Food delivery giant Meituan Dianping and video streaming platform Bilibili are reported to have joined ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing in exploring the possible use of a digital currency developed by the People’s Bank of China.
With its acquisition of Mirror, the sportswear company, Lululemon reflects the influence of direct connections with consumers on what the sports market now is, as fitness cements its place in the home.
Greenhouse by Wells Fargo, the financial-services offering with a mobile app at its core, has benefitted from being an “endorsed” brand that mixes the long-standing equity of its parent company with startup energy.
Whether attempting to capitalise on a short-term fad, or redirect investment toward a long-term trend, a startup has developed a technique to find the signals in vast quantities of unstructured social data that claims 90% accuracy at a six-month ...
Alex Brownsell, WARC Exclusive, October 2019
Speaking exclusively to WARC, Kelly Williams, ITV’s managing director/commercial, revealed that the broadcaster is seeing a surge of interest from new-to-TV brands precisely at the moment that some of the medium’s most dependable advertisers are slashing budgets.
Following Amazon’s widely-publicised foray into cashierless stores, a group of startups are now chasing the prize of creating the tech underlying what is believed to be a new phase of convenience retail – but the e-commerce giant will be tough to ...
There are some innovations only big companies can pull off, but there is also plenty that their size prevents them from doing and at times they need to partner with other companies and overcome their differences; here’s how Diageo does it.
Anna Hamill, Event Reports, Vivatech, May 2019
Alibaba’s Jack Ma, one of the world’s most influential businesspeople, offers his advice on adopting the principles of entrepreneurialism and how Alibaba became one of the world’s most successful brands.
Disruption followed by stratospheric growth rates have long been the start-up ideal, but a new study explores the foundational elements of sustainable growth that apply both to early-stage firms and established brands.
Stephen Whiteside, Event Reports, Breaking Brand, May 2019
Research by effectiveness experts Les Binet and Peter Field found that advertising can play a vital role for digital-first enterprises, even if these brands often diminish the role of paid-for communications.
Luckin Coffee is a coffee company best known as the one-year-old challenging Starbucks in China. The homegrown startup has now filed for an IPO in the United States, as it races to open more outlets than its Seattle-based competitor.
A storm of probes, alleged misdemeanours, and reports of a toxic working culture has gathered over the UK fintech company Revolut, as the once fresh face of the finance world starts to look much like the old guard.