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21% of consumers never want to hear from retailers

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Just 16% of UK consumers think that retailers react to their feedback, despite 69% of businesses claiming to do so.

This is according to new data released by Emarsys, an SAP company. The company's research, which surveyed both consumers and retailers across the UK, highlights the...

40% of marketers expect increase in brand safety concerns

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Mediaocean, a mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising, has released its 2022 Market Report and 2023 Outlook.

The bi-annual report highlights the forces driving the advertising economy as seen by industry leaders, including major changes in consumer behaviour and the...

Creating a recession-proof marketing strategy 

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Rob Freedman, head of growth marketing at Zuper, shares three surefire marketing strategies that can help withstand today’s recessionary environment.

Well-known advertising executive Bruce Barton famously said: “In good times people want to advertise; in bad times, they have...

HypeAuditor launches custom influencer Media Kit Platform

HypeAuditor, the AI social media analytics platform for brands who want fair and transparent influencer marketing, has launched HypeAuditor Media Kits, a free service that quickly and easily generates custom media kits for influencers to distribute to brands and agencies – at zero cost to the...

The metaverse will change the way we interact with brands

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Dave Flanagan, chief product officer at Sitecore, explains how the metaverse will change the way we are going to interact with the brands we know and love.

Fashion and retail brands are already taking impressive steps into the metaverse and creating genuinely exciting experiences for...

1 in 4 consumers switching to more sustainable companies

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British food and grocery brands are on notice - ignore the push to be more sustainable at your own peril.

According to the 2022 UK Brand Sustainability Benchmark Report one in four consumers have already changed brands based on sustainability perceptions and consumers are switching to...

23% of Gen Z avoid Google Home, Alexa and other Bluetooth devices

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Almost a quarter (23%) of Gen Zs avoid technology like Google Home, Alexa and other Bluetooth devices because of privacy concerns and only 35% want to see it in their homes.

This is according to a survey of 2,500 Gen Zs conducted by The Property Marketing Strategists. However, Gen Zs...

16 million Brits give false data about themselves to brands

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One in four (25%) Brits intentionally give false data about themselves to brands, posing a serious risk to marketers planning to collect data amidst the Black Friday sales. 

That is according to a survey of 2,000 UK consumers commissioned by enterprise customer data platform,...

Don’t underestimate the power of AI in marketing

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Matt White, VP EMEA of Quantcast, discusses how marketers can effectively employ AI to create a better customer experience and meet buyers where they’re at.

Bringing AI up in conversation can stir up a lot of different opinions. Hollywood has prompted an entire generation to fear AI...

Navigating the choppy waters of social commerce

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Marcel Hiollerbach, chief innovation officer at Productsup, analyses the current social commerce landscape and how businesses can use tech to minimise commerce anarchy.

Social commerce’s domination has been a long time coming with 44% of the world’s population already using social...

ClickUp and HubSpot form strategic partnership

ClickUp, a productivity platform that brings work together in one place, and HubSpot, a customer relationship management (CRM) platform for scaling companies, have teamed up to help customers create more efficient workflows and better collaborate across teams.

By bringing together...

Shoppers prefer to purchase via mobile phone after visiting stores

Entering the 2022 holiday season, consumers are increasingly embracing a hybrid shopping experience that couples in-store visits with digital tools that optimise the buying process.

This is according to a global survey of nearly 3,000 customers commissioned by cloud communications...

92% of advertisers want a unified view of converged TV

80% of advertisers have increased their converged TV investments year over year, according to a survey by Innovid, an independent advertising platform for delivery, personalisation and measurement of converged TV.

In addition, of the more than 250 senior brand and agency respondents...

Marketers face huge budget cuts and drops in customer loyalty

74% of CMOs have either seen, or are facing, cuts to their marketing budgets. 

This is according to new data from customer engagement Platform SALESmanago, which surveyed 250 CMOs in the UK to discover whether marketing needs to take a leaner approach as we head into...