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AOP Digital Digest 1st August 2014 - News from the Digital Universe

Events News

AOP Autumn 2014 Conference - 9th October

Very few early bird tickets remain - book now and save £100.   This year's conference - 'Thriving in a Connected-Device World' - will address how publishers can make the most of not just multiple platforms, but also the connections between them. Sessions will discuss the commercial, editorial, operational and technological challenges and opportunities that face premium publishers as they adapt to an environment where their audiences routinely swap between devices. Other highlights include:
  • Unveiling of key findings of the AOP’s Content and Trends Census for 2014
  • A view from the US panel.  Senior figures from US premium digital publishers talking about the latest developments in their industry and how they’re responding to the developing multi-device world.
For full details of the conference and to book tickets, please click here.

Mobile Advertising Forum - 17th September 

Our latest forum, in association with Celtra Mobile, will look at the challenges in monetising the growing mobile audience, in cutting through the obstacles and barriers and implementing successful mobile commercial strategies. This forum is looking to be another sell out in this year's programme so for further information and to book your tickets, please click here.

AOP Digital Landscape Report Vol. 66

The latest Digital Landscape Report is now available for members to download

The report has the latest stats on US & Global Adspend, Ad Revenues, UK online universe, trends on traffic stats, and insight from key interest areas including - Mobile, Video, Commerce, Marketing and Social Media.

To read the key headlines or download the member-only full report click here

New Member News

Real-time tech company Intent HQ joins AOP as Associate Member Intent HQ is a UK tech company, which automates consumer data science, opening up new paths to revenue and delivering a step change in marketing performance. The Company predicts each person's interests and intent using artificial intelligence to discover and rank each users interests from their social data and what they read on a client's site. Our algorithms find the natural clusters and hidden affinities in the data, enabling one to one personalisation of offers and content across all channels - email, mobile, web and social. Clients include major brands such as Telegraph Media, The Food Network, IDG and Sky.

Read more here

Thought Leadership

Circus Street
In the new edition of thought leadership pieces from AOP Strategic Education partner Circus Street, Jonny Townsend, Operations Director, looks at how technology changes the way we do business in all industries: We want it our way not your way My dear old mum finally got rid of her landline this week. The original Mrs Townsend decided that as only PPI companies called her on it anyway, what was the point in having one? Where once sat a cream Bakelite symbol of the 20th century, now sits a geranium.I was in the mobile industry when we all scoffed at those nutters who in the same breath predicted the landline would disappear and that we would end up with more mobiles on the planet than people. We shouted “Do not pass go and get straight to the looney bin you rambling fanatics. “If the landline phone has gone from our culture, what next?  Well people are still phoning so the phone itself didn’t disappear, it just changed. What changed to kill the landline? Technology? No. Choice. Technology used to say “Behold! Now you can fly” or “Here! The motor car” or “Eureka! Space travel.” Now its says, “Ahem! How about this but better?” The phone hasn’t gone. BT’s version of it has. 
Read the full article here

News from the Digital Universe

RTL Group acquires majority stake in programmatic video advertising platform SpotXchange RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, announced this week that it has signed a binding agreement with the current shareholders of SpotXchange, Inc. to acquire a 65 per cent majority stake in the Denver-based video advertising monetisation company. 

Read the full story here

If you have an industry news story you would like us to include in our weekly digest please contact Zoe Blackmore via email

The AOP Team

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