In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Opera Software woos China investors with mobile ad biz; Philippine publisher inks audience engagement partnership; Dentsu JaymeSyfu snags Unilever in Philippines; Sizmek hires ANZ head to push programmatic growth; and GroupM creates mobile lead role.
Opera Software woos China buyout with mobile ad biz
The mobile ad platform has received a NOK10.5bn (£847.09m) takeover bid from a Chinese [...]
Happy to stick to the original media plans they have been using since day one, advertisers are unwilling to embrace new ways of doing things. In this byliner, Eyeota CEO Kevin Tan discusses how this inertia is holding back brands in Asia-Pacific from tapping third-party audience data.
When we first started Eyeota in 2010, programmatic buying of inventory was starting to take off, but there was a dire lack of third-party audience data. So, the company was born to fill this [...]
Can APAC firms dedicate resources to own and run their own DMPs? How much value will it bring to their business, and how will they make the platform available to any agency or activation channel? These are questions brands, publishers, and agencies should ask themselves before deciding if they should, and are ready to, build their own DMPs, according to Lotame Asia-Pacific Managing Director Alex Sibois. Noting that it involves a complex piece of technology, deploying a DMP will prove challenging unless [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Sky and DataXu partner; AppNexus launches PriceCheck; Facebook adds mobile web to Audience Network; WPP’s multi-billion ad spend on Google; Alliance between Rubicon Project and AdMore; and ISBA’s Bob Wootton to step down.
Strategic investment into DataXu by Sky
UK-based pay-TV provider Sky has made a USD$10m (£7m) investment in analytics provider DataXu. “This investment will help us develop a [...]
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In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Singaporeans still prefer email in brand interaction; Social important among China marketers; If clearly labelled, content marketing will get eyeballs; Eyeota secures USD$7m in Series A; Lenovo AU gains cost savings from taking back digital media buys; and Dentsu Aegis looks for cost savings from merged APAC & SEA teams.
Singaporeans still prefer email in brand interaction
Singapore may [...]
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 [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: India ad spend to see strong growth in 2016; GroupM inks Line partnership to boost APAC campaigns; AU ad market worth AUD$7.9bn in 2015; Mediaocean acquires Australia’s BCC AdSystems; and Mindshare appoints APAC innovation head.
India ad spend to see strong growth in 2016
Advertising expenditure in India is estimated to reach ₹57,666 (£6bn) this year, growing 15.9% from [...]
TV consumption trends are experiencing a dramatic shift and the TV industry is having to evolve to continue to deliver targeted messaging to its fragmented audience. This year, broadcasters are more focused than ever on embracing programmatic TV. ExchangeWire talks to Greg Carroll (pictured below), country manager UK, StickyADS.tv, about what 2016 will hold for programmatic TV, as the technology moves out of its development phase and into the mainstream.
Evolved out of traditional ad networks, most DSPs in China currently operate on a ‘markup model’ that is proving harmful to both advertisers and publishers.
This typically involves low-tier inventory bought in bulk at low CPMs, and later sold to advertisers at a high markup price, explains ReachMax COO Charlie Wang. He urges brands in the local market to demand total transparency and ensure their trading desks have auditing functions, so this current landscape can be rectified.
In this week’s [...]
China’s largest DSP believes its local partnerships and strong knowledge of the local market mean it can deliver a higher level of service compared to Google, which it considers its archrival.
iPinYou, which last month announced it had restructured to “return” to the Chinese market, is aiming to tap the lucrative cross-border marketing industry. Founded in 2008, the company just raised CN¥500m (£52.4m) in a round of financing led by [...]