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 [...]
Not long ago, brands would not have believed they would need to consider chatbots as part of their marketing strategy; but with their exponential growth and with messaging apps entrenched within our daily lives, such is the world we now inhabit. Ed Preedy (pictured below), MD for Europe, GumGum, explains to ExchangeWire how image recognition can take chatbot marketing to a whole new level.
Chatbots are by no means a new phenomenon. But when Facebook opened their Messenger platform to third-party developers, [...]
Technology is changing the advertising world and stretching what is possible with each passing day. However, what about the people in the creative process, looking at more than just CPA optimisation, focused on creating an emotional engagement with an advertising campaign? We’re still lost in the plumbing and it’s time to remember what it’s really all about, says James Naylor (pictured below), product director, Affectv.
When I first moved out of the world of recruitment software and into ad tech, [...]
With consumers in India losing patience and turning to ad-blocking tools, the ad tech community will need to look for ways to better target the right audience and improve customer interaction.
They also will need to respond swiftly to market changes, such as the government’s demonetisation move and country’s increasing mobile adoption.
ExchangeWire spoke with industry executives for their insights on the Indian ad tech landscape, several of whom pointed to artificial intelligence and machine-learning as key trends to watch for this [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Spotify APAC tune up programmatic campaigns; Dentsu buy Indian design studio; MEC unveil Wavemaker in China; WPP open The Store in ANZ; and AdAsia unveil Moments in Thai.Spotify APAC tune up programmatic campaigns
The music streaming service says it has rolled out programmatic campaigns across several Asia-Pacific markets, including Singapore, Hong Kong, and Australia.
Their audio inventory was available [...]
2016 has truly shown how dynamic an ecosystem the digital advertising industry is. There have been highs and lows, but it has certainly been memorable. In a series of features reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to what we can expect in 2017, ExchangeWire invite over 100 thought leaders from across the industry to share their views. In the latest instalment of the series, experts deliver their opinions on the future of programmatic and [...]
Consumers’ media habits are changing. Mobile media time – the time spent using a tablet or smartphone for things other than talking to people – is on the rise, and traditional TV viewing is in decline. However, the shift from one device to another doesn’t mean that people want something different from their content. In this piece, Jon Mowat (pictured below), managing director, Hurricane Media, explains that, while you should be considering data, you need to tell a good story first. [...]
Digital Out Of Home has experienced incredible growth and no less in the vibrant, connected, and visual city of NYC. However, writes Ben Putland (pictured below), COO & MD USA, Grand Visual, exclusively for ExchangeWire, the medium is still lacking in the creativity stakes. Drawing from his global experience of producing award-winning campaigns for the likes of Amazon, Google, and Disney, Putland explains how New York City needs to set an example for the rest of the industry, which needs to [...]
ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: TubeMogul bought up by Adobe; iab Europe digital video advertising survey; Earnings for YuMe and Marin; FastPay fintech financing program; Targeted display solution by Archant; and Sizmek goes HTML5.TubeMogul acquired by Adobe
Adobe has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TubeMogul for a price tag of approximately USD$540m (£433m) net of debt and cash.
With the acquisition of TubeMogul, Adobe hopes to [...]
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In our latest column from the IAB’s Display Trading Council, Jez Fawcett, international head of product, Rocket Fuel and Mathew Downs, programmatic services EMEA, Yahoo, share with ExchangeWire the power of Dynamic Creative Optimisation and why, while no longer a new technique, its use cases are evolving and it can still be a strong driver of increased ad effectiveness.
Advertisers have traditionally created messaging on a one-size-fits-all basis, despite knowing that people respond to creative in different ways at different times, and in [...]