SMG Expands Presence at DMEXCO

LONDON – SMG and the wider Publicis group will have a strong presence at DMEXCO this year, says Steve Parker, co-CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group London. “It feels like the business, certainly our business, and probably the whole industry, is obviously a year older but definitely a year wiser – and I think maybe a year […]

 

Privacy Concerns Slowing Ad Targeting In Europe: Furious Corp’s Swartz

Through the eyes of a US marketing exec, Europeans are, notoriously, relatively more concerned about how ad targeting might impinge on their personal data. A recent report from Belgium’s data protection agency claimed Facebook tracks computers of users without their consent, whether they are logged in to Facebook or not, and even if they are […]

 

Holding Companies Have Differentiated Philosophies Now: Carat’s Ray

Carat’s global president and U.S. CEO Doug Ray recalls a recent conversation with a client, who admitted to thinking of media five years ago as a commodity product. Fast forward to now, and the differences between media agencies and even holding companies look stark. In Ray’s view, that’s because of factors like the growth of data […]

 

Joining The Dots Is About To Get Hot: Acxiom’s Howe

COLOGNE — So much data, so many new ad tech platforms. Anyone who has seen a lumascape will recognize the confusion that fragmentation wreaks. But there is a way to pull the piece back together, says an ad tech boss. “One of the key buzzwords that we’re going to be hearing about over and over again […]

 

Programmatic Could Fuel All Media Insights: SpotXchange’s Merwin

COLOGNE — So far, “programmatic” mechanisms for using automation and data to buy better ads have proved useful in the online display segment. Next up, they are destined to change online video ads. But, in the future, Alex Merwin envisages programmatic underpinning entire cross-media ad intelligence. “If all the budgets move in to a programmatic […]

 

‘Digital Media’ Are Behind Us: Starcom MediaVest’s Sheehy

COLOGNE — As media platforms and the processes behind them converge, old definitions of each appear to fall away and become meaningless. That, at least, goes for advertising groups that are getting excited about defining the internet in TV’s likeness. “I think ‘digital media’ maybe a little narrow,” Starcom MediaVest global operations president John Sheehy tells Beet.TV […]

 

Converged Video Buying ‘Won’t Happen Overnight’: Mediaocean’s Johnston

COLOGNE — Video advertising technology platforms are helping advertisers and agencies on the road to buying online video and television ads in a single process – but don’t expect that process to be widespread in the immediate future. “TV is still very dominant,” agency ad-buying software platform Mediaocean’s Europe MD Sarah Lawson Johnston tells Beet.TV […]

 

Ad Sales Automation Gaining Agency Favor: Rubicon’s Sears

COLOGNE — Many were initially wary at so-called “programmatic” ad-trading techniques’ first incarnation – real-time bidding. But acceptance of ad ops automation represented by programmatic at large is growing from a small silo in media agencies to widespread favor, says one of the largest programmatic ad tech vendors. “You need to look at the organisational […]

 

Addressable TV Ads Are ‘Holy Grail’: Videology’s Scott Ferber

COLOGNE — Imagine the highly targeted advertising the web is great at plus the broad reach that only ye olde TV can deliver. Old-fashioned broadcasters have long resisted but are now warming to the idea, says one online video technology boss. “The IP capabilities are so great right now, that makes it easy to focus […]

 

DMEXCO 2014 Reaching New Levels: UM’s Weisbrich

COLOGNE – DMEXCO has reached a new standard, says Sven Weisbrich, CEO, Universal McCann Germany. This year saw much growth for DMEXCO beyond its increased scale and notable attendance figures. Now on par with conferences like CES, clients, publishers and partners can interact on a business level and discuss ideas on a deep level, Weisbrich […]

 

SMG Germany’s CEO on the Growth of Mobile Video

COLOGNE – Today, it has become a given that both consumers and advertisers will make use of the internet on mobile devices, says Stefan Uhl, CEO of SMG Germany. A year or two ago, the idea of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” becoming viral – in part because of the ease of uploading mobile videos – […]

 

Supply Constraint Benefits Video Publishers: Xaxis’ Bidon

COLOGNE — The odds are still stacked in publishers paper when it comes to selling online video advertising, industry executives continue to observe. “One thing that continues to be true is the scarcity of quality video inventory, which is a blocker for more widespread adoption of online video,” GroupM’s programmatic unit Xaxis’s UK MD Nicolas Bidon tells […]

 

Brands Need to Test Their Own Data in New Creative, Razorfish Cunningham

COLOGNE  — Data can drive new approaches to creative, especially if brands fold in their own insights, says John Cunningham, Chief Technology Officer EMEA at Razorfish, in an interview with Beet.TV. “Data can shake up the status quo and old world way of doing creativity,” he explains. The best way to merge data and creativity though is […]

 

Advertising Is Fueling Big Data: Quantcast CEO Feldman

COLOGNE — Big Data technology is key to the future of advertising – but is also being shaped by advertising itself, says media measurement firm Quantcast’s CEO. “Whilst the term ‘ad-tech’ has been around for a while, that term’s been a bit of an oxymoron – there hasn’t necessarily been that much tech in ‘ad-tech’,” Konrad […]

 

Reach And Relevance Are Coming Together: Nielsen’s Bradford

COLOGNE — In online advertising, you can either target a specific but small audience like a laser, or reach a broad audience, much of which may be irrelevant. But there is an emerging class of outlet which gives advertisers the best of both worlds, says media measurement firm Nielsen’s UK SVP Andrew Bradford. “There is often […]

 

Comcast Acquisition is Powering FreeWheel’s Global Expansion

COLOGNE — Video ad management platform FreeWheel is looking to international and ecosystem growth following its recent acquisition by cable operator Comcast. “We’re powering ad decisioning and management for 90% of broadcast community in the US,” FreeWheel’s global solutions and corporate development SVP Frans Vermeulen tells Beet.TV in this panel discussion with LUMA Partners founder and CEO Terence Kawaja, […]

 

Multiple Currencies will Drive Programmatic Video Growth, LiveRail’s Arnstein

COLOGNE — With Nielsen’s OCR, comScore’s vCE and others vying to be the yard stick by which buyers and sellers measure online advertising, is the industry approaching a Betamax moment, in which a single standard will win out? That doesn’t need to happen, says one digital ad exec. “People maybe are trying to focus too much […]

 

Death Of TV Is Greatly Exaggerated: GroupM’s Rob Norman

COLOGNE — Some digital media transitions aren’t that pronounced and TV isn’t such a problematic medium after all, says one of the leading ad agencies’ top digital thinkers. “It’s very easy … to take a view that the fast-streaming, uninterruptable, buffer-free, over-the-top experience is the actual experience of humans at large – it turns out not […]

 

Data-Driven Advertising & Targeting Spur Online Video Spending, Forrester’s Joyce

COLOGNE, Germany — Data and addressability are two trends that are driving increased spending in online video, but also are posing challenges for the business, says Richard Joyce, Senior Analyst with Forrester Research, in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, Founder and CEO of Furious Minds for Beet.TV. Overall, advertisers are expecting more growth in online video because of  better […]

 

Programmatic Display Is Dress Rehearsal For Video: Trade Desk’s Green

COLOGNE — Static display banners may have been the first ad format to undergo the “programmatic” ad-trading revolution – but the spending there will be dwarfed by video’s adoption of the techniques, says one exec working in the field. “Display is essentially the dress rehearsal. Television and video is where all the money is at,” buy-side […]

 
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