Adobe’s “Marketing Cloud” Explained

COLOGNE — Who’d be a marketer these days? With device fragmentation, channel proliferation and the up-ending of the traditional “funnel” comes a whole set of challenges, says Adobe strategy VP Suresh Vittal. At the DMEXCO conference, Vittal’s company announced a deal in which all of Publicis’ agencies will have access to a new suite, Always-On platform, that […]

 
 

VivaKi’s Bertozzi Explains Ad Tech Alliance with Amazon

The recent deal signed by ad agency Publicis’ digital unit VivaKi to buy ads from Amazon’s new self-service display tool crystallizes the outfit’s ethos, says company exec Marco Bertozzi. “The Amazon announcement is the fruition of 18 months of working with them -it’s a case study for exactly what we’re trying to do with our […]

 
 

VivaKi’s Stump: ‘Fraud’ Fears Are Real But May Be Over-Stated

The realization, by advertisers, that many of the views they buy in video are faked by nefarious bots is serious – but not necessarily as serious as The Wall Street Journal recently suggested, according to one ad agency exec. “It was a little sensational,” VivaKi Audience On Demand video director Cheryl Stump says of the […]

 
 

Amplification Vital in Noisy Digital World, “Roar’s” Sean Reardon

Given the shortened attention span and massive amounts of advertising, marketers face a daunting task in connecting with consumers, says Sean Reardon, President of Publicis-owned Roar. Consumers are exposed to about 5000 messages each week and will likely only remember 10 to 15 of them, he says. “It’s a combination of engagement and exposure,” he […]

 
 

VivaKi’s Bertozzi: Clean Up The Big Ad Views Fraud

LONDON — How many users really viewed your video ads last week? Guess again – the number may be lower than you think, thanks to unscrupulous publishers who play videos out of view or without consumers even asking. “Fifty percent of ads, apparently, in display aren’t seen,” Publicis’ VivaKi EMEA MD Marco Bertozzi tells Beet.TV in this […]

 
 

VivaKi Taps Vindico To Validate Video Ad Views

If a tree falls in a forest but no-one’s around to hear it, has it really made a sound? That’s the question Publicis will try to answer in video marketing, by establishing whether online videos played back have really been viewed by humans at screens. The agency’s VivaKi digital group is contracting Vindicio’s Adtricity as its […]

 
 

AOL’s Lord: Machines Will Take Over Madison Ave Like They Did Wall Street

COLOGNE — Don’t call it “Rise Of The Machines”, but AOL’s new ad chief reckons real-time ad bidding algorithms will soon do much of the grunt work currently done by Mad Men and women. In this video interview with Beet.TV at the DMEXCO industry conflab, AOL Networks’ Bob Lord says: “Traders on the floor (of Wall […]

 
 

Digitas’ Hammer: Embracing ‘Unowned’ Platforms Boosts Ad Effectiveness

Brands should chill out about not having control of popular new online platforms and embrace them with unique, native ad creative, says a Publicis digital executive. “People who engage with video on a brand-owned site are watching, say, a minute of it,” according to Digitas media group director George Hammer. “When you take that content […]

 
 

Digitas’ Hammer: Let Ad Viewers ‘Choose Their Own Adventure’

NEW YORK — George Hammer has hit on the recipe for online video ad effectiveness: it’s all about empowering preroll-weary viewers. “We at Publicis’ looked at about 50 different types of online video formats and 100 different executions,” said the VP and media group director of Publicis’ Digtias agency. “What we found was, when we […]

 
 

Programmatic Buying of Video Ad is Booming, but Creativity Must Follow, VivaKi’s Kurt Unkel

CHICAGO — So-called “programmatic” ad-buying tactics, which let ad planners reach tightly defined audiences using efficient targeting and buying technology, has come a long way. Now the next challenge for programmatic algorithms will be learning to connect with creatives, says one digital ad leader. “Today, media is always outpaced from a technology perspective relative to […]

 
 

In Tobaccowala’s Looking Glass: Ecommerce-Enabled Video Everywhere

CANNES – The chief strategy and innovation officer of Publicis’ VivaKi digital unit has a three-item recipe for the future of marketing. Rishad Tobaccowala told Beet.TV in this video interview advertising that is increasingly video-led will, first, become more targetable and, second, include built-in transactional capability. But Tobaccowala’s exciting vision extends beyond current technology. Third, he […]

 
 

VivaKi’s Kurt Unkel: Programmatic Is Here But Mobile Is In Testing

CANNES It’s now a hackneyed industry forecast: “This will be the year of mobile advertising.” But VivaKi products and services president Kurt Unkel thinks advertisers is still testing out the opportunity. “There are a lot of things still being learned about mobile,” Unkel told Beet.TV in this video interview during Cannes Lions. “How do we […]

 
 

Twitter Is Now The #5 Digital Ad Platform

CANNES – Now that it has turned advertisers on to its marketing tools, Twitter is snapping at the heels of the biggest online ad gorillas, according to industry data. “When you’re talking about the digital landscape, there are four dominant players that everyone knows – Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft,” ZenithOptimedia global CEO Steve King […]

 
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