IPG Media Lab & Immersion: Touch-enabled technology in video ads leads to a 50% lift in brand favourability

IPG Media Lab & Immersion: Touch-enabled technology in video ads leads to a 50% lift in brand favourability

IPG Media Lab, the creative technology arm of IPG Mediabrands, in partnership with Immersion Corp. announced the results of a scientific media trial examining the impact of touch-enabled advertising created with haptic technology. The resulting report, Ads You Can Feel: The New Mobile Experience, shares best practices, findings and insights on leveraging users’ senses, including […]

Fairfax uses eye tracking study to provide digital ad effectiveness

Fairfax uses eye tracking study to provide digital ad effectiveness

Fairfax Media has launched a campaign off the back of its latest Eye Tracking Research Study aimed at showcasing how readers are interacting with digital advertising formats across desktop and mobile formats. The eye tracking study was undertaken by Gateway Research and looked to review how readers engaged with the SMH desktop and smartphone offering. […]

SMS Global: Four out of five smartphone users check their phones within 15-minutes of waking up

SMS Global: Four out of five smartphone users check their phones within 15-minutes of waking up

While the trend in homes is to increasingly spend more time talking to virtual assistant Alexa, a recent report suggests that we reach for our smartphones within 15 minutes of waking up and our phones will likely remain with us throughout the day long after we have said goodnight, Alexa. Various developments in mobile technology […]

Toyota and Saatchi LA Use AI to Create Quirky New Activities for Rav4 Campaign

Toyota and Saatchi LA Use AI to Create Quirky New Activities for Rav4 Campaign

Toyota, along with creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, launched the latest campaign for the Rav4 combining a creative programmatic strategy and artificial intelligence. The new campaign is digital and will live on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and interactive banner ads. As Rav4’s demographic is made up of some of the most adventurous explorers in […]

Augmented Reality Could Add £1bn to UK’s Retail Market

Augmented Reality Could Add £1bn to UK’s Retail Market

The UK’s retail market could be boosted by as much as £1bn a year, if consumers were given access to visualisation technology that allowed them to virtually place products in their own homes before committing to costly purchases, research has found. Virtual and augmented reality platforms are widely tipped to be the standout technologies of […]

imageSurge Transforms An Ordinary Brick-And-Mortar Storefront Window Into A Mobile Commerce Platform

imageSurge Transforms An Ordinary Brick-And-Mortar Storefront Window Into A Mobile Commerce Platform

imageSurge Inc., a pioneer in the development of Intelligent Brick-and-Mortar Storefront solutions and NRF’ Digital Commerce Start-Up of the Year 2016 Finalist, announced the launch of its iShopWindow brick-and-mortar mobile commerce platform. Based on imageSurge’s “through glass” touch-interactive technology, the iShopWindow brings unprecedented capabilities to the street-side foot traffic consumer while delivering a direct mobile […]

Mobile is Key to Driving Retailer Loyalty Programs

Mobile is Key to Driving Retailer Loyalty Programs

Digital transformation — the switch from paper and plastic to instant smartphone access — presents major opportunities for retailers to increase profits via savvy execution of customer loyalty programs. That’s the key takeaway from expert analysts in a new eBook sponsored by CodeBroker, a developer of mobile marketing technologies for retailers. Available now as a […]

New start-up uses soundwaves to send targeted mobile ads

New start-up uses soundwaves to send targeted mobile ads

Malaysian sound tech firm VAV has secured $557,000 in funding to expand its audio-based mobile targeting platform. The startup uses inaudible sound waves to transmit digital content to smartphones, which it bills as a new way for businesses to engage consumers. For example, a broadcasting company can embed VAV’s inaudible audio signal into their program […]

Geico Introduces Virtual AI Assistant to App

Geico Introduces Virtual AI Assistant to App

Geico, the second largest auto insurer in the US, has introduced a virtual AI assistant to its mobile app that aims to help the company’s policyholders with all their insurance needs. The virtual assistant, called Kate, will help its customers navigate the Geico Mobile app through voice commands and ‘will respond with quick, personalised answers […]

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