eBay’s Smith On How The Auction Site Buys Ad-Tech

COLOGNE — For a service that is all about price auctions, you could be forgiven for thinking eBay had programmatic advertising licked. But, in this video interview with Beet.TV, eBay director of ad-tech and innovation, EMEA, Geoff Smith explains how, at its scale, selecting elements of its ad-tech stack can be a headache. “The problem with […]

 
 

Programmatic Can Boost Even Fixed-Price Ad Deals: VivaKi’s Smith

LONDON — When programmatic online ad trading techniques hit the big time, headlines focused on their use in auction environments. But conventional-style display advertising can be upgraded by programmatic, too, says one ad agency exec. “One of the really interesting spaces is the evolution of private marketplaces and this concept of ‘programmatic guaranteed’ … now […]

 
 

Cross-Channel Video Retargeting on the Rise, VivaKi Says

LONDON – Retargeting opportunities across video and other channels are growing due in part to technology from Google’s DoubleClick and Videology, says Geoff Smith, Head of Activation at VivaKi, during an interview with Beet.TV at the recent FT Digital Media Conference in London.