In this op-ed, Ray Kingman, CEO, Semcasting, (pictured below) discusses the problem with ad tech’s current use of Big Data. Advertisers mistakenly think they can determine who you are by extrapolating a target persona out of your online behavior. Transactions are, in actuality, the result of a life journey that is both nuanced and more complex. If brands can use Big Data to define each stage of a customer’s life and effectively pre-identify demand, that insight could also be used to [...]
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Springer’s anti-ad blocking experiment works; Essence to become part of GroupM; Improve Digital joins IAB tech lab; and Skimlinks rewards publisher with data and revenue.
Springer discloses first results of anti-ad blocking strategy
German publisher Axel Springer’s fight against ad blockers seems to have yielded a first success. Speaking at the publishing group’s quarterly review event, CEO Matthias Döpfner claimed that the company’s anti-ad [...]
On a typical day, internet users are now spending almost as much time online (5.25 hours) as they are on various ‘traditional’ activities combined (with 5.44 hours being spent on linear TV, broadcast radio, traditional press, and console gaming). Across the various ‘offline’ or ‘traditional’ activities, it is linear TV which continues to [...]
The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is upon us, but as consumer uptake of the latest enabled gadgets surges, many marketers are being kept awake at night wondering how they will manage to capitalise on marketing opportunity presented by this phenomenon. Rakhee Jogia, director of display at Rakuten Marketing speaks exclusively to ExchangeWire and advises that if marketers can crack cross-channel marketing, then the IoT shouldn’t pose a challenge.
Lack of User Growth Sends Twitter Stock Down 11% Whilst Rubicon Stock Soars with Strong Revenue Growth
Twitter stock fell by 11% yesterday following disappointing Q2 2015 earnings. Although revenue was up, the lack of user growth has shaken market confidence.
– Q2 revenue of $502m, up 61% year-over-year (at constant currencies, revenue would have increased 68%)
– Advertising revenue totalled $452m, an increase of 63% year-over-year (71% at constant currencies)
– Mobile advertising revenue was 88% of total advertising revenue
– Data licensing and other revenue totalled $50m, an increase of 44% year-over-year
– US revenue totalled $321m, an increase of [...]
This week, ExchangeWire’s LATAM roundup brings a recent research from Tail Target comparing the performance of campaigns based on different ways of targeting; a market analysis about the opportunities in the region; and a change in the marketing management of Dafiti, a retailer company in Brazil.
Research: CTR increases up to 70% when targeting audience
A recent study made by Tail Target shows that campaigns that target audience reach a CRT up to 70% higher than the ones with no targeting at [...]
As Cannes Lions kicks off this week, Andrew Buckman, OpenX, managing director, EMEA, assesses the role programmatic advertising technologies have to play at a conference where the emphasis has historically been on creativity, as opposed to tech innovation, including how the IoT will help propel the ubiquity of such technologies.
Programmatic has transformed the industry, bringing greater efficiency with real-time optimisation. However, when will programmatic move from cutting-edge to ubiquitous?
Is it when it becomes the number one priority for industry leaders? [...]
Thomas Servatius, IPONWEB, head of client services, speaks to ExchangeWire about the merits of the much-maligned practice of retargeting web users with ads, including how not to fall foul of commonly occurring mistakes in the industry.
Bombarding web users with the same ad for (what seems like) an eternity after they have expressed the vaguest of interest in a company’s product is arguably the poster boy of all that’s wrong with the programmatic advertising sector.
Those working in digital advertising need no [...]
Verizon Wireless’ purchase, or merger, with AOL stands out as one of the ad tech stories of 2015. This is not only for its multi-billion price-tag, but also how it symbolises the attempted re-emergence of telco operators in the digital advertising game; which is valued at $600bn per year. ExchangeWire analyses how the worlds of telecoms and ad tech are starting to collide; as well as previewing some of the conflicts this may cause, as advertisers look to take their [...]
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Dave Hendricks, LiveIntent president, reflects on the AOL/Verizon merger and predicts the rise of such deals will herald the end of probabilistic targeting.
If you are old enough, or an aficionado of board games, you might have heard of Battleship. This staple of childhood was an analog, old-fashioned game that didn’t involve consoles, required no electricity, and relied on person-to-person sonar.
Battleship was probabilistic. You would try to guess the coordinates and triangulate based on the shape of the ships. Once you figured out [...]
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