• Deep-Learning Algorithm Crucial in Retargeting APAC

    As consumers visit different shops and compare offers across various platforms before making their purchase decisions, marketers will need to turn to solutions that can help them analyse patterns and identify correlations.

    The answer here lies in ‘deep-learning algorithms’, which will be increasingly critical in enabling merchants push relevant messaging to their targeted audience in the region, says Jakub Ratajczak, RTB House’s Asia-Pacific regional director. Pointing to the retargeting vendor’s internal research, he notes that deep-learning algorithms could push up [...]

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  • Ambient Intelligence: The Need for Smarter Marketing in a World of Connectivity

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly interweaving itself into our lives, with almost 13 billion IoT consumer units predicted to be in use by 2020, and the average UK home already containing more than eight connected devices. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Ken Parnham (pictured below), general manager Europe, Near, explains why, with this proliferation of devices and user touchpoints, ambient intelligence could be the solution to mapping every consumer interaction and boosting campaign performance.

    Perpetual connectivity is becoming the [...]

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  • 3 Tips for Guaranteeing Location Data Accuracy

    Data accuracy isn’t a new concept, but as more advertisers are relying on the accuracy of location data specifically, combating lost revenue from inaccurate data is becoming even more important with increased smartphone usage by consumers. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Jamie Crespi, VP marketing, Americas, Blis, explains what brands should know to set the standard in the industry, and demand quality, accurate location data.

    Ninety percent of smartphone users in the US use location services on their devices, providing [...]

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  • IP Targeting for B2B Campaigns is the Only Way To Go: Q&A with Ray Kingman, Semcasting

    Cookie-based targeting has always been synonymous with online advertising; but IP targeting is quickly gaining a foothold as the industry continues to innovate and change. Ray Kingman (pictured below), CEO, Semcasting, explains the advantages marketers have for cross-device campaigns with increased match rates using IP targeting.

    ExchangeWire: What is Mobile Footprints and how does it help marketers understand the customer journey more clearly? Who are some of your clients already using this technology?

    Ray Kingman: Mobile Footprints provides a [...]

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  • Will Geolocation Really Fuel the Future?

    Personalisation is on the tip of every marketer’s tongue – cited by almost half (42%) as a top priority – and they’re increasingly looking to geolocation data for the insight needed to achieve it, writes Paul Maraviglia, general manager, Europe, MaxPoint, exclusively for ExchangeWire.

    This isn’t surprising: the ability to pinpoint and trace an individual’s location can provide a valuable window into consumer activities, preferences and, crucially, their shopping habits.

    But, while the utility of geolocation data as a basis [...]

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  • Brands Must Mind Search Nuances in APAC

    Most established businesses are well aware that Asia is not a homogeneous region and comprises markets that each require a different approach and strategy to ensure success. The same applies for search campaigns, says Hannes Ben, Forward3D’s chief international officer, who urges the need for brands to recognise the key differences in markets such as China, Japan, and Korea. Ben helped set up the digital marketing agency’s Asia-Pacific division and multilingual search business, Locaria.

    In this industry byliner, he identifies [...]

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  • Location Targeting Drives the Highest Results: Q&A with Jon Lowen, SITO Mobile

    Location data is everywhere, and being able to harness that data is one of the best ways to target customers. As Jon Lowen (pictured below), COO, SITO Mobile explains, using this data to create and measure marketing strategies, gives advertisers the ability to drive measurable in-store visitations in real time.

    How does closed loop 1:1 in-store attribution work with location-based advertising?

    Device-level 1:1 attribution works with location-based advertising to ensure we are optimally leveraging location data to target the most relevant audiences. [...]

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  • Location Drives Marketers’ Shift from Demographic to Contextual Insights

    A recent report by ExchangeWire, in association with xAd, reveals that media planners are relying less on demographic data and insights to inform advertising strategy, and instead favour contextual data and insights when it comes to defining campaign strategies and optimising performance.

    Although demographic data is still used by marketers, shortcomings are becoming more apparent. The research reveals that over half of media buyers (51%) believe demographic segments are “of no use” or “of limited use” when it [...]

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  • OOH – Harnessing the Power of Audience Location Intelligence

    Geolocation data continues to become more accurate and reliable, giving advertisers the best opportunity to reach audiences in real time with extremely targeted messaging. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Kym Frank (pictured below), President, Geopath, talks about how measurement, optimisation, and attribution will be key to the growth of the OOH industry.

    In the past, the out-of-home (OOH) industry was considered difficult to measure, lacking access to the type of big data that the internet was able to generate about audiences. [...]

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  • Winning the Marketing Match Point: 3 Tips for Accurate Location-Based Advertising

    Accuracy is paramount when dealing with location-based marketing, due to the fact that if your location starting point is incorrect, then everything that follows will be exponentially flawed. As Paul Thompson (pictured below), VP EMEA, Blis, explains, this is the most common error that marketers fail prey to when working with or using location to build and define audiences.

    Just as on the tennis court, accuracy can mean the difference between devastating disappointment and international victory, as Nadal and Federer know [...]

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