Reader and publisher relationship has “catalytic” effect on ad effectiveness

Reader and publisher relationship has “catalytic” effect on ad effectiveness

The relationship a reader has with a publisher has far more impact on the effectiveness of online ads than the surrounding editorial content, which suggests concerns around brand safety may be misunderstood, according to a new study. The study – by Inskin Media, Research Now and Conquest Research – compared the conscious and subconscious reactions […]

UK retailers will send 40 million text messages over Black Friday and Christmas period

UK retailers will send 40 million text messages over Black Friday and Christmas period

It is estimated that UK retailers will send more than 40 million text messages over the festive period to deliver personalised Black Friday and Christmas deals direct to customers. While consumers have flocked to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the text message is positively thriving in the business world. SMS remains a key tool for customer […]

Deloitte survey: Almost nine in ten UK businesses to invest in artificial intelligence by 2020

Deloitte survey: Almost nine in ten UK businesses to invest in artificial intelligence by 2020

Eighty-five per cent of senior executives plan to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) by 2020, according to a new survey of UK digital leaders by Deloitte. The findings come from the first edition of a new regular report from Deloitte, the Digital Disruption Index. The index will track investment in […]

67% of digital display to be sold programmatically by 2019, according to Zenith

67% of digital display to be sold programmatically by 2019, according to Zenith

Two thirds of the world’s digital display advertising (67%) will be traded programmatically by 2019, up from 59% in 2017, according to Zenith’s Programmatic Marketing Forecasts, published on November 20. The value of advertising sold programmatically will rise from US$57.5bn in 2017 to US$84.9bn in 2019, growing at an average rate of 21% a year. […]

Voice AI company Voysis launches independent commerce platform for retailers and brands

Voice AI company Voysis launches independent commerce platform for retailers and brands

At an event in New York, Voysis has announced its new product, Voysis Commerce, and released the findings of a research report that shows voice commerce and search is at a major inflection point for retailers and brands. The launch of Voysis Commerce comes shortly after the company revealed their breakthrough on WaveNet technology that […]

Mindshare previews key trends for 2018

Mindshare previews key trends for 2018

Mindshare UK previewed their Trends for 2018 – identifying the top five trends for marketers to watch for over the next 12 months, during their Huddle in London on November 9. A comprehensive report will then follow on December 5th exploring the trends in detail, their role in consumers’ lives, and their implications for the world of media […]

More shoppers welcome Amazon and Google voice-activated devices into their homes, according to CIRP

More shoppers welcome Amazon and Google voice-activated devices into their homes, according to CIRP

As retailers add voice-activated ordering technology, data shows that shoppers are increasingly bringing voice-enabled devices into their homes. 27 million of the devices—either an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap device, or a Google Home voice-activated device—are in U.S. consumers’ homes as of Sept. 30, up 25.9% from 20 million devices at the end of June, according to just-released […]

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