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Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumbling

Rihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company's share prices tumbling...

19 Mar 2018


Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica

Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, amid reports it harvested the profile information of millions of US voters without their permission...

19 Mar 2018


Singapore launches public hearings on 'fake news'

Singapore on Wednesday launched public hearings on possible legislation to combat "fake news" which critics said could be used to curtail free speech...

15 Mar 2018


#CannesLions2018: CEO Phil Thomas on the creative year ahead

Jon Ratcliffe sat down with Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions Festival, and spoke to him about his belief that there has been more change in marketing in the last year than the 10 years preceding it, and why they're launching 'ecommerce', 'experience', and 'social and influencer' Lions...

By Jon Ratcliffe 9 Mar 2018


Viral app, Vero gets backlash over CEO's ties to Russia

The new viral app, Vero, has been receiving tons of flack over its CEO's ties to Russia, its privacy policy and its servers' inability to handle the overload of new users joining...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 Mar 2018


Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering

Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering on Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida...

27 Feb 2018


#FairnessFirst: Why Trudeau will bounce back from #Peoplekind

In the wake of his #Peoplekind comment, a joke that "didn't play well out of context", The Evening Standard has provided a lookback on Trudeau's push for gender equality...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Feb 2018


Global ad spend will reach $37bn in the next five years

Video advertising spend on YouTube and Facebook to grow by 130% in just 5 years...

30 Jan 2018


Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks

Not content with just feeding you awkward revelations you wish your family had kept to themselves, Facebook now wants to toy with your time. Literally...

By Andy Walker 24 Jan 2018


Facebook news feed changes - What now for brands?

Facebook's new newsfeed can mean trouble for brands. Here's what to do to win in the post-news feed update framework...

By Joseph Neusu 23 Jan 2018


Twitter won't block world leaders, citing need for discourse

Twitter announced Friday it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are "controversial," citing a need to promote a "public conversation" on political issues...

8 Jan 2018


Facebook lets people know when their pictures pop up

Facebook on Tuesday added a way for people to know when their pictures are posted anywhere on the leading social network.

21 Dec 2017


Facebook moves to make more video ad money

Facebook on Thursday moved to bolster its appeal and money-making potential as an online platform for viewing video similar to YouTube.

18 Dec 2017


Four ways the blockchain is relevant

Blockchain is unravelling a new world of possibilities for businesses, particularly in the world of digital marketing...

By Mariam Nishanian 6 Oct 2017

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