Crimtan and Fast Train Media partner to revolutionise travel advertising

Programmatic advertising expert Crimtan has collaborated with Fast Train Media, renowned for its innovative global travel guides, to bolster its advertising offering.

Fast Train Media specialises in crafting engaging and value-driven guides to some of the world's most expensive cities. The strategic partnership leverages Crimtan's expertise in programmatic advertising alongside Fast Train Media’s rich first-party data, providing advertisers with cutting-edge digital advertising...

Playable ads drive 20x more installs than banners

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Liftoff, a growth acceleration platform for the mobile industry, has unveiled its sixth annual Mobile Ad Creative Index. The report analyses trends across four key app verticals: gaming, e-commerce, finance, and entertainment.

With increased competition, the report highlights the need for advertisers to optimize spending across platforms and ad formats. For e-commerce, the cost per install (CPI) on Android is lower across all ad types, with native ads offering the strongest value...

Pepsi MAX unveils giant CGI can on the Thames to celebrate new visual identity

Pepsi MAX has unleashed its first major redesign in fourteen years by dropping a striking  piece of CGI footage with a jaw-dropping scene in North Greenwich, London.

The striking video was released to celebrate the cola brand’s evolution into its dynamic new era, featuring a re-designed and refreshed electric blue and black logo.

The video of the larger-than-life installation dropping in different countries across the world,  featured a digitally-altered piece...

Number of CMOs responsible for sales enablement has doubled over the past year 

Seismic, a specialist in enablement, has found that the number of CMOs responsible for sales enablement in EMEA has doubled over the past year, jumping from 10% in 2022 to 19% in 2023.  

The research, conducted in collaboration with the martech and sales enablement educator LXA, identifies a trend concerning a shift in sales enablement accountability as more organisations assign ownership to the marketing function. This presents a promising sign for overcoming operational siloes...

Vevo teams up with PubMatic to expand programmatic buying across its CTV network

PubMatic, an independent technology company delivering digital advertising’s supply chain of the future, has partnered with Vevo, a music video network.

The collaboration will allow for an accelerated phase of programmatic CTV growth for Vevo, allowing advertisers to drive scaled reach across its premium library.

Vevo’s global network spans more than 800,000 videos, boasting a total monthly average of 25 billion views. Partnering with PubMatic will offer...

Influencers who fail to disclose ads are ‘tarnishing industry and brands’

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Influencers and digital creators who fail to disclose adverts and commercial content within their posts are damaging an industry which has managed to shake off the “wild-west” tags of the past.

That’s the view of influencer marketing agency, Disrupt, following a European Union study released this week, which shows that four out of five influencers on social media fail to disclose commercial content, as required under EU and UK law.

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Digital Marketing Institute launches AI in Digital Marketing course to plug AI skills gap 

The Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), a provider of Digital Marketing Certification, has launched its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Digital Marketing course, following overwhelming demand from marketers. 

The decision to launch the course comes following DMI’s latest Membership Survey in 2023, which found AI to be the top skill members are looking to develop over the next 12 months.  

The course will bridge the AI knowledge gap for marketers of all...

83% of publishers eye retail media investment

83% of publishers are curious to tap retail media ad spend by embedding products on their web pages, opening up more inventory opportunities for offsite campaigns.

This is according to a global study of more than 1000 brands, agencies, retailers and publishers conducted by commerce media company Criteo.

With so many platforms and providers working across the retail media ecosystem, ‘The Great Defrag: how commerce media will unite advertising in 2024’ brought...

Advertising will not crumble as new tools are in the mix

As Google’s deprecation of third-party cookies becomes a reality in 2024, UK businesses are taking action. 

A new survey conducted by Capterra, a software and services marketplace, has found that despite 61% of marketers expressing concerns about how the cookie discontinuation may impact their company, nearly half (49%) of all the respondents said their company felt “well prepared” and 44% are “moderately” so. 

In fact, for many, the change is perceived as...

Adform becomes the first global Demand Side Platform to join UN’s Science Based Targets initiative

Media buying platform Adform has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as the first global Demand Side Platform (DSP) to do so.

Following a milestone year of sustainability partnerships, Adform enters the next level by aligning itself with SBTi’s near-term (2030) emission reduction targets.

Adform continues to champion sustainable advertising as a key component of its offering. In 2023, Adform became a member of Ad Net Zero and made history as the first...