IKEA Group signs agreement to acquire TaskRabbit

IKEA Group signs agreement to acquire TaskRabbit

Home furnishing retailer IKEA Group, has signed a conditional agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in TaskRabbit, Inc., an on-demand services platform company. TaskRabbit currently operates in the United States and London and will continue to function as an independent company. “In a fast changing retail environment, we continuously strive to develop new and […]

Serviceplan’s CEO Florian Haller gets pelted with virtual tomatoes during their Innovation Day

Serviceplan’s CEO Florian Haller gets pelted with virtual tomatoes during their Innovation Day

Serviceplan Group’s CEO put himself in the “stocks” at the Innovation Day, which took place on September 28 in the House of Communication. The audience could virtually pelt the speaker on the stage with tomatoes, flowers, teddy bears and bras using an app from the Hamburg start-up Helhed – on the audience’s phone displays, it looked as though […]

92% of CMOs in financial sector prepared for GDPR, according to Relay42

92% of CMOs in financial sector prepared for GDPR, according to Relay42

New research from  Relay42, a leading European data management platform company, has identified profound challenges for the financial services industry regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) updates — which will be effective 25th May 2018. The research showed that 96% of C-level finance marketers (CMOs) believe that GDPR is the responsibility of their IT […]

Bosch brings Autocook recipes to life with its first Facebook Canvas campaign

Bosch brings Autocook recipes to life with its first Facebook Canvas campaign

Bosch Home Appliances is rolling out a tasty new Facebook Canvas campaign in September to launch its AutoCook Multicooker. The campaign uses all the functionality of Facebook Canvas to showcase the simplicity and huge versatility of the new Bosch product proving that’s it’s the must-have kitchen appliance that makes short work of the recipes we […]

Mobile the key driving force as digital ad spend surges across Southeast Asia

Mobile the key driving force as digital ad spend surges across Southeast Asia

Digital ad spending in the Southeast Asia is set for a significant rise, as mobile sees heavy investment across the region. Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam will all see their digital ad spend increase by double digits in 2017 and 2018, according to eMarketer. Spending will surpass $2.2bn across these markets, accounting for […]

IPG Mediabrands and Acxiom forge strategic data partnership

IPG Mediabrands and Acxiom forge strategic data partnership

IPG Mediabrands, the global media arm of Interpublic Group, announced a global partnership with Acxiom to further strengthen the network’s data and analytics capabilities. Through this partnership, agencies across the IPG Mediabrands network will accelerate their people-based targeting approach, enabling application and discovery of insights on behalf of clients. The media network’s partnership with Acxiom […]

Blis Location Data Shows Formula 1 Lights Up Singapore’s Economy

Blis Location Data Shows Formula 1 Lights Up Singapore’s Economy

Leading location technology company, Blis, recently unveiled insights from Singapore’s Formula One weekend. Coming on the 10th anniversary of F1’s arrival Singapore, the data points to the enormous commercial benefit the race brings to the local economy, showing a 173% jump in mobile activity at key local restaurants and an 82% lift at local shopping […]

Twitter to Test Doubling Tweet Length to 280 Characters

Twitter to Test Doubling Tweet Length to 280 Characters

Twitter is trialling an increase to its tweet character length that sees the limit doubled to 280 characters from the normal 140 characters. The test is being rolled out in all languages to a small group of users except for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese – because they can convey more information in a single character […]

Taboola joins with third party data providers to allow brands to better target campaigns

Taboola joins with third party data providers to allow brands to better target campaigns

Taboola, a leading content discovery platform, launched “Taboola Data Marketplace”, a transparent marketplace that gives advertisers access to third party consumer data from the world’s leading data providers within the Taboola platform. Oracle Data Cloud, Neustar, Acxiom and Bombora are among the first data providers to partner with Taboola. Marking another step in advanced audience targeting, […]