UK public are ‘glued to smartphones’ as device adoption reaches new heights, according to Deloitte

UK public are ‘glued to smartphones’ as device adoption reaches new heights, according to Deloitte

More than half (53%) of 16-75-year-olds in the UK use their smartphones while walking – the equivalent of around 22 million people – according to the latest research from Deloitte. For younger consumers aged 16-24, the proportion rises to 74%. Worryingly, more than 4.5 million people (11% of respondents) also admit to using their smartphones while […]

Bench unveils Lucy, a new AI companion for marketers powered by IBM Watson

Bench unveils Lucy, a new AI companion for marketers powered by IBM Watson

Bench, a consultancy specialising in the selection, implementation, integration and optimisation of data, analytical and marketing technology, has truck a partnership with Equals 3, an IBM Watson cognitive computing partner that develops solutions for marketers. The partnership means Bench is now a key UK distributor of Lucy, the cognitive companion for marketers, powered by IBM Watson and […]

Samsung and Guns or Knives Transform Iconic Bridge into Playable Harp for Spectacular Activation

Samsung and Guns or Knives Transform Iconic Bridge into Playable Harp for Spectacular Activation

To launch its new flagship model Galaxy Note 8, Samsung teamed up with creative agency Guns or Knives to create a spectacular, one-of-a-kind activation, ‘Do Bigger Things’. Samsung continues to push the boundaries of the category with its latest highly-anticipated handset: with more RAM than many laptops, Galaxy Note 8 is the technology giant’s most […]

Advrty releases an immersive advertising platform for virtual reality

Advrty releases an immersive advertising platform for virtual reality

Ad tech company Advrty introduced the beta release of their patent pending VR platform for native advertising. The company makes immersive ads seamlessly integrated into three-dimensional worlds of VR games and applications. The platform enables advertisers and brands to meet their consumers in new and innovative, context-driven experiences. The technology will be presented at Pocket […]

Marmite ‘TasteFace’ Takes Facial Recognition to the Next Level

Marmite ‘TasteFace’ Takes Facial Recognition to the Next Level

Marmite, Unilever’s famous spread, has launched a new digital experience that analyses your emotions whilst you taste Marmite, to discover, in real-time, whether you are likely to be born a lover or a hater. The technology has been developed by digital creative agency AnalogFolk. Visit tasteface.marmite.co.uk on your mobile and try some Marmite. TasteFace and […]

eHarmony skills coming to Amazon’s Alexa

eHarmony skills coming to Amazon’s Alexa

Whether you are lounging at home or getting ready to start the day, eharmony brings a new element of excitement to online dating with a skill for Amazon Alexa. eharmony users will be able to enable the eharmony ‘Skill’ for Alexa, hear their matches and messages by voice and then ask Alexa for more info on […]

Mindshare teams with AppNexus and Jivox to launch ANNA

Mindshare teams with AppNexus and Jivox to launch ANNA

Mindshare, the global media agency network that is part of WPP, has developed ANNA, the global media agency world’s first programmable approach to DSP and DCO control and is launching the offering with partners AppNexus and Jivox. ANNA is a combination of people, process and technology that creates code that programs DSPs and DCOs as […]

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