• The Value of Data: It's Not All Doom & Gloom on the High Street

    It’s been a difficult 2017 so far for the retail sector: Jaeger collapsed into administration, Rue 21 closed stores, and Debenhams is closing stores to focus on a more digital approach. Many retailers are failing to meet consumer expectations by realigning their approach to a more digitally focused marketing strategy that ensures the retention and growth of their customer base. Digital has revolutionised where and how we can connect with our consumers. This should be a dream come true [...]

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  • The New ROI: Return on Influence

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  • Challenges Are Necessary for Evolution: Q&A with Dora Lakatos, Glispa

    Speaking to ExchangeWire, Dora Lakatos (pictured below), SVP global growth, Glispa, discusses current trends in mobile ad tech, operating a global company from an as-yet conservative market, and explains how the challenges in performance marketing may yet yield some positive results.

    ExchangeWire: What do you see as the main global trends in terms of mobile ad tech?

    Dora Lakatos: Right now, there are four important trends in mobile ad tech; and most are being fueled by major industry consolidation, which encompasses all [...]

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  • Marketing in the Time of Brexit & Trump: Which Path Should Brands Take?

    How does the political landscape impact marketing? Maria Pousa, CMO, Integral Ad Science, explores the fundamentals brands must keep front-of-mind during changing political times and argues that, ultimately, brand values and context shouldn’t really change in the short term.

    In periods of turmoil, it can be hard for marketers to find their feet – and to call these times ‘divisive’ would be an understatement. The ad tech industry has weathered gender and diversity concerns, Facebook’s measurement scandal and, more recently, P&G’s call to [...]

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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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  • Technology-Driven Creative: Five Mobile Takeaways from Cannes

    Given the criticism that has been leveled at the mobile marketing industry for its lack of creativity over the years, the presence of mobile technology at the premier advertising event celebrating creativity was an auspicious sign that the industry understands that we need to marry creativity with data and technology, writes Alex Moss, VP sales europe, YouAppi, exclusively for ExchangeWire.

    After viewing the winning mobile campaigns at Cannes, I was pleasantly surprised by the smart, technology-driven creative. Yet, when I look at [...]

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  • What’s Next for Native Advertising in Mobile?

    It has been more than just a few years since the seismic shift in users’ browsing preferences from desktop to mobile. During that time there has been some serious investment behind the mobile environment, both in technology and formats. Mobile display advertising, firmly rooted within the marketing mix, is considered to be the modern equivalent of more contemporary methods of advertising. Display advertising has a very healthy organic model, which many think will become bigger than SEO. [...]

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  • The Walled Castles & the Rise of the Customer Data Platform

    The face of the industry is changing, and data is playing a key role in its transformation, but match rates still pose a huge problem for marketers. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, Gareth Davies (pictured below), founder and CEO, Adbrain, argues that continued consolidation between ad tech and martech will give rise to customer data platforms to aid the match rate challenge. However, with more and more data sitting within walled gardens, what impact will this on startups’ opportunity to scale?

    Consolidation [...]

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  • From Gogglebox to Googlebox: Understanding TV Triggers for Mobile Search

    Watching TV with a mobile in your hand is what marketers have commonly referred to as ‘second screening‘. We like to think of it more as second nature, writes Tom Smith, head of biddable media, mporium. Whether you’re trying to untangle your Ethelreds from the Ethelbergs in The Last Kingdom, or leaping to text vote for this year’s top act on Britain’s Got Talent, mobiles rarely leave our hands when we’re parked in front of the box.

    Google’s Consumer [...]

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  • Programmatic Direct Mail Continues the Conversation Offline: Q&A with Lewis Gersh, PebblePost

    Marketers have long considered direct mail an integral part of their marketing mix, and even as digital advertising formats have taken over, direct mail advertising remains an important channel to advertisers. Lewis Gersh (pictured below), CEO, PebblePost, explains how ‘Programmatic Direct Mail’ has modernised a traditional marketing channel to create something new and give brands a way to engage with consumers from online to offline.

    ExchangeWire: What is Programmatic Direct Mail and how does it connect online to offline behavior? [...]

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