Samsung Pay processes transactions worth $30m in the month following South Korean launch

Samsung Pay processes transactions worth $30m in the month following South Korean launch

Samsung Electronics has said its mobile payment service has processed over $30m worth of transactions since its launch in home market South Korea. Since launching the mobile payment scheme one month ago, it has processed a more than 1.5 million total transactions via the NFC-based tech. The company claimed that approximately 60 percent of transactions […]

eMarketer: Social Network Ad Revenues Accelerate Worldwide

eMarketer: Social Network Ad Revenues Accelerate Worldwide

Worldwide social network ad spending is accelerating even faster than expected, according to a new forecast from eMarketer. Global social network ad spending will reach $25.14 billion in 2015, higher than the $23.68 forecast in April. However, the pace at which the major players are growing differs greatly. The growth in social network ad spending […]

Twitter welcomes the Pope with his own set of emojis

Twitter welcomes the Pope with his own set of emojis

Twitter has rolled out a series of emojis to celebrate Pope Francis’ visit to the US. When users tweet the hashtags ‘#PopeinUS,’ ‘#PopeinDC,’ ‘#PopeinNYC,’ and ‘#PopeinPhilly,’ small images of Pope Francis in front of the US flag, the US Capital, the Statue of Liberty, and the Liberty Bell appear respectively. The pope arrived in the […]

McDonald’s Invites Families to Discover the Extraordinary World of Roald Dahl with an Innovative App Experience

McDonald’s Invites Families to Discover the Extraordinary World of Roald Dahl with an Innovative App Experience

McDonald’s has partnered with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Penguin Random House Children’s UK to bring even more fun to the joy of reading as part of the latest Happy Meal promotion. From 23rd September to 3rd November, McDonald’s will be distributing exclusive Roald Dahl books as part of the Happy Meal. Each book […]

Artem SFX create a range of sinister special effects for Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth

Artem SFX create a range of sinister special effects for Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth

Artem SFX, an award-winning physical special effects company, has been hard at work creating a wide range of sinister effects for Justin Kurzel’s new film M​acbeth, ​starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Artem technicians have developed a variety of effects for this 15 rated adaptation of Shakespeare’s most harrowing play, which is due to be […]

BBC to serve up Wimbledon until 2020 in new rights partnership

BBC to serve up Wimbledon until 2020 in new rights partnership

The BBC has secured the rights to Wimbledon until 2020 after penning a new deal with the All England Club. Keeping the tournament free to air, BBC director general Tony Hall said he was “delighted” with the deal as Wimbledon “unites the nation”. He concluded: “In what are difficult financial times, the deal represents the […]

Burberry raises marketing investment with Apple Music channel

Burberry raises marketing investment with Apple Music channel

Burberry has invested in taking its five year-old music platform onto Apple Music, the paid-for service which has attracted 11 million sign-ups with a three-month free trial offer. Apple Music joins YouTube, Burberry’s own website and Spotify as arenas where the brand showcases its support for British artists, who have included James Bay and George […]

2016 to be the year global mobile advertising overtakes newspapers

2016 to be the year global mobile advertising overtakes newspapers

Mobile internet advertising is set to become the third-largest advertising medium behind television and desktop internet, overtaking newspapers in 2016. A Zenith Optimedia study claims mobile advertising will overshadow newspapers as early as next year, becoming the “driving force behind the growth of the entire advertising market”. Mobile will account for 12.4 per cent of […]