Dr. Cristina de Balanzo, Director at Walnut Unlimited, shares five findings of Walnut’s recent Covid-19 research and what they mean for brands.
Customer experience in a pandemic
More people might be shopping online than ever before, but the concept of loyalty within retail has arguably been thrown up in the air.
At the beginning of the year, Skift named subscriptions as one of its travel ‘megatrends’ for 2020, suggesting that subscription-based travel will give companies a new and interesting way to “create lasting relationships with consumers” this year.
On day two of the Festival of Marketing, Zone CEO Roy Capon chaired a panel with guests Michelle Roberts, Group Marketing Director at BMW UK, Mark Evans, Managing Director of Marketing and Digital for Direct Line Group, and Tete Soto, Transformation Director for O2. Each panellist explored how their company is responding to the customer experience challenge of a pandemic.
The impact on ecommerce
As England heads into another lockdown, retailers are preparing for yet more uncertainty.
Retailers are increasingly beginning to turn to technology to solve the challenges presented by the Covid-19 era. Here are eight examples of tech innovations that are being used to improve the in-store shopping experience.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, inventory build-up is proving to be a big problem. But how can high-end retailers promote their discounts and still maintain a sense of exclusivity? Here’s a look at various tactics from some premium names in the industry. CQP’s separate sale site For brands that are reluctant to slash […]
How have alcohol and drinks brands adapted to the highs and lows of Covid-19? We spoke to Tom Harvey, co-founder of “grain to glass” marketing agency YesMore, about direct-to-consumer sales, adapting marketing strategies, and how to be more human on social media.
Ometria’s Hannah Stacey outlines how retail marketers will have to change their email strategy in response to the pandemic.
An exceptional ecommerce experience will be essential for fashion brands as they emerge from lockdown – but what can they do to engage new customers online?
Social media in the coronavirus crisis
During Day One of the Festival of Marketing 2020, Ella and Matthew Mills, founder and CEO, respectively, of Deliciously Ella, spoke about how the brand has dealt with the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic by rediscovering its start-up roots.
In the face of persistent uncertainty, and with demand for digital services and experiences at an all-time high, customer service has become even more crucial for businesses. This has accelerated a number of trends taking place across sectors, from automation to social messaging, AI-powered technology to bespoke digital customer service.
Some observers are expressing skepticism about brands’ motives for boycotting Facebook advertising.
Search marketing and coronavirus
As businesses search for ways to reach their customers through purely digital channels, Google wants to position itself as essential to their online operations.
Should your hotel maintain, slow or pause paid advertising activity? What other opportunities are there during the Covid-19 crisis?
On 21st April, Google announced that it would be free for merchants in the United States to list products on Google Shopping from the week commencing 27th April, with the change rolling out to the rest of the world “before the end of the year”.
Content marketing and coronavirus
What are the content marketing trends that will dominate the second half of 2020? Lizzy Hillier looks at five overarching trends for content that have emerged in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
As lockdown slowly lifts, the travel and hospitality industry is intensely focused on implementing the proper measures to keep consumers safe.
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Marketers on the new normal
Matt Ramerman is the president of Sinch for Marketing. We recently caught up with Matt to find out how his daily working life has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nick Peart is the VP of Marketing, EMEA, at data and AI company Databricks. We caught up with Nick to find out more about his day-to-day working role during the pandemic, and his predictions for the future.
Toni Wood is the CMO of furniture comparison website, ufurnish.com. We caught up with Toni to find out what it was like to launch a new website and brand during a pandemic, and how Covid-19 has changed her daily working life.
Today’s ‘Day in the Life’ features Vladi Shlesman, Managing Director EMEA at ChannelAdvisor. Vladi explains how the pandemic has changed his day-to-day working life, and how it has impacted wider trends within the ecommerce sector.
Jessica Gilmartin is the Head of Global Campaigns and Demand Generation for Asana. We caught up with her to find out how Covid-19 has changed her daily working life.
Andrew Hally is the CMO of digital asset management platform Bynder. We recently caught up with Andrew to find out how Covid-19 has impacted his daily working life, and what he predicts the future for his industry might look like.
Jacob Colman, Strategist at M&C Saatchi, addresses the challenges that marketers face in gathering human insights in a post-Covid world.
With office workers at home for the majority of 2020, it’s not a surprise that out-of-home advertising has been hit hard.
The theme for Day Two of the Festival of Marketing 2020 is ‘Delivering for Customers’. In the third session of the morning, Nina Bibby, Chief Marketing Officer at O2 delivered an insightful talk about how O2 navigated the coronavirus lockdown while putting the customer and their experience first.
From digital ad spend overtaking traditional and the growth of mobile to the most resilient advertising channels during the Covid-19 pandemic, here are 13 stats that show how advertising is changing in 2020 and beyond.
For charities and non-profits, the Covid-19 crisis has been an extremely challenging time – but also one of opportunity. Econsultancy spoke to Lizi Zipser, Director of Strategy & Insights at Blue State, about how the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in the third sector, and what that means for charitable organisations.
QR codes, once believed to be a long-dead relic of the early 2010s, have found a new lease of life in the coronavirus pandemic. How are they being used for innovation in 2020, and could they stand a better chance of succeeding this time?