UK advertisers are planning to cut-back on offline media in favour of digital spend, as the recession puts increased pressure on budgets. This is according to research from ISBA and Ebiquity, who surveyed 59 brand advertisers (which included three of the UK’s top 10 by spend and 11 of the UK’s top 50). Sixty nine […]
Pritesh Gadhia is Managing Director, UK and Ireland, at Accenture Song (formerly Accenture Interactive). We asked him about his role, his opinions on the metaverse and the future of brand marketing. Tell us about your role – what does a typical day look like for you? There is no typical day! I’m fortunate to be […]
Dominic Dunne, commercial lead at Clear Channel, which runs programmatic out-of-home buying platform, LaunchPAD, outlines what ecommerce marketers need to know about this fast-growing channel.
From order picking to last mile delivery, grocery retailers and FMCG brands are increasingly looking for ways to improve speed and efficiency in omnichannel fulfilment. With rising consumer expectations, the goal is to give customers what they want, exactly when they want it, even amid wider challenges in the supply chain. A large number of […]
Mark Zablan is the CEO of Emplifi, a unified platform for social marketing, social commerce and customer care. We asked him about the role of data and automation in CX, as well as what makes for a successful rebrand (following the merger of Astute and Socialbakers – to become Emplifi – last year). What are […]
Email is a great place to start when delivering personalised experiences that offer flexibility and ROI.
What is the digital shelf? What does it mean for FMCG brands and how can they win there, including making the most of evolving retail media networks?
New research from Movable Ink shows consumers are more likely to purchase from, and stay loyal to, brands that personalise customer interactions and comms.
Andrea Carter is Senior Director of Marketing EMEA at Sophos, a cybersecurity-as-a-service company. I recently caught up with Andrea to find out more about her role. She talks trends in B2B marketing, the alignment between sales and marketing, and lessons from the pandemic. Tell us about your role – what does a typical day look […]
The coronavirus pandemic has formed new consumer habits around buying fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG, also known as consumer-packaged goods or CPG). While the astronomical spike in online purchasing that was seen in the early days of the Covid-19 lockdowns (and again in late 2020 and early 2021) proved to not be permanent, many more consumers […]
Clare Cryer is Chief Growth Officer at retail technology agency Outform. I caught up with Clare to find out more about her role, as well as other topics including technology and personalisation in retail. Tell me about your role – what does a typical day look like for you? I oversee growth at Outform, so […]
What operational pitfalls can prevent retailers offering a good end-to-end customer experience with click and collect? James Gurd, owner and ecommerce replatforming consultant at Digital Juggler, shares some considerations.
With AI-generated writing, imagery and even video becoming available in increasingly high quality, how can marketers ensure responsible use of these tools? ContentBot founder Nick Duncan talks AI, ethics, and the need for a “human in the loop”.
Kilgore discusses the value in the brand’s membership approach, its long-form content which is less suited to influencers, and the potential for bricks-and-mortar when it becomes ‘harder to find new customers by algorithm’.
Thomas Butta is Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Airship, the mobile app experience platform. We ask him what makes a great mobile app experience, and learn about why marketers should have what he calls a ‘life after download’ mindset. Tell us about your role – what does a typical day look like for you? […]
Black Friday spend is predicted to be subdued this year, as the cost of living crisis hits both consumers and retail brands. New figures from Retail Economics and Metapack suggest that consumer spending on non-essential items during the last three months of the year will drop by £4.4bn, with nearly 60% of UK consumers expected […]
Influencer marketing has become an integral part of the marketing mix for many brands today. But how can brands ensure that they forge successful influencer partnerships in a crowded and evolving creator economy? At ‘AUTHENTIC: Marketing in the Creator Economy’ – an event hosted by creator management platform GRIN – brand representatives spoke about their […]
Google’s update means sites that use extensive automation to produce content could find themselves in the crosshairs. What does this mean for AI copywriting tools?
Nikki Gilliland talks to Eric Dahan, CEO of global influencer agency Open Influence, and 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.
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