The UK’s ad market is forecast to recover from Covid-19 faster than the US, China and the rest of Europe this year with the vaccine rollout and greater certainty around Brexit allowing an “overcorrection” despite continuing fragility.
Jack Ma, the Chinese tech billionaire behind ecommerce giant Alibaba, has reportedly not been seen in public for more than two months after criticising the Chinese government.
From the economic effects and catastrophic loss of life brought on by the pandemic to the growing climate emergency, 2020 was year many would want to forget. But beyond the tragedy and uncertainly there were many positive stories of unity against adversity – and the digital marketing sector was no different. We take a month-by-month look back at how advertisers and tech giants alike adapted to a year like no other.
China’s Alibaba has revealed that orders on its ecommerce platforms during the Singles’ Day shopping extravaganza hit a record 498.2 billion yuan ($75.1bn).
Ecommerce brands can rank high in Baidu organic searches even if they link to blocked US sites such as Facebook and YouTube, with 75% of websites ranked in the top ten positions on Baidu are .com sites.
AliExpress has unveiled a real time livestreaming translation feature to let merchants and live streamers to achieve international success in the 2020 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.
Nearly three quarters of Brits (74%) expect the economy to get worse in the next 6 months, compared to just 7% in China, but online grocery is booming worldwide, according to a new global study.
Hong Kong has launched The Hang Seng TECH Index, which tracks the 30 largest tech firms that trade in the city, including Alibaba, Tencent and JD.com.
Google, Facebook and Twitter and Telegram are among tech companies that are pausing processing requests for user data from Hong Kong law-enforcement agencies following China’s imposition of a national-security law on the city.
A Google Japan advert is the most emotionally engaging Coronavirus campaign in the world, according to new research.
TikTok usage has more than doubled its number of users since the COVID-19 outbreak, with one-third of 15-25-year-olds in western markets are using the social media newcomer.
While the current health crisis and economic uncertainty will have short-term impacts on 5G adoption, the future for 5G remains bright, according new research.
Animation studio Aardman has announced the evolution of its licensing programme with new digital partners for Shaun the Sheep.
Mobile ad tech firm Mobvista is upgrading to a group brand and restructuring its core businesses under the Nativex sub-brand.
WeChat, one of China’s most popular social media apps, started to censor messages about the coronavirus a week before officials acknowledged the virus, according to new research.
Social video app TikTok is forecast to surpass 10 million users in the UK by 2021, representing more than 1 in 5 Brits, according to new research.
News UK has integrated its content apps with Huawei to give consumers three exclusive features on the mobile giant’s AppGallery store.
Esports viewing is on the rise, but Western countries still lag far behind China, where over 1 in 4 Internet users watched esports games in the last month.
China has included the internet industry for the first time in a proposed revamp of its anti-monopoly laws, giving regulators the power to rein in the country’s increasingly dominant technology giants.
From deep fakes to mind-reading wristbands, technology took us in some strange directions during 2019. In this special article, we celebrate the 10 weirdest news stories of the year.