If you think your digital media planners do well and your budget on Internet ads is spent wisely, think twice. Following Google’s ad viewability report as of November 2014, which suggested that about 56% of all digital ads paid by advertisers are usually never seen by consumers, the Luxembourg-based startup Oxford BioChronometrics has proved that this number is actually much higher.

Brands not only change the way we consume and communicate, but also lead modern science forward, investing millions of dollars into research and innovation in such areas as molecular biology, chemistry, aerodynamics, electrodynamics, and others. This article is a recap of the most far-reaching scientific discoveries made by global and challenger brands in 2014.

As part of its Art, Copy & Code program, designed to offer a fresh take on advertising, Google is partnering with Nike to re-think its traditional AdWords platform with a soccer in mind. Together, they developed a customized user-friendly mobile ad system that reacted to what was being shown on TV during real-time games.