‘Premium’ Is In The Eye Of The Beholder: Coull’s Watkins

FORT LAUDERDALE — Advertisers like to talk about their search for “premium” ad inventory – the kind of places that only quality brands like to be seen. But is inventory really “premium” if hardly anyone sees it? “What defines premium is in the eye of the beholder,” says Irfon Watkins, CEO and co-founder of Coull, a Bristol, UK-based […]

 
 

The Transformation of Television Advertising via Addressable is Inevitable, Videology’s Castree

FORT LAUDERDALE — It’s going to be gigantic when all the technology is in place – but why let the future get in the way of disrupting the present? “At end of 2015, we’ll be lucky if 3% of the total video universe is transacted programmatically,” ad tech firm Videology Group‘s north America MD Tim Castree […]

 
 

Deduplicate Audiences With Cross-Media Planning: Nielsen’s Hohman

FORT LAUDERDALE — If you advertise to reach an audience demographic in online video and in TV, you may think you have maximised your reach – but, if some viewers saw your ad in both media, have you overpaid? Nielsen agency solutions MD David Hohman says new measurement tools like his own Cross-platform Campaign Ratings […]

 
 

Full Video Ad Viewability, We Will Get There, Google’s Jane Hong

FORT LAUDERDALE — So you’re an advertiser and you only want to pay for ads that humans can actually see? Be careful what you wish for – today, that may be like cutting off your nose to spite your face. “They believe they should have always been paying for the viewable impression,” Jane Hong, Google […]

 
 

It’s Basic: Better Ad Viewability Drives Better Sales: comScore’s Fulgoni

FORT LAUDERDALE — After the discovery that some advertisers were paying for video ads which were not being viewed by actual consumers, the Media Ratings Council last year defined a standard for “viewability”. Now some brands are finding a link between increased viewability and improved sales, says comScore executive chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni. In this video interview […]

 
 

TV Ads Could Be 10% Programmatic By 2017: AOL’s Ackerman

FORT LAUDERDALE — While so-called “programmatic” techniques for controlling, planning and trading online ads have gained traction in display advertising, the concept is slower to reach the same penetration in video and TV. But the prospect is set for wider adoption after a year in which many ad tech platforms “postured” about their capabilities, according […]

 
 

Programmatic Is Not Just For Real-Time: Videology’s Gaskamp

FORT LAUDERDALE — So-called “programmatic” ad-trading techniques may have come to market at the real-time bidding (RTB) end of the spectrum, allowing ad buyers and sellers to do business in real-time marketplaces – but that doesn’t mean they have to stay there. In this video interview, enterprise video ad software tech firm Videology‘s North America […]

 
 

Nielsen To Measure Smart TV’s In 2015: Feigenson

FORT LAUDERDALE — The coming digitzation of TV may seem set to pave the way for measuring audiences in a digital manner used to internet media houses – but Nielsen is stating its case for a panel-based approach it seems set to launch later this year. “We’re dedicated to having a solution to smart TVs […]

 
 

Publishers Should Personalize For ‘The Web Of One’: Taboola CEO

FORT LAUDERDALE — Personalization of web editorial experiences has been talked about for years, with few publishers deciding to let their readers customize their own editions. BBC News last week launched its most personalizable app to date, but content recommendation service Taboola‘s CEO says publishers should go further. “We’re just getting to be overwhelmed with […]

 
 

Google’s 2015 Priority Is Securing Ads From Malware

FORT LAUDERDALE – The digital ad industry may be starting to get to grips with the problems of fraud and viewability, but next up is the creeping threat from nefarious code. “The big priority for us is switching everything over to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL),” Google’s head of media platform sales, Jay VanDerZee, tells Beet.TV […]

 
 

“I am after remaking the premium TV marketplace,” Starcom MediaVest’s Tracey Scheppach

FORT LAUDERDALE  — Two decades in to the era of the TV set-top box, ad agencies are still not finding it easy to get access to good audience targeting data from viewers’ homes, says a marketing veteran. “There’s a lack of data,” says Tracey Scheppach, EVP, who leads innovation at Starcom MediaVest Group and who leads […]

 
 

Think Beyond CTR For Video Measurement: Teads’ Daily

FORT LAUDERDALE — Video ad tech vendor Teads is getting ad buyers buzzing with its new take on video ad formats – letting specialist text publishers insert auto-playing video ads between their paragraphs. But how successful can this model be when readers can simply scroll past the video ads to silence and hide them? “Our […]

 
 

Xaxis Will Use More Private Marketplaces, Less RTB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl – Which way is the wind blowing in the “programmatic” ad space? Away from real-time bidding and toward private marketplaces, according to one leading light. The collection of techniques referred to as “programmatic” all essentially mean “automation” but, whilst the phenomenon began with allowing the real-time automation of ad buying and selling […]

 
 

TouchCast’s Schonfeld: Users Don’t Want Lean-Back Video

VIEQUES, PR — Once, the web was just a textual medium. Now, video volume is multiplying to occupy faster and fatter pipes. But, still, lean-forward video consumption like that pioneered by music videos from Arcade Fire are a rarity. ‘What hasn’t really happened yet is a revolution in creation – everything we see is still […]

 
 

SpotXchange’s Progress: Now Serving 2.5bn Ads Per Month

VIEQUES, PR — Everyone associated with programmatic trading of video advertising seems to have had a 2013 that was full of growth. Denver-headquartered SpotXchange is no exception, releasing platform and revenue metrics today. Speaking with Beet.TV, SpotXchange’s platform VP Sean Buckley says the Q3 addition of a “full-blown” ad-server to the vendor’s product offering has […]

 
 

VideoHub’s Programmatic Buying Platform Built on “Analytics Lens”

VIEQUES, PR — Time was, ad spots were bought against content consumed by specific audience demographics. Many buyers still buy this way, even with programmatic automation. But VideoHub‘s Anthony Risicato says deeper data can trump demographics. “The historical research tells us that specific groups of men or women will be interested or not interested in […]

 
 

Programmatic Media Buying at Magna Global Rising Fast

VIQUES, PR — IPG’s Magna Global media agency has tried to aggressively embrace automated platforms for the online ads it trades in. And things are moving faster than it expected. “We had a goal set for 2013 of putting 5% of our total spend through programmatic,” says Kristi Argyilan, the group’s north America president. “We exceeded that […]

 
 

New York Times Plans Branded Content In Video

VIEQUES, PR — The New York Times’ recent website redesign introduced sponsored articles from brands like Dell. Next up, the paper plans to let marketers reach viewers of its video content. “A brand could sponsor one of our bigger editorial offerings – Dealbook or Bits, 36 Hours, Corner Office,” says NYT video GM Rebecca Howard. “Those […]

 
 

WaPo Wants To Spread Its Video Around The Web

VIEQUE, PR — Last summer, the Washington Post newspaper launched its news video brand PostTV. Since then, the publisher has spread it across other places including Roku, Ouya and Chromecast. This opening up of video is key to WaPo senior video editor Andrew Pergam. “We know a lot of people want to see video in context- […]

 
 

GroupM’s Rob Norman: For Content Marketing, Context Is King

VIEQUES, PR — Everyone’s talking about “content marketing”, “native advertising” or “branded content” – the hybridization of editorial and marketing materials in to a single content type of mutual benefit to publishers and brands. That’s forcing the ad agencies to offer their services in these spaces. But, for agencies as used to the traditional church-and-state […]

 
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