As diversity drops, AA, ISBA and IPA assemble inclusion action group- Tempemail

In a bid to improve diversity within the UK’s advertising industry, the Advertising Association (AA), ISBA and the IPA have created an ‘Inclusion Group’ to tackle the issue head-on. The news follows the IPA’s recent agency census, which detailed a breakdown of the make-up of agencies with IPA membership for Continue Reading

Amazon executive resigns over company’s ‘chickenshit’ firings of employee activists | Technology

Tim Bray, a top engineer and vice-president at Amazon, announced on Monday he is resigning “in dismay” over the company’s firing of employee activists who criticized working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bray’s resignation comes as Amazon faces increased scrutiny and employee activism surrounding its internal response to coronavirus. Amazon Continue Reading

Sonos launches new Arc soundbar with Dolby Atmos | Technology

The wireless home-audio specialist Sonos is launching the first of its next-generation speakers with a new Dolby Atmos voice-controlled soundbar called Arc. Arc replaces the firm’s popular Playbar and Playbase as its top-end TV sound system, re-engineered to provide a wider, more powerful sound and built on the new S2 Continue Reading

NYT ‘hastens’ transformation of ads biz as it braces for a 55% plunge in ad sales- Tempemail

The New York Times is speeding up the overhaul of its ads business after being hit by a slump in advertiser spend across print and digital – despite record subscriber figures. The company reported quarterly ad sales of $106m – a dip of 15% from the $125m it made in Continue Reading

Twitch, IAS, Xaxis, The Trade Desk: Meet Tempemail Digital Advertising Awards USA 2020 jury- Tempemail

In the modern world, every business needs to be able to navigate their way through the digital minefield and produce work that gets results, which is why Tempemail Digital Advertising Awards USA are back for 2020. We want to unearth the talented individuals, teams, products and services that are making Continue Reading

DTA chief defends AWS pick for COVIDSafe – Strategy – Software- Tempemail

Digital Transformation Agency chief Randall Brugeaud has defended his agency’s decision to use Amazon Web Services for the government’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app. Brugeaud told a Senate Inquiry into the government’s COVID-19 response that the hyperscale cloud provider was chosen due to the extent of its service offering, which extends Continue Reading

Vodacom’s Chatbot Answers up to 20 000 Customer Queries per day | Tempemail

With the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in full effect, Vodacom has put numerous measures in place to protect customers and employees. These include measures that have seen frontline agents now working from home as well as stepping up its reliance on TOBi – Vodacom’s chatbot. Using the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) Continue Reading

Always-on: AR is changing the game for retail- Tempemail

Augmented reality has been on the cusp of mainstream appeal for some time. Now, as AR technology becomes ubiquitous and consumers demand ‘always-on’ marketing opportunities, OMM’s head of growth Tony Mohammed argues AR is about to radically change retail. You will have heard lots about virtual and augmented reality over Continue Reading