Technology

Goodby Silverstein launches augmented reality Instagram

Goodby Silverstein & Partners is one of the pillars of advertising excellence in the US; seemingly unmoved by the the latest fads. But it moves with the times too. Now its GS&P Labs is unleashing a new “prototype” called Gramar ...

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Volvo plays Thor for lightning-activated poster

Digital posters can do most things these days but here’s an interesting wheeze from Volvo; harnessing lightning Thor-style in stormy Bangkok to illuminate a poster for the new S90 plug-in (and directing the lightning harmlessly to the ground it seems). ...

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Have YouTube’s algorithms gone bananas?

I know that YouTube is under pressure for publishing inappropriate this and that – with advertisers withdrawing in droves although that probably won’t last – but have its (possibly rehashed) algorithms gone mad? When I go to YouTube I usually ...

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YouTube walks from one safety issue into another

What to do about dodgy stuff on YouTube? Not so long ago the “brand safety” issue was dodgy videos next to ads, now it’s dodgy (and worse) comments on videos featuring children. Not usually adjacent to a brand. Clearly policing ...

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Tom Denford and David Indo at ID Comms: is media ruining advertising?

On this week’s #MediaSnack episode Tom and David discuss the hypothesis that media mess is distracting marketers, leading to lower quality advertising and encouraging consumers to reject brand messages. The latest report from GroupM called ‘The State of Video’ suggests ...

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Tom Denford and David Indo from ID Comms: has Facebook peaked?

On this week’s #MediaSnack Tom and David look at the challenges facing Facebook and ask if the company can maintain its incredible rate of growth. This is going to be hard for a business for that relies on advertising for ...

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