Culture

How top-performing digital companies use “product thinking” to succeed [Stats]

In order for companies to succeed in the age of digital transformation, it is not only critical to be able to design, build and maintain digital tools and platforms, but also to support those tools with the right way of thinking.

Some businesses are achieving this by combining product development techniques from the world of software development with a start-up mindset, an approach known as “product thinking”.

Attitudes to predictive marketing changing, but silos & skills still pose challenge

Predictive marketing has grown in maturity over the past couple of years, with many more organisations recognising the benefits of using data to predict how customers might behave in future.

Econsultancy’s ‘Embracing Predictive Marketing’ report, the third in this series, suggests that there has been significant progress made within organisations, largely due to a shift in attitude towards building a data-driven culture. 

How can employee advocacy boost brand marketing?

When it comes to finding people to promote or champion a brand, companies typically look outwards in search of happy customers.

However, this means many could be overlooking a far more valuable internal asset – their own employees.

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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.

10 companies with a digital culture

Way back in early 2016, in his predictions for the year to come, Econsultancy founder Ashley Friedlein attempted to define digital transformation.

This was his attempt: “The journey towards being a digital organisation where “digital” means two things: firstly, focusing on the customer experience irrespective of channel, and secondly, having a digital culture.”

How brands are fighting against gender stereotypes

According to Czech brand Aurosa, beer is a beverage that can only be enjoyed by men. 

Why else would they have created the ground-breaking new concept of beer for women – a product designed to ‘prove that women can succeed anywhere without having to adapt and sacrifice their natural femininity’.