Now your own DNA can help you select the colour of your new Nissan Altima in the Middle East

Now your own DNA can help you select the colour of your new Nissan Altima in the Middle East

From the exploration of ancestry, genealogy, and paternity to food intolerance, anti-aging and wellness profiling, there is a long list of different DNA diagnostics at your fingertips. But, did you know that the information encoded in your DNA can now help you to discover something as personal as your genetic colour? That’s the idea behind […]

We Are Social and RNIB team on World Emoji Day to redesign emojis for visually impaired users

We Are Social and RNIB team on World Emoji Day to redesign emojis for visually impaired users

On World Emoji Day (Wednesday 17th July), global socially-led creative agency We Are Social and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have announced a mission to make emojis – the universal online language – more accessible to blind and partially sighted people.  In the UK, there are currently more than two million people […]

Singtel partners with AIA to launch wellness platform StepUp

Singtel partners with AIA to launch wellness platform StepUp

Singtel and AIA have launched the first phase of a major partnership that aims to incentivise healthy behaviours and grow customer loyalty for the two brands. StepUp, in its first phase, is an incentivisation platform for Singtel subscribers that encourages people to walk the 10,000 daily step goal, in order to win points. The points […]

Majority of marketers plan to spend more on programmatic audio in next 18 months, say Xaxis and IAB Europe

Majority of marketers plan to spend more on programmatic audio in next 18 months, say Xaxis and IAB Europe

Marketers are keen to invest more in programmatic audio and most are planning to do so within the next year and a half, according to research from Xaxis and IAB Europe. The survey of 499 buyers and publishers from across Europe found that 60 per cent of marketers are looking to increase their programmatic audio spend over the next […]

Baidu and Snap Inc. renew sales partnership to reach outbound Chinese advertisers

Baidu and Snap Inc. renew sales partnership to reach outbound Chinese advertisers

Baidu and Snap Inc. announced the renewal of their sales partnership, which first began in May 2017. The agreement authorises Baidu to act as Snap’s representative to advertisers in Greater China, Japan and South Korea. Through this partnership, advertisers in these countries can leverage Snapchat’s robust global reach and highly engaged community to grow their […]

Dentsu Aegis Network acquires majority stake in Indian data firm Ugam

Dentsu Aegis Network acquires majority stake in Indian data firm Ugam

Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has strengthened its data and analytics capabilities with the acquisition of a majority stake in Indian data firm Ugam. Ugam will now sit alongside Merkle, DAN’s in-house performance marketing agency, providing the latter with the requisite scale as well as establishing a platform for shared analytics services. To cement the transition […]

Google is launching Shoelace, its new experimental social network app

Google is launching Shoelace, its new experimental social network app

Just months after Google retired its unsuccessful social network, Google +, the company is launching Shoelace, a hyperlocal network for finding activities and friends in the user’s location. Currently, Shoelace is invite-only, and solely available in New York City. In order to activate their account, New Yorkers will need an invite code.  Shoelace users are able […]

Facebook updates ad tools to give users more detail on how they are targeted by brands

Facebook updates ad tools to give users more detail on how they are targeted by brands

Facebook has implemented a series of updates to its suite of ad tools designed to improve the transparency behind targeted of content. The changes include providing people with the reasoning behind why they are being shown specific ads beyond a simple demographic match or internet history. Now more detailed targeting information will be supplied including the specific interests […]

Cheetah Digital buys Wayin to boost personalised marketing

Cheetah Digital buys Wayin to boost personalised marketing

Cross channel marketing firm Cheetah Digital has acquired Wayin, a company that provides zero-party data collection and activation. The acquisition strengthens Cheetah Digital’s ability to help marketers collect zero- and first-party data and preference insights to drive hyper-personalized, real-time experiences and meaningful customer engagement across all channels and stages of the customer lifecycle. Formed in […]

Pinterest introduces new video tools for brands and creators

Pinterest introduces new video tools for brands and creators

There’s more to Pinterest than pictures and hashtags. According to the San Francisco tech giant, there’s been a 31% uptick in searches for “inspirational videos” since last year, and the network’s nearly 300 million monthly active users (MAU) are 54% more likely to say videos on Pinterest inspire them compared with content on other media […]

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