Advertisers Misled On Premium Placement: Jun’s Reichgut

Advertisers are being dazzled with premium-grade publisher names by salespeople who instead give them low-quality sites as inventory, says one ad tech exec. “Right now, the whole business is getting away with it,” says Jun Group CEO Mitchell Reichgut. “The client is seeing the big names (of sites on which they will appear) but they […]

 

Veenome Looks Inside Videos To Help Advertisers

For advertisers, “viewability” – knowing whether a viewer has really watched their ad – has become an important metric. But some advertisers also want more granular information. Analytics startup Veenome wants to play that role. “We’re figuring out what content is inside the video, indexing the actual imagery of the content, figuring out how many […]

 

Advertisers Must Harness Long-Term Data: InMobi’s Cordero

Mobile ad company InMobi says it is trying not only to encourage advertisers to use more data but to do so for years ahead. “Most of the media that I see spent – not a hell of a lot of data is actually being gathered,” says the company’s north America GM Francisco Cordero. “That could […]

 

NDN Focuses On Data To Improve Publishers’ Videos

NDN, the unseen power behind many of the videos on newspaper websites, says data is the oil fuelling the future of the business. finally there’s enough information,” COO Eric Orme tells Beet.TV. “What really needs to happen… we have to be able to give back tons of data to these guys (our customers) to help them […]

 

Starcom’s Mobile Chief: “Mobile Is Not An Island”

In a digital media world that is 25 years old, it’s no wonder the relatively recent upstart of mobile is still considered a single new channel for planning against. But now ad group Starcom Worldwide‘s mobile SVP has an unusual goal – to kill her job. “If my job exists in six months in its […]

 

TouchCast Aims To Boost Video Numbers And Quality

Today online there is not enough quality video to satisfy advertisers’ demands. TouchCast, a startup co-founded by former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld, is aiming to change that. “The editing bay is very much a bottleneck for large-scale video production,” he tells Beet.TV. “You can’t make enough video, even if you tripled your staff. “If I […]

 

SpotXchange’s Buckley: Programmatic Direct Gives Publishers Control

Call it: the best of both worlds. Publishers who baulked at real-time bidding, the first incarnation of programmatic ad-buying, may be more drawn to a version of the technique that affords them both traditional-style control and super-controlled selling. Video ad tech firm SpotXchange‘s platform VP Sean Buckley explains programmatic direct it to Beet.TV: “It’s a […]

 

Time Warner’s Bleacher Report Goes ‘Mobile-First’ For Sports Video

Desktop devices took an early lead when team-based sports news publisher Bleacher Report launched its video initiative two and a half years ago. Now the handheld has drawn level on points. “Mobile has caught up,” video VP Bill McCandless tells Beet.TV, adding that mobile traffic sometimes trumps desktop for Bleacher. “Because it’s weekend-driven, we see mobile […]

 

The Hybridization Of TV & Digital Ad Buyers: Turn’s Smith

As online video’s advertising growth gathers steam, the two disciplines from which the format is drawn are converging, according to one ad tech exec. “TV buyers really want to learn from digital, and digital buyers really want to learn from TV,” says Turn emerging media general manager Chris Smith. “You’re starting to see more hybrid roles […]

 

TV Networks Transitioning To Programmatic: LiveRail CEO

The last year has seen an evolution in how publishers and broadcasters view the so-called “programmatic” sale of online ad inventory. “Just 12 months ago, a lot of publishers were just viewing programmatic as a remnant solution,” says Mark Trefgarne, CEO of video ad tech platform LiveRail. “The transition we’ve seen is a view towards […]

 

Google’s VanDerzee: Big Focus On “Buy Side” of Programmatic in 2014

Google will invent more resources in 2014 on improving its advertising technologies for buy-side customers, says a Google ad exec. “We spent a little bit more time on the sell side than we did on the buy side from a product development perspective,” Google media platforms sales head Jay VanDerzee tells Beet.TV. “We’re obviously going to continue to do […]

 

Videology’s Gaskamp: Display Ad Tech Doesn’t Work For Video

There is no straight line from planning a textual or pictorial display ad campaigns to doing so for video, says one video ad tech exec. “A lot of the technologies that were built and deployed in the online display world don’t translate well in to video,” says Videology‘s development SVP Brent Gaskamp. “Some people have […]

 

Beet.TV’s Plesser: New Era Dawning For Journalism

New York-based video journalism outfit Beet.TV, this article’s publisher, has been creating events and videos that tell the story of the digital business for the last eight years. Now executive producer Andy Plesser says the industry is about to take off, as attitudes toward branded content converge. “It’s a video-first B2B publishing platform that’s driven […]

 

Digitas’ Shlachter: Good Branded Video Is Hard To Do

With an apparent shortage of premium video inventory against which to advertise, some marketers are taking to producing their own content to get their messages across. But what’s the right recipe for branded video success? “No matter what … it’s got to be clear, consistent,” says Digitas’ north America media activation head Adam Shlachter. “It’s […]

 

‘Branded Video Has Five Seconds To Impress’: GroupM’s Rob Norman

The emerging space of editorial video content produced by brand marketers is so new that there are few benchmarks for a successful campaign, says GroupM chief digital officer Rob Norman. But he has identified at least one golden rule already. “Make sure the first five or six seconds are really, really good – so that […]

 

‘Addressability Won’t Grow TV Pie’: Nielsen’s Hohman

Several technology developments are promising to revolutionize TV advertising with the same degree of individual targeting now being seen on the web. But will these new methods bring any more money in to a TV advertising game that is already worth circa $70 million per year in the US? “Fundamentally, it will probably be the […]

 

MediaVest’s Trivedi: Viewability Concerns Hurting Ad World

According to some ugly numbers, as many as 40% of video ads claimed to be watched online are not really viewed by humans at all.  Measuring the true “viewability” of videos has, therefore, become one of the industry’s hot topics. “All the other media don’t spend so much money validating that their ads will show […]

 

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 […]

 

SMG To Reveal Effectiveness Of Twitter TV Retargeting

Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) recently struck an exclusive partnership with Twitter, creating a “social TV lab” to explore the impact TV and social, in tandem, have on advertising. Now the pair are about to unveil first findings. SMG’s global video lead Lisa Giacosa tells Beet.TV metrics “look favorable” and are due to be published in February […]

 

Nielsen’s Hohman: Cross-Platform Ads Are More Effective

“We really are at a cross-roads for the industry,” Nielsen agency solutions EVP Dave Hohman tells Beet.TV. “Ad agencies are looking to be able to provide integrated, multi-screen campaigns – they tend to be much more impactful from an ROI (return on investment) standpoint than mono-media planning.” The problem? Ad planning hierarchies are “siloed”, Hohman reckons: “The […]

 
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