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, una...
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Attribution: Let’s see how far we’ve come

Attribution: Let’s see how far we’ve come

Last month, the IAB Australia released its second annual State of the Industry - Marketing and Ad Technology report. I always find the second year of a report more interesting as there is a benchmark and inevitably the first thing we all talk about is how far we’ve come.

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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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With data, big is not always best

With data, big is not always best
Sometimes quality and beauty comes in small packages: diamonds, chocolates, poodles, bonsai trees, the Olsen twins. Okay, scrub the last one. But you get the idea? Quality is usually better than quantity. Yet, in advertising we seem to ignore this premise. We look at reach and frequency as the two...
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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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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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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,...
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Are Physical Cookies One Step Too Far For Data?

Are Physical Cookies One Step Too Far For Data?
This week I discovered Physical Cookies. And I fell in love. What Are Physical Cookies? Think about how digital cookies follow you across the internet, collecting your usage data. It's bringing the digital cookie to life in the real-world with a tiny piece of technology that collects usage data, not...
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Thoughts from Programmatic Summit: Adtech coming of age

Thoughts from Programmatic Summit: Adtech coming of age
The coming-of-age programmatic ad industry passed another milestone last week – the convening of its first conference in Australia. Adtech is an area that came with its fair share of 'snake-oil salesman' as players in the market jostled to take advantage of the opportunity. It's good to see progress and...
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Small data visualisations that improve customer experience and ultimately conversion

Small data visualisations that improve customer experience and ultimately conversion
The interweb is becoming an increasingly visual medium. The rise of image driven platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, the increase of video consumption, and the increasing use of content card layouts for websites, are all testament to that. And so it is natural that with the growing volumes of...Jacijames data
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