Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

Alibaba’s Alipay pilots facial recognition payment technology at KFC in China

China has become the first nation to embrace facial recognition technology to authorise digital payments following an innovative play by Alibaba to ease queues in local KFC restaurants. The so-called ‘smile to pay’ service has been introduced in the city of Huangzhou as part of a trial with the chicken chain to boost the customer […]

Heinz Brazil’s Clever Instagram Campaign By Africa Lets You Eat Delicious Posts

Heinz Brazil’s Clever Instagram Campaign By Africa Lets You Eat Delicious Posts

If you’re into Instagram food porn, you’ll know how hungry you can get by just looking at people’s mouthwatering posts. So, in Brazil, Heinz capitalised on this by enabling Instagram users to actually eat the delicious food posts they were drooling over. The so-called “Irresistible Posts” campaign, created by ad agency Africa with the support […]

Wunderman launches innovation partnership with Founders Factory

Wunderman launches innovation partnership with Founders Factory

Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and part of WPP, has entered a partnership with Founders Factory – a corporate-backed incubator and accelerator, founded by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox. The partnership provides Wunderman’s global clients with early access to promising startups, a systematic approach for identifying, connecting and partnering with elite entrepreneurial talent […]

JWT Amsterdam’s Bas Korsten on cultivating creativity within and being on the forefront of innovation

JWT Amsterdam’s Bas Korsten on cultivating creativity within and being on the forefront of innovation

J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam were the toast of the Marketing and Communications Industry in 2016, greatly thanks to projects such as ‘The Next Rembrandt’ that helped bag them the Innovative Agency of the Year prize at the Cannes Lions Festival last year. A year on, we got a chance to sit down with the Creative […]

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare’s Gowthaman Ragothaman: ‘Industry is at the cusp of that ‘Aha’ moment, but is not there yet’

Mindshare is placing its FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) integrated performance unit at the heart of its business going forward. According to the agency, FAST is an integrated service that joins together with traditional media planning and buying services, enabling maximum efficiency in driving insights, targeting, allocating investment, activating and optimising across all media. To […]

Getting a Feel for Haptics Technology with Immersion’s Josh Stivers

Getting a Feel for Haptics Technology with Immersion’s Josh Stivers

Haptics technology has existed for years in various forms, but is quickly gaining ground in the consumer electronics industry. A 2016 market report by Technavio estimates that the haptics technology market in consumer electronics will grow at a CAGR of 21.1% from 2014 through 2019. We caught up with Josh Stivers, Director of Product Management […]

FAST talk with Mindshare’s Norm Johnston and why he is so fascinated by AI

FAST talk with Mindshare’s Norm Johnston and why he is so fascinated by AI

Mindshare, the global media agency of WPP, recently announced that it is placing its FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) integrated performance unit at the heart of its business as part of an ongoing transformation programme evolving the agency into an Adaptive Marketing organisation, to help clients do the same. We had a chance to sit […]

‘Industry moving from the Connected Age to the Intelligent Age,’ says SapientRazorfish’s Daniel Bonner

‘Industry moving from the Connected Age to the Intelligent Age,’ says SapientRazorfish’s Daniel Bonner

Every year the cream of the Marketing, Advertising and Communications Industry gather in France for the Cannes Lions Festival, and this year was no different. We caught up with one of the Industry’s brightest mind and SapientRazorfish’s Global Chief Creative Officer, Daniel Bonner, who spoke about moving into his new role and how the Marketing Industry […]

‘Industry is going towards simplification and that is great,’ says DataXu’s Chief Innovation Officer

‘Industry is going towards simplification and that is great,’ says DataXu’s Chief Innovation Officer

Programmatic marketing solutions provider, DataXu, was recently named a leader, including the highest score possible in the product strategy criteria in The Forrester Wave: Omnichannel Demand-Side Platforms, Q2 2017 from Forrester Research. Quite an achievement for a company, which started its operations by providing data analysis to NASA, trying to figure out a way to send […]

MarComm News at Cannes Lions!

MarComm News at Cannes Lions!

During this full week (June 17-24) MarComm News is at the 64th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and will be bringing you all out exclusive content right here on our website and our various social channels. The start though hasn’t been without a few speed bumps! Our web host was unfortunately a victim of […]

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