Blippar brings Facial Recognition technology with AR face profiles

Blippar brings Facial Recognition technology with AR face profiles

Blippar, the Augmented reality and computer vision technology company is thrilled to announce the beta launch of Halos, Blippar’s Augmented Reality Face Profiles. This new in-app feature builds on our existing facial recognition technology and allows users to create and customize their own AR Face Profile, called a ‘Halo’. This, makes facial recognition technology directly accessible […]

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare is placing its FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) integrated performance unit at the heart of its business going forward. According to the agency, FAST is an integrated service that joins together with traditional media planning and buying services, enabling maximum efficiency in driving insights, targeting, allocating investment, activating and optimising across all media. To […]

Swedish Zoo uses AR animals to boost awareness of endangered species

Swedish Zoo uses AR animals to boost awareness of endangered species

Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden, is using AR to raise awareness of endangered species and environmental issues among its visitors. The zoo has created virtual animals, which take real species and create fantastical variations on them to show how they would have to adapt to survive problems like deforestation, poaching and climate change. For example, a […]

Tommy Hilfiger debuts world’s first video ad chatbot

Tommy Hilfiger debuts world’s first video ad chatbot

Ad tech firm Teads has launched the world’s first chatbot to operate within an outstream video ad, with Tommy Hilfiger the first brand to run its TMY.GRL chatbot using the technology. While Tommy Hilfiger has been able to run its ground breaking chatbot through Facebook Messenger in the past, Teads’ technology now allows the brand […]

Google experimenting with VR ad formats on mobile devices at Area 120

Google experimenting with VR ad formats on mobile devices at Area 120

Researchers at Google’s experimental unit, Area 120, say they’ve built their first version of a digital advertising format designed specifically for mobile, virtual-reality applications. The unit showed a prototype of the still-nameless product in a blog post co-authored by Google product manager Aayush Upadhyay and associate project manager Neel Rao. The demonstration video showed a cube floating […]

Celtra secures $15 million financing to lead creative transformation in digital advertising

Celtra secures $15 million financing to lead creative transformation in digital advertising

Celtra, the creative management platform for digital advertising, today announced a $15 million investment led by Unilever Ventures and WPP. Unilever and WPP are partnering to use Celtra’s market-leading creative technology across Unilever’s global marketing organization and its ecosystem of service providers, technology vendors and media suppliers. Celtra aims to help advertisers maximize their creative potential […]

AKQA Announces Future Lions 2017 Winners

AKQA Announces Future Lions 2017 Winners

AKQA announced the winners of Future Lions, the official student awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Future Lions attracted more than 2,100 students from 64 countries, making it the most successful year to date. The five winning ideas and teams are: Ask the Candidates for CNN Team: Yeon Sang Yoon and Jin Sug […]

Captify CEO talks about the need for the industry to break free from Google and Facebook’s duopoly

Captify CEO talks about the need for the industry to break free from Google and Facebook’s duopoly

Captify is a global data activation company and pioneer of Search Intelligence. It was recently listed by Forbes as ‘The one to watch in 2017’. Their actionable insights play a crucial role for brands and advertisers; revealing macro world trends, consumer interests, inner-life behaviours and intent signals. With a presence in New York, London, Paris, […]

Appboy’s Matt McRoberts on the evolution of the marketing industry and digital’s role in it

Appboy’s Matt McRoberts on the evolution of the marketing industry and digital’s role in it

Appboy is the leading lifecycle engagement platform for marketing, growth, and engagement teams. They empower brands to humanize connections with customers, resulting in better experiences and increased retention, lifetime value, and ROI. With Appboy, brands seamlessly gather and manage actionable customer data, allowing them to reach their audience with targeted, personalized cross-channel messaging experiences. It […]

‘Industry is going towards simplification and that is great,’ says DataXu’s Chief Innovation Officer

‘Industry is going towards simplification and that is great,’ says DataXu’s Chief Innovation Officer

Programmatic marketing solutions provider, DataXu, was recently named a leader, including the highest score possible in the product strategy criteria in The Forrester Wave: Omnichannel Demand-Side Platforms, Q2 2017 from Forrester Research. Quite an achievement for a company, which started its operations by providing data analysis to NASA, trying to figure out a way to send […]

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