Blippar Acquires AR Try-on Platform Binocular

Blippar Acquires AR Try-on Platform Binocular

Ad platform Blippar, which delivers AR content and experiences triggered by real-world objects and tags, has acquired augmented reality firm Binocular, which creates AR applications and specialises in virtual try-on technology. Binocular came to the world’s attention last year when it won the Cannes Lions Bronze award for best use of technology for its work […]

Giffgaff’s House of Horrors Will Scare You Out of Your Mobile Contract

Giffgaff’s House of Horrors Will Scare You Out of Your Mobile Contract

giffgaff, the multi-award winning, contract-free mobile network has released an immersive short film entitled ‘House of Horror’ to reveal the everyday fears of its members. giffgaff’s House of Horrors is a two-minute, horror film created based on a simple Facebook post back in August, which asked giffgaff members to share their greatest fears. The five […]

An Inside Look At Netflix’s Impressive Rebranding Campaign

An Inside Look At Netflix’s Impressive Rebranding Campaign

Netflix has been building quite a reputation for themselves, with “Netflix and Chill” quickly becoming part of everyday vocabulary. New York-based creative studio Gretel carried out the rebranding of Netflix. Using the stack as a visual metaphor and identity system, the agency was able to feature the many services and products that Netflix offers in […]

Samsung + World Surf League launch pioneering 360 VR film via Rapid VR and Cheil Worldwide

Samsung + World Surf League launch pioneering 360 VR film via Rapid VR and Cheil Worldwide

Sydney-based Rapid VR has again explored new frontiers in the development of 360 degree immersive virtual reality (VR) video content with a new 360˚ VR film created in partnership with the World Surf League (WSL) and Samsung featuring former WSL World Champion CJ Hobgood via agency Cheil Worldwide. Directed by renowned surf filmmaker Taylor Steele […]

Wearable Usage Will Grow by Nearly 60% in 2015

Wearable Usage Will Grow by Nearly 60% in 2015

The next several years will continue to see double-digit growth in the number of Americans using wearable devices, according to eMarketer’s first wearables forecast. In 2015, 39.5 million US adults 18 and over will use wearables, including smartwatches and fitness trackers. That’s a jump of 57.7% over 2014. While penetration among US adults is just […]

Toys R Us gamifies print with interactive Christmas catalog

Toys R Us gamifies print with interactive Christmas catalog

Toy R Us has introduced a number of digital elements, including augmented reality, to its festive magazine to ensure children keep flicking through its extensive 96 pages. Marking the point where augmented reality meets traditional shopping, eight toy-laden spreads in the catalog, entitled the ‘The Great Big Toys R Us Book of Awesome’, come to […]

American Airlines Taps CP&B and MediaCom After Global Agency Review

American Airlines Taps CP&B and MediaCom After Global Agency Review

American Airlines has named MDC Partners’ CP&B and WPP’s MediaCom its new global agencies after a review. The account has been with Interpublic’s McCann Worldgroup and TM for more than two decades, though the brand had been working with predecessor agencies of TM since the early ’80s. McCann had subsidiary Martin Agency pitch the creative […]

Twitter fires up blink and you’ll miss it TV commercial crafted by TBWA\Chiat\Day

Twitter fires up blink and you’ll miss it TV commercial crafted by TBWA\Chiat\Day

Twitter has fired up a fast-paced new TV commercial crafted by TBWA\Chiat\Day in an effort to draw a younger demographic to the micro blogging service. Running throughout the US World Series the campaign takes the form of a zippy, meme based journey through the Twitter-sphere before slowing things right down to highlight Twitter Moments – […]

Almost Half of Christmas Gifts Will Be Bought Online in the UK

Almost Half of Christmas Gifts Will Be Bought Online in the UK

Researching and buying presents online has become the most popular method among Britons aged 16 and over who know how they’ll be buying there Christmas presents, with 45 per cent of the £24.4bn spend this year likely to go online. According to research by RadiumOne, this year is also likely to be a multi-channel Christmas, […]