Ad Land In Catch-Up On Creativity, Measurement: Xaxis’ Martin

SEVILLE — The ad-tech world has got pretty good at finding the right audiences and executing the right media buys at the right time. But what’s left on the table? Mobile, measurement and that little matter of creativity, says one exec working at the numbers end of an ad data company. “There’s a surge in people […]

 
 

TV Makers Well Positioned for AdTech Upside: Lotame’s Wesly

We report every day on the burgeoning number of ad-tech vendors helping advertisers profit from new-wave connected TV platforms. But one group of firms often missing from the discussion is TV makers themselves. Lotame SVP and CMO Doron Wesly suggests they should be in prime position, if technology can get them over the hill. Citing just-published […]

 
 

VR’s Chicken-And-Egg Future For Marketers: GroupM’s Litman

Virtual reality could offer unprecedented immersion for brand audiences – if the technology becomes a genuine reality, according to an executive from one of the world’s biggest ad agency groups. Speaking with Beet.TV for this video interview, Eric Litman, who became GroupM’s worldwide mobile SVP last June after the group’s acquisition of Medialets, the mobile ad tech […]

 
 

Location Data Boosts Ad Effectiveness: Factual’s Jonas

BARCELONA — A clutch of ad-tech vendors, from placeIQ to Ubimo, is focused on bringing to mobile advertising an input that is obvious but often overlooked – consumers’ location. Another vendor, Factual, has already been in this game for a number of years, and in December took another big $35mn funding round to further its ambitions. […]

 
 

More Creative Formats Boost Mobile Performance: Light Reaction’s Dolan

BARCELONA — As mobile advertising booms, it’s likely much of the growth has come from the low-hanging fruit of desktop inventory, shovelled on to the small screen, and from standard mobile display banners. But mobile advertising can do much more, and one of WPP’s divisions is recommending advertisers take advantage. “There’s been a lot of […]

 
 

Light Reaction’s Markarian On Mobile Ad Considerations

BARCELONA — Mobile advertising was set to account for half of all US digital ad spending in 2015. Many of those ads may have been simply repurposed from other digital formats – but it’s important to consider how mobile is different from desktop. Rosa Markarian, VP of Global Business Operations for WPP’s mobile-focused Light Reaction performance […]

 
 

Don’t Let Sleeping Apps Lie: Light Reaction’s Boersma

BARCELONA — When it comes to mobile, marketers and publishers alike are firmly focused on driving app downloads. But what happens after a download is achieved? The sad truth is, many consumers’ app use tails off. So Auke Boersma, the APAC MD of WPP’s performance marketing unit, Light Reaction, wants to help clients re-enage. “We have […]

 
 

Mobile Marketing Shortens Purchase Journey: Light Reaction’s Elken

BARCELONA — Advertising no longer has to drive interest to an eventual sale – today, it can help complete the sale immediately, even on mobile, says an ad-tech chief focused on improving mobile performance marketing. “The evolution of mobile is a direct response,” says Karl Elken, the boss of Americas for Light Reaction, a WPP unit […]

 
 

‘Programmatic Creative’ Astounding On Mobile: Opera Mediaworks’ Griffin

The growth in “programmatic”, super-scientific targeting and trading of online ads has boomed – just in time for the industry to start harking for more creative ad campaigns again. Programmatic can support creative ad campaign sequencing, too – but one exec doesn’t imagine that ability coming to mobile quiet yet. The potential is astounding for […]

 
 

Ditch Last-Click Attribution On Mobile: Google’s Carrington

BARCELONA — Mobile is a different device – and that’s going to require very different advertising strategies, one of Google’s international ad execs says. “We’re trying to help people move away last-click attribution,” Google EMEA performance solutions MD Ian Carrington tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “A lot of people are using last-click attribution models. That means they’re […]

 
 

Embrace Unique Emerging Markets With Mobile: Medialets’ Glassberg

BARCELONA — Much of the unconnected world is coming on to the internet, skipping landline broadband. But advertisers should beware serving up the same old experience, because one man’s internet is different from another’s. Asked to name a big trend at the recent Mobile World Congrress event, mobile ad server and measurement software maker MediaLets CEO Richy Glassberg said: “We’re […]

 
 

Native Must Make Mobile Ads Relevant: Facebook’s Arnstein

BARCELONA — Mobile ads are going to have to change if they are to recapture interest from consumers whom they are putting off with too-pushy experiences, says a leading advertising executive. Facebook EMEA publisher ad technology head Yoav Arnstein says the industry has got it wrong. “With the shift to mobile, there is growing concern […]

 
 

WPP’s Sorrell Vows To ‘Up Tempo’ On Viewability Demands

BARCELONA — With data suggesting a large percentage of online ad views are being called by fake users (malicious lines of code written by nefarious publishers racking up fraudulent clicks), advertisers have become worried. Now the boss of the world’s biggest ad agency holding group is repeating his call for online platforms to do more for […]

 
 

Mobile Consumers Want Quick, Visual Content: Facebook’s Dugan

VIEQUES, PR — Just three years ago, only 20% of Facebook’s business came from mobile platforms. Last Q4, that was 80%. That’s testament to the changes Facebook is having to make to ensure it continues connecting with audiences. But the same goes for advertisers who use the network, according to Facebook global agency lead Dave Dugan. […]

 
 

Medialets Partners with Millward Brown for Mobile Ad Effectiveness Product

While brand measurement has been well established across media, it has not been fully effective with mobile advertising. That could change with the integration of Medialet’s ad trafficking platform, Servo, with Millward Brown Digital’s Ignite Network. The the two WPP units announced the product offering today. For an overview on brand measurement via mobile and implications […]

 
 

Algorithmic Marketing To Virtual Personal Assistants Will Change Game: PHD’s Cooper

LONDON — The ad world is only just getting its head around the technology-driven ability to super-target ads at human beings. But, pretty soon, it may need to focus its attention on those humans’ personal assistant software, a leading ad exec says. Omnicom’s PHD worldwide CEO Mike Cooper says the emergence of virtual personal assistants – […]

 
 

Ad-Blocking Fears Are Overblown: Pivotal’s Wieser

CANNES — Over the last couple of years, ad buyers have fought hard against the perceived threat from fraudsters cheating them out of ad impressions. Now some feel Apple is about to exactly the same. Under iOS 9, the Safari web browser will support extensions that enable “a fast and efficient way to block cookies, images, resources, […]

 
 

Kargo ‘Takes Over’ Mobile Editorial With Brand Ads

AUSTIN — Mobile banner ad sales are booming. But they are not necessarily the ad format that is going to inspire and engage consumers most on the small screen. Ad tech supplier Kargo is betting on giving advertisers and publishers something different, eschewing performance-driven banner sales for high-touch brand campaign placements. Founder and CEO Harry Kargman tells […]

 
 

iBeacons Can Enable Precise Mobile Marketing: MEC’s Pasqua

AUSTIN — If you think you haven’t seen much evidence of location beacons’ use in a marketing context, following initial hype, you soon will. That’s according to one agency mobile marketing leader. “Apple just rolled out the Beacon API last year,” MEC Global’s north America lead for mobile and emerging technologies, Rachel Pasqua, tells Beet.TV in this […]

 
 

Screen Size Not The Only Mobile Responsive Variable: Adaptive’s Lynch

Developers have spent the last couple of years tweaking websites for smaller screens using “responsive” design techniques. But screen size is not the only way to adapt experiences for mobile screens. “When we talk about creating a responsive experience … to deliver mobile use the same experience they would have on the desktop … how […]

 
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