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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amazon pushes further into healthcare with NHS Alexa deal

Amazon pushes further into healthcare with NHS Alexa deal

Amazon has inked a deal with the NHS that will see it’s AI-powered voice assistant Alexa be used to offer health advice for patients who can’t easily access information online. The move, which follows on from a push into the healthcare space in the US from the business, has sparked concern among privacy campaigners. Starting in July, devices […]

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.  […]

UNiDAYS create new ‘AFFDEX’ measurement tool that assesses Gen Z’s affinity for leading brands

UNiDAYS create new ‘AFFDEX’ measurement tool that assesses Gen Z’s affinity for leading brands

Experts in brand measurement and customer analytics from UNiDAYS, a leading Global Student Affinity Network, have utilised their market-leading access to millions of college and university students around the world to create an index that measures Gen Z’s affinity for a range of leading brands.  The AFFDEX covers 12 industries and is built on insights […]

Brands have identified the opportunity for significant marketing spend in China, according to The Trade Desk

Brands have identified the opportunity for significant marketing spend in China, according to The Trade Desk

China will be the next frontier of growth for European brands, according to new research published by The Trade Desk – with brands committing big spend to the market.  Over half (53%) of the senior brand marketers surveyed in the UK, France and Germany confirmed that China represents a significant growth opportunity, with an additional […]

Digital audio ad spend set to pick up ‘significantly’ over next year, according to Global’s DAX

Digital audio ad spend set to pick up ‘significantly’ over next year, according to Global’s DAX

Advertising investment in digital audio can be expected to grow significantly in the UK over the next 12 months, with the majority of advertisers admitting they will pump more money into the channel. A survey of 215 senior and mid-level executives at leading media agencies and UK brand owners, commissioned by Global’s DAX and conducted […]

UK government to probe whether digital ad market poses ‘harm’ to people

UK government to probe whether digital ad market poses ‘harm’ to people

The UK government’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the digital advertising dominance of online platforms like Google and Facebook, as well as how consumer data is used in the wider market. The probe could have far-reaching implications not only for the ad-supported digital duopoly, but also for adtech players. “We are assessing […]

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