Facebook Integrates Instant Articles With Messenger

Facebook Integrates Instant Articles With Messenger

Facebook has merged two of its most treasured efforts: Instant Articles and Messenger. Soon, Messenger users will begin to see a lightning bolt on the top right corner of select links shared in the popular app. These indicate that the link is an Instant Article. “Currently, links shared via Messenger load in a mobile browser, […]

Magnum answers call for ice cream with free Uber delivery

Magnum answers call for ice cream with free Uber delivery

Unilever’s Magnum is giving double meaning to the word “mobility” by partnering with Uber for a mobile campaign that delivers free ice cream to users’ doorsteps simply by having them swipe right in the application. Today, users who open the Uber app and swipe right will be able to pin their address and receive ice […]

This Mobile Ad Blocker Wants to Charge Brands to Show Their Ads

This Mobile Ad Blocker Wants to Charge Brands to Show Their Ads

For the past year, ad blockers have made waves in the media world and threatened to wipe out digital advertising. Now one of those companies, Shine, has hired a chief revenue officer it’s tasked with working closely with brands, agencies, publishers and trade organizations. The company announced James Collier as its first CRO. His responsibilities […]

Twitter Offers Audience API To All Brands

Twitter Offers Audience API To All Brands

Giving brands better insights into their customers, Twitter on July 13, announced the broad release of its Audience API. Between the API’s debut last fall and now, the top request from brands has been the ability to better define and describe audiences of interest, along with visibility into the demographic characteristics of these audiences. And Twitter […]

UK Saves 51.4m Hours a Month Thanks to Apps

UK Saves 51.4m Hours a Month Thanks to Apps

Time-saving apps and online tools aimed at disrupting traditional ways of working and living are saving the average UK consumer 2.2 hours per month, according to new research from cloud computing firm Rackspace. The survey of 2,000+ UK consumers found that over two-thirds had little or no loyalty to traditional brands when given the option […]

Pokémon Go will soon get ads in the form of sponsored locations

Pokémon Go will soon get ads in the form of sponsored locations

After having become one of the most viral mobile applications of all time, Pokémon Go will soon include advertising, according to its developer. In an interview with the Financial Times, Niantic CEO John Hanke said that “sponsored locations” would provide a new revenue stream, in addition to in-app purchases of power-ups and virtual items. In […]

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