Reorganize The Marketing Department Around Consumers: MXM’s Anton

ORLANDO, Florida – Georgine Anton believes the “marketer’s dilemma” is something created by marketers themselves. She describes it as “a vestige of many years of building the marketing department so that today they’re built more by channel than around the consumer.” Anton, who is President of Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, has a theory for how this […]

 

Adelphic Its Brings Mobile “Cookie Proxy” To Europe

Advertising on mobile cannot benefit from user-tracking, on-device cookie files like it can on desktop devices. So Adelphic made its own alternative to cookies, to help advertisers target not just mobile users but those same users across devices. “The fundamental challenge in the mobile landscape right now is the lack of a standard user identification method,” says Adelphic co-founder Jennifer […]

 

Mobile Video Ads Going Prime-Time: Opera Mediaworks CEO

AUSTIN — The online advertising world is fast moving from the medium screen to the small one. As it does, it can nevertheless recapture some of the advertising benefits boasted by the TV before them, says a mobile ad tech boss. “Mobile is now the first screen,” Opera Mediaworks CEO Mahi de Silva tells Beet.TV in this video […]

 

Gaming Is The New Cinema: AdColony’s Barash

We’ve known for some time that the video games industry is bigger than Hollywood. But the growth of mobile gaming is underlining that position. “The phone is your primary device,” says business development mobile ad tech provider AdColony‘s VP Matt Barash. “Maybe gaming is the new cinema. It’s where people spend a lot of time. “Recently, we had the Super Bowl […]

 

Mobile Growth Is ‘Insane’, Video Is Key To Ads: Flurry CEO

LAS VEGAS — After six years of chronicling the mobile consumption marketplace with its annual insights reports, mobile analytics firm Flurry, recently purchased by Yahoo, says the medium has reached new heights. “We’ve seen usage of mobile grow 76% year over year,” CEO Simon Khalaf tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “That’s insane growth – […]

 

Mobile Video Ads Must Go Short And Get Out: Supersonic’s Salins

COLOGNE — TV ads may need to be re-cut in half before they are simply shovelled in to mobile apps, says one executive working at the sharp end. “The idea of putting a 30-second TV spot as a pre-roll or a CPV video in mobile is dying,” says app advertising group Supersonic’s European MD James […]

 

Video Ads Perform Better On Mobile: Jun Group CEO

The booming video advertising segment stands an even better chance of ringing up success on mobile devices than it has on desktop so far. That’s according to one video ad platform boss. “Seventy percent of the video views we did were on mobile devices,” says Jun Group CEO Mitchell Reichgut. “The performance is better, counterintiuitively, than […]

 

Yahoo Gets Post-Web Analytics With Flurry: Jun’s Reichgut explains

Yahoo has bought itself a role in the advertising ecosystem that comes after the desktop web by acquiring mobile analytics firm Flurry last week. That’s the assessment of one cross-platform video ad tech vendor CEO. “A media company that was based on the web is now struggling getting in to the mobile space,” Jun Group […]

 

Mobile Ads Must Be More Interactive: MediaCom’s Phillips

CANNES, France — Ads on a mobile phone have to pull off the twin feats of being both smaller and more engaging than their desktop forebears. MediaCom’s global media head Ben Phillips tells Beet.TV mobile ad formats have moved on significantly over the last decade: “We’re seeing a lot more branding opportunities come in, like […]

 

Mobile Ads Are 20x Harder Than Desktop: Medialets’ Glassberg

CANNES, France — The move from a desktop digital world to one that is mobile is forcing advertisers to work harder than ever, says a veteran digital media exec now at an Media Rating Council-approved mobile ad serving company. “Delivering in to mobile is about 20 times harder than it is in desktop,” says Medialets […]

 

Mobile Stream Simplifies Fragmented Formats: Maxus’ Egan

The emergence of stream-based content units popularized by mobile apps like Twitter and Facebook promises to simplify a confusing mobile advertising space, says an ad agency exec. “We’ve had an explosion of formats,” says Maxus’ north America chief strategy office Mark Egan We’re seeing a lot of this roll in to a common unit which […]

 

Group M’s Xaxis Goes Large With TV-Synced Two-Screen Ads

LONDON — More advertisers may soon buy synchronized video ads on multiple digital screens to continue reaching TV viewers distracted by secondary devices. Group M’s data and audience unit Xaxis has already operated the scheme, dubbed Xaxis Sync, in the Netherlands, buying social mobile ads corresponding to TV spots identified by data partner Civolution. Now […]

 

Advertisers Must Harness Long-Term Data: InMobi’s Cordero

Mobile ad company InMobi says it is trying not only to encourage advertisers to use more data but to do so for years ahead. “Most of the media that I see spent – not a hell of a lot of data is actually being gathered,” says the company’s north America GM Francisco Cordero. “That could […]

 

Native Ads 10x Better Than Mobile Banners: InMobi’s Bengani

BARCELONA — The so-called “native advertising” opportunity, which sees straight-up display ads replaced by sponsorships that look like content, may be young – but mobile ad network InMobi is moving aggressively in its direction. “We’re going to break up the banners,” InMobi global strategic partnerships VP Pankaj Bengani tells Beet.TV. “Instead of showing banners to users, […]

 

Treat Mobile Ads Like Episodes To Gain Insight: InMobi’s Venkatesh

BARCELONA — Some may say the ad business is like a soap opera these days – but InMobi thinks it should come in “episodes”. “We came up with an episodic learning platform which uses a methodology to work with consumers campaign-to-campaign,” says mobile ad network InMobi‘s head of products, brand and commerce Preetham Venkatesh. “If […]

 

Shazam Lets Advertisers Follow Consumers, CEO Riley

BARCELONA — Audio-identifying mobile app Shazam is trying to create a business selling data to advertisers by encouraging users to tag content other than music. “We’re now able to target advertising based on Shazam activity,” CEO Rich Riley tells Beet.TV. “We can do that on Shazam and off Shazam. We can follow a device ID on […]

 

AOL Set To Launch Mobile Native Ad Unit

BARCELONA — AOL will soon launch a native advertising unit aimed specifically at mobile publishers, AOL Networks global media director Chad Gallagher told Beet.TV at Mobile World Congress. “We’re going to have a major announcement here in a few weeks about our native solution which we think will be really interesting,” Gallagher said. “If you look […]

 

Factual Enables Marketing Through ‘Anticipatory Computing’

BARCELONA — Mobile advertising has come a long way – but it could go a lot further if it truly used mobility as a core planning component. That’s one one mobile exec thinks. “Advertisers don’t have access to cookies. They do have access to location data,” says Tyler Bell, product VP at Factual. “We have a location […]

 

Apps Are Best For Mobile Marketing: Mindshare’s Johnston

BARCELONA, Spain — Will the mobile web kill off apps? That is an oft-asked question. Right now, however, the route for advertisers to take is clear, says ad group Mindshare’s chief digital officer Norm Johnston. We’ve moved past the mobile vortex and confusion,” he tells Beet.TV. “But there are still some fundamental issues. “Do brands […]

 

Mobile Changes Ad Buying Entirely with 10X Data: InMobi’s Frisbie

BARCELONA  — We’re not just in a “mobile-first” world when it comes to advertising, according to mobile ad network InMobi – smartphone adoption is changing the very nature of ad planning and buying. “People don’t even realize how disruptive mobile is going to be around their media buying,” says InMobi’s global alliances GM Anne Frisbie. […]

 
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