Analytics

  • 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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  • IAB AU Champions Ads.txt Adoption; Singapore Millennials Say Ads Don't 'Get' Them

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: IAB AU champions ads.txt adoption; Singapore millennials say ads don’t ‘get’ them; MCN offers consolidated customer view across platforms; Indonesia telco bundles lockscreen ads with rewards; GroupM expects ad spend growth in India; and Grapeshot goes to Hong Kong.

    IAB AU champions ads.txt adoption

    IAB Australia is urging the local digital advertising community to adopt ads.txt in a bid [...]

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  • APAC Marketers Overlooking Physical Customer Touchpoints

    Marketers have been so focused on optimising customer experience across digital channels that they have neglected the need to be equally responsive on physical touchpoints.

    A survey by CMO Council revealed that 78% of marketers believed they could respond or react to consumer feedback, requests, suggestions, or complaints specific to campaigns within two weeks – with 43% saying they could do so within 24 hours, according to the research, which polled 153 marketers in the US.

    However, their responsiveness dipped [...]

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  • In-App Targeting Vendor Won't Need SDKs from APAC Marketers

    Following its Tokyo launch early this year, Remerge is now looking to expand further into Asia with promises to offer services designed specifically for app retargeting.

    The Berlin-based mobile ad platform has just opened offices in Singapore and Seoul, after setting up shop in Tokyo in January 2017. While Singapore will serve as its Southeast Asia hub, the Korean outfit is responsible for the local market as well as China, according to Remerge CEO Pan Katsukis.

    The vendor touts an “SDK-less solution” [...]

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  • Marketing Analytics Firm Snaps Up Japanese Influencer Platform; 'Smart' Billboard Lights Up in AU

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Marketing analytics firm snaps up Japanese influencer platform; VMO lights up ‘smart’ billboard in AU; Publicis sees drop in APAC growth; Vietnamese agency offers free access to Decision Lab; Dentsu buys in South Africa & creates JV in Russia; and Dentsu looks to IndoChina for growth.

    Marketing analytics firm snaps up Japanese influencer platform

    Ginzamarkets has unveiled [...]

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  • Cheetah Mobile Challenged by Diverse Advertiser Needs

    Ranked the world’s third-largest non-game app developer, Cheetah Mobile faces significant challenges in meeting the different needs of a diverse advertiser clientele. In Asia-Pacific, specifically, advertisers have yet to catch up – in terms of media investments – with consumers who are rapidly moving towards mobile devices, according to Josh Ong (pictured below), Cheetah Mobile’s director of global marketing and communications.

    In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Ong explains how the Chinese app developer is enhancing its programmatic and technology stack to better [...]

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  • 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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