Media Buying

Digital media buyers today aren't just in the business of negotiating transactions. They are planners, strategists, and sages, ever at the ready to act and react. As digital technologies and media consumption habits change, so do advertising opportunities, creating a minefield of interactive marketing complexities.


Eliminating the fear factor of programmatic buying in China

Nov 17, 2015 - Brands need not be afraid of programmatic buying in China if they understand the difference between real time buying and more premium, targeted models. Comments

Why programmatic ad buying is more important than you think

programatic-buying-walle Nov 13, 2015 - What is programmatic ad buying? Here's how this highly targeted, efficient, automated process can benefit B2B and B2C marketing strategies and increase ROI. Comments

How Target's new ads show the real value of Shazam

shazam-to-shop Oct 15, 2015 - Target's ability to incorporate Shazam as a pillar of its latest ad campaign exemplifies the future of cross-channel innovation with the user experience at the core of brand strategy. Comments

The Practical Guide to Programmatic Planning in China: Part 4

programmatic-blue Sep 27, 2015 - Here is how to select data management platforms (DMP) for a programmatic strategy in China's closed and fragmented data ecosystem. Comments

Programmatic Media Buying: Sitting at the Intersection of Owned and Paid Media

intersection-shutterstock-203805400 Sep 25, 2015 - The value of programmatic media buying currently has a big impact on the digital marketing industry. How can marketers optimize this type of advertising investment? Comments

GroupM and TAG Join Forces to Tackle Brand Safety

brand-safety Sep 23, 2015 - GroupM and Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) stamp down on online piracy by ensuring all media partners receive validation as Digital Advertising Assurance Providers. Comments

The Practical Guide to Programmatic Planning in China: Part 3

programmatic-stack Aug 23, 2015 - How to evaluate demand side platforms for a programmatic strategy in China. Comments

7 Things That Really Great Online Media Buyers Do

koeppel-online-media-buying Aug 21, 2015 - Marketers can use media buying to ameliorate a business or brand's online presence. These seven insights disclose the actions necessary for executing an effective media buying campaign. Comments

Long Live Long-Form: The Hidden Value of Blogs

Knowledge Aug 20, 2015 - Marketers shouldn't discount the power of long-form blogs because they're conducive to high levels of engagement from potential consumers. Comments

APAC’s Misplaced Expectations for Programmatic

Data pie chart Jul 21, 2015 - APAC is well placed to be a market leader for programmatic buying, so what is holding advertisers in the region back from embracing it? Comments

5 Surefire Ways to Alienate Your Target Audience (And How to Avoid Them)

marketing-platform Jul 16, 2015 - Being on a single channel or the wrong channels altogether; being offensive or irrelevant; and sticking with mobile banners, rather than native ads, are a few common mistakes marketers make. Comments

VIDEO: Why Kraft Uses Agile Marketing to Solve a Growth Problem

deanie-elsner Jul 8, 2015 - In this video interview, Deanie Elsner, former chief marketing officer for Kraft Foods Group, speaks about how the brand uses agile and addressable marketing to drive business growth. Comments

Marketing Music-How Heineken, Coca-Cola, and Beefeater Connected With Consumers Through Song

music-image Jul 6, 2015 - Audio has the capacity to communicate authenticity and stick with listeners, and brands have come a long way from the jingles of days gone by. Comments

A Practical Guide to Programmatic Planning in China: Part 1

programmatic-visual-media Jun 28, 2015 - Charlie Wang talks through the finer points of planning a programmatic strategy for China. Comments

The State of Live Video: Mobile, Global, and More Immersive Than Ever

mobile-video-liveevents Jun 25, 2015 - How are brands experimenting with video-streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope to connect with on-the-go consumers? Comments

4 Ways Publishers Can Scale Programmatic and Quality

programmatic Jun 22, 2015 - Viewability and protecting sites against bot traffic are just two areas publishers need to focus on, as more marketers shift more of their budgets toward progammatic. Comments

Windfall For Advertisers As Tencent Opens Third Party Data Access

tencent-logo May 31, 2015 - Advertisers are set to gain an additional foothold in China's growing programmatic market after Tencent announced the launch of its third party data management platform. Comments

Prepare for the "Flight to Quality" in Programmatic

programmatic May 29, 2015 - The concept of "flight to quality" applies to media buying, as advertisers don't want to risk spending money on out-of-view ads or fraudulent traffic. Comments

Programmatic Video: China Versus the West

programmatic-video May 27, 2015 - Following a trip to London, Charlie Wang shares his observations on the key differences between China's video programmatic system and that of the big players in Europe. Comments

Five Ways to Market to Millennials Online

millennials-social-media May 21, 2015 - Prioritizing brand experiences, spontaneity, interactivity, Facebook and mobile are five ways to engage millennials, a group that makes up an annual $200 billion in buying power. Comments

Nestlé Paves Way For Premium Programmatic in China

nestle-logo May 13, 2015 - The launch of Mindshare's programmatic premium trade desk for Nestlé in China will validate buying spends for other brands operating in the region. Comments

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