Video Ad KPIs Are Changing: Innovid’s Chalozin

COLOGNE — Today, the price advertisers pay for ads in online videos is set by the number of impressions or clicks from that video. But things are starting to change, says one ad tech vendor. “The pricing for video right now is predominantly CPM,” Tal Chalozin, CEO of Innovid, which helps turn video ad spots in […]

 
 

Wall Street Journal & BBC News Using TouchCast Interactive Video

TouchCast, the interactive video platform co-founded by former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld, has been gaining traction in use by the BBC. Now it is announcing The Wall Street Journal will also use the innovative new service. TouchCast lets video producers embed interactive web elements including images, maps, web pages and other videos inside digital video, […]

 
 

Innovid’s Chalozin: Interactivity Multiplies Video Ad Engagement Rates

The pre-roll online video ad business is still growing. Indeed, premium video CPMs rank way higher than for display. But some think it could grow a lot larger if those ads were more than just linear streams. Video ad tech outfit Innovid helps advertisers create video ads with “calls to action”. “You can open a microsite […]

 
 

Ebuzzing’s Daily: Advertisers Should Only Pay For Willing Consumers

The video advertising industry has recently started to focus conversion on “viewability” – the metric that uncovers whether users are really watching videos and ads. One easy way to uncover viewability may be for advertisers to use interactive ads that demand engagement, rather than pre-roll ads which are passive, suggests US GM Jim Daily of […]

 
 

Tremor’s Wesly: Interactive Video Ads Beat TV Ads

Confidence in the effectiveness of TV ads is relatively stable, and big brands seem satisfied. But online ad tech vendor Tremor Video thinks it can improve on that effectiveness, regardless. New York-headquartered Tremor offers advertisers its service that improves short online video pre-roll ads, which typically get shovelled from linear TV ad slots, with interactive […]

 
 

TouchCast Courts News Publishers With Desktop Video Suite

It’s four months since former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld debuted TouchCast, an iPad app for injecting interactive and web assets in to linear video destined for publication on sites and devices. This week, Schonfeld tells Beet.TV the startup has clocked over 100,000 app downloads and is making in-roads in to the education market. Next, however, […]

 
 

Research from WPP’s Millward Brown: Adding Interactivity To TV Ads Increases Effectiveness

Re-using 30-second TV ads as online video pre-rolls is a great way to keep costs down versus shooting new creative. But re-purposing such ads rather than producing online-native ones risks driving down engagement. Consumer research conducted by Millward Brown suggests this can be solved by bolting on interactive online elements over re-purposed TV spots. “Just […]

 
 

Innovid CEO: ‘We Process Most Of World’s Interactive Video Ads’

Innovid CEO Zvika Netter has spent the last six years trying to help agencies make video ads interactive. Now he claims most video ads in that category pass through Innovid‘s systems – but the next challenge is looming. “Eighty percent of the interactive video being served … is run through our servers… used by our […]

 
 

Beyond The Pre-Roll: Creatives Want To Make Truly Interactive Ads

CANNES — Video publishers are increasing the frequency and length of pre-roll ads that have become the medium’s de facto monetisation method. But some in advertising believe brands are better off by ditching interruptive methods and instead making highly engaging ads. During this nine-minute-long TechTalk session at Cannes Lions presented by Tremor Video, four execs talked […]