Audience Strategy is Key Attribute of Media Agency Today, Carat’s Doug Ray

CANNES —  As media agencies have to work harder for clients in today’s digital world, they are finding a big benefit they bring lies in analyzing audiences, says Doug Ray, U.S. CEO & Global President at Carat, in this interview with Beet.TV. Audience buying, of course, is all the rage. Likewise, the ability to understand audiences may separate the […]

 

Mindshare’s Malmad on Emerging Media Opportunities in Wearables

Be prepared for wearables to take on a bigger role in the advertising business and with consumers. That’s why agencies such as Mindshare are devoting significant resources to this emerging market, via partnerships with companies like Apple as well as through internal research. “We are looking at how consumers are receptive to messages on wearables, […]

 

Digital First Content Companies Primed for Programmatic TV, SMG’s Delaney

Digital-first content companies such as Netflix, Hulu and AOL are well-positioned for the transition to addressable buying in TV, says SMG programmatic SVP Mac Delaney in an interview with Beet.TV. The recent Digital Content New Fronts mark a transition point in the shift to programmatic buying in TV. “We have jumped over a significant hill, and it […]

 

Marketers Look for New Video Innovations, Havas Exec Says

CANNES, France —  As video becomes more ubiquitous in brand arsenals, marketers are hunting for ways to innovate in their video content, says Rori Duboff, Global Head of Strategy at Havas, during an interview with Beet.TV about video at Cannes. That could range from partnering with established or emerging artists on content, pushing out new […]

 

OMD Chief: Global Brands Have Different Perceptions of Video

CANNES, France — Brands from around the world still have different perceptions of video and how it fits in the media mix, says Mainardo De Nardis, CEO of OMD Worldwide, during an interview with Beet.TV about video at Cannes. “We had a meeting with some clients from Latin America, including Brazil, and it was clear […]

 

Big Brand Clients Look to Agencies to Build Mobile Video Content

CANNES, France — Some of the biggest brands in the world are now expecting agency partners to make and distribute mobile content, says Nikki Mendonça, President of OMD across EMEA, during an interview with Beet.TV. Brands such as McDonald’s, Pepsico and Walt Disney had looked to the agency to deliver short-form content. “Not only are consumers […]

 

Social Platforms Focus on Brand Engagement & Content, Digitas Exec Says

CANNES, France — As brands chase engagement, a number of social publishing platforms are offering more tools to both drive and measure interaction of branded content, says John McCarus, SVP Social Content at Digitas during an interview with Beet.TV at Cannes. “Brands are starting to get help from a more evolved social structure and we now have […]

 

Mindshare’s Johnston: IPTV Heralds Video Opportunity

LONDON — Mindshare Worldwide’s chief digital officer Norm Johnston sees video’s jump from the desktop to the living room screen as one of the biggest advertising and content opportunities in the years ahead. “What’s interesting is the possibilities within IPTV,” he tells Beet.TV. “Forty percent of televisions in the US are now connected to the […]

 

Nestle’s Nigel Conway: Media & Creative More Closely Linked

LONDON – Cannes Lions has evolved from a creative-centric festival to a far more integrated event, recognizing a range of media, says Nigel Conway, Global Head of Media Communications at Nestle, in an interview with Beet. TV. “We are seeing media fully represented. We want to make sure we are producing integrated communications plans that leverage the […]

 

Adobe Acquires Marketing Company Neolane; Expands Digital Marketing Services

CANNES — As it expands its marketing services footprint, Adobe has been focusing on its Adobe Marketing Cloud platform for digital marketers, says Ben Rabner, Web and Content Strategist at Adobe during an interview with Beet.TV. Offering real-time feedback, the Adobe Marketing Cloud is designed to help marketers measure, monetize and understand their ROI for digital […]

 

Data-Hungry Mail Online Mulls Original-Video Move

CANNES – Look out, world. Having quickly become the planet’s most-visited newspaper website, Mail Online plans to ramp up its digital video offering beyond its core categories of entertainment, lifestyle and breaking world news. “We’ll continue to expand the types of video programming we’re deploying,” the title’s global chief marketing officer Sean O’Neal told Beet.TV […]

 

AOL Tests Emotional Response to Video Ads

CANNES – AOL is working with brands such as LG and Heineken on its new neuromarketing platform that aims to measure emotional reaction to video ads, says Rene Rechtman, SVP of AOL International. This sort of measurement can help brands better understand whether their creative is actually connecting with consumers in a meaningful way, Rechtman says […]