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  • In-App Mobile Ad Implementation Challenges

    by Seth Hart, Brian Bos, Iryna Newman, Kamal Kaur and Krishna Subramanian

    Mobile advertising spending is poised to top $1 billion in the U.S. for the first time, according to eMarketer. Of that potential billion dollar spend, in-app advertising is expected to double to over $600 million. The driving force behind this dramatic growth is rich media in-app advertising.

    As online advertising reaches a tipping-point into the mobile arena, there is a glaring realization that the mobile ecosystem is not ready to handle the predicted advertising volume and growth.

    This panel will focus on one area that is hindering the scale of rich-media in-app advertising – proprietary software development kits (SDKs).  In order to execute a rich media in-app campaign, ad networks require that publishers implement unique software into each campaign. Developers have to expend significant time and resources to learn and implement the coding requirements, and when multiplied over several ad partners it becomes a burden and hindrance on growth and adoption. By introducing a standard open-code SDK, the industry can overcome this roadblock in time to capture the tide of advertising budgets headed in the mobile direction.

    This session will cover the evolution of the in-app advertising ecosystem, as well as highlight the current issues with implementing a rich media campaign. Finally, it will offer solutions, including an open-code SDK and other initiatives that are currently in progress.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Salon K, Hilton Austin Downtown

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  • The Frontline Report of Japanese Interactive Arts

    by Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi, Yasuharu Sasaki and Kensuke Sembo

    Dentsu, a Japanese advertising giant has been trying a new frontier of marketing in a society where virtually everybody has high speed mobile Internet connection. In this session, by introducing the cutting-edge Japanese Interactive Arts, we will reveal why those unique arts were born and how they have been received, supported and evaluated by mobile-driven Japanese society. This panel will tell you what it is like to live in 24/7 connected communication infrastructure and show where the future of mobile marketing is heading.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Salon FG, Hilton Austin Downtown

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  • Alternative Channels of Digital Distribution

    by Josh Gertz, Dave Spinato, Adrian Capobianco, Michele Edelman and Pepper Evans

    Digital Advertising is on the rise while consumer engagement with online advertising is on the decline. With so many messages competing for attention, today's consumer expects to be rewarded for their choices. Join an exclusive panel of digital content experts to discuss how digital promotional advertising has emerged as a new distribution channel for content owners and how content activates consumer behavior and builds brand loyalty.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Monday 12th March

    In Salon K, Hilton Austin Downtown

  • Can Washington Make Your App Illegal?

    by Ahmed Siddiqui, Mike Sax and Jonathan Godfrey

    So you've worked for months writing code, assembling creative, and testing out your app until it it's finally ready for mass consumption. The App Store has approved it and you are getting solid reviews. But how are you storing your users' registration information? Have you taken adequate steps to ensure its authenticity? Do you know how old your users are or what information is being passed on to advertisers? A wrong answer to these questions could land you in hot water with the authorities. And Congress is considering regulations to strictly monitor the relationships you have with your customers. Our panel discusses avoiding privacy pitfalls. Experts will share their experiences negotiating with Congress and explain how to modify your app to avoid enforcement action by regulators.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday 12th March

    In Salon K, Hilton Austin Downtown