in this video interview. “What we’ve seen is untapped volume. […]

 

Razorfish CEO on What’s Next in Branded Content and Storytelling

CANNES – Marketers should be on the lookout for new ways to blend storytelling into branded content, says Bob Lord, Global CEO of Razorfish in an interview with Beet.TV. As an example, he points to a recent effort by Razorfish client Citibank in which the marketer helped to curate the AOL Business channel. “We bought […]

 

AOL’s Cahn on AOL On’s Resurgence of Original Content

CANNES – AOL has been supporting their variety of premium original content this week at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Beet.TV spoke with Karen Cahn, GM of AOL On Original Video for AOL, about their recent developments during the event. As the first content company on the Internet, Cahn says AOL has gone […]

 

AOL Makers Tops 40 Million Views in First Year

CANNES – Since its launch 13 months ago, AOL has grown its “Makers” series to 40 million video views, with the number of views rising month over month, says Maureen Sullivan, Senior VP and General Manager Lifestyle Brands and Women’s Content at AOL during an interview with Beet.TV. Makers is a joint video project between AOL and […]

 
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