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Promotions and discounts: UX/CX considerations for ecommerce brands

Retail brands are reportedly set to ramp up promotions and discounts in the coming weeks as the impact of inflation takes its toll. According to a report by CNN in June, a number of US retail brands including Walmart, Target, and Urban Outfitters are sitting on unsold inventory as consumers have pulled back on spending […]

How the pharma industry is embracing influencer marketing

The pharma industry is increasingly embracing social media as a tool for influence – a term we are used to hearing in the context of fashion, beauty, or sport. But now, with the rise of new social media platforms like TikTok – where users are increasingly seeking out health-related advice in a more informal or […]

What does Beauty Pie’s success reveal about a changing beauty industry?

Beauty Pie raised $100m in funding last September to help further its expansion plans, which it says will involve “more warehouses, pop-up shops and a new membership model (for devotees).” This round of funding follows on from the huge growth Beauty Pie generated during the pandemic, with the brand doubling its number of members and […]

Creating a user-centric pharma website: UX best practices

In the age of Covid-19 and digitally-oriented healthcare engagement by both patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs), a pharma company’s web presence is more important than ever. Sometimes referred to as ‘portals’, pharma websites are the means through which HCPs and the general public can access information about pharma products and research, and the experience they […]

SmartFrame Technologies’ Rob Sewell on why shift to contextual targeting will be ‘the most significant trend’ for ads in 2022

Rob Sewell is the CEO of SmartFrame Technologies – an image-streaming service that aims to give image owners, publishers, and advertisers more control and protection of their images, while enabling opportunities to monetise them. I recently spoke with Rob to find out more about his role and the company, why he thinks that contextual advertising […]

UX features that discount retailers are using to drive ecommerce conversions

An increasing number of discount stores have invested in ecommerce in the last few years, often providing home delivery only for higher-priced items, or for minimum order values. At a time of inflationary pressures and increased cost of living, customers may be seeking out these options more readily online. So how do these retailers encourage […]

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Digital PR: An introduction to writer/blogger outreach

The disciplines of content marketing and SEO are intertwined. Generally speaking, content marketing concerns the creation and publication of content to engage an audience, while SEO concerns the research of topics being searched for by people using Google (or other search engines). Both content marketers and SEOs will also have a focus on creating link-worthy […]

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What is design thinking?

When people talk about ‘design thinking’ nowadays, they are referring to a specific definition: a methodology and organisational approach to solving problems and building products. Design thinking is about bringing these tried-and-tested methodologies to a wider audience and wider stakeholders across the organisation. Over the past few years, ‘design thinking’ has gone from being an […]

The business case for UX

Whatever the organisation’s relationship with UX, the goal should be the same: to make a product or experience that solves a problem for a user and delights them in the process of solving it. But what about building a business case for UX? Why invest in UX? Why and where is UX important? How do […]

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