Vertical video ads are coming to YouTube

Vertical video ads are coming to YouTube

YouTube is embracing vertical video ads to let brands “provide a more seamless mobile experience” for viewers, it revealed at DMEXCO on September 12 where it also revealed plans to sell advertisers video ads based on users’ personalised home feeds. Advertisers can now snap up slots that fill up a users’ screen when they’re viewing […]

Over 75% of media planners aren’t using third parties to measure and validate data

Over 75% of media planners aren’t using third parties to measure and validate data

Less than a quarter (24%) of mobile media planners use third parties to measure and validate their data, according to new research, despite ongoing calls from marketers for digital giants to increase their third party measurement partners. GroundTruth (formerly xAd), conducted the study in conjunction with ExchangeWire, which saw it survey over 150 mobile ad […]

The UN prototypes mobile first translation service to aid self-empowerment among refugees

The UN prototypes mobile first translation service to aid self-empowerment among refugees

Whatever kooky, topical jokes can be made about 2016, it was not a funny year for the world’s refugee crisis. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and asylum seekers worldwide now exceeds 50 million, with some seven million based in Jordan, Lebanon and Pakistan alone. This has unsurprisingly put strain on host countries both […]

Tassimo and TF1 team up to create branded content around ‘Nos Chers Voisins’

Tassimo and TF1 team up to create branded content around ‘Nos Chers Voisins’

To create buzz for the launch of the app-based quiz ‘Tassimo Quiz’, Havas Media assigned TF1 to produce branded short clips, which take place in the universe of the comedy series “Nos Chers Voisins”. With 2016’s Christmas season just around the corner, the holiday-themed clips show one of the series’ families gathered at the dinner […]

Advertisers may be spending more on mobile, but are still failing to connect the dots

Advertisers may be spending more on mobile, but are still failing to connect the dots

Even as mobile dominates online display budgets, this rapid growth could be superfluous if advertisers aren’t prepared to properly address the effectiveness of mobile ads and their role in brands’s marketing mix modelling, warn experts. Sharper measurement is often talked about but rarely defined for a mobile market which many believe is falling behind the […]

Myanmar Set to Become the World’s First Mobile-Only Market

Myanmar Set to Become the World’s First Mobile-Only Market

WPP Millward Brown, Myanmar (also known as Burma) and its former capital Yangon have released the BrandZ inaugural Spotlight on Myanmar study. The report uncovers critical business insights into the country, which is rated as the world’s fastest-growing economy, and looks at the evolving psyche behind Myanmar’s 51m consumers. The report concludes that the country […]

Facebook launches full screen vertical Canvas ads to boost mobile creativity

Facebook launches full screen vertical Canvas ads to boost mobile creativity

Facebook has launched its Canvas ads worldwide, allowing advertisers to effectively take over a mobile device’s screen with immersive creative that loads almost instantaneously when someone taps on the news feed. The ad format supports a mix of features including slideshows, descriptions, videos and a scrollable, interactive interface, that effectively create a mini website designed […]

Nokia unveils the fruits of its post-mobile strategy – a $60,000 VR camera for filmmakers

Nokia unveils the fruits of its post-mobile strategy – a $60,000 VR camera for filmmakers

Former mobile giant Nokia is looking to pivot its offering into Hollywood with its recently announced OZO virtual reality camera. The communications specialist, having sold its mobile production unit to Microsoft in 2014, is hoping to trump several tech start-ups working on VR capture devices with the $60,000 OZO camera. The Helsinki-based company is courting […]