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  • Video Fuels China Digital Ad Spend; Asian Consumers Choose Humans Over Bots

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Video fuels China digital ad spend; Most Asian consumers choose humans over bots; China programmatic ad spend climbs 78%; Aussies will shame loved brands for wrongdoing; Singapore agency offers Facebook cross-border insights; Twitter snags 35 APAC video content partners; MediaMath takes professional services to ANZ; and Rice takes up shop in HK.

    Video fuels China digital ad spend

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  • IPA Calls on Google & Facebook to Clean Up Video Measurement

    This week the IPA issued a direct call to action to Google’s YouTube and Facebook to clean up safety, measurement, and viewability of online video on their platforms. ExchangeWire asks experts to weigh in on whether this was the right move that will force Google and Facebook to step in line.

    IPA director general Paul Bainsfair issued the letter to the digital duopoly, outlining three urgent action points required to ensure global standards in ad verification and video measurement.

    The IPA is requesting [...]

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  • The Launch of Facebook's 'Watch' Will Give Users Fewer Reasons to Leave Its Platform

    Last week (9 August) Facebook announced the launch of ‘Watch’, its home for original video content produced by partners. Designed to be a portal for snackable video content, the launch of Facebook Watch could make it a real competitor to the likes of YouTube and Snapchat, to make the social media more sticky, encouraging its users to spend even more time on Facebook.

    According to Wall Street Journal, Facebook is on hand to assist publishers with content creation for the new [...]

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  • Facebook Made More Profit Than Google

    Yesterday, 26 July, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reported second quarter 2017 results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. It beat analyst expectations by generating USD$9.32 bn (£7.10 bn) in revenue, up about 45% from the same quarter last year. Facebook’s net income for the quarter was USD$3.89 bn (£2.96 bn) – up an impressive 71% year-on-year.

    That means Facebook made more profit than Google for the first time in history – though Google’s Q2 profit only slumped to USD$3.52bn (£2.68bn) because it [...]

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  • APAC Leads Global Ad Spend Growth; Digital to Consume Largest Share of APAC Ad Budget

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: APAC leads global ad spend growth; Digital to consume largest share of APAC ad budget; Mobile also fuelling ad spend growth; Alibaba offers ad tools to target Chinese consumers; comScore unveils China mobile consumer panel; and Executive appointments at Dentsu, Grapeshot, and AdAsia.

    APAC leads global ad spend growth

    Ad spend in Asia-Pacific is projected to climb USD$30bn (£23.49bn) [...]

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  • Shared Responsibility Needed to Make APAC Programmatic

    All parties with a stake in the Asia-Pacific ad tech industry are responsible for ensuring programmatic delivers the value it promises and ad content quality must remain the focus for marketers.

    Together, this would ensure consumer experience is optimal and brands get the most returns on their ad dollar, said delegates at this year's Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Forum in Singapore.

    During a panel discussion at about the region's programmatic landscape, focus inevitably centred on [...]

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  • Break Out of the Walled Garden

    One of the most striking differences between the development of the desktop web and the mobile web is the insularity of the mobile web. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Alex Moss, VP Sales, Europe, YouAppi, explains why, despite the convenience of the walled garden, your advertising performance depends on you broadening your horizons.

    Despite Google’s dominance of the desktop web, users still spend a relatively small percentage of their web browsing time on Google-owned websites.

    Compare that with the mobile web, and [...]

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  • Baidu Among Top 5 Global Media Owners; Digital Ads to Outpace TV in HK & TW

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Baidu among top five global media owners; Digital ads to outpace TV in HK & TW; IAB AU tout CEASA data on ad spend; Handbook to guide marketers on data strategy; Dentsu aim to boost data capabilities with Accordant; Executive appointments at media agencies; and Tune Group & Emirates marketers join WFA committee.

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  • APAC Marketers Must Differentiate in Programmatic Landscape

    In a market democratised by programmatic, brands in Asia-Pacific must be able to stand above the crowd and not have a myopic view of the digital landscape.

    Programmatic had levelled the playing field and created a space in which even multibillion dollar brands competed with mom-and-pop stores. This meant that marketers would need to work harder to differentiate themselves, said Sanchit Sanga, Mindshare's Asia-Pacific chief digital officer.

    "To win in this scenario, you'll need to [...]

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  • The Race Isn’t Over for Twitter

    Last week (9 February, 2017) Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) reported a net loss of USD$167m (£133.6m) (-23% revenue) in Q4 2016, and its slowest revenue growth since it went public four years ago. In this piece, we examine what has gone wrong for Twitter, and discuss the functional improvements that need to be implemented in order to re-establish Twitter in the eyes of both consumers and media buyers.

    Twitter was the second of the current four major social networks to be [...]

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