Extreme Reach Chief Technology Officer Dan Brackett tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the process of putting video ads up is a mess. Brackett’s company sought to fix the mess by becoming “the YouTube of video commercials” — an ad cloud that makes millions of video ads readily accessible for all formats. Music: “Morning… Continue reading »
EnaCor CEO Alan Coppola tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ensuring brand safety is an arms race: As soon as a company defends against one attack, bad actors invent something new. Only machines can bring scale — but machines need to learn the difference between dancing and fighting. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy.… Continue reading »
Innovid CEO Zvika Netter tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that after the first two phases of online video — mimicking broadcast TV, then selecting audiences programmatically — the industry is focusing on the message itself. Personalizing creative, Netter says, can increase engagement by “hundreds of percent.” Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with… Continue reading »
Cedato CMO Dvir Doron tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell about two big trends in online video advertising: programmatic video and outstream. Doron sees a bright future for video header bidding, and expects outstream video to mature and expand. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
San Francisco Bay Area Innovation Group President Kelly Burke tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell what’s hot right now in the city by the Bay: virtual reality, addressable TV, attribution — and pot. Music: “Morning Rays” by Jim Duffy. Used with permission.
Lenovo Senior Digital Marketing Manager Mike Ballard tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ads built around the stories IT people tell each other work well, and personalized ads — of the kind Traction and Lenovo just created for 600,000 IT professionals — work even better. (You can see the ad here, personalized for Makegood… Continue reading »
AerServ COO Andrew Gerhart tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that in a mobile environment, an advertiser has to connect with audiences immediately — which means more efficient creative. Gerhart explains that in addition to viewability, advertisers are starting to demand audibility — data showing that their ad was heard — and suggests that the… Continue reading »
LKQD COO Scott Alexander tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that the transition from Flash to HTML5 video ads has been uneven, as a lot of ad inventory still uses the Flash code base. Publishers understandably want to be ready for ads using both formats; that’s the problem LKQD formed to solve. Music: “Morning Rays”… Continue reading »
VideoAmp Chief Business Officer Jay Prasad tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell that ‘Advanced TV’ seeks to organize all of the viewing that is now taking place across numerous devices, in order to provide appropriate data-driven advertising. His company seeks to attribute video viewing to the appropriate individual, sending the right ads at scale regardless… Continue reading »
ConvertMedia President and CRO Chris Scott tells WIT Strategy Partner Bill Brazell what it will take to move TV budgets to digital. Moreover, alarmed by the rapid rise in ad blocking, Scott urges publishers and advertisers to work together to improve the online experience so that fewer members of the public block ads. Music: “Morning… Continue reading »