7 in 10 CTV users prefer streaming free, ad-supported TV

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69% of connected TV (CTV) users prefer streaming free, ad supported streaming TV (FAST) content instead of a paid subscription without ads, and over half (53%) spend two or more hours per week using FAST applications.  

That’s according to a new study released today by LG Ad Solutions, 'The Big Shift: Wave III', which marks the third instalment of its annual research series to determine consumer perceptions and behaviours related to CTV. 

Ed Wale, VP International,...

FreeWheel partners with Lotame to offer addressable audiences at scale on CTV inventory 

FreeWheel, a global technology platform for the television advertising industry, has partnered with Lotame, a provider of data enrichment solutions for global enterprises, to expand audience data across its product suite in EMEA.

Using the breadth and depth of audience data from the Lotame Data Marketplace, FreeWheel will be able to enhance addressable audiences and reach for video advertising buyers in the region.   

Cookie-free, behavioural, demographic and...

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...

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...

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...

‘Bullish’ marketing industry plans to boost spending power in 2024

UK marketing leaders are gearing up for a ‘bullish’ 2024, with more than 70% planning to boost digital budgets this year, new data shows.  

Following four years of economic flatlining and commercial pressures for many of the UK’s top marketers, 2024 is expected to see a resurgence in industry optimism, with increased investment being directed in key growth areas including AI, websites, SEO, broadcast and podcasts, as well as email and content...

Ad spend on short-form videos to grow by CAGR of $145bn+ by 2028

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The rise of short-form videos, first popularised by TikTok and then copied in the form of YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels, has been a game-changer in the social media landscape.

These no more than 60-second long videos are not only entertaining and highly addictive content but also a fantastic way to reach younger audiences. That is why marketers continue pouring money into this type of advertising.

According to data presented by OnlyAccounts.io, global ad spending...

57% of UK consumers say digital bliss a must for festive fun

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A recent survey by Cisco has highlighted the pivotal role of digital applications and services in enhancing the holiday season experience.

With a global increase in application usage anticipated, the report underscores the need for brands to ensure optimal performance of their digital services or risk dampening the festive spirit.

Many consumers also admit that a bad digital experience could threaten household harmony, while 20% fear that they will become so angry that...

Digital marketing skills show positive growth but sector demands outpace professional development 

Core digital skills marketers rely on have improved but that the growing demands of new and evolving technologies are contributing to a skills gap across the majority of industries. 

This is according to research published by the training body Target Internet, in association with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

This year’s report analyses data from more than 10,000 marketing professionals, gathered between 2018 to 2023 and highlights key short and...