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  • Internet Advertising’s Robust Growth Hides an Inconvenient Truth

    Digital advertising is booming in terms of growth, but is struggling to personalise ads effectively. This is stagnating performance and undermining the industry, says Cablato Founder and CEO, Adrian Pearmund (pictured below).

    If you take a look at the recent Advertising Expenditure Forecast from Zenith Global, it looks as if everything in the digital ad garden is rosy. The respected report reveals that digital ad spend will grow by 13% to top USD$205bn (£159.3bn) in 2017. Zenith Global also [...]

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  • 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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  • Redefining the Millennial Brand Experience

    How can marketers best reach the millennial generation? Rocket Fuel’s UK commercial  director, Joel Christie, explains how artificial intelligence can fix the failings of outdated marketing to meet and exceed the expectations for generations to come.

    The digital economy is by its nature real-time and on-demand; and this has created a culture in which immediate gratification has become the norm. The modern consumer is used to getting everything they need quickly – whether it be a taxi, take away, or directions to [...]

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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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  • Indian Marketers Can Solve Content Challenge with Machine Learning

    Marketers in India struggling to produce content that appeals to consumers should look at data analytics and machine learning for clues.

    These tools play a crucial role in personalising customer experience, says Gulshan Verma, Times Internet’s chief revenue officer. They enable marketers to determine the best time and format to roll out and optimise communication with consumers, he explains in this Q&A with ExchangeWire.

    ExchangeWire: Last we spoke, you said Times Internet’s use of programmatic was still limited, with single-digit [...]

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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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  • Breathing New Life into Digital Advertising

    Have we lost the art of advertising in digital? Elliott Clayton (pictured below), vice president of media UK, Conversant, believes the basic principles of marketing are being ignored, in favour of conversion chasing. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Clayton explains why personalisation needs to take a step forward.

    Today, consumers are more likely to skip, block, or avoid ads that are put forward to them than ever before. But this was not always the case. There was a time when good-looking adverts [...]

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  • AU Online Ad Spend Up 7.2%; Singapore Tourism Tap Tencent Ad Platforms

    In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: Australia online ad spend up 7.2%; Singapore Tourism tap Tencent ad platforms; Singapore SMBs offered help in marketing; MediaMath eye South Korea growth via local reseller; AdAsia mull possible listing in Hong Kong; Postr ring in Indonesia; and RTB House open in ANZ.

    Australia online ad spend up 7.2%

    Australia’s online ad spend grew 7.2% year-on-year to reach AUD$1.86bn [...]

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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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  • Better Mobile Metrics Can Help APAC Brands Get Over Numbers Obsession

    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, [...]

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