France’s Alenty: A Future With Multiple Video View Metrics

COLOGNE — One segment of company amongst the burgeoning video ad tech vendor space helps advertisers work out whether their ads on increasingly busy websites are actually ever viewed by distracted users. So how do these outfits report back? Laurent Nicolas, president of French viewability measurer Alenty, says he sees two emerging methods. “One levels needs […]

 

Xaxis’ Schlickum: ‘Video Next For Programmatic Ad Disruption’

COLOGNE — Automated, programmatic ad-buying technologies are disrupting the display advertising market. And, increasingly, they will do the same for video ads, says one exec. “From an advertiser point of view, the idea of audience targeting is something they’re extremley keen to do across video as much as they are across other places,” Caspar Schlickum, […]

 

PRISM Revelations Hurting Advertisers’ Efforts in Europe, GroupM’s Montgomery

COLOGNE — The US PRISM data snooping controversy has hampered efforts to argue against European ad-targeting rules that are already too onerous, says GroupM Interaction COO John Montgomery.   GroupM is the media agency  holding unit of WPP. “The US is trying to support self-regulation – we’re trying to avoid any form of legislation by regulating […]

 

AOL’s ‘AdTech’ Unit Targeting Premium Publishers for RTB

COLOGNE — The emergence of real-time, programmatic online ad buying is usually seen as a race toward cheaper ad pricing and, therefore, appealing more to lower-tier publishers. But, speaking to Beet.TV at DMEXCO, the CEO of AOL’s ad server business, AdTech, says he is hoping to appeal to bigger publisher brands, some of which are […]

 

Dispatch from Cologne: Why DMEXCO is Essential, Ashley Swartz

COLOGNE –  DMEXCO, a two-day conference here, is the world’s biggest adtech industry gathering, with a thousand exhibitors and 24,000 attendees.  Virtually all the major  ad agencies, trading desks and technology providers are here, reports Ashley Swartz, founder of the New York-based consultancy Furious Minds and a regular contributor to Beet.TV Swartz outlines a number […]