There is an immense amount of consolidation and diversification in the technology marketplace. Neil Nguyen, President and CEO, Sizmek, speaks exclusively to ExchangeWire about what these changes mean for marketers and how their roles are impacted.
Neil Nguyen: As the ad tech industry matures, many of the larger players are looking to expand their digital advertising offering through acquisition, rather than spending time developing technologies that already exist. This will benefit marketers looking to build, target, [...]
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 [...]
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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WPP consultancy, Gain Theory, launched this month to help marketing and insight professionals with the challenges they are increasingly facing with data and technology. Gain Theory Partner and ExchangeWire contributor, Celina Burnett, explains more about the launch and what this means for industry.
The marketing landscape, and the role of the CMO, is changing. Marketing is no longer solely for the creatives: the proliferation of channels and the ever more complex customer journey have put data and technology at the centre [...]
Zuzanna Gierlinska, Oracle Marketing Cloud, director data management platforms (DMP), EMEA, reflects on the recent spate of publisher consortium announcements including Pangaea, and the AOP collective, and the challenges the individual members face including: consolidating their respective data sets into one platform and building out this data with third-party data sets.
It’s no secret that the media giants like Google and Facebook are locking down their data. Google’s blocking of DMP pixels is a predictive first step to maintain better control [...]
Nicolas Schueller, Adomik, CEO and founder, reflects on how premium publishers have histrocially struggled with the transition to becoming digital first businesses; from increasingly relying on social networks for traffic referrals, and ceding control of their user data, he also points to the potential solution whereby they can pool resources with companies undergoing similar challenges.
Co-ops appear to be a smart move for premium publishers. Premium publishers have (understandably) struggled with knowledge, insight, and tools as a result of the rapid [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up the key industry updates on ad tech from around the region – and in this week’s edition: VivaKi inks DMP deal with Tencent in China; Asia leads smartphone purchases; Chinese consumers have high mobile expectations; Nexmo offers API for brands to engage mobile audience; Singapore telco appoints new head of media sales.
VivaKi inks DMP deal with Tencent in China The Publicis Groupe subsidiary has inked a deal with Tencent that will see both companies develop [...]
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Marc Gosschalk, AdTruth, partner marketing manager, EMEA, stresses the need for advertisers to be more proactive with consumers on the benefits of the data exchange economy, citing multiple opinions from across the industry.
Last year saw a rapid increase in public awareness of digital privacy and identity, and brought to the fore the question of trust in digital marketing. This begs the question, what can be done in 2015 to improve the relationship between brands and consumers?
Eduardo Ustaran, a lawyer [...]
Audience data is undeniably an important ingredient in any ad campaign, but some marketers are misusing such data to achieve easy success.
ExchangeWire spoke with Bryan Melmed, global vice president of insights at Exponential Interactive, who championed the use of data intelligence and analytics to support advertising efforts and ad targeting campaigns.
But how are marketers wrongly using data? According to Melmed, brands are missing the point when it comes to understanding their baseline or the audience they should be focusing [...]