RTL AdConnect launch VMP at Cannes Lions to provide an independent alternative to US tech giants

RTL AdConnect launch VMP at Cannes Lions to provide an independent alternative to US tech giants

As the advertising industry puts brand and viewer safety at the centre of Cannes Lions for another year, and Unilever questions the measurability of influencers, RTL AdConnect launches VMP – the Video Market Place – giving brands a unique gateway to a global digital ecosystem. The VMP will give international advertisers simple and centralised access […]

Kiip and Anheuser-Busch InBev Launch First Blockchain Mobile Ad Campaign

Kiip and Anheuser-Busch InBev Launch First Blockchain Mobile Ad Campaign

Kiip, a leading mobile marketing and monetization platform, and Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, announced that they have successfully launched the first-ever blockchain mobile ad campaign. This is a significant innovation for two reasons: it makes brand content more relevant to consumers and is a tremendous advance in fostering transparency within the mobile ad […]

Oath debuts extended reality (XR) ad experiences at Cannes Lions

Oath debuts extended reality (XR) ad experiences at Cannes Lions

Oath, a Verizon subsidiary, kicks off the Cannes Lions Festival with new opportunities for brands to engage with consumers through extended reality (XR) ad experiences. Combining the art of brand building and the science of data, new 3D ad formats and first-in-market programmatic VR ads represent the company’s latest premium ad innovation for consumers to […]

Unilever Presses Digital Influencers to Drop Bots and Fake Followers

Unilever Presses Digital Influencers to Drop Bots and Fake Followers

Unilever wants social-media influencers to give themselves an authenticity check. The big-spending advertiser behind such well-pitched products as Dove, Lipton’s tea and Hellman’s mayonnaise intends to announce June 18 that it will no longer work with influencers who buy followers – the coin of the realm in social media. “At Unilever, we believe influencers are an […]

Spotify Named Cannes Lions Media Brand of the Year 2018

Spotify Named Cannes Lions Media Brand of the Year 2018

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity announced that Spotify will be honoured at the annual Festival as the 2018 Media Brand of the Year. Daniel Ek, co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will accept the award on behalf of Spotify and its more than 3000 employees around the world at a ceremony on Wednesday, […]

Blis’ Harry Dewhirst on what agencies and brands need to do to maximise their mobile strategy

Blis’ Harry Dewhirst on what agencies and brands need to do to maximise their mobile strategy

Location intelligence company, Blis has been on a roll over the last year, with some innovative projects and movements in the digital marketing space. During the Cannes Lions Festival, we sat down with their President, Harry Dewhirst, who told us about what Blis have been up to this past year and where they plan to go […]

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare is placing its FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) integrated performance unit at the heart of its business going forward. According to the agency, FAST is an integrated service that joins together with traditional media planning and buying services, enabling maximum efficiency in driving insights, targeting, allocating investment, activating and optimising across all media. To […]

Getting a Feel for Haptics Technology with Immersion’s Josh Stivers

Getting a Feel for Haptics Technology with Immersion’s Josh Stivers

Haptics technology has existed for years in various forms, but is quickly gaining ground in the consumer electronics industry. A 2016 market report by Technavio estimates that the haptics technology market in consumer electronics will grow at a CAGR of 21.1% from 2014 through 2019. We caught up with Josh Stivers, Director of Product Management […]

FAST talk with Mindshare’s Norm Johnston and why he is so fascinated by AI

FAST talk with Mindshare’s Norm Johnston and why he is so fascinated by AI

Mindshare, the global media agency of WPP, recently announced that it is placing its FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) integrated performance unit at the heart of its business as part of an ongoing transformation programme evolving the agency into an Adaptive Marketing organisation, to help clients do the same. We had a chance to sit […]

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