Expansion Planned for Guardian’s Programmatic Alliance w/ CNN Intl, Economist, Financial Times and Reuters, via Rubicon Project Platform

LONDON — Back in March, The Guardian and four other UK publishers with global ambitions announced they were forming the Pangea Alliance, a shared scheme to pool first-party ad data for ad buyers to target their combined 110 million users in a “programmatic”, or automated fashion. In beta testing since, now the alliance – which numbersThe Guardian, CNN International, the […]


Best Video Ads Are Moving to Private Exchanges: Videology’s Jamboretz

CANNES, France — Advertisers are increasingly buying spots in online video ads through private exchanges, not on open exchanges, in order to guarantee quality inventory. “The majority of our clients are using private marketplaces … not just going out in to open exchange,” according to video ad tech platform Videology‘s chief development officer Ryan Jamboretz. […]


Premium Publishers Faster To Programmatic In EU: AOD’s Bertozzi

CANNES, France — It’s commonly thought that the European market is generally adopting so-called “programmatic” ad automation and trading techniques later than the US. But it looks like the quality publishers there are buying in with greater gusto. “Premium publishers in Europe, they seem to have got involved in this much earlier,” according to Marco […]


Heineken Taps TubeMogul for Programmatic Campaign

CANNES, France — Heineken’s US advertising boss is growing confident on the imminent melding of TV and online ad buying. “We’re getting to the point where the wall between traditional television and digital video are coming down,” Ron Amram tells Beet.TV. “You can literally see across it – looking at GRPs across the whole landscape. “With […]


Advertisers Pull TV Spend As Viewers Move Online: OMD’s: Karo

CANNES, France —  Advertisers will spend less on US broadcast TV this year because viewers are moving gradually to other platforms, according to media agency OMD’s regional boss. “We will end up seeing US upfront total spend being slightly down versus a year ago,” OMD US CEO Monica Karo tells Beet.TV. “That is this natural progression […]


Tremor Video CMO: Performance Pricing on the Rise

CANNES — Tremor Video has seen a big jump in digital video buying based on cost per engagement or brand lift says, Melinda McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer for Tremor Video, during an interview with Beet.TV. In fact, Tremor’s cost-per-engagement business is growing at a rapid clip with big brands, she says. “We see performance pricing as […]


Starcom’s Hoffman: In-Stream Ads On Path for More Relevance, Targeting

CANNES — Ideally, in-stream video advertising will give viewers control and let them impact the narrative in the future, says Jonathan Hoffman, President of Experience Design at Starcom MediaVest Group, during an interview with Beet.TV. With targeting techniques available, viewers now expect they’ll be shown or served something that is relevant emotionally and contextually. “It […]