agile marketing

Amazon stumbled on Prime Day, but its competitors failed to pounce

On Monday, Amazon held its fourth annual Prime Day, its summer answer to the infamous Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping holidays held every November.

On Prime Day, Amazon rewards Prime members – of which there are now more than 100m – with deals galore, including deals on items sold by Whole Foods, which Amazon acquired last year for nearly $14bn.

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Four qualities of an agile marketer

In marketing, buzzwords often emerge and acquire a definition which loses some of the original meaning of the term.

One recent example is the word ‘agile’ which now (capitalized) almost always refers to the project management method with stand-up meetings, sprints, and scrums.

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What marketing leaders can learn about professional development from the military

While conducting research for Econsultancy’s How Marketers Learn report, I spent some time wondering about what company or industry represented best practice in terms of providing development opportunities to its staff which in turn would result in a more effective organisation.

Fortuitously, at around this time I bumped into a retired member from the British Armed Forces. It turns out that there’s quite a lot that professional organisations can learn from the military.

People & Process: Four key takeaways from Digital Cream 2016

From my somewhat objective freelance position I feel comfortable admitting I thought this year’s Digital Cream in London was the best I have attended.

I had the pleasure of joining Censhare’s People and Process table moderated by Danielle Sheerin of Bright Cultures

We were blessed with the somewhat daunting sub-title: Agile working, collaborative tools, social enterprise and cloud based marketing tech.

Digital transformation is vital for creating a customer-obsessed business culture

If there is one thing Mobile World Congress 2016 confirmed – amongst all the talk of wearables, the IoT and virtual reality being the future – it’s the fact that we are living in what is now a truly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.

Today every company is pretty much a technology company, with digital transformation affecting businesses across all sectors, and no doubt in 12 months’ time at MWC17 the business and technology landscape will shift again.

It is little wonder that organisations are struggling to adapt and keep up.

Four tips for capitalizing on the Super Bowl without spending millions

This weekend, a select group of brands with big bank accounts will spend big dollars on ads that run during what is arguably the biggest marketing event in sports, the Super Bowl.

But thanks to social media, savvy marketers can take advantage of the big game without spending millions of dollars on a Super Bowl ad by following these tips.