CPG Brands Warming To Programmatic Ads: Xaxis’ Odhams

LONDON — One theory holds that super-targeted and automated online ads can most benefit companies that sell products, because campaign outcomes can be tracked all the way through to purchase. But that doesn’t have to mean mere product manufacturers – which, traditionally, rely on someone else to sell their stuff – have to be left out, says Candice Odhams, EMEA […]

 

Publishers Shifting To Improve Experience: Xaxis’ Schlickum

Over the last couple of years, the ad industry has put itself through the wringer, when it comes to the combined threats of fraud, viewability and, now, ad blocking. One of those, viewability, is improving somewhat, as publishers pare back and focus on quality, says a top programmatic ad exec. “Publishers are being more responsible […]

 

Why Out-Of-Context Ads Can Work Best: Xaxis’ Schlickum

Despite the emergence of ads networks and individual targeting that allows advertisers to reach consumers on whatever site they may be, many ad tech execs say context – the art of simply placing an ad in a related publication or TV show – will continue to prove valuable. But can context actually work against effective ad targeting? […]

 

Context And Audience Go Hand-In-Hand: Xaxis’ Beaumier

The coming age in which TV adverts can be distributed to different individual viewers based on specific targeting criteria could, in theory, mean an end to the practice of buying ads against particular shows known to pull broad audience demographics. But one ad tech exec doesn’t expect a wholesale shift. “I think there’s a place for both and […]

 

Clients Pushing Agencies To Make Programmatic TV Reality: Xaxis’ Beaumier

FORT LAUDERDALE — We’re not there quite yet – but we could be soon, if clients get their way. That’s the view of one industry exec casting her eye over the prospects for how so-called “programmatic” advertising technologies might revolutionize TV ad buying. “In the beginning of 2015, there were some big announcements that … made a […]

 

Programmatic TV A Tough Nut To Crack: Xaxis’ Schlickum

COLOGNE — So far, “programmatic” technology for planning, targeting and trading adverts have revolutionised online display advertising, and has extended far in to digital video. The opportunity in the multi-billion-dollar TV market is even larger – but don’t expect that to happen easily any time soon, according even to an exec from a programmatic ad tech […]

 

Why Performance-Based Advertising Matters: Xaxis Launches “Light Reaction”

COLOGNE — Earlier this year Xaxis, the data-driven media unit of WPP, launched a new company called Light Reaction. Yesterday, we sat down with its head Paul Dolan for a chat about performance-based advertising and the growing relevancy among brands for its model. This interview is part of a series of videos leading up […]

 

Xaxis’ Lesser Followed The Paternal Path To Change Advertising

Why did you get in to advertising? For Brian Lesser, it was because his dad showed him the ropes. Now Lesser runs WPP-owned Xaxis, one of the technology companies helping make advertising more targeted and more relevant. “When I was a kid, my father ran advertising agencies … I always liked the commercials better than the […]

 

Xaxis’ Grether Expects Programmatic TV Early In 2016

So far, “programmatic” technologies for targeting and automating online ad buying have revolutionized the display ad segment. They have also made big in-roads in to video ads. Whilst few expect such a big bang in the television sector any time soon, WPP’s programmatic unit Xaxis expects to have its technology on-stream by the start of 2016. […]

 

To Find Success, “Embrace Failure,” Laura Desmond Urges

CHICAGO — Embrace failure. It’s often possible to learn more from mistakes and pitfalls than from victories. That’s the advice of Laura Desmond, CEO of Starcom MediaVest Group in this deep-dive interview with Beet.TV about her strategy and approach to her career in the advertising business over the last few decades. “I’ve learned more from failure than […]

 

Xaxis Deal ‘Critical’ To AppNexus’ Future: CEO O’Kelley

Last year’s deal in which WPP’s Xaxis programmatic unit divested its ad-serving technology to ad tech outfit AppNexus was forged in the snowy hills of the Swiss Alps. “For five years, we had a good relationship,” AppNexus CEO Brian O’Kelley tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “Last January in Davos, I found 15 minutes with […]

 

Setbacks Can Define an Ad Executive, David Moore Says

Success is well and good, but setbacks often define an industry leader, says David J. Moore, Chairman of Xaxis and President of WPP Digital, in this interview with Beet.TV. Take 24/7 Media, an ad tech company he founded that has become emblematic of the ups and downs of the ad business. “The greatest setback that […]

 

Viewability Will Hike Online Ad Prices: Xaxis’ Chair David J. Moore

Advertisers’ quest for buying only ads that can be viewed by human users may end up costing them more to advertise in the long run, says an influential digital advertising decision-maker. “If we work out the fraud and viewability issues, it’s going to have a constraining effect on inventory,” David J. Moore, President of WPP Digital […]

 

Being a Change Agent = Reading Trends, Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan Says

The ad market should brace itself for huge digital transformations in the next few years. Changes that have been afoot for sometime now are on the cusp of hitting the market hard, says serial entrepreneur Dave Morgan, Chief Executive Officer for Simulmedia, who talked about these shifts in the ad business in this interview with Beet.TV. Look for a convergence […]

 

Xaxis Will Use More Private Marketplaces, Less RTB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fl – Which way is the wind blowing in the “programmatic” ad space? Away from real-time bidding and toward private marketplaces, according to one leading light. The collection of techniques referred to as “programmatic” all essentially mean “automation” but, whilst the phenomenon began with allowing the real-time automation of ad buying and selling […]

 

Xaxis’ Pangis: Change Is Perpetual

LAS VEGAS — One year after it was merged with Group M stablemate 24/7 Media, programmatic ad tech division Xaxis expects more industry M&A in 2015. “We always talk about how much movement there is in the industry,” says Xaxis chief revenue officer Nicolle Pangis. “But the fact is, that’s the norm in this industry. Every […]

 

Television Will Not Be Revolutionized By Programmatic: Xaxis’ Beaumier

So-called “programmatic” methods of automating and controlling how advertising is bought are making waves in digital display ad circles. But do TV networks have any reason to change decades of ad-selling processes to make way? “A lot of the inventory is remnant, otherwise goes unsold. It’s not the top top tier of national broadcasters,” Xaxis product […]

 

Three Reasons DMPs Are Kingmakers: Xaxis’ Bidon

LONDON — In the increasingly confusing and jargon-filled world of advertising technology, data management platforms (DMPs), software suites which let advertisers bring together disparate customer data sources to better target individual groups within, stand above others. Nicolas Bidon, UK MD of WPP programmatic division Xaxis, tells Beet.TV in this video interview: “The DMP is the brain that […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 
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