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 […]

Snapchat augmented reality ads go programmatic

Snapchat augmented reality ads go programmatic

Snapchat has launched a new tool for advertisers called ‘reach and frequency’, letting them buy most of the platform’s ad formats programmatically, including its popular augmented reality (AR) lenses. The self-serve Ads Manager already included three formats — Snap Ads, Story Ads, Filters — to a programmatic, ROI-focused model. Under the new scheme, AR Lenses […]

KFC gives away Colonel Sanders floaties via Snapchat for Memorial Day

KFC gives away Colonel Sanders floaties via Snapchat for Memorial Day

KFC launched a summer sweepstakes where fans can win a limited-edition KFC Colonel floatie. The floatie is in the likeness of Colonel Sanders and features holders for a bucket of chicken and beverages. Through June 22, fans can visit KFCfloatie.com to enter to win one of the floaties, which aren’t available for sale. KFC announced […]

Snapchat starts showing six-second ads that viewers can’t skip

Snapchat starts showing six-second ads that viewers can’t skip

Snapchat viewers are seeing a new type of ad—ones they have to watch. On Monday, the first forced-view ads, meaning they can’t be skipped, started popping up on the app, promoting movies like “Deadpool” and “Adrift” and products such as Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Snapple. After basing its initial ad business on an entirely voluntary […]

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