Reddit rolls out auto-play video ads for web and mobile

Reddit rolls out auto-play video ads for web and mobile

Reddit has belatedly joined the video ad fold with the roll out of native video advertising to select partners across both its website and mobile apps, a scheme which will be extended to all later in the summer. Hot on the heels of LinkedIn, Reddit will now hosts brands’ videos natively, playing them automatically when […]

87% of UK’s top retailers risk revenue losses through poor mobile site performance

87% of UK’s top retailers risk revenue losses through poor mobile site performance

Almost nine in 10 (87%) of the UK’s top retailers are risking a significant drop in online visibility by neglecting their mobile site performance, according to new research. The report, carried out by leading eCommerce and digital agency Visualsoft, found that worryingly low numbers of retailers have taken strides to improve mobile site speed since Google’s ‘Speed Update’ was announced […]

MarkMonitor unveils new solution for effective post-GDPR brand protection

MarkMonitor unveils new solution for effective post-GDPR brand protection

Following the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), MarkMonitor has announced a new technological solution that is set to simplify how brands protect themselves online. The solution is an extension of MarkMonitor’s world-leading brand protection capabilities, and will enable businesses to maintain effective brand protection efforts through the automated provisioning of data from third-party sources. […]

Survey of gamers finds half view blockchain as the future of games, half think it’s too complex and expensive

Survey of gamers finds half view blockchain as the future of games, half think it’s too complex and expensive

Blockchain game and collectables publisher BitCrystals has published the results of its first-ever survey of gamers and their attitudes to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. With blockchain and cryptocurrencies gaining an increasing amount of attention within the game industry, BitCrystals undertook the survey to try and better understand this fast-emerging sector. With more than 500 responses collected […]

YouTube launches its own music streaming service

YouTube launches its own music streaming service

YouTube is entering the crowded music streaming market with its own subscription service set to launch later in May 2018. Aptly named YouTube Music, the platform will offer listeners two options, following by example of it’s soon to be competitors, including an ad-supported, free version or an ad-free experience costing $9.99 per month. According to […]

Marketers pull back spend on Facebook and Google due to false metrics, according to CMO Council

Marketers pull back spend on Facebook and Google due to false metrics, according to CMO Council

According to 62% of marketers surveyed by the Chief Marketing Officer Council, reports about false and faulty metrics have caused them to pull back on spend. While 38% have started to question advertising rates, 24% have already reduced spend with Facebook and Google. In fact, negative headlines about Facebook and Google has had a knock-on […]

Valentino partners with Alibaba for new online retail experience

Valentino partners with Alibaba for new online retail experience

Alibaba and Valentino have teamed up to launch a 3D online virtual store on the e-commerce giant’s luxury shopping experience, Tmall Luxury Pavilion. The online virtual store will mirror a physical Valentino pop-up store hosted in Beijing’s fashionable Sanlitun District. The experience aims to integrate the online and offline brand experience to create a unique […]

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