Jaguar Land Rover is trialling a scheme that rewards its owners for agreeing to share data on traffic and road conditions, "Campaign" reveals. The brand says it wants to be at the heart of the smart city movement in the future and is currently experimenting with a smart wallet that would be offered crypto credits for taking part in the scheme.
Mattel has chosen Ogilvy to handle its social brief across EMEA, using the agency's London office as a hub, "The Drum" reports.
Uber says it is embracing a range of "mobility solutions" as it launches access to London public transport data on its app, "The Mirror" writes. From today, Londoners can check out their public transport and walking options, compared to hailing an Uber.
AA/Warc has not changed its mind about the size of the UK television advertising market, but it has today decided a great proportion will come from VOD sales, "Campaign" reports. New figures predict VOD growth this year of 26% compared to 2018.
Belgian media group Mediahuis will buy the Irish newspaper owner, INM, for 145m Euros, "Press Gazette" reports. INM produces several titles, including the "Belfast Telegraph" and "Irish Independent."
Today "The Telegraph" is asking the question on the minds of many in politics and the telecoms industry. Would America really carry through on its threat to not pass on security information to the UK if London allows Huawei to provide non-core 5G components?
"The Times" is reporting on Google's shares dropping 7% last night after it missed its first-quarter revenue forecast by a billion dollars.
ITV has signed a deal with a theme park developer to allows its hit shows to be turned into rides, "The Guardian" reports. The "London Resort" in North Kent was supposed to feature entertainment themed around Paramount movies, but the studio pulled out.
Toyota has handed new briefs to The & Partnership and AKQA, "Campaign" reveals. The & Partnership is to work on the brand's CRM strategy, design and creative. AKQA is to handle digital transformation and experience for the carmaker.
Evgeny Lebedev, the owner of the Evening Standard, plans to sell off the loss-making "London Live" television station, "The Guardian" reports.