Nissan Unveils Nismo Smart Watch Concept

Nissan Unveils Nismo Smart Watch Concept

Nissan will become the first car manufacturer to create a smartwatch designed specifically for drivers of Nissan Nismo cars. The Nissan Nismo Concept Watch will be the first smartwatch to connect a driver to the car and will provide drivers with real-time biometric data. The watch, unveiled on September 9 ahead of its display at […]

Twitter acquires mobile ad specialist MoPub for $350m

Twitter acquires mobile ad specialist MoPub for $350m

Twitter has acquired the mobile-focused ad exchange, MoPub, for a reported $350m (£223m). MoPub’s technology lets mobile application publishers manage their inventory and optimize multiple sources of advertising — direct ads, house ads, ad network, and real-time bidding through the MoPub Marketplace — in a single product. The deal represents the micro-blogging site’s largest acquisition […]

Sky & Pixar Team Up for ‘Toy Story of Terror’

Sky & Pixar Team Up for ‘Toy Story of Terror’

Sky has teamed up with Disney Pixar to create a brand new TV ad featuring characters from the popular Disney Pixar’s Toy Story movie franchise to promote its superfast fibre broadband service and celebrate the arrival of the all-new 30-minute Toy Story OF TERROR! TV special, which will premiere in the UK & Ireland on […]

Holiday Inn Express launches first UK TV ad

Holiday Inn Express launches first UK TV ad

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is launching the first UK television advertisement for Holiday Inn Express to raise awareness of the added value services that differentiate the brand in the crowded mid-priced hotel market. The JWT London ad launches September 9 and highlights three services – the promise to replace items such as toothbrushes if forgotten, […]

TV Ad Spend Up in the US, National Radio Also Rises

TV Ad Spend Up in the US, National Radio Also Rises

Thanks to higher TV spending, total U.S. advertising expenditures perked up some in the second quarter from the same period a year ago. Second quarter was up 3.5% to finish the period at $35.8 billion, with total spending over the last six month 2% higher, getting to $68.9 billion. The second quarter of a year […]

Volvo President Performs Daring Stunt For New Ad

Volvo President Performs Daring Stunt For New Ad

Picture Volvo’s president Claes Nilsson in a cute yellow construction hat, and strange whirring sounds in the background. The camera pans out and there he is, perched on a Volvo truck that has been suspended 20-meters above the water at a port in Gothenburg. If heights make you uncomfortable, Nilsson promises that “You don’t need […]

The Brand Union and Digit update Vodafone’s look

The Brand Union and Digit update Vodafone’s look

WPP consultancies The Brand Union and Digit have created a new ‘visual brand identity’ for Vodafone. Vodafone’s existing logo is retained, and a bright red flexible rhombus shape has been added. This anchors to Vodafone’s roundel, and can be used in moving or static forms. Vodafone says the new rhombus positions the company ‘as a […]

Catch a VW Golf GTI on the Bannerbahn

A creative use of a banner by Achtung! will see users clicking to try a win a Volkswagen car on September 13. “Bannerbahn,” created for the new Golf GTI, will see a real car racing on the runway of Airport Twente. Online, four popular Dutch websites were painted with the asphalt markings of the runway. […]