Carat: Major sporting events and digital to fuel global ad spend

Carat: Major sporting events and digital to fuel global ad spend

Worldwide advertising expenditure for 2016 is set surpass expectations off the back of the ongoing growth in digital and the abundance of major events such as Euro 2016, the Rio Olympics and the upcoming presidential elections, according to the latest forecasts from Carat. The global media network has published its updated forecasts based on data […]

Mobile to be the third largest ad channel globally by the end of 2016

Mobile to be the third largest ad channel globally by the end of 2016

Mobile advertising’s power play continues, as Warc, the marketing intelligence service, predicts that by the end of the year it will be the world’s third-largest advertising channel by revenue. Warc’s latest Consensus Ad Forecast indicates that global advertising spend will rise by 4.5 per cent during 2016 as a whole, before the growth rate slows to […]

Social Ad Spend Up 40 Per Cent in Q3 of 2016

Social Ad Spend Up 40 Per Cent in Q3 of 2016

Ad spend on the major social networks rose by 40 per cent between Q2 and Q3 2016, according to the Q3 2016 Social Trends Report from Kinetic. The report looks at ad spend on all campaigns that ran through Kinetic Social’s social marketing platform, serving over 2.75bn impressions in Q3 2016. This report includes ad […]

Twitter launches chatbots for brands

Twitter launches chatbots for brands

Brands can now make use of chatbots on Twitter to improve their customer service. Pizza Hut, Spotify, Tesco, Norton and Airbnb are among the first to begin using the service. Twitter is launching two new products to answer basic questions. Brands can set up welcome messages to help “demonstrate their commitment to service”. Advertisers can […]

Adyoulike and The Trade Desk announce global programmatic native advertising collaboration

Adyoulike and The Trade Desk announce global programmatic native advertising collaboration

Adyoulike, the European leader in native advertising technology revealed a new integration with The Trade Desk, Inc., a global technology platform for buyers of advertising. Adyoulike’s native advertising supply side platform (SSP), using the OpenRTB 2.3 standard to deliver in-feed native content programmatically, has integrated with The Trade Desk’s platform to further expand the digital […]

InMobi Partners with Moat to Allow Brands to Transact on Viewability

InMobi Partners with Moat to Allow Brands to Transact on Viewability

InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising and discovery platform, today announced a partnership with Moat to offer brand advertisers mobile video measurement and currency through both InMobi Exchange and the InMobi network. The partnership will enable advertisers to measure, among other metrics, “human and viewable” and “human, viewable, and audible” (sound, sight and motion) […]

InMobi Launches a Suite of Advanced Mobile Video Ad Formats in the APAC Region

InMobi Launches a Suite of Advanced Mobile Video Ad Formats in the APAC Region

InMobi, a global mobile advertising and discovery platform, launched an advanced suite of video formats across countries in Asia Pacific, to help brands capitalize on the opportunity offered by mobile video advertising. The suite of video ad formats will be available across countries including Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. The […]

Swedish Pharmacy Launches Pain-Relieving VR App

Swedish Pharmacy Launches Pain-Relieving VR App

The Swedish pharmacy chain ‘Apotek Hjärtat’ has launched a VR app for pain relief. ‘Happy Place’ distracts the brain from focusing on temporary pain through a virtual world. The app is available for free download in Oculus Store and available to try in selected Apotek Hjärtat pharmacies. Years of research and several independent studies show […]