Snapchat Goes 2.0 with Major Messaging Revamp

Snapchat Goes 2.0 with Major Messaging Revamp

Snapchat has launched ‘Chat 2.0’, a major update for the social app’s ‘Chat’ messaging functionality. The update introduces audio calling, 200 emoji-style stickers, and short video and audio ‘notes’, looping clips which can be up to 10 seconds long. Chat’s video calling feature has also been updated to be more intuitive. These changes bring Chat closer in line with Facebook’s […]

Instagram Extends Videos to 60 Seconds

Instagram Extends Videos to 60 Seconds

Instagram is extending the maximum length for videos from 15 seconds to 60, and enabling users to create single videos from multiple clips. These changes follow a 40 per cent increase in time spent watching videos on Instagram over the past six months. Longer videos have been available to advertisers since February, but will now […]

Mobile video consumption surges with APAC leading the charge

Mobile video consumption surges with APAC leading the charge

Mobile phones and tablets now account for 46 per cent of all viewing globally, according to a report from Telstra-owned premium video specialists Ooyala, up from 34 per cent in 2014. A large part of this is being led by certain APAC markets, according to the report, with five out of 15 APAC countries outperforming […]

Report Highlights the Millennial Opportunity on Mobile

Report Highlights the Millennial Opportunity on Mobile

64 per cent of consumers have been influenced to purchase by a mobile ad – a figure that rises to 80 per cent among millennials. But 43 per cent are more likely to buy from an organisation that sends them relevant advertising on their mobiles. And perhaps unsurprisingly, 76 per cent are more willing to […]

Figures reveal mobile accounts for 51% of UK ecommerce sales

Figures reveal mobile accounts for 51% of UK ecommerce sales

For the first time ever smartphones and tablets accounted for over half of online sales in the United Kingdom. During the period November 2015 to January this year, 51 percent of UK online retail sales took place using smartphones and tablets. This is a significant increase on the 45 percent share recorded in the third […]

Facebook launches full screen vertical Canvas ads to boost mobile creativity

Facebook launches full screen vertical Canvas ads to boost mobile creativity

Facebook has launched its Canvas ads worldwide, allowing advertisers to effectively take over a mobile device’s screen with immersive creative that loads almost instantaneously when someone taps on the news feed. The ad format supports a mix of features including slideshows, descriptions, videos and a scrollable, interactive interface, that effectively create a mini website designed […]

Tapjoy Aims to Bring Nuance to Mobile Ad Mediation

Tapjoy Aims to Bring Nuance to Mobile Ad Mediation

Monetisation platform Tapjoy has announced partnerships with a number of the industry’s leading ad mediation companies, including MoPub, Fyber and AerServ, with the aim of bringing more sophisticated user-level segmentation and predictive analytics to their platforms. The partnerships will enable app developers to leverage mediated ad demand in conjunction with advanced tools aimed at improving ROI […]

AT&T Launches Year-long Mobile Video Campaign

AT&T Launches Year-long Mobile Video Campaign

US mobile network AT&T has announced the launch of a year-long program of mobile content marketing videos featuring 10 digital creators drawn from a variety of areas. The project, called AT&T Hello Lab, aims to produce community-driven content and move towards an unprecedented long-term commitment to co-creation with digital influencers. The program, created in collaboration […]

SimilarWeb: 64.5 Per Cent of UK Retail Traffic from Mobile in 2015

SimilarWeb: 64.5 Per Cent of UK Retail Traffic from Mobile in 2015

64.5 per cent of visits to online retail sites in the UK in 2015, came from mobile phones, according to a report from SimilarWeb. Mobile maintained the majority share of visits across all of the top UK retail sites. Perhaps surprisingly, the sites with the largest mobile share weren’t those for pureplay online retailers Amazon (64 per cent) or eBay (59 per […]