What was the first social network you fired up this morning? Whether it was Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook – chances are you were duped. As you scrolled through dozens of photos and status updates, it is likely that many of them were not spur-of-the-moment missives sent by their account-holders but, rather, marketing messages sponsored by other brands. Whether it is PewDiePie endorsing a video game, or DJ Khaled promoting a vodka brand, this kind of approach is now a big deal. Solberg [...]
Smartphones are a staple of modern life, with consumers being very familiar with mobile advertising. We’re used to swiping, tapping, and pinching to view content that interests us. However, when it comes to those behind these adverts, there remains many more creative ways for brands to engage with their audiences through smartphones. In this piece, Rob Garber (pictured below), managing director EMEA, Undertone, explains why smartphones present an entirely new canvas for advertisers to unleash their creativity.
Advertisers should make better use [...]
Digital advertising has long promised accountability, but for most FMCG advertisers, tying digital adverts to product sales has been elusive. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Michael Greene, VP of product strategy, AudienceScience (pictured below) asks, what impact does digital advertising really have on the sales performance of FMCG brands?
There is no doubt FMCG marketers face unique challenges in tying marketing efforts to sales results. Unlike verticals as distinct as apparel, electronics, and financial services, FMCG product purchases still largely occur offline, where store [...]
The roles of chief marketing officers (CMOs), as well as media agencies, have become more complex amid an evolving digital landscape. In this industry byliner, Rahul Vasudev, MediaMath’s Asia-Pacific managing director, highlights what marketers want from their agencies and how the latter can better support their clients’ business.
The role of the CMO has evolved significantly over the years. This change has further accelerated with consumers in Asia-Pacific increasingly demanding more personalised and relevant communication.
CMOs, and their agencies, today need deep [...]
Singapore Millennials Seek Personal Recognition from Retail Brands; Australia Tune into Programmatic Audio Growth
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Singapore millennials seek personal recognition from retail brands; Australia tune into programmatic audio growth; Google bring Shopping Ads to Singapore; Cheetah Mobile mark SpotX in app library; New Zealand OOH cross milestone; Affectv boot-up in Australia; and YouAppi open Japan office.Singapore millennials want personal recognition from brands
Consumers born after 1980 in Singapore seek brands and retailers [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: SEA markets see disparate digital ad spend; China bank brands more valuable than US peers; Japanese ad firm buy out Singapore activation agency; Landor & Designworks unite in AU; AOL launch price optimisation tool in Asia; and IAB AU bring on executive consultant and new board member.SEA markets see disparate digital ad spend
Digital ad spend in Southeast [...]
Oracle’s Marketing Cloud offering has evolved rapidly following a string of acquisitions over the last five years: Eloqua, 2012; Responsys, 2013; BlueKai and Datalogix, 2014; Maxymiser, 2015; and AddThis & Crosswise, 2016. In August 2016, Laura Ipsen (pictured below) moved from Oracle’s Global Industry Solutions Group (technology solutions for retail, financial services, utilities, public sector, etc.) to Oracle Marketing Cloud as SVP and general manager, replacing Kevin Akeroyd, who left the company.
During an interview at Oracle’s Modern Business Experience event [...]
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With brands in Asia-Pacific still getting accustomed to the digital era, the lack of understanding is pushing them towards low-hanging returns that miss the real targets. This gap in digital knowledge is also making it tough for marketers to match performance to business objectives – which, in turn, affects their ability to secure budget to fund their campaigns.
Advertisers need to have the tools to comprehend what is required to better engage with customers in an ‘always-on’ environment, says Wendy Hogan, [...]
In 2016, the average consumer was bombarded with brand messages on a level never seen before. With an ever growing number of different communications channels like email, text, messaging apps, social media, and more, consumers are often bombarded by messages. As Sam Madden, UK director, Wiraya explains to ExchangeWire, brands need to recognise the danger of over-messaging, or risk being deleted altogether by frustrated customers.
In our most recent report, we discovered [...]
Data sits at the heart of the digital revolution. The huge volume of digital data being generated by organisations and individuals has played a pivotal role in the exponential growth in the amount of data as a whole. And that’s only going to increase. New data coming from sources like social media, connected cities, cars (90% of cars will be connected by 2020), and wearables has the potential to make profound and beneficial changes to the way we all [...]