Technology

IPG tries to get it money’s worth from Acxiom with shiny new data op Kinesso

There’s a new kid on the data-driven block, Interpublic’s Kinesso, a “precision targeting and optimisation” outfit driven by IPG’s Acxion, the data business it bought last year for $2.2bn. This will include Cadreon IPG’s addressable media business. Kinesso’s CEO is ...

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Talon Outdoor: dare to digitise in OOH to drive profit

A new study aggregating econometric model evidence over five years for Out of Home (OOH) across 112 brands highlights the profitability of OOH and Digital OOH (DOOH) campaigns as the medium achieves critical mass in terms of reach, audience and ...

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Record-breaking UK commercial radio sets off into an app-driven future

Digital has won the media share game in the sense that it takes over half the ad market in most economies. But some older media are fighting back, especially when they show they can effectively harness digital bells and whistles. ...

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Roy Jeans: why the Cairncross Review into news media is a failure of intent and resolution

Christophe Guilluy’s recently published English-language version of “Twilight of the Elites” focuses on nascent tensions between France’s metropolitan ruling class and the disenfranchised people who live in the countryside outside of France’s “citadels” of power and economic influence. Originally published ...

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Amazon steals march on the world with ‘Vesta’ home robots

Hard on the heels of its Echo voice activated device, Amazon is about to turn life on its head again with handy-sized home robots. Jeff Bezos’ ever-ingenious (and somewhat alarming) empire has a new plan to build a domestic robot ...

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