Brand-Inspired Experiences Are An Emerging Cannes Focus: JWT’s Ingram

What the Global CEO of J. Walter Thompson believes is “incredibly interesting” about creativity is that it can exist in product utilization. This comes at a time when despite the continued expansion of digital platforms, consumer engagement is all that really matters. As she looks ahead to the 2017 Cannes Lions festival, in this interview […]

 

Quality, Context And Environment Keys To Consumer Engagement: Bloomberg’s Grossman

While some news organizations struggle for credibility and survival, Bloomberg Media keeps investing in and growing its portfolio of products across all platforms. These include its impending, 24/7 news service with Twitter, the Bloomberg Lens offering, Bloomberg Trigger for advertisers and its OTT presence in Apple TV. “Personally I think there’s never been a more […]

 

Twitter’s First NewFronts: More Live Streaming Deals With ‘Entire World Watching,’ Says Berland

Twitter’s first-ever NewFronts presentation, in which a raft of new live-streaming and premium original programming deals were unveiled, takes the company further along a particular path: taking two-screen experiences to one screen “in a way that no one else can,” according to CMO Leslie Berland. The company announced a dozen new collaborations for hundreds of […]

 

Bank Of America’s Paskalis on Twitter-Bloomberg Combo: “Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Moment for the Media Industry”

Twitter’s new partnership with Bloomberg for 24-hour, live news reporting gets a big thumbs up from Bank of America. “I really believe that this is as good as a combination of chocolate and peanut butter. This may be the Reese’s peanut butter cup moment for the media industry,” says the banking giant’s SVP, Enterprise Media […]

 

Twitter In Unprecedented Recovery, Says Analyst Greenfield

It’s not often a company sees its share price rise despite reporting a fall in revenue. But that’s what happened to Twitter last week. On Wednesday, the social network company reported Q1 2017 revenue down 24% on the prior year – and yet, Twitter’s share price is up nearly 20% at time of writing. What’s behind […]

 

Twitter’s Greenberger on News Platform for Advertisers

LOS ANGELES — At a time when publishers’ spoils from relying on social platforms for distribution are coming under scrutiny, the man responsible for brokering Twitter’s deals with news organizations says the busy current news environment makes the platform perfect for publishers and advertisers alike, In its last-published quarter, Q4 2016, Twitter made $638mn from advertising, slightly less […]

 

Eyeview’s Harnevo: Focusing On Business Outcomes Solves Many Digital Media Issues

Judging digital video campaigns based on the success metric of actual business outcomes can solve industry problems beyond calculating direct ROI, according to the CEO of video marketing technology provider Eyeview. “We’re trying to get brands, agencies and the ecosystem to move away from all this arbitrary proxy metrics of clicks and completions and demo […]

 

Beet Retreat Panel Explores Advanced TV: MasterCard, Bank of America, Publicis, Eyeview, Twitter

MIAMI – Maybe it’s fitting that a panel about the promise of advanced television advertising takes place in the state that brought us the Ringling Brothers. While data is fueling more qualitative audience targeting decisions, media agencies and their clients can be forgiven if they often feel like perpetual jugglers. What becomes clear from the […]

 

Twitter’s Moore: Communicating In An ‘Increasingly Visual’ Way For Users, Advertisers

MIAMI – As Twitter endeavors to future-proof itself, live video has been trending this year. The traditional 140-character communications platform sees “global video solutions” as a way of letting users view and communicate with all sorts of characters—with advertisers in tow. “If you open up that app today, it looks a hell of a lot […]

 

Twitter Expects To Land More Advertisers While Becoming ‘Mature’ Video Platform

MIAMI – As it goes even deeper into live television streaming, Twitter is trying to make new advertisers feel comfortable with its platform. The effort includes Nielsen guarantees and measurement by Moat for third-party audience verification. Twitter was a natural outlet for the National Football League, according to Ryan Moore, the company’s Global Agency Development […]

 

Addressable Advertising Orchestrates Cross-Channel Experiences: BOA’s Paskalis

Call it cross-channel or cross-platform addressability. To Bank of America’s Lou Paskalis, it comes down to “orchestration.” But he wonders whether marketers are up to the challenge of adding value to spontaneous consumer experiences in what could amount to a long-tail investment commitment. “Let’s call it what it really is. Orchestration. I think it’s the […]

 

OMD’s de Nardis: Facebook Metric Misstep Highlights Need For Third-Party Measurement

There’s enough disruption in digital advertising, so a flap at Facebook and uncertainty surrounding Twitter are best dealt with quickly. That’s the view of Mainardo de Nardis, CEO of OMD Worldwide, Omnicom’s global media communications agency. Last month, Facebook apologized after major agencies became aware that the social media behemoth had erred in the way […]

 

Twitter Sees Life After 30 Seconds In Live Streams, Dave Roter

MIAMI — It may be known for its fast-paced and bite-sized status updates, but Twitter wants to tell brands they can both go shorter and longer with the formats they use on the platform. Twitter agency development director Dave Roter says pre-roll, in-feed video ads are working well – but he offers best practice, and alternative options. “The feed moves […]

 

GroupM’s Norman: Facebook Lags Twitter For Video Advertisers

AUSTIN – Facebook wants to make a big splash in the world of video advertising. But failings in its offering mean it still has a way to go, according to a leading ad agency boss. “The advertiser is competing with the regular newsfeed and the rest of the user-generated newsfeed. It remains a challenging environment,” GroupM chief digital officer Rob Norman […]

 

SMG To Reveal Effectiveness Of Twitter TV Retargeting

Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) recently struck an exclusive partnership with Twitter, creating a “social TV lab” to explore the impact TV and social, in tandem, have on advertising. Now the pair are about to unveil first findings. SMG’s global video lead Lisa Giacosa tells Beet.TV metrics “look favorable” and are due to be published in February […]

 

SMG’s Twitter Partnership Moves Into Social Retargeting

LAS VEGAS — Starcom MediaVest Group is working with brands and Twitter to leverage social conversations around TV and to apply retargeting tactics to the social medium, says Lisa Giacosa, SVP Global Social Media Director and Global Video Lead at Starcom MediaVest Group, in an interview with Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronics Show. “We can […]

 

Twitter Sees High Engagement in Video Tweets; Offers Real-Time Tips for Brands

LAS VEGAS — Twitter is focusing on a number of initiatives with marketers to link brands more closely to the real-time opportunities in the daily tweet stream of users, says Melissa Barnes, head of agency and brand advocacy at Twitter in an interview with Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronics Show. “The best brands [in real-time] are the ones […]

 

Twitter Acquires Social TV Tracking Service Trendrr

Twitter acquired social TV tracking service Trendrr for an undisclosed amount. The deal brings Trendrr’s analytics in house and follows on the heels of Twitter’s acquisition of Bluefin Labs earlier this year, also a social TV tracking service. Trendrr analyzes real-time conversations about TV shows. Real-time chatter about TV shows has been growing rapidly in the […]

 

GroupM’s Norman: Advertisers Must Embrace the “Stream” With Quick Content

CANNES — Advertising group GroupM’s chief digital officer thinks the top challenge for marketers is to insert themselves in new platforms like Twitter and Facebook that are all about chronologically-ordered, stream-based real-time media consumption. “Every time the distribution channels change – and the stream is a new distribution channel –  typically the manufacturing problem changes […]

 

Twitter Is Now The #5 Digital Ad Platform

CANNES – Now that it has turned advertisers on to its marketing tools, Twitter is snapping at the heels of the biggest online ad gorillas, according to industry data. “When you’re talking about the digital landscape, there are four dominant players that everyone knows – Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft,” ZenithOptimedia global CEO Steve King […]

 
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