China’s DiDi to back small Uber rival Taxify in Europe, Africa

China’s DiDi to back small Uber rival Taxify in Europe, Africa

Chinese ride-hailing company DiDi Chuxing is investing an undisclosed amount in Estonian online taxi firm Taxify to help it expand in Europe and Africa, where it has gained share in some cities against US player Uber. DiDi Chuxing will invest in and collaborate with Taxify to support the latter’s further expansion across its regional markets, […]

OLAmobile acquires mobile performance marketing startup IconPeak for $10M

OLAmobile acquires mobile performance marketing startup IconPeak for $10M

In what looks like a pretty decent exit for German company builder Makers, two of its incubated startups have been acquired by performance marketing platform OLAmobile. The deal, for a combined price of $10 million, sees IconPeak and its subsidiary BidderPlace join OLAmobile to help the latter increase its presence within the mobile performance marketing space. The exit represents a […]

Equimedia Reveals that 91% of Mum’s Favourite Brands Offer Poor Mobile Experience

Equimedia Reveals that 91% of Mum’s Favourite Brands Offer Poor Mobile Experience

According to research released on August 1 by digital media agency, Equimedia, 91% of the brand websites handpicked by Mums have poor mobile website speeds. The digital media specialists looked at mobile website download speeds based on Babycentre’s Welcome To Mums 2017 list of recommended baby products, and discovered that only two of the top listed […]

Omnicom Media Group Running Location-based Campaigns on Blis Self-Serve Platform

Omnicom Media Group Running Location-based Campaigns on Blis Self-Serve Platform

Leading location technology company Blis, announced that after working with Omnicom Media Group for the last year, its proprietary, location-enabled self-serve Demand Side Platform (DSP) has been released industry-wide. The platform, which was launched in 2016 with selected clients, is powered by Blis’ proprietary location technology stack: SmartPin, SmartScale and its POI Database. Clients can access […]

Top Publishers Weigh in on Mobile Monetization and User Engagement

Top Publishers Weigh in on Mobile Monetization and User Engagement

With 55% of total mobile publisher revenue generated from ads, app developers are increasingly looking to continued growth in mobile publisher revenue. The greatest contributor to this category is mobile video ad monetisation. Indeed, 31% of mobile publisher revenue comes from mobile video ads according to a recent report by AdColony. The report looked at top mobile […]

TabMo appoints Henna Firdos to support self-serve advertising clients

TabMo appoints Henna Firdos to support self-serve advertising clients

Programmatic mobile advertising company TabMo has recruited Henna Firdos for the new role of platform operations manager. She joins from location-based mobile advertising company, Blis, prior to which she worked at The Exchange Lab trading across multiple demand side platforms (DSPs). Firdos will provide training and technical support to TabMo’s UK-based self-serve customers. This hire […]

Domino’s Launches Amazon Echo Ordering in the UK

Domino’s Launches Amazon Echo Ordering in the UK

Domino’s, one of the UK’s favourite pizza, is once again pioneering the use of new technologies to make ordering a pizza even easier, with voice-activated ordering through Amazon’s Echo and Dot devices. Working closely with its innovation agency We Are Social, Domino’s now allows customers with an Easy Order profile to place an order for […]

Spanish Winemaker Barbadillo Rolls out NFC Promotion with Thinfilm

Spanish Winemaker Barbadillo Rolls out NFC Promotion with Thinfilm

Spanish winemaker Barbadillo has launched an NFC (near field communication) campaign promoting a cash prize giveaway on bottles of its Castillo de San Diego wine. 126,000 bottles have been NFC-enabled, using Thinfilm’s SpeedTap tags and Brand Analytics. The connected bottles are being sold through 15 major supermarket chains and superstores in Spain, including El Corte Inglés, Carrefour, Hipercor, Alcampo, […]

Ad Viewability in the UK Rises to Highest Level in Over a Year

Ad Viewability in the UK Rises to Highest Level in Over a Year

Ad viewability levels in the UK rose for the first time in nine months to the highest level seen for over a year, according to the latest quarterly benchmark report from ad verification company Meetrics. In the second quarter of 2017, the proportion of banner ads served that met minimum viewability guidelines rose from 47% […]

Adplay Introduces New Features for Engagement on Mobile Platforms

Adplay Introduces New Features for Engagement on Mobile Platforms

Mobile advertisement firm Adplay has introduced a number of new features designed to improve the experience of advertising on mobile platforms. The company said that as mobile advertising becomes the main channel for digital ad spending, it is increasingly important to engage audiences in new ways, breaking away from the traditional banner ad. The new […]