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What is a marketing mindset and what are its benefits?

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 […]

Traditional consumer insights techniques are ‘utterly outdated’: founder of insights platform Zappi on digitisation

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 […]

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Loyalty, flexibility and ‘bleisure’: How travel brands are adapting post-pandemic

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 […]

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Q-commerce: How is the rapid grocery market faring amid rising challenges?

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 launches learning model to bridge the digital marketing and ecommerce skills gap

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 […]

Kyndryl’s Tosca Maria Colangeli: “Incremental improvement is not enough to win in today’s disrupted business environment”

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, […]

‘Retailers need to keep looking for fresh, innovative ways to provide value to the customer’: Wunderkind’s Richard Jones

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 […]

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Stats roundup: Online grocery retail in 2022

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 – […]

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Six travel and tourism brands using TikTok to connect with young consumers

Social media has long been a source of travel inspiration. Direct engagement on social channels can encourage sales – particularly for younger consumers. GlobalData’s GlobalData’s Q1 2021 Consumer Survey revealed that 30% of Gen Z and 32% of Millennial consumers stated that direct engagement with a brand is a key driver of a purchase – […]

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The contextual advertising boom: What is it, and how can brands take advantage?

In an increasingly privacy-conscious web, contextual ad targeting is having a moment. Discussion website and self-proclaimed ‘front page of the internet’, Reddit, recently announced the acquisition of Spiketrap, an audience contextualisation company. As well as further building out Reddit’s advertising offering, the move to acquire Spiketrap highlights Reddit’s intention to capitalise on advertising that matches […]

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A metaverse reality check: What role for brands?

Many companies are eager to explore investments in the metaverse, but what is the best way to go about this? We conclude our three-part series, ‘A metaverse reality check’, by looking closely at the practical considerations behind metaverse investment, and consider what some major brands have been doing in this space.

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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