Hitwise: In-store Mobile Usage on the Increase

Hitwise: In-store Mobile Usage on the Increase

New research from Hitwise reveals how important mobile devices have become to in-store shopping and indicates why retailers must adjust their campaigns to meet changing customer behaviours. The Hitwise research, based on the online per cent activity of 3m UK shoppers, found that 77 per cent of online searches that focus on price match, and […]

15% of smartphone users are blocking ads, but there are ways to win them back

15% of smartphone users are blocking ads, but there are ways to win them back

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) just released a new report which highlights the growing usage of ad blocking technology and offers practical advice on how users could be convinced to uninstall their ad blockers. Conducted by C3Research among 1,300 computer and 201 mobile users in the US, the research finds that two-thirds of consumers using […]

Pez Teams With Zappar to Bring AR to its App

Pez Teams With Zappar to Bring AR to its App

Austrian sweet brand Pez, famous for its iconic dispensers, has partnered with AR firm Zappar to enable consumers to interact with PEZ characters via AR experiences in the new PEZ Play app. When the app is downloaded, gamers are invited to help restore ‘PEZ World’ to its former glory by finding Candy Codes that appear […]

Lilly Pulitzer revamps Snapchat strategy with themed filters for WeddingWire

Lilly Pulitzer revamps Snapchat strategy with themed filters for WeddingWire

Lilly Pulitzer is designing four complimentary beach wedding-themed filters featuring its signature prints for WeddingWire users, demonstrating how marketers can up the ante with their Snapchat strategies by inserting themselves into consumers’ most photo-worthy special occasions. The resortwear retailer is throwing its hat into the Snapchat marketing ring by rolling out four free exclusive filters […]

Pokémon Go smart sneaker concept lets you play using your feet

Pokémon Go smart sneaker concept lets you play using your feet

If you thought you’d seen every Pokémon Go accessory possible, think again. We present to you: Pokémon Go-enabled sneakers! The idea, which is still a concept at this stage, was created by New York-based start-up Vixole, a company working on “smart sneakers” with embedded LED displays and sensors. On Vixole’s website, the smart sneakers are […]

89% of its advertising revenue is coming from mobile, says Twitter

89% of its advertising revenue is coming from mobile, says Twitter

Facebook is not the only social media platform that’s seeing great results for mobile advertising revenue. Rival Twitter recently announced that a majority of its total advertising revenue came from mobile in the last quarter. Despite Twitter’s overall revenue of $602 million missing analyst expectations for Q2 2016, ad revenue was up 18% at $535 […]

Study Reveals Mobile Advertising Disconnect

Study Reveals Mobile Advertising Disconnect

Ad and content-funded mobile platform Unlockd has released the results of a study that shows a disconnect in attitudes towards mobile advertising between consumers on one hand and advertisers and mobile operators on the other. Unlockd commissioned a survey, which was carried out by Morar Consulting in April, among 100 mobile operators, 100 advertisers and […]