This Is The Golden Age Of Content: UM’s Personette

LOS ANGELES — “Best-in-class content is alive and well” as new distributors and marketers alike take the opportunity to reach consumers, says an ad agency exec. “We’ve seen an explosion of the golden age of content,” UM WW’s north America president Sarah Personette, who was Facebook’s own agency relations director until 2013, tells Beet.TV. “Consumers want and […]

 
 

Messaging Could Light Up Mobile Monetization: InMobi’s Yu

BARCELONA — WhatsApp’s mega acquisition by Facebook should be welcomed as another pointer that mobile messaging could be a money-spinner, according to one mobile ad exec. (Mobile) will go either toward commerce or toward advertising,” InMobi north America MD Crid Yu tells Beet.TV. “It’s amazing to me that, after all these years, the most commonly […]

 
 

Civolution Aims To Better Target TV-Synced Ads In 2014

This year, Dutch TV data provider Civolution has been helping social ad firm Optimal place Facebook ads on second screens, chronologically synchronized with TV ads. Next up, the firm wants to get a lot more detailed. “2013 was all bat establishing the goalset,” Civolution senior product manager Stefan Maris tells Beet.TV. “2014 will be all […]

 
 

Civolution’s TV Data Powers 60% Uplift In Social Ad Performance

Philips spin-out Civolution may be best known for the  video watermarking technology it inherited in its acquisition of Teletrax. But the Dutch outfit also brings other offerings to the table. Civolution technology also provides clients with real-time metadata describing on-air TV content. When this is used to target advertising in social networks, the results can […]

 
 

GroupM’s Norman: Advertisers Must Embrace the “Stream” With Quick Content

CANNES — Advertising group GroupM’s chief digital officer thinks the top challenge for marketers is to insert themselves in new platforms like Twitter and Facebook that are all about chronologically-ordered, stream-based real-time media consumption. “Every time the distribution channels change – and the stream is a new distribution channel –  typically the manufacturing problem changes […]

 
 

Advertising with Facebook Expands Brand Reach

LONDON – With more than 1 billion users worldwide, advertising with Facebook can help brands reach more users, says Christian Hernandez, UK and Pan-Euro director of Facebook. Beet.TV spoke with him in this video interview at the FT Digital Media Conference. Hernandez says advertising with Facebook is compelling due to the scale of reach and the education […]

 
 

Gruvi Connects Movies and Audience through App

CANNES – Gruvi aims to develop tools that drive sales of entertainment content through social media, says Ben Johnson, founder of the social technology agency in this interview with Beet.TV. Today the Copenhagen-based company is working internationally with Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. along with smaller production companies throughout Europe to create more fiscally effective […]

 
 

Facebook Videos More Viral Than YouTube Videos, Study

Brands that have the most success in social media are often those that integrate social throughout the organizatons, says Jan Rezab, CEO of Socialbakers, a social media analytics firm, in an interview with Beet.TV. “There are companies with just one to two guys working on social and I think the most common mistake is not scaling social […]

 
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