Content Trumps Frequency For Marketers: Bank of America’s Paskalis

FORT LAUDERDALE — You can have all the ad tech in the world but, in this day and age, is it really advertising that can connect with consumers any longer? Bank Of America media SVP Lou Paskalis thinks brands need to take a leaf out of the books of publishers and broadcasters they historically have advertised […]

 

Should Brands Make Content People Would Pay For?

Yes; these days, brands are enthusiastically creating “content”, the material publishers used to call editorial, in a bid to blend in and influence consumers. But what is the real place of “content” in a marketer strategy? And are they prepared to to the next step – to create content that’s so good people would pay for it? […]

 

BuzzFeed To Sell UK Branded Video By Year’s End

COLOGNE — BuzzFeed’s recently-inked $50 million advertising deal with WPP was a validation for its branded video efforts led out of Hollywood. Now those efforts are due to expand overseas. Online video production veteran Ze Frank leads BuzzFeed’s video content efforts in Hollywood, but they are set to get an expansion. “Branded video will be coming […]

 

Shane Smith on Vice, Brands, Pinterest & Video For Millennials

CANNES — How should a financial giant market to young adults in the digital age? By giving it to them straight. That’s according to Vice Media CEO Shane Smith, whose publishing company us helping Bank Of America do just that. At Cannes Lions, the bank announced the launch of The Business Of Life, a video […]

 

BBC Worldwide’s Gibson Taps Newsroom Values To Tell Brand Stories

CANNES — Over the last year, Beet.TV has been reporting on BBC Worldwide’s growing branded content initiative. Now the organization is formalising its offering in a new unit. Announced at Cannes Lions, BBC StoryWorks is the name of the content marketing that will have offices in Singapore, Sydney, New York and London and will be headed by […]

 

Guardian Labs Mulls Off-Site Branded Content via Programmatic

LONDON — So far, The Guardian division that produces branded content for marketers has published that content only on The Guardian’s own properties. But that could change soon, MD Anna Watkins tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “At the moment, we are looking to confirm one of our first global deals, which will mean Guardian Labs […]

 

Brand Content Goal Posts Are Wide: Gannett’s Kilgore

How does pricing for branded content shape up against that for display ads? The two are like chalk and cheese, suggests Gannett national sales president Randy Kilgore. “It’s very different because it’s not a formula,” Kilgore tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “Some of these things are six-month programmes where you send people out and do videos […]

 

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 […]

 

Tastemade Puts Brand Video On The Menu

LAS VEGAS — Tastemade, a food and travel publisher and community whose producers and users publish video reviews, has steadily built up over 350,000 video subscribers on its YouTube channel. Now it is hoping more brands will take an opportunity to leverage that audience. Programming head Oren Katzeff tells Beet.TV the company has a studio, a […]

 

WebMD’s Schlanger Writes An Original Video Prescription

LAS VEGAS — A just-announced new video series on health innovations presented by a TV news anchor will not be the only foray WebMD makes in to video this year. Earlier this month, the health publisher previewed “Future of Health with Robin Roberts”, a digital mini-series fronted by the Good Morning America co-host. It will be […]

 

The New York Times Finds Success with Native Video Advertising

LAS VEGAS — The New York Times has intrigued many with sponsored articles it has run under the “Paid Posts” scheme it launched in 2014. Now it is finding that branded articles carrying video are consumed most. “A lot of our best-performing stories have had video as part of them; many of them are multi-media,” Times […]

 

Branded Video Now Driven by Data, Audiences, Digitas’ Mark Book

Branded video has evolved from a “post and hope” approach to a data-driven strategy, says Mark Book, VP and Director of Social Content at Digitas LBi, in an interview with Elaine Boxer, Director of Industry Initiatives at the IAB. “It’s about using data to be strategic about how you reach people in a contextual way,” he […]

 

Branded Video Goals Wide Ranging by Brand, Maxus’ Jill Langan

Branded content goals vary widely by client, but can be used to deliver on a range of marketing goals, says Jill Langan, Senior Partner and Strategic Planning Director at Maxus, in an interview with Elaine Boxer, Director of Industry Initiatives at the IAB. Some Maxus clients lean on branded video to change brand perception. “We […]

 

McDonald’s Wants To Entertain, Educate With Video

CHICAGO — Fast food brand McDonald’s says it has an opportunity to produce marketing video that both educates and entertains consumers, as its online video ambitions evolve from modest origins. “About a year ago, we hired a chief digital officer with intent to build and staff a team,” says the group’s digital brand engagement global […]

 

Brand Video Publishers Must Give Advertisers Freedom: Say Media’s Catto

Lifestyle digital publisher Say Media is gung-ho about producing branded content for advertising partners on its content sites – but that doesn’t mean it thinks it should have exclusivity over the ensuing material. “We give the partners rights and permissions to use that video content on their own (channels) – it needs to have a […]

 

How Media Agencies Will Be Forced To Change

CHICAGO — From clients who will take on the role of their own agencies to the need to reach out to YouTube stars – media agencies know they need to adapt, but how? In a panel convened by Beet.TV, several agency reps chewed over their tactics and visions. Havas Media Worldwide social marketing director Len […]

 

Video Ads Must Hit Viewers Early: BPN’s Hiland

CHICAGO — In the age of viewer impatience, creative agencies may no longer have the luxury of stringing marketing messages out over even something as short as 30 seconds, says a chief from IPG’s media planning and buying agency BPN. “You have to think about the first few seconds. We have to think about modularity of […]

 

Branded Content Works Best for Awareness, Agency Execs Concur

CHICAGO — Branded content still plays best as a brand awareness tool, rather than as a direct sales driver, says Vincent Geraghty, EVP and Executive Director of Production at Leo Burnett, in a panel discussion for Beet.TV. “Purchase and sales is a tough thing. When you’re talking about starting a conversation about a brand, that’s a […]

 

Passion, Entertainment, Education Key To Brand Video: BPN’s Hiland

CHICAGO — What are the key ingredients to a making a video that works both as editorial and marketing? One big barbecue food maker mixed entertainment, education and a healthy dose of passion. IPG’s BPN chief strategy officer Chris Hiland tells Beet.TV in this recorded panel interview how his agency helped food client Hilshire appeal […]

 

Mindshare’s Cridlin to Brands: Stop Seeking Fans on Facebook — “Organic Reach Is Non-Existent”

CHICAGO – Put your money where your mouth is. That’s the new mantra of digital ad execs who believe gaining free audiences by building viral social audiences is over. “There is an urban myth of organic reach, of something going viral,” Mindshare digital innovation and strategy MD Jim Cridlin says in this interview with Beet.TV. “If you’re […]

 
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