Tag Archives: Technology

How to engage the connected consumer

Connected TV will become an important part of the living roomToday’s technology-driven world is moving us rapidly into the second age of digital marketing. The shift towards constant connectivity is one that’s transforming how brands connect with people. They now have access to consumers via a variety of channels whilst having the ability to engage and influence each one. Furthermore the proliferation of mobile devices and wearable technology is having staggering effects on consumer behaviour, shifting the power of purchase from brands to consumers.

In light of all of this it’s not surprising to see that one of the most talked about topics in the marketing industry today is the ‘connected consumer.’ This evolving state of affairs presents both opportunities and challenges for brands. Read More »

Every agency should strive to be ahead of the curve

multiple screens laptop mobile tabletIn response to Shaun Varga’s post published on The Wall on 8 May Mobile agencies soon to be surplus to requirements‘, Chris Minas, managing director of mobile agency Nimbletank, shares his contrasting views. Read More »

Winner stays: Nike brings out their World Cup 2014 ad

RonaldoWith the World Cup nearly upon us, brands are continuing to unleash their insanely epic and expensive campaigns to the world, just in case you haven’t heard that it all kicks off in about 40 days. Last week saw Castrol featuring footie star, Neymar, in their epic video, which continues to snowball out of control with views and shares. However, this week Nike have stepped up and revealed what they’ve got for the event. And sweet Jesus, it is epic!
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World Cup mania begins, and dubstep gets HOT

CastrolWith less than 50 days until the start of the World Cup, partner brands are really starting to  capitalise on their sponsorship deals. This week’s branded chart topper comes from the official motor oil of the tournament, Castrol, and pits global rally icon and YouTube star, Ken Block, against one of the expected stars of the tournament, Neymar.

With over 1 million views in its first 24 hours it shows the appetite for World Cup related content and it probably won’t be the last viral you watch this summer that’s backed by samba music

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Hottest virals: World’s toughest job, plus kids react to Walkmans

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The Pillion Trust is a small, frontline charity tackling poverty in London and their ingenious “Fuck The Poor?”hidden camera video is a controversial and thought-provoking social experiment which challenges our attitude to inequality.

 

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Upcoming: Women Shift Digital Conference (26th November)

chi onwurahIf you are a fan of Ada Lovelace Day then you may also want to know about the upcoming Women Shift Digital Conference. This new conference will be a powerful celebration and get together of about 200 women and men, acknowledging the roles of women in the digital and technology sectors.

The Women Shift Digital Conference will be held at Level 39 in Canary Warf on Tuesday, 26th November. This special gathering will feature inspiring keynote speakers and panellists, demonstrations and debates from leaders and movers in micro-enterprises to SMEs, institutions to companies. Read More »

Why hold technology when you can wear it?

Smartwarch - Wearable TechnologyIn the past year, the battle of smartwatch devices began. Crowd-funded start-up company Pebble Technology paved the way for a new development – smart technology that you wear on your wrist. Their pre-release of the Pebble has now been followed by Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Gear’, with speculation building over the date of Apple’s ‘iWatch’ launch and rumours that Google have also joined the race.

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Japanese students invent the “girlfriend coat” for lonely geeks

Japanese students invent girlfriend coatAfter sitting around together for too long perhaps bemoaning that their love of Manga comics and general geekery had prevented them from getting girlfriends some Japanese students from the University of Tsukuba have found a solution and developed the “girlfriend coat”.

It is a coat that keeps you company and gives you the feeling that there’s always someone there for you. It hugs you and talks to you and says things to you that a real girlfriend would say such as “you said you’d call”, “I’m sorry! I’m late!” and that “really doesn’t suit you”.  Read More »

Going public on the private screen

Whilst online surveys often overstate the uptake of technology, Ipsos MediaCT’s offline Tech Tracker data tells us that just over four in ten GB adults now own a smartphone, representing an increase of roughly 30% in the last two years. The rise of the smartphone has coincided with the increased popularity, and normality, of social media usage. Arguably the two are connected, the modern mobile device being the ideal format for keeping up-to-date, and updating, as it means people are always online, even when on the move. Read More »

UK’s ‘Tech Influence 25′ of 2012 revealed

With Propeller PR’s expertise in the media and tech media space, we’ve partnered with PR software provider Cision to reveal our ‘Tech Influence 25′ list. Rory Cellan-Jones, technology correspondent for the BBC tops the list.

He’s closely followed by Charles Arthur, technology editor for The Guardian, and Mark Prigg, science & technology editor for the Evening Standard. Read More »