Apple, Google and Android are Most Relevant Brands to UK Consumers According to the New Prophet Brand Relevance Index

Apple, Google and Android are Most Relevant Brands to UK Consumers According to the New Prophet Brand Relevance Index

Global consultancy Prophet  today announced the results of the third annual Brand Relevance Index ®, a ranking of the most relevant brands in consumers’ lives today. Apple and Google maintained their standings as the top two most relevant brands in the UK for the second year. New entrants in the top ten: Android, Dyson and […]

Consumers’ love for US brands untainted by growing concerns about ‘Brand America’

Consumers’ love for US brands untainted by growing concerns about ‘Brand America’

J. Walter. Thompson deconstructs American brands and their position on the world stage to explore the opportunities and the challenges posed by the climate under the current administration in ‘Brand America’ a new report published by JWT Intelligence on September 27. While perceptions of Brand America have taken a turn for the worse recently, American […]

Consumer response to the iPhone launch remains underwhelming according to Future Thinking

Consumer response to the iPhone launch remains underwhelming according to Future Thinking

New research from Future Thinking has found that the consumer response to the iPhone launch remains underwhelming amid a growing backlash against smartphone evolution. 20% of British consumers said: “I don’t want a smartphone – I just want a phone that makes calls.” Only 5% said they planned to upgrade to an iPhone soon after […]

Apple pushes new native ad format for Apple News sponsored posts

Apple pushes new native ad format for Apple News sponsored posts

Apple is introducing native ads to Apple News. Bought through iAd, as with all News ads, the new native format will appear alongside regular articles in the content feeds. They’re identical to any other story – displaying an image, title and short excerpt, all in the app’s default font – except for a small ‘sponsored by’ tag. Interestingly, including the advertiser name’s in […]

Microsoft Delivers Song of Peace to An Old Rival This Christmas

Microsoft Delivers Song of Peace to An Old Rival This Christmas

Traditional holiday marketing campaigns have concentrated for years on competitive messages designed to sway buyers toward their products and services. But in 2015, Microsoft has taken a different approach. On November 16, 2015 a group of 37 Microsoft Employees from around the country gathered in New York City at the company’s new flagship store with […]

Apple Removes Ad Blockers from Store Over Security Concerns

Apple Removes Ad Blockers from Store Over Security Concerns

Apple has removed a number of ad blocking apps from its App Store, expressing concerns that the security of users’ personal data could be at risk in certain circumstances due to so-called “man in the middle” breaches. While Apple now permits ad blockers on its Safari web browser, the banned apps also block in-app advertising […]

Apple ropes Selena Gomez into new iPhone 6S ad

Apple ropes Selena Gomez into new iPhone 6S ad

Apple aired the first ad for the new iPhone 6S during its keynote this week, featuring singer Selena Gomez and US comedian Bill Hader. The ad, called ‘The only thing that’s changed…’ emphasises the new touch interface on the iPhone 6S, called ‘3D Touch’. It can distinguish between different types of pressure on the screen, […]