Alexa is arriving to Amazon’s Android shopping app

Alexa is arriving to Amazon’s Android shopping app

Amazon is set to roll out Alexa to its main shopping app on Android, after introducing the artificial intelligence virtual assistant to the iOS version of the app earlier in 2017. The introduction of the feature to Android was first spotted by Ford senior software engineer Nick Schwab, and Amazon later confirmed to TechCrunch that it would indeed integrate Alexa […]

Customisable DSP Admedo joins forces with Cablato to offer enhanced programmatic creative

Customisable DSP Admedo joins forces with Cablato to offer enhanced programmatic creative

Second-generation demand side platform (DSP) Admedo has teamed up with marketing technology innovators Cablato to offer enhanced programmatic creative that activates data with precisely tailored messages to deliver more personalised campaigns that significantly increase advertising performance for brands. Admedo’s uniquely customisable and transparent programmatic approach moulds around their clients’ businesses to deliver highly effective audience […]

Google’s Mobile Search App to include personalised ‘feed’

Google’s Mobile Search App to include personalised ‘feed’

Google announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company into more direct competition with social networks such as Facebook. Google, the world’s largest search engine and a unit of Alphabet Inc, said the changes would […]

Digital Ad Spend Budgets up by Highest Rate in a Decade

Digital Ad Spend Budgets up by Highest Rate in a Decade

UK internet marketing budgets have been revised up by the greatest extent since Q3 2007, driving overall marketing budgets up. The latest survey for the IPA Bellwether Report found that 32 per cent of those surveyed had increased digital ad spend budgets versus just nine per cent that recorded a fall. That resulted in a net balance […]

Blippar brings Facial Recognition technology with AR face profiles

Blippar brings Facial Recognition technology with AR face profiles

Blippar, the Augmented reality and computer vision technology company is thrilled to announce the beta launch of Halos, Blippar’s Augmented Reality Face Profiles. This new in-app feature builds on our existing facial recognition technology and allows users to create and customize their own AR Face Profile, called a ‘Halo’. This, makes facial recognition technology directly accessible […]

Shazam Unveils “Brand Takeovers” for Full-Screen Ad Experiences at Scale

Shazam Unveils “Brand Takeovers” for Full-Screen Ad Experiences at Scale

The Shazam Brand Takeover leverages native-app functionality and enables brands to literally “take over” the app’s entire screen in individual markets for a full day, reaching Shazam’s hundreds of millions of global users. Brands can now participate in the entire Shazam user flow—from home screen to listening screen to track result—which is initiated 25 million […]

WeChat teams with Fireworks to celebrate Singles’ Day

WeChat teams with Fireworks to celebrate Singles’ Day

WeChat is ready to celebrate the next Singles’ Day on 11/11, thanks to a collaboration between Digital Retex, European Tencent Trusted partner, and Fireworks, one of the first creative agencies specialized in e-commerce in China. Among the different versions, the celebrations of the day dedicated to the lonely hearts probably started in the 90’s when […]

MassiveMusic help Samsung launch their voice assistant Bixby across Galaxy devices in the US

MassiveMusic help Samsung launch their voice assistant Bixby across Galaxy devices in the US

International music agency MassiveMusic has worked in close collaboration with its voice sourcing and casting arm, MassiveVoices, to find the voice of Bixby, Samsung’s personal voice assistant. The voice assistant, which is now publicly available in the US, is an intelligent interface that creates a simpler, easier way to interact with Samsung devices and is […]

LiveRamp now available to Publishers

LiveRamp now available to Publishers

​LiveRamp​​, an Acxiom​​ company and leading provider of omnichannel identity resolution, announced the availability of LiveRamp’s platform to publishers. This solution allows publishers to better monetise their audiences by supporting brands’ people-based marketing initiatives. In turn, marketers benefit from the ability to expand people-based targeting beyond Google and Facebook and provide consumers with a more consistent […]

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