Participation media & marketing


Charities must restore confidence to unlock £1.7bn text donation opportunity, finds Fonix research.

Even though 93% of UK adults own a mobile device, to date, only 17% prefer using their handset to make a charity donation. Read more...


BBC Children in Need breaks all time text-to-donate record with Fonix.

Mobile payments and messaging specialists Fonix’s payments platform processed more than £6.6 million in text donations for this year’s BBC Children in Need fundraiser. Read more...


Accenture report on growth of second screen…

Viewership of movies and other video content on a television screen dropped 13 percent over the past year while mobile is increasingly the go-to choice for consuming entertainment content. Read more...


BBC Children in Need break text donation record with Harvest Media UK and Fonix

BBC Children in Need selected Harvest and Fonix for the provision of the text donations and mobile gift aid solution for their 2014 campaign. Read more...


Has mobile really replaced TV as the first screen for consumers?

A report that mobile has pulled off an improbable victory over television by wresting away the title of top screen. Read more...


Campaign to explain major changes for telephone users

Ofcom and the UK telephone industry are working together on a major new consumer information campaign to explain the biggest changes to calls in more than a decade. Read more...


Free voting on The X Factor for the first time

Fans of The X Factor will be able to vote for free for the first time ever in the show’s history, it was announced by ITV, FremantleMedia UK and Syco Entertainment. Read more...


Ten facts about the state of the mobile web

The most interesting points from the latest web trends report from Netbiscuits for Q2 of this year. Read more...


Freemium apps face pressure from regulators, paid app growth

Growing pressures facing freemium apps as regulators take a closer look at possible misuse and the market for paid apps becomes more clearly defined.
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The rise of social media is beginning to have an impact on television viewing, with one in seven viewers using the medium for TV recommendations.
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ABC Television In the US puts Keshet's voting app at heart of format..

Television network ABC’s reality series “Rising Star” premiered June 22 alongside a collaborative mobile application, enabling live votes and the chance for participants to be shown on screen. Read more...


Useful guide to Apple v Android apps...

Even though Google Play dominate market share, they generate a significantly smaller amount of money. Read more...


TV companies must innovate and engage audiences, warns top media strategist

TTV has “not innovated” in the past decade and programmers are losing control over their audience, according to digital media strategist Robert Tercek.
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Almost 2 million apps of which almost 20% low quality

The AppBrain low quality app detection filter detects automatically which apps are unlikely to be useful ("low quality apps"). Read more...


Influence of second screen still negligible says OFCOM

The recent phenomenon of the second screen screen has “not had a large influence of TV,” despite holding significant future potential, according to a new report commissioned by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom. Read more...


Microsoft Windows Mobile Store enables Charge to Mobile with Telefónica UK

Following the success of direct carrier billing implementations with Windows Phone Store in Spain and Germany, Telefónica’s Global Payment System is now live allowing O2 customers in the UK to use ‘Charge to Mobile’ when making a digital purchase through the Microsoft Windows Phone Store. Read more...


Put the right apps on your mobile and you can be on cloud nine

London Evening Standard article. Smartphones have become a vital expense for millions of us. Britons now spend more than £2 billion every year on mobile upgrades — and that’s before factoring in the cost of the phone bills. Read more...


Rising Star heads for Turkey

Turkish prodco Acun Medya is the latest international player to license rights to Keshet International’s hit format Rising Star. The company, which is known for producing Turkish versions of The Voice, Survivor and Got Talent, will now work on a local version of the singing format though no broadcast has yet been disclosed. Read more...


Smart Pipes or Dumb Monsters? What can Telcos do about death of SMS?

OTT messaging overtook and exceeded the number of text messages sent in the UK last year by more than 15bn. Read more...


MEF publishes top 10 trends for mobile in 2014

MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, looks ahead to 2014 by unveiling its predictions for the global mobile landscape in the next 12 months. Read more...


10 interesting digital marketing statistics seen this week

E Consultancy blog on statistics including real-time bidding, email marketing, paid search, responsive design, integrated marketing and augmented reality.
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Hand-held devices drive record BBC Sport traffic

A record 72 per cent of total UK BBC Sport traffic on Boxing Day came from mobile and tablet devices.
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Latest figures for smartphone penetration and IP enabled technologies

Smartphone penetration is now more than 70 per cent and devices are being used for an increasing number of activities, according to new research from UM.
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Telephone call charges to be made simpler

The cost of calling businesses and services will become clearer for consumers under major changes to telephone charging, Ofcom announced today.
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Harvest work with Channel 4

Harvest works with Channel 4 to launch Viewer competitions Deal or No Deal

Harvest Manages Voting for The X factor

Harvest manages voting for series 10 of 'The X Factor'.  This series, we see the launch of the new mobile voting app. 
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Harvest work with Children in Need

Harvest works with 'Children in Need' in a project management consultancy basis for this year’s fundraising campaign.
Harvest teams up with Openmarket to deliver text charity donations...