Video Ad Platform Videology Aims for Universal Mobile ID

COLOGNE, Germany —  The cookie-less nature of the mobile market is challenging for marketers, but video tech vendors are working closely with partners to overcome those inherent hurdles, said Jana Eisenstein, SVP Global Accounts at video ad platform Videology, in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, Founder and CEO of Furious Minds for Beet.TV. “We are working with […]

 

Xaxis’ Turbine Differentiated By Data: Grether

COLOGNE — GroupM’s programmatic ad-trading technology division Xaxis reckons its recently-announced Data Management Platform (DMP) – codenamed Turbine – one-ups rivals’, as video advertising booms. “We built it from the ground up … it allows us to get data that only we can have access to,” Xaxis global COO Mark Grether tells Beet.TV in this […]

 

Some Clients Beat Agencies To Programmatic Video: Adap.tv’s Sherlock

COLOGNE — Advertising agencies usually act proactively to seek opportunities for their advertiser clients. But, in some parts of the world, advertisers may be dipping toes in programmatic trading waters unilaterally. “We’re still yet to see a lot of the actual agencies grab hold of programmatic, it’s been more run out the trading desks,” says […]

 

Mobile Video Ads Must Go Short And Get Out: Supersonic’s Salins

COLOGNE — TV ads may need to be re-cut in half before they are simply shovelled in to mobile apps, says one executive working at the sharp end. “The idea of putting a 30-second TV spot as a pre-roll or a CPV video in mobile is dying,” says app advertising group Supersonic’s European MD James […]

 

Asia-Pacific’s Diverse Range for Programmatic: Xaxis’ De Rijk

COLOGNE — Advertisers expect an extension of quotas governing television content to soon encompass online video, dampening digital advertising prospects. “There will be a big change in the video landscape in China in the coming months,” Xaxis Asia-Pacific MD Michel de Rijk told Beet.TV in this video interview at DMEXCO. “The Chinese government steps in pretty […]

 

Investment Banker Terence Kawaja: M&A in Digital Space to Quicken with Strategic Investors

COLOGNE –  The pace of M&A in the adtech sector will heat up in the months ahead with the entrance of big, new strategic investors, says Terence Kawaja, CEO and Founder of the New York-based boutique LUMA Partners. We interviewed him last week at the DMEXCO show where he delivered a speech on the state […]

 

Total Transparency Can Hinder Ads: Xaxis’ Moore

COLOGNE — Ad buyers are increasingly calling for outright and advance understanding over where they place ads. But, in the data frenzy, you can know too much, suggests WPP’s Xaxis chairman David Moore. “There’s a lot of misconception about transparency,” he tells Videology CEO Scott Ferber in this video interview at DMEXCO for Beet.TV. “A lot […]

 

RTL-SpotXchange Deal Validates Programmatic: SpotXchange’s Merwin

COLOGNE  — Programmatic video ad tech platform SpotXchange says its sale of a stake to broadcast group RTL is a “huge validation” of the space, as it aims to take the new-wave ad-trading techniques to a much wider audience. “We’ve got better control, better insights – but we’re only touching less than a tenth of the total pie […]

 

Google’s Chip Hall Reveals ‘The Programmatic Playbook’

COLOGNE, Germany – Google’s DoubleClick Ad Exchange buyer development head thinks he has the recipe to create “a very nice virtuous cycle where every (ad) impression is smarter than the last”. Chip Hall calls it “the programmatic playbook, and he tells Beet.TV about the five steps in this video interview… “Understanding your customer – that […]

 

Next Step in Programmatic: Data-Driven Creative, AOL’s Bob Lord

COLOGNE — One of the next steps in the expansion of programmatic marketing will be with creative, says Bob Lord, Global CEO of AOL Platforms, in an interview with Beet.TV. “The next evolution is figuring out how to test the best creative, plus placement,” he says. “Instead of four treatment or versions, [I want the creative […]

 

Unlocking European Video Harder Than Display: BrightRoll’s Mitchell

COLOGNE, Germany — Switching on “programmatic” control of ad trading in video won’t be as straightforward as it has been in static display advertising, says one European video ad tech exec. “It has a complexity to it that display didn’t,” says BrightRoll European MD Andy Mitchell, in this interview conducted at the DMEXCO conference. “Display, press […]

 

Quality Supply Holds Back Video Advertising: Videology’s Eisenstein

COLOGNE, Germany — Online video advertising won’t boom until better quality video content exists to encourage TV advertisers in to the medium, according to a video ad tech platform exec. “There are various factors holding us back,” Videology global media director Jana Eisenstein said during a Beet.TV session produced at DMEXCO, moderated by Ashley J. Swartz.. […]

 

Life After DMEXCO: Furious Corp’s Swartz on Where the Industry Stands

COLOGNE, Germany – Now that DMEXCO 2014 has come to a close, thought leader and Furious Corp CEO Ashley J. Swartz gives her take on where the health of the digital marketing ecosystem stands – and what needs to be done. “We are this continual migration from a business that is marketing and communications driven to […]

 

Ad-Tech And Creative Learn To Speak Same Language: Xaxis’ Schlickum

COLOGNE, Germany — In an advertising world that is increasingly enamored with mathematically-advanced methods of targeting messages, it may be easy to overlook the industry’s underlying creative necessity. But the two are not mutually exclusive, says a chief from WPP’s data targeting division. “I’m definitely starting to see the creative agencies within WPP engage more […]

 

DMEXCO 2014 Sees Dramatic Growth: Co-Founder Christian Muche

COLOGNE, Germany – While the original concept for DMEXCO – part trade show, part conference – hasn’t changed since its inception, the digital marketing exposition and conference (from which it gleans its name) has continued to grow organically – and dramatically, says Christian Muche, c0-founder and director of business development and strategy for DMEXCO. While 2011 saw a […]

 

Programmatic Will Boost, Not Decrease, TV Ad Value: Mondelez’ Bough

COLOGNE, Germany — The injection of “programmatic” ad-trading automation and control in to linear TV will likely increase, not diminish, the value of traditional TV ads, says one of the world’s top marketers. “All of a sudden, certain media slots on linear (will) become way more valuable,” snack food brand Mondelez International’s global media and consumer […]

 

Forrester Report: Media Companies & Advertisers Keen on Targeting, Multi-Device Planning

COLOGNE, Germany — As online video moves past its early growth stages, advertisers and media agencies believe it can play a key role in boosting overall advertising revenue and CPMs for their businesses, according to a Forrester study, commissioned by Videology. Video has the potential to drive the effectiveness of ads thanks in part to more data-driven […]

 

AOL Readies Slate of Web Original Video for the U.K.

LONDON  — AOL has been expanding its video offering via its web originals and its distribution play across screens.   This initiative is expanding internationally as  AOL readies a slate  of Web original premium video for the U.K. market, says James Harris, Agency Lead, International, in this interview with Beet.TV  The new shows will be […]

 

Data Can Be Used as a ‘Consumer Fingerprint’, SMG’s Simpson

LONDON — Data is rooted in numbers, but the use of it is most effective when brands view data as a “consumer fingerprint,” says Steve Simpson, Exec VP and Global Managing Director of Digital Strategy, Data and Analytics at SMG, in an interview with Beet.TV. “Think about it as a reflection of people and what they are doing […]

 

Programmatic TV Buying on the Horizon

Programmatic advertising has flourished digitally, but in time it will spread further to TV, says Brendan Condon, CEO of Media Property Holdings, which operates like an ad network but for TV buying by aggregating TV spend across multichannel video providers, syndicators and local broadcasters. But there are ways to automate it through addressable technology and […]

 
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