Data-driven storytelling is a challenge and a goal for many a marketer, with the ability to customise recommendations to different audiences based on brand interaction near impossible, due to the blackbox nature of existing recommendation engines. ExchangeWire speak with Vijay Chittoor (pictured below), CEO, Blueshift, about how the launch of the ‘Blueshift Personalization Studio’ aims to change the landscape entirely and bring power not just to the marketers, but also to the data scientists.
ExchangeWire: The launch of the ‘Blueshift Personalization Studio’ allows marketers [...]
It is the world’s fourth most populous country and third-largest mobile phone market; but, for all its opportunities, Indonesia will prove difficult for brands to manoeuvre if they do not first understand the country’s unique landscape. In this week’s industry byliner, Stephanie Conlon, Amobee’s Southeast sales and client services director, shares her insights and tips that advertisers should keep in mind before attempting to deploy a mobile ad campaign in Indonesia.
With over 249 million people, Indonesia offers a huge market [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Spearhead acquires Smaato; German publishers pool data; Tencent interested in Supercell; Exclusive partnership between Unlockd and Tesco Mobile; JICWEBS produces viewability guidelines; and Signal raises funding.
Smaato scooped up
Smaato changes owners. The Chinese investor Spearhead is scooping up the Hamburg company, subject to approval by the relevant regulatory authorities and the supervisory boards of both companies, Smaato
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Marketo is snapped up by private equity firm; Facebook retires LiveRail; DoubleClick connects advertisers and marketing experts; Adsquare partners with Adelphi; and New partnership between Tapjoy and Ironsource.
Marketo sold to Vista Equity Partners
In a deal worth USD$1.79bn (£1.24bn), private equity firm Vista Equity Partners is acquiring Marketo. The publicly traded martech provider is the last in [...]
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People-based marketing – the ability to recognise a person based on deterministic, as opposed to probabilistic methods – is touted, across the industry, as the evolution of audience targeting. Where did it start and how does it work in practice? ExchangeWire speak with Michael Twomey (pictured below), SVP and managing director of people-based marketing, Signal, about his firsthand experience of people-based marketing and why it is so effective for brands.
Digital advertising is at a critical crossroads. Budgets are growing rapidly, meaning that [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Almost half of APAC marketers buy programmatically; Indian consumers annoyed by mobile ads; Nine Mi9 puts inventory on AppNexus; AdAsia opens up in Thailand; Criteo eyes growth in India; and China’s LeCo partners with Twitter.
Almost half of APAC marketers buy programmatically
Some 41% of senior marketing professionals in Asia-Pacific have adopted programmatic in their media buys, led [...]
What do marketers have to consider when buying data, modelling audience segments, and selecting the right platform? In this piece on mobile audience data handling, Tom Laband, CEO AdSquare (pictured below), addresses marketers who are unsure how to approach audience targeting; and outlines the basic steps that marketers need to take in order to implement a successful mobile campaign.
The smartphone is the most personal of all devices; and it is our access to an increasingly connected world. It navigates us through the [...]
Australia will see significant movements in the mobile ad space this year; with both buyers and sellers looking to better target audiences and manage campaigns through private marketplaces.
With its ad tech market among some of the world’s most matured and sophisticated, Australia would see major developments around mobile as advertisers begin shifting more of their spend towards the platform.
Citing figures from Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Australia, Steve Wing, vice president [...]
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Audience segmentations within DMPs are not afforded the same level of verification or validation as exists across brand safety, quality of inventory, or demographic targeting. However, accountability for the veracity and performance characteristics of DMP audiences should be as important to marketers; and something they should be requesting to get the ball rolling for such validation to become an industry standard. Today (30 March) Xaxis announces the results of a comScore global validation study, which verified the predictive accuracy of the [...]
Cookie-based modelling is going further out of favour, due to its limitations in accuracy and cross-device targeting capabilities. People-based marketing is fast becoming the targeting method of choice; but, while often talked about, industry understanding seems to be limited. Katie Field (pictured below), UK managing director, Viant, speaks with ExchangeWire about how in a mobile-first world, people-based marketing is the only viable option.
ExchangeWire: People-based marketing is a buzz phrase, which rarely gets defined. What does it actually mean?
Katie Field: Today, [...]