“Mobile ads must be more interactive”

MediaCom's global media head Ben Phillips tells Beet.TV at Cannes 2014

Ads on a mobile phone have to pull off the twin feats of being both smaller and more engaging than their desktop forebears.

MediaCom’s global media head Ben Phillips, speaking to Beet.TV, said that mobile ad formats have moved on significantly over the last decade: “We’re seeing a lot more branding opportunities come in, like rich media advertising. Consumers are expecting us to provide them with a lot better advertising units, as opposed to the 320×50 banner.

“The engagement layer is completely different. We need to start understanding a little bit more about how the consumer interacts on that device.”

Watch Ben’s full interview here on Beet.TV.

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