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Yesterday, Apple confirmed that it had acquired music recognition app Shazam for a reported $400m (£300m), in the company’s largest acquisition since it bought Beats Electronics for $3bn in 2014. As one of the first mainstream mobile apps, Shazam is significant brand for Apple to pick up. We reached out to mobile marketing experts for their thoughts on what the acquisition means for both companies, and the wider industry.
Interest in location-based ads sparked following the arrival of Snap Maps earlier this month, but many marketers believe getting accurate location data is still too complicated for them to spend more money on audience targeting in this way. Blis’ director of global communications, Andrew Darling, chimes in.