CPG Brands Warming To Programmatic Ads: Xaxis’ Odhams

LONDON — One theory holds that super-targeted and automated online ads can most benefit companies that sell products, because campaign outcomes can be tracked all the way through to purchase. But that doesn’t have to mean mere product manufacturers – which, traditionally, rely on someone else to sell their stuff – have to be left out, says Candice Odhams, EMEA […]


Mondelēz’s Bough Wants To Build Bigger, Better, Faster “Unicorns”

CANNES — Brands buying ads that drive traffic to wholesale retailers will push ecommerce to new heights, according to the marketing chief of Oreo and Toblerone company Mondelēz International. Bonin Bough reckons a coming fusion of media buying and ecommerce opportunities will fuel massive business expansion. “We saw a unique opportunity in the marketplace right now to build […]


Building a Brand Depends on eCommerce, Razorfish’s Denton

The agency of the future needs to be a “data geek,” says Shannon Denton, CEO North America of Razorfish, in an interview with Beet.TV. “They need to understand all kinds of data and how to push it through to the consumer in terms of experiences that show the intelligence and make the consumer feel special as […]


SourceKnowledge Charges Ads On Customer Acquisition

SourceKnowledge has made waves in the Canadian ad tech market for its mobile video ad demand-side platform and exchange. Now the company is shaking up the way it does business with advertisers. We’re looking to start providing a narrative approach to working with commerce sites, SourceKnowledge president Patrick Hopf tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “We’re looking to become a […]


Adobe Finds Tablets Racing Ahead For Retailers

CANNES – Time was, the term “mobile” could be used to describe a swathe of devices. But now the market is so rich with portable gadgets, it’s time to get more granular, according to Adobe digital marketing SVP and GM  Brad Rencher. “A lot of people are still lumping smartphones together with tablets, together with […]


‘Joyus,’ Video-Centric Women’s Shopping Site Finds High Views-to-Sales Conversions

BOSTON – Joyus, the San Francisco-based video shopping site for women, which raised $11.5 million in a new venture round earlier this month from Time Warner and others, is finding extremely high conversion rates from video views to product sales, says co-founder Diana Williams in this interview with Beet.TV She says that the product videos […]