Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare is placing its FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) integrated performance unit at the heart of its business going forward. According to the agency, FAST is an integrated service that joins together with traditional media planning and buying services, enabling maximum efficiency in driving insights, targeting, allocating investment, activating and optimising across all media. To […]

Catch Digital releases a Game of Thrones bot to coincide with the new season of the show

Catch Digital releases a Game of Thrones bot to coincide with the new season of the show

In a world of direwolves, white walkers and dragons, there’s one thing missing: bots! Meet GoTBot, a friendly Facebook chatbot with answers to all of your Game of Thrones questions. Created by Catch, a digital creative agency in London, GoTBot is a Facebook Messenger chatbot created in solidarity with all the secondary characters you forgot […]

Swedish Zoo uses AR animals to boost awareness of endangered species

Swedish Zoo uses AR animals to boost awareness of endangered species

Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden, is using AR to raise awareness of endangered species and environmental issues among its visitors. The zoo has created virtual animals, which take real species and create fantastical variations on them to show how they would have to adapt to survive problems like deforestation, poaching and climate change. For example, a […]

Getting a Feel for Haptics Technology with Immersion’s Josh Stivers

Getting a Feel for Haptics Technology with Immersion’s Josh Stivers

Haptics technology has existed for years in various forms, but is quickly gaining ground in the consumer electronics industry. A 2016 market report by Technavio estimates that the haptics technology market in consumer electronics will grow at a CAGR of 21.1% from 2014 through 2019. We caught up with Josh Stivers, Director of Product Management […]

FAST talk with Mindshare’s Norm Johnston and why he is so fascinated by AI

FAST talk with Mindshare’s Norm Johnston and why he is so fascinated by AI

Mindshare, the global media agency of WPP, recently announced that it is placing its FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) integrated performance unit at the heart of its business as part of an ongoing transformation programme evolving the agency into an Adaptive Marketing organisation, to help clients do the same. We had a chance to sit […]

Serviceplan’s Till Hohmann: No longer good enough to present a “nice campaign based on a clever insight”

Serviceplan’s Till Hohmann: No longer good enough to present a “nice campaign based on a clever insight”

Serviceplan Group is the largest and most diversified owner-managed and partner-managed agency group in Europe. We spoke to their ‎Managing Creative Director, Till Hohmann, who gave us an insight into the agency’s future plans, his thoughts on the future of the Industry and his experience in judging the Direct Marketing category at Cannes in 2017: Q) What was […]

‘There is a huge knowledge and opportunity gap around AI,’ says LoopMe’s Stephen Upstone

‘There is a huge knowledge and opportunity gap around AI,’ says LoopMe’s Stephen Upstone

LoopMe is the largest mobile video platform, supporting all video and full-screen formats and reaching over 2 billion devices worldwide. We had a chance to catch up with their CEO, Stephen Upstone during the Cannes Lions Festival, who revealed to us the company’s foray into Artificial Intelligence and discussed the impact the technology will have on the […]

180LA Wins Gold and Bronze Cannes Lions for Expedia and VisitBritain’s “Visit Britain” Interactive Film

180LA Wins Gold and Bronze Cannes Lions for Expedia and VisitBritain’s “Visit Britain” Interactive Film

180LA won a Gold Lion in Cyber and a Bronze in Mobile for its interactive mobile film, “Visit Britain” for Expedia and VisitBritain at the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The agency has been honoured with seven Cannes Lion awards, including one Grand Prix, since the opening of the festival. The interactive film is […]

Apollo Tyres AR app gives fans the chance to ‘Earn’ Manchester United Jersey

Apollo Tyres AR app gives fans the chance to ‘Earn’ Manchester United Jersey

Tyre manufacturer Apollo Tyres has released an AR app to celebrate its partnership with Premier League football club Manchester United and their #EarnTheJersey digital campaign. The Earn The Jersey app enables users to scan an Apollo Tyres logo to enter an interactive, where players swipe a ball toward the jersey of a member of the […]

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