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 […]

eBay buys Paytm Mall stake in latest bet on Indian eCommerce

eBay buys Paytm Mall stake in latest bet on Indian eCommerce

eBay has agreed to buy a 5.5% stake in eCommerce marketplace Paytm Mall in a renewed attempt by the San Jose, California-based company to grab a foothold in India’s fast-growing and intensely competitive online retail market. The companies did not disclose the value of the transaction in a joint statement on Wednesday. eBay and Paytm Mall also […]

Out There Media launches new division in support of Mandela Mile

Out There Media launches new division in support of Mandela Mile

Out There Media (OTM) has created a new division to help deliver humanitarian campaigns worldwide via its platform Mobucks. The platform is said to be connected to mobile network operators globally. ‘Out There Impact’, the newest division’s mission is to improve people’s lives via mobile technologies.  It aims to do this by facilitating and fostering mobile […]

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 […]

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