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FACEBOOK EYES AI TO BOOST GROWTH

Trend Summary: Facebook looks to artificial intelligence for its next wave of growth.


Facebook’s 71% increase in profits for this year's second quarter is accompanied by a warning: the company is running out of room for ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... more ads in its news feed.

According to Ceo Mark Zuckerberg, artificial intelligence could help advertisers to identify which audiences to target on Facebook.

He also predicts that video will become the largest driver of Facebook’s business over the next two to three years, while messaging could  deliver dividends within five years.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7238

UK Adspend Growth Slowest in Four Years

Trend Summary: UK advertising expenditure grows at its slowest rate in four years.


According to the Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report published today, UK advertising spend recorded its ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... slowest growth rate since Q2 2013.

Although the overall market expanded, traditional media had a difficult start to the year, with cinema the only non-digital medium to grow during the quarter.

More significantly, total TV advertising spend dipped 6.2% in Q1 2017, the most severe fall since 2009. Radio (-0.1%), out of home (-0.6%), direct mail (-1.5%) and newsbrands (-11.2%) also recorded a decline in spend during the quarter.

According to James McDonald, Senior Data Analyst at WARC: “The latest data show that large retailers – particularly supermarkets – and major food brands reined in their TV spending by 25% during the first three months of 2017, instead committing to cutting prices on the shelves as household expenditure wanes.” 

Total TV ad expenditure is forecast to fall 1.9% this year, a 1.4 percentage point downgrade since the last AA/WARC forecast in April. However, losses are expected to be regained in 2018, with ad revenues growing 2.5%, partially due to the men’s FIFA World Cup.

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Source: Warc.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7237

Australian Bank Woos Customers With AI Driven Chatbots

Trend Summary: Chatbot apps foreshadow a bigger trend for Australian startups.


Chatbots - apps that simulate intelligent conversations with customers - are robots that chat. They engage directly with customers who ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... ask questions relating to a company, its products or general activities, then they reply with relevant responses in real time.

Integrated directly on the most popular messaging platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype and SMS as well as company specific websites, chatbots represent a means for businesses to improve the customer experience overall through more efficient communication.

Ubank, an established online banking platform in Australia, recently integrated the country’s first "artificial intelligence chat bot for home loans,” which is an example of the type of processes, such as home loan lending, that can be streamlined with the technology.

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Source: Forbes.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7236

Fraud Cited As Biggest Ad Industry Challenge

Trend Summary: Ad fraud in the UK is the biggest industry challenge cited by both marketers and publishers.


According to a study conducted by London based internet marketing service Infectious Media, 33% of marketers say they are troubled by ad fraud, with brand safety in second place (26%) followed by ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... viewability (21%), transparency (17%) and geocompliance (3%).

Differing slightly in their priorities, 44% of publishers consider ad fraud their biggest problem, followed by issues with transparency (cited by 19%), brand safety (18%), viewability (15%) and geocompliance (4%).

Says Andy Cocker, COO and co-founder of Infectious Media: “Many in the industry are understandably worried about advertising spend being wasted because of poor quality media in the supply chain”.

Moreover: "It’s crucial now that media agencies and ad-tech companies play their full part in increasing awareness and driving up standards.”

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Source: MediaPost.com
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EU Supports Publishers Fight Against Google-Facebook Duopoly

Trend Summary: EU gives publishers a boost against Google-Facebook duopoly. 


 European publishers have found an ally in their struggle against the online media “duopoly” of Google and Facebook after two committees of the European Parliament voted to approve a proposed new ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... statute making it easier for publishers to demand payment from the US duopoly for indexing and reposting even small pieces of their content.

However, the law isn’t yet final. It still has to be approved by the Parliament’s legal affairs committee, with a vote due in October 2017.

Despite Parliament's snail-like legislative progress ithe situation is causing alarm among internet freedom advocacy groups, especially as the new law would affirm publishers’ ownership and copyright protections for all content they create.

This would bar Google and Facebook from automatically “scraping” the content and distributing selected clippings to their users, either in search results or news feeds, unless publishers opted in to allow these automated functions.

Moreover, to Larry and Sergey's, consternation the proposed legislation would enable publishers to require payment for Google's right to index and share headlines and other content.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7226

Why AI Is the Future of Growth

Trend Summary: The world may be in the midst of a new industrial revolution fuelled by artificial intelligence.


According to Mark Purdy, managing director of Accenture Research: “We believe that artificial intelligence has the potential to drive much faster growth in the global economy." Moreover AI isn’t simply a ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... technology that improves productivity, it’s also a form of capital and a virtual labour force.

In a study across twelve developed economies, Accenture found that embracing AI could double the annual economic growth rate of GDP by 2035.

Moreover, in a subsequent Accenture study which assessed the impact of AI within sixteen industries, research indicated that AI has the potential to boost rates of profitability by an average of thirty-eight percent,  thereby negating the low-profits spiral in which many corporations have become locked in the past decade.

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MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7225

Brands Boost Native Adspend With 74% Annual Increase

Trend Summary: UK brands continue to embrace native advertising with a 74% annual increase in adspend this year.


A recent report published by New York headquartered MediaRadar reveals that "Native is growing with a 74% increase in the number of ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... placements in Q1 year over year."

The Consumer Advertising Report analyses adspending patterns from print, digital and email advertisers across native, video and mobile campaigns, suggesting that there is more buying of direct advertising, especially sponsored editorial, while programmatically, there is a ‘flight to quality.’ 

There is also a clear shift towards higher CPM advertising formats, with the greatest percentage increase occurring in native advertising which has tripled since January 2015.

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Source: The Drum.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7224

Facebook Ceo Zuckerberg Unveils New World Vision

Trend Summary: Facebook Ceo Zuckerberg takes another step forward defining a new vision for the social-media company.


Mr Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to help people build more robust communities offline, bringing the world closer together as ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... his company grapples with its growing power in the world.

According to Zuckerberg, Facebook’s focus over the next decade will be the creation of tools to build more community and bring the world closer together - a shift from the company's longtime motto “connect the world.”

“I used to think that if we just gave people a voice and helped them connect, that would make the world a lot better by itself,” Zuckerberg said earlier this week at an event in Chicago for circa 300 leaders of Facebook’s largest and frequently used groups on the platform.

Wiping back a tear the caring billionaire ($64.2bn in 2017 to date) confessed: “But our society is still divided. Now I believe we have a responsibility to do even more”.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7208

Intel to Sponsor Olympics To Showcase Its Virtual Reality Tech

Trend Summary: US Technology titan Intel is driving the seemingly inexorable rise and rise of virtual reality in the world of marketing.


The Santa Clara California based chipmaker is to partner with the International Olympic Committee to showcase Intel's technology, such as virtual reality, 360-degree video, artificial intelligence and drones, to  enhance ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea.

According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, speaking at aid at a presentation in New York, "This is like running a marathon and half-mile dash at the same time.

Switching to huckster mode Mr Krzanich hyped: "At Intel we have always strived to bring the peak of technology, the peak of performance. We strive for these the same way an athlete does."

Last fall, the company purchased virtual reality startup Voke Inc and Intel also has a VR deal with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Turner Broadcasting to produce its March Madness games. Intel is also a replay partner both of the NFL and NBA.

Intel's 360 Replay technology, in which sports replays can be shown from different angles, was used earlier this year in Fox's Super Bowl coverage.

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Source: Bloomberg.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7206

UK Media and Entertainment Brands Confident of Growth in 2017

Trend Summary: UK media and entertainment brands are the most confident about business growth in 2017.


UK based advertisers in the media and entertainment categories are the most confident group, predicting growth in their specific categories. Hard on their heels are advertisers in the ..

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... pharmaceuticals & healthcare industries. 

These are the key findings from Zenith’s new biannual client survey. Ahead of marketers attending the Cannes Lions 2017 event Zenith wanted to discover what are the key drivers of growth and assess how confident marketers are about business growth in their respective categories.

Media and entertainment advertisers came out on top, recording a score of 82.1, followed by pharmaceuticals, healthcare and alcohol.

The lowest-scoring category was telecommunications, at 33.3, followed by food & drink and FMCG non-food categories.

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Source: Zenith Optimedia
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7203



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