Nikki Gilliland talks to Eric Dahan, CEO of global influencer agency Open Intelligence, discusses the benefits, challenges, and potential opportunities for brands experimenting with virtual influencers.
In order to be successful, modern marketers need the right knowledge, skills and mindset. Knowledge and skills are fairly easy to define but mindset, rather less so. Though it may be more difficult to pin down, Econsultancy research has shown that marketers see mindset as paramount. 74% of the 841 senior marketers we surveyed in […]
Which retailer loyalty programs are seeing success and why? Nikki Gilliland looks at several examples from McDonald’s to Pets at Home and examines their strengths.
Steve Phillips is the founder and CEO of consumer insights platform Zappi. I recently caught up with with Steve to find out about his day-to-day work. He explains Zappi’s B-corp status, its company culture, and the increased digitisation of the market research industry. Tell us about your role – what does a typical day look […]
How to effectively build content into your email strategy in three steps: mapping the customer journey, collating the right content, and bringing the two together in an email programme.
Cross-border travel reached pre-pandemic levels this March for the first time since the start of the pandemic. With people holidaying again, how are travel companies in the industry responding to changing consumer behaviour? Here’s a look at how brands are approaching the issues of sustainability, flexibility, and loyalty. IHG and Expedia refresh loyalty programs to […]
Investment in q-commerce companies soared during the pandemic with consumers increasingly turning to rapid grocery services as an alternative to in-store shopping and with supermarket delivery slots often hard to come by. Companies including Jiffy, Gorillas, Getir, and Weezy emerged as competitors in the q-commerce space, each promising super-fast delivery and an app with a […]
Econsultancy has launched a new and innovative learning model to bridge the digital marketing and ecommerce skills gap. With marketing budgets facing the prospect of being cut back as a result of the recession, Econsultancy has developed a model to create highly effective and personalised training for digital marketers. As specialists in learning and development […]
Cyber-Duck’s Diversity and Accessibility Lead talks to us about the state of accessibility, common misconceptions, its place in the org and in digital transformation, and emerging tech such as the metaverse.
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How can retailers, particularly in fashion, reduce the online returns rate or mitigate the cost of postal returns?
Tosca Maria Colangeli is the UK&I President at Kyndryl. I recently caught up with Tosca to discuss the evolution of Kyndryl and its culture, inclusivity and diversity, the digital skills gap and the state of business transformation. Tell me about Kyndryl… What is the company’s core focus? In November 2021, Kyndryl spun off from IBM, […]
Richard Jones is the CRO of performance marketing engine Wunderkind. I recently spoke with Richard about his experiences as a two-time CEO, how brands can provide genuine value to the customer in exchange for their data, and the digital marketing trends that retailers need to keep an eye on in the near future. Tell us […]
Email remains a customer-centric channel, with marketing automation letting brands personalise their customer experience – at scale – while learning more about their audience.
“Too often data isn’t being deployed usefully”, comments Nick Stammers, VP UK & EMEA at Ataccama, a unified data management platform. “It’s simply a burden: redundant, duplicated, irrelevant, hosted on outdated legacy platforms, or too low quality to be of any use.” I asked Nick about his role at Ataccama, and the data challenges for […]
The Covid-19 pandemic led to an acceleration in online grocery shopping, but market growth has since levelled off. According to the ONS, internet sales as a percentage of total retail sales in the UK (not just grocery) stood at 18.7% in July 2019. While this surged to a height of 37.8% in January 2021 – […]
2022 has been much more challenging than initially predicted. In January, Ashley Friedlein predicted that the year – which he described as the ‘Great Reset’ – would be a chance for marketers to “recognise what has changed for good and what we need therefore to get used to and get good at” following two years […]
Jürgen Galler is the CEO and co-founder of marketing intelligence platform 1plusX. I recently caught up with Jürgen to find out more about his role. He also talks data strategy, and the challenges of activating first-party data. Tell us about your role – what does a typical day look like for you? As CEO of […]
What does digital media look like in the second half of 2022? We talk to some experts about media budgets, CPCs, CTV, first-party data, and retail media.
There’s plenty of enthusiasm from the world of business and technology about the prospect of the metaverse. But how well does this match up with what consumers are feeling?
Csaba Szabo is Managing Director EMEA at Integral Ad Science. I recently caught up with Csaba to find out more about his role, trends in advertising such as contextual advertising and connected TV (CTV), and what’s next for IAS. Tell me about your role at IAS – what are you most focused on right now? […]
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