The Next Must-Have Smartphone Feature

The Next Must-Have Smartphone Feature

Google’s new location-sensing system will make augmented reality far more useful. Smartphones can tell you when to depart for the airport to make your flight, provide voice-guided directions on the way there, and route around traffic jams. But if you wanted to get audio directions to a specific counter at the airport, you’d be out […]

Google launches FaceTime competitor, video-calling app Duo

Google launches FaceTime competitor, video-calling app Duo

During its developer conference this year, Google announced two new apps designed to take on incumbents in video calling and chat: Duo and Allo. Perhaps the fastest and most accurate way to describe Duo is as a cross-platform FaceTime competitor. Duo’s pitch is that it’s simple and will work on both iOS and Android, even […]

Rio 2016 has a lot to teach us about the future of mobile

Rio 2016 has a lot to teach us about the future of mobile

The preparations for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games are well documented, from building infrastructure to battling corruption, pollution, and disease. But as the Games wind down, a different kind of work begins: analysis to understand what this year’s Summer Olympics can teach us about consumer engagement. Leading up to this summer’s Olympics, Phunware conducted […]

Instagram Unveils New Tools for UK Businesses

Instagram Unveils New Tools for UK Businesses

Instagram has launched a new series of tools for businesses in the UK and across EMEA, bringing developments that have previously been limited to the US to a new wave of brands and marketers looking to use the social network in Europe and beyond. Over 200,000 advertisers now use Instagram to connect with consumers, and […]

Kenshoo: Mobile video drives social ad spend up 50 per cent

Kenshoo: Mobile video drives social ad spend up 50 per cent

Spend on search ads continues to grow, with advertisers increasingly taking advantage of newer ad types, according to new research. Spend on social advertising has increased by 47% year-on-year (YoY) in the second quarter of 2016, with social ads attracting a 21% higher cost-per-click (CPC) as they become more specialised and valuable according to the […]

Mobile budgets widely tipped by marketers to grow despite privacy concerns

Mobile budgets widely tipped by marketers to grow despite privacy concerns

Privacy concerns pose the biggest threat to mobile as a marketing channel, says new research from Warc and the Mobile Marketing Association. In the recent State of the Industry: Mobile Marketing in EMEA report, almost all marketers and advertising professionals (91%) are planning for increased mobile budgets in the next 12 months. Nearly half of those surveyed […]

60 Per Cent of Travel Searches Start on Mobile

60 Per Cent of Travel Searches Start on Mobile

60 per cent of all travel-related searches begin from mobile devices, with figures climbing as high as 88 per cent for certain keywords, new figures from consumer behaviour firm Hitwise have revealed. Consumers are increasingly beginning their purchase journey for holidays on mobile, and marketers’ strategies should reflect this significant shift in consumer behaviour, with […]

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