Amazon is testing video ads in mobile search results

Amazon is testing video ads in mobile search results

With advertisers spending increasing amounts of money in Amazon’s growing advertising business, the firm is looking for ways to expand its range of ad products, and the latest innovation is video advertising within its mobile search results. The mobile video ads are currently in a limited beta test, and while the product has only just been […]

Sainsbury’s trials mobile scan-and-pay in UK store

Sainsbury’s trials mobile scan-and-pay in UK store

In a UK supermarket first, Sainsbury’s is trailling new technology that will enable customers to scan, pay and go using its smartphone app at one of its busy London convenience stores. Using the latest version of its SmartShop app, customers visiting the Clapham North Station Local can use their smartphones to scan their shopping as they browse the store, […]

Starbucks and Alibaba Launch Food Delivery and Virtual Stores in China

Starbucks and Alibaba Launch Food Delivery and Virtual Stores in China

Starbucks has extended its partnership with Alibaba in China, which will see it launch delivery services, establish a delivery kitchen and create a virtual store with the help of the eCommerce giant’s subsidiaries. The American coffee giant is already working with Alibaba for its interactive coffee store Shanghai Reserve Roastery, which is powered by Alibaba technology to allow consumers […]

Immedia works with JD Sports to launch music & entertainment platform JD-X across in-store & mobile

Immedia works with JD Sports to launch music & entertainment platform JD-X across in-store & mobile

Multichannel in-store and digital production company Immedia is working with JD Sports (JD), the leading UK trainer and sports fashion retailer, to create a new multi-stream music entertainment platform, JD-X, available to customers in-store and via its mobile app JD Sports. JD-X is a 24-hour music and entertainment service which officially launched at the weekend […]

How retailers can withstand Google’s latest mobile speed update

How retailers can withstand Google’s latest mobile speed update

Page speed really matters to web users, which is why Google has always taken it into account within its desktop search rankings. As from this month (July 2018), however, it will also be factored into Google’s mobile search rankings as part of its new ‘Speed Update’.  In today’s competitive, ever-changing marketplaces, great online performance is […]

New Research from Location Data Pioneer Blis Identifies the New Consumer Path to Purchase

New Research from Location Data Pioneer Blis Identifies the New Consumer Path to Purchase

Blis, the global pioneer in advanced location data technology, launched the findings of an in-depth study exploring consumer behaviours leading up to and during the point of purchase. Detailed in a new report entitled Locating Decisions: A Marketer’s Guide to Re-Navigating the Consumer Path to Purchase, the research shows consumers have begun to adopt a non-linear […]

L’Occitane boosts mobile conversions by 159 per cent with AI-powered personalisation

L’Occitane boosts mobile conversions by 159 per cent with AI-powered personalisation

Global beauty and cosmetics brand L’Occitane has adopted AI-powered personalisation on its mobile website, presenting changing products to users based on their behaviour in a social newsfeed-style experience, and resulting in a 159 per cent increase in conversion rates. The AI-powered platform was created by personalisation specialists Qubit, who used its Aura solution to bring the brand’s in-store […]

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