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 […]

Ad Council creates story-driven mobile chat to combat teenage drinking and driving

Ad Council creates story-driven mobile chat to combat teenage drinking and driving

The Ad Council is releasing its first story-driven chat experience on a mobile platform to help combat underage drinking and driving. Developed in partnership with the conversational marketing platform Snaps, the chat was inspired by the insight that teens increasingly seek out interactive stories and “chatbots” online. The’Ultimate Party Foul‘ chat experience leverages the chat […]

Merkle achieves ‘Google Marketing Platform Certified’ status

Merkle achieves ‘Google Marketing Platform Certified’ status

Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced it has achieved ‘Google Marketing Platform Certified’ status in addition to its existing Google Cloud Partner partnership. The status follows Google’s recent announcement that it has simplified its ad-tech and analytics suite. Named ‘Google Marketing Platform’, it now integrates the Doubleclick Digital Marketing Platform with the […]

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 […]

Trifacta’s Jeremy Perlman on preparing data to provide a personalised experience

Trifacta’s Jeremy Perlman on preparing data to provide a personalised experience

Personalisation is spending yet another year as one of the key retail and marketing trends driving success. Gartner cited it as key focus for 2018, calculating that 64 percent of marketing leaders are already using or planning to deploy personalisation technology across the buying journey. And with figures from McKinsey showing that well executed personalisation […]

PizzaExpress Turns Tables into Football Pitches with AR Game

PizzaExpress Turns Tables into Football Pitches with AR Game

 Restaurant chain PizzaExpress is looking to tap into consumer excitement around the World Cup with an AR game enabling customers to play a virtual game of football while sat at their table. The ‘Doughball‘ game, which is included as an update in the brand’s existing app, uses PizzaExpress’ iconic dough balls, and allows players to place […]

The Times signs up to Phrasee’s AI for optimised email subject line generation for marketing campaigns

The Times signs up to Phrasee’s AI for optimised email subject line generation for marketing campaigns

The Times and The Sunday Times, pioneers in the world of publishing, are embracing AI to power subscription revenue. The brands have signed with Phrasee for optimised email subject line generation for email marketing campaigns. This forms part of a brand-wide shift to embrace and work with new technologies. Phrasee’s AI technology generates and optimises marketing copy at scale. The […]

Elisa first in world to launch commercial 5G

Elisa first in world to launch commercial 5G

Finnish telecommunications company Elisa, has become the first operator in the world to begin commercial use of a 5G network and starts selling 5G subscriptions. The first person to use the 5G network was Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications, who made a video call to Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure in […]

InMobi forms strategic partnership with Microsoft to power new cloud-based enterprise platforms for marketers

InMobi forms strategic partnership with Microsoft to power new cloud-based enterprise platforms for marketers

InMobi, a global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers, announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to enable new-age CMOs in their transformational journey from digital to mobile marketing. The partnership will consist of InMobi moving to Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud provider, and will involve technology collaboration and combined go-to-market strategies aimed at accelerating the way […]

McDonald’s, OMD Hong Kong and Google Anticipate Hungry Moments During the World Cup

McDonald’s, OMD Hong Kong and Google Anticipate Hungry Moments During the World Cup

To drive McDelivery orders this World Cup season, McDonald’s, OMD Hong Kong and Google have come together to reach excited football fans when they are most hungry. Through the market-first application of Google’s Real-Time Trigger with a Data Management Platform (DMP), McDonald’s can anticipate the “hungry moments” during matches ahead of the competition and entice […]