APAC

  • 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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  • 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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  • To Successfully Implement Ad Tech & Martech, Management Basics Are Critical: Q&A with Tommy Foo, Grab

    In the second of a series of interviews with APAC marketers in the run up to ATS Singapore next month, Wendy Hogan, marketing transformation and strategy director, APAC, Oracle, speaks with Tommy Foo (both pictured), who heads up driver marketing campaigns and operations regionally at Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing and mobile payments platform. Grab solves critical transportation challenges to make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Its core product platform includes transport solutions for drivers [...]

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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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  • The Realities of Delivering Seamless, Personalised & In-the-Moment Experiences

    We are in the era of empowered customers who define the customer experience on their own terms. New technologies are enabling new innovative experiences, which are in turn driving increasing customer expectations. This leads to the requirement for business transformation; and many companies are at different stages of sophistication in terms of how they execute on that. Often the terms marketing and advertising are used interchangeably. Typically, it’s the business model (CPM versus licensing) that’s cited as the difference [...]

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  • Unlockd Secure £17.9m for Asian Expansion; Havas Acquire Indian Wellness Ad Agency

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Unlockd secure £17.9m for Asian expansion; Havas acquire Indian wellness ad agency; News Corp unveil media-buying tool for Queensland; Eyeota join hands with Treasure Data; Sard Verbinnen open Hong Kong office; and AMAA unveil new board.

    Unlockd secure £17.9m for Asian expansion

    The Australian mobile ad platform have raised USD$23m (£17.95m) in Series B funding led by the [...]

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