innovation

‘New retail’ to VR: The hottest digital technologies in China that you should know about

For a long time, China had been called the world’s factory for manufacturing and assembly – which seems to be unrelated to creativity.

However, Chinese information technology has grown at an amazing speed in recent decades and has taken over industries like mobile payment, ecommerce, express service and online investment products.

What should you know about China’s booming technology?

How Nestlé uses a start-up mentality to drive innovation

With over 2,000 brands under its umbrella, Nestlé is one of the world’s biggest companies. According to Pete Blackshaw, however – vice president of digital and social media – its success stems from thinking much smaller.

Speaking at Socialbakers’s Engage Prague event last week, Pete suggested that a start-up mentality is the key to innovation with Nestlé. Here are a few key takeaways from his talk.

agile innovation

Three ways to avoid being disrupted in an age of innovation

Last week I attended Wired 2016, along with other assorted academics, scientists and all sorts of curious minds in between.

This two-day affair is designed to encourage attendees to abandon their comfort zones, discover the world’s most disruptive minds and organisations and examine future technology.

Instant messaging: An introduction to the future of communication

At Facebook’s F8 conference earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg said “(Instant messaging) is going to be the next big platform for helping you connect with all kinds of services in new ways”.

When you bear in mind this is a man who spent the best part of $22bn buying WhatsApp, you can be pretty sure he’s going to be right.

But where is instant messaging heading and what does this mean for marketers?

Will Facebook’s artificial image creation solve our stock photo woes?

One of the biggest issues that creative teams face is finding the right images to put alongside their marketing campaigns.

The time and effort required to create and curate an image library is considerable, and it needs constant maintenance to ensure that images stay relevant to the brand and message. 

How charities can win at the Zero Moment of Truth

With people aged 18-24 twice as likely as any other age group to research a charity online before making a donation, it’s essential that non-profits pay close attention to their digital presence.

From your site itself through to email marketing, social media strategy and paid search it’s vital to seize every opportunity to make the case for your charity to an audience that’s increasingly looking for reassurance before parting with their cash.