The advertising scene has undergone radical change and is still changing. With profits down between 5% and 10% on an annual basis, the performance of the traditional advertising market is under constant pressure. Data analytics is exposing the weakness of these traditional advertising business models and, like all of the other sectors affected by the digital economy, this means that these business models need to change.
As they become more aware of the power of big data, advertisers are demanding hard, quantitative data on their campaigns. Increasingly, campaigns are now linked to outcomes. These are predetermined and tested against the results, and payments are made to advertising agencies based on the success of these campaigns, which are becoming far more cost-effective.
Social media companies are becoming increasingly important website publishers. Compared to commercial broadcasters, these companies have one important difference – they have valuable data on their consumers, which they are monetising in a big way. Although consumers are happy to share data with companies operating in the digital economy, they are most unhappy when these companies disrespect their wishes for privacy. On the other hand, many companies involved in big data analytics are disappointed with the results. So a better system could be a win-win situation for both the demand and the supply side.
This report explores how mobile advertising has become a key focus for the industry and as has enormous growth potential. Smart TV is also a future growth area as advertisers capitalise upon Over-The-Top (OTT) content initiatives. The report also examines the core segments of social network advertising, digital gaming advertising, search engine advertising and video-based advertising.
Alphabet (Google); Hulu; Facebook; Zynga; Blinkx; Baidu; Tencent; digital ad exchanges.
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Last updated 1 Jan 2017
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