A meeting place for leading digital voices

A meeting place for leading digital voices

Digital is driving a new auto path to purchase journey

Digital is driving a new auto path to purchase journey
For most consumers, purchasing their next vehicle is a major decision which involves careful thinking and due diligence to ensure that they are purchasing a vehicle which not only satisfies their lifestyle needs, but also one that suits their financi...
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IAB Native Advertising Taskforce to simplify Native in Australia

​IAB Australia's newly formed Native Advertising Taskforce has set about breaking down Native Advertising to make it easier to understand what it actually is and the benefits of the different types of Native. IAB CEO Vijay Solanki talks with Guardian...
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Happy to march to the beat of a different drum

Happy to march to the beat of a different drum
At the AdNews Media & Marketing Summit last week Professor Ritson displayed a chart that did the rounds in the UK mid last year, looking at the habits of ad industry folk compared with the general population, put out by the TV lobby group Thinkbo...
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A Brief History of Digital – It’s Always Good to Reflect

A Brief History of Digital – It’s Always Good to Reflect
Like all the important things in life, there is always a time to look back at the past. History always teaches us a lot about people, development and the future. The same applies to digital and technology.When we look at digital advertising, we all s...
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Simple small steps with big data - IAB Australia’s Digital Data Best Practice Handbook

Simple small steps with big data - IAB Australia’s Digital Data Best Practice Handbook
​Several years ago, I was part of a small group of people working very long hours in a small flat in South London. By some minor miracle of luck and ignorance, as the founders of our newly formed digital business we made a series of very simple, unan...
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Interview with Rakuten Marketing MD Anthony Capano


IAB Members Navigate Digital continue their short-form interview series with Anthony Capano, MD of Rakuten Marketing, who are a global affiliate network, retargeting platform and attribution solution company. Anthony shared insight into Rakuten’s future plans and how he sees the direction of Affiliate Marketing in Australia and highlighted the importance of c......
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Progression of Australian Digital Measurement

Progression of Australian Digital Measurement

So 2016 was an interesting year for digital measurement to say the least. There was some well-deserved questioning, some scrutiny that comes with an increased market share and a lot of people confusing metrics and their meaning. Australians spent 72 hours online on PCs, phones and tablets in November 2016. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree on recent criticism levelled at digital metrics, the answer is not to retreat to an earlier era but to find new solutions and add extra layers of assurance that are relevant to current consumer behaviour.

 

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Council Member of the Month: Irene McMonnies

Council Member of the Month: Irene McMonnies

Each month the IAB profiles a Council Member working hard to proactively define the future of digital advertising. This month we profile Irene McMonnies from IAB's Regulatory Affairs Council. 

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Digital hits 48.4% with screens dominating market

Digital hits 48.4% with screens dominating market
Earlier in October the Commercial Economic Advisory of Australia (CEASA), the organisation that collates advertising revenue from all the different media channels, released the results for the first half of CY2016 with the numbers revealing a strong Australian advertising market worth $7.3B. The digital share of the market increased from 41.3%......
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50 Shades of Great: Digital Unchained

50 Shades of Great: Digital Unchained
On Thursday Sept. 1, IAB held its Council Refresh, attended by 50 of the sharpest minds in the industry, to organize and prioritize the important work of the IAB councils. AdRoll hosted the meet at their incredible offices, and also put on a great spread that included an array of adult......
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Meet the Digital Leaders: Jonas Jaanimagi - REA Group

Meet the Digital Leaders: Jonas Jaanimagi - REA Group

The IAB is talking to some of Australia’s digital leaders to hear their opinions on this dynamic industry. This week we talked to Jonas Jaanimagi, Head of Media Strategy and Operations at REA Group, about the state of digital in Australia and his leadership style, and managed to get some sage advice for those starting a career in digital.

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Olympic connectivity means marketers can go for gold

Olympic connectivity means marketers can go for gold

Olympic fans all around Australia are getting ready to turn their attention to Rio, and while the athletes are competing for medals, brands are competing for consumers’ attention and business.

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Council Member of the Month: Luke Donkin

Council Member of the Month: Luke Donkin
Each month the IAB profiles a Council Member working hard to proactively define the future of digital advertising. Name: Luke Donkin IAB Council: Technology Council Involved in the IAB Council since: Since 2011 Day job + company: Commercial Director, Exponential I joined the Council because: It’s important for all vendors to h......
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Understanding the Impact of Video Advertising

Understanding the Impact of Video Advertising
There has been a lot of discussion in market about viewability over the last few years, we must remember this is just one metric on the road to assessing digital advertising effectiveness. Smart marketers are now looking beyond viewabilty, to metrics that will assess the engagement of the consumer sitting behind......
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Adblocking: Latest and Greatest Opinions and Articles

Adblocking: Latest and Greatest Opinions and Articles

As the digital advertising industry continues to deal with adblocking and its implications, there are a vast number of varying opinions out there. Below is a selection of some the better articles on Adblocking that IAB Australia staff have come across recently to keep you up to speed on the issue.

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Ad blocking - an inevitable trend or a lesson in the core principles of marketing?

Ad blocking - an inevitable trend or a lesson in the core principles of marketing?
Ever since the first ad from Coca Cola in 1886 or when the founder of my first employer, Unilever, made the celebrated quote about advertising in 1925, "I know half my advertising isn't working, I just don't know which half," some key marketing principles have remained true. Marketing communication as pioneered by......
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Programmatic for the People: Saving lives with ad tech

Programmatic for the People: Saving lives with ad tech

Using programmatic to reach residents in high-risk bushfire areas

The Problem:
In October 2013, approximately 100 fires burnt across eastern New South Wales, including six major bushfires. These fires killed two people, burned 768,000 hectares of land, destroyed 279 homes and the damages eventually totalled well over $100 million. A problem existed with the standard messaging: It lacked impact, urgency and relevancy. Something needed to be done.

 

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How serious is your business with Social Customer Service?

How serious is your business with Social Customer Service?

These days the majority of businesses have some type of social media presence. But how effectively are they using social media as a customer service tool?  

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The lowdown on the National Broadband Network

The lowdown on the National Broadband Network

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is 'nation building' telecommunications infrastructure which underpins the ongoing productivity and success of our own and all other Australian industries.

It’s time to raise your awareness and serious concerns around the NBN roll-out strategy and understand the negative and profound impact this plan will have on the future of Australian marketing, advertising and media as we transition to a digital based industry operating in a global market.

 

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The Past, Present & Future of Television Advertising in Australia

The Past, Present & Future of Television Advertising in Australia

TubeMogul recently released the first-ever white paper analysing the growth potential and benefits of programmatic television advertising in Australia. While prior reports offer programmatic TV deep-dives of the U.S. and U.K. regions, this white paper focuses on the nuances of the Australian market with in-depth coverage of one of the last frontiers untouched by buying automation – TV.

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How Australian supermarkets can acquire consumers using insights from location data

How Australian supermarkets can acquire consumers using insights from location data
With just four grocery brands accounting for an estimated 90.8% of the Australian supermarket industry, it's safe to say that competition for getting customers is fierce. With an expected growth of 2.5% over the next few years, expected to bring total industry revenues in the country to around $90 billion, there's......
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TV and Video Convergence: Piecing Together the Puzzle

TV and Video Convergence: Piecing Together the Puzzle
Picture it. 1965, the golden age of television. A family huddles around the household’s only TV set, tuning into one of only a handful of channels, to watch a scheduled show that attracts millions of viewers each evening. For an advertiser looking to connect with consumers, they would run three ad spots and reach around 75% of the total TV audience. Cut to 50 years later, and the landscape is dramatically different. In order to reach the same audience on TV in 2015, you would need to run over 350 ads, as the viewing of audio visual content continues to fragment across screens. 
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5 Challenges for the Digital Leader in 2016

5 Challenges for the Digital Leader in 2016

After a couple of year working overseas, I recently returned to Sydney and started investigating employment opportunities. This entailed numerous cups of coffees with recruiters, former colleagues and vendors and a few potential employers. Out of these discussions I noted a number of interesting challenges facing digital leaders in 2016.

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Digital and demographics – a marriage made in heaven

Digital and demographics – a marriage made in heaven

There is little doubt that online advertising must make more of demographics. We have become so focused on behavioural, that we often forget the ‘who’ part of the equation.

Demographics have been around since the early days of direct marketing, long before the Internet erupted. Mail-outs were A-B tested, just as landing pages and online ads are today. And audiences were segmented based on geo-demographics – the scientific way of telling who you are based on where you live. If you live in a four-bedroom house in Point Piper in Sydney’s east, for example, you are probably a wealthy family. You might even be the Prime Minister.

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Marketing by (the right) numbers

Marketing by (the right) numbers

Marketing has always been about numbers. Sadly, in the past, the quest was for figures to justify headcount and the expense of media campaigns. B2C marketers with big budgets might have been able to show that increased spending produced more sales, but it is always difficult to prove that the same couldn’t have been achieved with less. Or a different approach might have produced a better return. B2B marketers, meanwhile, have often been subservient to the sales team, who claim the credit for all revenue and see the marketing team as their back-up resource, creating content and organising the occasional event.

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The Photocall: A Picture says a thousand words.

The Photocall: A Picture says a thousand words. For decades now, organisations have been creating events with the purpose of showcasing their brand and building awareness through PR coverage. However, with the ongoing growth and intrinsic strength of digital media, the lines between pure marketing and pure PR are becoming blended;......
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The Battle to Own Content Marketing

The Battle to Own Content Marketing
It was American marketing guru Seth Godin who back in 2008 said: “Content marketing is the only marketing left”. In the seven years since we’ve seen agencies scramble to get a share of marketers’ growing spend on content. With traditional advertising becoming less profitable, absolutely everyone is positioning themselves as “storytellers”. You’ve got ......
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Australian buyers - all vying for the same share of the pie

Australian buyers - all vying for the same share of the pie
Kevin Tan, Singapore-based CEO of data marketplace Eyeota visited Australia recently, and met with a bunch of local publishers, advertisers and trading desks. Reflecting on his Australian trip Tan says the level of sophistication in the Australian open marketplace means Australian buyers are all vying for the same data segments, and......
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Article Watch May – 'Must Reads' Powered by MediaScope

Article Watch May – 'Must Reads' Powered by MediaScope
Each month Denise Shrivell from MediaScope, curates a series of must read articles and insights for the digital media community to help you stay up to date and informed. - Breaking News & Views from May – make sure you're across all the local Australian breaking media related news and views t......
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How to make sense of the ad tech explosion by creating a single view of the consumer

How to make sense of the ad tech explosion by creating a single view of the consumer
This year advertisers will spend AU$775 billion worldwide . Whilst the U.S., China, Japan, Germany and the U,K, lead the charge across all media this year, Australia continues to punch above its weight. In fact, right now have the highest digital ad spend per internet user - $265.45 (according to eMarketer). Across all media we’re spending $504 per person, rising to $525 by 2018 , a quarter more than the Poms. 
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