Facebook strikes cinema ticket deal with Odeon

Facebook strikes cinema ticket deal with Odeon

Facebook has struck a deal with Odeon that will let movie goers buy tickets without leaving the social network. As part of the partnership, Facebook has launched a ‘Films’ tab in its app and online that will enable fans to book and pay for the tickets via Odeon. Tickets for screenings at other chains, including Vue […]

Sony Pictures turns to 360-degree ads to promote Escape Room movie

Sony Pictures turns to 360-degree ads to promote Escape Room movie

Sony Pictures has launched an interactive 360-degree ad campaign for its new film Escape Room, in collaboration with a VR/AR ad platform OmniVirt, and creative agencies, Pretty Big Monster and Stradella Road.  The film, which opened on January 4, broke through with thriller audiences across the country its opening weekend taking the number 2 spot at the […]

YouTube adds 100 new feature films that you can watch for free but you’ll have to sit through ads

YouTube adds 100 new feature films that you can watch for free but you’ll have to sit through ads

Streaming website YouTube has added about 100 new feature films that you can watch for free- but there’s a catch. You don’t need a subscription to watch these full-length films but you will have to sit through ads. Around 100 films have been added to the website’s free movie collection through partnerships with studios. The […]

Napa Valley Film Festival gets traction in a social advertising campaign by Crowd

Napa Valley Film Festival gets traction in a social advertising campaign by Crowd

The Napa Valley Film Festival, taking place November 7-11, is an annual celebration of food, film, and wine, lighting up the towns of Napa, Yountville, Calistoga and St. Helena at the most colourful time of the year. Independent global creative agency Crowd was tasked to create digital marketing campaigns that would help streamline a more user-friendly purchase process. Crowd designed a bespoke landing […]

Netflix’s new 30-second mobile previews look like Snapchat and Instagram Stories

Netflix’s new 30-second mobile previews look like Snapchat and Instagram Stories

Netflix is taking a page from social networks with a new feature that will let users watch TV and movie previews in vertical-video orientation on their mobile phones. The 30-second mobile previews are presented in a slideshow format with circular thumbnails, very much like the presentation of Snapchat and Instagram Stories. As with the popular […]

Regal’s Mobile App Brings AR to Movie Fans in the US with Moviebill

Regal’s Mobile App Brings AR to Movie Fans in the US with Moviebill

 Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, introduces Moviebill, a new collectible movie magazine featuring an interactive augmented reality (AR) platform. For the first time in April, moviegoers can access exclusive augmented reality content by downloading the award-winning Regal mobile app and […]

MoviePass app tracks users before and after they go to the cinema

MoviePass app tracks users before and after they go to the cinema

Subscription-based movie ticketing service MoviePass tracks your every move and it’s not afraid to admit that – though it claims to have no intentions of selling this data on. Speaking during a presentation at the Entertainment Finance Forum in Hollywood, California, the app’s CEO Mitch Lowe told the audience that “we know all about you”, […]

Lionsgate and Unity want to play a game with Jigsaw ‘virtual room’ ad

Lionsgate and Unity want to play a game with Jigsaw ‘virtual room’ ad

Film studio Lionsgate and Unity Technologies, the leading creation engine for gaming and interactive entertainment, have partnered to create a first-of-its-kind virtual reality ad to support the release of Jigsaw, the latest film in the blockbuster Saw horror franchise. Built using Unity’s engine, the Jigsaw ‘Virtual Room’ interactive ad will surface in VR apps made using Unity, and will enable […]

‘Mobiquity Entertainment Network’ Will Deliver Beacon-Triggered Movie Studio Promotions

‘Mobiquity Entertainment Network’ Will Deliver Beacon-Triggered Movie Studio Promotions

A groundbreaking theatre advertising network will soon link movie-goers with retail mall audiences to deliver campaigns and attribution data. Get ready for Mobiquity Entertainment Network, coming from Mobiquity Networks, the largest network of retail mall-based mobile advertising beacons in the US. The network will leverage the locations via beacon technology to trigger entertainment and movie […]