Snapchat marries influencers and advertisers with ‘Storytellers’ functionality

Snapchat marries influencers and advertisers with ‘Storytellers’ functionality

Snapchat has further extended its monetisation strategy with the launch of ‘Snapchat Storytellers’; new functionality designed to increase the involvement of high-reach influencers with adverts in its Discover and Stories channels. The new tool aims to aid brands wishing to better utilise their presence on the medium by engaging with its most successful content creators, […]

Snapchat is shuttering Snapcash, its peer-to-peer payments service

Snapchat is shuttering Snapcash, its peer-to-peer payments service

Snapchat is putting an end to its peer-to-peer payment feature, ending a four-year partnership with payment processor Square. According to TechCrunch, Snapcash will be dropped from the app on 30 August, as discovered in a deprecation message buried within Snapchat’s code. This has since been confirmed by Snapchat, saying: “Yes, we’re discontinuing the Snapcash feature as […]

Facebook is adding AR ads, threatening Snap’s dominance in the space

Facebook is adding AR ads, threatening Snap’s dominance in the space

Facebook is getting into the augmented reality (AR) advertising business, entering a space previously dominated by Snap. Facebook announced Tuesday that it would begin offering AR ads in the News Feed. People will be able to use their mobile device’s camera to participate in the experiences. AR involves superimposing computer-generated images on top of real-world video […]

UM, Byte, Spotify and Years & Years launch new Snapchat Lens

UM, Byte, Spotify and Years & Years launch new Snapchat Lens

To celebrate the launch of Years & Years’ new album, Palo Santo, media agency UM have brokered a deal in which technology agency Byte London have created a first ever augmented reality (AR) experience for Spotify. Working in close partnership with Spotify’s UK Marketing Team and with marketing technology agency Byte London, which designed the […]

FIFA teams up with Snapchat for more ways to enjoy the World Cup

FIFA teams up with Snapchat for more ways to enjoy the World Cup

As the World Cup continues to roll on, FIFA has joined forces with Snapchat to provide fans with more ways of showing their excitement during the tournament. Through the partnership, Snapchatters around the world can decorate both their photo and video Snaps with 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia branded augmented reality (AR) lenses, filters, and […]

Budweiser Launches Sound-Activated World Cup Snapchat Lens

Budweiser Launches Sound-Activated World Cup Snapchat Lens

Budweiser, the official beer of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has partnered with Snapchat to unveil the world’s first sponsored, sound-activated lens. The technology, launched on the day of England’s first match against Tunisia, will respond to the euphoria and celebrations of football fans during tournament games in real-time, using a limited-edition augmented reality (AR) Lens. The […]

Three grabs first sponsored Snappable AR Lens

Three grabs first sponsored Snappable AR Lens

Snapchatters will be able to use their face to control a football-themed game featuring Three’s new mascot the Puggerfly, in a new Lens sponsored by the mobile network. Three is the first brand to use Snappables, a new Lens launched by the platform in April that incorporates the user’s face into an augmented reality game. […]

Snapchat Launches First-Ever Chew-Powered Lens Games with Tic Tac Gum

Snapchat Launches First-Ever Chew-Powered Lens Games with Tic Tac Gum

 Tic Tac Gum, in partnership with creative agency TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, has released “Chew & Play” games, the first Snapchat lens games powered by chewing. The two Chew & Play games, called Spearmint Jungle and Cool Watermelon Water Ski, were created in traditional 8-bit video game style and designed to correspond with Tic Tac […]

Snapchat partners with LiveRamp to launch measurement solution

Snapchat partners with LiveRamp to launch measurement solution

LiveRamp, an Acxiom company and leading provider of omnichannel identity resolution, and Snap Inc. have partnered to launch a new measurement solution called Offline Sales Impact (OSI). OSI will enable brands to measure the impact of their campaigns on offline sales, in a privacy-friendly manner, by matching Snapchat users with one of the UK’s largest […]

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