Should Brands Make Content People Would Pay For?

Yes; these days, brands are enthusiastically creating “content”, the material publishers used to call editorial, in a bid to blend in and influence consumers. But what is the real place of “content” in a marketer strategy? And are they prepared to to the next step – to create content that’s so good people would pay for it? […]

 

SpotXchange Offers Publishers VideoElephant’s Video Content

Many advertisers don’t believe there is sufficient high-quality video content out there on which to advertise. So SpotXchange, an ad tech platform serving video advertisers, is offering to help publishers increase their video output, without having to produce video of their own. The company is connecting with VideoElephant of Dublin, a library of professionally-produced video material that […]

 

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 […]

 

‘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 […]

 

Recommended Videos Earn 75% Return Rate, Taboola Finds

As brands and publishers weave more content into their sites, they are finding new ad tactics to test, says Adam Singolda, Founder and CEO of Taboola, a content discovery engine in an interview for Beet.TV with Paul Kontonis, SVP Strategy & Sales at Collective Digital Studio. “You can have a video with a newsletter link on the […]

 

Mindshare’s Bitterman on Real-Time Content and Technology

Content and content marketing are among the leading buzzwords in the advertising business, but it can be useful to understand the different types of content that brands are relying on, says Jordan Bitterman, Chief Strategy Officer, North America at Mindshare in an interview for Beet.TV with Paul Kontonis, SVP Strategy & Sales at Collective Digital Studio. Advertising itself […]

 

Enders’ Consultant Maude: Content Is Key For Video Upstarts

LONDON – Online video services may be growing thanks to carriage on new devices – but only top-quality programming will help internet upstarts really revolutionize the TV industry, industry analyst Ian Maude warns. “Time-shift and catch-up haven’t really disrupted the traditional advertising and pay-TV models. More and more people are spending more time watching traditional […]