Channel 4’s Lewis Sees A Big-Screen Future For Programmatic Ads

COLOGNE — If UK government papers photographed by the press this month are to be believed, Channel 4 – the publicly-owned, advertising-funded broadcaster with a remit to be daring and creative – could be sold off, in the latest dimunition of state-linked organisations. Until and regardless of whether that happens, the company is shooting toward a future in which […]

 

Mobile And Video Redefining Publishing: Facebook’s Boland

COLOGNE — They are the twin trends reshaping media and, with them, advertising. The surge of mobile and video consumption is the biggest opportunity in front of marketers, says one of Facebook’s advertising chiefs. “Where it took TV and radio years and years and years to reach 50 million users, it took just seven years to […]

 

AppNexus’ Claims Positive Results For Video Reboot

COLOGNE — A couple of months back, we reported how AppNexus, the programmatic ad tech firm, told us it would reboot its video advertising offering after a troublesome start. And now it’s claiming initial results as promising. According to the company: “Based on conversations with clients who tested our product over the past few months, we’ve consistently […]

 

Bloomberg’s Caine Makes Multi-Screen Ad Pitch

COLOGNE — Time was, Bloomberg was just a business terminal. But now the financial news behemoth’s empire stretches across print, web, TV, video, radio and whatever-next. Paul Caine acknowledges the strength in traditional media – but wants to monetize all the new opportunities, too. “Over the next 12 months at Bloomberg, we’re all about disruption,” the […]

 

Programmatic TV A Tough Nut To Crack: Xaxis’ Schlickum

COLOGNE — So far, “programmatic” technology for planning, targeting and trading adverts have revolutionised online display advertising, and has extended far in to digital video. The opportunity in the multi-billion-dollar TV market is even larger – but don’t expect that to happen easily any time soon, according even to an exec from a programmatic ad tech […]

 

Publishers Can Make More From Private Marketplaces: SpotX CEO

COLOGNE — Many top-tier publishers used to be skeptical about the so-called “programmatic” advertising trading technology. Time was, “programmatic” meant selling off unsold inventory for pocket change in real-time. But things are changing, according to one boss of a programmatic ad tech platform. “We’ve seen premium publishers start to launch private marketplaces” says SpotX CEO […]

 

Clients Pushing Programmatic From Video To Offline: Amnet’s Bunatyan

LONDON –  All the industry talk is of explosive growth in the trading of online ads through “programmatic” technology. But that talk is not as loud as the growth is fast, says one advertising exec. Amnet, the Dentsu Aegis Network’s technology-led targeting division, says expectations should be recalibrated. “The video forecast in terms of moving to programmatic has […]

 

Adobe’s Programmatic Suite Aims To Bridge Ad-Tech, Mar-Tech

COLOGNE — Adobe has launched a new suite to help advertisers bring together a world of programmatic choices under Adobe Marketing Cloud’s roof, with the aim of uniting advertising and marketing technologies. Built in to the company’s marketing platform, the new offering is priced on a self-service model and allows users to control automated ad buying for search, […]

 

Programmatic Video’s Best Years Ahead: SpotX’s Siotis

LONDON – The selling of online video advertising using so-called “programmatic” trading technologies has come a long way in the last couple of years – but it has a way to go yet, according to online video ad platform SpotX’s UK and southern Europe MD Leon Siotis. “Although we’ve seen tremendous growth over the last five […]

 

Hearst Ad SVP Smith: Programmatic Is Too Dysfunctional

Venerable magazine publisher Hearst these days makes all of its online advertising slots available to buy programmatically, using the new technologies designed to make buying and selling ads more efficient. But that doesn’t mean the publisher thinks the new programmatic world is perfect. “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done,” says Hearst’s  Michael Smith in […]

 

Programmatic And Direct Worlds Are Converging: SpotX’s Buckley

When “programmatic” advertising technology came on to the scene, it was first used to sell ad inventory that didn’t otherwise manage to sell via traditional, human methods. But that is changing, says one ad tech vendor. SpotX platform and global supply SVP Sean Buckley says “programmatic” and “direct” sales channels are coming together. “We’re starting to […]

 

AppNexus CEO O’Kelley Fights Facebook’s ‘Walled Garden’

New York-based AppNexus‘ real-time ad bidding platform has built the company a position as one of the leading advertising technology vendors out there, at a time when contenders are racing to hail the virtues of their own suites. But CEO Brian O’Kelley sees one big differentiator between his company and the likes of Facebook, which […]

 

The Trade Desk’s Stempeck Talks TV Ad Targeting

TV may not yet be fully addressable to advertisers in the same way the internet is, but that isn’t stopping a collection of platform operators and ad tech vendors from trying to make it a reality. The Trade Desk, a demand-side advertising platform, is working to bring more ad targeting to Roku, the connected TV […]

 

The Evolution of TV Buying and What’s Next: GroupM’s Gotlieb

CANNES — After “programmatic” methods of refining and automating the planning and buying of digital display ads took off, many are wondering when the same technology will get traction in the TV world. But that’s the wrong question to ask, according to GroupM global chairman Irwin Gotlieb. He says the same approaches have been used since TV […]

 

Heineken Uses Programmatic To Better Understand Customers

CANNES — Heineken may not be able to take advantage of everything programmatic ad buying techniques offer – but that doesn’t mean it can’t use programmatic technology to better understand its customers. USA region senior media director Ron Amram tells a Cannes Lions panel discussion: “We are not big users of data, we don’t have a lot of […]

 

MediaVest’s AOD Reorg ‘Benefits’ Our Campaign: Heineken’s Amram

CANNES — We have heard a lot this year about how SMG’s VivaKi has moved much of the functionality of its distinct Audience On Demand programmatic division out in to sibling agencies. That has been the internal reorganization story. But what do clients think? “MediaVest has completely rethought staffing on our business. For the most part, it’s been […]

 

Vivaki, Cadreon: How Ad Agencies Are Rebooting Their Programmatic Ops

CANNES — For businesses that have often preached the dangers of operating in “silos”, it’s ironic how siloed ad agencies’ programmatic ad tech operations have been within their own companies. But that is now changing, with a couple of big agency initiatives to reboot how their dedicated programmatic divisions operate in their wider groups. Publicis’ VivaKi unit […]

 

Embrace Programmatic or Be Left Behind, Carat’s Jarvie

CANNES — It’s a given that the massive change in consumer habits and their interaction with new devices is causing great ripples in the ad business too. The byproduct of that change is the widespread creation of new technologies, says Euan Jarvie, Executive Director at Carat Global, in an interview with Beet.TV. “All of this […]

 

TubeMogul’s Wilson Wants To Dismantle Video Silos

CANNES — Today, ads on TV, internet video and mobile video, by and large, have to be bought separately. But that fact is changing, with many vendors wanting to help advertisers make one buy across multiple channels. TubeMogul is amongst those vendors. “Right now, we do a really job at automating the buying a desktop pre-roll buy or […]

 

Programmatic’s Other 80% Is The Real Prize: Mondelēz’s Bough

CANNES — US retailers’ spend through “programmatic” ad-trading platforms will bust through 20% of their total digital ad dollars this year, according to eMarketer. But we should look on that as just the start, according to one leading marketer. “Why are we focusing it on such a small percentage of overall available inventory?,” B. Bonin Bough, SVP, Chief Media and […]

 
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