Half Of TV Ads Could Be Addressable, GroupM’s Nielsen Thinks

LONDON — About 42% of US homes are now able to receive so-called “addressable advertising” – TV ads custom-targeted at individual homes thanks to one of a variety of return-path TV systems. But how much of the multi-billion-dollar TV advertising industry could be funnelled through that channel in the years ahead. It’s early days, but […]

 
 

Native Can Scale, As Plista Hits US: Xaxis’ Moore

After Outbrain, Taboola, ShareThrough and other native advertising technology offerings, comes Plista. That is the German native ad tech company acquired by Group M two years ago. Since then, the agency’s Xaxis unit has been deploying native ad formats around the world. Now it is finally set to be deployed in the US. “We look forward to launching […]

 
 

VR’s Chicken-And-Egg Future For Marketers: GroupM’s Litman

Virtual reality could offer unprecedented immersion for brand audiences – if the technology becomes a genuine reality, according to an executive from one of the world’s biggest ad agency groups. Speaking with Beet.TV for this video interview, Eric Litman, who became GroupM’s worldwide mobile SVP last June after the group’s acquisition of Medialets, the mobile ad tech […]

 
 

TV Advertising will be Sold by “Impression” (eventually) Group M’s Irwin Gotlieb

LAS VEGAS — The way TV ads are bought and sold is about to look a lot more like the web – but the web will have to look like TV first, says the chairman of the world’s largest media investment agency. “Television is sold on a 30-second spot basis, while digital is sold on […]

 
 

GroupM’s Tilds: Innovation Must Be Purposeful

Brands that will be most successful in innovation are those that focus on it in a fine-tuned way, says Cary Tilds, Chief Innovation Officer at Group M during a conversation with Beet.TV about innovation, technology and what’s coming down the pike in marketing. “The brands that are winning in creativity have ‘purposeful innovation,’ she says. […]

 
 

GroupM to Exit Open Ad Exchanges by Year End, Ari Bluman

Thus far, the rise of automated, “programmatic” online ad-trading techniques has come with the rise of open ad exchanges. But GroupM, parent of the WPP media agencies,  looks set to redefined “programmatic” as merely new “pipes” through which to do business with old partners. “By the end of this year, we don’t want any of […]

 
 

Group M’s Xaxis Goes Large With TV-Synced Two-Screen Ads

LONDON — More advertisers may soon buy synchronized video ads on multiple digital screens to continue reaching TV viewers distracted by secondary devices. Group M’s data and audience unit Xaxis has already operated the scheme, dubbed Xaxis Sync, in the Netherlands, buying social mobile ads corresponding to TV spots identified by data partner Civolution. Now […]

 
 

Data Is To Marketing As Science Is To Religion: Group M’s Norman

LOS ANGELES — You can’t go to a digital industry conference these days without someone espousing the value of “data”. For ad group Group M Worldwide’s chief digital officer Rob Norman, data’s value is clear: “Data is to marketing as science is to religion. The more facts you have, the less faith you need.” But marketers are […]

 
 

‘Branded Video Has Five Seconds To Impress’: GroupM’s Rob Norman

The emerging space of editorial video content produced by brand marketers is so new that there are few benchmarks for a successful campaign, says GroupM chief digital officer Rob Norman. But he has identified at least one golden rule already. “Make sure the first five or six seconds are really, really good – so that […]

 
 

Real Media’s Pangis: Even Super-Creative Ads Will Go Programmatic

Today, super-automated and -targeted ad buying dubbed “programmatic” is mostly  brought to bear on straightforward display ads in standard formats. So, with engaging new devices demanding new-wave interactive ad formats, will programmatic reach this new area? “Technology will catch up to the creative,” Real Media Group president Nicolle Pangis tells Beet.TV. “We’ve seen it in display, […]

 
 

GroupM Exec: Programmatic Buying Not Impacting TV Upfront Yet

Programmatic buying isn’t big enough to have a huge impact yet on the TV upfront, says Gibbs Haljun, Managing Director of Media Investment at GroupM, during an interview with Beet.TV. “It’s not happening yet because there isn’t huge scale. Look at Duck Dynasty. That has a very small viewership online….there is less of an incentive to […]

 
 

Xaxis’ Gleason: TV, Not Digital, Is Key To Programmatic Video

Buying of online display ads through automated, “programmatic” techniques is booming, redefining that segment of the industry. So when will the same happen to video-format ads? “Programmatic video has not grown as quickly as our overall business in north America,” says Brian Gleason, the north America MD of GroupM’s data unit Xaxis admits to Beet.TV […]

 
 

Xaxis’ Markarian: TV Advertisers Must Think Beyond The 30-Second Spot’

LONDON – Group M’s new data-driven audience-buying unit is convinced TV and online video advertising must join together but says TV people must use all the extra tools online offers. “The big goal and the only way to use all the benefits of online video is to combine traditional TV and online video and find […]