Innovid Lets Brands Remix Their Interactive OTT Ads

The headache of creating and scaling video across multiple connected TV platforms is real. Innovid launched its antidote on Thursday, a self-serve tool called OTT Composer that helps publishers quickly whip up customizable video assets and distribute them across over-the-top (OTT) devices and channels without having to make tweaks to meet each platform’s creative requirements.Continue reading »

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VAST 4.1: Why Are Changes Needed?

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Michael Tuminello, vice president of solutions and partnerships at Innovid. Believe it or not, video ad standards are almost 10 years old. VAST 2.0 and VPAID 1.0 [PDF] were drafted in 2009 and, generallyContinue reading »

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Redefining The User Experience In The Connected TV Era

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Tal Chalozin, co-founder and chief technology officer at Innovid. Fifty-six percent of the US population uses connected TV devices, and with this number growing rapidly, it has never been more important for the televisionContinue reading »

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White Ops And Beachfront Team Up To Prevent OTT Ad Fraud – But How Big Of A Problem Is It?

Video supply-side platform Beachfront Media is expanding its partnership with White Ops, the digital verification vendor that specializes in bot detection, to include over-the-top (OTT) inventory. All inventory passing through Beachfront’s marketplace is now vetted and verified by White Ops, according to Frank Sinton, Beachfront’s founder and chief product officer. But is OTT fraud aContinue reading »

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Frequency Capping Is Far From Solved In Connected TV

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Although connected TV buyers have become pretty sophisticated at targeting and delivering an ad to individual users, managing frequency across video providers is a work in progress. But despite the industry’s recognition that consumers demand better ad experiences, many viewers find themselves bombarded with the same ad. Worse, those ads sometimes run within the sameContinue reading »

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Innovid Acquires Contextual Data Specialist Taykey

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The interactive video ad server Innovid has acquired Taykey, a company that uses machine learning to extract contextual information about video, text and images to help inform ad buys. Terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were not disclosed. Innovid, which has 220 employees, will take on half – or about 20 members – of Taykey’sContinue reading »

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Conagra Uses Creative To Capture More Data In Cross-Screen Video

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For large CPG brands like Conagra that typically generate the most awareness through mass reach, hyperpersonalized video creative hasn’t always been their top consideration. But that is changing. “We’re seeing more personalized creative and ad versioning from CPG brands [that] might not own any data from the consumer up until the actual purchase point, becauseContinue reading »

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Setting The Record Straight On OTT

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“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Tal Chalozin, co-founder and chief technology officer at Innovid. Ad buyers are fusing together traditional TV buying teams with digital buying teams to create video teams to address the explosiveness in over-the-top (OTT) advertising.Continue reading »

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VPAID May Improve Video Measurement, But Gaps Remain In Mobile And OTT

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Although the Video Player Ad-Serving Interface (VPAID) was meant to create better measurement in online video, it’s not that compatible with mobile video or OTT. “Everyone wants to measure [viewability] and they’re giving us VPAID tags, but VPAID doesn’t work in all environments,” said Soo Jin Oh, VP of client strategy for Cox Media Group’sContinue reading »

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As Media And Mar Tech Merge, TV Ads Get Smarter

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Video ad platform Innovid will integrate with marketing clouds from IBM, Adobe and Oracle, the companies said Tuesday, allowing video and TV planners to use CRM data to inform video ads served by Innovid. Conversely, those marketing cloud customers can apply intent data from their mobile, desktop and OTT video campaigns to their broader marketingContinue reading »

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