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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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.
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.
A running theme in Econsultancy’s Ecommerce Quarterly Q3 report is the acceleration of online shopping since the coronavirus pandemic began, and how tech platforms are introducing new features accordingly.
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.
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.
After months of anticipation, Instagram has launched its short-form video feature Reels on a global stage. Here are four things marketers need to know – including which brands are already doing well on Reels and why the timing could be perfect for Instagram.
The UK government has announced plans to ban the advertising of junk foods online and on television before the 9pm watershed. At the same time, the government also suggested that it is considering a blanket ban on all online advertising of sweets and fast food.
Tony Whittingstall is Global COO at FirmDecisions, the marketing contract compliance specialist. With so much upheaval amongst budgets and planning, we found out what auditing looks like now.
Transparency across media planning and spend has always been critical for marketers. This has been a long-standing challenge – according to ISBA’s May 2020 study, “15% of advertiser spend – an “unknown delta”, representing around one-third of supply chain costs – could not be attributed.” Now, with change brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, marketing […]
With digital advertising spend set to overtake traditional for the first time this year, there is no longer any debate on where the future of advertising lies. But many large advertisers are yet to transform their approach, being still beholden to an old model of media buying. This means they lack access to advertising data, […]
If, like me, you’re a 20-to-30-something with too much spare time on your hands, the chances are you may have been playing a lot of Animal Crossing over the last three months.
There is currently a thirst in the industry for a solution to bridge the gap between television advertising and online advertising.
Augmented reality (AR) is quickly becoming one of the most interesting technologies in the digital space.
The advent of programmatic trading has revolutionised online advertising by allowing ad placements to be bought rapidly, efficiently and automatically.
The new age of audio: What does it mean for advertising?
This briefing explores the developments behind the “audio renaissance”. How new audio media like podcasting changed what listeners have come to expect from audio advertising and why these new ad formats are believed to be so effective. It also looks at the challenges around audio advertising and the solutions that are being created to try and address them.
Super apps: How the rest of the world is following in China’s footsteps
WeChat is no longer the only super app ecosystem available to Chinese internet users. In her recent Internet Trends 2019 report, Mary Meeker highlighted the growing trend of super apps both within and outside of China.
Mobile phone retailer Mobiles.co.uk works with Kickdynamic to automate emails whose content could be personalised in real time, achieving a 44% increase in email sales and 21% increase in mobile engagement.
Digital agency Amido develops audio-to-text solution that reduced time spent on administrative tasks and allowed sales teams to focus on commercial opportunities.
The football club, looking to enhance engagement on both match days and non-match days, develops an app that keeps fans updated and that can hold game tickets.
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