• Agency Role Remains Relevant in APAC; AU OOH Revenue Climbs 7% in 2Q2017

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Agency role remains relevant in APAC; AU OOH revenue climbs 7% in 2Q2017; MullenLowe reorgs China operations; iAccess goes to China; comScore offers mobile consumer panel in Malaysia; Wunderman & POSSIBLE join hands; Eventbrite opens up in NZ; and Executive promotions at Merkle, OMD, and UM.

    Agency role remains relevant in APAC

    Media agencies still will be necessary in [...]

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  • ATS SG 2017 Debates Threat of Consultancies & Working with Walled Data Access

    Amid increasing calls for transparency and changes in business models, there remains stoic confidence that media agencies still have a role to play and the need for brands to find alternatives when faced with restricted access to data.

    Discussions at ExchangeWire’s annual ATS Singapore conference this week revolved how relationships between technology, brands, publishers, agencies, and vendors could be improved to drive programmatic development in the region.

    Dushyant Sapre, Criteo’s Asia-Pacific regional director for global supply and business development, noted [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Programmatic As the Solution: How a Global Brand Made the Switch

    As the opening keynote at ATS Madrid in May, Sergio Martin (pictured below), commercial director, Adform, held a panel discussion with Meliá Hotels International and Accenture Interactive on the topic ‘programmatic as the solution’. Meliá is a leading brand with a global influence on the hotel industry. To perform an audit and shape a new digital policy, Meliá hired Accenture, a digital consulting firm that provides guidance for brands, with the task to explore how to adopt programmatic advertising.

    Meliá faced [...]

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  • Honesty Was the Best Policy at ExchangeWire Live NYC

    The rise of digital advertising consultancies is definitely a threat and something GroupM are taking seriously, according to Brian Lesser, the company’s North America CEO. Opening ExchangeWire Live in New York city in a fireside chat with ExchangeWire CEO Ciaran O’Kane, Lesser said, however, that they don’t cross paths with these consultancies as often as the industry would have you believe.

    He doesn’t hold their strategies of wanting to offer additional value at the top of the chain (and help [...]

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  • Header Bidding Will Become the Normal Integration Standard: Q&A with Natrian Maxwell, OpenX

    At ATS New York, Natrian Maxwell (pictured below), director of demand services, OpenX, delivered a keynote speech on header bidding and the road to success through programmatic direct. ExchangeWire caught up with Maxwell after the event to delve into the detail of the keynote.

    ExchangeWire: Header bidding has put the industry in a situation where the publisher’s ad server is responsible for programmatic decisioning – what challenges does this present?

    Natrian Maxwell: This shift in programmatic decisioning really identifies some of the [...]

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  • The US is the Most Advanced Market Programmatically, Because of Buying Power

    At ATS New York on 3 November 2016 Matt Prohaska, CEO, Prohaska Consulting moderated a panel discussion about whether programmatic video is going to change the media buying landscape. Panellists Jim Daily, president, USA, and Jana Meron, VP of programmatic and data strategy, Business Insider discuss inventory, industry resource and the development of the landscape. 

    There are still many limitations with video and despite talk of significant development in the technology, it isn’t where it needs to be, yet. Integrations [...]

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  • Can Programmatic Work with Upper-Funnel Metrics?

    At ATS New York on 3 November, ExchangeWire’s CEO, Ciaran O’Kane moderated a panel between Dom Joseph, co-founder and CEO, Captify; Tyler Pietz, VP, programmatic, Cadreon; and Adam Heimlich, SVP programmatic, managing director of HX, Horizon Media on the topic of making upper-funnel metrics work with programmatic.  

    A lasting challenge when looking at upper-funnel metrics is the fact that agencies think of branding as something that can’t be measured, according to Heimlich. But, increasingly, it can be measured, so it’s [...]

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  • Open Machine Learning: A Request to the Digital Industry

    At ATS New York 2016, Nathan Woodman, general manager, Demand Solutions, IPONWEB delivered a keynote speech on the topic of first-party machine learning in programmatic, with a request to the industry: can we create a framework for ‘Open Machine Learning’?

    Data, data, data

    With data growing at an unprecedented rate, we exist in a situation of extreme complexity; and the most complex model far exceeds human comprehension, with 50 million potential outcomes. Everyday we are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of [...]

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