DoubleClick is set to release the first European version of its annual Touchpoints study, which looks at the main influences behind consumers' purchasing behaviour online.
So we spoke to the company's director of research and industry relations Rick E. Bruner for a sneak preview.
Ted Speroni heads the European operations of HP.com, as well as the tech giant’s regional preferred online partner programme – an interesting case study in how to incentivise resellers via the web and drive sales through third parties.
We spoke to him recently about the challenges of running and managing the programme, as well as future plans for improvements.
is one of the founders of eCourier, a hi-tech start-up targeting London's often-inefficient courier industry. It cuts costs by supporting online orders and tracking, as well as using software to automatically match couriers and customers.
We spoke to Jay about eCourier's benefits for online retailers - including potentially offering lower-cost same-day delivery.
Russell Buckley is the European managing director of AdMob, a mobile ad marketplace that has just received $15m in VC funding and says it is seeing growing adoption in the US and Europe.
We asked him a few questions about the platform, its future plans, and to respond to the doubts we've raised at various points about mobile advertising's effectiveness.
Tim Curtis has been at Mothercare Direct for five years now, helping the company shift towards multichannel retail and more recently overseeing its switch to Amazon Services' e-commerce platform.
We asked him a few questions about the challenges of integrating different channels within Mothercare, and what opportunities there are for retailers within Web 2.0, mobile and digital TV.
As well as being one of the UK's super-affiliates, Keith Budden is a partner in Affiliate Healthcheck,
a consultancy offering affiliate programme performance reviews, training, recruitment and assistance with network selection.
We asked him for an affiliate's perspective on some of the main issues around affiliate marketing programmes.
BJ Fogg directs research and design at Stanford University's
Persuasive Technology Lab
, and is pretty much The Don of captology - the study of how computers can be used to influence people's behaviour.
We asked him a few questions about how internet marketers could be using persuasion techniques more effectively, as well as some of the more scary implications for individual web users.
TripAdvisor is proof that Web 2.0 isn't particularly new - the seven-year old travel website is based around user-generated content and has a thriving community.
We sat down with Marc Charron, TripAdvisor's European managing director, to discuss the company's past, present and future.
Nectar is the UK's largest customer loyalty programme, and since its launch in 2002, more than ten million UK households regularly collect Nectar points.
The Nectar website, which allows users to spend the points they have earned on everything from CDs and DVDs to discounts on holidays, has recently relaunched with a view to improving usability.
We caught up with Roger Sniezek of Loyalty Management Group (which owns and operates the Nectar brand) to find out more about the site's relaunch.
Serial web investor
as a venture partner by London-based VC firm Index Ventures. Saul is planning to help Index spend its new technology fund and he will also work with its existing portfolio.
He spoke to us about why European start-ups need better access to experienced entrepreneurs, why he thinks social shopping is over-hyped, and what's driving the renewed interest in internet companies from investors.