Technology

If you’re in tech PR, it’s likely that you’ve been in a CES bubble for the last few months, planning for the world’s largest tech show. Amongst the innovation this year were super-sized TVs, voice assistant updates and a tribe of robots including pole-dancing bots, robodogs and AI. When demonstrating such high-tech, state-of-the-art developments what could possibly go wrong? Sadly, tirelessly rehearsing and prepping the tech before any big reveal can never guarantee that you will avoid a mishap on the...

Voice technology is fast becoming a part of our everyday lives. What was once only imaginable in movies like Her, Iron Man and Star Wars is fast becoming reality. In fact, according to Google, 20% of mobile searches on Android are done through voice and Comscore forecasts 50% of all searches will be done through voice by 2020. This trend has been perpetuated by players like Amazon and Google who have launched devices dedicated specifically to voice. So how do marketers...

Data is always a hot topic at Ad Week and this year was no different. In particular our client, global analytics tech company Media iQ, drilled down to the nitty gritty for panel discussions around data in planning, cookies and business transformation. As experts in the field, they made for interesting sessions. Here are the highlights:   Planning in the programmatic age A key issue that was raised around planning was a worrying lack of talent. Creativity vs. tech created a heated debate...

This year’s Ad Week Europe started with a bang. During one of the first sessions on Monday morning on the Fast Company Stage, Google's EMEA President, Matt Brittin, and Unilever's CMO, Keith Wood, met to discuss how to build brands in an attention economy. Streaming it live from the comfort of my chair, I wasn't able to take in the atmosphere for myself but by firsthand accounts it was quite electric. With The Times's Alexi Mostrous (the journalist who lead the...

It’s a common misconception that corporate, technically complex issues will only resonate with a B2B audience so a number of brands set themselves up to fail from the start. Of course, when it comes to an ultra-niche corporate tax issue or similar, targeting a mass consumer audience isn’t the right approach, however there are often wider industry issues that brands wish to address, but they hesitate to leverage the strength of consumer outreach - effectively the end-users that would be...