Mindshare Point of View: Following the initial announcement in April, Snapchat has now officially rolled out unskippable six-second adverts called ‘Commercials’ on its platform to users watching content on the Discover and Shows channel.
Mindshare Point of View: Facebook hosted its annual global developer conference F8 in San Jose this week. The tech community gathered for two full days of sessions, workshops, product demos, and ‘facetime’ with Facebook’s product experts. Here are the most notable updates.
Mindshare Point of View: HQ Trivia, a live trivia-style game show app for mobile that is taking the world by storm has this week moved into the social space with the launch of a new feature called ‘Friends on HQ’.
Mindshare Point of View: In its never-ending desire to be at the forefront of all things search, Google has recently acquired GIF platform Tenor for an undisclosed amount and will integrate Tenor’s collection of animated images into its search platform.
Mindshare Point of View: Google has launched AdSense Auto, a new and easy-to-use program backed by machine learning that optimises ad placements for publishers. It promises AI optimization, increased revenue and a hassle-free way for publishers to increase the monetisation of their content as well as a way for brands to increase reach.
This week Google announced it is evolving its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) with the launch of AMP Stories, providing another way for content creators and publishers to share content rich in visuals, video and animation and tapping into the growing Stories trend.
Mindshare Point of View: Google’s new Global site tag is a simplified web tagging library that works across all of Google’s site and conversion measurement products, giving better measurement for all Google tracked activity
Mindshare Point of View: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has taken place in Las Vegas this week, drawing the world’s leading consumer technology brands all showing off their latest and greatest inventions.
Mindshare Point of View: November is fast becoming the sales battleground of the year. In the East we have Singles Day or Double 11 – a veritable celebration of retail innovation in China. In the West we have Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which despite their names have morphed into a week-long sales festival across most countries.