• Localisation Key to Survival Amidst China's Walled Gardens

    Localisation and working alongside walled gardens may be key to survival in China’s tough ad-tech landscape. Although, this does not mean brands should stop demanding more transparency.

    Lured by the country’s sizeable market potential, numerous foreign players have attempted to grab a piece of the pie, but few could claim success. A big part of this was due to their lack of local knowledge, according to Albert Sim, Miaozhen China’s vice president of Miaozhen systems, who is based in Beijing.

    While [...]

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  • APAC Smartphone Growth Drives Brand Contact Points; HK Online Ad Spend to Hit £483.84m

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: APAC smartphone growth drives brand contact points; HK online ad spend to hit £483.84m; OTT opens up ad potential in China; APAC brands investing in marketing software to meet customer expectations; and Developed APAC markets less trusting of brands.

    APAC smartphone growth drives brand contact points

    Asia-Pacific and Western Europe continue to drive global smartphone ownership, which will [...]

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  • Not Perfect, But In-App Ads Provide Better Audience Engagement

    While they may not always capture user attention completely, mobile and in-app ads still offer better audience engagement and targeting.

    In fact, the proliferation of data and smartphones in Asia-Pacific over the past couple of years had significantly changed the way marketers approached mobile, said POKKT’s founder and CEO Rohit Sharma.

    Video, in particular, was the biggest driver of mobile ads today, while banners were losing traction, he said in an interview with ExchangeWire. With operations in India and Southeast Asia, [...]

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  • The Consultancy is Additive to the Marketer/Agency Relationship: Q&A with Wayne Blodwell, The Programmatic Advisory

    Wayne Blodwell (pictured below), founder and CEO of The Programmatic Advisory, speaks with ExchangeWire about the service layer, the changing relationships between agencies and marketers, and the impact of the increasing prevalence of consultancies on these relationships.

    ExchangeWire: You’ve recently set up a consultancy to help marketers navigate the programmatic landscape, but your background is from the agency world. What experiences led you to go down this road?

    Wayne Blodwell: I was really fortunate that, whilst I was at iProspect [...]

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  • India Mobile Ad Spend to Grow 85%; APAC Game Developers Tap Ads for Better Monetisation

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: India mobile ad spend to grow 85%; APAC game developers tap ads for better monetisation; AU OOH shows off 7.2% growth; Most marketers and agencies use marketing attribution, but still struggle to act on insights; and Japanese e-commerce operator signs multi-year NBA content deal.

    India mobile ad spend to grow 85%

    India’s digital ad spend is projected to [...]

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  • Time to Fess Up & Help APAC Marketers Deal with Programmatic Concerns

    Ad fraud and brand safety issues associated with programmatic do exist, so ad-tech vendors need to step up and help Asia-Pacific marketers deal with it, instead of simply peddling their tools.

    According to a CMO Council study, 72% of brand advertisers engaged in programmatic buying were concerned about brand integrity and control in digital display ad placement. The online survey polled 300 senior marketing decision makers and included insights from interviews with some the council’s base of 13,000 members [...]

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  • Killer Content: Does Information Overload Mean the Death of Adverts?

    The amount of information at our disposal online is now immeasurable, creating new challenges for marketers competing for attention. But as Joel Christie, commercial director at Rocket Fuel, explains there is an intelligent way to make personal customer connections in a world where ‘cut through’ seems impossible.

    If the internet were a person, it would be Brian Blessed with a megaphone – rather loud! It’s a busy place where pages change in milliseconds, articles come and go at the speed of [...]

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  • Mobile Drives SEA Digital Ad Spend; E-commerce Accounts For 30% of China Online Ads

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Mobile drives SEA digital ad spend; E-commerce accounts for 30% of China online ads; AdAsia buys Japanese publisher trading desk; New AU agency to tap voice experience; Dentsu turns up Amplifi in Malaysia; and Oracle unveils AU audience-data offering.

    Mobile drives SEA digital ad spend

    Mobile ad spend across six Southeast Asian markets is expected to more than double [...]

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  • China Fuels In-App Ad Growth; Google Brings Store Metrics to Singapore

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: China fuels in-app ad growth; Google brings store metrics to Singapore; GroupM integrates audience intelligence with Alibaba Uni Marketing; AU advertisers must observe new sex appeal rules; Newsfeeds drive China search ads; and Chimney APAC launches Features and restructures ad unit.

    China fuels in-app ad growth

    In-app ad spend accounts for 98% of mobile ads in China, where [...]

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  • 11 Seconds to Effectively Target APAC Travellers

    Marketers keen to target travellers in Asia-Pacific need to ensure their data is recent and appropriate, or end up completely missing the boat.

    For travel marketing specialist, Sojern, that meant having the ability to act within 11 seconds after someone had made an online booking. This was the amount of time its platform would be aware an airline reservation had been made and trigger the corresponding campaign action to target specific consumers, said Russell Young (pictured below), Sojern’s Asia-Pacific managing [...]

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