2022 brought new challenges for the retail industry as consumers cut-back on spend due to rising inflation and the cost-of-living, and retail brands suffered from supply chain issues and other lingering consequences of the pandemic. Online retail sales fell by 2.8% in November 2022, according to ONS, which it says continues a downward trend seen […]
The digital transformation of pharma has continued apace during the past few years, changing the way that both healthcare professionals (HCPs) and consumers communicate with each other and with pharmaceutical brands. But what digital marketing trends will shape pharma in 2023? From ad-supported media to influencer marketing, here’s a look at what’s on the horizon […]
Martim Avillez Oliveira is CEO Europe for D2C and cross-border ecommerce specialist ESW. We caught up with Martim to find out about his role, as well as his thoughts on trends in retail for 2023 including loyalty, returns, and cross-border shopping. Tell me about your role – what does a typical day look like for […]
What are the overarching trends that will define how marketers will think and act in 2023, and the challenges and opportunities they will face? We explore four key trends. For some more channel-specific predictions, see our previous expert roundups on ecommerce, personalisation, retail media, influencer marketing, SEO, and social ads. Our trends for 2023: Resisting […]
Annika Bizon is Marketing and Omnichannel Director for Samsung UK and Ireland. We caught up with Annika to find out more about her role, which heads up a newly-combined marketing and omnichannel function, and the benefits this combination has brought. She also discusses how to create a truly great customer experience, and how Samsung meets […]
Instagram is to remove the Shop tab from its homepage navigation bar this February, in what may form part of a wider shake-up that will see the social media platform re-focus on driving ad revenue. Parent company Meta announced the change earlier this week, informing users that the Reels tab will replace Shop, while the content […]
With social media platforms including TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest adding new commerce features – from shoppable Reels to product tagging in live-streams – brands are investing, and consumers are buying in. Consequently, social commerce is expected to be worth $1.2 trillion by 2025. So, how can marketers create an effective social commerce strategy? Where should […]
Russell Howe is VP EMEA of data privacy company Ketch. We spoke with Russell to find out about what his role entails, the key elements of a successful data privacy program, and how businesses can overcome data privacy’s most common pitfalls. Tell me about your role – what does a typical day look like for […]
Personalisation – is it the key to conversion and the logical endpoint for comms, or merely a marketing pipedream? The answer is likely somewhere between the two, but to give us some more perspective on what marketers should expect from personalisation in 2023, I asked the opinions of some experts at AI-powered SaaS content platforms […]
The last year has been turbulent in ecommerce, following on from the surge in online shopping during 2020 and 2021. However, online sales are still growing steadily in the longer term (hitting 30% of total retail again in the UK in November 2022 according to ONS data), and the channel will be key for many […]
News and developments in retail media dominated 2022. “Everything is an ad network“, summarised analyst and investor Eric Seufert. As online continues to represent an increased proportion of shopper spend in the wake of Covid-19, retailers (and beyond) are increasingly waking up to the advertising opportunities that this presents – while brands are seeking new […]
Influencer marketing is now an integral part of the digital marketing mix, enabling brands to engage audiences and to promote authenticity and trust. According to The State of Influencer Marketing 2022: Benchmark Report, the industry was set to grow to approximately $16.4 billion this year; this growth has been buoyed by the continued success of […]
From Google announcing multi-modal ‘multisearch’ to the spam targeting efforts of its Helpful Content and Product Reviews updates, to developments in generative AI that could have disruptive implications for web search, it’s been an interesting year in search and SEO. We reached out to a number of experts to get their thoughts on how they […]
It has been a tumultuous year in social advertising, as brands and advertisers pulled back on paid social amid macro-economic challenges and iOS privacy updates. So, as we head into 2023, can we expect a different story? We spoke to industry experts to get some insight into what’s to come, with brand safety, first-party data, […]
OpenAI’s ChatGPT has gone viral, with many claiming that this sophisticated chatbot could displace Google. But how well does it really perform as a search engine?
How TikTok is changing the linear purchase journey with a platform that is community-focused, creator-led and conversational.
Erika Ottela is the co-founder and COO of eBrands – an ecommerce aggregator. We asked Erika about her journey with eBrands, the importance of Amazon and other ecommerce marketplaces, and her advice for entrepreneurs in the industry. Tell me about eBrands – what was the motivation behind starting the company and how does it operate? […]
We examine three travel marketing trends for 2023. Value-based messaging and finance-focused products, the role of travel agents and the continued rise of apps.
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