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To date Australian publishers have largely made assumptions as to why ad blockers are being used in our market, relying on international studies to help inform our view. With the release of the IAB Ad Blocking in Australia study the majority of those hypotheses have held true. So if we haven’t...

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More than two-thirds of online Australians over 16 years old will be watching video on demand (VOD) by the end of 2016, a new report into media consumption habits of online consumers has projected. The 18th edition of the Australian Connected Consumer Report, reports a 4% increase in VOD in 2015, to...

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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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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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Consumers' interactions with brands - whether passive and triggered (exposure to a branding ad), research-orientated (comparing prices) or purchase - are omnichannel and multi-device. The path to a purchase is not linear anymore – devices drive people in store and vice versa. Almost 80% of recent purchases in the UK involved...

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When I was a journalist in the late 1990s I won a scholarship to spend a term at Oxford University to research the impact of the Internet on journalism. It was an odd fit; an 800-year-old institution where students dressed in academic gowns for dinner didn't always seem like the best...

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I've noticed that much of this year's industry commentary has focused on an internet-fueled re-imagined world. This world is one where technology has changed everything from how we travel (Airbnb), to how we date (Tinder) and even how we view and use currency (Venmo).

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If a dog-year is equivalent to 7 human years then for an internet start-up 12 months can equate to a lifetime. With that in mind Foursquare, which was launched way back in 2009, is positively ancient and had recently been seeming appropriately fragile: whilst it was valued at $600 million in...

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Are online's "new" targeting options better than traditional media's? Digital marketing has some very passionate advocates. For some people this zealotry can approach religious levels. If there are three tenet's of belief for these people about online advertising they seem to be: Digital advertising has better targeting than all other forms...

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Call me old fashioned, but I am a strong believer in planning before making a jump into a new campaign or channel. With the fast pace of digital marketing, particularly in the social arena, it's all too easy to leap into a new marketing initiative before you've had a chance to...

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Many of us in the digital industry have been trading in the currency of page views, unique users and related metrics for some time now. Most industry professionals have probably been involved in measuring the impact of digital advertising – from search-lift and view-thru studies to recording lifts in brand metrics and sales – all very important for benchmarking performance against objectives and improving in the future.

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The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia estimate that the sector is worth an estimated $371 million per annum. Yet, despite this turnover, you rarely hear people using the words 'innovation' and 'events' in the same sentence; which is exactly why this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas got me truly excited (when I never even left the country!)

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Each month Denise Shrivell from MediaScope, offers a series of must read articles for the digital media community....

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The popularity of shows such as Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Masterchef (a particular favourite in the Hassanin household) suggests that great TV content continues to drive conversation and attract viewers – even if the audiences on the main box aren’t quite as large as they were a decade or...

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I had an unbelievably seamless omnichannel consumer experience through all available shopping channels when I shopped with Shoes of Prey'sShoes of Prey's design your own shoe, an Australian-owned online company.

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With online advertising expected to overtake free-to-air TV advertising this year and mobile advertising experiencing 220% growth YOY in Australia, there is no doubt that digital and mobile marketing will be at the heart of most marketing plans in the future. Even 'traditional' media such as outdoor, is becoming digital thanks to technological innovation. With digital being the norm, I suspect terms such as 'digital marketing' or 'online marketing' to slowly disappear when most marketing is, in fact, digital. That means the most successful CMOs will be those who really 'get' digital and embrace the rapid pace of change.