New WPP and Waze partnership opens up in-car driver market

New WPP and Waze partnership opens up in-car driver market

WPP and Waze announced a new collaboration making it simpler for retail brands to run campaigns on Waze, the global social navigation app owned by Google, which has over 100 million monthly active drivers. The partnership, designed to direct drivers to retail locations through en route messaging, will launch in Canada, France, Italy, the United […]

Toyota launches AR app to provide a peek inside one of its hybrid models

Toyota launches AR app to provide a peek inside one of its hybrid models

Brandwidth, the digital agency which specialises in providing practical innovation, has today announced the launch of a new Augmented Reality (AR) experience for Toyota GB, which enables customers to ‘see inside’ the carmaker’s C-HR model. The new Toyota Hybrid AR application uses Augmented Reality technology and objective recognition software to overlay graphics of the inner […]

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 kicked off the next chapter of its ‘Breathe It All In’ campaign on February 20 at the Brit Awards with a social media takeover that encouraged consumers to recognise the power that mobile technology lends to the music experience. Inspired by the idea that mobile technology offers ‘digital oxygen’ that can help people feel […]

Teatime launches mobile gaming platform with built-in video chat

Teatime launches mobile gaming platform with built-in video chat

Teatime, the Reykjavik-based mobile gaming company backed by Index Ventures and Atomico, launched Teatime Live, the world’s first ever face-to-face mobile gaming platform that lets users communicate with fellow players with real time video chat while playing. The launch is part of the company’s efforts to make mobile gameplay a truly social experience and will allow […]

Oracle Exposes “DrainerBot” Mobile Ad Fraud Operation

Oracle Exposes “DrainerBot” Mobile Ad Fraud Operation

Oracle announced the discovery of and mitigation steps for “DrainerBot,” a major mobile ad fraud operation distributed through millions of downloads of infected consumer apps. Infected apps can consume more than 10GB of data per month downloading hidden and unseen video ads, potentially costing each device owner a hundred dollars per year or more in […]

Mobile users demand relevant and timely notifications from their apps, says Connecthings report

Mobile users demand relevant and timely notifications from their apps, says Connecthings report

Mobile users are demanding more from applications, wanting apps to understand their preferences and deliver information that is of relevance to them in the moment, according to research from location-based marketing firm Connecthings. A survey of more than 1,000 mobile users found that 74 per cent of people use less than 10 apps each day, highlighting […]

Reddit introduces “App Install” campaign objective and improves its Conversion Pixel

Reddit introduces “App Install” campaign objective and improves its Conversion Pixel

Reddit is introducing App Install as a campaign objective and great improvements to its Conversion Pixel with expanded tracking and measurement capabilities.  A few weeks after Reddit rolled out CPC Ads – its first performance-based ad offering – and more campaign objectives ideal for direct response campaigns, the company is now further expanding campaign objectives with a new […]

TikTok is testing native video ads

TikTok is testing native video ads

Hugely popular short-form video app TikTok has begun testing a new video ad product which directs users to the advertiser’s website or profile page. The native video ad product features a video from the advertiser along with a button to enable users to interact further with the business. An example, first seen by TechCrunch, shows a […]

Telkomsel unveils romantic series as part of ongoing efforts to become a digital company

Telkomsel unveils romantic series as part of ongoing efforts to become a digital company

Indonesia-based telco Telkomsel has created a four-episodes romantic comedy series to improve its digital lifestyle experience for its customers. The series, titled ‘Unscripted Man’, is available on the telco’s streaming video application, MAXstream, and was created in partnership with video platform Viddsee. The story revolves around Bas, an office employee who finds a sacred script […]

Foundation Laço Rosa transforms the giving of wigs into a barcode for donations

Foundation Laço Rosa transforms the giving of wigs into a barcode for donations

Foundation Laço Rosa, an organisation in Brazil that fights against breast cancer, has installed an interactive panel that receives donations at the same time as it shows the power of a contribution. From a distance, the piece is an enormous barcode. But, up close, it is possible to read the names of women patients who […]

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