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“Over half of the UK begins planning a holiday on their mobile” / Hitwise Research

“Over half of the UK begins planning a holiday on their mobile” / Hitwise Research

by James on May 4, 2016

Research from Hitwise, a division of Connexity, today reveals mobiles as the device of choice for budding UK travellers, with over half (52%) of visits to travel ‘destination’ sites made from a mobile.

Once booked, British holiday makers continue to plan their trip via a mobile device, with seven in ten (72%) researching ‘things to do’ from their smartphone.

The Hitwise data reveals Brits kick off Summer holiday searches at the beginning of May, with top destinations revealed as Spain and Tenerife, whilst Cornwall and Wales secure the top spot for British destinations. The number of UK people looking to take a trip to London, however, has declined 11 per cent, yet remains the third most popular holiday destination for American travellers[i].

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Ticketmaster and Preoday enter multi-market partnership to deliver world-class in venue experiences for fans

by James on May 4, 2016

Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, is pleased to announce the integration of the Preoday food, drink and merchandise ecommerce platform with Ticketmaster’s services to clients in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

This exclusive partnership is the first and most significant agreement of its kind, with Ticketmaster leading the way in the market. Under this partnership Ticketmaster will work with Preoday to bring innovative in-venue solutions to clients - the Preoday platform will enable Ticketmaster to offer venues new online tools to manage the experience and enjoyment of fans at live events.

By integrating seamlessly with Ticketmaster’s online platforms, Preoday allows fans to order their food, drink and merchandise online via the Ticketmaster website or app, thereby avoiding lengthy queues at sports, theatre, arts, music venues and other c.

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London businesses join forces to save the high street

by James on May 4, 2016

In the wake of both BHS and Austin Reed collapsing into administration this week... A growing army of tech startups, regional newspapers, on demand couriers, business directories, shopping apps, influential bloggers and more have joined forces on a shared mission to revive the high street...

From this May, online and local shopping will converge like never before, empowering the bricks and mortar high street to fight back at scale.

The ammunition is simple - products in stock in local shops registered with pockethighstreet.com will be available for 1 hour delivery or click & collect in minutes and discoverable across a wide range of digital publishers.

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E-cigarette advertising ban expected to come into force this week / City A.M.

by James on May 3, 2016

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is expected to rule in favour of clamping down on e-cigarette advertising this week, despite a recent report by UK doctors that urged promoting the product for public health reasons.

The ECJ will rule on Wednesday on a final attempt by tobacco and e-cigarette manufacturers to ameliorate legislation that will come into force under the European Tobacco Products Directive later this month. [more…]

“How to open a clothing store” / Storetraffic

“How to open a clothing store” / Storetraffic

by James on May 3, 2016

Opening a clothing store, or any store for that matter might be your goal or your dream and it is certainly an attainable one with the right execution.

Knowing how to do it and how to approach the situation is important as you set out your retail marketing strategy. Knowing how to open the store and actually setting it up for business is wonderful but unless you involve a degree of retail marketing and promotion, your business simply won’t prosper.

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Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox partner with SapientNitro on Global Digital Ecosystem for Avatar

Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox partner with SapientNitro on Global Digital Ecosystem for Avatar

by James on May 3, 2016

SapientNitro has announced a multi-year partnership with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox to develop a next-generation digital experience to immerse current and future fans in the world of Avatar. This new ecosystem, designed to link all aspects of the Avatar story world with the four sequels currently in development, will launch in support of the next film and grow with each release.

“We are extremely proud to collaborate with Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox to help reinvent the digital experience for Avatar and give fans the opportunity to ignite and sustain their passion for the franchise.”

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“When you’re out there with a gentle breeze on you, every last hair on your body feels it”

“When you’re out there with a gentle breeze on you, every last hair on your body feels it”

by Will Corry on April 30, 2016

World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is an annual international event celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike. WNGD has become a growing annual tradition that celebrates weeding, planting flowers and trimming hedges in the buff.

This year’s naked day of planting is on May 7th, and it is the 12th annual celebration. As the news of this unique celebration spreads, it has left many people wondering, why garden naked?

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BBC Good Food magazine unveils its first major relaunch in 25 years

BBC Good Food magazine unveils its first major relaunch in 25 years

by James on April 29, 2016

BBC Good Food, @bbcgoodfood the UK’s number 1 food media brand, today announces the relaunch of its print title, BBC Good Food Magazine - the biggest in its 25 year history and the first significant change to the title under new Brand Editorial Director Christine Hayes and Editor, Gillian Carter.

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Mirakl integrates ‘Click & Collect’ for Marketplaces to create a complete omni-channel solution

Mirakl integrates ‘Click & Collect’ for Marketplaces to create a complete omni-channel solution

by James on April 29, 2016

Mirakl, a leading global online marketplace platform provider, has announced the release of a new feature in its Mirakl Marketplace solution. The latest feature, ‘Click & Collect,’ is now available to all third-party sellers operating on marketplaces run by brick and mortar retailers using the Mirakl Marketplace solution.

With this development, Mirakl is creating a standard omni-channel format for all brick and mortar brands, and is breaking down the barriers between marketplaces and traditional e-commerce.

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Zappar and Rovio partner to release 1 billion BirdCodes into the wild in support of new game Angry Birds Action!

Zappar and Rovio partner to release 1 billion BirdCodes into the wild in support of new game Angry Birds Action!

by James on April 29, 2016

Zappar, a world leader in augmented reality, has partnered with Rovio, the maker of the global smash hit Angry Birds, to create the ultimate Angry Birds augmented reality experience.

The partnership will build a bridge between the physical world of consumer products and brand promotions and digital on handheld devices.

Fans of Angry Birds around the globe will be able to interact with the most popular mobile game of all time thanks to Zappar’s scanning functionality, which has been embedded within the recently released Angry Birds Action!

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