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 to.” 

If marketers have learned anything over the past two plus years, it is that competition is growing, inflation is climbing, and consumers are spending more time online than ever...

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 thanks to Black Mirror, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Ex Machina - just to name a few.  This perception misses one crucial detail about AI though - when used correctly, it can revolutionise a...

Two in five markets say emerging tech fails to live up to its hype

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Emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and IoT platforms are exciting for marketers, but many businesses are not getting the ROI they had hoped for.

That is according to a GetApp survey of 301 marketers, in which 65% say emerging martech inspires them to do their best work, but nearly half (49%) admit they have faced challenges with these much-hyped technologies, including integration issues, governance complications, and cost.

It can be risky to invest in...

GetResponse unveils enhanced ecommerce marketing automation solution

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Marketing automation software provider, GetResponse, has launched an enhanced Ecommerce Marketing Automation solution.

Ecommerce marketing automation can help online store owners scale their businesses in an automated manner— increasing revenue and sales, according to Daniel Brzeziński, VP, COO and head of product at GetResponse

He said: "Though we've had existing partnerships and robust integrations with Ecommerce companies such as Shopify, Magento, PrestaShop,...

97% of companies have moved at least part of their digital marketing in-house

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The past 12 months have completely altered the way brands approach their digital initiatives, according to a study by creative management platform Bannerflow, which surveyed senior European marketers to investigate how in-house marketing teams are evolving in 2022.

The report includes responses from businesses in a range of different industries, including entertainment & media, mobile & online gaming, retail & e-commerce, iGaming, consumer tech, financial services,...

Four in five UK companies ‘unable to scale’ digital transformation plans

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Many UK businesses are in danger of suffering stunted growth due to a lack of investment in core IT connectivity systems.

A new report has found that four in every five UK firms are unable to scale plans to their fullest potential with current connectivity arrangements. Just 20% of UK businesses state they are in a position to undertake digital transformation plans.

This comes as 84% of enterprise organisations state their digital transformation plans have accelerated...

How Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts boosted customer engagement

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Designed for young families who have children that are aged between 2-13-years-old, Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts provide memorable family days out as well as a range of themed accommodation options for short breaks and sleepovers.

Already established in Warrington, Milton Keynes and Matlock Bath, the fun-fuelled organisation recently expanded and opened resort number four in the popular area of Rother Valley, South Yorkshire.

The problem:

With a 183,000-plus...

Most marketers are unhappy with their marketing automation platforms

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More than half of marketing professionals (55%) do not believe they are getting what they need from their current marketing automation platform from a value perspective.

With individualisation and dynamic engagement the watchwords for 2022, marketers are demanding more from their marketing automation platforms with improved user experience (UX) for ease of use, additional tech-stack integrations, and automated updates to new compliance requirements cited as mission critical needs....

NICE and Google Cloud partner on digital conversations and self-service experiences

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NICE, a provider of enterprise software solutions, has collaborated with Google Cloud to address the growing demand for more effective and automated customer self-service systems that integrate with traditional contact centres. 

NICE is integrating its cloud-based, AI-powered CXone customer experience platform – used by 85 of the Fortune 100 companies – with Google Cloud Contact Center Artificial Intelligence (CCAI), a group of APIs that bring the best of Google AI to contact...

How M&S increased engagement and achieved listings consistency with 1,063 stores

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) is a leading British retailer bringing quality, great value food, clothing and homeware to millions of customers across the UK and around the world, from everyday style on M&S.com, to the very best prawn sandwiches at convenience M&S Simply Food locations.

The problem:

M&S continued to serve its customers throughout lockdown and strived to find new ways to help them shop with confidence and find the information they need online...