Council member of the Month: Andrea Ingham

Council member of the Month: Andrea Ingham
​ Name: Andrea Ingham IAB Council: Audio Involved in the IAB Council since: March 16 Day job + company: Director of Sales, ANZ, Spotify I joined the Council because: I'm passionate about audio and ensuring its longevity and priority for brands in the...
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Try Before You Market: How can marketing agencies go the extra mile in serving clients?

Try Before You Market: How can marketing agencies go the extra mile in serving clients?

Try before you buy market.

As a marketing agency are you best placed to market a business, product or service if you have not experienced or purchased it yourself? Or maybe the question is - would you be better placed to market that business, product or service if you had experienced or purchased it directly?

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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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Will Ad Blocking Drive the Native Ad Shift?

Will Ad Blocking Drive the Native Ad Shift?
The much debated solution to the publishers “problem” with the escalating adoption of ad blocking software may have inadvertently been given in response to a question on the importance of native advertising to mobile monetization. Earlier this week Taboola’s CEO Adam Singolda told Business Insider he believes we’re heading toward...
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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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Once enemies, programmatic and direct are becoming best friends

Once enemies, programmatic and direct are becoming best friends

There are many misconceptions associated with programmatic video buying. Many of these, like the assumption marketplaces drive CPMs down, arise when people fail to distinguish between the very different display and video markets.

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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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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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Digital and demographics – a marriage made in heaven

Digital and demographics – a marriage made in heaven

There is little doubt that online advertising must make more of demographics. We have become so focused on behavioural, that we often forget the ‘who’ part of the equation.

Demographics have been around since the early days of direct marketing, long before the Internet erupted. Mail-outs were A-B tested, just as landing pages and online ads are today. And audiences were segmented based on geo-demographics – the scientific way of telling who you are based on where you live. If you live in a four-bedroom house in Point Piper in Sydney’s east, for example, you are probably a wealthy family. You might even be the Prime Minister.

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Marketing by (the right) numbers

Marketing by (the right) numbers

Marketing has always been about numbers. Sadly, in the past, the quest was for figures to justify headcount and the expense of media campaigns. B2C marketers with big budgets might have been able to show that increased spending produced more sales, but it is always difficult to prove that the same couldn’t have been achieved with less. Or a different approach might have produced a better return. B2B marketers, meanwhile, have often been subservient to the sales team, who claim the credit for all revenue and see the marketing team as their back-up resource, creating content and organising the occasional event.

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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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The Tenets of Online Advertising

The Tenets of Online Advertising
Are online's "new" targeting options better than traditional media's? Digital marketing has some very passionate advocates. For some people this zealotry can approach religious levels. If there are three tenet's of belief for these people about online advertising they seem to be: Digital advertising has better targeting than all other...
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