Category: The Digital World

Snapchat is down with the youth

The forecast for Snapchat users in the UK is 16.2 million, of which 5 million will be 18-24. By comparison, the number of UK Facebook users aged 18 to 24 is predicted to be 4.5 million at the end of the year (down 1.8% over 2017). Following a 2% decline in daily active users earlier this year, Snapchat has embarked

3 ways brands can have an effective influencer strategy

Working with influencers is an effective way for brands to connect directly to users through unique content. Influencers create unique and beautiful content that is tailored to suit their audience. As a brand, this is incredibly appealing to be a part of. Why? Well, for one it’s much cheaper than hiring a photographer to do the legwork and it allows

2017 digital adspend reached £11.5bn

Investment was up by 14.3% and accounts for around half of all adspend in the UK – continuing to make it the key channel advertiser budget is invested. At a first glance at the stats, nothing notable appears to be behind the growth in digital adspend: Display and Search spend has increased year-on-year by 18% and 16%, respectively; Search continues

Moving towards a new viewability standard

At the ISBA Annual Conference earlier this month, it was announced that ISBA was adopting a new viewability standard calling advertisers to buy digital display at 100% in-view. The current standard of 50% in-view has been established for a number of years but the recent ISBA call reiterates the next step advertisers and agencies have been striving for. It has

Personalisation, targeting & GDPR

Your advertising experience is very likely moulded by your data, or online behaviour. Whilst this may seem creepy to some, I believe it’s actually a great thing, as this means: Users should only be targeted by advertising that is relevant to them – there’s nothing more annoying than being shown a brand or product that you have no interest in,

Personalisation is here to stay

  The online market is a busy place, with seemingly endless information available at customer’s fingertips, which makes it even easier to get lost. This is why we see more and more customers preferring personalised experiences, from personalised products to one-on-one communications. Many brands have recently introduced chatbots as one way to allow such a communication and with recent development in

Going for Gold Standard

Digital media may have appeared to have taken a bit of a battering in 2017; if digital media was compared to a movie character, it would be Rocky Balboa in Rocky III when he fights Clubber Lang the first time (*spoiler alert* – Rocky heads into the fight as the champ but he loses the fight and his title). In

The month in media – October 2017

Video has been highlighted as one of the key drivers behind the growth in digital adspend this year In the IABUK’s H1 2017 report, digital investment reached £5.56bn (+13.8% year-on-year) with video spend overtaking banners for the first time. We’ve shared our thoughts on what this means for advertisers, plus the importance of video in context, on our blog.  

H1 2017 adspend: video overtakes banners

At the half way point in the year, digital adspend continues to increase – reaching £5.56bn in H1 2017, +13.8% year-on-year. Both display and search continue to deliver growth year-on-year at 18% and 15%, respectively, following the trends we’ve seen in previous years. However the biggest takeout we’ve arguably seen in the latest results is online video now accounting for

IAB Engage: Machine Learning

The IAB’s annual Engage conference didn’t fail to deliver on great content or inspiration. Account Director, Alastair Kidner, has looked to summarise his key takeouts from the day. Part two looks at Machine Learning.  Given its position as one of the ‘go to’ terms for 2017 so far, it’s no surprise that Machine Learning was a focus among the speakers