The future is bright; the future is ad tech. Ahead of taking the stage at ATS London on Monday, 10 September, where he will join a panel to discuss why the future is independent ad tech, Ari Lewine (pictured below), co-founder and CSO, TripleLift, gives his take on the future of ad tech. ExchangeWire: There’s been a lot of negativity around ad tech over the past 12 months, but what aspects can we be positive about? Ari Lewine: I’m optimistic about the [...]
Data science has increasingly been at the forefront of developments in advertising and marketing technology; and with very good reason. In the video space, data science is a crucial element for ensuring brand objectives are met against billions of data signals. In this piece for ExchangeWire, Dr Jon Morra, vice president, data science, Zefr, details the three components of data science in delivering those objectives for brands advertising on YouTube. We believe that advertisers and brands should be able [...]
Customer Centricity Driving Ad Tech & Martech Convergence: Q&A with Yiorgos Hadjiandrea, Google & Jess O'Reilly, Salesforce
Following a lively on-stage discussion about the new era in the convergence of ad tech and martech at ATS Singapore in June, ExchangeWire speaks with panelists Yiorgos Hadjiandrea, head of media buying solutions, Southeast Asia, Google; and Jess O’Reilly, regional sales director, marketing cloud, Asia, Salesforce (both pictured below) about why the quest for customer centricity is one of the major driving factors of this convergence. ExchangeWire: What do we mean by ‘customer-centric’ marketing? Yiorgos Hadjiandrea, Google: Customer-centric marketing [...]
In July 2018, the IAB Tech Lab released the technical specifications of the latest iteration of the OpenRTB protocol, version 3.0, built upon the framework released in September 2017. Previous versions have included major updates to support native, video, audio, and header bidding, to name a few, but OpenRTB 3.0 will represent an evolution of the protocol. Writing for ExchangeWire, Pranay Damji, consultant, The Programmatic Advisory, provides an overview of what OpenRTB 3.0 is and what it aims to achieve.
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: UK Q1 2018 Ad Spend Beats Forecast; Partnership Between FreeWheel & Integral Ad Science; New Footfall Tracking Capabilities by mediasmart; Cedato Introduces Contextual Lookalike Targeting; and Tapjoy & Winclap Partner. UK Q1 2018 Ad Spend Beats Forecast The first quarter of 2018 has been the strongest first quarter, in terms of ad spend in the UK, for three years. According to the latest Advertising Association/WARC [...]
Having done a number of Road to ATS video segments, panels, and op-eds on the future of the service layer of late, I am reminded of just how complex media buying is at a global scale. There is a common misconception that programmatic has made in-housing easier for brands. Some marketers think the algo can now do all the heavy lifting, making activation an easy process. So, why bother to work with an agency or third party?
Over-Reliance on the Bidstream Is Failing Retailers Looking to Make the Most of Location-Based Advertising
Today, using location data as part of ad campaigns is the norm for most retailers – and for good reason. Not only does it enable them to build location-informed audiences, but also to target consumers with the right message, at the right location, and the right time, as well as to measure the effectiveness of their advertising at driving consumers in-store. In this piece for RetailTechNews, Mark Slade, CEO, Location Sciences, explains that, despite this, we are acutely aware that [...]
We sent out a mailer a few weeks ago to our GDPR-compliant subscriber list, titled ‘9 Reasons to Love the Industry. This was to highlight our optimism about the industry and encourage you (dear reader) to attend ATS London this year. Number seven on our upbeat list refers to the opportunity for the current crop of European madtech startups. Never have I seen a bigger opportunity. We are heading into a new epoch for digital marketing.
ExchangeWire rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: New Funding for MediaMath; Customer Analytics Boost Growth & Revenue; GeoSpock/Tamoco Partnership Links Real World with Data; Flashtalking Introduces Consulting Services; and FreeWheel Partners with Operative on ‘Premium At Scale’. New Funding for MediaMath Enterprise software provider MediaMath announces new funding. Led by Searchlight Capital, the new capital to the tune of USD$225m (£170m) will be invested in technology and hiring, MediaMath says. This includes investment in the expansion [...]
Brands are undergoing dramatic change structurally, as the role of data and technology has forced many marketers to rethink whether they are effectively organised around the customer. Ryan Kangisser (pictured below), partner at Mediasense and Stack I/O, as well as a judge for The Wires Awards 2018, explains why this is the case, and how marketers can overcome the barriers they may face in shifting operating models. Data and technology have been key catalysts, as they have exposed [...]