GroupM inks deal with Line to give clients ‘competitive advantages’ on the Japanese messaging app

GroupM inks deal with Line to give clients ‘competitive advantages’ on the Japanese messaging app

GroupM APAC has signed a deal with Japanese messaging app Line to give its clients better access to new commercial products and training. Brand accounts are closely monitored on Line to ensure no fake accounts exist, according to the messaging app. The partnership will mean GroupM clients can use official accounts to speak to customers, […]

Convenience is everything: Click & Collect and delivery are the future of shopping

Convenience is everything: Click & Collect and delivery are the future of shopping

According to research unveiled January 14, convenience is the key factor for the future of retail and Click & Collect is leading the charge: around one in five (18%) believe that the service ‘changed the way they shopped’ last year, beating mobile phones, tablets and smartwatches, while more than a quarter (26%) say it’s making […]

Facebook Trials Audience Network Ads on the Mobile Web

Facebook Trials Audience Network Ads on the Mobile Web

Facebook is reportedly testing an extension of Facebook to the mobile web. According to AdExchanger, the social network giant is one month into a test involving around 10 publishers, including social publisher, Diply. Up until now, Audience Network ads have only been available in-app. If Audience Network is fully deployed to the mobile web, it […]

New York City to Replace Payphones with Wi-fi Hotspots

New York City to Replace Payphones with Wi-fi Hotspots

The City of New York, in partnership with technology consortium CityBridge, has announced ambitious plans to replace 7,500 existing payphones with wi-fi hotspots around the city, providing locals and tourists with free, superfast connectivity. The LinkNYC project emerged from a call for proposals made by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration in 2014, looking for ways […]

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 […]

Now You Can Hail an Uber Ride From Facebook Messenger

Now You Can Hail an Uber Ride From Facebook Messenger

The mobile messaging war continues to heat up, and Facebook Messenger is betting that its size will make it everyone’s all-in-one app. The California-based company announced a partnership with Uber that lets users hail a black car from Facebook Messenger. The feature is rolling out in the US with plans to expand internationally. People can […]

Habitat Refreshes eCommerce Platform with Mobile-first Design

Habitat Refreshes eCommerce Platform with Mobile-first Design

Homewares and furniture retailer Habitat has unveiled its new eCommerce platform, designed by digital commerce consultancy Salmon, which aims to capture a mobile audience and take advantage of the increase in traffic it has seen over the last year. In the past 12 months, the brand has reported a 35 per cent increase in traffic […]

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