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US Business Leaders Eye AI

Trend Summary: Multinational professsional services company Accenture reports that business leaders are solving the AI Equation.


According to Accenture, AI has the power to increase productivity by 40 percent or more by 2035. From handling customer-facing experiences to streamlining back-end operational efficiencies, the most pressing issues and their solutions are already being addressed by the leading organizations in each industry. 

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Source: Forbes.com
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7591

Augmented Reality Increasingly Boosts Brand Marketing

Trend Summary:  How AR [augmented reality] works for the American Express brand.


Augmented reality, which overlays digital information on the user’s real-world environment, is going mainstream as ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... part of marketers increasingly digital marketing tool kit. 

Using this technology American Express has just wrapped its fourth year entertaining fans with AR at the US. Open Tennis tournament during which it explores new custom experiences to engage fans and card members.

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Source: Chiefmarketer.com
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7501

Twitter Revamps Its Digital Offering Via AI

Trend Summary: Twitter is leading the media herd via AI and machine learning to revamp digital experiences.


In the latest example of this trend, Twitter is using neural networks to crop picture previews in more eye-pleasing ways. According to Zehan Wag and Lucas Theis, respectively an engineering manager and researcher at Twitter, the goal is to create ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... a more consistent UI experience. 

Specifically, Twitter is using a technique called "knowledge distillation" to train a smaller network to imitate the shower but via a more powerful network that enables an ensemble of large networks to generate predictions on a set of images. These predictions, together with some third-party data, are then used to train a smaller, faster network.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7306

Ad Tech Embraces Blockchain For Data Security

Trend Summary: US advertising and publishing executives have met to discuss blockchain technology and if it can bring increased transparency and data security to the ad tech supply chain.


The first meeting of the AdLedger Consortium – whose members include IBM, MadHive, Integral Ad Science and TEGNA – was held in New York yesterday. According to IBM's iX Executive Partner of Global Marketing Babs Rangaiah: "We at IBM believe that blockchain will do for transactions what the internet did for ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... communications.

Added Mr Rangaiah: "We are particularly interested in blockchain's potential to solve many of the issues facing programmatic buying today."

By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks and the collusion of the network. Functionally, a blockchain can serve as "an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way. The ledger itself can also be programmed to trigger transactions automatically."

A blockchain is typically managed by a peer-to-peer network collectively adhering to a protocol for validating new blocks. By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data. Once recorded, the data in any given block cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks and the collusion of the network

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Source: Warc.com
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7210

Marketing Mammoths Unite to Block Annoying Ads

Trend Summary:  Google's Chrome browser will soon come with preinstalled technology that will block the most annoying ads.


IT titan Google annouced yesterday [June 1] the launch of a tool dubbed The Ad Experience Report. The tool will basically score a publisher's site and inform them which of their ads are deemed to be ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... "annoying experiences."

Google's move, anticipated since word got out in April, will impact the entire advertising ecosystem because Larry and Sergey's Chrome is the world's most popular web browser for desktop and mobile users alike.

According to Sridhar Ramaswamy, senior VP of ads and commerce at Google: "We've all known for a while that the ad experience is a real problem, that has confused and angered users".

"We realised that solutions such as ad blockers punish everybody, including publishers who develop great content and are thoughtful about the ad experience they put on their site."

However, Google isn't calling its technology an ad blocker, instead classifying it as a "filter" that removes the ads that consumers hate most.

The hate list include pop-ups, ads that flash quickly, change colors or force people to wait ten seconds before accessing content on a publisher's page.

The plan to install such software on Chrome is a result of work by the Coalition for Better Ads, whose members include Google, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, WPP's GroupM, Facebook, Thomson Reuters and The Washington Post along with the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Association of National Advertisers.

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Source: AdAge.com
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7191

Significant Shift of Media Buying from Ad Agencies to In-House

Trend Summary: Many of the world’s largest advertisers have moved their media-buying in-house thanks to programmatic technology.


Describing the analysis as a “recent check with industry contacts,” Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser today published a report to shareholders, noting that fifteen of ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... the world's top two hundred advertisers have shifted media-buying away from their ad agencies and brought it in-house thanks to their new-found ability to buy media programmatically.

According to Wieser, his analysis is based on a "recent check with industry contacts". He also notes that "fifteen of the top two hundred advertisers have taken media-buying away from their ad agencies and brought it in-house because of their ability to buy it programmatically". 

He also explained that in-house media buying exists along a continuum, with a range of responsibilities divided between marketer and agency.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7114

Yahoo Ogles Premium UK Media

Trend Summary: Yahoo strikes global content partnership deals with premium UK media.



California headquartered US multinational technology company Yahoo has struck a content partnership deal with leading British newspaper brands The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, the Evening Standard and ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... Hearst UK.

The multinational mega deal will enable the publishers to distribute selected content via Yahoo's sites and mobile apps across five nations: the UK, USA, Canada, India and Singapore.

According to Comscore Inc, a cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior worldwide, Yahoo's content is read across multiple devices by 206 million people in the USA, 22 million people in Canada and 29 million people in the UK.

The figures for India and Singapore, however, relate only to desktop viewing and their readership  is 29 million and 3 million respectively.

The deal enables publishers to gain a share in the revenues gleaned from advertising that are run alongside each article.

Says Yahoo's Greg Miall, director of global partnerships: "This deal is about giving these publishers access to a much wider audience than their content currently gets."  

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Source: CampaignLiveco.uk
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7101

'Internet of Things' Set to Enter Next Phase

Trend Summary: Ad agencies and inventors are starting to shape the 'Internet of Things'.


The digital world's rapid interweaving with the physical world is forcing tech companies and ad agencies to constantly hone up on the massive landscape of big data. Moreover some analysts and experts expect there will be as many as ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... fifty billion connected devices within the next three years.

International Data Corporation estimates that this trend could generate nearly $9 trillion in sales by 2020. While at this year's Consumer Electronics Show [CES] in Las Vegas a number of companies will debut IoT products that range from brilliant to wacky.

One exhibitor, Norwegian near-field-communication company Thinfilm Electronics, will be displaying its line of smart bottles that connect smartphones to social media and other websites, while manufacturing titan 3M will debut methodology that tracks breathing patterns and one's environment through wearable devices in ways that could help people with asthma or allergies.

Yet another company, Ozobot, will be showcasing its mini "social robots" that operate via colour command to help children learn to code. Moreover, visitors to CES will experience a cornucopia of of shiny new  connected cars, connected shoes and connected travel.

According to Brian David Johnson, a former futurist at Intel, now the futurist in residence at Arizona State University's Center for Science, the Internet of Things is finally entering its  "age of adolescence".

Johnson predicts that much of the original consumer-grade hype has focused on turning lights on and off and tracking fitness, whereas the next few years will see an inventive wave of maturity in which advertisers seem keen to play a part.

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Source: AdWeek.com
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7063

New Tricks for Old Marketing Dogs in 2017

Trend Summary: In 2017 marketers are going to see old dogs with new tricks in areas such as content, melded with game-changing newer dogs.


This is the time of year when marketers don the mystical mantle of Nostradamus and US PR firm Edleman Digital is no exception. Hold your breath as Edelman's sorcerers blow the dust off their crysal ball for a glimpse into the ...

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... world of marketing in 2017.

Conversational experiences, it seems, will be the name of the game in the year to come, with Messaging apps transmogrifying into an additional  home screen.

There's a chatbot revolution going on, and it's being fuelled by the adoption of chatbots by major social and messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Google, Microsoft Skype, Salesforce, Slack, Twitter DM, WeChat, Kik and Line.

There are billions of daily users of messaging platforms who have become accustomed to engaging with brands in the feeds, these platforms hope will facilitate the ability to scale creative 1-to-1 engagement opportunities, known in the marketing trade as "conversational experiences."

Edelman posits that these conversational experiences will integrate with past revolutions in ecommerce and text services, at the same time highlighting the potential of artificial intelligence.

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Source: AdWeek.com
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7060

Web Connected TV Ads Burgeon

Trend Summary: US advertising buyers predict 'explosive' growth in the still-nacsent OTT ad market.


OTT, adland's latest jargon for “over-the-top” services, is a term used for the delivery of film and TV content via the Internet, without users having to subscribe to traditional cable or satellite pay-TV services such as ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... Comcast or Time Warner Cable.

Americans are increasingly purchasing web-connected TVs and becoming more accustomed to watching shows on demand via apps instead of cable, resulting in  more ad space becoming available to media buyers.

According to equity research company Pivotal Research Group, connected TV viewing overall grew by 65% over the past year and now accounts for 8.1% of total daily TV viewing by US adults in the 18-49 age group.

It’s a safe bet that a large portion of that viewing is driven by ad-free platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. However, it transpires that commercial time is also receiving a healthy boost.

Moreover, ad tech company Innovid, which delivers ads to web video outlets along with fast growing TV apps such as Fox Now, Hulu and Crackle, says the share of ads delivered to connected TVs via its platform quadrupled this year.

Likewise Modi Media, the ad-buying division within WPP's GroupM, reports that over 37 million US households watched ad-supported shows on connected TVs over the past year.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: https://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7055



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