Verticurl and Startup-O partner in martech and investment fusion

UK marketing agency Verticurl has partnered with Singapore-based venture capital company Startup-O to bring its marketing tech services to the South East Asian investor platform.

With B2B technology start-ups proliferating, early stage founders face a constant challenge to stand out from the crowd, grow their revenues and achieve the goals of their venture capital investors.

In most cases, progress against these goals is self-driven or with the support of personal...

Vimeo becomes first video software company to partner with TikTok

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Video SaaS company Vimeo has joined TikTok Marketing Partners, a group of specialist companies that create, implement and measure ad campaigns on TikTok’s video-based social media app.

The partnership gives small and medium businesses (SMBs) access to Vimeo’s suite of video creation tools whilst simultaneously enabling them to take advantage of TikTok’s broad userbase.

Pre-release tests of both company’s capabilities saw participants able to double the number of...

How performance creative can boost your digital marketing ROI in 2021

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Performance creative has a key role to play in enhancing return on investment (ROI) and is key for achieving successful digital marketing strategies and delivering business growth.

Essentially the meeting point between creative and KPI-driven campaigns, performance creative ensures digital assets are fit for purpose to support campaign delivery. By underpinning audience data with the channel-specific insights, marketers have the opportunity to have better products and services...

Falcon.io: On authenticity in social – linking a post-cookie, post-Covid world

"When it comes to marketing and social media, data is really telling us the truth - and we always shy away from reading the data and using it because it might make us look bad," explains Wiebke Leffers, senior strategist at social media platform provider Falcon.io.

"This 'creative' feeling of if something worked on social media or not is just outdated," Leffers adds. "We really need to understand if we are achieving what we [want] on social media."

It's the age-old...

LinkedIn reveals the sales mistakes that are killing deals stone dead

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Misinformation from sales teams has been killing deals, with 48% of buyers pointing to misleading information about a product and price being the biggest turn offs.

This is according to the fifth annual ‘State of Sales’ report for 2021 from LinkedIn, which explores how events of the past year are challenging the world of sales.

The study found that 44% of buyers were put off by sales people not understanding their company and its needs, while 43% said sales people...

Are you dialling in? Best practice for virtual and hybrid presentations

The past year has brought a magnitude of changes for the marketing teams that most people thought would take a decade to take hold. The immediate impact of the pandemic was cancelled events, and sales presentations and marketing activity had to be re-geared for a virtual environment. Of course, the entire world of business communications had to change. 

The past year has condensed a huge amount of learning into a short space of time, and there’s plenty of best practice you...

How your brand can craft Instagram Reels which stand out from the crowd

Facebook recently released a new feature for Instagram Reels called “Remix,” which lets users collaborate via side-by-side videos. Although some still criticise the app as a copy of TikTok, it’s clear that the technology giant wants to continue investing in and expanding on the possibilities of video content.

The State of Digital Publishing predicts that video will account for 82% of internet traffic by 2022, so it’s no surprise that companies like Facebook are taking an...

Why adding intrinsic incentives for eCommerce and social is key amid heightened consumer demands

Raise your hand if you have a wallet bursting with so-called “customer loyalty” cards. You likely have one for each supermarket, your favourite coffee chain, and maybe for the bookstore. With some brands upgrading to an app, you probably also have a smartphone screen full of their colourful icons. But how often do those loyalty schemes actually influence you to make a purchase? More importantly, do they keep you loyal to the brand?

The problem with most loyalty programmes is...

Four key steps for marketers to seize the Clubhouse moment

Clubhouse stepped in as the social media app for building connections amid lockdowns and social distancing. For those who aren’t familiar with the buzz yet, the invite-only app connects people through audio chat rather than the direct messages, status updates, or photos and videos typical of other social networking platforms. Part radio, part Zoom, part podcast, Clubhouse has taken the world by storm in recent months.

The app continues to grow in popularity, up from 600,000...

Social media spend study shows digital marketing’s Covid ‘resiliency’ one year on

A year since the first lockdown was implemented in the United Kingdom, it seems an appropriate time to assess the Covid-influenced shifting social media landscape. According to Socialbakers, global social media ad spend and reach continued to grow in 2020 in spite of the pandemic.

The findings, which appear in the company's latest report, 'State of Social Media Marketing A Year After Covid', saw a gradual uptick from March onwards. Not surprisingly, there was a drop at the...