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 […]

GroundTruth sees rise in global demand for location data

GroundTruth sees rise in global demand for location data

Global location tech company GroundTruth (formerly xAd) has seen a 35% QoQ revenue growth as major brands like L’Occitane and Timberland put more budget towards location-based marketing. Following their acquisition of WeatherBug, GroundTruth have won 35 new Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) since the start of 2017. As global interest continues to develop and in the […]

Unlockd launches with XL Axiata’s Axis

Unlockd launches with XL Axiata’s Axis

Following a partnership formed in May, Unlockd and XL Axiata are rolling out the former’s advertising service to users of the latter’s “youth mobile” service, Axis. An app called Swapps allows Android-phone users to see targeted ads, news content and offers while they’re unlocking their phones, in exchange for a mobile credit of IDR2,000 to […]

NEON’s GoT Snapchat Lens from Mango Comms and DDB NZ Hits Instagram Industry Standards

NEON’s GoT Snapchat Lens from Mango Comms and DDB NZ Hits Instagram Industry Standards

When the latest series of HBO’s Game of Thrones launched globally, NEON marked the release with a New Zealand-wide Snapchat lens, created by Mango Communications and DDB New Zealand, allowing fans to turn themselves into an ice-breathing White Walker. Mango was charged with generating hype ahead of the season premiere and public launch of the lens […]