NetFlorist and HelloFCB+ gets South African men to send flowers to their mates

NetFlorist and HelloFCB+ gets South African men to send flowers to their mates

What do South African men think about every six seconds? That’s right. Football. English Premier League Football, to be precise. Some would say they love it more than their, well, loved ones.  NetFlorist, South Africa’s biggest online florist, decided to take advantage of this by creating a selection of commiseration flower arrangements called ‘Bouquets for […]

Macmillan Cancer Support looks to AI to drive sign ups to ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

Macmillan Cancer Support looks to AI to drive sign ups to ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

Macmillan Cancer Support is using artificial intelligence (AI) to drive sign ups to its ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event on 27th September. The UK’s leading cancer support charity is working with technology platform Automated Creative for the second year in a row, with the aim of encouraging people to sign up to host their own […]

Three-fifths of Brits ignore their phones’ voice assistants – but in-car offers a growth opportunity for voice

Three-fifths of Brits ignore their phones’ voice assistants – but in-car offers a growth opportunity for voice

New research reveals that more than three-fifths of Brits (62%) don’t use their smartphone’s pre-loaded voice assistant capabilities. But for those that do, it suggests the greatest opportunity lies in their cars. AI and data-driven agency Artefact UK surveyed 2,000 British adults to understand how people are interacting with voice assistants both in and out […]

Healthcare adspend growth held back by rising costs and downward pressure on prices

Healthcare adspend growth held back by rising costs and downward pressure on prices

Global advertising expenditure by healthcare brands will grow 3.6% this year to reach US$36bn, according to Zenith’s Healthcare Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, published on August 5. Zenith forecasts another year of 3.6% growth in 2020. This first exclusive survey of healthcare advertising in 13 key markets across the world builds on Zenith’s authoritative Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, […]

Elmwood helps bring to life ground-breaking app which seeks to make pet care more accessible and affordable

Elmwood helps bring to life ground-breaking app which seeks to make pet care more accessible and affordable

One of the world’s most effective brand design consultancy Elmwood, has helped to create Joii, a ground-breaking mobile app which leverages AI and is designed to make looking after a pet more accessible, more affordable and more convenient. The objective was to improve pet care outcomes by meeting the wants and needs of pets, pet owners and […]

Spotify and JWT Brazil Create the First Synesthetic Algorithm that Transforms Music into Flavour

Spotify and JWT Brazil Create the First Synesthetic Algorithm that Transforms Music into Flavour

The Flavor of Songs is the culmination of a six-month long study, where Tramontina – one of Brazil’s leading brands of cooking utensils—Spotify and J. Walter Thompson Brazil brought together neuroscientist Dr. Marcelo Costa, Head of the Neuroscience Department at the University of São Paulo, conductor João Rocha from the University of Kentucky, and Renato […]

New Alzheimer’s Society supported Alexa Skill to help people living with dementia stay independent

New Alzheimer’s Society supported Alexa Skill to help people living with dementia stay independent

Alzheimer’s Society, McCann Worldgroup in Europe, and MRM//McCann Frankfurt are launching My Carer, an Alexa Skill, created to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living with dementia in the UK. Globally dementia is expected to affect 50 million people by 2020. The cost of caring for dementia currently is $818 billion/£627billion. McCann developed the skill together […]

Sephora and Wildbytes Unveil the Future of Shopping with an Intelligent Mirror

Sephora and Wildbytes Unveil the Future of Shopping with an Intelligent Mirror

Sephora and experiential innovation agency Wildbytes unveil the future of retail by taking personalisation to the next level. In a world first for the international beauty chain, it has installed an intelligent digital mirror in its flagship store in Madrid, on the exclusive Calle Serrano. Powered by artificial intelligence, it delivers hyper-personalised experiences and product […]

Coding identified as top ‘superskill’ for future creatives, as areas like VR and 3D lag, says OLIVER

Coding identified as top ‘superskill’ for future creatives, as areas like VR and 3D lag, says OLIVER

Tomorrow’s creatives will need to have their feet firmly on the ground, with a working knowledge of coding, augmented reality, public speaking, trend identification and user experience cited as key skills, according to new research from in-house agency OLIVER. The agency canvassed 200 creatives working across FMCG, beauty, finance, media, healthcare and automotive, to identify […]

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