Facebook-Ticketmaster partnership lets you buy tickets right from your news feed: Facebook’s latest e-commerce business partner will be music to the ears of concertgoers. Ticketmaster has confirmed that it will begin selling gig and events tickets directly on Facebook by the end of April.
Havas HK names Andrew Cawte as head of media operations: Havas Media Group has appointed Andrew Cawte as the Managing Director of the agency’s Hong Kong operations. Mr Cawte joined Havas Media initially as the General Manager of Havas Media International and within a span of few months was promoted to the role of Managing Director for Havas Media Group Hong Kong.
Cloud video platform 90 Seconds raises USD 7.5 mn funding: 90 Seconds, the cloud video production platform, has raised USD 7.5 million in Series A financing led by Sequoia India. Sequoia has invested in companies including Apple, Google, YouTube and Airbnb.
Twitter Awards to recognize innovative ad campaigns: For its 10th anniversary, the Twitter Awards is giving brands, agencies and partners the ability to showcase their best #GoLive moments on the platform, with prizes and appreciation for top scorers.
Gillette adopts a Mafia theme, wanting you to join its razor subscription family: Gillette has marked the launch Gillette Club, an e-subscription initiative that sees blades regularly shipped to men, with a mafia-themed add calling on ‘wise guys’ to join. Backing the new subscription service is national advertising campaign filmed in the style of a gangster movie.
Customer service provider 7 ports its chat bot/live agent service to Facebook Messenger: In the latest sign of this trend, customer service provider 7 has announced the port of its dual chat bot/agent service to Facebook Messenger. A customer first encounters an automated chat bot, which then hands off to a human if things get too dicey.
Facebook adds Dropbox support and video Chat Heads to Messenger: Good news, everyone. Facebook Messenger has two new features! The first inches it (as happens to all messaging apps) one step closer to just emailing someone: you can now pop files from your Dropbox account directly into conversations. Just hit the “More” button in a conversation as if you were going to drop in one of those horrible Bitmoji. Dropbox should be right there, and you’ll be able to go through your files and directories.
Altitude Digital raises $17.5M as it launches its new ad platform for publishers: Altitude Digital says it has poured $20 million into its just-launched Arena platform for publishers. That sounds like a lot of money for one product, but Altitude is also announcing that it has raised $17.5 million in new funding.