Neil Perkin

About Neil Perkin

Neil is one of Econsultancy’s most experienced and thought leading consultants. He is the founder of Only Dead Fish, a digital and media consultancy that specialises in applying strategic understanding of emerging media technologies to help businesses innovate, become more agile, and optimise their effectiveness within the new, networked communications environment.

Neil is the author of ‘Building The Agile Business’ (Kogan Page, April 2017), and a regular keynote speaker on organisational agility, digital transformation and digital strategy. He has been named by BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) as one of the most influential people in the UK digital industry for two years in a row.

Neil curates the global quarterly series of Firestarters thought leadership events on behalf of Google and has worked with market-leading global businesses including The Financial Times, BBC, Warner Bros, the UK Government, Samsung and YouTube. He is also an associate of The Futures Agency, a collaboration of some of the world’s leading forward thinkers and futurists and is also the co-founder of the Fraggl Twitter curation app.

Reports by Neil Perkin

Digital Shift Report: Q2 2022

Econsultancy’s Digital Shift Report for Q2 2022 looks at the future of DTC, developments in social commerce and growth in retail media, including Amazon’s staggering figures for its advertising revenue. It covers the latest news around Web 3.0 as more brands experiment with NFTs and metaverse real estate goes on sale. Digital Shift delivers actionable insight on trends that will be significant in the short- to mid-term.

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Best Practice Guide

This report examines the opportunities in DTC for a broad cross-section of businesses, from digital startups to legacy brands. It provides frameworks, models, metrics and case studies that can be used to build an effective DTC strategy.

Digital Shift Report: Q1 2022

Econsultancy’s Digital Shift Report for Q1 2022 looks at the continued growth of q-commerce and Shein’s Gen Z-powered retail dominance. It covers key technological advances, including the rise of NFTs and virtual goods, forays into the metaverse from Fortnite, Roblox and Nike, the emergence of Web 3.0, thought-controlled touch typing and a centrifugal spacecraft launcher. It delivers actionable insight on trends that will be significant in the short- to mid-term.

Blogs by Neil Perkin