O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 kicked off the next chapter of its ‘Breathe It All In’ campaign on February 20 at the Brit Awards with a social media takeover that encouraged consumers to recognise the power that mobile technology lends to the music experience. Inspired by the idea that mobile technology offers ‘digital oxygen’ that can help people feel […]

O2’s Weve pulls out of delivering mobile ads

O2’s Weve pulls out of delivering mobile ads

O2-owned Weve is pulling out of delivering mobile ads as the mobile operator focuses instead on using consumer data only for its own marketing and brand loyalty purposes. From August 21, Weve said it will stop taking new bookings for mobile advertising campaigns. In a statement, O2 said the move would allow it to “solely […]

The O2 Arena is being turned into a 5G test bed

The O2 Arena is being turned into a 5G test bed

The O2 Arena in London will be turned into a testbed for 5G networks later this year, allowing visitors to experience the possibilities of next generation networks. Operator O2, which has agreed a ten-year extension to its sponsorship of the iconic venue in North Greenwich, will start with select locations within the O2 before providing blanket […]

Telefonica partnership gives consumers more control over personal data

Telefonica partnership gives consumers more control over personal data

Multinational telecoms company Telefonica has formed a partnership with People.io, a UK-based personal data startup, to give German consumers control over elements of their personal data. The deal will see a co-branded version of the People.io app, called O2 Get, launched as part of Telefonica-owned O2’s Germany app portfolio on both the Play Store and […]

O2 looks to give mobile users ‘more control’ to block ads

O2 looks to give mobile users ‘more control’ to block ads

O2 is considering giving its users “more control” to reduce the number of ads they see on their mobile devices in a move that could encourage ad-blocking. Mark Evans, the chief executive of O2, Britain’s second biggest mobile operator, said at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that users should have the right to block ads […]

AOL and O2’s Weve Form Strategic Alliance to Improve Mobile Insights

AOL and O2’s Weve Form Strategic Alliance to Improve Mobile Insights

AOL UK and Weve, O2’s mobile marketing and commerce services provider, have joined forces to help advertisers target and reach customers more effectively. Using mobile ad exchange Axonix’s technology, Weve Insights will be integrated into AOL’s media properties and the One by AOL programmatic platform. This will allow AOL’s, advertisers’ and Axonix’s first-party data to […]

How O2 is using dark social to personalise digital communications

How O2 is using dark social to personalise digital communications

Dark social is an increasingly important source of referral traffic. According to new research from RadiumOne, dark social dominates how people share and interact with online content on smartphones. Its research found that dark social channels account for 77% of shared content via mobile phones, with just 23% coming from public social networks. And when […]

Uber rival Karhoo gives full-service account to VCCP

Uber rival Karhoo gives full-service account to VCCP

Taxi app Karhoo works like a price-comparison website and, unlike Hailo and Gett, allows any taxi company (except Uber) to sign up to its platform. Users can sort through the list of taxis available in their area, based on price, journey time or type of vehicle. Karhoo, unlike Uber, also allows users to pre-book cars. […]