The consumer journey is no longer a single pathway from awareness through consideration to conversion. In this piece, Ben Sidebottom, director, solution architecture, Visual IQ (pictured) discusses how modern-day consumers draw information about brands from a greater number of sources than ever before, encountering online and offline touchpoints, traversing a range of channels such as TV, print, social, and search. Users are also utilising numerous platforms, from smartphones and tablets, to laptops and desktops. This labyrinth [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: SEA mobile video programmatic climbs 20%; Outbrain & OMD ink partnership in Australia; India’s Komli spins out mobile ad tech firm; and Xaxis pledges 100% viewability for APAC markets.
SEA mobile video programmatic climbs 20%
Mobile video programmatic inventory increased 20% across four Southeast Asian markets in the second quarter this year, amid efforts by advertisers to reach consumers [...]
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Ad servers for publishers are a basic ingredient in digital advertising, but with significant advances in the online marketing ecosystem – including the rise of programmatic – some are questioning whether they are still relevant to today’s digital marketers. In this article, Tim Preston, Director, Ad Server Business Development EMEA at OpenX discusses how ad servers fit into the modern marketer’s toolkit.
Ad servers were originally designed to support manual, direct ad sales, with a heavy emphasis on features such as sales [...]
In this post, Wayne Blodwell, head of programmatic at iProspect shares his views exclusively with ExchangeWire about how the marketing industry will mature over the coming years.
Every major industry that has embraced a technological revolution, such as the assembly line, the combustion engine, investment banking, and so on, has found that many of the technologies that revolutionised their industry quickly became a low value commodity. This was due to the rapid rate of innovation this technology required with new players [...]
Gareth Davies, co-founder & CEO, Adbrain (pictured) speaks exclusively to ExchangeWire about how the technical revolution which is reinventing the way people behave, companies innovate, economies operate, and governments regulate, faster than many of us can comprehend.
The exponential growth of technology, loosely defined by the repeated doubling of computer power every 18-24 months, coupled with rapidly maturing technologies: the cloud (infinitely scalable computing power), artificial intelligence, and connected, sensory-aware devices, is behind the changing behaviour of consumers worldwide.
As a result [...]
The IAB run a number of Trading Councils, covering a multitude of industry sectors, including ad ops, video, search, social, and display marketing. Council delegates are all senior executives who appreciate that the industry won’t mature without cohesion enabling progress to be made on projects. IAB Councils are seen as the voice of the industry. In this post, James Prudhomme, managing director EMEA for Index Exchange, (pictured left) offers his perspective on the Read more
No one can deny that ad tech has transformed the way brands conduct media buying. Gone are the days of sales calls and signed IOs. Today’s automated world sees media transactions happening in milliseconds across a variety of devices and channels. Today, we’re on the brink of yet another huge technological development, the Internet of Things (IoT), which will bring increased device/publisher fragmentation and more advertising opportunities. Nick Graham, global digital director at Huawei Technologies speaks exclusively to ExchangeWire about [...]
The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is upon us, but as consumer uptake of the latest enabled gadgets surges, many marketers are being kept awake at night wondering how they will manage to capitalise on marketing opportunity presented by this phenomenon. Rakhee Jogia, director of display at Rakuten Marketing speaks exclusively to ExchangeWire and advises that if marketers can crack cross-channel marketing, then the IoT shouldn’t pose a challenge.
Lack of User Growth Sends Twitter Stock Down 11% Whilst Rubicon Stock Soars with Strong Revenue Growth
Twitter stock fell by 11% yesterday following disappointing Q2 2015 earnings. Although revenue was up, the lack of user growth has shaken market confidence.
– Q2 revenue of $502m, up 61% year-over-year (at constant currencies, revenue would have increased 68%)
– Advertising revenue totalled $452m, an increase of 63% year-over-year (71% at constant currencies)
– Mobile advertising revenue was 88% of total advertising revenue
– Data licensing and other revenue totalled $50m, an increase of 44% year-over-year
– US revenue totalled $321m, an increase of [...]
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, [...]