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 […]

 

Yahoo Expands Programmatic Video Ad Offering with Brightroll Integration, Andrew Snyder Explains

Yahoo’s acquisition late last year of programmatic video adtech company Brightroll means that the giant publisher will use data and analytics to target consumers with highly relevant video advertising, explains Yahoo’s Andrew Snyder, VP for Video Sales in this interview with Beet.TV The ability to both sell advertising direct to marketers —  and via programmatic, will  be one of […]

 

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 […]

 

AETNA Allocates Most Ad Spend to Digital; Big Piece is Programmatic Video

For the giant insurer AETNA, a majority of its advertising budget is spent on digital media and at least 10 percent of the total spend going to programmatic video, says Gary Templeton, head of media,  in this interview with Beet.TV With advent of the Affordable Health Care Act, AETNA has been focused  on education and […]

 

Consumption is Powering the Mobile Video Media Transformation, BrightRoll’s Falck

Video viewing by a new generation, who see their phones and tablets as their “TV,” is driving a transformation of video consumption.   Advertising will be more integrated into mobile video as measurement tools become more sophisticated next year, says Bruce Falck, a former senior Google executive who recently joined video ad tech provider BrightRoll […]

 

Facebook Targets Publishers for Mobile Ad Delivery with LiveRail Acquisition

With its recent acquisition of  LiveRail, an enterprise software company that manages programmatic video ad sales for publishers, Facebook is embracing a big opportunity to service publishers — and, with a particular emphasis on delivering mobile ads, explains Brian Boland, VP for Ads Product Marketing and Ad Tech, in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke […]

 

Consolidation Wave Good For Video Ad Tech: Turn’s Smith

AOL bought Adap.tv, Facebook bought LiveRail and, last month, RTL Group bought a majority of SpotXchange – a wave of consolidation is under way, as large media groups buy up programmatic video ad tech vendors. “Consolidation is a great thing for the industry,” says the emerging media VP of another such vendor, Turn, Chris Smith,” and shows we’re […]

 

Programmatic Going Premium And Global In 2015: Videology’s Eisenstein

CANNES, Lions — More top-end publishers will be trialling so-called “programmatic” technologies for automating and controlling online ad trading in the next few months before they jump aboard next year, says one exec from a programmatic video platform. “(In the) second half of 2014, we’re going to see a lot of new players jumping in,” Videology‘s […]

 

SpotXchange Will Staff Up After Premium Signings

Programmatic video advertising platform SpotXchange says it will nearly double its headcount to service new premium publishers over the next year, after finding strong business growth in the last 12 months. “The company saw 145% revenue growth this year in Q1, we saw 350% growth in terms of programmatic spend in Q1,” says the company’s […]

 

Private Exchanges Mean Best Of Both Worlds: Vevo’s Carson

Should publishers use programmatic ad trading mechanisms or continue selling direct to ad buyers? The emergence of private marketplaces means those options are no longer mutually exclusive, says one big video publisher. “This set of pipes and plumbing that fuel a programmatic system was created for anonymous inventory,” according to Jonathan Carson, chief revenue officer of […]

 

VivaKi Leans on Fraud Prevention Tools & Metrics as Programmatic Expands

As the programmatic marketplace continues to expand, media buyers need to make sure they have tools in place to battle fraud, says Cheryl Stump, Director of Video at VivaKi Audience on Demand during an interview with Beet.TV from the BrightRoll Video Summit. “We see the correlation between brand lift and engagement when the player is viewable, […]

 

Video Ads Changing Faster In EU Than US: Videology’s Gaskamp

LAS VEGAS — America’s patchwork TV provider landscape means linear’s move to data-driven digital ad trading is not happening as quickly as in some other parts of the world, says video ad tech vendor Videology. “We’re very complex (in the US), there’s a lot of people involved in that change,” says the company’s north America development […]

 

Rob Norman on Programmatic Online Video: More Inventory Needed

VIEQUES, PR — The massive reach of YouTube has drawn in a new range of advertisers to sight, sound and motion for the first time due in part to the site’s audience composition, says Rob Norman, Chief Global Digital Officer, GroupM Worldwide, during a deep-dive interview about online video at the Beet.TV Executive Retreat. The YouTube […]

 

Programmatic Video Grows, but Brand Education Still Vital, Omnicom’s Kramer

TV and online video are borrowing from each other’s playbooks, especially as it comes to data, says Matthew Kramer, Director of Television and Video Products at Accuen, the programmatic agency for Omnicom, in this video segment with industry analyst Joanna O’Connell. “You have your TV screen trying to look more like online video with more addressability […]