Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays introduces iPhone voice payments via Siri

Barclays has teamed up with Apple to become the first UK high street bank to introduce the ability for customers to make payments using their voice through Siri. Siri has been integrated into the Barclays Mobile Banking app, meaning iPhone and iPad-using Barclays customers no longer need to open the app to pay existing payees and mobile […]

NEON’s GoT Snapchat Lens from Mango Comms and DDB NZ Hits Instagram Industry Standards

NEON’s GoT Snapchat Lens from Mango Comms and DDB NZ Hits Instagram Industry Standards

When the latest series of HBO’s Game of Thrones launched globally, NEON marked the release with a New Zealand-wide Snapchat lens, created by Mango Communications and DDB New Zealand, allowing fans to turn themselves into an ice-breathing White Walker. Mango was charged with generating hype ahead of the season premiere and public launch of the lens […]

GroupM rolls out viewability standards globally

GroupM rolls out viewability standards globally

GroupM, the media investment management group of WPP, has announced the global rollout of viewability standards to support continued investment in digital media. Viewability is a measure of a digital ad’s opportunity to be seen, and since 2014 which GroupM claims to have championed. Key clients are supporting the demand for enhanced viewability and measurement in digital advertising, including Unilever, Campbell […]

Alibaba’s Mobile Engagement is Exploding Thanks to AI

Alibaba’s Mobile Engagement is Exploding Thanks to AI

Customers usually go on shopping apps to search for what they want to buy, but Alibaba also wants to tell them what they want to buy with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). The strategy seems to been working, as Alibaba has seen a surge in mobile engagement during the first quarter of 2017. The […]

Addictive Mobility Appoints Shannan LaMorre as VP of Operations

Addictive Mobility Appoints Shannan LaMorre as VP of Operations

Addictive Mobility, one of Canada’s leading mobile advertising platform, has further strengthened its Executive Management team with the hire of Shannan LaMorre as VP of Operations. Shannan comes to Addictive Mobility with over 15 years of Digital Advertising experience, including over 25 years in senior roles in media, and most recently as Managing Director, Operations […]

comScore: Programmatic Advertising Needs Discipline

comScore: Programmatic Advertising Needs Discipline

Marketers need to take a more “disciplined” approach to their programmatic advertising campaigns following years of “unanticipated problems” within the automated buying sphere, a new report by comScore has found. The media measurement company said that brands remained dogged by issues from buying audiences at “bargain basement” rates, including the over-targeting consumers and being lured by low-priced […]

Google Home Now Allows Users to Make Phone Calls

Google Home Now Allows Users to Make Phone Calls

Google is rolling out the ability to make hands-free phone calls to the US and Canada via Google Assistant on Google Home. In a blog post, Google said users in the US simply say, “Hey Google, call…” and calls will be made over users’ Wi-Fi connections. Google Home can call businesses and Google contacts, but it […]

Google adds Questions & Answer feature to Maps and Search

Google adds Questions & Answer feature to Maps and Search

Google has introduced a feature to Maps and Search that helps people find out all they need to know about a location they have searched for. With Google’s ‘Questions & Answers’, people are able to ask questions, get answers, and answer other people’s questions about places on Google Maps. The most informative questions and answers […]

APAC Mobile Advertising Market Shrinks as Header Bidding Fuels Global Growth

APAC Mobile Advertising Market Shrinks as Header Bidding Fuels Global Growth

Mobile advertising has contracted in the Asia-Pacific region in the months following the global brand safety crisis, new research has found. According to the PubMatic Quarterly Mobile Index report, the amount of Android app impressions in APAC has shrunk in volume by 50 per cent year-on-year in Q2 2017. Meanwhile, globally monetised header bidding impressions rose 149 […]

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