IBM partners with AdLedger and Salon Media on blockchain advertising project

IBM partners with AdLedger and Salon Media on blockchain advertising project

AdLedger, the non-profit research and development consortium, is joining forces with IBM and online news outlet Salon Media for a proof of concept blockchain project. The project leverages a shared ledger to deliver on blockchain’s promise to bring transparency to advertising. The ledger acts as a trailing audit, ensuring optimal yield management and ROI for […]

TicToc by Bloomberg launches in Asia

TicToc by Bloomberg launches in Asia

Five months after launching in the US, Bloomberg’s TicToc is ready for advertisers in the APAC region. With over 1 million daily active readers and seven founding advertisers, the platform aims to marry the real-time nature of Twitter with the quality journalism of Bloomberg. Over 2,000 journalists from Bloomberg supply journalism to the platform in […]

Snapchat launches ‘shoppable’ augmented reality feature in Lenses

Snapchat launches ‘shoppable’ augmented reality feature in Lenses

Snapchat is rolling out a new ‘shoppable’ augmented reality (AR) Lens feature for advertisers around the world. Shoppable AR Lenses serve as an extension of sorts to Snapchat’s existing shoppable ads that allow marketers to engage with potential customers natively through Snapchat. Back in 2015, Snap rolled out its machine learning-based Lenses feature that allowed […]

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix is promoting its “Lost in Space” reboot with a new interactive audio adventure on Google’s smart speakers: The “Lost in Space” audio game encourages participants to help key characters of the show after their spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet. The audio adventure, which lasts between 5 and 6 minutes, features a branched narrative […]

Mountain Dew’s Twitch chatbot attracted 190K viewers

Mountain Dew’s Twitch chatbot attracted 190K viewers

Mountain Dew boosted awareness and engagement on video streaming platform Twitch with a chatbot aimed at gamers. The PepsiCo soft drink brand unveiled its DEWbot last year as part of a “Rig Up” promotion that awarded a $50,000 gaming Super Rig supplied by Origin PC. The eight-week campaign featured gaming influencers and urged fans to […]

InMobi signs an exclusive display & video monetization partnership with Airtel TV in India

InMobi signs an exclusive display & video monetization partnership with Airtel TV in India

Mobile advertising firm InMobi has signed an exclusive monetization partnership with Airtel TV. This partnership comes nearly seven months after InMobi had announced a similar deal with Airtel’s music streaming app Wynk Music. InMobi said this partnership will enable brands to get access to premium ad inventory on the Airtel TV mobile app that offers […]

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