The year in review: 16 biggest digital trends of 2016

2016 was another big year for digital marketing, with the dawn of the chatbots, ad blocking wars and the Pokemon Go craze. This was the year that video content went live, chat apps grew up and YouTube ads earned better ROI than TV. In this special report, we’ve...

Google debuts AI-powered chat app “Allo”

Google is taking on the likes of WhatsApp and Apple’s FaceTime with a new messaging app called Allo, featuring a robotic assistant that will suggest automated responses to texts. Allo uses image recoinition and other AI techniques to help users send auto...

Global ad spend: North America and Russia drive 4.4% growth for 2016

There is a positive outlook for the global advertising market in 2016, set to continue in 2017 powered by the ongoing growth of Digital, according to new research. The study, from Carat, is based on data received from 59 markets across the Americas, Asia Pacific and...

EU plans stricter privacy rules for chat apps

The EU is clamping down on chat apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook messenger, publishing draft law to ensure that online messaging services have privacy rules like those for texts and calls. The move means apps such as Skype and other online messaging services will be...