Mindshare Point of View: On 8th August, ESPN turned ESPNU into "The Ocho" to showcase "seldom-seen sports from around the globe.” What if this day of sports obscurity was more than a fun stunt but in fact a glimpse into the future of sports media?
Mindshare Point of View: Following a series of successful localised tests, YouTube is going global with a wealth of new social features which allow users to send videos, comments and reaction to individuals and groups as well as to chat in-app, essentially turning YouTube into another mobile messenger.
Mindshare Point of View: More transparency and the need for a full-stack approach have driven this acquisition. Mindshare FAST has been built on this approach, leveraging mPlatform and the best in class from the ecosystem has allowed us to be ahead of the curve and this acquisition shows the market is evolving towards a similar model.
Mindshare Point of View: Google and Facebook continue to race along in high gear, whilst Twitter seems stuck in neutral. However, all three companies appear to have in place strategies that, at least on paper, address their vulnerabilities and may contribute to greater growth.
Mindshare Point of View: Snap has launched a new ad creation tool to enable brands of all sizes to create their own Snap Ads. The move further opens up the platform to a long tail of advertisers in the same way that AdWords works for Google – creating a self serve platform for ad creation.
Mindshare Point of View: Facebook has announced it is rolling out Ads within the Messenger platform globally following tests carried out in Australia and Thailand. The move is one of the giant’s first steps to monetising what has up until now been an ad free environment.
On y va sur La Croisette! That was my initial reaction when I heard I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity as a Young Lions on behalf of Mindshare. As a dual-citizen of the U.S. and France, with my family hailing from a small town in southern France, I have always wanted the opportunity...
Mindshare Point of View: Google has announced that its widely used Chrome browser (just over half of all browsers used globally across all devices) will begin to ‘filter’ ‘annoying experiences’ (ads) from 2018. Reports suggest that the technology will be switched on by default on both mobile and desktop browsers.
Mindshare Point of View: Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was on Monday June 5. For brands and agencies alike, the event held both exciting possibilities and industry-changing announcements. The most relevant updates from Apple held true to the hottest tech topics in the industry: voice and AI, VR, AR and consumer privacy.
Mindshare Point of View: The Digital NewFronts remain a key venue for publishers to unveil their latest wares. Digital publishers continue to innovate: bettering brand safety, investing in new vehicles like live streaming, piloting and growing AR/VR capabilities and enhancing the distribution available on their platforms.
Mindshare Point of View: Seven Independent ad tech companies set up a programmatic consortium to sync the cookies from their respective demand side and supply side platforms to create a universal identity asset. The consortium is managed by AppNexus, MediaMath and LiveRamp, who will also provide data matching.
Mindshare Point of View: It was the first conference since founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a 10-year plan for Facebook last year, focusing on technologies that will completely transform the way consumers use the platform.
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