The Lovely Mobile Awards Are Now Open For Entries!

The Lovely Mobile Awards Are Now Open For Entries!

The 2nd Lovely Mobile Awards are now open for entries. The Awards, which were introduced by us last year during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, honour work done in the Mobile Marketing, Internet of Things (IoT), Digital, New Technology and Connected Devices fields. Who Can Enter? It is open to brands, agencies and ALL parties […]

Plan.Net Innovation Studio’s Jonas Heitzer explores the origins of Augmented Reality

Plan.Net Innovation Studio’s Jonas Heitzer explores the origins of Augmented Reality

Plan.Net were at the forefront of integrating AR functions into advertising. The first marketing initiatives with augmented reality (AR) appeared in Germany around the year 2011. Back then, Plan.Net integrated AR functions in a campaign for the special interest channel Syfy, for example. Posters were impressively brought to life using the technology available at the […]

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]

Deutsche Telekom launches revolutionary VR game that aids dementia research

Deutsche Telekom launches revolutionary VR game that aids dementia research

Following the astounding success of the mobile game Sea Hero Quest, launched in 2016, Deutsche Telekom and Saatchi & Saatchi London launches the world’s first consumer focused Virtual Reality (VR) game where anyone can help scientists fight dementia through gameplay. Sea Hero Quest VR aims to harness the power of VR gameplay to aid dementia […]

KFC Creates Virtual World To Train Its Real-World Cooks “The Hard Way”

KFC Creates Virtual World To Train Its Real-World Cooks “The Hard Way”

Blending virtual reality with real reality, KFC is using VR technology to demonstrate how to make Original Recipe fried chicken in an entirely unique, hands-on and modern way. “The Hard Way – a KFC Virtual Training Escape Room” is designed as an escape room where Colonel Sanders gives his trainees hints and clues along the way […]

How Rakuten Marketing helped BoxFresh smash Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign

How Rakuten Marketing helped BoxFresh smash Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign

Men’s footwear brand Boxfresh soared above Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign to disrupt highly competitive market, working with Rakuten Marketing. Boxfresh was to re-establish its brand in UK and German markets and drive repeat business among online customers. Established in 1989, Boxfresh played a part in igniting the rise of streetwear as we know it today. […]

Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays has teamed up with Apple to become the first UK high street bank to introduce the ability for customers to make payments using their voice through Siri. Siri has been integrated into the Barclays Mobile Banking app, meaning iPhone and iPad-using Barclays customers no longer need to open the app to pay existing payees and mobile […]

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