Prime Day Shows How Amazon Is Winning Mobile

Prime Day Shows How Amazon Is Winning Mobile

According to Survey Monkey, Amazon saw app usage skyrocket on Prime Day. Amazon’s mobile app saw its usage increase by 35% last week, thanks to an influx of consumers wanting to cash in on Prime Day deals on July 12, according to new data from Survey Monkey. The e-commerce giant debuted Prime Day last year as […]

7.5m Brits “Left Behind” in the Mobile Revolution

7.5m Brits “Left Behind” in the Mobile Revolution

Nearly 7.5m people are being left behind in the UK’s mobile revolution, as poor signal, slow connection speeds and a lack of access to digital services splits Britons in several ‘digital classes’, governed by age, location and other factors. According to Experian’s ‘Mosaic Digital’ study, which aims to uncover the UK’s digital landscape, consumer habits […]

Microsoft’s uncertain Skype strategy continues with new app for Windows phones

Microsoft’s uncertain Skype strategy continues with new app for Windows phones

Microsoft keeps wavering between task-oriented separate apps and an all-in-one client. Microsoft’s preview of the new, modern, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of the Skype client received a big upgrade today: it’s now available for devices running Windows 10 Mobile as well as Windows 10 PCs. In addition to supporting Windows phones, the client has […]

Snapchat simplifies location-based campaigns for brands

Snapchat simplifies location-based campaigns for brands

Snapchat Inc. may start to see more brands paying up for location-based advertising campaigns on its photo-sharing mobile app, thanks to the efforts of another startup, Yext Inc. Advertisers can already pay the social media service to have branded geofilters—a type of graphical overlay people can use to decorate photos or videos they’re sharing—to show […]

Mercedes-Benz’s Minicar Brand Is Trying to Turn Snapchat Into Pokemon Go

Mercedes-Benz’s Minicar Brand Is Trying to Turn Snapchat Into Pokemon Go

The Mercedes-Benz brand, which sells eco-friendly cars, is encouraging its social media followers to take photos of its “smart vehicles” in the wild and share them by snapping @smartcarUSA. “The brand is surprising and delighting some of their followers on Snapchat with smart-branded gear,” Mark Aikman, general manager, marketing services for MBUSA, explained via email. […]

New ‘hyperlocal’ ad format targets people near posters

New ‘hyperlocal’ ad format targets people near posters

Global advertising technology firm Crimtan is working with Digital Element to offer clients new ‘hyperlocal’ ad tech that helps target specific users on the move. Crimtan is using Digital Element’s NetAcuity Pulse Plus solution to develop campaigns for clients such as outdoor ad company Primesight, allowing them to deliver digital ads to consumers in the […]

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