Why the connected consumer is at the heart of the digital world

When industry experts were making predictions for 2020, little did they know that this would be a most disruptive year for global markets, with ongoing adversities and anomalies. Covid and the rapid spread of the pandemic have added to the challenges marketers already face, while uncertainty has forced many organisations to put their focus upon their strongest asset: the customer. Customer engagement and loyalty have always been two very important metrics; even more so in today’s market...

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...

DOMO: On cloud-enabled customer journeys and ensuring marketers aren’t chasing their tails

It is always interesting to note the propositions of companies who specialise in software for marketers. For many of the executives leading from the front, it creates a strong narrative. Having been marketing leaders at their previous employer, they understand the problems their compatriots are going through - and, more importantly, how they can be solved.

Mark Green, EMEA marketing director at cloud-based business intelligence firm DOMO, is a case in point. Having spent half a...

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...

Three guiding principles for building better marketing analytics dashboards

Modern marketing campaigns are constantly churning out data that can allow companies to continually improve customer engagement. But for that data to be useful, it has to be organised and presented in a way that key stakeholders can understand and act upon.

Enter the marketing analytics dashboard. These visual data representations provide a single, unambiguous source of truth about campaign performance. They allow stakeholders without a background in data science to easily see...

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...

Why R&D is ‘the wind beneath marketing’s wings’ at Coca-Cola: AI, analytics, and more

Session Even if you are one of the biggest and most recognisable brands in the world, it never pays to stand still.

Coca-Cola is a particular case in point. For years, the soft drinks behemoth regularly topped the charts as the world's most valuable brand. Yet in 2013, according to Interbrand's rankings, Apple took Coca-Cola's crown, ending its 13-year unbroken stay at the top and moving it down to third, behind Google. As of 2019, Apple and Google remain one and two, with...

Exploring a content framework for compelling digital experiences

All digital experiences are built with content: images, text, video, audio, and even augmented and virtual reality. Content is not only used to communicate your company’s value, but to extend and connect its experience to all touchpoints end users may encounter. Because content plays such a significant role in digital experiences, it only makes sense it has its own experience framework.

“A holistic content strategy should be tied to a specific audience activation plan and...

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 upskilling in marketing automation can empower your brand

For marketing departments, there are always opportunities to learn new tech skills – not least because of how rapidly it evolves.

And for brands that are keen to simplify a customer’s purchasing experience, complete conversions quicker and free up a marketer’s time – to focus on innovation – marketing automation could be the answer.

Why? Because the statistics evidence how this advanced technology can empower organisations. Customer optimisation specialist...