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Brand Republic Digital Awards shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2014 Brand Republic Digital Awards has been decided, following an action-packed judging day at Yahoo's UK headquarters on 10 April.


Watch: Why ustwo is the 'John Lewis of digital'

Part-studio, part-agency: Scott Ewings, managing director at ustwo, explains why the company is such a good place to work.


iProspect appoints chief media officer among four senior hires

iProspect, the Dentsu Aegis digital and data network, has bolstered its UK team with a raft of new senior roles, including Matt Adams who will join iProspect UK as chief media officer, from DigitasLBi.


WhatsApp is an intriguing business. But not because it cost Facebook $19bn

The past few days have been filled with spluttering pundits comparing the WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook to some sort of end times. "$19 billion!" they cry. "For what?! They don't even take advertising!" Indeed, they don't. This is a company that h...


Lidl asks couples to kiss in front of their phones for prizes

Lidl, the budget supermarket, is asking couples across Europe to kiss in front of its special Valentine's Day app in order to win prizes.


Charlie McGee joins Apple in European sales role

Charlie McGee, the former managing director of Carat Digital, has joined Apple to lead its European ad sales.


Digital agency Zone buys technical shop Auros

Zone, the digital agency, has bought the Bristol-based consultancy Auros, boosting its technical capabilities.


Ogilvy and SapientNitro appointed to Govt digital services roster

SapientNitro, Poke London, Ogilvy Group, AnalogFolk and Albion are among 183 companies that have been placed on the Government's new framework for building digital public services.


Cancer Research UK hires Dare for digital

Cancer Research UK has hired Dare to its digital roster following a competitive pitch process.


Beiersdorf hires AKQA for Northern Europe digital

Beiersdorf, the owner of skincare brand Nivea, has hired AKQA as its digital agency of record across Northern Europe.


Future 5 2013: winners announced

Brand Republic today unveils the winners of its Future 5 Awards scheme, a project started in 2010 as a way of signalling the future of marketing.


CANNES 2013: Google one of six UK Mobile Lions nominations

Google is one of the six UK nominations on the Mobile Lions shortlist, alongside SapientNitro, social and digital shop We Make Awesome Sh, Mother London, Grey London and mobile agency Nimbletank London.


McDonald's rolls out campaign for new iced smoothie

McDonald's is launching a campaign to promote its Iced Fruit Smoothie drinks and is offering app users the chance to get a free taste.


Microsoft targets advertisers with all-in-one family platform

What kind of opportunities can brands expect from Xbox One, the successor to the 360? Alasdair Reid investigates.


The future's bright, the future's useful

Problem-solving, rather than novelty, innovations were the order of the day at Mobile World Congress 2013. By James Connelly.


AR News app

Publishers should welcome an app that turns stories for adults into stories for children, Jeremy Lee writes.


Seat showcases Leon in augmented reality app

Seat, the Volkswagen-owned car marque, is launching an augmented reality app for visitors to its showrooms, to discover more about the new Leon.


Zeebox adds Shazam-style audio-recognition feature

Zeebox, the TV companion app part-owned by BSkyB, is to integrate a Shazam-style audio-recognition feature, so that the second-screen experience on the app can synchronise with what is showing on TV.


Microsoft aims to redefine the 'next wave' of digital advertising

Microsoft is looking to "reinvent the next wave of digital advertising", with its new ad formats for its Windows 8 platform, according to one of its senior product marketing executives.


Asus cleans up at T3 Gadget Awards as Samsung wins best phone

Asus was the big winner at last night's T3 Gadget Awards, winning five categories including the night's most prestigious award, Gadget Of The Year, for the Google Nexus 7 by Asus tablet.


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