Havas Embraces Wave of Big Marketer Media Reviews

CANNES —  As advertisers analyze the effectiveness of their media spends, many are also asking if they are with the right agency. “Many CPG advertisers are all looking at an increase in the digital mix and global media mix and are checking and validating the TV dollars to see if they’re still working as well […]

 
 

Viewability is a Major Topic of 2015: SMG’s Kienast

One of the major themes of 2015 is viewability, says Erin Kienest, SVP, innovation and activation director at SMG. “We talk about making our dollars work harder and work smarter, and viewability really is brought to the forefront,” she says. Marketers not only want their ads delivered to the right audience but also want to […]

 
 

Creative Revolution is Next: MEC’s Reed

The next revolution in media is going to have to occur in the world of creative, says Shenan Reed, president of digital at MEC. “We think there’s tremendous opportunity for more creative, more targeted creative,” she says. “We can really get granular with all of the targeting.” Digital and data, because they’ve become such powerful […]

 
 

Media Owners Stuck In Past Over Ad Data: Forrester’s Nail

If data is really the new oil, are media operators letting enough of the stuff run to advertisers who are craving it? A new Forrester report, “Solving Digital Video Advertising’s Premium Dilemma“, commissioned by outstream video ad vendor Teads from Forrester, spotlights a disconnect between the two camps. “Media companies talk about the user experience,” Forrester principal analyst […]

 
 

Teads Outperforms Competitors In Video Ads, Nielsen Commissioned Study

French video ad tech company Teads has lately been shouting about the performance of its ad format InRead, which inserts auto-playing video ads between text paragraphs on major publisher sites. Now it is using a study commissioned from Nielsen to claim it outperforms its competitive video ad format technology. According to Nielsen’s comparison, more viewers of […]

 
 

Teads Aims For Wider Footprint After New Funding

FORT LAUDERDALE — “Out-of-stream” video ad tech supplier Teads is targeting global expansion in 2015, after it raised another $30m in funding in January. Speaking with Beet.TV, North America GM Jim Daily expects “more expansion” this year: “We’ve opened up in the US. We’re going to be expanding further in to Canada and some other key markets. We’ve […]

 
 

Think Beyond CTR For Video Measurement: Teads’ Daily

FORT LAUDERDALE — Video ad tech vendor Teads is getting ad buyers buzzing with its new take on video ad formats – letting specialist text publishers insert auto-playing video ads between their paragraphs. But how successful can this model be when readers can simply scroll past the video ads to silence and hide them? “Our […]

 
 

‘Context Is King’ For Native Video Advertising

CHICAGO — “Native” advertising gathered a head of steam in 2014 but, with as many definitions as there are people trying the technology, what do some leading ad tech execs think makes the concept tick? “There are a lot of different definitions of ‘native’ advertising,” according to outstream ads technology vendor Teads’ US GM Jim […]

 
 

Out-Stream Gives Slate 10x Video Ad Boost

CHICAGO — Webzine Slate may be producing some video of its own nowadays but, as a text specialist, the outlet may never make enough to satisfy booming advertiser demand for video ad inventory. That’s why the publisher is using InRead, an ad format from vendor Teads which allows sites to inject video ads between text […]

 
 

The Problem With Video Pre-Rolls: Teads’ Jim Daily

CHICAGO — It’s only natural that online video advertising takes after television advertising – after all, both media are about moving pictures. But, whilst the forms may be similar, advertiser results can vary across each, according to a tech exec. “It’s a similar experience to what we see on TV,” North America MD Jim Daily […]

 
 

Teads Sets Sights On IPO After Rebranding

Following this spring’s merger of video ad tech firms Ebuzzing and Teads, the pair last week rebranded as just “Teads.” That company is now setting its sights on going public next year. In this video interview with Beet.TV, CEO Bertrand Quesada explains why: “We want to be independent.” “We want to raise capital to be able […]

 
 

What Is ‘Premium’ Content Anyway? Ad Execs Discuss

Advertisers and their buyers often say they aspire to advertise only with “premium” publishers. But what does that really mean, and is the notion changing as ad tech evolves around it? Three execs from different parts of the industry debated for Beet.TV… Mindshare’s New York digital lead Joe Migliozzi: “Hopefully, over time, we can get over […]

 
 

Slate Sees Videos on All Its Pages

Web magazine Slate says it can make up for a lack of opportunities for its video advertisers by turning every text article in to a video ad opportunity. Sales VP Anthony DeMaio tells Beet.TV in this video that the title recently enlisted French ad tech firm Teads, whose technology inserts auto-playing pre-roll ads in between […]

 
 

Forcing Pre-Rolls On Viewers Could Hurt Brands: Ebuzzing’s Daily

Today, the 15- or 30-second pre-roll ad is the primary mechanism for monetizing online video through advertising. But could it actually be having the opposite of marketers’ desired effect? According to Ebuzzing and Teads North America MD Jim Daily: “The user sitting there, forced to sit through  a 30-second preroll is sitting there saying, ‘I hate […]

 
 

Teads Goes Outside Pre-Roll Play To Solve Video Inventory Shortage

Ad agencies are desperate to spend money on online video – they just don’t see enough premium publisher inventory against which to advertise. So video ad tech vendor Teads is helping publishers turn their existing assets in to video ad opportunities, with its ad formats like inRead that inserts auto-playing video ads in content publishers do […]

 
 

Slate Begins Selling Teads’ “inRead” Video Ads

Slate magazine wants to sell more video ads – it just needs to use text to get there. “What’s next is video, video, video – we need to get more video on the site,” says Slate associate publisher Anthony DeMaio. “We’re doing four million streams a month – it’s still a very small percentage of […]

 
 

Ebuzzing’s Daily: We’ll Be 30% Programmatic In Three Years

Online video ad technology group Ebuzzing reckons nearly a third of its business will be made up from automated ad trading, as it increasingly creates private ad marketplaces with trading desks. “We work with Xaxis, Accuen, Vivaki and these trading desks to build our specific, high-quality marketplaces,” according to the company’s north America GM Jim Daily. “Our […]

 
 

Ebuzzing & Teads Jim Daily: Publishers’ Video Opportunity Is ‘Limitless” without the Pre-Roll

After agreeing to merge this spring, video ad tech firms Ebuzzing and Teads see a big future for publishers out there. “Publishers can put preroll ads in front of the videos content they create,” says the companies’ North America GM Jim Daily. “But a finite number of impressions are available – they sometimes struggle to […]

 
 

In Video Mash-Up, Ebuzzing & Teads Merge Ahead Of IPO

In a sign of the growing importance of online video advertising technology, two of the sector’s vendors are merging – and say they plan to go public next year. Ebuzzing, which was co-founded by French web entrepreneur Pierre Chapaz, and Teads, a French ad tech firm bringing new formats to market, say they are combining to […]

 
 

Teads Launching Video Ad Supply Platform For Publishers

French video ad tech outfit Teads has recently been garnering attention for its technology which places video adverts outside of video windows. Now it will give publishers enhanced management opportunities. “Now we are releasing, in Europe, a full SSP option for publishers, helping them to monetize all their programmatic revenues.,” business development head Pierre de […]

 
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