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Facebook debuts 'scam ad' reporting tool with Martin Lewis and Citizens Advice

Facebook has launched a scam ad reporting tool that lets people ads they believe to be misleading or scams on Facebook.


16/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook regulation social media and social networking

Disney Vs. Netflix: Most Brits unaware of incoming streaming service

With The Lion King set to launch in cinemas and a new Netflix streaming rival coing soon, new research looks at how Brits view the Disney brand.


16/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Disney ecommerce Entertainment Netflix

'Blazing rows and bedroom chatter': Google smart speaker recordings leaked

Google is investigating the source who leaked information about how it reviews and transcribes recordings from Google Home smart speakers and Google Assistant virtual assistant.


15/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising digital marketing Google Internet of Things Privacy regulation Search

US to fine Facebook $5bn for Cambridge Analytica user data scandal- report

The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about $5bn for Facebook over privacy violations, according to a report.


15/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Privacy regulation USA

France angers Trump with 3% tax on large digital firms

The French government has proposed a new tax in the country, that would charge large internet companies including Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook a 3% levy on their revenues, drawing ire from the US as a result.


12/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing France government regulation USA

Cheetah Digital buys Wayin to boost personalised marketing

Cross channel marketing firm Cheetah Digital has acquired Wayin, a company that provides zero-party data collection and activation.


12/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing email

What do Gen Z shoppers want? Quality and style still beats environmentally-friendly and ethical products

Gen Z students consistently rank pragmatic issues like style and product quality over ethical concerns like environmental impact, according to new research.


12/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising demographics Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce

Battle of the translators: Google Assistant beats Siri

Google Assistant is the world’s top performing real time voice translator, ahead of Siri and Skype, according to new research.


12/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Apple apps Digital Intelligence digital marketing Global Google Internet of Things mobile marketing

GDPR bites: Marriot fined $99m for data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a second fine this week to hotel chain Marriott for more than £99 million under the GDPR.


11/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Privacy regulation Travel

Third of SME workers say leadership team too slow to keep up with workforce technology needs

Nearly a third (31%) of SME decision makers say their leadership team is not moving fast enough to keep up with employees’ changing technology requirements.


11/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing

Recent stories

Online retail sales to overtake High Steet 'within a decade'

Online sales will overtake the high street in the next decade, expected to account for 53% of retail sales by 20208, according to new research.


10/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising digital Intelligence digital trends ecommerce retail UK

Dr Amazon: Alexa to answer health questions via NHS partnership

Amazon has stuck a deal with the NHS in the UK to give users health advice and diagnose their problems via the Alexa voice app.


10/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Amazon Digital Intelligence Internet of Things Pharmaceutical and healthcare technology UK

African telecoms trends: Mauritius still leads but Algeria and South Africa growing

Mauritius leads the telecoms market in Africa, with Algeria and South Africa now in the top three after overtaking Ghana and Tunisia, according to new data.


10/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Africa Digital Intelligence digital marketing Middle East and Africa mobile marketing South Africa

Global mobile ad trends: 9 in 10 UK users find targeted marketing messages annoying

Over half (52%) of consumers globally agree that intrusive or irrelevant mobile marketing messages give them a poor opinion of the app or website that hosts them, according to new research.


10/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends mobile marketing

Breaking into the Chinese market: European brands have high hopes but low confidence

China will be the next frontier of growth for European brands, according to new research published today by The Trade Desk - with brands committing big spend to the market. 


09/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising China Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends France Germany UK

Biggest GDPR fine yet: British Airways to pay £183m for data breach

British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems, which lead to the theft of customer data from the airlines website.



09/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: British Airways Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe Privacy regulation Travel

Google takes Chrome ad filter worldwide: brands need to conform or be blocked

Google is rolling out its Chrome ad filter to global markets on July 9th, a tool built in to the browser that automatically blocks ads that are not compliant with the Better Ads Standards initiative.


09/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising browser Digital Intelligence digital marketing Google Google Chrome regulation

Social media fail: Heck makes a pig’s ear of ‘Boris Banger’

Sausage maker Heck faced a grilling on social media today, after they hosted UK Prime Minister candidate Boris Johnson and created a special ‘Boris Banger’ in his honour.


09/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing food and beverages social media and social networking

Budweiser promotes all LGBT+ group flags for Pride Month

Budweiser has launch of its Fly the Flag campaign, which will support Pride’s mission in championing and supporting every group within the LGBT+ community.


08/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Budweiser Digital Intelligence digital marketing FMCG food and beverages

Peek into the Matrix? Facebook outage reveals AI tags of user photos

Facebook uses were given a rare behind-the scenes glimpse of how their photos are automatically tagged by the social network, when an outage showed text instead of their profile images.


08/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing Privacy social media and social networking

Glastonbury and Pride spike marketer interest in sustainability and inclusivity

As the sun sets on the most sustainable Glastonbury Festival ever and Pride vibes skyrocketing across the world, research from email service provider Mailjet reveals a peak in UK and US marketers interest in executing values-based campaigns, from environmental impact to inclusivity.


08/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: CRM Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends

Click and Collect Cars? 27% of Brits would buy car online without test drive

Over a quarter of Brits would be happy to buy a car online, having never seen the vehicle in person, according to new research.


08/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: automotive Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce mobile marketing

Vlogger interview: Fashion brands’ approach to social media influencers is changing

Fashion brands are changing the way they engage with social media influencers and now regard their feeds as a billboard space that they are buying rather than an online community with which they want to engage.


05/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Clothing Digital Intelligence digital marketing Influencer Marketing social media and social networking

18-30 year olds ‘turning backs on social media giants’

The relentless pursuit of ‘likes’ is over, as under 30 year olds seek deeper relationships away from the social media monoliths, reveals the findings of ‘The New Rules of Social’, a new white paper by leading youth creative agency ZAK.


05/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising demographics digital Intelligence digital marketing social media and social networking

Celebrities reveal their YouTube watch history in new Google series

YouTube is launching a new campaign aimed at the advertising industry, giving people a  glimpse into celebrity’s favourite  videos and subscriptions.


04/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing Influencer Marketing video YouTube

Cannes Lions winner: Vovlo brings car safety for all with EVA Intitiative

To improve gender equality in all cars, Forsman & Bodenfors launched a global campaign called The EVA Initiative together with Volvo Cars, in which 40 years of research was shared with the world, winning the Cannes Lion Grand Prix for Creative Strategy in 2019.


04/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising automotive Cannes Lions video Volvo

The rise of audio ads: 85% of UK advertisers to boost investment

Investment across digital audio is set to grow significantly in the next 12 months and beyond, according to new research.


04/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends music

Doconomy’s pollution cutting credit card wins Cannes Grand Prix

The Do Black card is a radical solution to expanding carbon footprints- a credit card that won’t let you buy anything else after you’ve hit your annual carbon limit.


04/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Cannes Lions ecommerce financial services Mastercard retail

Twitter fail: Adidas personalised kits tool hijacked by offensive messages

Twitter has launched an investigation after Arsenal’s Adidas kit launch was hijacked by racist social media users.


03/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Adidas digital Intelligence digital marketing social media and social networking sport Twitter

Four trends shaping consumer behaviours online: Social good, retro tastes, local inspiration and new styles

Six out of ten online consumers (61%) believe brands play a significant role in social good, with 65% interested in engaging with companies that reflect a new way of doing things, according to new research.


03/07/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing social media and social networking

Top stories from the previous few weeks

Contentsquare buys Clicktale to boost digital experience analytics for clients - 03/07/2019

Kantar announces global partnership with Special Olympics - 02/07/2019

Brexit 'the biggest concern for UK tech workforce' - 02/07/2019

River Island boosts social shopping to align social shopping experiences - 01/07/2019

Most consumers fail to recall brands from ads deemed "viewable" by the industry - 01/07/2019

iPhone designer Jony Ive to leave Apple after 30 years - 28/06/2019

TV ad report: most viewers have second screen nearby - 28/06/2019

Digital natives ‘value brick and mortar stores more than their parents or grandparents’ - 28/06/2019

ITV joins up audience data on mobile and smart TVs with Meetrics - 28/06/2019

Diversity in Advertising report: UK lags behind US for representation - 27/06/2019

Ecommerce and Gen Z: Amazon lacks loyalty among younger customers - 27/06/2019

Formula 1 hires Inskin Media for global advertising drive - 27/06/2019

The rise of TikTok: Bytedance breaks billion monthly users across apps - 27/06/2019

Disney works with 8 brands to promote Toy Story 4 movie release - 26/06/2019

Prime Day: How retailers can capitalise on Amazon's two-day sale - 26/06/2019

Cannes Lions 2019 round-up: Social activism takes centre stage - 25/06/2019

Cannes Lions Winner: Wendy’s wins social top prize for ‘Keeping Fortnite Fresh’ campaign - 25/06/2019

Cannes Lions Winner: Black & Abroad 'Go back to Africa' scoops top data prize - 25/06/2019

Cannes Lions Winner: Carrefour 'Black Supermarket' wins Creative Effectiveness - 25/06/2019

"What went wrong with online ads?" KFC, Unilever and Deloitte reflect on Cannes Lions - 25/06/2019

The future of ad platforms: P&G Taco Bell and LEGO lead discussion at Cannes - 24/06/2019

Cannes Lions: Unilever boss warns 'woke-washing' hampering brand purpose - 23/06/2019

KFC 'Pocket franchise' app wins two Gold Lions in Mobile - 21/06/2019

Cannes Lions winner: Gillette breaks down ‘Shaving Stereotypes’ in India - 21/06/2019

The big Cannes debate: Pepsi, Microsoft, EcoAge and Ogilvy talk brand purpose - 21/06/2019

Cannes winner: Burger King’s ‘Whopper Detour’ takes top direct marketing prize - 21/06/2019

The shopper of the future: brands failing to match customer’s needs - 21/06/2019

Cannes Lions: ASICS, Adobe, AB InBev discuss social responsibility of brands - 21/06/2019

Cannes Lions winner: Virtual clothing app wins Digital Craft prize - 20/06/2019

Cannes Lions: Twitter stats show most popular campaigns - 20/06/2019

Cannes Lions winner: Ikea wins Health innovation award for “ThisAbles” - 20/06/2019

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency ecosystem in 2020 - 20/06/2019

Global marketing body WFA launches ‘Voice Coalition’ - 19/06/2019

Cannes Lions 2019: Brand trust becoming essential says Edelman - 19/06/2019

The science of the influencer: A primer for TV and social ads? - 19/06/2019

Cannes Lions: Hollywood star Robin Wright calls for industry to learn from each other - 19/06/2019

Top 50 most ‘patriotic’ American Brands: Jeep, Disney, Ford and Coke lead the way - 18/06/2019

Advertisers vs. marketers: Mixed priorities ‘costing customer loyalty’ - 18/06/2019

Pinterest boosts shopping partners amid international expansion - 18/06/2019

Ecommerce trends: Are user generated images the key to reducing return rates? - 17/06/2019

Car buying trends: Location data key to converting browsers into buyers - 17/06/2019

53% of marketers claim ‘you can never have too much data’ (but many don't know what to do with it) - 17/06/2019

Gender stereotypes banned in UK ads - 17/06/2019

Onefootball hires SpotX for global video ad partnership - 14/06/2019

Customer loyalty trends: Digital channels key to shoppers clicking with brands - 14/06/2019

Video viral of the week: Momondo unites 61 strangers to form connecting tattoo - 14/06/2019

Is Fortnite becoming the next big social network? - 14/06/2019

Customer experience trends: Loyalty top priority for brands - 13/06/2019

Cannes Lions 2019: Top 10 YouTube video ads since last year’s festival - 13/06/2019

Sustainable fashion: New opportunities for online retailers - 13/06/2019

Disruption causing 82% of C-Suite execs to plan to reskill in next 3 years - 13/06/2019

Customer experience trends: Loyalty top priority for brands - 12/06/2019

9 in 10 Companies see ‘Self-Service’ as the future for customers - 12/06/2019

Nike sells digital trainers exclusively via Fortnite - 12/06/2019

Retailers ‘missing out on £1.7bn’ by neglecting publishing opportunities - 12/06/2019

Global shopping trends: Japan biggest spenders while Americans shop most frequently - 12/06/2019

Most British retailers ‘still have no Brexit plan’ - 11/06/2019

Crowdfunding trends: Blockchain and video games most popular projects - 11/06/2019

UK vs Germany: Which provides the best online delivery experience? - 11/06/2019

London ‘top tech hub for overseas expansion’ - 11/06/2019

The Love Island effect: Influencer ROI ‘is more theatre than reality’ - 10/06/2019

Yahoo streams new Football Show 24/7 for World Cup - 10/06/2019

Budweiser supports England Lionesses in World Cup ad campaign - 10/06/2019

European digital advertising sees fastest growth since 2011- IAB - 10/06/2019

Yext offers ‘Brand Verified Answers’ in search listings - 07/06/2019

Amazon plans 10 pop-up shops on UK high street - 07/06/2019

Whitepaper: The rise of data enabled TV advertising - 07/06/2019

UK hit by ‘biggest decline on retail sales on record’ - 07/06/2019

Amazon plans to deliver by drone within months - 06/06/2019

Amazon plans to deliver by drone within months - 06/06/2019

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