In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: AU agencies want programmatic trust; SEA advertisers concern over lack of programmatic processes; AU sees growing demand for new video formats; Dentsu open VR lab in Shanghai; Tencent clock 47% growth in online ad revenue; Wunderman launch data-activation platform in India; and YouAppi opens up in Indonesia.AU agencies urge need for programmatic trust
Agencies in Australia believe programmatic [...]
There is urgent need to define viewability and create standardised metrics for mobile ads in Asia-Pacific, where marketers remain hooked on the numbers game, focusing their attention on clicks rather than other more effective metrics.
This obsession over clicks has resulted in brands neglecting the importance of verification, says Rohit Dadwal, Asia-Pacific managing director at Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), who underscores the importance of delivering better accountability as well as transparency.
In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Zenith unveil global rebrand strategy; TPG revise offer in Fairfax takeover bid; Times Internet take on Moat for viewability; Aussies going sporty on mobile; Taptica open Mumbai office; China’s iResearch launch mobile video measurement tool; and Sling & Stone swing into New Zealand.Zenith unveil global rebrand strategy
The agency group have launched a new “global brand vision [...]
It may seem paradoxical, but data alone is not sufficient for Asia-Pacific marketers to ensure their data-driven campaigns will be successful.
Increasing focus on such initiatives has overshadowed the need for creativity; and this can lead consumers towards ad blockers, cautions Ben Maudsley, Exponential Interactive’s Asia-Pacific and South Africa managing director. He also advises marketers to adopt care in deciding which data they should use to power their campaigns.
In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Maudsley and Tyler Greer, Exponential’s Asia-Pacific and [...]
Marketers in Asia-Pacific lack confidence in programmatic because too many different metrics are being thrown around and they are sceptical over which one actually works.
Rather than blame their agencies, however, marketers in this region need to take the lead and define their measures of success, says Liz Miller, CMO Council’s senior vice president of marketing.
In a Q&A with ExchangeWire, Miller explains why CMOs are struggling over a lack of focus on critical analytics and how they need to rethink the [...]
Singapore Has Lowest Video Viewability in Region; Lack of Cross-Device View Distorting SEA Attribution Data
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Singapore has lowest video viewability in region; Lack of cross-device view distorting SEA attribution data; AdAsia secure £9.66m in Series A; Havas set up joint venture in Shanghai; Expedia unveil Singapore research lab; and data-driven marketing platform opens in Myanmar.Singapore has lowest video viewability in region
At just 35%, Singapore has the lowest video ad viewability in Southeast [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: AU agency bookings dip 1.7%; Spotify bring Sponsored Playlists to Singapore; Finn Partners acquire Singapore agency; Dentsu buy out Sri Lanka ad agency; Kantar Media to provide TV metrics in Hong Kong; and comScore unveil MMX Multi-Platform in Indonesia.AU agency bookings dip 1.7%
Agency digital ad bookings for February have dipped 1.7% to AUD$135.3m (£83.32m) from the previous [...]
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 [...]
Since 2014, DigiTrust have been encouraging publishers and ad tech platforms to get involved and become part of an industry measurement revolution. Infectious Media, an early member, recently held a forum to outline the benefits of DigiTrust to the end-users, the industry and, more specifically, the publishers. ExchangeWire speak with Dan Larden (pictured below), global strategic partnerships director, Infectious Media, about DigiTrust and the key takeaways from the forum.ExchangeWire: Infectious Media recently hosted a DigiTrust Publisher Forum – for those [...]
Consumers in Southeast Asia have taken to video somewhat differently from their global counterparts; so marketers need to tune into these requirements to better engage their target audience. Here, AOL’s Asia and ANZ managing director Alex Khan (pictured below), writes about the ‘sense of urgency’ in how this region’s mobile-driven consumers are accessing video and why advertisers need to do better.
Over the years, we’ve seen user behaviour change on the big screen. TV viewers have become impatient. They don’t [...]