Every day, a staggering 5.5 million new ‘things’ are connected to the internet – each adding to the ever-expanding sea of consumer data. How are marketers able to take advantage of this array of connected devices? Lindsay McEwan (pictured below), general manager EMEA, Tealium, tells ExchangeWire how atmospheric marketing is shifting from in-store factors, like displays and fixtures, to proactive connectivity using real-time data signals.
From wearables and fitness trackers, to connected home appliances [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Criteo crosses USD$1bn (£690m) threshold in revenue; Tom Bowman joins IO; Opera becomes Chinese; Improve Digital invests and expands; LinkedIn retires its ad network; and Time Inc. acquires Viant.
Criteo raked in USD$1bn revenue in 2015
The last year could not have been better for Criteo, the company’s Q4 financial report reveals. While the fourth quarter [...]
Data privacy is a consistently hot topic and the flames are fanned with questions around what constitutes personal data and where do we draw the line between being aware of consumer behaviour and being too aware. Bill Muller, CMO, Visual IQ, spoke to ExchangeWire about how brands need to go beyond simply complying with the latest privacy regulation as a bare minimum, if they want to put their consumers at ease.
Data privacy is back in the limelight, following the announcement of [...]
ExchangeWire Research’s weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world, with additional insight provided by Rebecca Muir, head of research and analysis, ExchangeWire. In this week’s edition: Online ad viewability drops across Europe; Political ads more influential on digital than on TV; Discrepancies in conversion rates between iOS and Android; and Connected TV is on the rise in China.
Online ad viewability drops
Of all surveyed European markets, the UK had the lowest viewability rate in Q4 2015, a [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Opera Software woos China investors with mobile ad biz; Philippine publisher inks audience engagement partnership; Dentsu JaymeSyfu snags Unilever in Philippines; Sizmek hires ANZ head to push programmatic growth; and GroupM creates mobile lead role.
Opera Software woos China buyout with mobile ad biz
The mobile ad platform has received a NOK10.5bn (£847.09m) takeover bid from a Chinese [...]
Happy to stick to the original media plans they have been using since day one, advertisers are unwilling to embrace new ways of doing things. In this byliner, Eyeota CEO Kevin Tan discusses how this inertia is holding back brands in Asia-Pacific from tapping third-party audience data.
When we first started Eyeota in 2010, programmatic buying of inventory was starting to take off, but there was a dire lack of third-party audience data. So, the company was born to fill this [...]
Marketing technology remains the hot area for digital marketing right now – with increased M&A and investment in the space. Marketo is the public market bellweather for the martech space, given its complete focus on automated marketing. It posted its Q1 earnings late last night much in line with Wall Street estimates, sending the stock higher in after hours trading.
Highlights of fourth quarter of 2015:
– Revenue for the quarter was $58.30 million, an increase of 37.6% on a year-over-year basis – [...]
Sky have been making waves recently with announcements of very prominent partnerships and investments in the ad tech space. ExchangeWire talks exclusively with Jamie West (pictured below), deputy MD, Sky Media, about what these announcements mean for the direction of the company and what 2016 holds.
ExchangeWire: Sky have recently made the news with the announcement of a USD$10m (£6.8m) investment in DataXu. How will this investment help to develop the existing Sky offering for advertisers and viewers?
Jamie West: DataXu’s expertise [...]
Marketers, Technologists & Marketing Technologists: Q&A with Ben Samuel, Marketing Tech Director at PHD
Hybrid marketing and technology job roles at a senior level are on the up across many brands, as the business functions of marketing and technology continue to hurtle towards each other, ready for a head-on collision. But how does that role successfully exist within the environment of a media agency? Ben Samuel (pictured below), marketing technology director, PHD, tells ExchangeWire that it involves education, strategy, leadership, and a lot of client-agency trust.
ExchangeWire: You were recently appointed to the newly created role of marketing technology [...]
In our latest piece from the IAB’s Display Trading Council, Lewis Sherlock (pictured below), head of enterprise strategy, AOL International, discusses the broader applications of programmatic.
Originally, when trading of digital display inventory began through ad networks, it was a way for publishers to electronically monetise unsold remnant inventory, giving agencies the opportunity to target these impressions with intelligent data sets on behalf of their client base. Now, the quality and scale of the inventory that flows programmatically has greatly increased. [...]
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