Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Worldwide app spend reached nearly $200M on Christmas day, up 12 percent from 2016

Consumers spent $196 million on apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions on Christmas Day 2017 across the App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The report, while excluding Android revenue in China, represents a 12.3 percent increase over 2016’s spending of approximately $174 million. That speaks to a still-growing market for […]

Leo Burnett London Launch ‘Reindeer Ready Live’ Branded App for McDonald’s

Leo Burnett London Launch ‘Reindeer Ready Live’ Branded App for McDonald’s

McDonald’s has launched Reindeer Ready Live, a brand new app, created by Leo Burnett London, available for the first time this Christmas. Families can now create the magical moment the reindeer arrives and view it with their children on Christmas Day, to share proof of Father Christmas’ visit! The Reindeer Ready Live app allows the […]

Zap to Unwrap promotion proves a hit with convenience store shoppers

Zap to Unwrap promotion proves a hit with convenience store shoppers

Mobile payments firm Zapper says its ‘Zap to Unwrap’ Christmas promotion is proving a hit with convenience store retailers and their customers in the run-up to Christmas. After shoppers have paid with Zapper they are given the chance to quickly scan a bonus QR code which generates a random prize. This could be anything from thousands of […]

One in four teenagers couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media, according to The Children’s Society

One in four teenagers couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media, according to The Children’s Society

More than one in four teenagers – an estimated 866,000 young people in England and Wales – say they couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media according to a new survey carried out for The Children’s Society. Almost one in three, more than one million, said they thought it was getting harder to enjoy Christmas, while […]

Lidl partners with Brian Blessed to launch the first game on Facebook Camera in the UK

Lidl partners with Brian Blessed to launch the first game on Facebook Camera in the UK

Lidl UK has launched the first supermarket game to be played through the Facebook Camera app in the UK. The launch forms part of Lidl’s Christmas campaign in 2017, as the brand continues to build consumer engagement and relevance. The ‘Emojional Rollercoaster’ game is available on the Facebook Camera app, which users can instantly access […]

Buzzfeed and Brit+Co use OmniVirt technology to deliver innovation in 360° Creative

Buzzfeed and Brit+Co use OmniVirt technology to deliver innovation in 360° Creative

Buzzfeed and Brit+Co are using OmniVirt’s technology to deliver 360° photos and interactive 360° video for the latest Samsung holiday campaign. In its continued effort to promote ways that people can create and share 360° content, Samsung has teamed up with Buzzfeed and Brit+Co to showcase the power of its newest Gear 360 camera. Both campaigns […]

Sainsbury’s Launch #SINGSPROUT Digital Activation by AnalogFolk

Sainsbury’s Launch #SINGSPROUT Digital Activation by AnalogFolk

 In 2017 Sainsbury’s has been celebrating #everybitofchristmas in their 2017 Christmas campaign. From pigs in blankets to novelty socks, ripped paper hats to turkey trimmings, ‘Every Bit of Christmas’ celebrates the many ways that Brits live well over the festive season via an upbeat, festive song. But we all know the true star of Christmas. […]

LEGO unveil Messenger chatbot to ease Christmas shopping

LEGO unveil Messenger chatbot to ease Christmas shopping

This holiday, the LEGO Gift Bot, Ralph, is here to make sure every wish clicks into place! We’ve all been there… every year Christmas pops up and surprises us! Next things you know, the gift buying rush begins and we feel drowned in indecision. What gifts to buy? What will your sister’s eldest want this […]

Data driving the UK’s £5.8bn ‘Santa Economy’, according to Experian

Data driving the UK’s £5.8bn ‘Santa Economy’, according to Experian

Data services are powering the online retail boom, helping UK businesses get their share of the ‘Santa Economy’ and ensuring they deliver a seamless shopping experience for customers during Black Friday weekend. In 2016, during Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone, Experian received over 24 million requests for contact information to be validated by their […]