Programmatic TV In Australia – Switching the Channel on Your Digital Campaigns

<link rel="canonical" href="https://benchplatform.com/programmatic-tv-australia/" /> Like every new channel that gets the programmatic treatment, connected TV is being touted as the new, new holy grail that will transform marketers' digital cam...
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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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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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Pure Play vs. Full Stack: GroupM Digital Debate

Pure Play vs. Full Stack: GroupM Digital Debate
On July 20 Ashton Media hosted the GroupM Digital Debate at the Doltone House in Sydney to argue the merits of full-stack technology versus pure-play technology in regard to driving better results for advertisers. And first of all, when it comes to a field that moves as fast as programmatic...
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Creating powerful travel video content

Creating powerful travel video content
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. ...Video Top 5
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Digital and TV playing really well together

Digital and TV playing really well together
The AdNews Media Summit held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse on May 19 featured a host of great panels and interesting discussions, particularly the panel on titled “The Collision of TV and Digital.” The general sentiment of the media industry, echoed by the panel, is that while linear TV has...
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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...
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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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Digital Ratings Monthly in a nutshell

Digital Ratings Monthly in a nutshell

In October 2014, after a rigorous process, IAB Australia appointed Nielsen as the sole and preferred supplier for the digital measurement currency that is used for the planning, buying and reporting of digital audiences in Australia – extending the existing relationship to 2018.

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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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5 Reasons Why Times Square NYE is the Out-of-Home Industry’s Superbowl

5 Reasons Why Times Square NYE is the Out-of-Home Industry’s Superbowl

Since the very first iron and wood ball lowered at One Times Square on NYE over 100 years ago, the event has been the universally recognized symbol of welcoming the new year. All eyes (literally) are on the 230+ digital screens peppering the Times Square area, and the event is the yearly showpiece for many global advertisers. For the Out-of-Home industry this is our Superbowl. Here are 5 reasons why.

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Brands and Social Media: Basic Rules to Remember

Brands and Social Media: Basic Rules to Remember

With digital marketing mainstream and social media an everyday communication tool, it can be a bit overwhelming when engaging with audiences across various social media channels, which can lead to even the most exceptional brands forgetting basics.

Below are a few tips of what not to do when using social media for your business/brand.

 

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How Brands Can Be More Human

How Brands Can Be More Human

Content marketing is a pretty dry term and much of what brands churn out is so bland, so forgettable, that you can only wonder why they bother. Endless generic listicles about 'Five Tips for Healthy Living / Safe Driving / Negotiating Your Home Loan ' (insert just about any topic here), or self-serving corporate videos featuring the CEO talking about the company's latest profit results.

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Five Rules for Stories That Get Attention

Five Rules for Stories That Get Attention
Here's the thing about content. There's no shortage of ideas but it's harder than ever to come up with stories that stand out. We are all exposed to a tsunami of content via social media and the web and it's tougher than ever to get noticed. As Wired so presciently...
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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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St George, you only had one job. You Failed.

St George, you only had one job. You Failed.
As organisations strive to become customer centric in their marketing initiatives and digital platforms, Jacki James rightly identifies that many lose sight of the bigger picture, getting caught up in the details of personas, consumer journeys, content and data . In my own recent personal experiences with financial institutions, it...
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Mobile Health Check for 2015: Stefan Savva, Mobile Director at Fairfax Media

Mobile Health Check for 2015: Stefan Savva, Mobile Director at Fairfax Media
Two words that publishers are going to stress more in 2015; mobile disruption. With publishers acknowledging their total mobile audience has skyrocketed over the last few years, their focus heading into 2015 needs to be on executing a rock-solid strategy of mobile engagement and monetisation or risk having their businesses...
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How To Incorporate Stats And Study Findings Into Content To Get More Engagement

How To Incorporate Stats And Study Findings Into Content To Get More Engagement
What do stats and studies do for your content? They add credibility. You could write a great blog post , record a great podcast episode, make a great video, or create another form of content, but if your new post does not contain relevant data, your message could fall on...
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‘State of Video Industry Report’ Shows How Advanced Advertisers Are Getting

‘State of Video Industry Report’ Shows How Advanced Advertisers Are Getting
The latest State of the Video Industry report – published jointly by IAB and Adapt.tv – shows not only how fast the online video industry is growing, but also, very importantly, how quickly it is maturing. Advertisers are becoming far more discerning, using data and analytics to drive their buying...
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Why you need a journalist (not a copywriter)

Why you need a journalist (not a copywriter)
One of the things I am sometimes told by marketing managers is that they have a copywriter who writes the company's content. In the past that person might just have been putting out press releases or doing direct mail, but now they also write blog posts or stories for their...
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IAB CEO Alice Manners talks numbers on Sky News 'Tech Report'

IAB CEO Alice Manners talks numbers on Sky News 'Tech Report'
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...
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Blurring the lines between content and marketing

Blurring the lines between content and marketing
If you work in a company that manufactures a physical product then the communications about that product have always sat with the marketing team. They are the ones who decide what you say to your customers, when you say it and how. In a media environment though, talking to your...
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Jim O'Neil: Ooyala’s Global Video Index sees soaring mobile viewing, a hot topic at IBC

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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Mobile is a World Changer

Mobile is a World Changer

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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How Marketers Can Earn Trust on Data Privacy: Don’t be like the Federal Government

How Marketers Can Earn Trust on Data Privacy: Don’t be like the Federal Government

The Federal Government shows us what not to do when it comes to data privacy and data collection. I think I can be forgiven for being surprised when I found out the Federal Government does in fact have a public relations company on its books.

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Sharing the content love

Sharing the content love

Sometimes I'm surprised to find myself on the home page of a website. Most of my media consumption starts on Facebook, Twitter or even a good old-fashioned email (yes, by 'media consumption' I mean looking at lists on Buzzfeed). I know I'm not alone, too. Looking at sites like KIIS 1065 and The Edge, which have dramatically increased their mobile audiences this year, we have days where up to 70% of our audience is arriving via social media.

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Mistakes Digital Publishers Make (and How Not to Repeat Them)

Mistakes Digital Publishers Make (and How Not to Repeat Them)

Much has been written about the demise of print and with good reason. Newspapers — remember those pieces of paper with words printed on them? — are in the grips of a catastrophic decline. But while everyone accepts that digital is the medium of choice, that's not to say that every digital publisher gets it right first time.

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Adult Millennials: Three things you should know

Adult Millennials: Three things you should know

While there seems to be no universally acknowledged definition of 'Millennials', it is typically agreed that they are currently a relatively young demographic which follows Generation X. For purposes of this post, we will talk about Adult Millennials and define them as anyone currently aged between 18-35 years.

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A single customer view IS attainable - it’s up to marketers to work harder for it.

A single customer view IS attainable - it’s up to marketers to work harder for it.

During a recent presentation at Marketing Week Live, Camelot insight chief Nick Bonney made the claim that (in his mind) a true single customer view is unattainable. "Consumers are starting to say 'we do not want you to take my behaviour and know everything about me'," he continues.

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Building Digital Capability - Part 1, Understanding Business Engagement

Building Digital Capability - Part 1, Understanding Business Engagement

IG's Head of Online, Jason Stidworthy, is bringing his 15+ years experience in digital to the Big Tent blog with a 4-part series on "Building Digital Capability" - here's part one: Understanding Business Engagement.

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