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...

Consumers who rely on social media for news are less informed. Where do we go from here?

Opinion A major new study from Pew Research has found US adults who predominantly get their political news from social media are less likely than other consumers to closely follow major news stories. But what is underpinning this?

The study, which analysed surveys conducted between October 2019 and June 2020, argued that US adults who rely most on social media for news tend to be younger, are less likely to be white, and have lower levels of education than those who use several...

Branding best practice: Exploring how to create a brand which cuts through the noise

Webinar Having a strong, unified brand image is a must in today's noise-heavy, social-amplified marketing landscape. With the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic added in, it is even more indispensable.

The recent 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Ranking, put together by WPP and Kantar, is a gold mine of information when it comes to assessing why the biggest brands dominate as they do. As with previous rankings, the influence of technology is apparent: seven of...

Five ways marketers can leverage personalisation – without violating privacy

In today’s digital-first marketplace, personalising the customer journey matters more than ever. As personalised marketing tools become increasingly intelligent, companies gain unparalleled insight into how their customers behave, which helps these brands better understand and cater to their target audiences.

In some cases, this insight can be a double-edged sword. People appreciate personalised customer experiences, but some users rebuff marketing tools that access information...

What to expect from the Digital Experience and eCommerce track at #DMWF Virtual

The digital marketplace and eCommerce landscape is ever-changing and there is no denying the Coronavirus global pandemic has had a real effect on this and digital experience, creating more challenges for marketers. 

On day two (September 17) the Digital Experience and eCommerce track at #DMWF Virtual will focus on approaching the challenges we face with selling online and providing services. Our expert speakers will be sharing their real-life experiences and practical how-to...

How performance branding is reinventing marketing ROI

A growing share of the marketing budget is managed according to the principles of targeted-performance marketing: personalised messages, direct impact measurement at the level of individual users, near-time optimisation, and partial automation. This is especially true for digital marketing activities that drive conversion and purchase. But what about the media spend focused on the earlier stages of the consumer’s decision journey, such as brand awareness, including traditional media or...

Disrupting the eCommerce status quo: Covid-19 and digital transformation

There is no doubt there is a sense that the Great Retrenchment is upon us; yet as ever, where there is a crisis, new opportunities arise.

As Ian Altman, business-to-business growth expert and bestselling author of Same Side Selling, reminds us, the underlying product or service hasn’t changed, but the way it’s presented now has to.

Up until Covid-19 most organisations believed they had reached the pinnacle of digital transformation, when in fact they were nowhere...

TikTok has a ton of potential – and brands are only scratching the surface

Not everyone loves it when the new kid shows up and starts turning heads, but sometimes there is a reason to pay attention. On the social media playground, that new kid is TikTok — and it is time for brands to take notice.

ByteDance’s addictive video app, now barely three years old, was downloaded 315 million times in the first quarter of 2020 — more than any other app has been downloaded in a single quarter, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower. Advertisers are rushing...

The CMO’s role in a post-pandemic world: Flexibility with authenticity

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the chief marketing officer (CMO) role was already in a state of flux, with several high-profile brands moving away from the position. Early this year, Gap’s CMO left without a direct replacement. Shopify’s chief marketer departed in February 2020, and the e-commerce firm announced it would not fill the vacancy. Uber went through two CMOs in 2019, ultimately leaving the CMO role unoccupied.

Fast forward to March 2020, and the CMO role experienced...

Know your data – and your limits – before utilising automation to drive campaign ROI

Brands are sitting on millions of pieces of data about customers and their behaviours – and yet many marketers are still failing to effectively apply it to their digital comms.

As a result, it’s leading to an array of lost opportunities. But why is that the case when organisations are exposed to even more ways to analyse their performance, speak to audiences on a deeper level and positively impact business growth?

Perhaps organisations aren’t providing marketing...