Consolidation Wave Good For Video Ad Tech: Turn’s Smith

AOL bought Adap.tv, Facebook bought LiveRail and, last month, RTL Group bought a majority of SpotXchange – a wave of consolidation is under way, as large media groups buy up programmatic video ad tech vendors. “Consolidation is a great thing for the industry,” says the emerging media VP of another such vendor, Turn, Chris Smith,” and shows we’re […]

 

Turn VP: TV Wants Real-Time Ads ‘Over Its Dead Body’

CANNES, France — Many in the industry are getting excited about the prospect that advertisers could buy spots in linear TV in real-time, just as they are now doing online. But legacy industry resistance may scupper that prospect, says one exec. “The old school TV guys say, ‘That’s never happening, over my dead body’,” according to […]

 

The Hybridization Of TV & Digital Ad Buyers: Turn’s Smith

As online video’s advertising growth gathers steam, the two disciplines from which the format is drawn are converging, according to one ad tech exec. “TV buyers really want to learn from digital, and digital buyers really want to learn from TV,” says Turn emerging media general manager Chris Smith. “You’re starting to see more hybrid roles […]