“Invalid Traffic” is Highest in Mobile Video, Ernst & Young’s Terlizzi

Fraud, malware and pirated sites are costing the digital media industry over $8 billion a year.   While the problem pervades all digital media, the highest percentage of invalid traffic is for mobile video at 12 percent, says Nick Terlizzi, Partner, Media and Entertainment Advisory Services at Ernst & Young LLP in this interview with Beet.TV E&Y […]

 

Weather Company Charges Into Mobile Video, Buoyed by Data

CANNES — One of the biggest benefits of data is that it can personalize the media business, especially through video, says David Kenny, Chairman and CEO at the Weather Company, in this interview with Beet.TV  from the Cannes Lions Festival. “Weather is this place that is very personal, very local, uses enormous amounts of data and you can combine […]

 

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 […]

 

Mexicans Embracing Mobile Video in Big Numbers: Azteca’s De Cervantes

FORT LAUDERDALE — Mexican viewers are flocking to mobile screens – but not all advertisers are following suit, according to one leading broadcaster. “We see between 60% and 70% of the traffic coming through mobile,” says Azteca chief digital officer Diego Leonel De Cervantes. “The government is pushing a lot to have broadband for people – […]

 

Marketers Can Reach ‘Meerkats’ With Mobile: Weather Channel’s Dan Young

LONDON — Mobile video heralds a chance for advertisers to reach consumers who may appear to be distracted or in the outdoors – but who are actually highly engaged and watching TV, according to Weather Channel international yield and programmatic Daniel Young. “It’s personal,” Young tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “They’re watching it not only […]

 

Mobiles Are Now Subscribers’ TVs & DVRs: Comcast’s Strauss

In the age of smart glass everywhere, what’s the difference between a TV and a phone anymore? Comcast Cable wants to give its subscribers value by offering them content from their home TV on devices out of home. In this video interview, the company’s video services SVP and GM Matt Strauss tells Beet.TV how the […]

 

Bigger iPhone Will Unleash Small Video: ZenithOptimedia’s De Cruz

LONDON — Apple’s latest, larger smartphone will ignite the market for mobile video – but content has to fit the size of the device and the time of consumers who use it, says an ad exec. “The demand is obviously there,” ZenithOptimeda Group strategy director Chris de Cruz tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “The ways […]

 

Brightroll + Nielsen Study Ties Mobile Video to Effective TV Ad Campaigns

A Nielsen study of mobile video advertising effectiveness, commissioned by video adtech provider Brightroll, finds that cross-screen TV ad buying which includes video substantially drives the impact of a TV buy.   The study was presented this week at the Brightroll Video Summit in Manhattan.  For overview on the report, the and other developments around […]

 

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 […]

 

Big Brand Clients Look to Agencies to Build Mobile Video Content

CANNES, France — Some of the biggest brands in the world are now expecting agency partners to make and distribute mobile content, says Nikki Mendonça, President of OMD across EMEA, during an interview with Beet.TV. Brands such as McDonald’s, Pepsico and Walt Disney had looked to the agency to deliver short-form content. “Not only are consumers […]

 

Google’s Benson: Mobile Is Driving Video Consumption

CANNES, France — It’s an ironic quip at this point. Every year for a while, it seemed like someone would predict “the year of mobile” would be next year. “We can officially say ‘the year of mobile’ was last year,” David Benson, Google’s branding solutions director for northern and central Europe, tells Beet.TV. “If you’re not […]

 

UK’s BSkyB Sees A Third Of Subscribers Watch Mobile

The UK may not have a joint “TV Everywhere” initiative like that in the US – but subscription satellite TV and broadband operator  BSkyB is seeing mobile viewing boom despite (or perhaps because) of that. “We are seeing … a third of our customer base using ‘TV everywhere’ every month,” says BSkyB‘s business developer VP Hilary […]

 

Time Warner’s Bleacher Report Goes ‘Mobile-First’ For Sports Video

Desktop devices took an early lead when team-based sports news publisher Bleacher Report launched its video initiative two and a half years ago. Now the handheld has drawn level on points. “Mobile has caught up,” video VP Bill McCandless tells Beet.TV, adding that mobile traffic sometimes trumps desktop for Bleacher. “Because it’s weekend-driven, we see mobile […]

 

Brightcove’s Lai: 2013 Was The Year Of Mobile-First

“The year of mobile.” It’s become a pretty hackneyed digital media forecast. But, in 2013, for digital video, it came true, says Brightcove media and broadcast CTO Albert Lai. “In 2013, we saw a lot of our customers say that the majority or near-majority of their customer base were coming from mobile apps versus desktop,” […]

 

Mobile Video Drives Brand Awareness, Purchase Intent, Digitas’ Shlachter

Mobile video has made great strides in creative and in media, and in many cases that’s driving higher completion rates, better brand awareness and strong purchase intent, says Adam Schlachter, Senior VP of Media for DigitasLBI, a digital agency owned by Publicis, in an interview with Beet.TV. As such, mobile offers advertisers a unique range […]

 

ABC News’ Vance: Video Comes Out To Play At Night On Tablets

ABC News re-engineered its iPad app last year to present info in the morning and video in the evening, because data showed video consumption skewed later. “Our ABC News users on our tablet apps consume five times more video than users on our desktop site per session,” ABC News Digital’s product development VP Doug Vance […]