Matt Harty, Experian, GM, Audience Solutions, APAC, looks at developments for the region’s third-party data market, and asks how well the programmatic advertising sector in APAC is addressing the audience disjunction problem, particularly in a market that is largely ‘mobile-first’ where cookies are becoming more-and-more redundant.
We buy, we don’t understand what we get. We store, but we can’t use a lot of what we buy, and also lose much of what we could have used. We remarket, but we have [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. And in this week’s edition: Amazon’s videogame move; Facebook tweeks ad offering; IPONWEB buys in Europe; Rubicon Project partners with Future; Alibaba and WPP’s telling filings.
Amazon stomps into video ad group with $1bn buy
Amazon this week agreed to acquire videogame-streaming site Twitch Interactive in a deal purported to be worth $1bn, as the ecommerce giant further attempts to shore-up its premium advertising revenues.
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This year’s ATS London will focus on some of the emerging trends in the contemporary ad tech space, as well as gaze into the near and distant future in an attempt to forecast the challenges facing the ‘traditional’ ad tech players.
Multiple ExchangeWire sources note how the emergence of large enterprise software companies (read ‘enterprise’, or ‘marketing cloud’ players) will affect companies that have previously solely offered advertising services.
One of the key panel discussions at this year’s
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Stephen Upstone, LoopMe, CEO, asks if mobile has just leapfrogged magazines, newspapers and radio, in terms of ad spend, could TV be next? And if so, how will it overtake the king of the ad revenue channels?
Mobile display advertising is eating up the ad dollars and knocking down the ‘firsts’ at an incredible rate. Earlier this year the IAB showed how UK mobile advertising reached $1bn in 2013 for the first time and this is predicted to double in 2014.
The ‘data crunchers’ and ‘creatives’ have historically been on polar opposite ends of the advertising industry spectrum, but as the digital era advances to a chapter marked ‘big data’ this is starting to change, as ad agencies more commonly associated with Cannes Lions than ATS London start to change tack.
The media industry is going through an era of unparalleled change as digital, and data (particularly ‘big data’) become must-haves to been seen as fit for purpose, and creative [...]
The web has presented legacy publishers with a monetisation challenge they have yet to master, and the emergence of media consumption on handheld devices has posed them with an even more difficult quandary as they now compete with Silicon Valley giants, games publishers, and now even utility app providers (such as those making flashlight providers) for a finite amount of ad revenue.
This is a topic that will be debated at this year’s ATS London, where [...]
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Gareth Davies, AdBrain, CEO, gives ExchangeWire his take on this week’s multimillion dollar purchase of Flurry, and how it’s the latest move in a Silicon Valley arms race, but also explains to his thoughts this can prove risky for brands’ own data.
Yahoo’s purchase of Flurry has dominated discussions in ad tech circles in the last day or so. There is still speculation over the cost of the transaction with estimates ranging from $300m to up to $1bn.
Most discussions [...]
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space.
1. Facebook acquires LiveRail
The big news this week was Facebook’s purchase of video SSP LiveRail for an undisclosed sum with the pairing of the two indicating the social network’s desire to invest further into video and mobile.
Brian Boland, Facebook,VP of ads product marketing and Atlas, made the announcement via a blog post.
It reads: “Today [...]
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Researchers have tipped the UK mobile advertising expenditure to pass the £2bn mark this year as companies including Twitter, and mobile operator joint venture Weve aim to challenge the hegemony of Facebook and Google in the sector.
UK mobile ad spend continues to soar and is expected to rise 96% this year to just over £2bn, up from more than £1.03bn last year, although this is amidst an overall slowdown in the digital ad market, according to eMarketer estimates published this [...]
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Stu Spiteri, Krux, managing director, Asia Pacific, talks about his participation at next week’s ATS Singapore event, and explains his opinions on why companies adopting a copy-and-paste approach from strategies implemented elsewhere won’t succeed in APAC. In this piece, he also explains how the global market is likely to ask why the ‘other’ markets have failed to keep pace with the rampant innovation led by Asia, in five or 10 years time.
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