In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: APAC leads global ad spend growth; Digital to consume largest share of APAC ad budget; Mobile also fuelling ad spend growth; Alibaba offers ad tools to target Chinese consumers; comScore unveils China mobile consumer panel; and Executive appointments at Dentsu, Grapeshot, and AdAsia.APAC leads global ad spend growth
Ad spend in Asia-Pacific is projected to climb USD$30bn (£23.49bn) [...]
All parties with a stake in the Asia-Pacific ad tech industry are responsible for ensuring programmatic delivers the value it promises and ad content quality must remain the focus for marketers.
Together, this would ensure consumer experience is optimal and brands get the most returns on their ad dollar, said delegates at this year's Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Forum in Singapore.
During a panel discussion at about the region's programmatic landscape, focus inevitably centred on [...]
An intense price war has been waging between performance ad networks in China; but competing based on price is unsustainable and will not prevent advertisers from jumping ship.
Richard O’Connell, general manager of MobAir’s China operations, observes that some ad networks in the country have been willing to lose money on deals in a bid to win big deals and reflect a positive showing for investors. However, with investor capital drying up, networks that have depended primarily on a price strategy [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: AU agencies want programmatic trust; SEA advertisers concern over lack of programmatic processes; AU sees growing demand for new video formats; Dentsu open VR lab in Shanghai; Tencent clock 47% growth in online ad revenue; Wunderman launch data-activation platform in India; and YouAppi opens up in Indonesia.AU agencies urge need for programmatic trust
Agencies in Australia believe programmatic [...]
There is urgent need to define viewability and create standardised metrics for mobile ads in Asia-Pacific, where marketers remain hooked on the numbers game, focusing their attention on clicks rather than other more effective metrics.
This obsession over clicks has resulted in brands neglecting the importance of verification, says Rohit Dadwal, Asia-Pacific managing director at Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), who underscores the importance of delivering better accountability as well as transparency.
In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Zenith unveil global rebrand strategy; TPG revise offer in Fairfax takeover bid; Times Internet take on Moat for viewability; Aussies going sporty on mobile; Taptica open Mumbai office; China’s iResearch launch mobile video measurement tool; and Sling & Stone swing into New Zealand.Zenith unveil global rebrand strategy
The agency group have launched a new “global brand vision [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Teneo buy Asian communications agency; IAS add nine Asian languages to brand safety tool; SpotX want to bring transparency to Indonesia; WPP agency launch e-commerce practice; AU agency WiTH operate under Isobar Group; SPH rebrand content marketing unit; and Network 18 join Times publisher network.Teneo buy Asian communications agency
Global consulting firm Teneo have acquired Ryan Communications, [...]
Singapore Has Lowest Video Viewability in Region; Lack of Cross-Device View Distorting SEA Attribution Data
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Singapore has lowest video viewability in region; Lack of cross-device view distorting SEA attribution data; AdAsia secure £9.66m in Series A; Havas set up joint venture in Shanghai; Expedia unveil Singapore research lab; and data-driven marketing platform opens in Myanmar.Singapore has lowest video viewability in region
At just 35%, Singapore has the lowest video ad viewability in Southeast [...]
Header bidding offers publishers in Asia-Pacific the ability to regain control over ad-decisioning and enables them to provide access to scaled programmatic inventory. There are, however, challenges unique to certain markets in the region that publishers need to look out for. In this industry byliner, PubMatic’s Asia-Pacific director of marketing, Nigel Kwan (pictured below), explains what these are.
Whilst it may seem to lurch from one existential crisis to another – spanning ad fraud, viewability, and walled gardens, to name a [...]
In a market democratised by programmatic, brands in Asia-Pacific must be able to stand above the crowd and not have a myopic view of the digital landscape.
Programmatic had levelled the playing field and created a space in which even multibillion dollar brands competed with mom-and-pop stores. This meant that marketers would need to work harder to differentiate themselves, said Sanchit Sanga, Mindshare's Asia-Pacific chief digital officer.
"To win in this scenario, you'll need to [...]