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A “seismic shift in how consumers interact with brands”: Impact’s Ross Negus on the partnership economy

Partnerships management platform Impact recently acquired unicorn status after raising $150m in a funding round that took its value to $1.5bn.  Here we catch up with Ross Negus, Enterprise Account Executive at Impact, to find out what life is like as a unicorn, and why the partnership economy is a growing opportunity for brands today. […]

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“Ecommerce is mostly marketplaces”: Colin Lewis on how brands can seize the marketplace opportunity

“Over 50% of the gross market value for the top six ecommerce players in the world is on marketplaces,” Colin Lewis, CMO of OpenJaw Technologies and author of Econsultancy’s Third-Party Marketplaces Best Practice Guide, told attendees at Econsultancy Live this week. Despite the continuing domination of big retailer.com sites, and the rising trend for direct-to-consumer […]

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Stats roundup: How ecommerce in APAC is changing in the wake of Covid-19

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region boasts some of the most dynamic, innovative and fast-moving ecommerce markets: from the largest ecommerce market in the world, China; to markets with near-total internet connectivity, like South Korea, to markets with high ecommerce penetration and immense potential for growth, like Indonesia. How is ecommerce in Asia-Pacific changing in the wake […]

Stats roundup: Online grocery post-Covid-19

The online share of food shopping in the UK was 5.4% in February 2020 according to the ONS. By February 2021, this had risen to 14.7%. However, once restrictions were eased and vaccines were rolled out more widely, online growth was negative as grocery shopping habits shifted back to brick-and-mortar. This stats roundup includes figures […]

Stats: How fashion ecommerce has changed post-Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for fashion retailers as a whole – in 2020, UK clothes sales fell by a whopping 25%. However, even in a sector that already had a relatively high degree of ecommerce penetration, post-pandemic the shift to online has been notable. This roundup includes studies and financial results […]

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A day in the life of… Alex Gallagher, CSO at UNiDAYS

Alex Gallagher is the chief strategy officer at UNiDAYS – an in-app marketplace that enables students around the globe to connect with over 800 brands. I recently spoke with Alex to find out more about his role, UNiDAYS’ growth, and the key to engaging Gen Z consumers. UNiDAYS has now expanded to 114 counties – […]

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How can marketers meet the skill requirements of the post-Covid era? Insights from GSK, Channel 4, UPS and WW

Econsultancy’s Future of Marketing survey, which canvassed close to 1,000 client, vendor and agency-side marketers on their predictions about the future of the industry, revealed that an overwhelming majority of marketers feel optimistic about their future. All told, 82% of marketers say they are optimistic about the future of marketing – a third (33%) are […]

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Widen CEO Matthew Gonnering: DAM and PIM are “the centre of the content universe”

Matthew Gonnering is the CEO of Widen, a digital asset management (DAM) and product information management (PIM) solutions company. We recently caught up to find out more about the future of martech in Widen’s category and Gonnering’s experience working for the business, including his self-branding of ‘chief eudaimonia officer’. How does a DAM solution fit […]

Latest briefings

What is digital shelf analytics?

With even more retailers now battling for space on the ‘digital shelf’ (i.e. the various places that we search, research, and buy products online) – being able to effectively capture the consumer’s attention is key. To increase the chances of this happening, retail brands must stay on top of multiple factors, such as ensuring product […]

An overview of the third-party cookie crackdown

In March 2021, Google announced on its Ads & Commerce blog that it was “Charting a course towards a more privacy-first web”. The blog post was a re-affirmation of Google’s commitment, first revealed in January 2020, to remove support for third-party tracking cookies in Chrome from 2022, and contained further details about how it plans […]

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