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Weekly AI Recap: Apple’s new M4 chip, Dotdash Meredith signs licensing deal with OpenAI

on May 10, 2024

By Webb Wright Plus, xAI reportedly expected to close its current funding round at a valuation of around $18bn. Apple brings AI to the iPad with powerful new chip During a virtual event to showcase upgrades to the iPad on Tuesday, Apple highlighted some new AI features which it hopes will boost its competitive edge in the industry-wide race to commercialize the technology. The latest iteration of the iPad Pro is quipped with the new M4, a new chip which incorporates both a CPU and a GPU. It’s also built with a new and improved “neural engine,” enabling AI-powered features like Visual Look Up, which identifies Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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The most innovative Mother’s Day campaigns from Dove, MoneyGram, DoorDash & more

on May 10, 2024

By Audrey Kemp From tech-enabled family reunions to AI-powered career assistance, these brands and agencies are redefining how we honor moms today. As Mother’s Day approaches in the US, brands and agencies are not only offering traditional gifts this year but also crafting innovative campaigns that resonate deeply with the essence of motherhood. From heartwarming reunions facilitated by DoorDash to MullenLowe planting career opportunities for moms, these initiatives are reshaping the celebration. Let’s delve into these unique and truly helpful campaigns that celebrate moms in meaningful ways, from Dove Chocolate, MoneyGram and others. DoorDash closes the distance between mothers and their children <div Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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Ad of the Day: The Ordinary’s stripped-back OOH prioritizes science over celebrity

on May 10, 2024

By Amy Houston The brand, a favorite among skincare lovers, has shunned a flashy, celebrity-endorsed campaign in favor of spotlighting its clean ingredients. It’s the best ad today. The Ordinary is championing science over celebrity in its latest outdoor campaign, which highlights all the ingredients in its products. Known for its no-nonsense approach to naming its lotions and potions, the brand is advocating for transparency within the beauty industry. What makes this ad brilliant is that it emphasizes what’s inside its products in a way that is distinctive to the brand. Notably, the color palette remains entirely monochromatic, a signature characteristic of the brand’s identity. The Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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Your brand experience needs to be more than just flight of fancy

on May 10, 2024

By Ben Ireland The road to bad brand experience is paved with good intentions. Ben Ireland of Unlimited explains how to make good on the promises you set out to deliver. We’ve all been there. You see a social post about a product you’re interested in. You click through to view it… and land on a generic homepage. You try to search for the product but don’t quite know its name. A little scrolling through various similar options and there it is. But the product page is a little… underwhelming. You have a question about the item, which sends you on a wild goose Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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Media buyers ask difficult questions so you get the best price

on May 10, 2024

By Ryan Lewis What exactly does a media buyer do? Ryan Lewis of RocketMill explains the benefits of enlisting their services – and the dichotomy between cost and value. In the ever-evolving marketing landscape, the role of media agencies has become increasingly pivotal. These agencies serve as conduits between brands and their target audiences, navigating the complex terrains of advertising platforms, media owners, consumer behavior, and industry trends. However, still in discussions about media agency partnerships, a crucial question often arises: the disparity between cost and value. Cost is a tangible metric, representing the monetary investment required to engage the services of a media Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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Experts discuss the future of AI-powered marketing at The Drum Live in New York

on May 9, 2024

By Webb Wright The event’s opening panel yesterday morning highlighted the central role that AI-generated content is increasingly playing within the marketing sector. There are few subjects that are more salient in the minds of marketers today than generative AI. It was fitting, therefore, for The Drum Live US to kick off yesterday morning with a panel discussion about the technology and its growing impact throughout the ad industry. The three panelists – Bacardi’s Laila Mignoni, Uber Advertising’s Mrinalini Nair and Runway’s Emily Golden – brought a wide and illuminating range of perspectives to answer the central questions discussed throughout the conversation: How is generative Read full story › Source: The Drum...

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