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Watch some of the highlights from Campaign Asia-Pacific's Financial Services Marketing forum, held in Hong Kong in November 2015.
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MasterCard's SVP head of marketing, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Sam Ahmed says programmatic sits at the centre of the brand's marketing strategy. He says this is due to the "incredible" targeting programmatic enables, the richness of data it delivers and that it is a strong driver of efficiency.
Dell's digital marketing and social media lead, SE Asia, Priyanka Nath says programmatic delivers cost-efficiency and effectiveness. With customers typically "60 percent through their decision making journey" before they even contact a vendor, programmatic is a crucial tool to reach them earlier and educate, she says.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s global media and digital marketing director, Jonathan Yang, tells Campaign Asia-Pacific about the “exciting” programmatic journey, and the importance of finding a good media agency partner.
TripAdvisor's vice-president of display, APAC, Cindy Tan says brands need to be "extremely organised" to get the most from their programmatic campaigns. The region may be "data poor" but her firm sits on "a pot of really valuable data" which allows it to take a comprehensive view of travellers' entire customer journey from start to finish.
"Modern companies today want to know everything about their connected clients: who they are, who they work with, work out with, sleep with." The trouble is, traditional financial services firms are simply not doing this well—and they are under "tremendous threat" from new digital entrants who excel at it. Lars Hamberg, founder of Aktiva Fonder and fund selector at AFAM Funds, pulls no punches as he lays into the banking world's old guard and asks, "When will Google start offering financial products?"