Marketers pull back spend on Facebook and Google due to false metrics, according to CMO Council

Marketers pull back spend on Facebook and Google due to false metrics, according to CMO Council

According to 62% of marketers surveyed by the Chief Marketing Officer Council, reports about false and faulty metrics have caused them to pull back on spend. While 38% have started to question advertising rates, 24% have already reduced spend with Facebook and Google. In fact, negative headlines about Facebook and Google has had a knock-on […]

New viewability standards may give extra credit to ads that play longer

New viewability standards may give extra credit to ads that play longer

The ad industry’s standards body wants help as it considers toughening the requirements to call digital ads “viewable” so they’re more comparable with TV and other media. The Media Rating Council on Tuesday issued a call for research to help gauge what would happen, for example, if it required “viewable” ads to appear on screen […]

Mobile ads reached more online consumers in Philippines in 2017, says Nielsen

Mobile ads reached more online consumers in Philippines in 2017, says Nielsen

Mobile advertising dominated digital ad campaigns in the Philippines, while at the same time, “on target” mobile ad performance outpaced digital ads served via desktop and total digital last year, according to a report by media research firm Nielsen. The Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings Benchmarks report, which assessed more than 3,000 digital campaigns since its […]

SpotX and Smartclip merger promises unified ad tech platform

SpotX and Smartclip merger promises unified ad tech platform

Video ad serving platform SpotX has set aside its differences with fellow video advertising platform Smartclip to form a single global company operating under a joint management team. The merger will see creation of an ad tech powerhouse operating under the SpotX brand capable of providing over 1,000 broadcasters and digital publishers with the tools […]

Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent set to dominate programmatic ad spend in China

Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent set to dominate programmatic ad spend in China

Chinese Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT) will account for the lion share of programmatic expenditures in China as advertisers are predicted to invest $22.81 billion on programmatic digital display ads this year in the Asian country, with mobile accounting for 83.7% of that total. This is according to eMarketer’s latest forecast of programmatic […]

Tassimo and TF1 team up to create branded content around ‘Nos Chers Voisins’

Tassimo and TF1 team up to create branded content around ‘Nos Chers Voisins’

To create buzz for the launch of the app-based quiz ‘Tassimo Quiz’, Havas Media assigned TF1 to produce branded short clips, which take place in the universe of the comedy series “Nos Chers Voisins”. With 2016’s Christmas season just around the corner, the holiday-themed clips show one of the series’ families gathered at the dinner […]

IAB: 62% of connected device owners are open to advertising

IAB: 62% of connected device owners are open to advertising

Research from the IAB into the Internet of Things (IoT) claims that 65% of owners of such devices are open to receiving ads on these screens – a statistic that is likely to prove interesting to marketers in the run-up to next month’s Consumer Electronics Show where connected devices are likely to take center stage. […]

Advertisers may be spending more on mobile, but are still failing to connect the dots

Advertisers may be spending more on mobile, but are still failing to connect the dots

Even as mobile dominates online display budgets, this rapid growth could be superfluous if advertisers aren’t prepared to properly address the effectiveness of mobile ads and their role in brands’s marketing mix modelling, warn experts. Sharper measurement is often talked about but rarely defined for a mobile market which many believe is falling behind the […]

Ford and Xaxis score in Vietnam using emotional triggers around the UEFA Champions League

Ford and Xaxis score in Vietnam using emotional triggers around the UEFA Champions League

With most UEFA Champions League games playing live after midnight in Vietnam, those who stay up for the action are likely dedicated and passionate fans. It makes sense then that Ford and Xaxis Sports used data to trigger ads around emotional moments last season, helping sales objectives for the campaign to come in over target. […]

Telcos plan to muscle in on adland

Telcos plan to muscle in on adland

If the future of advertising is mobile-led, then O2-owner Telefonica’s measured attempt to control the delivery of ads across its network spotlights the power it could wield in a market dominated by Facebook and Google. There aren’t many mobile operators that don’t harbor a similar ambition, though like the Spain-based provider – the bulk of […]