OMD’s Geraci Surveys The Upfront Landscape, OpenAP Consortium

Given supply and demand dynamics amid shrinking television ratings, it still makes sense for brands with big TV budgets to participate in the annual Upfront negotiating ritual. Unlike last year, the President of National Video Investment for OMD USA doesn’t foresee significant price inflation this time around. “By and large, if you have a sizable amount of […]

 

Bloomberg’s Justin Smith Sees Strength In Digital Outstripping TV Audience

VAIL, CO — Bloomberg Media may now be finding its TV audience is almost half the size of that it gets on the Internet – but that doesn’t faze CEO Justin Smith – he thinks putting TV in the shade puts Bloomberg on the right path. “Bloomberg Media is now a majority digital video company,” Smith […]

 

No Nudes Is Good News, As Playboy Bares All For Upfronts

VAIL, CO — Playboy is gearing up to take its content roster to advertisers this coming Digital Content NewFronts, with a brand that has now been virtually purged of the naked flesh that was once is stock in trade. The publisher relaunched playboy.com to remove nudes, and the magazine followed suit in the fall in what was a big move for the […]

 

People Magazine Goes Live With ‘Urgent’ Facebook Video

VAIL, CO — Whether it’s Twitch.tv, Twitter’s Periscope or Facebook’s new live-streaming capability, live video is shaping up to be one of the biggest media trends. That’s an opportunity for certain publishers, and People magazine is amongst those showing interest. “It’s all very new at this point. Our approach to live has been opportunistic – […]

 

Gawker Targets The Gamut Of Ad Formats

VAIL, CO — Gawker Media is surveying all the tools in a publisher’s chest. “In the old days, publishers’ sales process was just about filling that vessel,” Gawker Media executive director Paul Sundue told Beet.TV at the Digiday Publishing Summit in Vail, Colorado. “Now every engagement is like a snow flake. “We have to work with […]

 

Digiday Aims For Expansion Beyond Marketing While Keeping Focus

VAIL, CO — It’s now five years since Brian Morrissey left Adweek to form Digiday, the site covering media and marketing that has grown in to an industry must-read. What’s next? More besides media and marketing. Digiday is soon to expand in to other topics and regions, Morrissey tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “We’re […]

 

The Atlantic Embraces Social Distribution, Responsibly

VAIL, CO — In a world where Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Apple are all vying to distribute news content, the new platform giants are becoming kingmakers. Newspapers and magazines face a thorny challenge – do they ride the wave and distribute to millions of social media users, even if they don’t make much money from the partnership? […]

 

Nielsen, eXelate Will ‘Co-Build Products From Day One’: Zagorski

Media measurement firm Nielsen and programmatic ad tech outfit eXelate had already worked together for five years before the former’s acquisition of the latter this March. Now they are working on the same journey. “We act as their data management backbone, taking a lot of their offline data and activating it in the programmatic world,” eXelate […]

 

Quantcast Brings Its Data Play To The Table: SVP D’Souza

Quantcast is known for helping brands measure their website performance. Now it is also trying to offer “Big Data” services to clients. “We see consumers in the US around 800 to 900 times a month – we process around 30 petabytes of data every day,” according to company SVP Adrian D’Souza. “We’re able to predict very well what […]

 

Creative and Media Need to Pair Up From Start of Campaign, MEC’s Shenan Reed

FORT LAUDERDALE – The ideal partnership for media divisions and creative departments is to work together from the start of a campaign, says Shenan Reed, President of Digital North America at MEC, at the recent Beet.TV executive retreat in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp. “Our job is to take creative and […]

 

‘Digital Media’ Are Behind Us: Starcom MediaVest’s Sheehy

COLOGNE — As media platforms and the processes behind them converge, old definitions of each appear to fall away and become meaningless. That, at least, goes for advertising groups that are getting excited about defining the internet in TV’s likeness. “I think ‘digital media’ maybe a little narrow,” Starcom MediaVest global operations president John Sheehy tells Beet.TV […]