Social News Distribution At NYT’s Forefront: Poorsattar

FORT LAUDERDALE — The New York Times wants to make a bigger deal out of getting its stories out to users of social networks. Last year’s leaked NYT Innovation Report flagged challenges with building audience using social, including insufficient use of Twitter by reporters and a Facebook account being run by commercial, not editorial, staff. […]

 

Beamly Wants To ‘Super-Charge’ Ads After Pivot ‘Step Change’

The social TV app formerly known as “Zeebox” has ambitions to offer advertisers new experiences, after rebranding to “Beamly” earlier this year. First launched in 2011, Zeebox helped viewers learn and talk about shows during live broadcast. But it expanded to VOD and a greater female focus this year in its pivot. “When a drama […]

 

Content Must Be Created Through A Social Lens: Ogilvy’s Marks

If marketers want to make a splash with their own own content, it needs to be socially shareable – and that means giving people something that can reflect their identity, according to a branded content production agency. “People are consuming content and thinking ‘Is this something I’d like to share to reflect my knowledge of […]

 

Social And Mobile Data Can Fuel Programmatic: PCG’s Hall

CANNES, France — “We’re trying to be the data layer for the new era of creativity in tech,” according to Deborah Hall, according to Deborah Hall, who co-founded Toronto-based Performance Content Group late last year. According to Hall, programmatically-traded online ad spots can be informed by social and mobile audience cues just as much as […]

 

Dijit And Viggle Make Reminder-And-Reward TV ‘Circle’

SAN FRANCISCO — Viggle has set about enabling a virtuous “circle” of TV discovery and reward after acquiring Dijit in January. Dijit’s NextGuide product lets broadcasters place a “reminder” button on their pages so that viewers can receive notifications of upcoming shows. Viggle, a check-in app that gives users rewards for watching shows, acquired the […]

 

LinkedIn’s Weiner: We Will be the Definitive Professional Publishing Platform

CANNES, France — LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner tells Beet.TV that the social network for business people will be the the “definitive professional publishing platform.” LinkedIn’s content ambitions began with its Influencer program, in which a selection of hand-picked A-list business and public figures have gathered large audiences for their thought leadership on the site. Now […]

 

Viacom’s Spina Wants Unified Social Data Measurements

A single currency for measuring the impact of social interactions with brands would help eliminate confusion in the marketplace, says Viacom Media Networks’ integrated marketing EVP. “There’s a collection of third-party data reporters in addition to first party,” Dario Spina tells Beet.TV. “There’s a lot of confusion on … the data results you want to […]

 

Zeebox App Now TV Remote for Comcast’s Xfinity Service

AMSTERDAM — Multi-purpose social TV app Zeebox has spent the last couple of years dreaming up ways to help viewers engage with TV channels and each other. Its latest release helps them revel in shows that aren’t on conventional channels. Speaking with Beet.TV at the IBC show, co-founder Anthony Rose said the Zeebox app, which […]

 

‘Mass Relevance’ Aims To Bridge Paid And Earned With Owned

CANNES — Austin-based social marketing technology service Mass Relevance has spent the last year since scoring a $3.3 million investment building clients for its platform. CEO and co-founder Sam Decker describes the proposition like this: “There’s an opportunity to connect together the paid, owned, earned (media). We think owned is the bridge.” The company’s platform […]