Twitter is Adding a Neat Feature to Help Blind People

Twitter is Adding a Neat Feature to Help Blind People

Twitter is making itself more accessible to the visually impaired. The social network is in the middle of a big shift to more multimedia messages: More and more images, GIFs, videos and other embedded content are appearing in tweets. But this makes it more difficult to people who have sight problems and rely on accessibility […]

Pin This: Social Site Pinterest Now Testing Video Ads

Pin This: Social Site Pinterest Now Testing Video Ads

Ad industry sources reveal that Pinterest’s “long-awaited video ads” are here. “Pinterest had been considering how it could implement video ads for months,” noted Garett Sloane in a post for Digiday. “Promoted video pins are being tested among a small group of users, and internally at Pinterest, according to one source briefed on the tests.” […]

Snapchat Testing Ads That Contain Advertorials Like Listicles

Snapchat Testing Ads That Contain Advertorials Like Listicles

Snapchat has started testing ads that let marketers like AT&T attach branded articles containing text, images and GIFs to their 10-second video ads. Snapchat’s advertising business has only been around for about 17 months, and in that time its ad formats have been pretty basic: 10-second vertical videos slotted between posts in its Live and […]

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 […]