Posts in Product Management

Aviad, Hippo

A day in the life of... head of product at fintech insurance company Hippo

Aviad Pinkovezky is the Head of Product at Hippo Insurance, a smart homeowners insurtech company.

So what does he do with his day? Let's find out..

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Four factors fuelling the growth of fast fashion retailers

The fast fashion industry is big business – and it’s only getting bigger.

According to new research, the industry has grown 21% over the past three years. When compared to the luxury market, which saw mediocre growth in 2016, it’s clear that fast fashion retailers are growing in favour.

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muriel alvarez

A day in the life of...a director of digital product management

Muriel Alvarez is Director of Product Management at Work & Co, an agency responsible for work such as Virgin America's fantastic 2014 website redesign and 2016 app.

In this week's Day in The Life, Muriel explains what character and skills her role demands.

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Nine questions to ask your new ecommerce platform supplier when migrating

Changing ecommerce agencies is a big job, even if you’re sticking with the same platform and looking for a different agency to maintain and optimise your existing site.

Migration can be a cheaper alternative to a complete re-build, providing you choose the right agency by asking timely questions.

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Four ways Tiger is transforming the in-store retail experience

If you’re ever in need of batteries, bunting or a bumper-pack of highlighters, Tiger is the place to go. Sort of like a ‘posh Poundland’ - you’ve probably noticed its brightly coloured presence on a high street near you.

So, just how has Tiger become so successful? Here’s a bit of insight into what it’s been doing right. 

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Why hackathons are valuable for marketers as well as techies

Hackathons aren’t a new concept, far from it. But I recently attended one that was aimed at marketers rather than coders, which to me was a new experience.

Traditionally hackathons are an event where people (usually techies) dedicate a day to building something. It might be an entirely new product, a solution to an existing customer problem, or just a new idea for using some software or an API.

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What can marketers learn from SaaS (software-as-a-service) businesses?

You may have noticed the rise in subscription services and business models – the likes of Spotify in music, Netflix in video and, of course, Dollar Shave Club in FMCG, which was recently bought by Unilever for $1bn.

On US-based My Subscription Addiction, a portal detailing available subscription services, there were 2,000 in operation as of March this year. And visits to subscription ecommerce sites have gone up 3,000% in the past three years. The average subscriber receives seven subscription packages and has at least 12 on their wish list.

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Five ways financial services companies are adapting to the new digital age

Digital is transforming the way consumers want to interact with banks and financial services companies.

Consumer demand for mobile and digital channels is forcing large antiquated institutions to rethink the way they do business. 

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How to make your mark as a disruptive startup

When it comes to finding long-term success, the first few months in a startup’s life are crucial.

From finding investment to talking to customers, there are many areas to focus on.

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To win over millennials, brokerage firms rethink their digital services

One of the biggest challenges facing financial services firms is how they will win over millennials.

That's a huge challenge for brokerage firms specifically, as a recent survey conducted by Bankrate.com found that just one in three millennials has money invested in the stock market. 

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Is customer loyalty extinct in financial services?

The popularity of price comparison websites means that financial services products are now largely commoditised.

So how can insurance companies and banks engender customer loyalty when in many cases they have limited brand recognition?

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Five ways fintech upstarts are disrupting established financial institutions

Fintech startups have major financial institutions in their sights.

From banking to payments to lending, upstart companies are increasingly attempting to compete with companies that have been around far longer and that have far more money than they do.

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