The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

With only a few weeks to go until Mad Friday (21st December), the busiest night of the year for festive celebrations, Barclaycard’s new ‘Food for Thought’ study reveals that a restaurant’s social media presence is now more important than ever for drawing in diners at Christmas. The company, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and […]

Xbox Hacks Instagram’s Shopping Bubble to Reach Would-Be Gamers

Xbox Hacks Instagram’s Shopping Bubble to Reach Would-Be Gamers

As part of Xbox’s recently-launched ‘Jump in’ campaign, 215McCann developed social shopping carousels to mimic shopping ads. These ‘ads’ contain a series of sneakers, fashion and consumer electronics but are actually fictional in-game items for some of this year’s most popular games available on Xbox. For example, a collection of shoes targeted to ‘sneaker heads’ […]

Instagram adds new Stories features and accessibility tools

Instagram adds new Stories features and accessibility tools

Instagram has announced two new improvements aimed at making it easier for people with visual impairments to use the platform, as well as a new feature for the Instagram Stories section that provides users with a new way to manage how they share photos and video. To aid accessibility, Instagram is introducing automatic alternative text […]

Bacardi and BBDO New York Turn Instagram into a Drum Machine

Bacardi and BBDO New York Turn Instagram into a Drum Machine

Bacardí has recently become synonymous with hacking social media to create fun and engaging content. For example, you may recall Bacardí’s use of Instagram Stories to launch ‘Instant DJ’ (which was recognised at The 19th FAB Awards), developing a Snapchat lens to create a music video in Snapchat, and utilising Instagram polls in ‘Live Moves’. […]

The 3rd Lovely Mobile Awards now open for entries!

The 3rd Lovely Mobile Awards now open for entries!

The 3rd edition of The Lovely Mobile Awards are now open for entries. The Lovely Mobile Awards are an awards program brought to you by us and honour work done in the Mobile Marketing, Internet of Things (IoT), Digital, New Technology and Connected Devices fields. The Awards are judged by leading members of the global Mobile […]

Instagram launches new shopping tools in time for festive season

Instagram launches new shopping tools in time for festive season

Instagram has unveiled three updates to its shopping tools aimed at making it easier than ever for brands to direct users to their products and encourage transactions. The update comes just as many retailers are ramping up their marketing activities ready for the holiday season. Instagram users will now be able to save shoppable posts […]

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

The iOS version of Shazam, the music identification app acquired by Apple in December 2017 for $400m, has been updated to version 12.3, and now integrates with Facebook-owned Instagram, enabling users to share songs they discover on Instagram Stories. The update is the second major update to the app since Apple completed its acquisition of Shazam, […]

Marin Software Research Shows Search Spend Growing and Instagram Thriving in Q3 2018

Marin Software Research Shows Search Spend Growing and Instagram Thriving in Q3 2018

Marin Software, a leading provider of digital marketing software for performance-driven advertisers and agencies, released research findings from its global Q3 2018 Digital Advertising Benchmark Report. While search spend increased globally, growth was lower in Europe. Separately, Instagram revealed itself as an up-and-coming target for advertising dollars, with Instagram Stories being a preferred ad format. […]

easyJet launches Instagram first – a new way to book your dream trip

easyJet launches Instagram first – a new way to book your dream trip

 easyJet, one of Europe’s leading airline, launched Look&Book image search, a first for the travel industry, which allows customers to instantly book a flight based on a photo, without them even needing to know the destination. The ground-breaking new feature works like this: if you’re browsing Instagram, and you see somewhere amazing that you […]

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