Nectar is the UK's largest customer loyalty programme, and since its launch in 2002, more than ten million UK households regularly collect Nectar points.
The Nectar website, which allows users to spend the points they have earned on everything from CDs and DVDs to discounts on holidays, has recently relaunched with a view to improving usability.
We caught up with Roger Sniezek of Loyalty Management Group (which owns and operates the Nectar brand) to find out more about the site's relaunch.
Serial web investor
as a venture partner by London-based VC firm Index Ventures. Saul is planning to help Index spend its new technology fund and he will also work with its existing portfolio.
He spoke to us about why European start-ups need better access to experienced entrepreneurs, why he thinks social shopping is over-hyped, and what's driving the renewed interest in internet companies from investors.
Bill Urschel is the head of AdECN, the online ad exchange set to launch in the UK at the beginning of next month.
By introducing the auction model to display advertising, he hopes to benefit advertisers, agencies, ad networks and publishers. Ten sales houses have signed up to trade on the exchange when it goes live.
We caught up with him while he was over in London recently, to talk about why he chose to launch in the UK before the US or China, what political and technical challenges he faced, and what impact AdECN might have on the overall ad market.
Some early thoughts from me on our deal with iCrossing.
Spannerworks, a leading UK search marketing agency, has been acquired by the US digital agency iCrossing in a deal worth “well in excess” of £10 million, the Spannerworks CEO has told E-consultancy in his first interview about the deal.
Ajaz Ahmed co-founded the agency AKQA some 12 years ago.
Last week AKQA revealed that private equity group General Atlantic had bought a majority stake, for a
We caught up with Ajaz to ask him about the investor situation and also to chew the fat on a range of internet marketing issues and trends.
Read on for the full interview...
Earlier in the week we wrote about how UK blog network Shiny Media has sold half of its business to a new London-based VC fund, in exchange for $4.5m.
I talked to Shiny Media CEO Ashley Norris to find out more about the company’s progress and plans for the future.
Anil Dash is the chief evangelist at
, the company behind popular blog platforms Movable Type, Vox and Typepad.
With many businesses still to recognise the potential benefits of blogging for SEO, internal communications and customer relations, we asked him how more converts can be won over in the enterprise space.
Ivan Pope is the CEO of Snipperoo, based in Brighton. Launched last year, it aggregates widgets for end-users to place in their blogs, social networking pages and other websites. It is also planning to launch an API which it hopes will ease the large-scale distribution of widgets for content producers.
With some expecting 2007 to be the 'Year of the Widget', we asked Ivan what online retailers and advertisers can do to get in on the act.
Richard Anson is the CEO and co-founder of Reevoo, an aggregator of trusted reviews for technology etailers.
Through its Reevoomark service, the company incorporates reviews from confirmed purchasers of products into sites such as Comet and Jessops, earning money on a CPM basis. After recently securing Series-A funding, it is also developing its own site into a social shopping network, and looking to expand into other areas of retail.
We caught up with Richard earlier this month to ask him about the business case for teaming up with Reevoo...