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 […]

Pond’s launches AI tool to match people to skincare products

Pond’s launches AI tool to match people to skincare products

Pond’s has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) chat tool that can match skincare products to customers at a higher consistency match rate compared to dermatologists, it claims. The Skin Advisor Live bot, or ‘SAL’ for short, uses neuro-linguistic technology from Google and BrighTex BioPhotonics’s (BTBP) DeepTag skin diagnosis technology to tell people what the best products are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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