Aurora HD Video Ads from AdColony Deliver Unique Engagements 7x Larger than Averages

Aurora HD Video Ads from AdColony Deliver Unique Engagements 7x Larger than Averages

AdColony, one of the largest independent mobile advertising platform, released the results of the first brand campaigns using Aurora HD Video, the company’s latest mobile video innovation. After three separate campaigns, with three completely different creative executions, AdColony found that 43 percent of people who viewed an ad engaged with it, easily surpassing industry benchmarks and […]

AccuWeather caught sending location data to monetisation firm without permission

AccuWeather caught sending location data to monetisation firm without permission

Popular weather app AccuWeather has been sending geolocation data to a third-party firm which uses location data to help publishers and media companies generate more money via accurate mobile audience segments. According to Verify.ly founder Will Strafach, when users accept location requests from the iOS version of the app they are also granting access to their location […]

LinkedIn rolls out native video sharing

LinkedIn rolls out native video sharing

LinkedIn is continuing to diversify its product portfolio with the introduction of native video, as the online professional network’s owner Microsoft seeks to bolster its fortunes. The B2B network said that it would now begin the global rollout of its native video offering to its 500 million-plus user base after it began experimenting with the […]

IBM claim Blockchain will enhance global food safety

IBM claim Blockchain will enhance global food safety

Food retailers like Walmart, Unilever and Nestlé are partnering with IBM on a blockchain collaboration intended to address food safety. Additional IBM partners include Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company and Tyson Foods. They will work with IBM to identify new areas where the global supply chain can benefit from […]

Mobile Game Developers Turn To ‘Rewarded Ads’

Mobile Game Developers Turn To ‘Rewarded Ads’

Mobile game developers are increasingly implementing “rewarded ads” that players can view while playing in exchange for in-game prizes, The Wall Street Journal reports. This comes amid a big upswing in advertising in games — 78% of the 50 highest-grossing gaming apps in the US featured ads in the first half of this year, compared with 45% in 2016. Candy Crush […]

InMobi unveils mobile media platform powering TV-like video ad experiences within premium apps

InMobi unveils mobile media platform powering TV-like video ad experiences within premium apps

InMobi, one of the largest independent mobile advertising and technology platform, announced the launch of a mobile media platform for premium in-app video advertising. Through partnerships with top publishers in the country such as Viu, Detik, Path, BBM, Baca, LINE and others, InMobi now becomes the largest mobile media platform in Indonesia with a reach […]

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 […]

Smirnoff Cider uses location data and weather-activated DOOH to reach summer socialisers

Smirnoff Cider uses location data and weather-activated DOOH to reach summer socialisers

As warmer weather returns across the country, Diageo continues its summer campaign for Smirnoff Cider with the launch of new dynamic digital OOH that activates when the outside temperature reaches 19 degrees. Devised by out-of-home (OOH) and location marketing specialist Posterscope and media agency Carat, the campaign seeks to capture the attention of people at […]