Millennials Skip Online Video Ads, Find Mobile Ads Irrelevant

Millennials Skip Online Video Ads, Find Mobile Ads Irrelevant

Young TV consumers may be watching much more streaming video, but a large majority will skip online video advertising if allowed. The latest Deloitte “Digital Democracy Survey” says 80% will skip digital TV/video commercials — and over 70% of Millennials and younger Gen Z viewers find mobile ads to be “irrelevant.” Ad-blocking software is a […]

Pottery Barn debuts augmented reality furniture app

Pottery Barn debuts augmented reality furniture app

Pottery Barn is launching an augmented reality app, called 3D Room View, that lets customers visually try out living room furniture before they buy it. The 3D Room View app works with Google’s Project Tango, a platform that uses motion tracking, area learning, and depth perception to allow mobile devices to understand their position relative […]

Arun Kumar named IPG Mediabrands’ first Chief Data & Marketing Technology Officer

Arun Kumar named IPG Mediabrands’ first Chief Data & Marketing Technology Officer

IPG Mediabrands announced that Arun Kumar has been named as the group’s first-ever Chief Data & Marketing Technology Officer. In this role, Kumar will focus on the development, prioritization and management of the group’s data, technology and applications. Kumar will continue to manage the global operations of Cadreon, IPG’s ad tech unit, which will play […]

M&C Saatchi Mobile expands European offering by opening Berlin office

M&C Saatchi Mobile expands European offering by opening Berlin office

Following exceptional growth in the German market, M&C Saatchi Mobile are pleased to announce the official opening of a new office in Berlin. Leading digital expert Christian Haase will take the helm in the role of Regional Director, Germany, to provide strategic support to existing clients, as well as expanding the client portfolio. The new […]

Samsung’s new voice assistant Bixby will replace touch controls

Samsung’s new voice assistant Bixby will replace touch controls

Even though the Galaxy S8 has yet to be officially announced, Samsung has revealed that it will include a new digital assistant that will enable users to control every aspect of their device with just their voice. The new assistant, Bixby, will use a dedicated button on the new smartphone, and according to Samsung, it will enable […]

Apsalar Adds Audience, Revenue and Engagement Lift Analysis to their Mobile Marketing Cloud

Apsalar Adds Audience, Revenue and Engagement Lift Analysis to their Mobile Marketing Cloud

Mobile insights and audiences company, Apsalar, announced the addition of Lift Analytics and Reporting to their popular Mobile Marketing Cloud suite. These enhancements enable marketing leaders to understand the incremental impact of their audience-driven targeting and marketing efforts on revenue and user engagement. Using Lift Analytics and Reporting, marketers compare the impact of highly-targeted install […]

MobiVisits upgrades user interface with launch of native ad inventory

MobiVisits upgrades user interface with launch of native ad inventory

Mobile advertising company MobiVisits has unveiled an upgraded user interface (UI) for its clients, which now offers native inventory. The new MobiVisits dashboard is designed to be more user-friendly and easier to manage, with an enhanced graphical interface along with other features, including an inventory tool. Clients can now easily access the stats of daily […]

Big Performance Gaps Persist in Marketers’ Digital Skills Development

Big Performance Gaps Persist in Marketers’ Digital Skills Development

Despite fast-rising digital-marketing budgets, consumer companies continue to lag in the development of essential digital-marketing skills, particularly in high-impact channels and capabilities, such as mobile, video, and testing. In fact, they have shown no overall improvement in the last 18 months, according to a new survey by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which found that […]