Vertical video ads are coming to YouTube

Vertical video ads are coming to YouTube

YouTube is embracing vertical video ads to let brands “provide a more seamless mobile experience” for viewers, it revealed at DMEXCO on September 12 where it also revealed plans to sell advertisers video ads based on users’ personalised home feeds. Advertisers can now snap up slots that fill up a users’ screen when they’re viewing […]

Proximity Worldwide drives innovation with Voice and IoT Labs

Proximity Worldwide drives innovation with Voice and IoT Labs

Proximity Worldwide has unveiled its first Voice & IoT lab named Invoke. Launching at Barefoot Proximity, the Cincinnati office within the Proximity global network, the lab will provide a dedicated hub for audio, voice and IoT development and deployment, and will drive innovation and new business growth for the network. Building on Proximity’s legacy of […]

BBH’s Groundbreaking AR Family Guy Game Showcases Samsung Intelligent Home

BBH’s Groundbreaking AR Family Guy Game Showcases Samsung Intelligent Home

Leading global creative agency BBH has harnessed augmented reality (AR) and a Family Guy collaboration to provide Samsung with a highly innovative way to market its products. Doorways, which launched at Berlin’s IFA innovations show, is an interactive AR platform that allows the user to step into a different world and fully immerse themselves in […]

Google’s app development platform gets an upgrade

Google’s app development platform gets an upgrade

Firebase, Google‘s default platform for app developers, has had a series of updates since it was acquired four years ago, and today brings the latest in that series, adding in-app messaging, new analytics reports and more. The new updates are aimed at helping developers to build better apps, improve their app quality and grow their […]

Google One launches with cheaper cloud storage plans

Google One launches with cheaper cloud storage plans

Google One, first announced at Google I/O 2018, is Google’s new all-in-one subscription package for Drive storage, online support for services, and other handy perks. After a few months in an invite-only beta, it’s now open to all in the US. Google One’s subscription prices aren’t a far cry from the previous Google Drive storage […]

Unity Partners with Google’s AdMob to Boost Mobile Game Advertising

Unity Partners with Google’s AdMob to Boost Mobile Game Advertising

Unity Technologies, creator of the real-time 3D development platform, announced a strategic partnership with Google’s mobile advertising business, AdMob, that will change the way advertisers reach gamers on-the-go and help mobile game developers monetise their apps. With more than 50 percent of all new mobile games made on Unity, this partnership gives Google advertisers access […]

Google continues push into China with launch of WeChat AI game

Google continues push into China with launch of WeChat AI game

Google has launched an AI drawing game as a ‘mini app’ within Tencent’s WeChat messaging platform, as it continues to make overtures towards re-entering the consumer market there. The majority of its products, including its internet search engine, email and app store, are currently blocked by Chinese authorities over censorship concerns. Last year, Google launched […]

Introducing ‘In-Market’ for Search and ‘Life Events’ Targeting

Introducing ‘In-Market’ for Search and ‘Life Events’ Targeting

Granular interests and lifestyle targeting on social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn have always previously trumped that available on Google AdWords, until now. Although keywords and basic demographic data were the main ways to reach target audiences, recent developments now mean that Google’s ‘in-market’ audience targeting for search, and ‘life events’ for video […]

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