The recently released Quarterly Mobile Index (Q2) 2017 report from Pubmatic had some mixed news for publishers in Asia-Pacific region: Leading YoY growth in monetized mobile web, header bidding impression volume grew the most in APAC. Lowest mobile web (display) eCPMs of all regions despite 48% uplift YoY. Massive drop in the share of monetized mobile app impressions (down to 6% from 12% the year before). Only 3% of all (global) mobile video impressions came from APAC. Now, all of that may be true. But it’s one platform, and there’s a whole lot more to the state of ad tech in a region as diverse as APAC that’s worth a look. Zenith’s Advertising Expenditure Forecasts states that between 2016 and 2019, advertising expenditure in Asia Pacific will grow by USD 30B. Put that in context: APAC will be contributing nearly 50% more ad dollars than… North America, which will grow by USD 20B. Western Europe, which will grow by USD 11B, Central & Eastern … [Read more...] about The State of Ad Tech Industry: Asia-Pacific
Digital advertising industry
Bitcoin is back in news again after trading at a record high of $4483 per coin this month. Many cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin are powered by a technology known as blockchain, and its potential use cases extends far beyond just the financial world—it continues to find use in government, healthcare, real estate, security, and many other industries. At events and in publications that cover the advertising industry, blockchain has been a hot topic as a candidate for bringing in more transparency into ad tech and solving problems such as opaque supply chains and ad fraud, how much of it is hype and what are the facts? Before getting into how blockchain could help ad tech, let’s understand what it is and how it works. Each “block” in a blockchain typically contains a hash pointer to the previous block, timestamp, and transaction data. A blockchain is a growing list of records, or blocks, linked together and secured by cryptography. Stripped to the basics, … [Read more...] about Can Blockchain Fix the Problems of Digital Advertising Industry?
Times are gone when a web publisher could just sign up with AdSense and be done with the business of monetizing their website. New breakthroughs in ad tech means that when it comes to making money from your publication, the options now are almost endless, but more choice often comes with more problems. What are the biggest threats ad tech industry and publishers face this coming year and how can they best try to tackle them? Let’s start with… The Complexity of Ad Technology Managing online ad operations was never the easy thing to begin with, but with each year, new ad tech implementation just seems to be getting more and more demanding. For instance, just when publishers are coming to terms with header bidding and its adoption is rising, its successor, server-to-server header bidding is already in the offing. And header bidding is just one ad tech trend. This is hardly news though. In a blog post on Gartner, Martin Kihn explains Why Ad Tech is More Complicated Than Wall … [Read more...] about The Biggest Challenges Ad Tech Industry Faces in 2017
Are you tired of using run of the mill marketing tools that don’t give satisfactory results? When it comes to marketing, you can’t excel without staying at the top of your game. Every digital marketer knows the importance of various tools that can help them easily perform their everyday tasks. From scheduling of daily posts to competition analysis, these tools will increase a marketer’s productivity by a significant amount. To make things easier for you, we have come up with a list of some must-have and ultra-modern tools that every digital marketer should use. 1. Hootsuite Thousands of social media gurus and marketers are already using it. Hootsuite will help you handle multiple social media pages and post scheduled updates through its sleek dashboard. Known as one of the best social media management systems, it can help you track the activities of your social media pages and manage several campaigns under one roof. One can also respond instantly from … [Read more...] about 12 Ultra Modern Tools That Every Digital Marketer Should Know
2016 was one eventful year for ad tech industry. Client side Header Bidding went mainstream. Publishers got heavy-handed with anti-ad block measures with varying successes and failures. Fake news registered on the radar of mainstream media and ad tech took the flack for it. Ad viewability adoption increased, creating panic among publishers. Then, the year wrapped up with a bang as WhiteOps uncovered a ubiquitous, million-dollar ad fraud ring called Methbot. That was the abridged version; barely enough information to start a workplace debate. This post gives a more holistic view of the developments in ad tech in 2016, focussed on subjects and perspectives that you, the enterprising publisher, ought to care about, or find interesting. 1. Header Bidding adoption continues to rise despite publisher skepticism about higher latency Header bidding is all the rage these days. A complete chronology of industry developments can even be found in a post on AdExchanger. Here’s a brief … [Read more...] about State of Ad Tech: 2016, Year In Review