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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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With eBay sponsoring Love Island, is sustainable fashion going mainstream?

The ITV reality show Love Island last month announced a partnership with eBay, with this year’s contestants showcasing secondhand clothing instead of fast-fashion pieces. And just last week, former sponsor Missguided was bought out of administration by Frasers Group for £20m. What does eBay’s move tell us about the state of the retail industry? And […]

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Seven examples of brands engaging in social commerce

Social commerce is maturing. As Accenture states in its ‘Future of Shopping‘ report: “Rather than a handful of big retailers and brands selling to mass markets of millions, we’re now seeing millions of individuals and smaller businesses selling to one another within a vast social commerce ecosystem.” Consequently, social commerce is expected to grow three […]

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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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