Internet Providers Gearing up for New Bandwidth Demands, analyst Steve Hawley

LAS VEGAS — Is digital video over? The leg work of getting content to consumers has at least been done thanks to the explosion of mobile screens – but operators will be left looking elsewhere in the search for digital dollars, says an analyst. “It’s almost like the first post-video CES – it’s all been […]

 

Google’s VanDerzee: Big Focus On “Buy Side” of Programmatic in 2014

Google will invent more resources in 2014 on improving its advertising technologies for buy-side customers, says a Google ad exec. “We spent a little bit more time on the sell side than we did on the buy side from a product development perspective,” Google media platforms sales head Jay VanDerzee tells Beet.TV. “We’re obviously going to continue to do […]

 

Starcom’s Kienast: Connected Home Will Rocket Mobile Advertising

Just a couple of years ago, mobile advertising barely figured on agencies’ radars. Now it’s front-and-center – and set fora bright future as the Internet Of Things blurs the line between utility and marketing, says one exec. “Mobile never had a seat at the table, I wasn’t even included in upfront conversations,” Starcom Worldwide’s SVP and […]

 

Mediacom US CEO: Connected Things Will Change Our Lives

If you believed the year-ahead outlooks, 2014 will be the year of the Internet Of Things, when everyday objects get wired up to the internet. Speaking with Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronics Show, media agency Mediacom‘s USA CEO Sasha Savic gets excited about the prospects for brands. “The depth of intrusion of new technologies in […]

 

Mindshare’s Johnston: News Feeds On Fridges Will Beckon Brands

The internet-connected refrigerator has often been mocked as the loopiest imaginings of internet evangelists gone wild. But the emerging Internet Of Things hype is forcing the industry to ask: is that really so far-fetched? At the Consumer Electronics Show, Norm Johnston, chief digital officer of Group M’s Mindshare division, saw just such a fridge be […]