Snapchat Ads launch in Asia – is it too late?

As you’ve probably heard, stock of Snap Inc took a pounding last week as it announced its first quarterly results since going public. If you want to know all the details, it’s all over the internet or you can read a comprehensive review here. The purpose of this article is to focus on is information that didn’t…

Mobile video; is sound still important?

Without trying too hard, think back to an ad you fondly remember seeing on TV. Depending on your age and where you’re from this will vary drastically, but what made the one you’re thinking of memorable? It almost certainly provided some sort of emotional reward (was funny, inspiring, nostalgic etc). You probably remember the characters (if there…

Snapchat marketing in Asia – What marketers need to know

It was of no surprise that the biggest announcement at the Facebook F8 conference last week was the evolution of the Messenger platform. For marketers, this means automated customer support and commerce via bots that through a combination of algorithms and machine learning, provide users with an automated conversation based customer service experience. It also…

Campaign Asia article – 1bn users vs $1bn

It’s easy for marketers to get excited when seeing huge user numbers, like Whatsapp claiming a billion monthly active users back in February. Why wouldn’t you want to be part of the action on a platform that kind of scale? The reality is, marketers need to look beyond the user numbers and understand what is actually…

What marketers can learn from Burberry’s collaboration with Brooklyn Beckham

The last few years have seen a massive rise in influencer marketing. People have made millions and leapt to stardom creating videos around their passion points on YouTube. Industry thought leaders are followed religiously on Twitter. Millions follow guys with ripped torsos and girls with strange looking thigh gaps on Instagram… Whilst the most influential…

Scoping for Paid Social in 2016

We all appreciate that technology-led changes are transforming the way people consume content. OTT TV services like NetFlix, Amazon Prime and catch-up TV like BBCiPlayer have changed when (and often on what screen) we watch our favourite TV shows. We stream music now. With the Subscription models incorporated by these services and ad-blockers affecting in-browser advertising, it’s getting harder to…

How redefining your brands marketplace can accelerate your digital strategy

Its that time of year where marketers are writing their annual brand plans. Any marketer worth their salt will be able to recite their business, marketing and communication objectives for next year in a heart beat. For example: Business objective: Grow share by 1.5ppts to 23.5% of modern trade Marketing objective: Achieve 2% increase in penetration…