Addictive Mobility Appoints Shannan LaMorre as VP of Operations

Addictive Mobility Appoints Shannan LaMorre as VP of Operations

Addictive Mobility, one of Canada’s leading mobile advertising platform, has further strengthened its Executive Management team with the hire of Shannan LaMorre as VP of Operations. Shannan comes to Addictive Mobility with over 15 years of Digital Advertising experience, including over 25 years in senior roles in media, and most recently as Managing Director, Operations […]

comScore: Programmatic Advertising Needs Discipline

comScore: Programmatic Advertising Needs Discipline

Marketers need to take a more “disciplined” approach to their programmatic advertising campaigns following years of “unanticipated problems” within the automated buying sphere, a new report by comScore has found. The media measurement company said that brands remained dogged by issues from buying audiences at “bargain basement” rates, including the over-targeting consumers and being lured by low-priced […]

Google Home Now Allows Users to Make Phone Calls

Google Home Now Allows Users to Make Phone Calls

Google is rolling out the ability to make hands-free phone calls to the US and Canada via Google Assistant on Google Home. In a blog post, Google said users in the US simply say, “Hey Google, call…” and calls will be made over users’ Wi-Fi connections. Google Home can call businesses and Google contacts, but it […]

Google adds Questions & Answer feature to Maps and Search

Google adds Questions & Answer feature to Maps and Search

Google has introduced a feature to Maps and Search that helps people find out all they need to know about a location they have searched for. With Google’s ‘Questions & Answers’, people are able to ask questions, get answers, and answer other people’s questions about places on Google Maps. The most informative questions and answers […]

APAC Mobile Advertising Market Shrinks as Header Bidding Fuels Global Growth

APAC Mobile Advertising Market Shrinks as Header Bidding Fuels Global Growth

Mobile advertising has contracted in the Asia-Pacific region in the months following the global brand safety crisis, new research has found. According to the PubMatic Quarterly Mobile Index report, the amount of Android app impressions in APAC has shrunk in volume by 50 per cent year-on-year in Q2 2017. Meanwhile, globally monetised header bidding impressions rose 149 […]

The native app may be killing the mobile web in Asia-Pacific

The native app may be killing the mobile web in Asia-Pacific

In the battle between the mobile web and native apps for advertising, the mobile web appears to be losing out in Asia-Pacific. New research from mobile advertising data company Vpon found that 77% of mobile ads served during H1 2017 in the region were delivered via mobile apps, not the mobile web. In several countries in Southeast […]

Facebook Messenger’s Personal Assistant M Available for UK Users

Facebook Messenger’s Personal Assistant M Available for UK Users

Facebook is upping the usefulness of its Messenger chat service by integrating its personal assistant M for users in the UK. The feature is expanding beyond the USA, touching down with UK users to aid them with its artificial intelligence-driven suggestions, dropping into conversations to suggest stickers, polls, birthday celebrations, group gatherings and location sharing. Furthermore, […]

US Smartphone Users Have Little Love for Communication Apps

US Smartphone Users Have Little Love for Communication Apps

One of the primary drivers of app use is communication, but US smartphone users are less likely than their counterparts in Europe to use apps for that purpose, according to recent data from Ipsos MORI and Google. A May 2017 survey of smartphone users in the US and five countries in Europe found that respondents in the Netherlands […]

CM joins Google’s Early Access Program for RCS business messaging

CM joins Google’s Early Access Program for RCS business messaging

Mobile services company CM has joined Google’s Early Access Program for RCS Business Messaging, an initiative that enables businesses to send richer, more useful messages to their customers. Richer Native Messaging SMS has long been limited to just plain text. RCS (Rich Communication Service) upgrades messaging with popular chat features like typing indicators, read receipts, high-quality […]