UK online adspend ‘now accounts for 3 in every 5 pounds spent’

UK adspend rose 5.6% year-on-year to reach £5.97bn in Q3 2019, 0.8 percentage points ahead of forecast, according to new research Warc and the Ad Association.

CES 2020 roundup: AI skincare assistants, virtual humans and loo roll fetching bots

The CES consumer tech show in Las Vegas features thousands of companies from Google and Samsung to unknown startups, all showcasing their ‘next big thing’ in tech. We take a look at the most notable gadgets to come out of this year’s expo, from the innovative to the odd.

8 trends for CES 2020: Cat waiters, Uber Air and Apple’s first appearance

CES in Las Vegas has just begun, showcasing cutting-edge gadgets, apps and products that could shape technology in the 20s, with ecommerce, short videos and facial recognition dominating the pre-event hype.

Cannes Lions case studies: 7 winners to inspire creative marketing success

From Burger King trolling McDonalds with its ‘detour’ app to Nike taking political risks with ‘Dream Crazy’, the Cannes Lions awards celebrates the best and most daring creative work from the marketing industry. This year’s winners leveraged some of the most powerful components of best-in-class advertising. We’ve compiled our favourite campaigns to examine what worked… and what we learn from them.

Valentine’s Day marketing review: Evolution of emotion in video campaigns

We all know Valentine’s Day is full of emotion – this is reflected in all Valentine’s Day video campaigns that land year on year. This year, video creation platform Wochit, predicted the trends that we saw hit our hearts, minds and wallets. Here are some trends we watched and noticed just how brands are using emotions to draw in consumers and influence behaviours.

The 10 worst marketing fails of 2018: Spotify’s ‘Drake spam’, lady-friendly crisps and fake robots

As 2018 draws to a close, we look at some of the biggest marketing blunders of the year. From backfiring tweets to political privacy blunders, there were plenty of mistakes from companies that should know better. Read on, learn from the mistakes and hope your team doesn’t make the list in 2019…