SMG Eyes Virtual Reality Tech, Dynamic Storytelling

CANNES, France — New innovations in video technology are enabling more dynamic forms of storytelling, says Jon Anselmo, Head of Innovation at Starcom MediaVest Group, during an interview with Beet.TV at Cannes. Companies like video startup Jaunt, with its virtual reality technology, are poised to play a big role in advertising creative, he says. That […]


Starcom’s Kienast: Connected Home Will Rocket Mobile Advertising

Just a couple of years ago, mobile advertising barely figured on agencies’ radars. Now it’s front-and-center – and set fora bright future as the Internet Of Things blurs the line between utility and marketing, says one exec. “Mobile never had a seat at the table, I wasn’t even included in upfront conversations,” Starcom Worldwide’s SVP and […]


CPG Brands Marrying Real-Time Data with Creative, SMG’s Namruti

COLOGNE — Fast-moving consumer packaged goods companies are among the brands that are making the most of using real-time data to inform creative messaging, says Thaer Namruti, SVP Data and Analytics in Europe at Starcom MediaVest Group in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz for Beet.TV at DMEXCO. “The role of technology is to act as an […]


SMG’s Jacob on Consumer Behavior and Brand Experiences

COLOGNE –  Two of the biggest trends for marketers lie in consumer behavior and technology, says Iain Jacob, President of Dynamic Markets for Starcom MediaVest Group, in an interview with Ashley J. Swartz for Beet.TV from DMEXCO. “We talk to millenials and their expectation of what a brand does has fundamentally changed. They expect brands to service their […]


Starcom’s Hoffman: In-Stream Ads On Path for More Relevance, Targeting

CANNES — Ideally, in-stream video advertising will give viewers control and let them impact the narrative in the future, says Jonathan Hoffman, President of Experience Design at Starcom MediaVest Group, during an interview with Beet.TV. With targeting techniques available, viewers now expect they’ll be shown or served something that is relevant emotionally and contextually. “It […]


Real-time Marketing Across Screens is Vital, SMG’s Ian James

CANNES — Real-time marketing needs to become a part of the industrial muscle of the advertising business, says Ian James, Chief Digital Officer, EMEA at Starcom MediaVest Group in the UK during an interview with Beet.TV. Great brands like Heineken and Samsung are already engaging in real-time marketing and more need to do so to […]