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The next stage in insurance industry innovation

The next stage in insurance industry innovation

The insurance industry has historically innovated around notable events. From the Great Fire of London sparking the idea for fire insurance in Britain in the 1660s and Japan’s swift industrialisation post-World War II popularising life insurance, to asbestos-related claims nearly bringing Lloyds of London to its knees in the 1990s, the industry has adapted to significant events and grown stronger.

The era of opportunity: Our key takeaways from Cannes Lions 2017

The era of opportunity: Our key takeaways from Cannes Lions 2017

Last month the 64th International Festival of Creativity, Cannes Lions, once again made its presence known on the French Riviera. Regarded as the go-to festival for the media industry – with attendees ranging from marketing and media executives to well-known faces including Ed Sheeran, Fatboy Slim and Dame Helen Mirren – the team from GingerMay PR made sure they were in the thick of the action.

Programmatic audio: The next step towards omnichannel

Programmatic audio: The next step towards omnichannel

Connected living and an ever-increasing reliance on smartphones has pushed digital audio – including digital radio, music streaming, and podcasts – into the mainstream. And while the advertising industry has been busy speculating on whether last year, this year, or next year will be the year of programmatic TV, programmatic audio has been quietly and unobtrusively establishing itself as the next step on the path towards true omnichannel programmatic advertising.

Artificial intelligence and its limits in the workplace

Artificial intelligence and its limits in the workplace

The fear that artificial intelligence will take over the world is hardly new – as any Terminator fan would tell you. But as innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics escalates – with this sector predicted to add up to £654 billion to the UK economy by 2035 – there is a more immediate and tangible concern. This anxiety relates to the impact these emerging technologies could have on employment if intelligent machines take over traditionally human roles.

Is cyber crime the price of connectivity and how can it be tackled?

Is cyber crime the price of connectivity and how can it be tackled?

Cyber crime is on the rise. With the Queen recently opening a National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) intended to keep the UK safe from hackers, there’s no doubt the issue is being taken seriously. This move comes after reports that over the 12 months up to June 2016, the UK was hit by more than five million fraudulent and computer misuse incidents — making online fraud the most common crime in the country.

The Thriving State of Adtech

The Thriving State of Adtech

The start of 2016 heralded gloomy prophecies for the advertising technology market. Growth appeared to be slackening as the optimism that kept the sector buoyant gave way to general scepticism, VCs completed far fewer deals with adtech companies – dropping from 251 in 2014 to 127 in 2015 – and overall investment in the market declined. The value of public adtech company stocks also plummeted and several high-profile adtech businesses made cuts to their workforce.

Fraud: why digital advertisers shouldn’t be afraid

Fraud: why digital advertisers shouldn’t be afraid

No one could say that the world’s attention isn’t genuinely hooked by the US election, but even this hot topic isn’t safe from fraud. Recent analysis shows over a third of Twitter accounts following the elections are fake, which means marketers banking on the social media platform to engage an estimated 7.4 million voters could be throwing away their precious budgets on bots.

The IAB takes action against the ad blocking nation

The IAB takes action against the ad blocking nation

Action was the order of the day at the IAB’s ‘Ad blocking: The state of the Nation’ seminar last week. Determined to pin down the trickiest challenge ever to face the industry, the bureau gathered together ad tech providers, media giants and specialist lawyers for a definitive discussion on ad blocking. So, what was the verdict, and is a solution in sight?

Is adtech and martech destined to unite?

Is adtech and martech destined to unite?

Traditionally, advertising technology and marketing technology have performed disparate functions. While digital advertising primarily facilitates the buying and selling of inventory, digital marketing specialises in a variety of functions including personalised website content and analytics. However, changing consumer habits have now created a crossover between the two landscapes.

Virgin Media Integrates Digital Element’s NetAcuity® IP Geolocation Technology into Virgin TV Anywhere

Virgin Media Integrates Digital Element’s NetAcuity® IP Geolocation Technology into Virgin TV Anywhere

LONDON, UK, 3 December 2013: Digital Element, the leading provider of IP geolocation intelligence technology, today announced that Virgin Media, the UK’s leading telecommunications and entertainment company, has implemented its NetAcuity Edge® IP geolocation technology to manage the geographic rights of the vast amount of content available online on the award-winning Virgin TV Anywhere service.

You are what you share – the best and worst social media campaigns

You are what you share – the best and worst social media campaigns

Consequently, everything that an individual posts online will contribute to the overall impression that others have of them. The same applies to businesses where social media could be the first and only point of contact that individuals have had with the company. Social media is an excellent tool to connect with people across the world, but businesses must be vigilant about their social media presence and avoid making costly mistakes.

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