Publishers Suffering ‘Data Leakage’: DashBid CEO Herman

BOSTON — If data is “the new oil”, it pays not to spill any. But publishers are too readily emptying the can over to middlemen who are taking its value for themselves. That’s according to one boss whose position at the top of a programmatic video ad platform has led him to conclude publishers need to […]

 
 

Adobe’s TubeMogul Acquisition Heralds Ad-Tech Consolidation

It started as a simple tool to upload videos to multiple services. But now TubeMogul is becoming the latest addition to Adobe’s media technology stack. The Emeryville, CA-based company has just confirmed an agreement to be acquired by the digital media powerhouse for $540m. What does Adobe want with TubeMogul? According to its announcement: “Adobe’s acquisition of […]

 
 

With TV Sold Out, Election Year Will be Huge for Publishers Embracing Programmatic, Rubicon’s Novak

VIEQUES, PR – With television inventory soon to be sold out, there are billions of dollars on the table.   Unable to spend more on television, big dollars will go to publishers who can target hard-to-reach voters, says Mari Kim Novak, Chief Marketing Officer at Rubicon Project, in this interview with Beet.TV She also speaks […]

 
 

Dailymotion Boosts Ad Income With Private Exchange: Pigasse

PHOENIX — Dailymotion, the big global video platform tried open programmatic exchanges to sell its video advertising – but soon constrained its dealings to a smaller pool of buyers. “At the end, we could not manage it – we could not set the rules by ourselves,” according to chief revenue officer Damien Pigasse. “So we decided, a […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Real-Time Not Essential For Programmatic TV, AOL’s Ackerman

FORT LAUDERDALE — Companies in the TV advertising business don’t need to adopt all of the so-called “programmatic” technologies vendors tout to benefit from some of their key efficiencies, says one such vendor in the chain. “You don’t have to have complete automation, dynamic ad insertion,” Adap,tv programmatic SVP Dan Ackerman tells Beet.TV in this panel […]

 
 

Xaxis Will Use More Private Marketplaces, Less RTB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl – Which way is the wind blowing in the “programmatic” ad space? Away from real-time bidding and toward private marketplaces, according to one leading light. The collection of techniques referred to as “programmatic” all essentially mean “automation” but, whilst the phenomenon began with allowing the real-time automation of ad buying and selling […]

 
 

SpotXchange’s Shehan on Sale to RTL, Global Expansion and the Future of Programmatic TV

LAS VEGAS — Programmatic video ad trading platform SpotXchange sold a majority of itself to German broadcast holding group RTL because it wants a bigger slice of a legacy TV industry.. “Europe is a really big market – it’s really challenging in each and every country,” CEO Mike Shehan tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “For […]

 
 

Havas’ Mustari: How Native And Programmatic Ads Mix

CHICAGO — Some ad buyers are getting excited about the opportunity to deliver messages to consumers in ways that fit the surrounding content experience; others are loving the new-found efficiency and scale of so-called “programmatic” techniques for distributing display ads. But can native ads benefit from programmatic when each campaign seemingly needs to match the […]

 
 

TubeMogul’s PTV Brings Programmatic To TV

Online video ad technology vendors are scrambling to get a slice of the much larger, main TV screen ad market by extending their digital buying capabilities to good ‘ol fashioned telly – and the latest to do so is TubeMogul. The Emeryville, California-based outfit has unveiled PTV, allowing data-driven buying of TV advertising. Ad buyers […]

 
 

Programmatic TV Is A Hard Sell: SMG’s Scheppach

CHICAGO — Programmatic digital ad trading techniques have their place in the TV world – but no-one should expect adoption like that which has been seen in online display so far, says one video ad exec. “Digital thinking is, for sure, going to come over to TV,” says Starcom MediaVest Group’s precision video EVP Tracey Scheppach […]

 
 

Data Is Essential To Programmatic: MediaVest’s Korenfeld

Even if it isn’t quite “the new oil”, data is becoming more and more important to the new era of advertising targeting. “Data is absolutely the most essential foundation piece of programmatic,” MediaVest advertising technology and platforms SVP Oleg Korenfeld tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “You cannot efficiently and effectively buy media if you don’t […]

 
 

‘Programmatic Upfronts’ Will Rise: Comcast’s Holmes

So-called “programmatic” ad-trading techniques may be more commonly associated with fast-moving, low-tier ad slots than with premium TV slots that are fought over months in advance – but the former can serve the latter, too, says an ad exec. “In the TV world, there is a very different supply and demand dynamic,” Comcast Cable’s advanced advertising […]

 
 

Australia, Europe Lead Private Programmatic Marketplace Adoption, Adap.tv’s Duffield

LONDON — Private-marketplaces, the next generation of programmatic ad-trading platforms, are gaining traction more quickly outside of the United States, as markets work to make up for relatively fewer available ad spots, according to a global video ad tech exec. “A market like Australia is a supply constrained market, so we work with a lot […]

 
 

Joining The Dots Is About To Get Hot: Acxiom’s Howe

COLOGNE — So much data, so many new ad tech platforms. Anyone who has seen a lumascape will recognize the confusion that fragmentation wreaks. But there is a way to pull the piece back together, says an ad tech boss. “One of the key buzzwords that we’re going to be hearing about over and over again […]

 
 

Programmatic Could Fuel All Media Insights: SpotXchange’s Merwin

COLOGNE — So far, “programmatic” mechanisms for using automation and data to buy better ads have proved useful in the online display segment. Next up, they are destined to change online video ads. But, in the future, Alex Merwin envisages programmatic underpinning entire cross-media ad intelligence. “If all the budgets move in to a programmatic […]

 
 

‘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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Ad Sales Automation Gaining Agency Favor: Rubicon’s Sears

COLOGNE — Many were initially wary at so-called “programmatic” ad-trading techniques’ first incarnation – real-time bidding. But acceptance of ad ops automation represented by programmatic at large is growing from a small silo in media agencies to widespread favor, says one of the largest programmatic ad tech vendors. “You need to look at the organisational […]

 
 

Supply Constraint Benefits Video Publishers: Xaxis’ Bidon

COLOGNE — The odds are still stacked in publishers paper when it comes to selling online video advertising, industry executives continue to observe. “One thing that continues to be true is the scarcity of quality video inventory, which is a blocker for more widespread adoption of online video,” GroupM’s programmatic unit Xaxis’s UK MD Nicolas Bidon tells […]

 
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