Video Ad Tech

At NewFronts, It's The Publishers Embracing OTT
May 4, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Over-the-top video is something of a hot topic now, with streaming bundles of content continuing to proliferate, and legacy TV companies being joined by startups in trying to launch their own streaming products. Yet, during NewFronts week, it was publishers that introduced dedicated OTT content. At its presentation, held…

Apple News Ramps up its Video Push While Publishers Wait on Revenue
April 30, 2018 at 11:50 am

Apple wants publishers to distribute higher-quality videos on Apple News. But publishers want to see higher revenue from those videos. Apple has told publishers it knows the money isn’t yet there, and it has begun to show them how the company hopes to raise their videos’ profiles and revenue prospects. Last month, Apple added a…

Tech Talk Face Off: Interactive Print Ads Make Paper the New Marketing Tech
April 11, 2018 at 8:00 am

Too often, we treat "marketing technology" as a synonym for "digital marketing." But technology has advanced in all facets of life, and in every marketing channel. And few channels have learned more new tricks than print marketing. Interactive print ads all paper-based marketing materials to do amazing things. Magazine ads…

IAB’s Proposed Framework for GDPR ‘A Non-Starter’
March 19, 2018 at 11:06 am

A second publisher-side advocate has come out against the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)’s proposed consent framework. Jason Kint is the CEO of Digital Content Next, a New York City-based trade association of about 70 premium publishers in the US and Europe, including The New York Times, ESPN, The…

Tips for Developing Engaging & Revenue-Driving Online Video
February 19, 2018 at 8:00 am

Editor's Note: This article was reported before the acquisition of Time Inc. by Meredith. One of the latest digital video channels from Time Inc. has no fixed home on the web. It has neither its own website or app, and most of its videos don’t even have dialogue. But it has more than 132,000 followers…

Media Pitch: Video Intelligence Uses Machine Learning to Up Video Content & Ad Revenue
February 1, 2018 at 12:42 pm

While the near wholesale pivot to video made by some publishers in 2018  looks foolhardy in hindsight, there’s no question that video is increasing its share of attention on the web, especially on mobile. Publishers that want to up their video game often face the obstacle of scaling the production of video needed to grow…

What Can We Learn From Publishers’ Pivot to Video?
January 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm

With the hindsight offered by a new year, publishing’s “Pivot to Video” seems like a moment of collective madness best assigned to a less enlightened time (2017). But what ended up as a bad joke, started out as a serious response to shifting market conditions. And working on the premise that those who fail to…

There’s a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It
November 20, 2017 at 11:01 am

Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ‘pivoting to video’. I’ve written about this before. But in case you’re new to it, there have been numerous cases over the last six months to a year in which digital publishers have announced either major job cuts or in some cases literally fired…

LinkedIn Will Debut Video Ads by Q2 2018
October 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Smartphone users will start seeing autoplay LinkedIn video ads from Prudential Financial and Microsoft Canada first, then from all

Media Pitch: Ad3 Wants to Make Video Faster & More Profitable for Publishers
October 13, 2017 at 9:41 am

As the pivot to video picks up steam, startup Ad3 hopes to rectify issues that have made online video less enjoyable for viewers and less profitable for publishers. The video technology startup plans to cut out superfluous ad tech partners with its all-in-one video player, ad server, mediation layer, and real time analytics. That will…