Trends and Innovation

Zomato: Delivering More Than Food

1. Introduction While at Bain, Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah realized that the long queues at the office cafeteria was because menus were only available for browsing at the point of order. Their solution was simple: they scanned the menu cards and uploaded the images to the company intranet. The modest gesture – done partly […]

Getting to Grips with Voice Search

Getting to Grips with Voice Search

Introduction Voice assistants and voice interfaces are becoming increasingly embedded into our everyday lives. Each new wave of technology brings new ways for us to talk to our devices. From smartphones, which brought us the first modern digital voice assistant Siri, to smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, to the emerging generation […]

Grab: Going Beyond Transport

1. Introduction In 2012, Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling launched an app that sought to solve transport woes in Malaysia. Taxis in Malaysia had a reputation for refusing to use the in-taxi meters, and customers would be overcharged. Today, with US$5bn in funding and an app download count of more than 95 million, Grab […]

Digital Shift Q4 2018

1. Welcome to Digital Shift Digital Shift is Econsultancy’s new trends service designed to give you the need-to-know insights into the key shifts in the digital marketing and ecommerce space. As we all know the pace of change that digital marketers face is relentless. Every day there are reams of articles, blog posts, product announcements […]

The Future of Marketing

1. Introduction ‘The Future of Marketing’ is based on an exploratory and descriptive research enquiry into the trends shaping the future of marketing. The report examines the main objectives and key priority areas for marketers within the next five years. A survey was conducted among 492 respondents who classified as advertisers/ client-side marketers, media owners […]