Messenger Apps Part 2 – LINE vs Snapchat; what it means for brands in Asia

Mobile messenger apps arguably offer the most intimate and engaged advertising opportunities available to brands right now. Canadian messaging app Kik and its more conspicuous rival Snapchat in the past 6-9 months have launched product updates and advertising solutions that have helped see their valuations skyrocket; with the latter recently being valued at $19BN. Following the outcry that greeted Snapchat initially…

Periscope’s Cannes debut: What does it mean for brands in Asia?

Cannes. Whilst I should be interested in who’s winning what and jumping on the ‘this campaign that won a Lion is amazing’ or ’10 things I learnt from Cannes’ bandwagon, I can’t say that I get overly excited about the whole thing. Admittedly the fact I’m not there plays a pretty big part, so yes in…

Facebook video hits 4bn views a day – what does that mean for Asian marketers?

Facebook’s announcement back in April that there are now 4bn daily video views on the platform was greeted with adulation by investors and industry commentators alike. The stock hit $84.63 and a rouse of industry experts were heralding how Facebook would soon be usurping YouTube as the webs primary source of video consumption. There is no doubt that the growth…