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  • China Mobile and ZTE Corporation launched a live 5G field test

    China Mobile and ZTE Corporation launched a live 5G field test

    Conducted in Guangzhou University Town, which is one of the most typical high-traffic scenarios, China Mobile and ZTE launched a key 'pilot field' for enhancing user experience in 5G eMBB scenarios, using ZTE's 3.5GHz NR base station product. For the next stage, multi-site networking tests will be deployed to test wireless coverage, throughput, mobility, delay, and other 5G network indicators.

  • “Shoppable” videos, especially when personalized, will turn eCommerce marketers’ heads

    “Shoppable” videos, especially when personalized, will turn eCommerce marketers’ heads

    According to eMarketer, programmatic is still in its infancy in several emerging markets in Asia Pacific, but more mature markets are beginning to mirror the US’ and Western Europe’s adoption rates, raising the question why programmatic is taking off in some markets, but not others, and what the future holds for ad buying automation in the region. Will the fashion e-commerce industry lead the movement?

  • RelevanTech’s app discovery tool allows Glispa to reach large, targeted audiences

    RelevanTech’s app discovery tool allows Glispa to reach large, targeted audiences

    The mobile ad tech company Glispa Global Group announced the acquisition of Tel Aviv-based carrier distribution company RelevanTech to further strengthen its position as one of the top independent players in the mobile industry.

  • The Internet of Things and Wearables for innovative, interactive Marketing

    The Internet of Things and Wearables for innovative, interactive Marketing

    For many, the Internet of Things (IoT) is considered the next major revolution in IT that has the potential to significantly influence, if not dissolve and reorganize, the structures of whole industries, value chains, and the rules of competition.

  • Don’t underestimate your granny when it comes to Google

    Don’t underestimate your granny when it comes to Google

    These days, with the pace at which technology is outdoing itself, it’s virtually impossible to hold your high ground as ‘king of the hill’. As soon as we flash the latest iPhone, a new one is flaunting its 12 MP camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture at us. Just when we’ve nailed the art of geomapping, drones are brought in to scan and map work sites at a fraction of the cost and time. Tablets at this rate will be relegated to the ranks of LPs and fax machines–old school inventions that will have our own kids feeling old when their children laugh at what was once so ‘cutting edge.’ It’s a marathon and a sprint in one; but the finish line feels nowhere in sight.

  • Welcome to the brave new world of Adblockers

    Welcome to the brave new world of Adblockers

    To a greater or lesser extent, each of us has a story to tell about a bad encounter with online advertising, be it a pop-up or a video interstitial.  Understandably, when we feel bothered by something, we react by running away or avoiding it. In the world of digital marketing it means we won’t visit the specific website anymore, switch to banner blindness, or install an Adblocker.

  • Being found (or getting lost) in China

    Being found (or getting lost) in China

    To increase the popularity of their Internet content in China, companies must be ranked as high as possible in the Baidu or Sogou search ranking, the country’s top search engines.

  • IoT turns the security industry upside down

    IoT turns the security industry upside down

    The second edition of INTERPOL World 2017 Congress is closing today, where experts shared three days in a row their knowledge and discussed how to protect the world from cybercrime in an age of globalization. The theme of this year’s congress was “Fostering Innovations for Future Security Challenges” and Asian eMarketing focused on the discussions on security challenges the world is facing by using big data and Internet of Things (IoT) products, as well as Darknet marketplaces, since these are the most pressing issues the digital media and marketing industry must tackle, apart from the fact that the cost of cybercrime to the global economy is estimated at $445 billion a year.

  • Nearly half of Indonesia’s smartphone users not satisfied with their default browsers

    Nearly half of Indonesia’s smartphone users not satisfied with their default browsers

    Opera conducted a survey in the six biggest cities in Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Medan and Makassar) to find out more about the browsing habits of Indonesia’s smartphone users and how they use the internet on their devices. The findings reveal that nearly half of the respondents are not satisfied with their default browsers because of slow browsing speed, high data consumption and frequent crashes.

  • Older generations savvier about IoT security, Irdeto’s new study revealed

    Older generations savvier about IoT security, Irdeto’s new study revealed

    Irdeto released a new global survey on consumer attitudes about IoT Security, including security awareness, how many IoT devices they have in their homes, importance of protecting those devices, concerns about those devices being hacked, who they believe is responsible for security, etc.

  • Socialbakers the first to launch AI-powered performance prediction and optimization for Instagram campaigns

    Socialbakers the first to launch AI-powered performance prediction and optimization for Instagram campaigns

    Socialbakers announced the world’s first AI-powered performance prediction and optimization for Instagram that aims to help marketers get the most out of their paid and organic activities.

  • Frost & Sullivan celebrated Asia Pacific’s leading ICT firms at annual ICT Awards

    Frost & Sullivan celebrated Asia Pacific’s leading ICT firms at annual ICT Awards


    Yesterday, Frost & Sullivan hosted again its annual Asia Pacific ICT Awards to celebrate companies that have consistently excelled in their business segments and recognizes their leadership efforts in advancing the sector to the next level.

  • Immersive marketing

    Immersive marketing

    The term immersive (or immersion) marketing includes traditional advertising, public relations, word-of-mouth advertising, digital marketing, or coupons and retail partnerships, to name a few of the many ways of surrounding the consumer with a consistent message about a brand.

  • The most important email marketing KPIs and what they mean

    The most important email marketing KPIs and what they mean

    A few years ago, we believed email marketing was dying, however, newsletters are today more than ever the backbone of a profitable digital marketing strategy with an inexorable growth rate of potential audiences. According to the Radicati 2016 Email Statistics Report, by 2020,  three billion people will receive emails. About half of them will read the messages on their mobile devices, making email marketing to one of the most effective digital marketing channels ever.

This week's highlights

Stay alert when purchasing via smartphone and tablet

Category: December 2017 - Digital Commerce & Customer Experience
The Christmas business is in full swing. Therefore we are sounding a note of caution to all those using their smartphone or tablet for doing their shopping.
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The man, the marketer, and the machine

Category: December 2017 - Digital Commerce & Customer Experience
In a world where consumers can change brand preferences with a click of their mouse, the role of marketing has evolved from the traditional qualitative approach to an era of intelligent, data-driven m
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AI: Evil or Avatar?

Category: December 2017 - Digital Commerce & Customer Experience
You don’t have to be a sci-fi wizard to remember Avatar. The 2009 fantasy blockbuster was equally entrancing for trekkies and school teachers alike. In the epic science fiction film, writer and
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Appier demonstrates efficacy of Artificial Intelligence in fighting ad fraud

Category: December 2017 - Digital Commerce & Customer Experience
Appier just shared the results of a real-world study that it conducted on its own network to demonstrate the ability of an AI-based model to fight ad fraud. Based on data over four months from May to
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Office workers in SEA are among the most receptive to AI, and use technology to overcome challenges to productivity and efficiency

Category: December 2017 - Digital Commerce & Customer Experience
Adobe released new research revealing that almost 50 percent of office workers in Southeast Asia (SEA) rate access to technology above perks like food and slick office design. "The Future of Work
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Previous articles

Useful tips to get your digital lead management up to speed

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
Let’s be honest, the digital transformation puts all internal and external processes of a company to the test and makes it even more difficult to be successful in today's increasingly digitized
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Don’t underestimate your granny when it comes to Google

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
These days, with the pace at which technology is outdoing itself, it’s virtually impossible to hold your high ground as ‘king of the hill’. As soon as we flash the latest iPhone, a n
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How contemporary lead management works

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
In a recent study, the management consultancy McKinsey noted that only few companies are really prepared for digital transformation. Digitization is posing major challenges for marketing and sales, wh
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Growth in marketing budgets stalled in 2017, still increased investment in digital advertising can be expected, Gartner reveals

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
Growth in marketing budgets has stalled after continued increases over recent years, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. that states marketing budgets hit a plateau in 2017 after three years of gro
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Socialbakers the first to launch AI-powered performance prediction and optimization for Instagram campaigns

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
Socialbakers announced the world’s first AI-powered performance prediction and optimization for Instagram that aims to help marketers get the most out of their paid and organic activities.
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Previous month's highlights

How to train your dragon

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

When was the last time you were really taken by surprise?It happened in a rather humdrum construction meeting the other day, when a lawyer walked into the room. There was a tricky problem thrown down on the table; all thirty construction personnel were either nodding off or furling their brows at it ‒ not a creative dragon among them. The client wanted to reduce the time it took to install a monster pump, and no one seemed to have the solution.

3 tips for marketers to track the effectiveness of ads

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Measuring success in performance advertising is simple when you’re only using one platform. To gain a competitive edge, marketers commonly run campaigns using more than one marketing solution or provider. This, however, tends to complicate how you can effectively measure the campaign results as implementing different approach will bring about different outcomes.

Will human creativity still be needed in the future?

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Those who are engaged in marketing today get the impression that machines could soon take over their job, right? But according to Ketchum Pleon’s Chief Creative Officer, Petra Sammer. that’s so far not quite true.The expert in storytelling writes in one of her articles that the once chaotically acting creative industry is already looking for the workflows of the process-optimized IT industry, raising the provocative question when there will be the first robot to win a Cannes lion?

Microsoft advances the next frontier of computing with cloud, AI and mixed reality

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Microsoft welcomed more than 25,000 business customers to its annual IT event, Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Fla. This week, where the company showcased how it is infusing cloud, AI and mixed reality across it products to help customers visualize and create the future of business.

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The status quo of programmatic native

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising

Benefits of cloud infrastructure vital for competitiveness

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising

Three guys walk into a bar…

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising

Done right, programmatic marketing is above all one thing - precise

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising

Embracing the ‘power of and’ is vital to succeed in new era of connectivity

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising

It’s never too late to NOT grow up

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising

Roll-out of AdAsia Digital Platform for Publishers

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
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