U.S. Cellular Pairs With ABC’S “Shark Tank”

CHICAGO — Producing branded content can help a marketer stand out from the competition, says Cristel Turner, Director of Brand Advertising, Strategy and Business Marketing at U.S. Cellular in an interview with Beet.TV. That’s why the cellular company recently partnered with ABC’s “Shark Tank” on a sweepstakes and sponsorship for the popular ABC TV show. “We are […]

 
 

YouTube Stars Aide Brand Authenticity: Newcast’s Waugh

LONDON –Media agency ZenithOptimedia is one of those now helping clients produce branded video – and it reckons tapping in to existing talent with large audiences is the way to go. The agency has a division, Newcast, dedicated to creating TV and online video content opportunities for its clients. “It’s become much richer than ‘just […]

 
 

Giant Snack Maker Mondelēz Nets 100 Million Views w/ ‘NowThisNews” Real-Time Collaboration

Already considered a leader in real-time brand content creation on a per-campaign basis, Oreo maker Mondelēz International in April announced a partnership, Blink Studios, in which it would try to habitualize the practise using editorial expertise from new-wave mobile news service NowThisNews. Now Mondelēz’s global media and consumer engagement VP B. Bonin Bough reveals progress in this […]

 
 

The Rise of Branded Video: Who’s Watching and Why, a Beet.TV Leadership Summit in Chicago on October 8, presented by Jun Group

Branded video has emerged as the hottest marketing approach for advertisers. At the Cannes Festival, the “branded entertainment” track was the fastest growing with submissions. Media agencies, creative shops and new boutiques are lining up to produce digital-specific video content. But in the midst of this expansion, there are questions and challenges: how and where […]

 
 

UM Content Chief: Let the Story Be Center Stage

Brands need to be willing to step back from branded content and let the story do the work, says Scott Donaton, Global Chief Content Officer at UM, in an interview with Beet.TV. That means marketers should use a deft touch on instilling a brand message (or not) in branded content, he explains. “You need to […]

 
 

WPP’s Sorrell: We Are a Content Company

Wikipedia may describe WPP as an “advertising and public relations company” – but CEO Sir Martin Sorrell has a much broader definition that that. Compelled by a muted ad outlook, the world’s largest ad company will go on investing in content makers and taking the opportunity to produce its own, he tells Beet.TV in this video […]

 
 

Under News Corp, Storyful Put To Work On Brand Content

It may have started life as a tool for editors to validate user-generated content for editorial stories but, following its acquisition by News Corp, Storyful is also being set to work for advertisers’ commercial goals. “We saw a social radar,” News Corp. video SVP Rahul Chopra tells Beet.TV in this video, ” – tell us […]

 
 

Publishers Surfacing Native Video Ads in Rich Display, on Pages Outside the Pre-Roll

The idea drew John Oliver’s ridicule last week, but publishers who are growing increasingly comfortable with branded content production for text are looking next at servicing brands with video opportunities, according to a panel convened by Beet.TV. These and other publishers are surfacing native advertising outside the pre-roll, in a variety of new, rich media, display units. […]

 
 

Brands Should Define Goals Before Content: IPG’s Power

At this point, many brands will have heard enough about the “branded content” craze that they might seek out a “native” campaign. But decisions about which campaign tactics are used are best left to agencies, says one agency division exec. “Clients want to tell brand stories – they’re more open to us helping them figure […]

 
 

Time Inc’s Marvel: How Editorial and Advertising Collaborate

The wall between editorial and and advertising is lowering a bit at Time Inc, as writers and ad salespeople collaborate on native advertising, says the publisher’s video and mobile sales director Mark Marvel. “The two can function in a way that’s meaningful,” Marvel tells Beet.TV. “There’s no longer that separation – there’s a little bit […]

 
 

‘The Big Ideal’ Fuels Cross-Platform Content: Ogilvy’s Abby Marks

Nevermind your product, what do you stand for? That’s what OgilvyEntertainment’s senior strategy and operations director Abby Marks tells her clients, channeling her agency’s late founder. “David Ogilvy was always about research and treating the cons as an equal, thinking about what’s of value to them,” Marks tells Beet.TV. “We work under the creative umbrella of […]

 
 

Millennials Are Cool With Brands Changing All The Time: Initiative/IPG Study

Brands need to mimic the characteristics of millennial-age consumers to curry their favor, according to research, The Reset Generation, conducted by media agency IPG’s Initiative group. “Their expectations of brands are what they think people expect of them,” says Initiative’s US chief strategy officer Sarah Power. “They’re comfortable with brands trying to change who they […]

 
 

Razorfish, Google & Videobloggers Drive 6+ Million Video Views for Unilever Haircare Campaign in the U.K.

A YouTube program in the U.K., designed by global agency Razorfish for several Unilever haircare brands, has driven more that six million views since its launch in April, says Pete Stein, Global CEO of the agency in this interview with Beet.TV The program takes the pulse of Google queries on hair and directs established videobloggers […]

 
 

The Viral Video Is Not a Business Model

While the viral video hit can be golden for brands, it can’t be done consistently and it’s “not a sustainable business model” says Mitchell Reichgut, CEO and founder of the Jun Group, a digital video ad services firm that secures views for branded content on hundreds of publisher sites. Viral is great, but paid […]

 
 

TV Networks Well Placed Despite Multi-Platform Boom: Nielsen’s Hasker

CANNES, France — How will the relationship between media agencies, brands and TV networks evolve as underlying media and marketing platforms continue to be disrupted? The incumbent TV industry remains in a strong position, a Beet.TV panel heard. “There’s been a sea-change in the attitudes but, more importantly, the confidence of the broadcast and major […]

 
 

Brands Sacrificing Truth For Attention: Google’s Benson

CANNES, France — Many brands nowadays are keenly commissioning content videos – but are they diving in to the opportunity in the right way? “What you see too often – we saw a lot of it on YouTube and at the Cannes awards – people are sacrificing brand equity or brand truth to get noticed,” says […]

 
 

GroupM Seeks ‘Coalitions’ To Boost Branded Video Scale

SAN FRANCISCO — Ad group WPP is already making video and TV shows on behalf of advertisers, through its GroupM Entertainment division. But it wants to bring distribution platforms together to take its content to larger audiences. “The big aggregators have advantages, whether they’re Yahoo, AOL, Google or YouTube,” says the division’s CEO Peter Tortocici. “They […]

 
 

Quality Is Essential for Branded Content: Guardian’s Watkins

LONDON — High quality and plenty of integrity are important for brands and publishers working together on commercial editorial, says the executive who launched The Guardian’s branded content division this spring. “The most critical thing is to ensure that the caliber of the content, if it is branded, is of such a high standard that […]

 
 

Branded Video Must be Tailored to the “Venue,” Mindshare’s Migliozzi

Branded video performs best when it’s tailored properly to the platform, says Joe Migliozzi, Digital Lead at Mindshare NA, in an interview for Beet.TV with Paul Kontonis, SVP Strategy & Sales at Collective Digital Studio. “The consumers are defining the platforms for the brand. If it’s a platform where the consumer is trying to find more information […]

 
 

Branded Video Will Spur Programmatic Ads: Xaxis’ Dolan

SAN FRANCISCO — These are heady days when an advertiser starts making TV shows to sell ads – but they are headier still when they plan to sell those ads programmatically. In February, Group M announced it will co-produce a sport documentary series, My Side Of The Sky, with Hulu. “There’s not enough good content […]

 
1 2 3