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.
On day two of Festival of Marketing’s Fast Forward event, Wunderman Thompson’s Chief Strategy Officer, Sid McGrath, emphasised the increasing need to identify fractured brands in retail and the reasons why such fracturing is occurring. Perhaps most importantly, he shared his tips on how to make these brands whole again to deliver a first-class, coherent experience that will keep customers returning
Demand for SVOD services (or subscription video on demand) has surged in the past 18 months, with one in two British customers now paying for multiple streaming services at the same time. In light of this, Sunny Bhurji, Sky TV’s Marketing Director, spoke at the Festival of Marketing this week about how the organisation has […]
Ben Potter argues that although many agencies have become more efficient during the pandemic, there are still those that must sharpen their positioning to prevent common mistakes in pitching.
Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Chief Digital & Marketing Officer at Virgin Atlantic, spoke at the Festival of Marketing this week about the importance of both customer and employee experience within the travel industry, and self-service as a useful form of personalisation.
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.
Chris Sahota is the CEO and founder of M&A advisory firm Ciesco. We recently caught up with Chris to discover what his day-to-day working life looks like. We also found out what changed for Ciesco during the pandemic, and why Chris believes creativity and technology go hand in hand. Please describe your job: What do […]
Improved tech platforms give conferences and events the opportunity to reshape networking into something more productive.
It’s that time again when we look back on the best social stories from the last month.
Seismic is a sales and marketing enablement platform, named as one of Forbes’ top 100 cloud companies in 2020. We recently caught up with Head of Marketing EMEA Winnie Palmer to find out more about her role. Palmer chats about the importance of an integrated ‘go to market’ strategy, and how Covid has impacted the B2B market.
New technology is opening up further opportunities within ecommerce, as AR and 3D sizing solutions help online retailers to solve challenges around size and fit. Consumers are already shopping online more than ever before, of course, but these solutions could further accelerate the shift to ecommerce – particularly within fashion. The EY Consumer Index recently […]
Christina Ruby, digital marketing consultant at Capgemini Invent, advocates a broader definition of organic social media and a more strategic approach from brands.
Josh Partridge is Managing Director & VP UK and Co-Head of EMEA at Verizon Media. We recently caught up with him to find out what it has been like taking on his role during the pandemic. Plus, we hear his thoughts on the state of the ad industry, and the key trends that will continue […]
Rob Burton, Senior Experience Consultant at Capgemini Invent, explains where businesses that rely on digital targeting and customer segmentation need to invest in light of the tech privacy war.
At the beginning of 2020, no business could have been prepared for the challenges and uncertainty that the coronavirus pandemic has brought. The idea of closing down your business for a few days would have been unfathomable to most, never mind for several months at a time. Fast forward to June 2021 and that is […]
Ramon Kania is the CTO of omnichannel messaging solutions company Mitto. In today’s ‘Day in the Life’, Ramon explains what his ‘typical’ day looks like, and gives us an insight into how Mitto is helping companies align with changing consumer expectations around personalised communication. Please describe your job: What do you do? As the Chief […]
A super app is the name given to a type of app that allows the user to accomplish a number of different things in a single ecosystem, by housing a range of ‘mini’ applications under one roof. The format was pioneered by chat app WeChat (Weixin in China), which introduced a feature called ‘mini-programs’ in […]
Dean McElwee has a wealth of experience working within ecommerce for global brands, including Coca Cola and MasterCard, and most recently, as executive director for Kellogg’s. Towards the end of 2020, McElwee was recorded in conversation with Good Growth’s Dan Kendall as part of a new series of The Good Growth podcast. McElwee has since […]
It’s been a long and difficult 18 months for the beauty industry, but with retail stores and salons re-opening in May, the focus is now on getting back to business, and engaging consumers whose habits might have changed during lockdown.
Matt Holt, Chief Strategy Officer at Digitas UK, explains why we need to deliver memorability and utility through customer experience.
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