MarComm’s Magnificence – 2018’s Magnificent Creatives

MarComm’s Magnificence – 2018’s Magnificent Creatives

MarComm’s Magnificence is a series where we highlight Magnificent individuals from the Marketing, Design, Advertising, and Communications industries. In this magnificence list, we are spotlighting those individuals in the branding and creative industries who have pushed boundaries and inspired others through their unique work in both design and advertising. Without further ado, here are our […]

This Christmas IKEA Invites Customers to Disconnect in New Campaign

This Christmas IKEA Invites Customers to Disconnect in New Campaign

IKEA has launched its Christmas campaign asking us to reflect on everyday behaviour, which is considered normal but that perhaps we all need to reconsider, particularly as the Christmas holidays are now upon us. Using the slogan #DisconnectToConnect,  IKEA is betting on a different Christmas encouraging us to disconnect our mobile devices and social media in order to connect […]

The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

The Social Order: One in five Brits check restaurants’ social feeds & sites before deciding whether to visit

With only a few weeks to go until Mad Friday (21st December), the busiest night of the year for festive celebrations, Barclaycard’s new ‘Food for Thought’ study reveals that a restaurant’s social media presence is now more important than ever for drawing in diners at Christmas. The company, which processes nearly half of the nation’s credit and […]

40% of 18-24 year olds are using ad blockers in the UK in latest native advertising research by Oath

40% of 18-24 year olds are using ad blockers in the UK in latest native advertising research by Oath

Research released today by Oath has revealed that native ads drive increased brand affinity amongst UK consumers, with 26% more likely to recommend brands they’ve seen on native ads and 15% more likely to consider purchase from these brands when compared to traditional display. The research aimed to gain insight into the value of native […]

Mindshare launches ‘Mindshare Trends 2019’, revealing pervasive consumer uncertainty in UK

Mindshare launches ‘Mindshare Trends 2019’, revealing pervasive consumer uncertainty in UK

Mindshare launched its 5th annual Mindshare Trends Report, which identifies the most pertinent trends for brands in 2019 across tech, culture and media. The report also uncovered the overarching theme of a public searching for control and information, against a backdrop of economic and political uncertainty in the UK market.  The report draws on extensive consumer research, […]

Christmas ads make us happier and generate better potential long-term growth, says System1 Research

Christmas ads make us happier and generate better potential long-term growth, says System1 Research

A new study by System1 Research has found that Christmas ads generate more opportunities for potential long-term brand growth, than non-Christmas related advertising. The study analysed over 220 new ads aired on UK TV during November across multiple major consumer sectors including tech, financial services, food and drink, and automotive. It found that ads mentioning […]

Footasylum teams with Peak to put AI at the heart of its eCommerce business

Footasylum teams with Peak to put AI at the heart of its eCommerce business

Leading fashion streetwear and sportswear retailer, Footasylum, has seen a 28 percent increase in email revenue from hyper-personalised marketing communications as a result of working with artificial intelligence (AI) company, Peak. Footasylum, which trades from over 65 high street stores across the UK and stocks leading brands, including Nike and Adidas, has been working with […]

VISA signs groundbreaking women’s football deal with UEFA

VISA signs groundbreaking women’s football deal with UEFA

Visa became the first-ever sponsor of UEFA Women’s Football in a landmark multi-year partnership running until 2025. The global payments technology company will support UEFA Women’s Football at all levels, from the grassroots game to the UEFA Women’s Champions League, following the unbundling by UEFA of sponsorship rights from the men’s game. Visa will become […]

Firefly launches as new way to connect cities, rideshare drivers & businesses via first of its kind smart city ad platform

Firefly launches as new way to connect cities, rideshare drivers & businesses via first of its kind smart city ad platform

 Firefly officially launched out of beta on December 6, with a new approach to spur business and revenue by connecting brands, rideshare drivers, and local city governments. The company, which operates a first of its kind network of “situationally aware” digital  smart screens mounted to existing rideshare vehicles, is already proving to be a […]