Beyond the traditional: How YouTube is looking to turn lockdown viewing habits into a marketing win

Lockdown measures have been continuing to ease across the UK and beyond - albeit with some caveats - but there are some habits formed over the past few months that are here to stay. Being stuck behind closed doors led many people to try new things for the very first time, whether that was baking bread, a self-haircut, or working out at home instead of down the gym.

While the evidence on the streets suggests hairdressers won’t be replaced by DIY jobs any time soon, all three of...

The thin line between real and online life is narrowing further with Covid-19 – and marketers need to react

The disruption and uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic has naturally seen consumer behaviour shift drastically. Remote working and eCommerce trends feel as though they have shifted inexorably, with work-life balance becoming re-evaluated in favour of the latter. The question is: which of these behaviours will stick, and form 'the new normal' longer-term?

Before their session at DMWF Virtual tomorrow (September 16), Naomi Morrice and Taylor Dickson, research analyst and research...

Don’t just address compliance as part of your marketing strategy – embrace it

Session When it comes to marketing, trust is sometimes considered something of a dirty word. Pre-GDPR, it was almost laughable. Yes, you can trust us not to hawk your data to any Tom, Dick or Harry going. You can also trust us that our product does exactly what we say it does, and that you won't get a few bills down the line because you neglected to read the small print.

The wheels are in motion for those who blatantly transgress, though the cogs can take a while to whirr. For the...

SaaS pricing and the cloud: Making it an innovation enabler for SMBs

The greatest promise of the cloud has always been freedom. Internet of Things (IoT) startups all over the world benefit from the flexibility that large cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) give their customers. In fact, it is hard to imagine how a young cellular IoT connectivity company could succeed without the ability to deploy and scale a global infrastructure in no time and at an affordable cost.

The conclusion we’ve drawn at EMnify is simple: our customer’s...

Creating a unified brand strategy: Why problems ‘start small and multiply’

Creating a unified brand, across all stakeholders and touchpoints, is one of the most important goals a marketing team strives to achieve. Digital transformation has made this need more acute; the importance of social media means a plethora of new channels to get communications right.

As social has made the world more connected, it has also forced companies to make their workplaces more connected and collaborative. Yet many marketing departments struggle to even get that...

How democratising data has been vital for healthcare brands during Covid-19

Session When the Covid-19 pandemic first hit globally, supporting organisations in healthcare took on a significance never seen before. Cloud-based software and infrastructure, helping to share information more easily between teams and keep resources afloat, became crucial.

Many of the world's biggest cloud companies - whose revenues admittedly go well into the billions each month - were able to help. Google Cloud helped provide several public Covid-19 datasets free to the Johns...

Moving from reactive to predictive marketing: Three steps from Brandwatch to get your data analysis on track

DMWF How can marketers be more predictive, rather than reactive? It is a question which makes B2B life so rich - and marketing software providers so much richer.

Today's marketing professional has a near embarrassment of riches to choose to put in their arsenal; dashboards filled to the brim with insights, analytics to deploy wherever and whenever; social monitoring tools to spot opportunities - or threats - lurking beneath the surface. Yet it's not about the size of your toolkit...

Why does my organisation need to rebrand? Key points to consider

Whether sales have slipped, workforces and customers have outgrown an existing brand, or leaders have had to pivot their propositions to remain relevant, exploring a rebrand is by no means an overnight process – or a quick-fix that doesn’t address underlying issues.

Several conversations between internal teams have to take place long before any decisions concerning a new identity are made. Each step of the way must also highlight exactly what such a project can achieve – and...

Why digital accessibility is now essential in the pandemic era

In a matter of weeks, Covid-19 achieved what years of lobbying and education had not - convincing organisations of the importance of making sure digital assets - like websites, emails and mobile apps - are easy to use and simple to navigate.

With the sudden upswing in digital demand and the almost overnight disappearance of physical interactions - it’s become clear how someone who cannot leave their home is forced to rely on digital channels, and how frustrating it is for them...

Why brands must embrace consumer post-pandemic buying habits

The coronavirus pandemic has, in many ways, radically changed consumer behaviour. In-store shopping has plummeted due to social distancing measures, and many customers are instead opting for no-touch fulfillment and purchasing items online.

Once the pandemic passes, some shoppers will return to their previous buying habits as though nothing ever happened. But many consumers are forming new buying habits that will stick with them well into the future. Brands need to understand...