Advertisers Face More Complexity Navigating APAC Travel Consumer Journey

EILEEN YU | December 6, 2016

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Compared to other regions, marketers in Asia-Pacific need to deal with more complexity in order to communicate with their audience more effectively. Their campaigns have to include multiple markets, languages, and media formats, says Russell Young, Sojern’s Asia-Pacific managing director, pointing to the potential for programmatic to help address these challenges.

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