Why Did Mediaocean Buy INVISION? DePascale Explains

MIAMI — Back in July, when the sun was still high in the sky and the presidential election was yet to rip the US apart, an event took place in ad-tech land that united two disparate tribes. Mediaocean, whose software helps advertisers automate their operations, acquired INVISION, a peer whose technology helps TV companies do […]

 
 

Rubicon Links With Cadreon, Mediaocean To Facilitate Direct Programmatic Deals

Two new partnerships linking Rubicon Project with IPG’s Cadreon and workflow automation giant Mediaocean are a nod toward more direct programmatic deals for premium inventory in “well-lit environments,” says Rubicon’s VP of Sales for North America. Matt Greenberg describes Rubicon’s expanded involvement with Cadreon as the latest step in a relationship spanning about three years. Cadreon […]

 
 

Industry Should Scale Up Social TV Ads: Mediaocean’s Palmer

Threading consumers’ social media content in to TV ads in real-time is possible – it’s just going to take a push to make it a reality in the U.S. like it is in Europe and the Nordics, says one ad tech vendor. TV ad-buying management platform Mediaocean has partnered with Never.no to pipe users’ social […]

 
 

Video Is An Antidote To Mobile Ad Blocking: Mediaocean CEO

Advertisers these days seem worried about a litany of technologies with which bad industry actors and consumers alike can bypass advertising. The latest is ad blocking, which Apple’s iOS 9 now supports on mobile web. But that threat to mobile could benefit another media, one ad tech exec reckons. “It is incredible. Things like ad blocking, view […]

 
 

comScore + Retrak Merger “Nice,” But Won’t Replace Nielsen, Mediaocean’s Bill Wise

The news last week about the acquisition of Rentrak by comScore has been hailed by some as the emergence of a new competitor to Nielsen in the TV ratings space.  For Bill Wise, CEO of  TV media buying platform Mediacean, competition is a good thing, and while the newly combined forces will keep Nielsen “honest,” it […]

 
 

Digital Content Must Be Consumer-Centric: Conceptbakery’s Dorfler

COLOGNE — According to one local ad exec, Germany’s business culture emphasizes efficiency and planning up front, which minimizes the risk of failing. It’s very different from the ethos of some U.S. companies, which tend to try out several ideas to see what sticks. However, while risky, that approach can lead to the discovery of […]

 
 

Sky Blazing A Trail For UK TV Ad Targeting: Mediaocean’s Smith

COLOGNE — Time and time again, the advertising executives we speak to rate one TV platform above others for having brought the prospect for targeted linear TV advertising in to reality. UK satellite TV platform Sky’s AdSmart technology leverages household data the provider already holds about subscribers, and uses its broadband lines to send customised ads to customers’ […]

 
 

TV Ad Buyers Must be Eased into Automation : Mediaocean’s DePascale

FORT LAUDERDALE — Many in the video ad tech space think the old way of buying and selling TV ads will soon be overturned by new technology. But TV planning and buying tool Mediaocean‘s product VP Cordie DePascale says the old guard must be eased in to the new world for mutual benefit to occur. “There’s […]

 
 

TV And Video Ad Buying, Not Converging Yet, Mediaocean’s Wise

LAS VEGAS — We keep hearing a lot about how the ad-buying processes for television and digital video may be on a path to merging. But, asked if that was happening yet, agency ad-buying software platform Mediaocean’s CEO Bill Wise says: “They’re not converging. TV is vastly different from video, which looks and feels like ad tech […]

 
 

Mediaocean Extends Digital Video Ads With Videology

Mediaocean, which currently helps ad buyers plan, execute and analyze advertising on TV using software, is about to get greater traction in the online video world, through a partnership with Videology. The integration will make online video ad inventory amassed by Videology buyable by Mediaocean‘s customers within their existing dashboard of Mediaocean’s Spectra product. In […]

 
 

Converged Video Buying ‘Won’t Happen Overnight’: Mediaocean’s Johnston

COLOGNE — Video advertising technology platforms are helping advertisers and agencies on the road to buying online video and television ads in a single process – but don’t expect that process to be widespread in the immediate future. “TV is still very dominant,” agency ad-buying software platform Mediaocean’s Europe MD Sarah Lawson Johnston tells Beet.TV […]

 
 

Old Fashioned, “Mad Men” TV Ad Trading Must Stop: Mediaocean’s Woollard

SAN FRANCISCO — Programmatic ad trading techniques could eliminate costs and cut time by bringing ad buying in to the digital 21st century, says one ad tech vendor. “The way that TV is bought has been the same way since the Mad Men days – I pick up the phone, I do a deal,” says […]

 
 

TV Programmatic Is Coming Down The Road: Mediaocean’s Woollard

SAN FRANCISCO — New, automated ad-trading techniques termed “programmatic” have loomed on to the TV industry’s horizon – but have a little way to go before widespread adoption, according to one exec. “It’s a wonderfully exciting time,” says ad connectivity platform Mediaocean‘s business development VP Fraser Woollard. “Agencies are experimenting with different technologies, different ways of […]

 
 

Transitioning TV Ad Buying From “Steak Dinners” to Programmatic: It’s Going to Take Time

SAN FRANCISCO — When are we going to see an industry in which a healthy slice of TV advertising is bought using so-called “programmatic” trading techniques? “For the major networks, it’s going to take a long time to eventually go over to this stock exchange process of being able to use data and being able […]

 
 

Mediaocean Exec: More Automation in Targeting to Come in Next Two Years

SAN FRANCISCO — Eager to capture some of a fast-growing pie, agency software provider Mediaocean has been expanding its offerings to accommodate more programmatic buying. The next two years represent a huge opportunity to make programmatic a bigger component of an overall media budget, says Fraser Woollard, VP Business Development at Mediaocean during an interview with […]

 
 

Programmatic Buying Will Reach Across TV with More Integrated Tech

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the key growth factors in programmatic buying lies in the integration of tech partners, says Dan Ackerman, Senior VP Programmatic at Adap.TV during an interview with Beet.TV. “We want to be the agency platform that enables all these processes,” he says. Data providers like Nielsen, Rentrak and Kantar are important partners […]

 
 

Ad Delivery Is Everything: Mediaocean’s Palmer

LOS ANGELES — Creative is just half the battle. Getting your beautiful video ad to viewers eyeballs is the way to really pay off. “You can have the best campaign ever – but, if the ad doesn’t get to the right station at the right time, then everything is lost,” says business development SVP Mike […]

 
 

Ad Software Giant Mediaocean Expands Services to Third Parties

Advertising software shop Mediaocean launched a new platform earlier this month geared towards its partners. Called the Connect Partner Platform, Connect lets third parties integrate with Mediaocean’s services. It targets ad servers, data providers, supply companies and technology providers, letting them leverage Mediaocean’s software that handles $130 billion in global ad billing each year. The […]

 
 

Mobile Video Viewing is Surging, FreeWheel Study

SAN FRANCISCO  –The use of mobile devices has boosted all video viewing by 38% year over year, said digital media technology company Freewheel in its just-released report on Q2 video viewing. The growth comes largely from tablet and mobile viewing, and many consumers are using these devices to watch longer programs. Long-form viewing comprises about […]

 
 

Tim Armstrong on AOL’s “Bigggest Story:” Integration with Mediaocean and FreeWheel

Says Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, the biggest news at the company’s NewFront event is the integration of AOL’s inventory with the big, universal video ad buying platform called Mediaocean with video ad serving firm FreeWheel.  We spoke with him at the end of the presentation. More on the AOL/Mediaocean/FreeWheel implementation in this Ad Age […]

 
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