As the retail industry readjusts post-pandemic, new research suggests that consumers aren’t necessarily prioritising in-store or online shopping, but prefer retailers that meet them wherever they are. According to Klarna’s ‘Owning Omnichannel’ report, 89% of shoppers say they use multiple channels to search and spend. One trend emerging from this omni-channel demand is live streaming […]
Welcome back to our regular roundup of the stand-out social campaigns from the month just gone.
Charlie Casey is the co-founder and CEO of Loyalty Lion – a customer loyalty and engagement platform for fast-growth ecommerce merchants. We caught up with him to ask all things ‘loyalty’, such as how ecommerce brands can retain customers post-pandemic, what successful loyalty schemes look like today and why a certain brand has captured his […]
The acceleration of ecommerce throughout the globe over the course of 2020 was hard to ignore, as consumers shopped online often out of necessity, and brands were forced to rapidly change their strategies as a result.
It feels as though ecommerce commentators have been banging the drum for the ‘personalisation boom’ for years now – but could 2022 be the year that meaningful personalisation in retail becomes the norm?
On Monday, KFC was awarded Brand of the Year in the Marketing Week Masters, beating off competition from brands such as Asos and Channel 4.
Patrick Mareuil is Managing Director EMEA at Airship. We chat to him about privacy, how to optimise app experiences, and what marketers need to do differently in the months ahead.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is impacting every part of our lives, from the places we can go to the way we spend our time, to the priorities we have and the way we spend our money.
In partnership with Sitecore, Econsultancy has launched a new report – Financial Service Focus: Are brands meeting customers’ next-level digital expectations? – exploring challenges and opportunities faced by brands operating in the sector. Based on a survey of 201 financial services executives and 155 respondents working across all other industries, here are some key highlights. […]
Nadine Neatrour, Selfridges’ Director of Marketing, was interviewed by retail expert Martin Newman at Ecommerce Expo last month and shared her thoughts on, amongst other things, how the direct-to-consumer brand boom has impacted retail. Neatrour has previously worked in a number of customer-focused roles for brands including By Terry, Ted Baker, and LVMH, and describes […]
At September’s Ecommerce Expo, Gousto CMO Tom Wallis led a session outlining the ways data helped upgrade Gousto to ‘Unicorn’ status in 2020, and how the brand will sustain its growth and appeal post-pandemic.
Today we chat to Orsi Jojart, Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader in the Marketing and Sales Practice and McKinsey Digital in the UK. We ask Jojart about her data-focused role, what differentiates leading retailers right now, and what’s in store for the future of retail. Tell us about a typical working […]
Described as ‘the marketplace for current culture,’ StockX is a retail platform on which consumers can both buy and sell highly coveted fashion and accessories. But what does ‘marketplace for culture’ mean exactly, and how does StockX resonate with its highly invested, Gen Z audience? Olivier Van Calster, GM of International, recently shared some insight […]
The example of record-breaking surfer Garrett McNamara shows how preparing with the right toolset puts you in position to take advantage of opportunities.
It’s always fun picking out your favourite talks from the Festival of Marketing agenda. One of the charms of the virtual format the Festival has been using over the past year is that with no concurrent sessions and everything available afterwards on demand, those delegates with enough stamina should be able to listen to every […]
At Ecommerce Expo last week, Richard Robinson, MD of Xeim Engage and Oystercatchers, chaired a panel of agency CEOs and asked them what they see in the future of marketing and ecommerce. Christopher Kenna, Founder & CEO of Brand Advance, a media network that helps advertisers reach diverse communities; Fiona Gordon, CEO of Ogilvy UK; […]
Welcome back to our regular roundup of the stand-out social stories from the month just gone. In September, we saw many brands continue to adopt sentiments of togetherness, authenticity and self-expression in their campaigns as life returns to normal, social lives ramp up, and young people return to school and university. TikTok has maintained its […]
Thomas Walters is the CEO & Co-Founder of Billion Dollar Boy (BDB) – a global creative influencer marketing agency that delivers end-to-end campaign management for top brands. I recently caught up with Thomas to chat about the evolution of influencer marketing, the key components of any successful campaign, and the trends to watch out for. […]
Fast delivery has always been part of a good retail customer experience, but now, a new wave of companies are making speed their USP.
In a recent survey conducted by the New Statesman Media Group (NSMG), marketers from around the world were given the opportunity to sound off about the industry. From familiar issues about shrinking budgets and thinly-spread resources to specific concerns surrounding marketing credibility and poor technological solutions, more than 100 respondents took the opportunity to let […]
Nikki Hawke is the Chief Marketing Officer of Hivestack – a global ad tech leader in programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) advertising. We caught up with Hawke to find out more about her role, the benefits of programmatic DOOH, and why she believes it should be a key part of a wider omni-channel strategy. […]
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