Facebook takes on Yelp and Foursquare with Facebook Local

Facebook takes on Yelp and Foursquare with Facebook Local

Continuing its quest to replicate business models and out-innovate the competition to be an ecosystem player, Facebook has relaunched its Events app. Now re-branded as Local, the standalone app represents the social side of social networking, allowing users to find events that match their interests and proximity. With 88% of its revenue stemming from mobile, […]

Apple Accepts WeChat Pay In Bid To Boost Sales In China

Apple Accepts WeChat Pay In Bid To Boost Sales In China

Apple will now accept WeChat Pay as a payment method for App Store and iTunes purchases as it seeks to boost sales in China. The move comes months after Apple and WeChat owner Tencent fell out over Apple’s stance on in-app purchases. In a statement to Chinese media, Apple said the company is “dedicated to providing multiple […]

How Rakuten Marketing helped BoxFresh smash Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign

How Rakuten Marketing helped BoxFresh smash Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign

Men’s footwear brand Boxfresh soared above Google benchmarks with programmatic display campaign to disrupt highly competitive market, working with Rakuten Marketing. Boxfresh was to re-establish its brand in UK and German markets and drive repeat business among online customers. Established in 1989, Boxfresh played a part in igniting the rise of streetwear as we know it today. […]

Growth in mobile ad spend leading to decline in ad viewability levels

Growth in mobile ad spend leading to decline in ad viewability levels

The increase in mobile advertising spend is contributing to a decline in ad viewability levels, according to the latest quarterly benchmark report from ad verification company Meetrics. While mobile advertising has recently helped the UK’s digital ad spend surpass the £10bn mark for the first time, other forms of digital advertising are now showing signs […]

Kodak pulls mobile wiping stunt on unknowing Londoners

Kodak pulls mobile wiping stunt on unknowing Londoners

Kodak has joined forces with Imperial Leisure to take to the streets of London with a custom charger as part of a stunt ‘wiping’ people’s mobile phones. The experiment, a collaboration between the creative agency and the Kodak Moments app, revealed how people react when their phones are wiped by mistake. Promoting the fact that […]

Dunkin’ Donuts debuts with Waze’s Order Ahead feature to boost brand loyalty

Dunkin’ Donuts debuts with Waze’s Order Ahead feature to boost brand loyalty

US doughnut company Dunkin’ Donuts has become the first brand to partner with Waze, a Google-owned traffic and navigation app, for its ‘Order Ahead’ feature. Through the partnership, members of Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks rewards program will be able to order their favourite Dunkin’ Donuts products by connecting to its mobile ordering feature through the […]

Legoland extends the park experience with educational, road-trip-friendly GPS for kids

Legoland extends the park experience with educational, road-trip-friendly GPS for kids

Legoland has launched what it calls a location-based GPS adventure for kids in order to keep the whole car happy on road trips to Legoland in Winter Haven, Florida this spring and summer – and beyond. The interactive theme park for kids developed the experience, Quest to Legoland, in conjunction with Google and marketing and […]

Dentsu Aegis UK uses mobile gaming as recruitment tool

Dentsu Aegis UK uses mobile gaming as recruitment tool

Dentsu Aegis Network UK is utilising mobile gaming as a recruitment tool in an effort to bring in a more diverse range of people from different backgrounds. The game has been created by game-based assessment provider Arctic Shores and has been designed to test candidates’ aptitude, creative thinking and problem solving capabilities through a series […]