5 March 2012 in ExchangeWire APAC 0 Comments

Phil Duffield, Managing Director Adap.tv, On Their Commitment To Destroying The Inefficiencies In TV & Video Advertising & The Australian & APAC Marketplace

Managing Director of Adap.tv, Phil Duffield, discusses their increasing activity in the Australian, South East Asian and Japanese marketplaces.   He says how the adoption of traditional media buying by today’s industry has created silos in TV and video resulting in massive operational costs and time for both buyers and sellers and how 2012 promises to be very exciting with new strategic  products in the pipeline and more global expansion.

Can you give an overview of Adap.tv and its offering within Australia and the wider APAC region? What markets are you active in?

Adap.tv is the leading programmatic platform for buying and selling video and the world’s largest video ad marketplace. The Adap.tv Platform offers automated technology for buying and selling video. It’s a single platform for all video screens that can be easily configured to meet advertisers and publishers business goals.  The Adap.tv Marketplace is the largest global exchange in volume.  With the option to transact over spot, committed and RTB inventory, buyers and sellers always get total clarity into pricing and inventory. We have just launched a new office in Sydney, Australia and are also active in New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

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2 February 2012 in ExchangeWire APAC 0 Comments

Grant Watts, Amobee Managing Director of Asia Pacific, On The Rapidly Changing Mobile Landscape & How By 2015 Asia Will Be A US$7 Billion Mobile Advertising Market

Grant Watts is Amobee’s Managing Director of Asia Pacific. Here he discusses the rapidly changing mobile landscape and why by 2015 Asia will be a US$7 billion mobile advertising market.

Can you give an overview of Amobee and its offering and strategy across the APAC region?

Amobee is working with large-scale advertisers, publishers and operators to deliver mobile advertising solutions and technology – from text to rich media, across all devices – at the global and regional levels. We run mobile ad campaigns for some of the biggest and best brands including eBay, Nokia, Skype, Zynga, Google, Groupon, InMobi and Telefonica, delivering unparalleled results.

While running campaigns across Asia, we’re also aggressive in all key Asian markets – Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Australia and New Zealand – meeting with operators, advertisers and others, understanding their needs and introducing our capabilities.

Everyone we meet is very impressed with our mobile advertising technology and solutions. We’re already working with Asian-based companies such as InMobi, Globe (Philippines), Ugama (India), Ambient (Vietnam) and MCM (Indonesia) and expect to make additional partner announcements in the near future.

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23 January 2012 in ExchangeWire APAC 0 Comments

Chris Brown, Team Lead, DoubleClick Performance Products in Australia, South East Asia & NZ Discusses The Ad Exchange Direct Deals Offering

Chris Brown is team lead at DoubleClick Performance Products in Australia, South East Asia and NZ. Here he discusses the progress made by the DoubleClick Ad Exchange in the region, timeframes around when mobile and video inventory will be made available and the recent Direct Deals launch.

Can you give some overview on the progress made by the DoubleClick Ad Exchange in the Australian and APAC markets? What similarities and differences did you see in relation to the UK and US markets?

The Australian market was already primed for exchanges due to the DoubleClick Ad Exchange 1.0 having been launched here in 2008, and RightMedia already being active in this market. Uptake was swift on the buy-side due some of the big holding companies strategies, and local independent agencies and Ad Networks always being close to ‘game-changing’ developments in the online world.

The major difference I saw from an agency perspective was how autonomously they were acting in this region. Country by country – each agency has a different take on how they should approach exchange buying.

A major similarity I saw was how some publishers perceived exchanges. They wanted to get involved as they were seeing the focus that agencies were giving, but were unsure on how-to.

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21 December 2011 in ExchangeWire APAC 2 Comments

Mike Peralta, MediaMath’s Chief Revenue Officer, On Moving Into The APAC Region – Japan, SE Asia & Australia

As the market matures in APAC, tech vendors like MediaMath are looking to help brands and agencies trade in the new data-driven advertising marketplace. Here Mike Peralta, CRO at MediaMath, discusses the strategy in the APAC region, and how their offering can help advertisers and agencies in the market.

Can you give an overview of MediaMath and its offering in Australia and the APAC region?

With the opening of our data center in Hong Kong, we’re now servicing APAC and Australia with over 6B daily impressions. We’re seeing early adoption from trading desks and agencies, and we’ll soon be opening our Sydney office. It’s an exciting time for us as we enter the fastest growing digital market.

How will MediaMath differentiate itself from competitors in the region?

It’s truly right there in the name- we use math to empower agencies to drive client results 10x better than the traditional media plan. MediaMath is built on real technology: machine-learning algorithms that optimize across millions of data points in real time, letting you focus on strategy instead of performance optimization.

You recently signed a deal with Cyber Agent in Japan can you tell us a little more in detail what this means for MediaMath?

Partnering with the leading internet services company in Japan was a great way for us to begin delivering our platform to agencies and brands in the Japanese marketplace. The way to do business in Japan is to partner, and thus we’re exploring joint ventures on many fronts.

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21 December 2011 in ExchangeWire APAC 0 Comments

Audience Buying Series #5: Consumption of Mobile Devices in South East Asia

Q1: What trends are we seeing in the SE Asian mobile market?

The mobile market is particularly exciting at the moment with the development of mobile Internet devices and its spread across South East Asia. In the month ending October alone, we recorded over 22.2 million Internet users in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand on mobile devices. Apple holds majority market share in the region with 53% share of the online mobile population.

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12 December 2011 in ExchangeWire APAC 2 Comments

Bharad Ramesh, Regional Executive Director, Strategic Operations & Trading, Asia, Starcom Mediavest Group On The Evolving Media Buying Landscape in APAC

Bharad Ramesh is the Regional Executive Director, Strategic Operations & Trading, Asia for Starcom Mediavest Group. Here he discusses how the online media landscape is evolving in Asia. He talks about how digital is still not mainstream, how it sucks up a tremendous amount of client and staff bandwidth and explains why ad exchanges and DSPs will bring efficiency and scalability to media buying.

Can you give an overview of Starcom MediaVest Group’s offering in the APAC region?

Starcom MediaVest Group specializes in media planning and buying, communication strategy, consumer research, digital, branded entertainment and other diversified services.

What is your role and remit for SMG across the region respectively?

As Regional Executive Director, Strategic Operations & Trading for Asia, I oversee both the enhancement of SMG’s working processes on multinational clients as well as trading opportunities in the marketplace across our spectrum of clients in the region.

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10 November 2011 in ExchangeWire APAC 0 Comments

Audience Buying Series #4: Asia’s Emerging Market, Malaysia, Shows Solid Growth in Mobile Internet & 40% Of Filipinos Access The Internet Via Their Mobile

Next in our exclusive series with Effective Measure, a global Digital Audience Measurement and Research company focused on emerging markets, we look at the Malaysia’s amazing growth in mobile. With 115+ million web pages viewed on Malaysian mobile devices in the month of September 2011 – 30 million pages more than Indonesia (the second highest country with the most number of mobile views of web pages) and with a strong preference for Bahasa Malaysia, we will see a rapid development of local language content accessible by mobile. Interestingly, over 40% Of Filipinos access the internet via their mobile making it another key market to watch.

Q.1: Tell us what’s happening in Malaysia right now?

Malaysia have proven to be a great environment for mobile Internet as we have seen a solid upward trend in terms of the percentage of web pages viewed on local mobile devices so far this

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31 October 2011 in ExchangeWire APAC 1 Comment

James Zipeure, Chief Operating Officer, VeNA (Video and Entertainment Network Asia), On APAC's Growth In Video & Social Gaming Being One Of The Most Significant Regions Globally, Maximising Inventory Revenue & Embracing The Evolving Online Advertising Landscape

James Zipeure, Chief Operating Officer for VeNA (Video and Entertainment Network Asia) on how video and social gaming % growth in some APAC markets is outstripping all other digital channels. He talks about how VeNA’s business model actively embraces the evolving landscape allowing growth through both traditional sales and platform based channels. He also discusses the opportunity to harness new revenue channels like content development directly with publishers and advertisers.

Can you give an overview of VeNA, its offering and strategy across the APAC region?

VeNA (Video and Entertainment Network Asia), is one of the largest independent premium video and social gaming advertising and technology networks across the SEA and Pacific region.  Our business is based on exclusive partnerships with publishers, platforms and best of breed technology and creative solutions which enables us to deliver a unique market position for agency and clients alike at scale.

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13 October 2011 in ExchangeWire APAC 2 Comments

Audience Buying Series #3: South East Asian Sport Sites Trending During UEFA Soccer Season - 20% Of The Audience Are Female

Next in our exclusive series with Effective Measure, a global Digital Audience Measurement and Research company focused on emerging markets, we review how sport sites are trending during the UEFA soccer season. We’ve seen an increase across the board in South East Asia with Malaysia topping the list with 10.4% growth. The majority of the audience are 25 – 30 year olds and interestingly 20% are female.

Q1: What trends are we seeing across sport sites in the SEA region?

A: We are seeing a distinct upward trend in sport sites across SEA that is aligned with the UEFA qualifiers. Unique browsers increased whenever popular teams such as those from Germany, Italy and England played – attributing to a 42% increase compared to the previous corresponding period.

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6 October 2011 in ExchangeWire APAC 3 Comments

Phang Chee Leong, CEO Innity, On Its Recent Partnership With China's adSage, Seamless Search & Display Integration & Further Expansion in APAC

Phang Chee Leong, Innity’s CEO, talks about their recent partnership with adSage – China’s leading player in the SEM space. Here he discusses Innity’s aggressive global growth strategy and highlights some of the challenges they anticipate within the Chinese market.

You recently announced a partnership with adSage in China. Can you explain in more detail what the partnership means for Innity?

With the growing importance of the digital sphere, marketers are deploying tactics such as SEM to ensure that they achieve maximum ROI from their online campaigns. In fact, today, SEM is an essential component of most brands’ marketing strategy.

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