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26 June 2017 CHICAGO: For years, Facebook's stated aim has been to "give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected", but now the social media giant is placing much greater emphasis on building communities.
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26 June 2017 NEW YORK: Carnival Corporation, the cruise company, has enjoyed major brand benefits from investing in original TV programming.
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26 June 2017 SINGAPORE: The traditional telco category has a "KPI of frustration" and is ripe for marketing disruption, a senior telco executive in Singapore believes.
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26 June 2017 CANNES/GLOBAL: "Van Gogh's Bedrooms", a campaign from the Art Institute of Chicago created by Leo Burnett Chicago, took the Grand Prix in the Creative Effectiveness category at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
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26 June 2017 LONDON: Some of the biggest brands in the UK are sponsoring Pride in London 2017, the LGBT+ event that kicked off at the weekend, but one of its organisers has called on marketers to do more to help stem a rise in anti-gay hate crimes.
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26 June 2017 GLOBAL: Seven out of 10 consumers across eight developed markets believe that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will become mainstream in six key areas – media, education, work, social interaction, tourism and retail.
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26 June 2017 HONG KONG/THE HAGUE: China and Hong Kong are by a wide margin the largest shipment centres for counterfeit goods sold around the world, according to a new report from the European Union.
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23 June 2017 LONDON: The UK advertising market is expected to record its eighth successive year of growth this year, taking total spend to £18.1bn, but it will see growth of 4.1% rather than the 7% that GroupM originally forecast in November 2016.
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23 June 2017 SINGAPORE/SYDNEY: Alcohol giant Diageo, a Publicis Groupe client in Australia, has expressed concern about the holding group's decision to not enter awards for at least the next year, calling it a "mistake".
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23 June 2017 SAN FRANCISCO: Marketers increasingly expect that voice search and AI will be the next big things, but few are actively preparing for them, a new survey has found.
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23 June 2017 GLOBAL: WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned instant messaging service, is emerging as an increasingly important platform for news coverage, according to a new global survey of more than 71,000 people.
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23 June 2017 BEIJING: As China's e-commerce growth slows, retailers need to be looking at refining their omnichannel offer and delivery options, according to a leading consultancy.
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23 June 2017 CANNES/GLOBAL: Companies that consistently achieve the highest standards of creativity demonstrate their commitment to marketing in both attitudinal and practical ways, according to research from McKinsey & Co, the consultancy.
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23 June 2017 MUMBAI: Chinese smartphone makers have more than trebled their share of the Indian market over the past year, new research has shown, helped in part by significant marketing expenditure.
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22 June 2017 GLOBAL: Almost half of smartphone users around the world use their device's voice technology at least once a month while around one third do so on a weekly basis, according to a new study.
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22 June 2017 CAMBRIDGE, MA: Amazon's acquisition of the Whole Foods Market grocery chain last week has accelerated the trend towards a fusion of digital and physical retail, according to an industry figure.
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22 June 2017 CANNES: Publicis Groupe has announced it will focus all its spending for the next year on the development of a new AI-powered professional assistant platform, Marcel, and will be withdrawing from all awards and trade shows during that time.
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22 June 2017 MUMBAI: India's out-of-home (OOH) sector is experiencing a surge as advertisers explore new ways to reach consumers and as operators upgrade their measurement capabilities.
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22 June 2017 GLOBAL: The marketing community not only needs to move away from stereotypical depictions of women in advertising if it is to successfully reach this group, but also to recruit more women to senior positions, an industry figure has argued.
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22 June 2017 CANNES: Pfizer, the pharma giant, managed to meaningfully shift consumer perceptions of its corporate brand through an advertising campaign that aimed to give the company a more human face.
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22 June 2017 SINGAPORE: The spread of mobile coupled with the fact that over 45% of Asia's population are millennials has been a marketing game-changer for Johnson & Johnson, according to a leading executive.
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21 June 2017 NEW YORK: Much of the data now being leveraged by marketers could benefit from coming with a health warning attached, according to Jonathan Steuer, Chief Research Officer at Omnicom Media Group.
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21 June 2017 SHANGHAI: China's urban FMCG market grew 3% to about $190bn in 2016 and Chinese brands were the main beneficiaries as they captured greater market share at the expense of their multinational competitors, according to a new report.
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21 June 2017 NEW YORK: Time Warner, the media and entertainment giant, has signed a deal with Snap to develop and produce content from across its networks to be shown on the Snapchat app.
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21 June 2017 CANNES: Clarity about brand identity and having a simple digital product are two very important considerations for advertisers wanting to make the most from Twitter, the company's CMO has declared.