Bacardi and BBDO New York Turn Instagram into a Drum Machine

Bacardi and BBDO New York Turn Instagram into a Drum Machine

Bacardí has recently become synonymous with hacking social media to create fun and engaging content. For example, you may recall Bacardí’s use of Instagram Stories to launch ‘Instant DJ’ (which was recognised at The 19th FAB Awards), developing a Snapchat lens to create a music video in Snapchat, and utilising Instagram polls in ‘Live Moves’. […]

Tribal Worldwide London and Snapchat bring the joy of Volkswagen GTI driving to your fingertips

Tribal Worldwide London and Snapchat bring the joy of Volkswagen GTI driving to your fingertips

Tribal Worldwide London, adam&eveDDB and Snapchat have come together to create the world’s first mobile phone-based interactive GTI race track for Volkswagen UK, connecting with GTI admirers across the UK and using cutting edge Augmented Reality (AR) to celebrate the joy of driving and deliver the latest instalment of the Volkswagen GTI ‘People’s Supercar’ campaign. […]

Carlson Wagonlit opens up app flight booking capability to 20 more countries

Carlson Wagonlit opens up app flight booking capability to 20 more countries

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel has expanded its mobile air booking offering in 20 key markets around the world, giving travellers the option of booking their flights directly on the myCWT app. The service was originally piloted in early 2017 and launched commercially in Q2 2018. Mobile air booking is now being rolled out to […]

Savings app Chip completes £4M series A funding on Crowdcube

Savings app Chip completes £4M series A funding on Crowdcube

Chip, the savings app, has successfully completed its Series A funding round on Crowdcube, raising more than £4m and attracting a record-breaking 7,036 investors on the equity crowdfunding site. Chip is on a mission to build the best savings account in the world. It has already grown to 75,000 accounts, processed £58m of savings and […]

YouTube trials multiple pre-roll ads to minimise disruptions

YouTube trials multiple pre-roll ads to minimise disruptions

YouTube has started showing two pre-roll video ads instead of just one, as the site prepares to rival TV on demand services and cater to a growing audience of viewers watching YouTube on their TV screens. The Google-owned streaming site calls them “ad pods”, which are essentially two separate video ads much like a TV […]

Tapjoy adds Jurassic World Alive, Helix Jump and more to network

Tapjoy adds Jurassic World Alive, Helix Jump and more to network

Mobile advertising platform Tapjoy has added dozens of big name apps to its network including Voodoo’s Helix Jump, PerBlue Entertainment’s Disney Heroes: Battle Mode and Ludia’s Jurassic World Alive, for which it has been named exclusive advertising provider. The new additions enable Tapjoy’s ad platform to reach around 780m mobile consumers a month, generating an average of more than 40m completed […]

betconnect builds world’s first social betting platform

betconnect builds world’s first social betting platform

 betconnect, the world’s first social betting platform, announced it has built a game-changing new platform which aims to level the gambling playing field for millions of punters. Due to launch in early 2019, betconnect is the first notable application of disruptive technology in the gambling sector since Betfair in 2000. For many years, professional […]

A WeChat-powered hotel in China lets you check in, enter your room and get breakfast through your phone

A WeChat-powered hotel in China lets you check in, enter your room and get breakfast through your phone

China’s biggest app, WeChat, partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai that lets users book rooms, remotely check in, and use their phones as key cards — all without requiring human assistance. Once they’ve completed their reservation, travellers verify their identity at the hotel through facial recognition and collect their digital key […]

Amazon wants to bring its digital wallet into physical stores

Amazon wants to bring its digital wallet into physical stores

Amazon is reportedly getting serious about mobile payments to challenge the likes of Apple and Samsung by bringing its digital wallet to brick-and-mortar merchants – before the competition gets a stranglehold on the market. The eCommerce giant is starting by bringing Amazon Pay to gas stations, restaurants, and other merchants that wouldn’t necessarily consider Amazon […]

Stendahls crafts an innovative sensory test drive for Harman Kardon and Volvo Cars

Stendahls crafts an innovative sensory test drive for Harman Kardon and Volvo Cars

When buying a new car the sound system isn’t always top of mind. To change that Swedish creative agency Stendahls, set up a test drive out of the ordinary, and took 4,500 drivers on a sound adventure through one of the world’s most vibrant cities – Madrid. The co-branded test-drive activity by Volvo Cars and […]