Posts tagged with Agile

Four things to know about agile marketing before you try it

It's that time of year again. That time when marketers look at what they've accomplished this year and think, should we be doing things differently?

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The National Trust on its digital roadmap (and moving from Waterfall to Agile)

When the National Trust launched its new website at the end of 2015, the minimum viable product (MVP) attracted some criticism from users.

But go-live for the new site was only the beginning of the journey for the National Trust – since then, monthly releases have been pretty much standard.

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The tech & CX challenge: Playing safe doesn't cut it any more

Over the last 10 years, businesses have changed dramatically. Gone are the days when companies decided who they communicated to, when they communicated and where they communicated.

Customers now want to do things in whatever way is easiest for them, and with this type of expectation growing, businesses are no longer calling the shots when it comes to customer wants and needs.

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What is transformational agility & what are its benefits?

Marketers are adding to or overhauling their technology stacks, media and channels have proliferated and people and processes have had to adapt.

This is the root of the need for digital transformation.

But is the talk of agile change just lip service? What is it? And what are its benefits?

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What is digital product management?

If 'digital transformation' could be defined by just one of its constituent parts, it might well be digital product management.

So, what is digital product management and how can it be implemented?

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Agile development: what do marketers need to know?

How your website, app or software is produced will have a significant impact over how quickly it's built and its quality. 

The technicalities of development methodologies can be intimidating, and appear irrelevant to marketers. But, which approach is used is a critical decision.

It can't be left to your production team, whether in-house or outsourced.  

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What is agile marketing and why do you need it?

“What the heck was that? It happened so fast!"

A pop-culture news-story just blew up on Twitter whilst I was idly colouring in the boxes of The Guardian cryptic crossword.

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How Jetstar moved to agile product development: APAC Insights

Many businesses aspire to adopt agile working practices, but the level of investment and reorganisation required to implement this cultural shift often proves to be an insurmountable obstacle.

To find out what is involved with successfully moving a company to agile software development I spoke to David Galovic, senior manager of digital products, technology and delivery at Jetstar.

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Nine of our favourite social campaigns from September

As a new month begins it’s time to look back and round up some of the most noteworthy social campaigns we’ve seen in the last 30 days or so.

This time it includes Burberry, Topshop, Peugeot, Paddy Power, Stonewall, Grant's Whisky and new Instagram ads.

Paddy Power is among the brands that will be speaking at Econsultancy's Festival of Marketing in November. The two-day celebration of the modern marketing industry also features speakers from LEGO, Tesco, Barclays, FT.com and more. 

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The rise of the LAB. How to drive innovation through rapid R&D

The concept of the innovation lab and the sudden resurgence in innovative and disruptive ideas in retail is a welcome trend which behemoths like Nordstrom, M&S, Walmart and Tesco have embraced successfully.

Econsultancy has today published a 60+ page best practice guide which acts as a ‘how to’ for brands who want to create their own in-house lab, emulating the successes of others employing lean/startup methodologies and rapid R&D techniques to innovate within their businesses.

The report, 'Innovation Through Rapid R&D: Best practice guide to running your own in-house lab' is written exclusively for Econsultancy by Joylab’s CX Director Fergus Roche, who works with brands on omnichannel development.

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GOV.UK fixes Reddit user's bug in just a day

We and many others have made our love for Government Digital Services (GDS) quite clear. 

From its UX, to its style guide, to its place in changing the perception of the web.

However, I thought it worth quickly flagging up an interesting post on Reddit that shows just how far GDS has come and the standards it is setting.

In the post a redditor from the Home Office highlights a poor experience and a developer from the GOV.UK team fixes it within a day.

If you want to hear from Mike Bracken, executive director of digital at GDS, get yourself to the Festival of Marketing in November.

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Agile creative to improve email marketing conversion rates

Agile email creative is the formatting of images not before send, or at send (with automated or dynamic content) but at the moment the customer opens or re-opens an email.

This allows one to change pictures in an email depending on a host of variables, on their own or combined, in a rules-based system.

A lot of what this agile creative can achieve boils down to improving the user journey when they open an email. So, for example, an image can present latest availability of a product, so that when the customer clicks through from a product image, she isn’t surprised by lack of stock and doesn’t subsequently distrust brand comms.

I’ve previously talked to Movable Ink, a specialist in simplified email build and agile email creative (see this post for an overview and some great comments). Recently I also spoke to Matt Hayes of Kickdynamic, another agile email specialist.

We discussed the possibilities of the technology and how, although not a complex premise, agile email is enlivening the channel whilst increasing conversion rates from email marketing.

In this post I thought I’d detail some more examples of agile email creative and discuss what benefits they hold.

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