Digitas’ Hammer: Embracing ‘Unowned’ Platforms Boosts Ad Effectiveness

Brands should chill out about not having control of popular new online platforms and embrace them with unique, native ad creative, says a Publicis digital executive. “People who engage with video on a brand-owned site are watching, say, a minute of it,” according to Digitas media group director George Hammer. “When you take that content […]

 

Digitas’ Hammer: Let Ad Viewers ‘Choose Their Own Adventure’

NEW YORK — George Hammer has hit on the recipe for online video ad effectiveness: it’s all about empowering preroll-weary viewers. “We at Publicis’ looked at about 50 different types of online video formats and 100 different executions,” said the VP and media group director of Publicis’ Digtias agency. “What we found was, when we […]

 

Digitas Video Chief Shlachter: One Size Does Not Fit all for Brands

CANNES — While marketers are focused on content creation, one of the biggest challenges for brands is where to go next in this growing field, says Adam Shlachter, Senior VP at Digitas during an interview with Beet.TV. “We are all curious how we can shape the market and work together and collaborate with agency partners and […]

 

Sprint to Be First Digitas Client for Native Ad Distribution Partnership with HuffPo

Following Digitas’ NewFront announcement last month with The Huffington Post that they will partner to provide real-time content distribution, Sprint will become the first Digitas client for this native ad distribution. Sprint has partnered with IGN.com at this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo to create a E3 VIP experience for those who cannot attend the event in LA scheduled for June 11 […]

 

AOL Sells Out New Business Shows to Razorfish w/ Digitas and LBI

AOL has sold out its just announced new shows “Funded” and “Acting Disruptive,” to an agency group led by Razorfish with fellow Publicis Groupe units Digitas and LBI, says Charles Gabriel, VP for Sales, AOL Video, in this interview taped at the AOL NewFront event in Manhattan yesterday.  

 

Online Video $4.1 Billion Biz Heading into NewFronts, Still Needs Standards

Events like the upcoming NewFronts will play an important part in driving digital video from a $4.1 billion business to an $9 billion business over the next three years, says Jordan Bitterman, Senior VP at Digitas in an interview with Beet.TV, citing recent benchmark figures from eMarketer. On the eve of the NewFronts, kicking off […]

 

Digitas’ Sarofian: Don’t Let Data Overshadow Creative

Technology might be moving the advertising industry along at a rapid pace, but marketers shouldn’t forget the power of emotion, says Stephanie Sarofian, Senior VP & Managing Director at Digitas, during an interview with Beet.TV at the Beet Retreat 2013 in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

 
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