Hearst Digital’s Troy Young On The ‘New Realities’ Of Understanding Consumers, Creating Audiences

PALM SPRINGS, Calif – After acquiring greater scale by purchasing Rodale’s global content business, Hearst still has to compete in an era when “everyone’s a content publisher” and some digital platforms are easier for advertisers to engage with than others. It’s against this backdrop that Troy Young, Global President, Hearst Digital Media, views the ever-evolving […]


IAB’s Randall Rothenberg: Seeing Brand Safety In A New Light, Dumping ‘Buy-Side, Sell-Side’ Lingo

Once again, the topic of “brand safety” will be front and center at the upcoming Internet Advertising Bureau Annual Leadership Meeting, but it will take on new meaning in light of IAB research into what it calls the Direct Brand Economy. Other industry semantics need to be updated as well, IAB President & CEO Randall […]


‘Direct Brands’ Will Be Under The Microscope At IAB Annual Leadership Meeting: President & CEO Randall Rothenberg

What’s the difference between “direct” brands and “indirect” brands? The distinction is the subject of the largest research project the Internet Advertising Bureau has ever done and it will be the centerpiece of the organization’s upcoming Annual Leadership Meeting. In this interview with Beet.TV, IAB President & CEO Randall Rothenberg explains why incumbent brands that […]


One-To-One Mobile Engagement Challenges Traditional Ad Models: IAB’s Rothenberg

BARCELONA – Forget mobile first. It’s a mobile-only world providing challenges and opportunities for marketers and publishers as they embrace one-to-one consumer engagement, according to the President & CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau. “It’s a completely different way of thinking about marketing,” Randall Rothenberg says in this interview with Beet.TV at the Mobile World […]


Too Much Money Fueling Ad-Tech Chaos: IAB’s Rothenberg

Sometimes, it takes a former reporter to tell you straight. Even if you don’t like the sound of what Randall Rothenberg has to say, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) president and CEO has a sharp and timely view from his vantage point at the top of the online ad industry. That view – you may see the […]


NewFronts Will Be Bigger, Open To Smaller Firms, IAB’s Rothenberg

The Digital Content NewFronts, the event in which digital content owners get to shop their latest productions to marketers eager for an audience, is coming up on April 27 in New York. “The NewFronts are expanding to almost two full weeks,” says IAB president and CEO Randall Rothenberg, whose organization stages the event. “There is more interest […]


IAB’s Rothenberg: The Problem with Viewabilty is the Tech Vendors

While publishers and advertisers are essential in agreement over what constitutes a “viewable” digital advertisement, the technology for measuring ‘viewability” is a big problem, with multiple tech vendors coming with vastly different findings, says Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB in this interview with Beet.TV He says that there are disparities of 30-40 percent between […]


IAB’s Rothenberg: Digital Video is a Cultural and Business Force

Akin to the early days of cable when it a new medium, digital video is emerging as both a cultural force and business, says Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB, the trade association for digital publishers, in this interview with Beet.TV He expects that the two weeks of digital video presentations, called the Digital Content […]


IAB Readies Biggest NewFronts w/ Buzzfeed, New York Times, Vice, others

PALM SPRINGS, CA —  The Digital Content NewFronts, the annual showcase of original video programming to the advertising community, will span two weeks, and will  include a number of new presenting publishers including Buzzfeed, The New York Times and Vice, says Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB in this in this over view of the […]


IAB’s Rothenberg: Creativity is “Flourishing” in the Emerging Digital Media World

While many in the media world think  that creativity in advertising has taken a back seat to the emergence of technology, Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB,  the industry organization for digital publishers, says that creativity is flourishing.  Several creative shops were recognized at the IAB MIXX Awards on Tuesday night. We spoke with him […]


IAB Chief: Publishers Demand Industry Standards in Programmatic Buying

CANNES – While the move to automated systems of buying and selling advertising inventory is inevitable, the ad agency trading desks and the holding companies need to do a much better job in creating technical and business standards around the emerging electronic marketplace, says Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB, the digital publishing industry’s trade […]


IAB’s CEO Rothenberg on the NewFronts: “Birth of a New, Popular Medium”

With the involvement of highly creative television producers, talent and the enthusiasm of marketers, this year’s Digital Content NewFronts marks the “birth of a new, popular medium,” says Randall Rothenberg, CEO of the IAB, the global industry trade organization for the digital publishing industry, in this interview with Beet.TV.  This year, the IAB is the […]