Tech Means ‘Creative Renaissance’ For TV: SMG’s Scheppach

CHICAGO — The internet may have displaced newspapers, magazines and radio in many consumers’ lives. But advertising execs – even those from technology backgrounds – don’t believe TV is about to croak any time soon, a Beet.TV panel heard. DigitasLbi’s programmatic strategy and analysis VP Brian Zaben: “It’s not going anywhere. It will just be more informed. […]

 

Video Touches TV-Shy Millennials: AOL’s Anderson

CHICAGO — As young adults increasingly look at their mobile screens instead of their TV screens, advertisers can reconnect with tomorrow’s consumers by delivering video executions, says AOL video sales VP Margee Anderson. “Broadcast is certainly not going to go away (but), with millennials ageing, we’ve got to be able to reach them where they are – […]

 

AOL Video Grows Big on Mobile; Aims for Ubiquity on Devices

CHICAGO — AOL’s strategy on creating video content centers around the notion of capturing a moment, or cultural movement and then letting brands connect with that, says Marta Martinez, AOL’s Head of Global Video Sales, in an interview with Beet.TV. “We try to think holistically about how to create content meaningful for the web, and bring […]

 

Video Is The Web’s Third Age: AOL’s Martinez

CHICAGO — AOL sees video as spurring the next web age, but eventual manifestations of that will depend very much on consumption context, says an exec from the company. “The third wave of quantum innovation in the web is going to be driven by sight, sound and motion,” AOL video sales head Marta Martinez tells […]

 

Mediaocean Extends Digital Video Ads With Videology

Mediaocean, which currently helps ad buyers plan, execute and analyze advertising on TV using software, is about to get greater traction in the online video world, through a partnership with Videology. The integration will make online video ad inventory amassed by Videology buyable by Mediaocean‘s customers within their existing dashboard of Mediaocean’s Spectra product. In […]

 

Wall Street Journal & BBC News Using TouchCast Interactive Video

TouchCast, the interactive video platform co-founded by former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld, has been gaining traction in use by the BBC. Now it is announcing The Wall Street Journal will also use the innovative new service. TouchCast lets video producers embed interactive web elements including images, maps, web pages and other videos inside digital video, […]

 

Marketers Can Reach ‘Meerkats’ With Mobile: Weather Channel’s Dan Young

LONDON — Mobile video heralds a chance for advertisers to reach consumers who may appear to be distracted or in the outdoors – but who are actually highly engaged and watching TV, according to Weather Channel international yield and programmatic Daniel Young. “It’s personal,” Young tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “They’re watching it not only […]

 

Ooyala Buying Videoplaza To Enhance Video Advertising Breadth

They are two of the best-known names in online video service provision – and now they are coming together as one. Video streaming service Ooyala, itself now owned by Australian telco Telstra, is acquiring its video advertising peer Videoplaza. The buying company says the deal “allows Ooyala to tap into the fast-growing video ad market”, “the […]

 

Facebook Passes YouTube For Desktop Video: comScore’s Fulgoni

CHICAGO — Less than a year after it began testing auto-playing video, Facebook is the winner in a tipping point against rival Google. “In the month of August, on desktop viewing, they delivered about a billion more views than YouTube – which is pretty amazing,” co-founder and chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni reveals to Beet.TV in this […]

 

Video Ads Boost TV Campaigns: UM’s Kinniburgh

LONDON — Online video content doesn’t just lift online video marketing results – they can improve the overall outlook for TV ads, too. Universal McCann global chief strategy officer Hamish Kinniburgh tells Beet.TV in this video interview how his agency did so for Coca Cola during the recent soccer World Cup. “We were able to […]

 

Screen Hierarchy Is Being Shattered: SMG’s Fryett

LONDON — Digital platforms no longer sit at the sad and sorry end of a video spectrum that has always placed traditional television on a pedestal, says an ad-buying exec – now, consumers are happy for their second screen to become their primary screen. “This screen hierarchy, where the television is a sacred screen preferred by […]

 

Supply Constraint Benefits Video Publishers: Xaxis’ Bidon

COLOGNE — The odds are still stacked in publishers paper when it comes to selling online video advertising, industry executives continue to observe. “One thing that continues to be true is the scarcity of quality video inventory, which is a blocker for more widespread adoption of online video,” GroupM’s programmatic unit Xaxis’s UK MD Nicolas Bidon tells […]

 

Multiple Currencies will Drive Programmatic Video Growth, LiveRail’s Arnstein

COLOGNE — With Nielsen’s OCR, comScore’s vCE and others vying to be the yard stick by which buyers and sellers measure online advertising, is the industry approaching a Betamax moment, in which a single standard will win out? That doesn’t need to happen, says one digital ad exec. “People maybe are trying to focus too much […]

 

Xaxis’ Turbine Differentiated By Data: Grether

COLOGNE — GroupM’s programmatic ad-trading technology division Xaxis reckons its recently-announced Data Management Platform (DMP) – codenamed Turbine – one-ups rivals’, as video advertising booms. “We built it from the ground up … it allows us to get data that only we can have access to,” Xaxis global COO Mark Grether tells Beet.TV in this […]

 

TV, Online Video Collision Accelerating: Brightcove’s Gaydon

AMSTERDAM — TV and online video are colliding – and the result will benefit both sides, according to an exec at the epicenter. “We’re starting to see the convergence between the digital landscape and broadcast gather momentum,” video technology platform Brightcove‘s EMEA media VP Luke Gaydon tells Beet.TV in this video interview at IBC. “Broadcasters […]

 

Asia-Pacific’s Diverse Range for Programmatic: Xaxis’ De Rijk

COLOGNE — Advertisers expect an extension of quotas governing television content to soon encompass online video, dampening digital advertising prospects. “There will be a big change in the video landscape in China in the coming months,” Xaxis Asia-Pacific MD Michel de Rijk told Beet.TV in this video interview at DMEXCO. “The Chinese government steps in pretty […]

 

Growing Demand For Video Quality Tests Networks: Akamai’s Michel

AMSTERDAM — Networks are going to have to get smarter in the future if they are going to cope with booming demand for high-quality video, says network technology group Akamai. “Demands of audiences are going to increase, expecting broadcast-levels of quality,” Akamai product marketing director Kurt Michel tells Beet.TV at IBC Show. “Quality means more […]

 

Unlocking European Video Harder Than Display: BrightRoll’s Mitchell

COLOGNE, Germany — Switching on “programmatic” control of ad trading in video won’t be as straightforward as it has been in static display advertising, says one European video ad tech exec. “It has a complexity to it that display didn’t,” says BrightRoll European MD Andy Mitchell, in this interview conducted at the DMEXCO conference. “Display, press […]

 

EU TV Embracing Data Faster Than US: Videology’s Jamboretz

Traditionally, US customers adopt digital technology faster than those elsewhere around the world. But, when it comes to embracing new, data-driven approaches to selling video advertising, European broadcasters have got out of the gate first. “The interaction between TV and digital distribution channels is actually way more linked up than we’ve been seeing in the […]

 

Quality Is Key For Branded Content: News Corp’s Chopra

Brands can win an audience for articles and videos they made, even in newspaper websites – if their material is worth consuming, according to a news group executive. Asked why users would consume content made by brands in vehicles designed to convey the news of the day, News Corp SVP and video head Rahul Chopra […]

 
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