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 […]
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 […]
Director of Brand Strategy at the digital content agency discusses authenticity in TikTok ads, the small brands that are winning and the future of the platform.
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 […]
Naeem Alvi-Assinder is the Founder and Managing Director at brand strategy and design agency, Notepad. I chatted with Naeem to find out more about Notepad, its ethos, and what he thinks are some of the key factors for brand growth in 2022. Tell me about Notepad – what was the motivation behind starting the company? […]
PepsiCo Europe Director of Digital Product and Experience Mia Sorgi discusses her role, including experience design across digital touchpoints, innovation in digital ordering and trends such as retail media and Just Walk Out.
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 […]
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 […]
John Lewis Customer Director Claire Pointon discusses experiential retail at Christmas and customers’ expectations of a ‘connected’ brand.
Roberts tells us about his role at conversion marketing tech company Ve Global and discusses current challenges for ecommerce brands, including how overpromising with chatbots leads to a confusion amongst customers.
The Love Island and Reddit partnership may have been a missed opportunity for ITV, and a reminder to marketers about the fundamentals of community, as some fans in the show’s subreddit were ambivalent about the tie-up.
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 […]
Examining the roles of data, measurement and emotional connections in experience transformation.
A number of new social apps are designed to limit usage and encourage authentic interaction. Is this a new era for social?
Adam Smart is Director of Product, Gaming at AppsFlyer – the mobile marketing analytics and attribution platform. I chatted with Adam to find out more about his role, plus his opinion on growing ad formats, data measurement, and user privacy. Tell us about your role, and how it fits into the wider company? In 2020, […]
At Econsultancy Live: CX 2022, Specsavers Group CRM and Analytics Director Tina Christison sat down with Econsultancy’s Steffan Aquarone to share how Specsavers’ approach to the customer has evolved.
Are you using behavioural economics nudges to guide users through the “messy middle”?
Speaking at Econsultancy Live: CX 2022, Grey Consulting’s Katy Lindemann suggests that the past couple of years has seen a shift in the way companies think about company culture and transformation projects.
How can brands connect with consumers today in the face of rising living costs? I spoke with Ben Osborne, Director of Insights at Siegel+Gale EMEA, to hear his thoughts on what it means to be a consumer-led brand, and the strategies that brands will be working on in the coming months. How would you define […]
Human insight is in high demand and customer experience is being prioritised, but this hasn’t yet translated into consistent execution of research.
Lyndsay Weir discusses how to build a data team with an external lens, one that is designed to serve the consumer and not exist merely as an internal business function or silo.
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