The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is impacting every part of our lives, from the places we can go to the way we spend our time, to the priorities we have and the way we spend our money.
In partnership with Sitecore, Econsultancy has launched a new report – Financial Service Focus: Are brands meeting customers’ next-level digital expectations? – exploring challenges and opportunities faced by brands operating in the sector. Based on a survey of 201 financial services executives and 155 respondents working across all other industries, here are some key highlights. […]
Nadine Neatrour, Selfridges’ Director of Marketing, was interviewed by retail expert Martin Newman at Ecommerce Expo last month and shared her thoughts on, amongst other things, how the direct-to-consumer brand boom has impacted retail. Neatrour has previously worked in a number of customer-focused roles for brands including By Terry, Ted Baker, and LVMH, and describes […]
At September’s Ecommerce Expo, Gousto CMO Tom Wallis led a session outlining the ways data helped upgrade Gousto to ‘Unicorn’ status in 2020, and how the brand will sustain its growth and appeal post-pandemic.
Today we chat to Orsi Jojart, Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader in the Marketing and Sales Practice and McKinsey Digital in the UK. We ask Jojart about her data-focused role, what differentiates leading retailers right now, and what’s in store for the future of retail. Tell us about a typical working […]
Described as ‘the marketplace for current culture,’ StockX is a retail platform on which consumers can both buy and sell highly coveted fashion and accessories. But what does ‘marketplace for culture’ mean exactly, and how does StockX resonate with its highly invested, Gen Z audience? Olivier Van Calster, GM of International, recently shared some insight […]
The example of record-breaking surfer Garrett McNamara shows how preparing with the right toolset puts you in position to take advantage of opportunities.
The acceleration of ecommerce throughout the globe over the course of 2020 was hard to ignore, as consumers shopped online often out of necessity, and brands were forced to rapidly change their strategies as a result.
It’s always fun picking out your favourite talks from the Festival of Marketing agenda. One of the charms of the virtual format the Festival has been using over the past year is that with no concurrent sessions and everything available afterwards on demand, those delegates with enough stamina should be able to listen to every […]
At Ecommerce Expo last week, Richard Robinson, MD of Xeim Engage and Oystercatchers, chaired a panel of agency CEOs and asked them what they see in the future of marketing and ecommerce. Christopher Kenna, Founder & CEO of Brand Advance, a media network that helps advertisers reach diverse communities; Fiona Gordon, CEO of Ogilvy UK; […]
Welcome back to our regular roundup of the stand-out social stories from the month just gone. In September, we saw many brands continue to adopt sentiments of togetherness, authenticity and self-expression in their campaigns as life returns to normal, social lives ramp up, and young people return to school and university. TikTok has maintained its […]
Thomas Walters is the CEO & Co-Founder of Billion Dollar Boy (BDB) – a global creative influencer marketing agency that delivers end-to-end campaign management for top brands. I recently caught up with Thomas to chat about the evolution of influencer marketing, the key components of any successful campaign, and the trends to watch out for. […]
Fast delivery has always been part of a good retail customer experience, but now, a new wave of companies are making speed their USP.
In a recent survey conducted by the New Statesman Media Group (NSMG), marketers from around the world were given the opportunity to sound off about the industry. From familiar issues about shrinking budgets and thinly-spread resources to specific concerns surrounding marketing credibility and poor technological solutions, more than 100 respondents took the opportunity to let […]
Nikki Hawke is the Chief Marketing Officer of Hivestack – a global ad tech leader in programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) advertising. We caught up with Hawke to find out more about her role, the benefits of programmatic DOOH, and why she believes it should be a key part of a wider omni-channel strategy. […]
How do homeware brands successfully use social commerce? Here are a few pointers from Deft’s ‘Social Commerce’ report, along with some further analysis of how UK homeware brands can drive success through digital.
The announcement that influencer Molly-Mae Hague was recently appointed as the new UK and EU Creative Director for fast-fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing has generated equal amounts of praise and criticism online. More generally, the announcement has sparked a wider conversation about the increasing influence that content creators have over the brands they work with. […]
The typical customer purchase journey can see buyers engaging with brands across several different touchpoints. For example, this might include an initial online search, followed by a visit to a business branch to test the product, followed by a phone call to check details. The goal for many brands is to harmonise that omnichannel ecosystem […]
Love them or hate them, Crocs have undoubtedly enjoyed something of a resurgence in the past few years. Seen on the feet of influencers and Oscar-attendees alike – as well as those who simply care more about comfort than style – the footwear brand has recently cemented its success with record earnings. In its Q2 […]
Louise Tullin is the Chief Marketing Officer at Enthuse – a digital platform that provides fundraising, donation, and event management tools to charities. We sat down with Louise to chat about what has changed for Enthuse in the past 18 months, the importance of digital fundraising, and the future of marketing within the third sector. […]
Since the discontinuation of Google Glass back in 2015, the wearables market has focused on smartwatches and fitness trackers. In 2021, however, a new pair of smart glasses – created by Facebook in partnership with Ray-Ban – could usher in a new era of mainstream wearable technology. But will it take off, even amid privacy […]
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