Instagram and Amazon are true contenders to duopoly, according to Marin Software

Instagram and Amazon are true contenders to duopoly, according to Marin Software

Instagram and Amazon are proving to be serious challengers to the Google–Facebook duopoly, with digital marketers choosing to invest more-and-more in the platforms, according to research from Marin Software. Over 450 B2B and B2C digital marketing professionals were surveyed in the US and the UK and it was found that, though paid search (39 per cent […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Snapchat is launching Creator Shows, starring influencers and celebrities

Snapchat is launching Creator Shows, starring influencers and celebrities

Starting July 10, Snap is launching a new form of content on its platform, titled Creator Shows, which will star a range of digital-native creators, social media influencers, and established celebrities. Creator Shows will be continually added to the Discover page of the Snapchat app, and will focus on a “first-person, personality driven” content experience. So […]

Magnum Launches Unilever’s First Snapchat AR Game ‘Magnum Pleasure Fair’

Magnum Launches Unilever’s First Snapchat AR Game ‘Magnum Pleasure Fair’

MullenLowe Profero, the experience-led digital transformation partner within MullenLowe Group, has launched Unilever’s first-ever Snapchat game in partnership with MediaMonks. The game, Magnum Pleasure Fair, will be available at their Pleasure Store on Regents Street, London from July 10th. Magnum Pleasure Fair is an AR game that builds upon the success of Magnum Pleasure Store […]

Vauxhall launches Apple Business Chat with IMImobile

Vauxhall launches Apple Business Chat with IMImobile

Global communications software provider IMImobile, announced that one of the UK’s largest car manufacturers, Vauxhall Motors, is using Apple Business Chat via its enterprise communications platform to connect with its customers. Apple Business Chat provides a new way for users to communicate directly with businesses using the Messages app on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.  […]

Gogoro launches GoShare, an end-to-end mobility sharing platform and solution for smart cities

Gogoro launches GoShare, an end-to-end mobility sharing platform and solution for smart cities

Gogoro, a technology leader in Taiwan transforming how innovation is accelerating the shift to sustainable urban mobility, announced GoShare, the first fully integrated mobility sharing platform and solution designed and operated as a single platform that provides a key strategic component to smart city ecosystems.  “Cities around the world have proven consumer demand for mobility […]

India’s Ola gets the green light to take on Uber in London

India’s Ola gets the green light to take on Uber in London

India’s ride-hailing giant Ola is bringing its business to another overseas market, stepping up its international challenge to Uber. Now, it’s heading to the UK’s capital city, adding to the intense competition Uber already faces in one of the world’s most active ride-hailing cities. Transport for London (TfL) has given Ola the nod to begin operating in […]

New research by ZAK on 18-30 year olds demonstrates a generation turning their backs on the social media giants

New research by ZAK on 18-30 year olds demonstrates a  generation turning their backs on the social media giants

The relentless pursuit of ‘likes’ is over, as under 30 year olds seek deeper relationships away from the social media monoliths, reveals the findings of ‘The New Rules of Social’, a new white paper by leading youth creative agency ZAK. As the first generation to all reach adulthood after the advent of ‘big social’, new research reveals […]

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