13 May 2013 in ExchangeWire EMEA
ExchangeWire wrote a piece recently on why local publishers should build out the SME platform, leveraging the already existing relationships that they have with local businesses.
It is interesting to see 1&1 in the UK really aggressively going after the local SME market with a blanket TV campaign. Owning the digital relationship with SME is a huge opportunity, and scale in this market is a massive untapped opportunity. Google makes much of its search revenue from the SME sector – but display thus far has failed to really open this market segment. 1&1 is now trying to offer social media management tools to its current clients so clearly owning the platform can allow you to upsell advertising and marketing management solutions.
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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.
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8 February 2012 in ExchangeWire EMEA 3 Comments
Lee Puri is Co-Founder at Media iQ Digital. Here he discusses the centralisation of re-targeting and why prospecting in display will be good for the industry.
Many advertising agencies and clients made moves in 2011 to take direct control of display buying, probably the most notable of which saw the move to centralise retargeting in-house. Many networks and media owners are seeing their budgets shrink as the agencies look to secure increasingly larger share of media budgets for internal trading; for many third parties their clients could ultimately prove to be their nemesis.
The ad network’s ability to continually re-invent itself has essentially guaranteed its survival over the years with ever constant demand side pressures at play. However, the challenge centralising retargeting poses to third-party trading companies is a far greater threat than ever before – and far more dangerous for those players that are not on top of their game. A good elevator pitch and an expensive media lunch will no longer ensure continued presence on a plan. It’s more and more about delivering those incremental results, and let’s be honest, this is what it needs to be.
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