AdTech Melbourne - Just The Good Bits

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Wednesday 17th July, 2013

Tricia Nichols, Global Lead Consumer Engagement, Media Innovation & Brand Partnership, GAP Inc (US) Building Meaningful Partnerships – How To Create Bonds With Consumers

·       Marrying physical and digital. 7 11 and Zenga swapped customers 

·       @dvf did kids collection for gap

·       Change partner relationships from transactional to innovative

Panel: Does Australia Have Anything To Fear From Programmatic Advertising?

·       It's meant to help sales teams. 

·       Lots of good tech being brought over from USA e.g Turn

·       Analytics staff growing on all sides. Digitas US has 50% staff in analytics. 

Case Study: The Next Big Thing Is Here: Tablets


·       75% use is for gaming 

·       Higher use at home

·       Older Audience

·       Spending

·       More engaged

·       Over WIFI 

·       Best to connect to tablet users using long form video, with option to buy, after 7 pm. 

Tourism Australia Tablet app case study

·       Make full potential of tablet use

·       Use paid media to promote use of app, especially search

·       200k to 300k spent on their tablet app 

Panel: Social Media Activists are Coming for Your Brand – Are You Ready?

·       A crisis is when negative sentiment reaches a level that costs you money.

·       Qantas puts out a templated tweet within 5 mins of a crisis. 

·       When choosing a listening tool, don't pick the one that helps digital marketers, choose the one that helps the whole organisation. 

·       Most re-tweeted tweet is Obama after election win 

·       Vodafone uses twitter for "care" and "brand", via two twitter handles. 

Case Study: Social Media ROI Measures and Competitive Analysis

·       KRAFT social reporting approach – always ask:

- What?

- So what?

- What's next?

·       Kraft believes its critical to measure CPI ie cost per impact, not just ROI when it comes to social

·       Kraft attributes more to a share vs a like and so on, for CPI 

·       Billboards don't have to justify themselves at all. Why is social so scrutinised? 

Case Study by Bisolvin: Mobile As the First Screen in Integrated Advertising Campaigns

·       Great mobile web e card SMS/social site created, helped Bisolvin have one of their best years in their 50 year existence. 

·       Promotion asked: text “mucus“ to this number, written on bus stations. Great use of the medium. 

·       Key was very simple brief from client that didn't start with "we want to do something in mobile".

·       By doing only mobile web on HTML 5, more cost effective than 3 mobile apps

Thursday 18th July, 2013

Keynote: Andy Lark, CMO & Online Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia The Successes and Learning’s of Australia's Most Digitally Savvy Bank

·       This generation going through biggest transformation ever due to social web. 

·       Facebook - marketing in a social world. 

·       89% of Facebook users are multi screening

Panel: Developing a Killer Content Strategy - Tips for Success 


Michael Verghios speakig alongside Ardent Digital and DT. Best panel of the day of course  :)

Marketing Your Technical Product/Service… to My Mother

·       Lead with benefits, not features 

·       Simplifies his web experience so his elderly mother could understand it 

Location, Location, Location: How Location is Now Cooler than "social media" in the world of Content and Brand Communications

·       Brazilian clothes store showed the "likes" for each garment on a digital panel located on the clothes hanger. 

·       Location shouldn't matter much in business. 

·       Aussies are often more productive and harder working than many other countries, so we should be servicing a lot more global business 

Case Study: Agile Marketing

·       Try avoid “set and forget” advertising. 

·       Carlton has fun taking the piss as a brand.

·       Created an app with many games that engages people for longer. 

·       Visual slide used to describe the app teething issues Carlton experienced. 

·       Look for gap in the market and exploit it. Even if you have to invent it. 

The Next Level - How Businesses Are Using Games to Engage Their Audience

·       61% of C level execs game daily as a break. 

·       Average age of a gamer is 35


Michael Verghios

Digital Marketing Director



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