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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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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Mobile Beacon technology: The next big opportunity for publishers?

Mobile Beacon technology: The next big opportunity for publishers?
There's been a lot of hype recently about the arrival of Beacon technology. Embracing communication at a micro-location level, Beacon technology will be key to enabling publishers and marketers to improve their relevance to consumers. Although the technology behind Beacon – Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) – has been in development...Steven 3
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Digital Advertising Getting Its Fair Share

Digital Advertising Getting Its Fair Share

IAB Australia has been tracking digital advertising expenditure since 2003 when the total market was only $236 million and I am personally old enough to remember getting excited when online advertising tripled in 1998 to $8 million. We released the latest Australia digital advertising revenue information in the IAB/PWC Online Advertising Expenditure Report a couple of weeks ago and the market neared $4.4 billion for FY14.

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They promised us jetpacks

They promised us jetpacks

Last week's launch of the iPhone 6 was another reminder that we are all carrying around immersive multi-media machines in our pockets.

And certainly nobody wants to hear about "year of the mobile" a phrase with about as much relevance as "the year of online video" or the "year of the fax machine".

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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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Throwback Thursday: Nokia - the Coolest Mobile Around

Throwback Thursday: Nokia - the Coolest Mobile Around

Yes, that is true, Nokia was the coolest mobile phone around back in the late 80's and through the 90's. Nokia was one of the key driving forces of innovation around mobile phone technology which has resulted in the smartphones and mobile technology we rely on today.

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Re-emergence of the App

Re-emergence of the App

Mobile now commands 45% of consumer attention in the US, yet currently accounts for only about 5% of marketing budgets. Similarly TV commanded a share of around 35% of media consumption yet around 42% of budgets are allocated to it. What is going on here and why the divide?

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IAB Mobile Council discusses Opportunities & Challenges in Mobile Advertising

IAB Mobile Council discusses Opportunities & Challenges in Mobile Advertising

IAB Australia's Mobile Advertising Council was launched back in 2011 to evaluate the needs of the Australian mobile advertising industry; establish a program of work for mobile advertising; produce, fund and promote mobile research studies; and produce and promote mobile standards and guidelines. Since the formation of the council the local mobile ad industry has seen phenomenal growth and now represents over 1 in 5 digital display dollars in Australia. Currently 17 different organisations are involved in the Mobile Advertising Council representing a wide range of media buyers and sellers.

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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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Whither Foursquare?

Whither Foursquare?
If a dog-year is equivalent to 7 human years then for an internet start-up 12 months can equate to a lifetime. With that in mind Foursquare, which was launched way back in 2009, is positively ancient and had recently been seeming appropriately fragile: whilst it was valued at $600 million...
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It’s time for our Metrics Magna Carta; connecting your mobile objectives to your metrics

It’s time for our Metrics Magna Carta; connecting your mobile objectives to your metrics

Legend has it that in the 12th century King Henry I declared that a yard was the distance from his nose to his outstretched thumb. The issues this would have caused are both amusing and innumerable. It wasn't until Richard the Lionheart instituted the Magna Carta that measurements were standardised, stating "There shall be but one Measure throughout the Realm!" – Most of us in the digital advertising industry are looking forward to yelling that out of our office windows. I would just add an additional caveat – "and let it be the best!"

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