Google’s shock move yesterday (11 August) to separate its internet operations from its research divisions as part of an overhaul that will form new parent company Alphabet could “attract infringement action” from BMW.
Google’s massive reorganisation to make it a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet brings its focus on its ad business into sharp relief, as well as providing it with the means to innovate, take risks and keep investing in blue-sky technology.
Periscope, the live video streaming app, has signed up more than 10 million users since it launched in March but says, despite its scale, that it has no plans to launch any marketing campaigns or to start thinking about how it will monetise the service anytime soon.
At the end of every week, I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From unpicking what purpose means to P&G’s quest for “product superiority”, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Marketing departments are acting now to meet growing privacy expectations, with a focus on internal organisational improvements.
The dog food brand has won the top prize from Sky’s Zero Footprint ad fund, now in its third year.
Brands and broadcasters should be developing fan bases more to transform attention into revenue for women’s sport.