The coronavirus pandemic changed media behaviors in 2020, driving up consumption of TV and digital video. Quarantines also changed the retail landscape, boosting ecommerce and digital food service significantly.
The boom in direct-to consumer, D2C, entities has caught global attention especially in Europe where pioneers like beauty company Glossier, mattress companies Casper and Emma and luggage maker away have recorded resounding success.
S4 Capital plc, the tech-led, new age/new era digital advertising and marketing services company, has announced that that Staud Studios, a high-end creative production studio specializing in the Automotive industry, is merging with MediaMonks, S4Capital’s Content practice.
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has appointed Melissa Cannon MPRCA as PRCA International Director.
Cadent, the advanced TV platform company, has announced the expansion of its addressable advertising management platform in Europe in partnership with Liberty Global.
Carlsberg is starting 2021 with a toast to alcohol-free beer as it unveils its latest ad featuring Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen.
Unilever and Innova Partnerships have launched a joint venture biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning surfaces could become a reality.
Logitech has teamed up with Girls Who Code, joining the international non-profit in its essential mission to close the gender gap in technology worldwide.
Heineken, Nouryon, Philips and Signify have formed the first consortium to sign a Pan-European green energy deal securing additional renewable electricity for Europe.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that 13 new signatories have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
Xandr operates a technology platform that facilitates and optimises the buying and selling of digital advertising, across premium media properties spanning advanced TV, display and mobile.
Visual Data Media Services, an entertainment services company serving studios and distributors globally with end-to-end content management and digital media supply chain solutions, has partnered with Endeavour Capital, a mid-market investment firm.
Procter & Gamble Oral Care has unveiled its newest packaging innovation across its leading toothpaste brands, Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med.
Lifestyle product retailer MINISO opened its 100th post-IPO physical store this November, signaling a market expansion streak amidst industry-wide scale back and closings.
As part of Mondelēz International’s journey to create a transformative end-to-end customer experience, the company has expanded its relationship with Publicis Groupe to include all production duties across Europe.
Recently, Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, handed over the keys of a D Wide Z.E. truck to Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group.
Mazda appointed VIRTUE, the agency born from VICE, to get design-savvy people excited about their electric car and see Mazda as the car manufacturer that leads in design thinking.
ReneSola and Innova entered into a strategic partnership agreement to co-develop utility-scale projects in the UK.
OKCoin announces 5X referral reward for Netherlands customers as part of continued European expansion
OKCoin, the global, regulated fiat-focused crypto asset exchange, is celebrating continued expansion in Europe in anticipation of regulatory approval from the Dutch Central Bank this year with a limited promotion for Netherlands customers.
Branding and digital design agency BASIC®, best known for their work for Google, KFC, Herman Miller/Design Within Reach, Patagonia and Airbnb, has joined Dept, a digital agency in Europe.
TikTok has announced two new partnerships in the recent past. The first is a global partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify and the second is a new music licensing agreement with Sony Music Entertainment.
Sterling and Wilson Solar announced the opening of its new office in Spain, following its international expansion strategy.
Siemens Mobility, Siemens Energy join forces to drive development of hydrogen mobility in Germany and Europe
Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains.
Sotheby's International Realty announced Schürrer & Fleischer Immobilien is the newest member of its global network and will now operate as Baden-Württemberg Sotheby's International Realty.
MINISO, Japanese-inspired lifestyle product retailer, opened its inaugural outlet in Paris, first store to open in Europe since the company's successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Perrigo Company, global provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products, announced that it has completed the acquisition of three Eastern European OTC skincare and hair loss treatment brands, Emolium, Iwostin and Loxon from Sanofi.
RTL Group today announced it has completed the sale of its entire shareholding in Vancouver-based BroadbandTV to BBTV Holdings Inc., effective 28 October 2020, for €102 million.
The European Publishers Council (EPC) has welcomed the Italian Competition Authority’s investigation against Google for an alleged abuse of dominant position.
Hospitality group Accor, and sbe, international hospitality group that develops, manages and operates award-winning brands, announced an agreement to turn the five-star London hotel, The Curtain, into a Mondrian hotel.
FOX News Media’s international streaming platform FOX News International has expanded its distribution across Europe.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo announced its entry into six European countries, Poland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Sony Europe has announced that customers can now access the Apple TV app on select Sony smart TVs to enjoy Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, new and popular movies, and personalised and curated recommendations.
Publicis Groupe has announced the appointment of Marta Ruiz-Cuevas as Publicis Groupe Iberia (Spain and Portugal) CEO, expanding upon her continued Publicis Groupe Mexico CEO remit.
Digital marketing agency Wpromote, has announced the launch of The Ad Creative Bank, a tool to help marketers identify trends, build new best practices, and improve marketing creative.
As the European Commission sits down to discuss proposals for a new 2030 emissions target, more than 150 European businesses, investors and business networks are calling on EU leaders to back the ambition set out in the European Green Deal.
Kubient and Zoox Smart Data, a solution in applying Big Data and artificial intelligence, have launched a strategic partnership to allow advertisers to buy with vetted first party, consumer provided audience data.
Samsung Electronics has announced a new partnership with design company d’strict to showcase groundbreaking new media art on Samsung’s industry-leading SMART signage.
HP has rolled out the planet’s most comprehensive carbon neutral Managed Print Service offering for HP-branded devices
World’s largest independent content creation Group for television and multimedia platforms Banijay has announced the appointment of Lars Blomgren as Head of Scripted, EMEA.
Apple has announced it will invest in the construction of two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines, a source of clean, renewable energy that will bring its supply chain and products one step closer to carbon neutrality.