Machine learning made a big splash in 2018, and companies are expected to continue or increase their investments in this technology in the coming year. IDC forecasts that machine learning and AI spending will increase from $12 billion in 2017 to $57.6 billion by 2021. Data science platforms that support machine learning are predicted to grow at a 13% CAGR through 2021.
A multi-million dollar class action lawsuit filed against a company accused of financial fraud has ensnared two celebrity influencers and should be a wake-up call for the booming influencer marketing industry.
As detailed last week by Econsultancy’s Rebecca Sentance, Facebook’s faux pas with metrics it supplied to advertisers and publishers are causing new headaches for the social networking giant after a group of advertisers suing the company are claiming that the magnitude of Facebook’s errant algorithms, which inflated a number of metrics, was much higher than previously reported.
This week we are spending a day in the life of Caroline McGuckian.
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The pharma industry is scrambling after a proposal that would require pharma companies to disclose list prices for drugs in television commercials has been put forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Frozen fish fingers: not the sexiest of foods.
It’s over a week since the Festival of Marketing 2018, but I always like to round up some quotes for posterity.
“Pivot to video” was the buzz-phrase of the mid-2010s: the shorthand for a series of sweeping changes made by digital publishers to shift their content strategy away from text towards the shiny, attractive medium of video.
Machine learning is poised to transform a huge range of industries, and fintech is at the forefront of that movement.
User Experience (UX) is a thriving discipline that has enjoyed a huge increase in recognition over the past several years, giving rise to high demand for UX skills and know-how.
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The opportunities afforded to advertisers and broadcasters by addressable TV advertising have been tantalising us for the past few years.
In an increasingly customer-centric world, having the ability to capture and analyse insights about customers is absolutely critical.
Inecke Snyder-Lourens works as director of professional services at Cognifide, the WPP digital technology consultancy, leading a team of 39(!), the biggest specialist team of its kind in London.
Dutch airline KLM is internationally renowned for its outstanding social media presence, and in particular, its excellent social customer care.
A short while ago, I wrote about 10 brands using beautifully creative GIFs to enhance the visibility and quality of their content. Many of these well-established brands have a fully-fledged design department working behind the scenes to create the polished examples I identified. If you’re working in a smaller company or start-up, you may not have considered generating branded GIFs as part of your content marketing strategy.
Huge amounts of data, and, cheaper and more impactful ways to utilise it, mean that communications can be more effective than ever.
“Everything that’s wrong with marketing”, said my Twitter feed.
Massive growth often doesn’t come from one or two big winning tests, but from many smaller wins stacked together, and consistent testing means the next win is always right around the corner. Any time you aren’t A/B testing, you’re wasting an opportunity to increase revenue and gain valuable insights about your customers. However, testing software, […]
According to Instagram, there are 25 million business accounts on the platform and 80% of users follow a business on Instagram. Since Instagram hit the 1 billion active monthly users mark back in June that means that there’s as many as 800 million pairs of eyes scrolling through pictures posted by business accounts every month.