AOL CEO Tim Armstrong: “Nothing is More Important” than Programmatic Ad Buying

Programmatic buying and selling of advertising will be front and center during Advertising Week in New York when AOL presents an industry event called the “Programmatic Upfront” on September 23,  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced today in this video which we have posted below. In framing the event, he says that “nothing is more important” […]


TubeMogul CEO’s ‘Shocking’ Truth: Only Half Of Videos May Be Viewed

CHICAGO – Of the many pieces of data being brought to the video ad chain by software developers, amongst the most important should answer the question: “Is this video really being watched by a viewer?” TubeMogul CEO Brett Wilson’s company has open-sourced code to let advertisers see what percentage of a video window is really […]


Number Two to Google in Video Ads: Here’s How LiveRail Found its Groove

San Francisco-based LiveRail, a video advertising platform which helps publishers manage automated video sales, is now the second largest online video ad property behind Google (YouTube) with 2.3 billion ads viewed in June, according to the most recent report from comScore. BrightRoll was a close third in video views served, but surpassed LiveRail in the […]


Kellogg’s Boosts Digital ROI to 6X with Real-Time Targeting, comScore’s Fulgoni

CHICAGO – Brand marketer Kellogg’s has seen its ROI for programmatic campaigns increase five to six times by optimizing them in real-time using comScore’s Validated campaign Essentials Measurement tools, says Gian Fulgoni, Executive Chairman at comScore, in an interview with industry analyst Ashley J. Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Minds, at the Beet.TV Programmatic Video Advertising Summit. “What […]


TubeMogul’s Wilson: Private Ad Marketplaces Are Boon For Publishers

CHICAGO — Online private ad marketplaces are a boon for ad-selling publishers, despite what some think, according to the CEO of video at tech firm TubeMogul. In this taped interview at Beet.TV’s programmatic video advertising summit, Brett Wilson said the marketplaces have created a new layer of mid-tier pricing: “You had your premium tier – […]


As Programmatic Buying Becomes Ubiquitous, Research Must Follow, Starcom’s Paull

CHICAGO — As programmatic buying becomes more widepread, agencies are spending less time convincing clients to try it and more time making the deals, says Tracey Paull, Senior VP and Digital Media Director at Starcom in an interview with industry analyst Ashley Swartz, CEO and Founder of Furious Minds at the Beet.TV Programmatic Video Advertising Summit. Many clients try […]


VivaKi’s Chris Paul: Ad Sweet Spot is Experiential and Addressable

CHICAGO — So-called “programmatic” online ad-buying technology may help advertisers eliminate waste by targeting specific users, but the best campaigns include a blend of programmatic and conventional, according to one advertising executive. “The combination of experiential marketing and addressable marketing is where you find the real sweet spot and the best ROI in your marketing […]


Programmatic Video Ad Buying Raising Tensions with Publishers and Advertisers as Medium Evolves

CHICAGO – While the buying of selling of video advertising via automated exchanges is growing quickly, there are a number of conflicting agendas emerging between advertisers, who  are seeking effective pricing,  versus the sellers of the content who want to maintain control over rates and inventory, observes industry analyst Ashley Swartz in her wrap-up of […]


Videology Reboots To Offer Combined Programmatic And Manual Video Ad Buying

The world of advertising buying is becoming a binary distinction between classical media buys and the booming world of programmatic, real-time bidding, which sees systems automatically buy and sell space based on pre-loaded criteria. Now one of the online video display ad space’s biggest players, Videology, has re-tooled its platform to offer both. Its new […]


Rubicon’s Stevens: Programmatic Can Boom In Smaller Countries

CANNES — “Programmatic” ad-buying techniques are seeing “immense” adoption around the world – and can particularly save money for advertisers in smaller countries, according to one exec in the space. “In a territory market that’s a much smaller population … operational costs are a much, much bigger percentage of the overall media spend,” Rubicon Project’s […]


Chicago 7.10: VivaKi’s Kurt Unkel, comScore Chair Gian Fulgoni,TubeMogul CEO Brett Wilson, others Set for Programmatic Video Ad Summit

The fast-emerging landscape around the automated buying and selling video advertising will be the focus of a three-hour Beet.TV leadership summit on Wednesday, July 10 in Chicago at the global headquarters of VivaKi, a unit of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe. Headlining the event is Kurt Unkel who is president of products and services at VivaKi […]


Ad platform Turn Expanding Brazil, Italy

CANNES – Digital advertising technology platform Turn is focused on international expansion this year, having just opened an office in Sao Paulo Brazil, and planning to open another in Milan later this summer, says Bill Demas, CEO in this interview with Beet.TV. Turn’s growth comes from the heightened interested in real-time marketing. Its technology offers […]


TubeMogul Enjoys International Growth as Automated Advertising Expands

TubeMogul, the video advertising technology platform that provides solutions to agencies and brands who buy media through electronic exchanges, is seeing nearly half its growth overseas with accelerated activity in Asia, says Brett Wilson, CEO of the Emeryville, California-based company, in this interview with Beet.TV We sat down with him recently to talk about growth […]


The Next Opportunity for Programmatic is Television, Rubicon’s Jay Sears

CANNES – The automated buying and selling of advertising inventory is quickly growing and will soon involve linear television ad sales, say Jay Sears, GM of the REVV Buyer unit of the Rubicon Project.   We spoke with him earlier this month at the Cannes Lions festival where he moderated a roof-top session with most of […]


Brand Measurement is Key Focus of Programmatic Efforts at IPG’s Magna Unit

CANNES –  While the move to automated platforms for buying and selling advertising inventory is steadily growing, the industry needs to find a more effective way to measure how all that activity is creating value and impacting brands, says Michael Brunick, SVP for Programmatic at IPG’s Magna Global, in this interview with Beet.TV. He said […]


Accuen’s CEO Jacobs: Digital Is Growing, Not Stealing, TV Ad Spend

CANNES – Some folk would have you believe in a straight, linear migration of dollars from television advertising to online video advertising. But that’s not how ad trading desk software vendor Accuen Media‘s CEO Josh Jacobs sees it. “We’re starting to have much more interesting conversations with the television buyers saying, ‘How do we engage […]


“Private” Ad Exchanges on the Rise at Publicis’ VivaKi Unit

CANNES – While there has been a big movement to buying and selling digital advertising through automated exchanges at agency trading desks, several “premium” publishers are looking to trade in a more closed, private exchange scenario, where they have more control over their inventory and pricing. VivaKi’s Audience on Demand unit is expanding its private […]


Real-Time Bidding To Comprise 25% of Online Video Ad Spend in 2014. Report

Programmatic buying and real-time bidding will account for about 25% of all online video ad spend in 2014, according to a new report released by Forrester and commissioned by SpotXchange, a global ad marketplace.


Programmatic Buying is the “Biggest Push” at WPP, Christina Beaumier

Programmatic buying of media including display, video, radio and soon digital out-of-home, comprises the “biggest push” around media buying at WPP’s giant media agency GroupM, says Christina Beaumier, VP at GroupM’s Xaxis unit, in this interview with Beet.TV Beaumier explains how data around consumer behavior is driving effective media buying in real-time – and how […]


Private Marketplaces Tap Into Buyer-Seller Need for Control, SpotXchange’s Shehan

Private marketplaces for buying and selling ads are growing in popularity because they afford control, says Mike Shehan, CEO of digital video ad marketplace SpotXchange, in this on-stage dialogue with Joanna O’Connell, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.

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