Time Inc Sees Greater Role For Video Across Brands

FORT LAUDERDALE — What’s a magazine anymore? A video series, an app, or a cross-portfolio digital aggregation, according to publisher Time Inc’s video SVP JR McCabe. “I look at the portfolio as brands, not as magazines,” McCabe tells Beet.TV. Case in point is recently-launched Daily Cut, which scoops up video from across Time Inc titles. […]

 
 

Hulu ‘Going Big’ On Original Commissions Ahead Of NewFronts

FORT LAUDERDALE — Original commissions have become the creative differentiators for video-on-demand platforms. TV aggregator Hulu is taking a range of new programming to the upcoming April/May NewFronts, a week when platforms try to secure upfront ad bookings. “One of our better shows is The Awesomes, an animated series by Seth Myers,” Hulu ad sales SVP Peter […]

 
 

Authenticated Online Viewing Is Booming: FreeWheel’s Rooke

FORT LAUDERDALE — Online video viewing that requires consumers log in is growing, now that TV Everywhere services have popularized the notion. That is according to video ad tech platform FreeWheel, which expects to observe growth in its upcoming Q4 video monetization report. FreeWheel’s business solutions GM James Rooke expects “continued growth in viewing taking place behind the authentication […]

 
 

Teads Aims For Wider Footprint After New Funding

FORT LAUDERDALE — “Out-of-stream” video ad tech supplier Teads is targeting global expansion in 2015, after it raised another $30m in funding in January. Speaking with Beet.TV, North America GM Jim Daily expects “more expansion” this year: “We’ve opened up in the US. We’re going to be expanding further in to Canada and some other key markets. We’ve […]

 
 

Data Can Drive Creative: Eyeview CEO Harnevo

FORT LAUDERDALE — What place creativity when ads can be scientifically created to match viewer emotions using all manner of data points? Eyeview, a vendor which helps personalize video ads according to targeting criteria, thinks the two disciplines connect. “For example, a retailer has 100,000 products in different locations, different prices,” says Eyeview CEO Oren […]

 
 

Facebook And Emotional Video Will Boom: Unruly’s Kosinski

FORT LAUDERDALE — What works in online video advertising, and where is it going to work best? Emotional content, and on Facebook, according to one company which measures the virality of digital video spots. “This year, we think Facebook is going to be the big winner – Facebook is going to just explode in terms of […]

 
 

SpotXchange To Open More EU Offices: Buckley

FORT LAUDERDALE — Fresh from RTL buying a majority stake for $144m, programmatic video ad tech outfit SpotXchange says it will shortly be opening up more offices in Europe under the group’s stewardship. “You’ll see some news from us early this year around new office openings specifically in the European region,” SpotXchange platform SVP Sean Buckley […]

 
 

The New York Times has Moved to HTML5 Player, Here’s Why

FORT LAUDERDALE — Google’s YouTube announced last month it would switch from Flash to powering its video player in HTML5 by default. But the video site wasn’t the only property to have gone in that direction. The New York Times went to HTML5-first a few years ago now, out of a “toolbox” that has been […]

 
 

Apps Are Hot, “Web Is AM Radio”: Jun CEO Reichgut

FORT LAUDERDALE — How times change. Once, the web was the be-all and end-all of digital media. Wired magazine’s playful cover story may not quite have come to pass, but the web certainly isn’t where digital starts and ends nowadays. “Eighty-seven percent of mobile traffic happens in an app,” says ad tech company Jun Group‘s […]

 
 

Advertisers Starting To Slice Up Ad Spots: Innovid’s Chalozin

FORT LAUDERDALE — To spread their messages across so many different kinds of marketing channel these days, advertisers are going to have to create spots for more formats than just standard, 30-second TV ads. Fortunately, that is now beginning to happen, says Innovid CTO and co-founder Tal Chalozin. “In order to really apply sophistication on […]

 
 

‘Tech Stack’ Proliferation Hurts Advertisers: Videology’s Castree

FORT LAUDERDALE — The emergence of so-called “programmatic” ad-trading techniques, in which new software platforms enable precise, data-driven ad buying and selling, has kicked off a race of ad tech suite vendors. Each promises to serve customers with a specific part of the value chain – but one vendor says this just confuses customers. “There […]

 
 

Live Viewing Over Connected TV’s up 200%: FreeWheel’s Rooke

FORT LAUDERDALE — Viewers love TV, but they love watching TV on multiple device screens even more, says a video ad tech vendor targeting benefits form the consumer shift. “Consumers see TV as TV – an episode of Family Guy is an episode of Family Guy, regardless of where you watch it,” says video ad […]

 
 

TV Ad Buyers Must be Eased into Automation : Mediaocean’s DePascale

FORT LAUDERDALE — Many in the video ad tech space think the old way of buying and selling TV ads will soon be overturned by new technology. But TV planning and buying tool Mediaocean‘s product VP Cordie DePascale says the old guard must be eased in to the new world for mutual benefit to occur. “There’s […]

 
 

Real-Time Not Essential For Programmatic TV, AOL’s Ackerman

FORT LAUDERDALE — Companies in the TV advertising business don’t need to adopt all of the so-called “programmatic” technologies vendors tout to benefit from some of their key efficiencies, says one such vendor in the chain. “You don’t have to have complete automation, dynamic ad insertion,” Adap,tv programmatic SVP Dan Ackerman tells Beet.TV in this panel […]

 
 

Taboola’s $117mn Round Welcomes Comcast, Publishers

FORT LAUDERDALE — Content marketing discovery platform Taboola has completed its latest fundraising above the $100mn rumored in recent reports, with its founder saying some advertisers are spending eight-figure sums through the company. Taboola is announcing a $117mn Series E round, led by Fidelity Management and Research Company along with previous backers Marker LLC and […]

 
 

TV Operators Holding Back Addressable Dreams: SMG’s Scheppach

FORT LAUDERDALE — The industry talks a good game about using data from addressable TV sets to target TV ads at household level. But Tracey Scheppach has been knocking at that door for the last 13 years. Scheppach, EVP, who leads innovation at Starcom MediaVest Group and who leads VivaKi’s The Pool initiative, says TV operators […]

 
 

Half Of Biggest Publishers Have Viewability Problem: comScore’s Fulgoni

FORT LAUDERDALE — Over the last couple of years, the digital advertising industry has woken up to the problem of fake ad views, in which ads served by a publisher are not really seen by genuine consumers. If you thought “premium” publishers are off the hook, think again… “When we look at the top  top […]

 
 

BrightRoll’s Mosher: Yahoo To Change the Mobile Ad Game

FORT LAUDERDALE — Mobile is one of the key areas of focus for video ad tech firm BrightRoll in 2015, and the company reckons its recent acquisition by Yahoo, for $640mn, will help it execute. “It’s been underpenetrated and underserved by the video market over the last couple of years,” Brightroll marketplace SVP and GM Dan […]

 
 

VideoElephant Gives Brands Video Content

FORT LAUDERDALE — Since launching in 2011, video aggregator VideoElephant of Dublin has built some traction in the UK and Israel; now it wants to beef up its US operations. “Later this year, we’ll be opening an office in New York,” head of business development and partnerships Brian Cullinane tells Beet.TV in this video interview. Marketers […]

 
 

Touchdown! Civolution Uses Super Bowl Moments To Trigger Online Ads

FORT LAUDERDALE — NFL’s annual Super Bowl may be renowned for generating vast sums in advertising revenue on TV. But that requires a big budget – what if the TV broadcast could trigger a downstream bump in advertising buzz online? That’s the technology which data and watermarking vendor Civolution is deploying for Sunday’s game between […]

 
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