Valentino partners with Alibaba for new online retail experience

Valentino partners with Alibaba for new online retail experience

Alibaba and Valentino have teamed up to launch a 3D online virtual store on the e-commerce giant’s luxury shopping experience, Tmall Luxury Pavilion. The online virtual store will mirror a physical Valentino pop-up store hosted in Beijing’s fashionable Sanlitun District. The experience aims to integrate the online and offline brand experience to create a unique […]

Google Pay launches to replace Android Pay and Google Wallet

Google Pay launches to replace Android Pay and Google Wallet

Google recently admitted that Android Pay and Google Wallet probably didn’t need to exist as two different services. After a fictional, Highlander-style battle, it was Google Pay that emerged victorious, taking on a new name to define this united brand. And so, Android Pay now becomes Google Pay. The app still does everything you’d expect […]

Samsung Malaysia follows the journey of Julian and his magical skates, illustrated on a Galaxy Note8

Samsung Malaysia follows the journey of Julian and his magical skates, illustrated on a Galaxy Note8

 Ensemble Worldwide has created a touching brand film for Samsung as part of Samsung’s ‘Do What You Can’t’ campaign. The short feature entitled “Julian and His Magical Skates” is a special tribute to the rising star Julian Yee – Malaysia’s first national figure skater and first Winter Olympian, in view of his participation in […]

Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent set to dominate programmatic ad spend in China

Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent set to dominate programmatic ad spend in China

Chinese Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT) will account for the lion share of programmatic expenditures in China as advertisers are predicted to invest $22.81 billion on programmatic digital display ads this year in the Asian country, with mobile accounting for 83.7% of that total. This is according to eMarketer’s latest forecast of programmatic […]

Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix was the world’s top earning non-game mobile app in 2017, according to SensorTower’s new year-end report, with Tinder finishing second. Netflix saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510m last year according to the report, representing a 138% increase or about 2.4 times the $215m users spent in the app during 2016. Netflix was also […]

Mobile commerce more popular among users in APAC than in other regions, according to Twitter

Mobile commerce more popular among users in APAC than in other regions, according to Twitter

Mobile commerce is taking off among Twitter users in Asia Pacific, after a study commissioned by the social media company found that across 15 countries, approximately two in three users are most likely to browse and make payment on mobile than their counterparts in US and Europe. The report, which delves into mobile shopping behaviours […]

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. […]

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