The acceleration of ecommerce throughout the globe over the course of the pandemic has been hard to ignore, as consumers shopped online often out of necessity, and brands were forced to rapidly change their strategies as a result.
I recently caught up with James Brown, who is Head of International for the sell-side advertising platform, Magnite. We discuss his role, the impact of new privacy measures, and the future of programmatic.. What has been your biggest achievement since you’ve been at Magnite, and can you explain your role? Magnite was born by bringing […]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer expectations rose quickly: an October 2020 survey by Talkdesk found that 58% of consumers said their service expectations are higher today than they were a year ago. Buying habits bear it out, too: 65% of consumers give buying preference to companies that offer quick and easy online transactions as part […]
Digital sales have more than tripled for restaurants since the start of the pandemic, says Paytronix’s Annual Order & Delivery Report. Other research mirrors these findings, suggesting that digital is increasingly a differentiator for restaurants. According to the Restaurant Readiness Index, restaurants now generate around 40% of their total sales by selling to customers online, […]
Daniel Owen is CEO of The Armstrong Partnership, an independent B2B marketing agency that works with leading industrial brands. I recently spoke with Daniel about his role, how B2B marketing has evolved since the pandemic, and how brands can best harness new technologies and storytelling trends within the sector. Tell us about your role (and […]
The online share of food shopping in the UK was 5.4% in February 2020 according to the ONS. By February 2021, this had risen to 14.7%. However, once restrictions were eased and vaccines were rolled out more widely, online growth declined as grocery shopping habits shifted back to brick-and-mortar. This stats roundup includes figures that […]
From logistics to sales and marketing, automation has the ability to transform ecommerce. And although tech companies such as Ocado Solutions have been pioneers of automation, last-mile delivery is still one area yet to be disrupted. Could autonomous vehicles be the next innovation in the industry? According to a 2021 report from Verified Market Research, […]
Every session on your ecommerce site or app is combustible. Friction from any number of factors – from webpage performance to poor navigation, bugs, and irrelevant offers – can derail a transaction and erode brand loyalty. Standard conversion and abandonment metrics are all useful for establishing a baseline, but they only tell you what your […]
Ryanne Laredo is CCO at Smartly.io – a social advertising automation platform. I recently caught up with Ryanne to discuss her role in depth, how data can enhance ad creativity, and her thoughts on the future of the industry. Tell me about your role… what does a typical day look like for you? In April […]
Whilst the rest of 2021 might not have seen ecommerce adoption hit the heights of January of that year (nearly 38% of total retail sales in the UK), comparisons to 2019 still show how things have changed. Holiday shopping now looks to be roughly 30%+ online, compared to c. 21% pre-pandemic. So, looking in the […]
Big updates from Google have always had a major impact on the world of search marketing, and 2021 feels like it’s been a big year for Google updates and announcements. 2021 was slated to bring the arrival of Google’s Page Experience ranking signal (originally due to roll out in May, the update finally arrived in […]
From Facebook rebranding as Meta, to TikTok reaching one billion monthly users – 2021 was a mammoth year in the world of social media. But how will social evolve in 2022? We spoke to industry experts to get some insight on what the next year could bring, with social commerce, the changing roles of influencers, […]
What is in store for CX and UX in 2022? We’ve had some clues in 2021 – sustainability, inclusion, privacy, user-centricity, video, automation, empathy and trust. How will these play out in customer experience over the next 12 months? We asked the experts… For more on what’s on the horizon for 2022, don’t miss Econsultancy’s […]
Good Growth chief product officer Michael Duke offers four ways to determine the real value of social advertising when the majority of users through social media fail to convert.
The crux of good advertising, when you boil it right down, is about reaching customers with the right message at the right moment in time. Of course, actually doing this is a lot easier said than done. However, in our ever-more-online world, we have more insight into where our customers are in their journey, how […]
Between new privacy legislation, increased scrutiny of big tech’s approach to data collection, and the continued maturation of strategies to replace third-party tracking cookies, 2021 has brought some interesting developments for data and analytics. What do the experts predict 2022 will look like? Here are some key trends highlighted by our contacts in the world […]
Looking to 2022, we’ve collected predictions from the world of adtech and performance to find out the big trends of the next 12 months in digital advertising. From first-party data and retail media, to ad creative and upper-funnel campaigns, the list is dominated by the ongoing challenges created by Covid-19, changing views on privacy, and […]
The learning curve in ecommerce is set to continue in 2022. New customers, new competition and new technology abound, with pandemic uncertainty still front of mind. Key for retailers will be navigating supply chain issues, and weathering the impact of any new Covid restrictions by forging strong customer relationships across digital channels. Ultimately, the task […]
Santi Sarapinas is a creative technologist and director of visual communications agency, Vismedia. I caught up with Santi to find out more about his role, the benefits of mixed reality for brands, and the technologies that are driving the industry. What does a Creative Technologist do, and how does your role fit in to the […]
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