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M&M’s Blog goes behind the headlines to offer a running commentary on the business dynamics within the international media and marketing industry. The M&M editorial team joins forces with industry experts and local market heroes to balance a bird’s eye view of global trends with the importance of local insight.

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  • How advertisers can capitalise on today’s drop in roaming fees

    01 July 2014

    According to a study by the European Commission, less than 10 per cent of EU citizens use their mobile phone abroad in the same way they do at home. A quarter switch their phone off on landing in a foreign country and just under half (47 per cent) refuse to use mobile communications during their trip. It’s no exaggeration to say that – for the mobile channel at least – roaming fees have created a ‘mobile black hole’ that travellers disappear into as their plane hits the runway.

    In an era where the smartphone plays a bigger role in our ...

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    Tags: Microsoft, Data Roaming

  • What Oculus Rift means for brands

    01 July 2014



    Since its acquisition by Facebook for $2bn in March, there has been much speculation and debate around the Oculus Rift. Previously well known to those in development and design as the hugely successful kickstarter project, (initially funded in 2012 for over $2m from a $250,000 goal), the question now being asked is how can this really be used to create brand experiences?

    Paul Dixon, director of motion at DesignStudio talks about the potential of the Oculus Rift, and why brands should sit up and pay attention to Virtual Reality. 

    For us at DesignStudio, the excitement is in the experience. ...

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    Tags: Oculus Rift

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