Liberty Global Empowers Broadcasters For Addressable TV, John Paul Says

LONDON –It may own several of the leading pay-TV platforms on the continent but, in Europe, group operator LibertyGlobal says its subsidiaries are enablers of the addressable ad opportunity for broadcasters themselves. “It’s about keeping the value and dollars in the content ecosystem – equipping our content partners with more tools,” Liberty Global advanced advertising […]

 

SMG’s Baylon: TV Caution Means Two-Tier Ad Market

LONDON — Ad traders are adjusting to what they see as a two-speed video advertising ecosystem, as broadcasters are slower to adopt new-wave data-driven ad targeting techniques see in online. “TV has a very successful model,” SMG UK digital trading director John Baylon tells Beet.TV. They need to be very careful about not disrupting that […]

 

YuMe’s Lyonette: For Video Ads, “Size Doesn’t Matter”

LONDON — Bigger isn’t necessarily better. In fact, when it comes to video advertising, smaller screens perform better than big, says YuMe UK Country  Manager Paul Lyonette. Having commissioned research via Decipher and IPG Labs, Lyonette tells Beet.TV: “The size of a screen doesn’t necessarily correlate to the effectiveness of the advertising. People will spend as […]

 

BBC’s Bowman: Humans Beat Robots At Digital Brand Advertising

LONDON — Programmatic online advertising technology isn’t yet good enough, and will never match human salespeople for brand ad sales. That’s according to BBC Worldwide’s strategy and operations VP for global advertising sales, Tom Bowman. “There are some websites that have gotten rid of their salespeople,” Bowman told me during our one-on-one interview at Beet.TV’s […]

 

Nielsen Poring Over First International TV Tracking Data

LONDON – Nielsen may soon announce the success UK advertisers are having placing video ad campaigns on both TV and the internet when it unveils first results from the British test of its new Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings (XCR) system. “For the UK, we recently deployed beta trials at the beginning of this month,” Nielsen VP […]

 

Reuters Digitizing Its Long Tail To License To Marketers

LONDON – Reuters has begun a “major” program to digitize 25,000 hours of analogue video content it hopes to license to content-hungry brands and to publishers eager for material to serve ads against. “It’s sitting in a basement,” Reuters’ global multimedia head Greg Beitchman told Beet.TV in this interview. “If you want that content today, […]

 

Enders’ Consultant Maude: Content Is Key For Video Upstarts

LONDON – Online video services may be growing thanks to carriage on new devices – but only top-quality programming will help internet upstarts really revolutionize the TV industry, industry analyst Ian Maude warns. “Time-shift and catch-up haven’t really disrupted the traditional advertising and pay-TV models. More and more people are spending more time watching traditional […]

 

Videology’s Hallam: ROI on VOD a Reality

LONDON – Return on investment (ROI) is the holy grail metric for justifying any marketing spend. But whilst surveys can show whether ad campaigns lift brand awareness amongst consumers, proving whether those consumers actually go on to buy anything as a result is trickier – especially in the emerging world of video ad formats. This […]

 

Nielsen Ratings: ‘Bringing TV Sense to Video Ad Buying,’ Videology’s Jamboretz

LONDON – Two years after launch, Nielsen’s reach-based Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) measurement system is now helping online video advertisers buy media with the same certainty they have from TV, says Videology‘s Ryan Jamboretz. “It is borne of the television world, but it’s being used as the dominant mechanism by which television money is shifting […]

 

VIDEO: SoundCloud has Advertising Audio Play

LONDON – SoundCloud, the Berlin-based sound sharing site, sees 10 hours of audio uploaded by users every minute, says Eric Wahlforss, Founder and CTO.  “It’s very much like YouTube or Instagram,” says Wahlforss. “On Instagram you share a photo, on YouTube you share video, on SoundCloud you share audio.” Beet.TV spoke with Wahlforss in this video […]

 

zeebox’s Rose: ‘We’re increasing Android development’

LONDON – For zeebox, the free “TV sidekick” app, being available for Android devices has been a longtime desire – and a challenge, says Anthony Rose, co-founder and CTO of zeebox. Beet.TV spoke with him in this video interview in London. Statistics show that there are more Android smartphones than iPhones in the U.S. – […]

 

VivaKi’s Kurt Unkel: We See 150% Growth

LONDON – VivaKi has seen 150 percent growth year after year, says Kurt Unkel, president of products and solutions for VivaKi. Beet.TV spoke with Unkel in this video interview in London. The Chicago-based digital advertising solutions company is active across four channels: display, video, social and mobile. “The idea that I want to find an audience one time, […]

 

Mindshare’s Johnston: ‘Addressable’ Advertising is Maximizing Efficiency

LONDON – Addressable advertising enables GroupM media agency Mindshare, to use their clients’ budgets in the most efficient way, says Norm Johnston, global digital leader for Mindshare Worldwide, in this video interview with Beet.TV Johnston says addressable advertising is improving with tools provided by GroupM’s Xaxis. “Now, that’s coming to TV. It’s coming to other media, as well, […]

 

VivaKi Sees Growth in Programmatic Video Buying

LONDON – Recently, there’s been immense growth in the programatic video buying space, says Marco Bertozzi, managing director of Europe, Middle East and Asia for Vivaki. Beet.TV spoke with Bertozzi in this video interview at the Publcis Investor Day in London. The Chicago-based digital advertising solutions company, has expanded into France and Spain. Currently, VivaKi is using all cookie-based data used […]

 

London Rises as Center of the Digital Video Advertising Revolution: Beet.TV Summit Set for 4.24

The much anticipated convergence of television and digital video ad buying agencies is becoming the norm in the U.K. where media agencies have consolidated video and television buying operations — and where as much as 30 percent of television advertising is now being bought for digital devices.  These are some of the stories and trends we […]

 

DATELINE LONDON: We Will Cover FT Media Summit This Week

LONDON – We delighted to be in town to cover the FT Digital Media Conference this week. Media luminaries to speak include Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner; WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell; Thomas Rabe, CEO of Bertelsmann and several top media industry innovators. For an overview on the conference, we spoke with FT’s Media Editor […]