Posts in Government

Why digital out-of-home advertising is not really digital (yet)

Digital out-of-home advertising (DOOH) is predicted to hit 50% of all outdoor revenue by the end of 2017, while the number of digital screens in the UK has increased from 2,056 in 2009 to over 17,000 in 2017 thanks to investment of around £100m.

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How to keep your brand safe in a programmatic world: A practical guide

Programmatic ad buying has been a boon for companies looking to gain more efficiency from their digital marketing efforts.

However, with this rapid adoption and growth of programmatic buying, challenges around brand safety, ad fraud and viewability have emerged.

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A digital transformation case study: The Met Office

It was 1758 when Samuel Johnston wrote: “When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather.” Fast forward 250 years or so and he’s still pretty much spot on. 

The only difference now is that digital technology enables us to talk about it even more.

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Thanks to politicians, ISPs could soon become the dominant digital ad players in the US

Three of the largest internet service providers (ISPs) in the US – Comcast, Verizon and AT&T – have in recent years spent well over $100bn acquiring companies like NBCUniversal, AOL, Yahoo and Time Warner.

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Digital in Vietnam: Is politics hindering progress?

With internet usage increasing by an average of 10% a year over the last five years, Vietnam is one of the fastest growing digital economies in the world, creating an amazing opportunity for ecommerce.

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UK Government publishes digital transformation strategy 2017-2020

The Cabinet Office and Government Digital Service (GDS) have published the Government Transformation Strategy 2017 to 2020.

You should go and check out the full document on GOV.UK, it makes for coherent and sage reading.

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10 ways the Donald Trump presidency could affect tech and media

In January, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

His stunning upset victory as an outsider with no political experience shocked the world, and now everybody is trying to figure out what the Trump presidency will actually mean.

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Following Donald Trump's election, the war against algorithms has begun

Algorithms run the internet.

On Google, an algorithm determines which sites appear in search results, and where. On Facebook, an algorithm determines which content makes it into each user's News Feed.

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Is ad fraud the 21st century drug trade?

Ad fraud is not a new topic, but as some U.S. Senators who are members of the powerful Senate Banking Committee see it, action is needed to prevent ad fraud from ballooning into one of organized crime's most lucrative businesses.

In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging the agency to look into ad fraud, the Senators suggested "It remains to be seen whether voluntary, market-based oversight is sufficient to protect consumers and advertisers from digital advertising fraud."

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A day in the life of... Digital Media Officer at Leicester City Council

This week's Day in the Life has a particularly interesting angle, as we talk to Ian Gallagher, the digital media officer at Leicester City Council.

Thanks to Richard III and that car park, followed by Vardy and his party (dilly ding etc), Leicester is firmly on the world map.

But council digital work is more than social media and PR. Let's get the inside track, as well as some excellent career advice from Ian.

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How Donald Trump is using social media

Last week, I looked at how the the Democratic presidential candidates are using social media to bolster their campaigns.

Yesterday, Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee.

Here's how he has been using social media.

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How the Democratic presidential candidates are using social media

The 2016 Presidential primaries are well under way, and not surprisingly, all of the candidates are actively using social media to rally support.

Here's how the two candidates for the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, are using social media.

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