There’s mounting evidence to suggest that heavy technology use can be damaging to mental health.
A study by Duke University found that this correlates with attention and behavioural problems in young people. Meanwhile, a 2017 survey by the Royal Society for Public Health found that young Brits believe social media channels like Facebook and Instagram have significant detrimental effects on their wellbeing.
From Levi’s to Sephora – we’ve seen a number of retail brands launch AI-powered chatbots (for the purpose of offering styling tips and advice).
These chatbots are usually built within Facebook Messenger in order to target and communicate with shoppers through social media.
Market research within retail is often done through online surveys or in-depth focus groups. These practices can generate deeper insight into customer preferences, however, they can also be time-consuming and irrelevant by the time it comes to actual product development.
So, what if there was an easier way to gauge what the customer wants?
Mobile advertising is predicted to drive 75% of all digital ad spend in 2018.
A large percentage of this is likely to go towards in-app ads – currently the fastest growing form of mobile advertising.
The digital ad industry has made significant strides in the past year in its fight against ad fraud.
One of the biggest: Ads.txt, an IAB standard that offers a means to defend against inventory spoofing and unauthorized sellers.
It’s that time of the week yet again, when we regale you with the finest digital stats we’ve come across in the past seven days.
This roundup includes news about email open rates, app installs, digital transformation projects, and lots more too.
Bulb is a UK energy company which aims to differentiate itself from the ‘big six’, promising customers 100% renewable energy, cheaper tariffs, and a simple on-boarding process.
Altogether, this contributes to a rather pleasing UX – something which I have recently experienced when switching from British Gas.
Artificial intelligence is having a marked impact on the pharma and healthcare industries. From streamlining paperwork to scanning X-Rays – it is slowly transforming the way people are diagnosed and treated.
One area within the industry that has potential to be disrupted by AI is mental health care, specifically with the use of chatbots for therapy and general wellbeing.
There’s more stats than you can shake a stick at in this week’s roundup.
It includes news about brand logos, online shopping, search behaviour, and so much more. If that’s not enough, go give the trusty Internet Statistics Compendium a look-see too.
Agency Digital Clarity helps The Clean Space net more leads using a channel it has never used before and exceed its yearly sales target by 60%.
Fashion brand Lipsy London strengthens its direct-to-consumer marketing strategy and sees a significant growth in sales from its site.
In an industry that is moving quickly, Je Joue has taken a step ahead of the competition with the introduction of two new products, the ‘Nuo’ and ‘Dua’ sex toys, bridging the gap between physical and digital with an iPhone app to control the devices.
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From the Blog
This month’s digital marketing stats roundup from Asia Pacific includes plenty of insight into that most topical of subjects, voice search.
We also bring some information on the state of Indian digital marketing, CMO budgets across the region, and priorities of consumers (privacy or convenience?). Let’s go…
It’s the beginning of September (and no, I don’t know how that happened either), and as the summer lull winds to a close and we prepare for a renewed frenzy of activity, it’s a good moment to take stock of the year so far.
You may have heard of Urban Airship already – the mobile engagement platform associated with push notifications, amongst other things. Econsultancy has featured some of their stats in our weekly roundups.
This week we spoke to Emily Buckman, a global strategic consultant at the business, to find out what her work entails.
Welcome to The Week in Martech, a new column in which we round up some of the most interesting developments from the world of marketing technology over the past week.
This week, cloud-based software platform Oracle wants its clients to know that its tech stack is not a 7-Eleven (but it’s happy to help them make a chocolate cake), and the blockchain hype in advertising is starting to lose momentum.