At CES this year, with WPP's chief Sir Martin Sorrell flying in from London and Publicis' chairman Maurice Levy in from Paris, along with hundreds of advertising and brand executives, the annual electronics show was very much an advertiser expo this year.
From our vantage point, the technology getting the most attention from marketers was the new crop of Smart TV's along with technologies which power Internet-enabled television including game consoles and platforms including Google TV
We spent a good good deal of time on the convention floor and in hotel suites reporting on this story where the advertising opportunities around the growing medium were explained by executives from LG Electronics, Samsung, Razorfish. Dailymotion and YuMe. (Please watch our interviews linked here.)
Although a nascent medium, with perhaps as little of one-percet of digital media buy at this point, the medium is ready for growth, says Frank Barbieri, SVP for Emerging Platforms at YuMe, the online video advertising services company.
In this interview, Barbieri explains the opportunities around the new medium which he says combines the "power of the Internet advertising coupled with the impact of television."
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