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Our screens are practically an extension of ourselves nowadays. Because content is accessible from just about everywhere, video continues to increase in its importance to marketers. In 2015, the average consumer watched 62 minutes of online video per day. By 2017, that number is expected to rise to 72 minutes.  Well-placed...

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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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We have been talking about viewable impressions in the digital ad industry for some time now, in April I provided a local take on the issue. Over the last six months much work has been done locally and in the U.S. with technology vendors, publishers and agencies on this issue. The...

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IAB CEO Alice Manners joined Sky News on their "Tech Report" segment to discuss the IAB/PwC Online Advertising Expenditure Report for financial year 13/14. Manners talks about the staggering growth of the industry, gives her predictions for the future of the markets, and discusses how Australia is leading the way in...

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AMSTERDAM – At the recent Super Mobility Conference in Las Vegas, ESPN and Hulu said their mobile video audience was expanding rapidly, and said having mobile video was a critical component of their business strategy.

With good reason; both have seen huge growth in the popularity of their programming on mobile platforms.

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There's little point in spending money on advertising that people can't watch. Yet data from the US shows as much as half of all ads served are not viewable. Adap.tv's Mitch Waters explains why pre-bid data is needed to ensure advertisers are seen and heard.

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Aussies are avid consumers of online video, even if we don't have many large local content providers. Here, aside from the 5 hours 21 minutes we each spend on YouTube, the biggest contributor to our video streaming habits is the ABC. We watch 2 hours 33 minutes of streamed content from the national broadcaster, a channel devoid of advertising, of course.

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The simple mrec, the humble text ad, the 15s skippable...are they your media afterthought or your creative palette, ripe for innovation? Anyone who can rethink creative constraints and drum up inspiration in these tiny spaces gets my vote...and that of your audience.

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As marketers, our fundamental job is to shift product. As brand marketers we are generally tasked with shifting the perception of potential buyers so that when they are next in a buying situation for a product, they consider ours more favourably and hopefully purchase it. To influence the perceptions of the...

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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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Brand marketers and agencies know that the sight, sound and motion of video make it the most powerful communication medium to connect with an audience.  Programmatic video branding, the use of software to place video ads online, is now the fastest growth channel of any advertising segment.  The benefits of programmatic...
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Consumers today are no longer watching video on just one platform but instead they do that everywhere, and marketers need to be prepared. Here are 10 tips to help you succeed in the brave new world of video convergence.

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The video market is expanding rapidly. Expenditure in the Australian market is expected to hit $140m this year as more brands shift TV money into online video. In fact many advertisers are now investing as much as 5-10% of their traditional TV spends into online video. Great I hear you say,...
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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 correctly plan for it.

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Each month, Denise Shrivell presents us with, Article Watch. She will link you straight to interesting and relevant content and opinions which she's seen from both local and overseas sources - as well as insights and guides unique to MediaScope.

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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.