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  • Ad-block Use Bottoming Out in AU; Dentsu Taps Tencent Data to Aid Marketers

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Ad-block use bottoming out in AU; Dentsu taps Tencent data to aid marketers; WPP agencies merge in ANZ; Publicis & Alibaba team up to deliver customised customer journey; AU works on data code of practice; and Shanghai Addition offers bridge between Chinese brands and the world.

    Ad-block use bottoming out in AU

    Awareness of ad-blocking technology has [...]

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  • APAC Agencies Must Be More Than Just Media Buyers

    Instead of simply buying media for marketers, agencies must offer guidance on whether their clients are ready to adopt programmatic and, if not, provide help on how to do so.

    This should include data strategy and operations setup, says Vincent Niou, Essence’s Asia-Pacific senior programmatic and partnerships director, who warns that agencies that fail to offer these services will provide opportunities for consulting firms to jump in.

    In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Niou further explains how agencies can facilitate the development of [...]

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  • The Quieting of Agency Programmatic Offerings Has Been Notable: Q&A with Nick Graham, Huawei Technologies

    Advertising strategies for global brands require complex planning and execution. How has the advent of programmatic technology changed this process? ExchangeWire speaks with Nick Graham, global director of digital marketing and media, Huawei Technologies, to find out. ExchangeWire: Do you think global brands achieve the correct balance between a cohesive global strategy and localisation? Nick Graham: Yes, cautiously. It depends largely on the types of businesses we consider. Certain consultancies, accounting firms, banks, luxury [...]

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  • APAC Leads Global Ad Spend Growth; Digital to Consume Largest Share of APAC Ad Budget

    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) [...]

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  • Indian Marketers Can Solve Content Challenge with Machine Learning

    Marketers in India struggling to produce content that appeals to consumers should look at data analytics and machine learning for clues.

    These tools play a crucial role in personalising customer experience, says Gulshan Verma, Times Internet’s chief revenue officer. They enable marketers to determine the best time and format to roll out and optimise communication with consumers, he explains in this Q&A with ExchangeWire.

    ExchangeWire: Last we spoke, you said Times Internet’s use of programmatic was still limited, with single-digit [...]

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  • Shared Responsibility Needed to Make APAC Programmatic

    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 [...]

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  • Online Ad Spend to Hit £29.4bn in Key Asian Markets; APAC Sees Highest Growth in Mobile Ad Spend

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Online ad spend to hit £29.4bn in key Asian markets; APAC sees highest growth in mobile ad spend; Dentsu Aegis buy Singapore content marketing firm; X marks Dentsu’s media rebrand; WPP launch Hogarth Australia; and NYT bring brand content to Asia.

    Online ad spend to hit £29.42bn in key Asian markets

    Online display ad spend in China, India, Japan, [...]

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  • AU Online Ad Spend Up 7.2%; Singapore Tourism Tap Tencent Ad Platforms

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Australia online ad spend up 7.2%; Singapore Tourism tap Tencent ad platforms; Singapore SMBs offered help in marketing; MediaMath eye South Korea growth via local reseller; AdAsia mull possible listing in Hong Kong; Postr ring in Indonesia; and RTB House open in ANZ.

    Australia online ad spend up 7.2%

    Australia’s online ad spend grew 7.2% year-on-year to reach AUD$1.86bn [...]

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  • Ad Networks That Compete on Price Won't Last in China

    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 [...]

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  • Advertisers Benefit from Local Data Expertise & Cross-Country Consistency: Q&A with Paul Martin, Xaxis EMEA

    What does the changing face of data signal for the future of advertising? Are advertisers maximising data and how is it being utilised differently from market to market? What role will AI play? Paul Martin, vice president analytics and insight, EMEA, Xaxis, discusses this and more with ExchangeWire.

    ExchangeWire: How is the way data is being utilised throughout Europe evolving?

    Paul Martin: More data is becoming available throughout Europe to help plan and target advertising. I have also seen increasing recognition by [...]

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