Google turns focus to customer loyalty on Android Pay

Google turns focus to customer loyalty on Android Pay

Google has introduced a loyalty API that enables merchants that accept Android Pay to provide customers with offers, rewards, and information about new items. The Card Linked Offers API provides a new channel for businesses to deliver targeted offers, once a person has added their loyalty card to Android Pay. US bakery company Panera Bread […]

Snapchat Testing New Ad Features to Improve Ecommerce and Lead-Gen Marketing

Snapchat Testing New Ad Features to Improve Ecommerce and Lead-Gen Marketing

Snapchat has been steadily introducing ad products during the last couple of years, involving everything from shoppable ads to in-the-feed videos and a full-blown API. The diversification of tools is what many big-budget marketers—who need particular utilities on the mobile platform to do their jobs well—want to see. And such moves should intrigue revenue-minded investors […]

Snapchat Gears Up to Win App-Install Ads From Facebook

Snapchat Gears Up to Win App-Install Ads From Facebook

Snapchat is looking to fight Facebook and others for one of the biggest categories of mobile advertising: app-installation ads. After introducing directly-sold app-install ads earlier this year, the messaging app is talking with direct-response specialists about giving them access to its ads API, or application programming interface, in the first half of next year, according […]

McDonald’s, Unilever and Gatorade among the first to run Snapchat API campaigns

McDonald’s, Unilever and Gatorade among the first to run Snapchat API campaigns

McDonald’s, Unilever and Gatorade are among the first advertisers to purchase Snapchat ads via third parties in what appears to be a test of the app’s programmatic potential. Rather than rush to explore that potential, the mobile messaging app is carefully testing automated ads with a select number of brands. These include Gatorade and Nissan […]

Macy’s tests an AI shopping assistant powered by Watson

Macy’s tests an AI shopping assistant powered by Watson

Macy’s is prepping an AI shopping assistant on the back of a new partnership with IBM. The new system, called Macy’s On Call, is a mobile tool that will help shoppers find their way round 10 US stores piloting the system. Customers will be able to ask select questions such as where certain brands and […]

MasterCard Hackathon Takes Aim at Travel Apps

MasterCard Hackathon Takes Aim at Travel Apps

MasterCard is teaming up with British Airways and TfL as part of its ‘Trip Hack’ hackathon that will aim to create payments-enabled travel apps that help consumers make journeys across multiple forms of transport, whether its the everyday commute or an international holiday. More than 100 coders, designers and developers from around the UK will […]