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UTV Radio Solutions Rebrands As Radio Landscape Continues To Change

UTV Radio Solutions Rebrands As Radio Landscape Continues...

News | Posted 22nd April 2016

Yesterday UTV Radio Solutions announced its new entity – UrbanMedia – branding themselves a new media solutions provider for the Irish market. This is once again a signal that communications and advertising has changed for good.

Facebook F8 Conference 2016

Facebook F8 Conference 2016

News | Posted 15th April 2016

The conference saw a mix of marketers, developers, and thought leaders congregate to hear Facebook’s latest noteworthy announcements. The announcements ranged from the present, messenger and live video, to futuristic things such as AR, VR, and lasers.

Facebook Chatbots And The Future Of Messaging Apps

Facebook Chatbots And The Future Of Messaging Apps

News | Posted 30th March 2016

Facebook recently launched two hidden games (basketball and chess) in their Messenger platform. However on closer inspection these hidden games look like Facebooks way of welcoming chatbots to their messenger platform. Chatbot’s are being talked about as the next big mobile trend and this appears a clever way for Facebook to familiarise their users

SXSW Interactive 2016

SXSW Interactive 2016

News | Posted 21st March 2016

Every March, thousands of people flock to Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive—an incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, featuring five days of compelling panels, presentations, brand activations and more. Some of this year’s key themes and takeaways for marketers included:

Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016

News | Posted 7th March 2016

Last week, 100k+ people descended on Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress. Exhibitors included device manufacturers who use the event to launch flagship devices, companies providing the hardware inside phones, businesses working in the Internet of Things (IoT) space and mobile media and ad tech businesses.

Beacons Are Lighting Up For Google

Beacons Are Lighting Up For Google

News | Posted 3rd March 2016

Background Last week, Google announced that it will be supporting physical beacons in its Chrome browser for Android. Beacons are now becoming a reality after a long hype period. Retail giant Target is rolling them out in 2,000 of its US stores and WPP-owned OOH agency Kinetic is partnering with Exterion Media to install beacons across the UK’s...

New Year, Not So New Leader In The Radio Market.

New Year, Not So New Leader In The Radio Market.

News | Posted 4th February 2016

JNLR day is upon us and what have we learned? The public loves radio with 83% of the Irish population (3.1 million) tuning in on a daily basis. This is year on year growth on 82% in 2014. It could be argued that this is due to radio being more accessible via mobile and digitally via TV & Desktop.

Be Like Bill – The Stick Figured Meme That Has Taken Over Our Social Media Feeds

Be Like Bill – The Stick Figured Meme That Has Taken Over...

News | Posted 27th January 2016

Some like it some don’t, some partake, some observe, but one thing is for sure a lot of people are now expressing their dislike for the excessive use of a stick figured meme named Bill.

What's Your Top Media Moment Of 2015?

What's Your Top Media Moment Of 2015?

News | Posted 22nd December 2015

WHAT’S YOUR TOP MEDIA MOMENT OF 2015? It’s that time of year when we reflect on events and make endless lists to rank how everything and everyone fared… and why should we be any different? We decided to ask our Mindshare colleagues what their top media moments of 2015 were, of course Like any good poll we voted for some of our own!

BBC Experiments With "Smart Shows"

BBC Experiments With "Smart Shows"

News | Posted 11th December 2015

here have seem to have been arguments flying around the industry for years that TV is somewhat of a dying platform. While I can see many of the arguments for this are based on sound data across TAM/BARB it is evident that there are still content producers out there who see Audio Visual (namely TV) as a real area for continued advancement

Sally O’Brien And The Way We Won’t Look At Her!

Sally O’Brien And The Way We Won’t Look At Her!

News | Posted 11th December 2015

Alcohol brand’s creative wings and broadcast presence look set to be clipped giving the industry a new challenge to be seen and heard. Alcohol advertising has long been under scrutiny in Ireland as various governments have attempted to bring about societal behaviour change in relation to excessive alcohol consumption. The Minister for Health,...

TV Is Not Dead

TV Is Not Dead

News | Posted 11th December 2015

This week the Irish Independent released an article entitled Ireland is moving away from live TV, but no one will admit it. Many parts of the article are without context to current trended figures and TAM Ireland has released a statement to clarify / correct some of the details within the article.

How To Stand Out Amongst The Christmas Clutter

How To Stand Out Amongst The Christmas Clutter

News | Posted 24th November 2015

As Christmas fast approaches most are now beginning to fully embrace the Christmas season, but for all of us in media land Christmas is almost over. Well, we have completed our insights studies, planning sessions and booked in our campaigns for one of the busiest periods of the year.

Do Your Parents Know What You Do For A Living?

Do Your Parents Know What You Do For A Living?

News | Posted 20th November 2015

World TV Day is upon us. We Irish love our TV; watching an average of 3 hours 27 mins of TV every day. That’s 23 minutes more than 10 years ago!

Live From The Web Summit Day 3 - Targeted Ad Tech Saving The TV Market?

Live From The Web Summit Day 3 - Targeted Ad Tech Saving...

News | Posted 5th November 2015

Yesterday we heard from Spencer Weiss of Wired on TV in a Digital Age and how content providers need to learn to fully commercialise top shows and talent.  Today was the turn of Jamie West the Deputy MD of Sky Media on how Targeted Ad Tech is saving the TV ad market. We heard how no media has changed advertising like TV by improving customer...

Live From The Web Summit Day 3 - What Will Drive Adoption Of Home Automation?

Live From The Web Summit Day 3 - What Will Drive Adoption...

News | Posted 5th November 2015

Why would we introduce automation to our homes? Mass awareness of the value it delivers is cited as the single biggest obstacle. People need to understand why they would use a connected device in the home - this will then mitigate the additional price tag.

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