Bonzai’s Top 5 digital advertising predictions for 2019

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SINGAPORE, Friday: Programmatic creative management platform Bonzai’s ceo/co-founder Rahul Pandey has unveiled his top five digital advertising and marketing predictions for the year ahead – with a special focus on NZ.

What will 2019 hold for brands, digital advertisers and marketers in New Zealand? Pandey says uppermost in his mind is transparency, brand safety, ad formats, personalisation, programmatic, and data-driven marketing.

Transparency will rule the day, brand safety is here to stay
With ad safety and transparency both big talking points this year, 2019 will elevate this conversation even further, especially with brands expecting greater authenticity and reassurance that their creative campaign is published in compliance with brand safety standards.

Creative management platforms such as Bonzai will continue the narrative on transparency, as Bonzai ensures the creative is decoupled from media – it doesn’t sell or arbitrage media, and no hidden fees ensure its pricing model remains transparent.

On top of this, Bonzai’s strong integration with premium New Zealand publishers like NZME ensures a brand’s campaign lands on authentic publisher platforms and delivers real, measurable results.

You will cross paths with high impact ad formats that delight and surprise
We’re not using the same technology as we did in 1994 when web ad banners started to surface, so why are we still advertising digitally like we did in the 90s? Creative advertising platforms have come a long way, and will continue to evolve in 2019, making lazy static banners a thing of the past, and non-intrusive, engaging, rich media formats the way of the future.

High impact formats will no longer be a ‘nice to have’ for brands advertising in New Zealand, but critical for those serious about delighting and surprising their customer. And with a new generation of engaging and creative ad formats like Bonzai’s TruSkin and ScrollX, creating deeper, more immersive and engaging experiences for local and global customers will only be limited by a brand’s imagination. 

Programmatic, Personalisation, Performance
The age of personalisation is here to stay, and brands will be working smarter to ensure customers receive more relevant, contextual messaging informed by data and insights.

Creative management platforms like Bonzai, who can deliver creative campaigns programmatically and at scale will be a game changer for brands who are open to leverage new tools to allow both deeper engagement with New Zealand customers and ensure campaigns work more efficiently down the marketing funnel.

Dive into your data and you will uncover the golden marketing message
Customers are welcoming of brands that make an honest attempt to connect and add value to their exploration and decision-making online. In 2019, brands that understand local customers at a deeper level and add value with the right in-moment messaging, will strike the chord with their audience. This means data will have a significant role to play and agile brands who leverage the power of data-driven creative solutions will resonate most with their customers and enhance their overall CX journey. 

A fresh focus on your creative will unlock hidden potential
As brands advertising to the market continue to increase their focus on digital, the importance of creatives in the digital ecosystem will continue to rise. And in the coming year, we’re going to see an increasing shift from ‘adapting for digital’ from traditional creatives, to ‘creating for digital’ as a digital-first strategy. What’s particularly exciting about this is that it will put the spotlight on specialists like Bonzai who focus on redefining the ‘digital creative experience’ to unlock fresh opportunities for brands.

About Bonzai
Bonzai was founded in 2011. Their innovative and integrated self-serve platform allows marketers, agencies and publishers to create, distribute and optimise data-driven digital experiences, at scale, while enabling the creation of programmatic, display, video and native creatives. With significant local APAC reach, they are integrated with large SDK players like InMobi and Amobee, partners with over 100 publishers globally, and with all major publishers in the region.

Bonzai is headquartered in Singapore with offices in Sydney and Pune, India.

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