Measurement

  • Kargo: Don't Over-Rely on Open Exchanges

    To mitigate the risk of ad fraud and bots, marketers in Asia-Pacific should not be too dependent on programmatic open exchanges and must combine technology with human oversight.

    Advertisers should practise caution against relying solely on automation, advised Rob Leach, Kargo’s Asia-Pacific general manager, who pointed to a The&Partnership study that revealed nearly 30% spent on open exchanges last year was on invalid traffic. He further underscored the need to assert more human control to ensure quality, rather than quantity, ad [...]

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  • AirAsia Campaigns Put Humans & AI Together

    Data-driven marketing and machine learning often are touted as helping advertisers reach audiences more accurately; but human judgement still is needed to tell the story that connects customers.

    This approach helped power AirAsia’s campaigns, according to Kuo Chia-Fang, Oath’s Asia-Pacific media solutions senior director. The low-cost airline worked with Yahoo last year to roll out a campaign that aimed to create awareness of its flight network, frequencies, and ancillary services such as in-flight meal, hot seats, and baggage. It also wanted [...]

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  • Localisation Key to Survival Amidst China's Walled Gardens

    Localisation and working alongside walled gardens may be key to survival in China's tough ad tech landscape. Although, this does not mean brands should stop demanding more transparency.

    Lured by the country's sizeable market potential, numerous foreign players have attempted to grab a piece of the pie, but few could claim success. A big part of this was due to their lack of local knowledge, according to Albert Sim, Miaozhen China's vice president of [...]

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  • AI & Advertising: Measurement of the Future

    AI is slowly creeping into all aspects of our lives – retailers are introducing chatbots, stock market shares are traded algorithmically, and driverless cars are in the final testing stages. We’ve already seen programmatic trading change the ad industry completely in the last few years. The next big leap in technology, writes Emi Gal, CEO of Teads Studio, exclusively for ExchangeWire, will make every brand message interactive and personalised, with brands relying less on talking to huge audiences, but instead [...]

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  • China Ad Tech Players Don't Always Respect Boundaries; Singapore Media Giants to Build Programmatic Marketplace

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: China ad tech players don’t always respect boundaries; Singapore media giants to build programmatic marketplace; China 1Q online ad revenue fall to £7.78bn; AU radio network offers personalised ads; Amazon must localise to build SEA loyalty; and IAB AU offers video, audio, and mobile glossaries.

    China ad tech players don’t always respect boundaries

    China’s ad tech landscape can be [...]

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  • If You Want to Ride the Programmatic Wave, Keep it Simple

    Teads hosted its inaugural ‘Programmatic Wave’ event to a packed room in London last week, seeing experts from across the industry coming together to discuss the evolution of programmatic, using surfing as a surprisingly fitting analogy. From creative and data, to brand safety and technology, almost no topic was left uncovered, with one common, yet oft-ignored phrase uttered several times throughout: ‘keep it simple’.

    ExchangeWire CEO Ciaran O’Kane hosted the ‘Data 101’ session, discussing the fundamental role of data in the [...]

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  • SEA Viewability Close to US Standards; Taptica Acquires Japan Mobile Ad Platform

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: SEA viewability close to US standards; Taptica acquires Japan mobile ad platform; WeChat user base to hit 494.3 million; Online video ad spend to climb 23%; and Dentsu signs ‘group-level’ membership with IAB SG.

    SEA viewability close to US standards

    The average viewability rate in Southeast Asia is estimated to be 53%; which is close to standards laid out [...]

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  • Agency Role Remains Relevant in APAC; AU OOH Revenue Climbs 7% in 2Q2017

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sums up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Agency role remains relevant in APAC; AU OOH revenue climbs 7% in 2Q2017; MullenLowe reorgs China operations; iAccess goes to China; comScore offers mobile consumer panel in Malaysia; Wunderman & POSSIBLE join hands; Eventbrite opens up in NZ; and Executive promotions at Merkle, OMD, and UM.

    Agency role remains relevant in APAC

    Media agencies still will be necessary in [...]

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  • ATS SG 2017 Debates Threat of Consultancies & Working with Walled Data Access

    Amid increasing calls for transparency and changes in business models, there remains stoic confidence that media agencies still have a role to play and the need for brands to find alternatives when faced with restricted access to data.

    Discussions at ExchangeWire’s annual ATS Singapore conference this week revolved how relationships between technology, brands, publishers, agencies, and vendors could be improved to drive programmatic development in the region.

    Dushyant Sapre, Criteo’s Asia-Pacific regional director for global supply and business development, noted [...]

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  • APAC Agencies Must Be More Than Just Media Buyers

    Instead of simply buying media for marketers, agencies must offer guidance on whether their clients are ready to adopt programmatic and, if not, provide help on how to do so.

    This should include data strategy and operations setup, says Vincent Niou, Essence’s Asia-Pacific senior programmatic and partnerships director, who warns that agencies that fail to offer these services will provide opportunities for consulting firms to jump in.

    In this Q&A with ExchangeWire, Niou further explains how agencies can facilitate the development of [...]

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