Building our knowledge of branded content

Branded content has become big business in the world of marketing.Many advertisers are now creating sponsored or paid partnerships with digital publishers, in the form of written articles, video and podcasts, similar to regular editorial content. In ...
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Brands are ‘killing themselves’ by not being agile

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Millennials stand accused of "killing" so many industries, but in actual fact it's the brands themselves that are in danger of slaughtering their own businesses due to a lack of agility, according to panelists at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's ...
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Industry must wake up to the “new sheriff in town” - the ACCC

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From getting to grips with the ACCC crackdown to delving into "different flavours" of first party data and launching your data audits promptly, a panel of senior industry leaders dug deep on the future of data and identity. Speaking at the annual Int...
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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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Data Privacy - with Jason Holandsjo from Telstra

​IAB Regulatory Affairs Director Kamani Krishnan sat down with Telstra's Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer Jason Holandsjo after the recent IAB "Privacy Update & the GDPR" event to discuss the advances Telstra is making in responding to grow...

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IAB Australia hosts Acting Privacy Commissioner at Privacy Event

IAB Australia hosts Acting Privacy Commissioner at Privacy Event
The Facebook / Cambridge Analytica story has been in the headlines for several weeks, and has brought to the fore the issue of corporate responsibility and privacy protection. Regardless of whether a data breach has occurred – as the continued scruti...
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Agencies & Publishers in a digital world: Work together & get back to basics

Agencies & Publishers in a digital world: Work together & get back to basics
Programmatic is an inevitable enabler of media delivery, and last week, the IAB moderated three separate sessions at the Programmatic Forum. The event was a good fit with our mission to simplify and inspire and ties into what we do as an industry bod...
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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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Native Advertising: Jason Tonelli from Publicis Media

We took a a few minutes ( 3:36 exactly) at the Google Native Summit to talk with Jason Tonelli, Chief Digital and Technology Officer for Publicis Media, about his thoughts on the growth of native advertising and what Publicis is doing in the space. ​...

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Programmatic: There are no stupid questions

Programmatic: There are no stupid questions

I first came across the term “programmatic” in 2014, working at Philips global HQ in digital innovation. I shared a conference platform where I talked about hackathons, MVPs and bringing an agile approach to marketing. The guy I shared the platform with talked about programmatic. He was a former colleague from Capital Radio, then head of sales of a company called The Exchange Lab. They were one of the first programmatic companies I came across (and were acquired by GroupM in 2016).

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Three Data Trends that will define 2017

Three Data Trends that will define 2017

2017 is here, and it’s time to try to predict what the future holds for us. Here are the trends we think will go big this year and what businesses need to watch out for:

 

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Council Member of the Month: Ayaan Mohamud

Council Member of the Month: Ayaan Mohamud

Each month the IAB profiles a Council Member working hard to proactively define the future of digital advertising. 

 

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How Qantas is using Finding Dory to save the Great Barrier Reef

How Qantas is using Finding Dory to save the Great Barrier Reef
Qantas is generally associated with aircraft flying at 10,000 metres, and a red kangaroo. However, throughout June and July the airline’s focus was a forgetful blue fish called Dory who lives several metres under the sea. Partnerships are nothing new to large companies and Qantas has had its fair share...
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Debunking five myths on data and programmatic

Debunking five myths on data and programmatic

The digital landscape is inundated with ads. The sheer range of choice means agencies are being pressured to ensure they reach target audiences effectively, whilst publishers fight for audience attention. Bigger audiences do not just mean more ad impressions, they also provide the opportunity to gather more data, helping to pinpoint advertisers’ target audiences more effectively.

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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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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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Bob Lord, CEO AOL Platforms: 5 Tech Disruptions Set to Shape Advertising in 2015

Bob Lord, CEO AOL Platforms: 5 Tech Disruptions Set to Shape Advertising in 2015
See the AOL 2015 predictions graphic at the bottom of this article. While the term "disruption" has become a cliché, there's no denying that technology is radically reshaping the ad industry. As investments in programmatically-powered ad campaigns continue to climb, agencies, brands, publishers and even broadcast players are realising significant...
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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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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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The multiscreen and omnichannel consumer purchase journey

The multiscreen and omnichannel consumer purchase journey
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...
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Great article Chloe, I can definitely say the same for my experience. Even just for a Gatsby dress for a dress up party.
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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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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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Does facebook know where you live?

Does facebook know where you live?

To most people, I think the answer to this question would be "obviously, yes". After all, it says it right there on your profile "Lives in Sydney, Australia".

But that wasn't the question I was asking. I wanted to know whether facebook knows where you actually live. You know, the street address and everything.

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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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Mobile Advertising is Firing on All Cylinders

Mobile Advertising is Firing on All Cylinders

This week on BRW, IAB CEO Alice Manners shares her views on Mobile Advertising, and how Australia stacks up against the US & UK. 

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Choosing the Right Multi-Channel Marketing Model

Choosing the Right Multi-Channel Marketing Model

Multi-channel media attribution and other models are quickly replacing traditional cross channel marketing models. Which is the best one?

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IAB Australia CEO, Alice Manners, on Sky News Tech Report

IAB Australia CEO, Alice Manners, on Sky News Tech Report

IAB Australia's CEO Alice Manners joined Sky News for their regular segment, Tech Report, to discuss the recent IAB/PWC online advertising expenditure report. Manners notes that digital dollars continues to move towards consumer platforms that people are using, and that online advertising always reflects the market. Moving forward, Manners predicts online advertising in retail will continue to be strong.

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Death to the Listicle

Death to the Listicle

It's a truth almost universally accepted that digital content should be short, snappy and to the point. The audience is distracted, attention spans are fleeting and no-one wants to read more than a few hundred words on a mobile phone.

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Online Ad Targeting: A Biometric Perspective

Online Ad Targeting: A Biometric Perspective

I've mentioned in a previous post that I'm interested in a variety of research techniques, not least of which is biometric research. For this two-part post, I'd like to share some results from past studies I have conducted.

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