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, […]

How Retailers Are Prioritizing Their Digital Efforts in 2016

How Retailers Are Prioritizing Their Digital Efforts in 2016

Retailers are concentrating on a variety of initiatives in 2016. Mobile—like responsive design and app development—as well as basic marketing activities—including search optimization and customer acquisition—are top on their list. A survey from Shop.org, Forrester Research and Bizrate Insights asked retailers in North America what their top three priorities for their digital business in 2016 […]

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 […]

Alton Towers reveals world’s first virual reality rollercoaster

Alton Towers reveals world’s first virual reality rollercoaster

Alton Towers is to open the world’s first ever virtual reality rollercoaster, giving would be astronauts the chance to experience outer space up close. ‘Galactica’ will open in April and claims to be “the world’s first rollercoaster entirely customised for the full VR experience”. Users will be required to wear a headset in order to […]

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 […]

Blippar offers augmented reality tribute to David Bowie

Blippar offers augmented reality tribute to David Bowie

Blippar, the image recognition and augmented reality app, has created a fitting tribute to David Bowie. It is encouraging Bowie fans to download the Blippar app to create a selfie of themselves as Ziggy Stardust. Users simply ‘blipp’ the iconic image of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust or the mural of Bowie in Brixton to add […]

What Were Google’s Top Ten UK Ads of 2015?

What Were Google’s Top Ten UK Ads of 2015?

Google has revealed the most popular ads of 2015 according to YouTube. The success of John Lewis and Sainsbury’s Christmas ads saw them shoot to the top of the YouTube Year-End Ads Leaderboard. The UK leaderboard charts the most popular advertising videos of 2015, with the top 10 also including Christmas ads from M&S and […]

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