Business Intelligence

A brief history of artificial intelligence in advertising

Somewhere in a sleepy North London suburb, a shopkeeper ritualistically opened his daily newspaper.

Eyeing the weather report, he moved a bin of black umbrellas to the front of the store, just inside the door where they could easily be seen by customers needing a quick respite from the approaching rain. The year is 1861 and a weather forecast, first published in London’s daily newspaper The Times, had likely influenced the purchase of an umbrella or two.

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The case for chatbots being the new apps – notes from #WebSummit2016

 “Bots are the new apps” according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a keynote given at a Microsoft developer conference in March 2016.

On the basis of the amount of start-ups working on bot related activities at Web Summit 2016, it would seem as if bots may be about to become mainstream after all.

Digital marketing in Asia: Spotlight on Malaysia

For many global brands, trying to drive business through digital marketing in an unfamiliar country is a hefty challenge.

There are local languages, media platforms, and cultures to consider and so often it’s best to use a local or global agency, or not bother at all.

But in our digital age, it is possible to at least test a new market and decide on its potential with hard statistics.

What does the future hold for Data Management Platforms?

Data Management Platforms (DMPs) are, despite still being on the cutting edge of technology, beginning to move beyond the early adopter stage and are now showing real and serious business benefits.

Oracle/Econsultancy’s report ‘The Role of DMPs in The Era of Data-Driven Advertising’ highlights found that 20% of those surveyed have been using a DMP for four years, however despite this length of time DMPs are ever-evolving and growing ever more sophisticated.

This blog post examines how DMPs have changed and what the future holds for them.