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Audience Precision unveils tech platform to provide full media strategy guidance

Sydney, Australia – Media consultancy and technology business Audience Precision has unveiled its technology platform called ‘Precise360®’, which provides a full media strategy guidance system, enhances the entire marketing process, and improves agency efficiency, all of which can be applied globally. 

For Audience Precision clients, Precise360® will deliver quality improvement, greater audience connection and engagement, attention scores for video, faster campaign builds, integrated metric calculators, a global process, among others.

According to Haydon Bray, CEO at Audience Precision, the platform gives their clients more time to think and craft match-winning campaigns and their less experienced team members a genuine fast-track to their skills development.

“With so much media diversification, client budgets don’t stretch as far as they used to. Audiences are still there but you need to work harder, smarter, faster and with more agility to find them and genuinely engage. Precise360® allows us to eliminate the guesswork by weaponising insight, bringing qualified customers to the top of the sales funnel. We can instantly compare the effect of a TV program versus a radio session, a Facebook post or an OOH panel and everything in between,” Bray said.

The company has spent the past seven years building a suite of proprietary tools and refining the technology platform, including attention scores for video, with its inhouse team of technologists and data scientists, with a view to building a new model for the agency of the future to achieve faster and more successful business outcomes for brands, with qualified and future customers.

Bray added, “We have created something, from what we are aware, that multinational media agencies have been unable to do, anywhere in the world. I began this journey because I was frustrated by cumbersome and slow processes that have prevented agencies implementing the core marketing fundamentals for campaign development. I wanted to create something that removed menial tasks, had inbuilt quality control around marketing fundamentals, could operate from anywhere, and used the principles of focussed optimisation for a great user experience.”

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Marketing Featured Southeast Asia

Crypto platform Luno taps Publicis Media to amplify financial literacy campaign in MY

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Cryptocurrency platform Luno in Malaysia has appointed Publicis Media to manage all media strategy, planning and buying for Luno in Malaysia. The appointment was made following a competitive pitch between various agencies in Malaysia. 

Aaron Tang, country manager of Luno Malaysia shared, “Throughout the pitch process, Publicis Media demonstrated a strong knowledge of our business, our target audiences as well as our ambition to promote financial literacy amongst everyday Malaysians and improve education around cryptocurrencies.” 

He added, “We look forward to collaborating with them as we continue to make cryptocurrencies more accessible for everyone and provide investors with the resources to explore the digital assets space safely.”

Meanwhile, Abhishek Bhattacharjee, managing partner at Publicis Media, commented, “Luno is at a truly exciting phase and we are thrilled to partner with them on this journey. With our data-centric approach at Publicis Media, we are looking forward to gathering our best crypto minds across the Groupe to embrace new challenges and scale Luno’s brand growth in the digital assets category that Luno leads.”

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Marketing Featured ANZ

Four Pillars Gin taps Slingshot for media strategy duties

Sydney, Australia – Following a competitive pitch, media strategy specialist Slingshot has acquired the media strategy, planning and buying duties of Australian gin brand, Four Pillars Gin. 

The Yarra Valley-based distillery was established in 2013. Four Pillars Gin has been named ‘International Gin Producer of the Year’ for two consecutive years, the latest in 2020’s International Wine and Spirits Competition.

This win for Slingshot comes hot on the heels of other client wins including Masterpet, Endeavour Consumer Health, and Ayam. 

Slingshot CIO and Partner Simon Corbett said winning the Four Pillars Gin business is a dream come true. 

“Our agency aspires to work with brands and individuals who stretch and challenge us, so we are loving working with the Four Pillars team. A world-leading brand and a collection of super smart individuals is a great cocktail for us,” Corbett said.

Jemma Blanch, director of marketing, events and activations at Four Pillars, added, “We intuitively have a strong sense of who our customers are but we wanted an agency that would question our assumptions and get us thinking in some fresh ways, Slingshot [has] definitely done that and we have really welcomed their creative thinking. We are excited about our upcoming summer campaign.”

The appointment by the gin producer is with immediate effect.

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Platforms Featured Global

Ad platform Unruly launches new creative studio for brands, agencies

Singapore – Global ad platform Unruly has announced the launch of Tr.ly, a digital creative studio aimed at brands and agencies for the creation of video creative solutions.

Through the Tr.ly platform, brands and agencies using the new in-house service will work with Unruly’s team of creative experts, with years of experience creating ads for screen and media strategy, and will also be given access to the company’s proprietary content testing solutions.

Furthermore, the platform allows advertisers to drive consumers toward consideration, conversion and brand loyalty with next-level video formats and features, available programmatically or through managed service.

“Making sure our clients have all the data they need to ensure their creatives are as engaging as possible has always been a key focus at Unruly. We believe our unique emotional data sets us apart within a cluttered ad tech ecosystem and has meant we’ve been able to give our clients meaningful insights on how to drive greater brand connection to their target audience,” said Alex Khan, group managing director international at Unruly.

The platform was developed in collaboration with adtech Tremor International, hence the name Tr.ly, an amalgamation of the names between Unruly and Tremor International.

According to Les Seifer, vice president for creative at Tremor International, the platform allows “brands to capture audience attention by telling engaging, relevant stories across all screens’ which is done through ‘cost-effective video creation and optimization services that range from turnkey to fully custom, aligned to media goals, audiences and placement types”

“The global pandemic and evolving social and political landscape have created widespread uncertainty across the industry, which means only the most agile and in-touch advertisers will remain a step ahead in 2021 and beyond. Unruly gives advertisers access to unique data that puts them right at the heartbeat of shifting consumer opinion and, supported by our incredible, agile creative team, means they will continue to push out engaging, relevant and emotionally intelligent creative in the face of unprecedented change,” Seifer explained.