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You don't need a filter to see the opportunities that lie beneath Instagram

Imagine launching a media network in the UK using only images, and with no indication about how much it costs to advertise or how many people you can reach. Welcome to the age of Instagram. The international roll-out of an ad service on Facebook s ...

 

In pictures: Brand Republic Digital Awards 2014

More than 500 of the best digital brains in the business turned out to celebrate the Brand Republic Digital Awards on Tuesday evening at Troxy in East London, and we have the pictures to prove it.

 

Guardian hails 'landmark moment' with personalised, region-specific app

The Guardian is celebrating "another landmark moment" with the launch of its new smartphone app, offering users increased personalisation and region-specific curation.

 

Twitter's strategic hire is a reminder of the constant evolution in media land

This week's column was inspired by Nigel Clarkson, the former outdoor trailblazer now leading the mobile ad space as the commercial director of Weve.

 

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.

 
 

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