Lizzy Hillier

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10 brands getting creative with GIFs and looping video on Instagram

The GIF is still seeing a surge in popularity with the rise of emojis, memes and stickers. And while its cousin, short-form video, is having its time in the spotlight thanks to the rise of TikTok, GIFs remain nonetheless a very viable and popular alternative for brands looking to quickly convey messages.

The stakes have never been higher for ecommerce customer experience

A recent study conducted by Bazaarvoice found that over their regional lockdown periods, 39% of global consumers purchased from brands they’d never tried before, for reasons such as value, availability and convenience. Eighty-eight percent of those consumers now plan to stick with their new brands, presenting a unique opportunity for customer retention. However, in the […]

OVO energy

OVO Energy on change management and digital transformation

Back in January, OVO energy acquired SSE Energy Services (SSE plc’s household energy and services business). The merging of their marketing and communications teams has been a story of success thanks to a period of digital transformation with help from Optima. As a result, OVO has been able to deliver enhanced customer experiences and foster a more collaborative, creative in-house environment.

The customer experience challenge

How BMW, Direct Line Group and O2 are rising to the customer experience challenge

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.