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3 May 2013 in ExchangeWire EMEA
14 December 2012 in ExchangeWire EMEA
ExchangeWire is announcing the launch of its new mobile advertising event in 2013. Mobile Sessions is the first event ExchangeWire has created that is 100% focused on the mobile advertising industry. The half-day event will be hosted at the OXO2 on Monday, February 18.
Mobile Sessions will be a taster for our mobile track at ATS London in 2013 – and will discuss the big challenges and opportunities around mobile advertising investment. It will look to provide a framework that will help the industry adopt mobile as a scalable media channel.ExchangeWire
3 December 2012 in ExchangeWire EMEA
For the many pundits who anxiously forecasted the ‘Year of Mobile’, 2012 has provided some relief. Figures released by the IAB in October, showing a 132% increase in ad spend on mobile, suggested that advertisers are shifting from experimenting with mobile to making it an integral part of their media spend; but what are the key trends and developments that will affect mobile advertising in the year ahead? Here are five suggestions:
1. I expect to see further strong growth in mobile advertising. Figures from First Partner support this view, suggesting that mobile ad spend in the UK will reach £831.3m in 2013, up 63% on this year, with search and display continuing to dominate. This growth in revenue will come not only from advertisers investing more in mobile, but also from increasingly switching their ad budgets away from online and more traditional media budgets. According to the most recent IAB/PwC digital ad spend study, digital ad spend (online, mobile and tablet) now accounts for 30% of the total ad market, and while mobile alone still accounts for around 2% of total ad spend, this will start to change rapidly. As a result, the chasm between mobile usage and ad spend will narrow considerably.Global Desk Editor
28 November 2012 in ExchangeWire EMEA
'Mobile RTB Can Unlock the Potential of all Digital Advertising', by Wes Biggs, CTO & Co-founder, Adfonic
On the way into work, you’re playing Angry Birds on your tablet, and the mobile ads alongside show more tempting ads for that car. One in particular offers a test drive. You click it because you’ve got a free weekend coming up and it might be fun to try. Meanwhile an electric billboard goes past the train window showing the number of people who have requested a test drive: the number ticks up by one…
On the commute home your phone buzzes. It’s the local car dealership. The test drive’s all ready for the weekend. That night, on your app-enabled smart TV, you see an ad, with your name on it, asking you which options you’d like to add to your prospective car – what colour, what interior trim, what personalized IP address you’d like it to have…
This is what data-driven advertising will look like. By harnessing data and super-smart algorithms, advertising will connect audiences to products, no matter which channel or device they’re using. The technology is RTB, and mobile could be where it really starts to prove itself.Global Desk Editor
19 November 2012 in ExchangeWire EMEA
Ads Get into Apps, In-App Ads Get to the Top
It probably wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the modern user is almost 100% mobile, regarding both private time and work routine. Due to the fast pace of our lives, dynamics have already converted mobile into one of the key factors in development, no matter which industry is being discussed. Advertising is, obviously, even more affected by new mobility trends, which is perhaps why mobile ads in general, and in-app ads in particular, have recently become the new hit worldwide.Global Desk Editor
21 September 2012 in ExchangeWire EMEA
KEYNOTE 1: Our first keynote speaker of the day was Neal Mohan, VP of Display Advertising Google, who gave us a presentation titled “Programmatic for the People”.
- Programmatic buying moving from performance to also include brand.
- You get what you measure.
- Let’s get that brand spend away from TV!
PANEL 1: “How are data & technology affecting change in advertising?”
This first panel was moderated by Erich Wasserman, Co-founder & GM, EMEA, MediaMath, with discussion between Curt Hecht, Chief Global Revenue Officer, Weather Channel; Anthony Rhind, Co-CEO, Havas Digital and Sean Cornwall, former MD, eHarmony.
Anthony Rind, Havas: “Know the value, not just the cost of data. What you’re doing with data is improving your accuracy, not providing a 100% hit rate. Clients won’t share their data unless they have absolute trust. Build attribution models based in comparing touchpoints of both converters & non converters, it proves display works.”
Curt Hecht, Weather Channel: “Mobile is the #1 thing I’m focused on. Mobile will make the Weather Channel global.”Global Desk Editor
29 August 2012 in ExchangeWire EMEA
ExchangeWire Launches Dedicated Brazilian Site For Growing Data-Driven Ad Space, ExchangeWire.com.br
Brazil has one of the fastest growing digital advertising markets globally. The market is undergoing some huge changes in terms of ad technology adoption and the move to automated buying – with many local players either partnering with large ad tech providers or launching their own versions of buy and sell side technology solutions. ExchangeWire Brasil will be a native language site, and will deliver the best analysis and reporting on the Brazilian market.ExchangeWire
17 August 2012 in ExchangeWire EMEA
Sixteen and a half million Germans play online games, according to the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU), so it’s no surprise the industry’s biggest trade fair, gamescom, is in Cologne this year. (It started on Wednesday and is continuing through the weekend.) After double-digit growth rates in recent years, rates continue to escalate for free online games, which have now become established, financially strong and hungry for new users. This growth as given rise to three new companies: NEODAU, Traffic Captain and HitFox.
The market is still highly dynamic, even if the initial social games euphoria has subsided somewhat. According to the Facebook, social games reach 235 million people every month. The number of Daily Active Users (DAU) has reached 167 million (Source: AppStats), of which 51 million are on the market leader Zynga, followed by King.com, with 10.6 million players. Wooga from Berlin is currently at 7.2 million DAU.
€ 2.50 Per Registered Player
The operators of browser- or client-games, such as Gameforge, InnoGames, Bigpoint, upjers, Travian or Frogster also managed an impressive sum for fresh players. The annual budgets for major publishers are moving in the millions, and following an upward trend. “In the free-to-play segment there have been extremely high growth rates over the past three to four years. At the same time the increase in prices for new users have now approximately doubled in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” said Stefan Hinz, Managing Director of gaming network NEODAU. Where a new user was previously 80 cents, today it can cost up to €2.50 to lure a player in desirable markets like Germany.Global Desk Editor
'The Motorola Dynatac 8000x – The whole was far greater than the sum of its parts', by Danny Hopwood, Director of Product AOD UK at VivaKi Nerve Center
In 2011, mobile saw spend reach $3.9 billion globally and 2012 is expected to hit $6.2 billion. “This is the year of mobile,” most will say. It is here – and I think everyone may have felt a little underwhelmed by it.
There hasn’t been a massive parade, no free USB sticks shaped like an iPhone, and certainly no trophy taking the shape of a gold encrusted Motorola Dynatac 8000x (made famous by Gordon Gekko) engraved with “we did it”. Furthermore, mobile spend didn’t overtake TV spend.
However we have seen HTML5 become more important and we have seen businesses built around mobile, ad networks open up mobile inventory, DSP’s for mobile specifically come into existence, such as Strike Ad, and VC investors say, “I need a mobile start-up – stat!” CB Insights confirmed that it has reported on 102 mobile VC deals in 2011, and within those, any company with a photo or video-focus saw up to 30% of those deals.
It’s been a pretty exciting few months. Technology continues to develop and proliferate, with the likes of NFC (Near Field Communication) and 5G testing. Adfonic’s second quarter AdMetrics report shows that iOS saw its market SOV decrease from 45% in Q1 to 34% in Q2, whilst Android’s share increased from 38% to 46% over the same period. UDID’s are no more on iOS, and it looks as though Apple will roll out their own tracking tool. Cookies probably won’t come to mobile in the way we imagine for Android, or other devices for that matter. Fingerprinting scares me, as there still seems to be no regulatory authority behind it and no one seems to want to step up to the plate. There have been a number of articles highlighting both the benefits and the concerns around device fingerprinting. If you’re not familiar with fingerprinting, it’s a process in which a user’s device settings are collated and then assigned a unique ID – much like a cookie – to use for tracking purposes. These settings can range from brightness settings to browser settings, time zone and fonts. It requires many more data points and therefore is not as easy for the consumer to opt out of. Until we see a regulatory company behind device fingerprinting I don’t believe it will get the seal of approval from the wider industry.Global Desk Editor
2 August 2012 in ExchangeWire EMEA
It’s the biggest data-driven advertising event in Europe. It’s the event that even has its own acronym. ATS London is now in its third year, and the line-up of speakers and content is the best yet. Often copied – A LOT! – but never equalled, ATS London brings together the best in the global online ad industry to discuss the latest trends and developments in the space. And this year is no exception.
It is clear that our industry is moving beyond the mess of the LumaScape to a platform-centric world, and this certainly is one of the key areas being explored by ATS London this year. The full-day programme will be organised into three core themes: brand, application and big data. All of these are effectively shaping the data-driven ad space, and speakers and participants on the day will explore these issues in more depth.ExchangeWire