Technology, Media & Telecoms

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The story of a 3-year digital transformation at Electrocomponents, taking it to a top-5 growth stock in the FTSE 250

The response to Covid-19 has accelerated trends towards digital with 59% of UK CEOs having digital transformation of core business operations and processes as a top three priority (PWC, Aug ’20). Econsultancy asked Guy Magrath, former Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Electrocomponents plc, to summarize the recent digital transformation of Electrocomponents, the impacts of such a transformation, and most importantly how it was done and the role he played at the time as the company’s CDO.

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Amazon in Asia-Pacific: A 2020 update

Since its launch in Japan in 2000, Amazon has sought to slowly establish itself in some of Asia-Pacific’s biggest markets. However, the ride has not universally been a smooth one. Here’s how Amazon is faring in Asia-Pacific in the year 2020.

The changing face of social content

This is an edited version of a section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall, and covers changes to social content, from stories to AR and live video.

OOH ads

Why now is the time to invest in programmatic OOH

Out of home (OOH) advertising has been one of the hardest-hit channels during the pandemic – but significant recovery is forecast for next year. Jean-Christophe Conti, CEO of VIOOH, a global marketplace for out of home, explains why he believes programmatic OOH will be key to this recovery and to the future of the medium.

The growth of social messaging and chat

This briefing covers messaging trends during lockdown, growth of popular new apps, and wider trends in the space, and is an edited version of a section in Econsultancy’s new Social Media Platforms Trends report, authored by Michelle Goodall.