Comment: The relationship between Amazon and Black Friday

Comment: The relationship between Amazon and Black Friday

What will Black Friday shoppers be looking for from brands on Amazon? “Deep discounts on big ticket items will be top of shopping lists this Black Friday – which means retailers will have to source the right deals to meet consumer demand. Amazon is no different. “But despite slashed prices, the overall value of consumer […]

Amazon launches campaign with PinkNews to boost inclusive education in schools

Amazon launches campaign with PinkNews to boost inclusive education in schools

Amazon has launched a campaign in partnership with global publisher PinkNews to boost inclusion in schools by celebrating the importance of teaching LGBT+ diversity through literacy. The campaign launches on Thursday, July 4 with the roll out of Amazon’s LGBT+ Reading Roadshow, the UK’s first ever UK-wide LGBT+ reading programme.  Designed for secondary schools, the […]

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 […]

Sanofi’s Opticrom teams with Mindshare to launch UK’s first voice-activated pollen alert

Sanofi’s Opticrom teams with Mindshare to launch UK’s first voice-activated pollen alert

Mindshare, part of WPP, and Sanofi, the global healthcare leader, have launched the UK’s first brand-led pollen alert on Amazon’s Alexa platform. In addition to being market-leading within the consumer health space, it is also the first voice-activated skill to use hyper-local data to notify users about high pollen counts in their postcode. It is […]

The Wedding of the Year: Siri and Alexa say Yes to each other in Vienna

The Wedding of the Year: Siri and Alexa say Yes to each other in Vienna

Vienna celebrates “Love for everyone”. A very special wedding took place at Belvedere Castle: two world-famous AI women – Siri and Alexa – exchanged vows. The Viennese LGBTQ+ community celebrated the marriage of the language assistants in front of a crowded congregation which included Viennese LGBTQ+ celebrities Pandora Nox and Laksmi Wuggenig. Serviceplan Campaign and […]

smp boosts dedicated Amazon team with new specialist appointments

smp boosts dedicated Amazon team with new specialist appointments

smp, the London-headquartered commerce marketing agency, announced two new specialist appointments to its Amazon team, to support the agency’s ongoing international growth. Bella Bui has been appointed Media Buyer, with Febby Mpundu appointed Content Specialist. Following a series of new business successes in the tech sector, the new appointments will bolster smp’s dedicated Amazon team […]

New Top 50 brand list for u30s by ZAK, reveals 7 out of top 10 brands are tech propositions

New Top 50 brand list for u30s by ZAK, reveals 7 out of top 10 brands are tech propositions

What are the favourite brands of under 30s audiences? Not what you’d expect… Much is said about how this audience are obsessed with social media. They carefully curate their personal brands, meticulously retouching their selfies and wearing the right gear at all times. It’d be easy to consider this audience as preening, as being totally […]

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