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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UK marketers are uneasy with how third-parties, including media agencies and tech providers, treat their data, and are largely in the dark as to who is ultimately responsible for implementing data privacy rules, despite upcoming data protection reform across the EU, according to research.
Uniform data protection laws are due to be implemented across the EU member states within 12 months, but a research study of over 170 senior-level brand-side marketers, conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Adform, reveals widespread confusion [...]
Data is fuelling the marketing industry’s shift from labour-intensive manual booking to more dynamic automated processes (in theory at least), but the success of this transition relies on the quality of the data at its disposal. ExchangeWire garners insights from last week’s big data conference I-COM, as well as recent industry debates to assess the market’s attitude towards this trend.
Digital marketing, and the ad tech sector in particular, has become renowned for buzz phrases since its very inception, and ‘big [...]
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Camilla McInnes, founder and director of Cameron McInnes Ltd, reflects on why more big brands are seeking out ad tech experts to join their ranks, and how advertisers are making bold moves to gain more control over their digital media spend.
What a client wants from its agency is to deliver the best results possible from their advertising campaigns. How they measure these results is widely discussed and often it is the agency doing the reporting.
So, how can a [...]