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  • China Programmatic Ads to Hit £4bn; Tencent Online Ads Grow 48%

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: China programmatic ads to hit £4bn; Tencent online ads grow 48% in 3Q; Advertisers want agencies to do better with programmatic; AdTiming aims to help US brands target China; and Wagawin opens in Singapore to tap SEA.

    China programmatic ads to hit £4bn

    China’s programmatic ads will generate USD$5.3bn (£4bn) this year, making the market the world’s second [...]

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  • Email Still Relevant Tool for APAC Marketers

    Reports of the demise of email marketing have been greatly exaggerated. That is what Dynamic Yield would like to convey to industry detractors who decry the effectiveness of email as a marketing tool.

    The ad tech vendor launched a suite of services this week that it said would enable marketers to send personalised email to better engage their customers. Dynamic Yield for Email had been integrated with the vendor’s main personalisation software, so marketers would be able to tap user [...]

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  • The Ad Server Started with Pixels & is Figuring Out People: Q&A with Victor Wong, CEO, Thunder

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  • APAC Marketers Must Follow AI to Reach New Audiences

    With artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological developments creating more ways to engage consumers, brands in Asia-Pacific need to ensure they are ready to tap these new avenues.

    The emergence of autonomous vehicles and mobility as a service, for example, would open up new windows to engage an audience that would no longer need to focus on the road, said Tripti Lochan, VML’s Southeast Asia and India CEO.

    She believes that changes in the automotive industry will have a significant impact over [...]

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  • Advertising That Doesn't Skip the Fun

    Hotels.com™ creates memorable experiences that reinforce its brand and market position using Adobe Advertising Cloud. Here, ExchangeWire discovers how this relationship helped drive the success of ‘Captain Obvious’.

    ‘Captain Obvious’ engages customers

    Hotels.com operates one of the most well-known and successful booking sites on the web, connecting guests with accommodations of all types. Once on the site, travelers can select from top hotel chains, all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels, and bed and breakfasts – all at some of the lowest prices [...]

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  • Reviewing China's Singles' Day 2017: It's No Longer Just About Alibaba

    Now in its ninth year, the annual Chinese online shopping festival Singles’ Day (11 November) is no longer just about Alibaba, but has morphed into a nation-wide shopping craze with e-commerce players other than Alibaba taking up a substantial share of the pie as well. In the latest instalment of iClick Interactive’s China Expert series, Richard Johnson, commercial director, Europe, iClick Interactive, explains how Singles’ Day has grown into its current manifestation, and how marketers can make the [...]

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  • Alibaba Touts 'New Retail' Engagement As Key to Singles Day Record Sales; Wavemaker Launches in 2 APAC Markets

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Alibaba touts ‘new retail’ engagement as key to Singles Day record sales; Wavemaker launches in two APAC markets; Oath unleashes content marketing brand; Digivizer eyes APAC expansion via Singapore; and AnalogFolk goes to China.

    Alibaba touts ‘new retail’ engagement as key to Singles Day record sales

    The Chinese e-commerce giant has attributed another year of record sales from [...]

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  • AdAsia: Localising AI Engines Essential, But Can Take Months

    Localisation is key to AdAsia Holdings’ growth in Asia, but the ad-tech vendor says this requires training its artificial intelligence (AI) systems to understand local nuances, which can take months to accomplish.

    Headquartered in Singapore, AdAsia currently operates in several Asian markets including Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, and Japan. It also will be adding Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates to the mix next year.

    Its CEO and co-founder, Kosuke Sogo, explains that there are differences even [...]

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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 brands, telcos, have all shown that [...]

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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 about the region’s programmatic landscape, focus inevitably centred on brand safety and, hence, viewability. Panellists, though, [...]

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