The Advantage of Video

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This year's IAB Australia Video Video Ad-Vantage Event hosted by IAB Australia's Video Council Members was a box office hit. We certainly had it all; the anticipation, the excitement, the emotions and a very happy ending. Almost feels like IAB Austra...
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IAB – 2018 Year in Review

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As always it has been an eventful year for the digital advertising industry. We are now an $8.5b industry that represents 54% of all media spend, which is underpinned by consumers increasing their time on digital media to over 90 hours per month on t...
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What is ads.txt and how does it combat ad fraud?

IAB CEO Vijay Solanki sits down with John Moffat from Fairfax Media to discuss the push towards Authorised Digital Sellers (ads.txt), what it is and what it does to reduce ad fraud. ​ Learn more about ads.txt here

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Ad Ops Career Panel: Skills, Knowledge and Getting the Job

At Our recent Ad Ops Conference in Melbourne we hosted four industry experts on our Ad Ops Career Panel. They covered what the Ad Ops industry is like at the moment, the difficulties in finding skilled staff, what they do to stay up to date in the fa...


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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...

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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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Ad Blocking: Where to Next? The Publisher Perspective

Ad Blocking: Where to Next? The Publisher Perspective
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...
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IAB Conversations: InSkin Media on Creativity, Engagement and Programmatic

IAB Conversations: InSkin Media on Creativity, Engagement and Programmatic
IAB sat down recently with InSkin Media's Australian General Manager Matthew Newcomb and CEO Hugo Drayton in their Sydney office to get their opinion on the value of creativity in advertising, InSkin's research on visual engagement and the effect programmatic is having on digital advertising as things become increasing automated....

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REALITY CHECK: A PEEK AT THE VIRTUAL AUDIENCES OF TOMORROW

REALITY CHECK: A PEEK AT THE VIRTUAL AUDIENCES OF TOMORROW
It seems the next media frontier is close at hand, and the technology could literally leave consumers even more immersed—and invested—in the content that surrounds them. Virtual reality (VR)—a concept that has been talked about for decades but out of reach for most consumers—is fast becoming a reality itself. In...Nielsen VR
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FY 15-16 Ad Spend: Figures and Opinions

The Australian online advertising market has delivered some amazing growth again, increasing $1.6 billion to reach $6.8 billion for the full financial year, (up 29.7 percent year-on-year). It is, in fact, the largest growth in online ad expenditure in the past five years, as our CEO Vijay Solanki pointed out in...

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Innovations and great content driving digital video investment

Innovations and great content driving digital video investment
“Come tv with us” was the title of Hulu’s presentation at the IAB Digital Content NewFronts in New York City last week. And a suitable tagline it was, with the company announcing a slate of new and revived original programming including “The Path”, “Shut Eye”, “The Mindy Project”, “Difficult People”...
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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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8 digital trends set to change the out-of-home industry

8 digital trends set to change the out-of-home industry
The Out-of-Home (OOH) industry is set to evolve more rapidly over the next 18 months. The oldest advertising format has seen significant changes; mobile convergence, developments in digital platforms and data sources are changing industry perception. The number of digital screens will increase significantly due to several reasons including changing...
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IAB CEO discusses digital on Sky News

IAB CEO Alice Manners discussed the state of digital and touches on the key findings from the IAB/PwC Online Advertising Expenditure Report released last month for the full financial year ended June 30th 2015. Watch the full interview here . Sky News
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How to make mobile ads work for the consumer

In advertising, the 6 second Vine video is the new 30 second commercial – well at least for the youth segment. The content format is fast, short and compelling. For sure, how generation Z views and interacts with content today is a signpost towards the future of the mobile experience,...
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The importance of Creative messaging to Programmatic Marketing success

The importance of Creative messaging to Programmatic Marketing success
Whilst I speak with clients about the advances of Programmatic, a question I’m often asked is what I believe to be the most important part to a programmatic marketing campaign. Inevitably my answer is often about the creative. The fundamentals of any marketing campaign are always the same and Programmatic...
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Should a browser be the arbiter of a user’s web experience?

Should a browser be the arbiter of a user’s web experience?
The relationship between web browser and web page has always been tumultuous. Language and protocol standards smooth over some of the roughest areas, but the brains of web developers are still crammed full with obscure rules, exceptions to those rules, and lost causes to avoid entirely. Yet even among the...
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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...
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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...
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SSPs, ad servers will cease to coexist as an industry matures

SSPs, ad servers will cease to coexist as an industry matures

Programmatic was once a space populated by hordes of software providers.

Like the group buying industry, it grew fast, with opportunists cropping up left, right and centre to capitalise on the windfall. Now the market is starting to consolidate. We'll see vendors merge, many die, and within two years, supply side platforms (SSPs) and ad servers will cease to exist as we currently know them.

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Article Watch April – 'Must Reads' Powered by MediaScope

Article Watch April – '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 April – make sure you're across all the local Australian breaking media related news and views through this handy list.

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Article Watch February – 'Must Reads' Powered by MediaScope

Article Watch February – '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. - The 'MediaScapes' have had a makeover. These well-known guides of the Australian commercial media landscape appear in presentations and on...
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IAB CEO discusses the rise of digital on Sky News

IAB CEO discusses the rise of digital on Sky News
IAB CEO Alice Manners appeared on Sky news on February 12, 2015 to discuss the state of the digital advertising market in an interview with Ingrid Willinge. Manners talks about what the IAB does in Australia, its members and where the digital advertising industry is headed. Manners notes that the...
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Congratulations, we’re a mobile species! Here’s what this means for marketers and analytics.

Congratulations, we’re a mobile species! Here’s what this means for marketers and analytics.
If you hadn't already heard, 2015 is the year of mobile marketing and advertising . Last year mobile users surpassed desktop users , and in November 2014, the Newspaper Association of America released its audience whitepaper, "Mobile and young women push newspaper digital audience to new heights" , which showed...DewarPic1.10.2
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When Less is More in Content Marketing

When Less is More in Content Marketing
For people who are supposedly experts in creating content there are a lot of boring stories written by content marketers. If I see another story in my Twitter feed with a title such as "5 SEO Tips for Marketers" or "9 Email Marketing Best Practices" I might just fall asleep...
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Australian Audience Measurement Roadmap

Australian Audience Measurement Roadmap
IAB Australia was pleased to announce in October 2014 the re-appointment of Nielsen as the industry preferred supplier for digital audience measurement services in Australia. January 2015 sees the start of the new deed and the beginning of a whole lot of work for Nielsen, the IAB and the industry...
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Facebook’s relaunch of Atlas – It’s kind of a big deal

Facebook’s relaunch of Atlas – It’s kind of a big deal
On the 29th September Facebook breathlessly announced the launch of the new Atlas . In the following few days there were many articles extolling how this platform was going to transform and deliver people-based targeting in online and mobile media. It seems like some of these projections may have been...
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Point of View

Point of View
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....
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Should TV Executives Feel Threatened by Facebook Video?

Should TV Executives Feel Threatened by Facebook Video?
One of the key trends I've seen in 2014 is a big push by the large social players into the video advertising space. It's been a big year for social video launches in what seems to be a land-grab for traditional broadcast TV budgets. In particular, Facebook has made several...
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Human Experiments, MwaHaha!

Human Experiments, MwaHaha!
You may recall from earlier this year that popular online dating site, OKCupid, attracted some media attention for conducting a series of experiments with its user base (such as the "love is blind" experiment which showed certain online dating metrics improved when everyone's photos were removed from the site for...Tony Marlow - Kid with potato

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