Getty’s Digital Video Library Growing By Up To 20,000 Each Month

CANNES — Getty Images’ evolution from static to moving images is happening at pace in the digital age. “We have around 1.5 million video clips currently on our site,” company Christian Toksvig told Beet.TV in this video interview. “We are adding something like 10 to 20,000 a month at the moment from our own and […]

 
 

Accuen’s CEO Jacobs: Digital Is Growing, Not Stealing, TV Ad Spend

CANNES – Some folk would have you believe in a straight, linear migration of dollars from television advertising to online video advertising. But that’s not how ad trading desk software vendor Accuen Media‘s CEO Josh Jacobs sees it. “We’re starting to have much more interesting conversations with the television buyers saying, ‘How do we engage […]

 
 

Videology’s Jamboretz: Video Ad Tech Consolidation Looming

CANNES – With video advertising growing at such a pace currently, the number of technology suppliers in the chain could balloon and then shrink in a wave of M&A, one sector exec says. “There is an absolute expectation that consolidation will have to happen at some point,” Ryan Jamboretz, the EMEA SVP of one vendor, […]

 
 

Outbrain Serves Content Marketers In To Editorial Stream

CANNES – Time was, New York-based Outbrain mostly helped news site readers find interesting stories to read on other news sites. Now that any brand can be a news outlet, however, Outbrain is finding a growing content customer base amongst marketers, too. “We are just enjoying this huge uptake in content marketing that brands are getting […]

 
 

Xaxis CEO Lesser: Majority Of Ad Buying Will Be Programmatic

CANNES — WPP’s data-centric Xaxis division has tripled in size from around 100 staff to more than 300 in its first two years, and CEO Brian Lesser says that growth suggests the future scale of highly targeted online ad buying tactics many label “programmatic”. “Over the next three to five years, you will see that […]

 
 

GroupM’s Norman: Advertisers Must Embrace the “Stream” With Quick Content

CANNES — Advertising group GroupM’s chief digital officer thinks the top challenge for marketers is to insert themselves in new platforms like Twitter and Facebook that are all about chronologically-ordered, stream-based real-time media consumption. “Every time the distribution channels change – and the stream is a new distribution channel –  typically the manufacturing problem changes […]

 
 

“Angry Birds” is One of the Biggest Video Channels “On Planet”

CANNES – One of the world’s most popular games could also become one of its most pervasive video brands, after Rovio added its Angry Birds Toons cartoon channel to its mobile apps. “Overnight, we updated 1.7 billion games back in March. We’re doing over 100 million views a month,” Rovio chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka told […]

 
 

How Machinima And Ridley Scott Are ‘Incubating’ Digital Sci-Fi

CANNES — Marketers are being called upon to sponsor the 12 filmmakers picked to make next-generation science-fiction digital shorts for Ridley Scott. Machinima global brand strategy VP Seth Bardelas, whose video publisher firm is helping Ridley Scott Associates on the project, called it an “incubator”. “The idea is to incubate the next great science-fiction franchise,” […]

 
 

VivaKi’s Kurt Unkel: Programmatic Is Here But Mobile Is In Testing

CANNES It’s now a hackneyed industry forecast: “This will be the year of mobile advertising.” But VivaKi products and services president Kurt Unkel thinks advertisers is still testing out the opportunity. “There are a lot of things still being learned about mobile,” Unkel told Beet.TV in this video interview during Cannes Lions. “How do we […]

 
 

New CEO Wants Shazam To Be Destination, Not Utility

CANNES – After branching out from identifying music to enabling TV ad interaction, now mobile app Shazam wants to start aggregating its wealth of user data to encourage greater user engagement. “Expect to see us do more and more around content and engagement, and becoming a more of a destination app around music instead of […]

 
 

Machinima Grows to Nearly 1 Billion Mobile Views Per Month

CANNES – Gaming-centric programmer Machinima now generates nearly one billion video views each month via mobile devices, says Allen DeBevoise, Chairman, CEO and founder of Machinima during an interview with Beet.TV. That’s from a total of about 2.5 billion video views each month. The network counts more than 200 million people worldwide watching its videos. In late […]

 
 

Twitter Is Now The #5 Digital Ad Platform

CANNES – Now that it has turned advertisers on to its marketing tools, Twitter is snapping at the heels of the biggest online ad gorillas, according to industry data. “When you’re talking about the digital landscape, there are four dominant players that everyone knows – Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft,” ZenithOptimedia global CEO Steve King […]

 
 

Microsoft Touts ‘100% Always-On’ Xbox One To Advertisers

CANNES – Microsoft believes its Xbox game console can take marketers’ messages to consumers beyond gaming’s traditional hardcore audience. “The fastest-growing demographic on Xbox today is females aged 18 to 39, who happen to be the chief decision-makers on purchases in most households around the world,” Microsoft’s advertising and online corporate VP Frank Holland said. […]

 
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