Agency Trading Desk
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: The Trade Desk tunes into programmatic audio in APAC; OohMedia makes a move for ECN in AU; Dentsu Aegis goes for Happy in India; Publicis merges Saatchi & Saatchi units in Malaysia; Mobads buys Singapore mobile ad network; and executive appointments at comScore SEA & Rubicon ANZ.
The Trade Desk tunes into programmatic audio in APAC
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ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Automated buying of audio ads at Spotify; Google AMP goes ad; Phillipson to step down as IAB UK CEO; Adyoulike teams up with AOL; and ePrivacy launches two new seals.
Spotify takes programmatic audio global
Music streamer Spotify is expanding its audio ad offering to 59 markets, the company just announced. A new private marketplace for its 15- and 30-second audio ad [...]
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Last week (18 May), UK law firm Kemp Little held their annual conference, ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution… or Evolution’. In this piece, we explore how Artificial Intelligence (AI) increases the scalability of knowledge and legal liability for programmatic advertising.
Dynamic scalability of knowledge
The concept of ‘dynamic scalability of knowledge’ can be explained by looking at what happens when a human and a driverless car are in a collision. Following the accident, both parties will learn from the experience; however, the [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Self-serve TV ad-buying solution by AOL; Gameloft and Mediasmart partner up; Strategic partnership for Ligatus and AppNexus; Bob Lord joins IBM; Exterion partners with Beyond Analysis; and Sizmek releases MDX-NXT.
AOL Launches Self-Serve Programmatic TV Ad Buying
AOL leaves manual TV ad-buying behind. The media company has just announced a new self-serve TV ad-buying solution as part of their ONE platform.
The move to [...]
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The agency trading model is constantly evolving; and that’s never more apparent than to those on the outside, who are tasked with developing sustainable partnerships with the agencies as they continue on their journey. Alan Osetek (pictured below), the newly appointed global CEO of Digilant, with a wealth of experience on both sides of the fence, speaks with ExchangeWire about the future of the agency trading model.
ExchangeWire: Digilant has a long history of working closely with agencies. How does it [...]
Digital ad fraud continues to be a global problem, with brands increasingly concerned about bot clicks and the accuracy of traffic numbers. It does not help that Asia’s ad tech industry still looks at clicks as the primary metrics, which is exacerbating the region’s ad fraud problem.
As it is, six markets in Asian are among the world’s top 10 in terms of click fraud, notes Grace Liau, Vivaki Asia-Pacific general manager, pointing to figures from the 2015 Apsular Fraud [...]
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While agencies may have moved on, some advertisers in Asia-Pacific have yet to transition from the ad network model and hold out-dated views about programmatic.
Matt Harty, Asia-Pacific senior vice president of The Trade Desk, explains in this Q&A with ExchangeWire that these advertisers believe programmatic deals with remnant inventory and avoid tapping this platform for their media buys. He adds that such misconceptions sometimes are linked to demands for antiquated models such as CPC.
Some ad tech vendors, too, look [...]
For one veteran of the mobile enterprise software industry, the ad tech world simply is not moving fast enough and remains bogged down by ineffective ad serving and management technology.
Matthew Talbot, senior vice president for BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), says he is stunned at the somewhat immaturity of ad technology for mobile in the Asia-Pacific region and has yet to see any robust tools available in the market today, compared to other tech industries.
In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Talbot also explains [...]
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Brands and agencies in Southeast Asia are limiting their exposure to ad networks due to the lack of transparency and opting to build their own trading or buying platforms.
Regional publishers also are increasingly wary of working with technology giants and want to address CPM degradation, pushing them to establish their own private marketplaces, according to Jordan Khoo, Sizmek’s Asia-Pacific vice president. He believes traditional ad networks are losing their appeal and expresses concerns about the conflict created by market [...]
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An insufficient ad budget for a vast region, inadequate support from industry players, and a media buying system that has yet to resolve key issues its predecessor also had failed to address.
These are the main challenges facing Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Asia-Pacific senior director for digital marketing, Janice Chan, who spoke candidly in a phone interview with ExchangeWire, during which she discussed her experience with programmatic and as a marketer in this region.
Some 50% of her digital marketing [...]
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