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 […]

Samsung unveil Unpacked campaign ahead of Mobile World Congress

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Samsung unveil Unpacked campaign ahead of Mobile World Congress

Samsung has unveiled its Unpacked campaign, created by agency 72andSunny, highlighting how Samsung and its users have progressed through great innovation over the years, as a prelude to the Samsung event at Mobile World Congress starting February 22. The video goes through a timeline of Samsung’s most notable innovations in technology, unpacking the brick phone down […]

Three to block mobile ads at European network level

Three to block mobile ads at European network level

Three is set to become the first major mobile network operator in Europe to block ads, after partnering Shine Technologies, a specialist in blocking mobile advertising. The company said the ad-blocking technology would be rolled out to all Three Group operators, beginning with the UK and Italy. Three also runs operators in Austria, Denmark, Ireland […]

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 […]

EE ranked best UK mobile carrier – but its rivals are catching up

EE ranked best UK mobile carrier – but its rivals are catching up

Mobile network EE continues to be the best overall operator in the UK – but rival operators are closing the gap, according to a new RootMetrics study. The report, published today, examined how the four major operators – EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone – fared in reliability, network speeds and performance across data, calls and […]

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 […]

Facebook Trials Audience Network Ads on the Mobile Web

Facebook Trials Audience Network Ads on the Mobile Web

Facebook is reportedly testing an extension of Facebook to the mobile web. According to AdExchanger, the social network giant is one month into a test involving around 10 publishers, including social publisher, Diply. Up until now, Audience Network ads have only been available in-app. If Audience Network is fully deployed to the mobile web, it […]