Omaid Hiwaizi: There will be nothing traditional about Christmas advertising in 2016

Omaid Hiwaizi: There will be nothing traditional about Christmas advertising in 2016

Albert Einstein once said that “the human spirit must prevail over technology” – a prophetic warning to keep front of mind as tech continues to embed itself almost seamlessly into our everyday, and every minute, existence. In the case of brands in 2015, everything was riding on the Christmas spirit prevailing over technology. Last year […]

Facebook’s imminent Oculus Rift launch promises boost for VR sector

Facebook’s imminent Oculus Rift launch promises boost for VR sector

Facebook-owned Oculus announced it is to begin accepting pre-orders for its virtual reality (VR) headset Rift, bringing renewed vigour to the sector as a host of competitors are also poised to unveil similar offerings at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). A post on the company’s official blog announced that it is to begin accepting pre-orders from […]

New research by Telegraph Hill reveals 2015’s ten most emotional TV moments in the UK

New research by Telegraph Hill reveals 2015’s ten most emotional TV moments in the UK

New, analysis has identified 2015’s most emotionally resonant TV moments. The analysis, which involved close monitoring of over a billion Twitter conversations, was carried out by advertising agency Telegraph Hill. The agency scrutinized Twitter conversations to identify specific moments within broadcasts that had real emotional impact and prompted viewers to share their feelings on social […]

ZenithOptimedia Unveils 10 Key Mobile Consumer Trends for 2016

ZenithOptimedia Unveils 10 Key Mobile Consumer Trends for 2016

ZenithOptimedia has unveiled its 10 trends that show how technology will enable consumers to become increasingly mobile in their behaviour, presenting new engagement opportunities for brands. Building on ZenithOptimedia’s recent research report with GlobalWebIndex – The Mobile Imperative – which found that young people around the world will spend more time accessing the internet via […]

Look Back at the Most Contagious 2015

Look Back at the Most Contagious 2015

Most Contagious is an annual, uniquely curated innovation event in London staged by Contagious Communications. It celebrates the biggest innovations and analyses the most impactful marketing from the year to decipher what influence these will have on the immediate future for brands and advertising. On 9th December, we at MarComm News managed to nab a […]

Advertising Standards Bureau reveal Australia’s 10 most offensive ads of 2015

Advertising Standards Bureau reveal Australia’s 10 most offensive ads of 2015

The Advertising Standards Bureau of Australia recently released case reports on the most complained-about advertisements in 2015. Here are the top 10 commercials the Australian people found offensive this year, including why viewers considered each inappropriate. We’ve included a sample comment from each case report, and whether the ASB chose to take the ad off […]

GroupM predicts strong 2016 UK ad spending, outpacing UK GDP growth for 5th consecutive year

GroupM predicts strong 2016 UK ad spending, outpacing UK GDP growth for 5th consecutive year

U.K. advertising spending in 2015 is anticipated to grow by seven percent, and in 2016 GroupM predicts strong demand for digital advertising will usher another year of strong advertising growth (also seven percent), pushing total U.K. advertising investment above £17bn. The new GroupM forecast released raises the prior 2015 estimate by one point (six to […]

Wellcome Trust launches The Crunch featuring brand identity & communications from Blast

Wellcome Trust launches The Crunch featuring brand identity & communications from Blast

The Wellcome Trust has launched The Crunch, a major new public engagement initiative around our food, our health and our planet, featuring brand, visual identity, messaging, website and digital assets by creative design consultancy Blast. Major new initiative  The future of food is one of the biggest challenges on our plate. Our relationship with food […]

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