UK’s Sky Aims For Multi-Platform Sequential Advertising

LONDON — Don’t expect TV advertising to die a death any time soon – but get set for online ad techniques to take the medium to new heights. That’s the view from the top of one of the world’s most notable deployed addressable-advertising platforms. “TV advertising will not fundamentally change in the short term,” Jamie West, […]

 

‘Digital Media’ Are Behind Us: Starcom MediaVest’s Sheehy

COLOGNE — As media platforms and the processes behind them converge, old definitions of each appear to fall away and become meaningless. That, at least, goes for advertising groups that are getting excited about defining the internet in TV’s likeness. “I think ‘digital media’ maybe a little narrow,” Starcom MediaVest global operations president John Sheehy tells Beet.TV […]

 

Programmatic Will Boost, Not Decrease, TV Ad Value: Mondelez’ Bough

COLOGNE, Germany — The injection of “programmatic” ad-trading automation and control in to linear TV will likely increase, not diminish, the value of traditional TV ads, says one of the world’s top marketers. “All of a sudden, certain media slots on linear (will) become way more valuable,” snack food brand Mondelez International’s global media and consumer […]

 

Ad Groups Look To Reimagine TV On Mobile Screens

Media agencies know that TV viewing is diminishing – but at least growing consumption of video on alternative screens gives them a shot at dreaming up a new kind of moving-pictures advertising stronghold in mobile media. “People are not sitting in front of the television like they used to,” Mediacom managing partner and group digital director […]

 

BrightRoll Eager For Slice Of Linear TV Ad Business

SAN FRANCISCO – After signing a deal with Clypd this summer allowing it to buy ad inventory for its clients from TV providers like Cox and DISH, video ad tech vendor BrightRoll reckons it can take a piece of the traditional TV advertising sector. Video is video. whether it’s own on a phone, an iPad, […]

 

Simulmedia’s Morgan: TV Finally Embracing Ad Tech

Tacoda and Simulmedia founder Dave Morgan is just back from a fun week chewing over the TV ad tech revolution at Cannes Lions with Beet.TV He is interviewed on stage by digital media investment banker Terence Kwaja. In this AdAge article, Morgan concludes channel fragmentation, a desire for accountability and digital envy are finally moving TV folks to […]

 

Simulmedia’s Morgan: TV Is The Real Ad Superhighway

CANNES, France — The coming evolution in which TV ad sales will be conducted using online practices will finally enable the real vision of digital media for brands, says Simulmedia CEO Dave Morgan. “A lot of the (advertising) approaches that worked in the digital world over the last 20 years are finally ready for application […]

 

Canoe Catches A Wave After VOD Ad Pivot

SAN FRANCISCO — Once conceived as an ambitious cable industry effort to insert ads in interactive TV, Canoe Ventures says it is now making headway after pivoting from its original goal. The venture flipped three years ago to help TV content owners benefit from ad sales in their own content when it is hosted on cable operators’ […]

 

TV Not Ready For Dynamic Ad Insertion: Simulmedia’s Morgan

CANNES, France — Although people talk about serving highly targeting, personalized ads in TV broadcasts in the same way as is becoming possible online, this is unlikely to happen for some years, according to Real Media’s founder. “There is some automation that can come in from the digital world,” says Simulmedia CEO Dave Morgan. “But the […]

 

Programmatic Best For Non-Premium Video: Simulmedia’s Cooperstein

CANNES, France – Marketers are striving to marry up their online video and TV ad operations as the tectonic plates of media shift beneath them, says one ad data group tryingto help. Simulmedia chief marketing officer David Cooperstein says “programmatic” ad-trading techniques, “for less-than-premium inventory, is probably the best way to monetize it at the […]

 

BBC Worldwide, Google Endeavor To Merge TV, Online Ads

CANNES — BBC Worldwide is working with Google’s advertising divisions as they try to amalgamate how the publisher sells its TV and digital video ad inventory. “Quite a lot of our best customers are buying on television and buying online – linear and digital,” BBC Worldwide’s global strategy and sales VP Tom Bowman tells Beet.TV’s […]

 

Heineken Taps TubeMogul for Programmatic Campaign

CANNES, France — Heineken’s US advertising boss is growing confident on the imminent melding of TV and online ad buying. “We’re getting to the point where the wall between traditional television and digital video are coming down,” Ron Amram tells Beet.TV. “You can literally see across it – looking at GRPs across the whole landscape. “With […]

 

Advertisers Pull TV Spend As Viewers Move Online: OMD’s: Karo

CANNES, France —  Advertisers will spend less on US broadcast TV this year because viewers are moving gradually to other platforms, according to media agency OMD’s regional boss. “We will end up seeing US upfront total spend being slightly down versus a year ago,” OMD US CEO Monica Karo tells Beet.TV. “That is this natural progression […]

 

Scripps Sets Out To Softly Sync Its Divided Channels

SAN FRANCISCO — Lifestyle TV company Scripps Networks Interactive is already doing plenty in digital media – now it wants to better marry those activities with its core TV strategy. “Ninety-five percent of our revenue comes from linear – and yet we have a gargantuan digital side,” the company’s senior advisor Channing Dawson tells Beet.TV. […]

 

Data Mining Can Cure TV Fragmentation: ThinkAnalytics’ Martin

SAN FRANCISCO — Can crunching gigabytes of data help TV companies give viewers more of what they want? Christy Martin, chief technology advisor at search and recommendation firm ThinkAnalytics, thinks so. “There’s tons of opportunity that’s still untapped,” she tells Beet.TV. “With all the fragmentation that’s out there – for programmers making sure that their content […]

 

Zeebox Users Up After Beamly Rebrand

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the social TV space’s most talked-about apps has apparently succeeded in driving up its user base after recently renaming and rebranding. “Traffic is up 25% to 30% month-on-month, so it’s going very well,” says Beamly co-founder Anthony Rose, who in April rebranded Zeebox, the service he launched in 2011, to […]

 

Simulmedia Making Its TV Upfronts Debut

Dave Morgan says  Simulmedia, is taking an important step by participating in upcoming US TV ad-buying upfronts for the first time. “It’s been something we’ve watched from the sidelines as a spectator,” Morgan tells Beet.TV. “For the first time, we have positions on both the sell side and the buy side.” Simulmedia brings an avalanche of […]

 

Mindshare’s Johnston: IPTV Heralds Video Opportunity

LONDON — Mindshare Worldwide’s chief digital officer Norm Johnston sees video’s jump from the desktop to the living room screen as one of the biggest advertising and content opportunities in the years ahead. “What’s interesting is the possibilities within IPTV,” he tells Beet.TV. “Forty percent of televisions in the US are now connected to the […]

 

Quartz Looks Through ‘Glass’ At Future Of TV

It’s nothing like the Google product of the same name, but online journalism site Quartz’s new Glass site is certainly another lens through which to look at the future. The 20-month-old Atlantic Media spin-off is adding the future of TV and video to its list of “obsessions” covered by beat writers. “The best way to […]

 

Dolby Readies Deeper Color Palette for Video w/ Amazon, Sharp, others

LAS VEGAS — Can Dolby do for eyes what it’s done for ears? The San Francisco-based firm is best known for its audio developments, but recently unveiled Dolby Vision, its system for encoding pictures with more colors, brightness and more dynamic range than the current TV grading standard. “The way that content being graded today […]

 
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