8 in 10 Americans concerned about online data privacy, but 48% trust zero-party data collection

With third-party cookie-less marketing nearly here, a new research report released today finds an overwhelming majority of Americans distrust brands when it comes to their data privacy.

Attest, a leading consumer research platform finds that 84% of Americans are concerned about data privacy when interacting with brands online (including 41% who are “very concerned”). 

This concern about intrusive data gathering and disconcertingly personal advertisements appears to...

Study underlines consumers’ concern over fake reviews

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Bazaarvoice, a platform for full-funnel authentic user-generated content (UGC) and social commerce solutions, today released its latest study based on a survey of more than 8,000 global shoppers and more than 400 brands.

The results revealed that fake reviews are something that weigh heavily on people’s minds when they are shopping, and they want brands to take action in order for them to feel confident in the content they’re consuming online.

Andy Chakravarty, VP...

51% of UK consumers admit to deliberately trying to withhold their personal information  

Two thirds (66%) of UK consumers hear from brands digitally six or more times per day, yet a staggering 88% of them claim that half or less of the content they receive is relevant to them.

This is according to a survey conducted by customer data platform Treasure Data, which also found that almost one in five (19%) UK consumers said none of the content they receive was of relevance at all. This has shined a bright light on brands’ failure to deliver accurate data-driven...

57% of UK consumers say digital bliss a must for festive fun

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A recent survey by Cisco has highlighted the pivotal role of digital applications and services in enhancing the holiday season experience.

With a global increase in application usage anticipated, the report underscores the need for brands to ensure optimal performance of their digital services or risk dampening the festive spirit.

Many consumers also admit that a bad digital experience could threaten household harmony, while 20% fear that they will become so angry that...

VC John, Accenture – The future of sustainability marketing

Could you tell us a little bit about Accenture and your role within the company?

Accenture is a global technology and consulting organisation. And it's divided into three markets. So you have North America, Europe, and then the rest, which are called the growth markets, collectively. 

My remit covers the growth markets, and it has two components to it. The first is as the sustainability innovation lead as part of the growth and strategy organisation. The second is...

Brands are wasting $600m+ in ad spend during the holiday season

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Brands are wasting hundreds of millions in digital ad spend during the holiday season, according to a new analysis by CreativeX, a technology company powering creative decision-making for the world’s largest brands.

The analysis, which assessed over 3.9 million ads from 2021-2022, from 400+ brands across 10 different industries including retail, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods, found that brands spent over $600m worldwide on ads that are not digitally suitable...

85% of consumers not interested in using AI

There is a stark disconnect between what brands believe consumers want and what they really need from their online shopping experience this holiday season, according to research from Storyblok, a content management system (CMS) category specialist.

Despite global fanfare surrounding ChatGPT, a global survey of 1,000 consumers reveals that 85% aren’t interested in using AI to help them decide on purchases. Additionally, if offered an AI recommendation, 60% said it wouldn’t make...

67% of UK’s leading e-commerce giants fall short on website performance standards   

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Research from vshosting~, one of Europe’s leading providers of cloud and managed hosting services for e-commerce and IT businesses, today reveals a major performance gap in UK’s e-commerce landscape.

While UK’s largest e-commerce businesses have enjoyed significant online success, these businesses are trailing behind UK’s fastest-growing businesses when it comes to vital web metrics – a disparity that could impact future security and...

1 in 3 customer service agents may quit soon

Two-thirds of customer service agents report that their job is as difficult or more difficult than it was a year ago. More than one in four agents say they are unhappy in their roles, and one in three is considering quitting in the next year.

This is according to research carried out by the Call Centre Management Association (CCMA) and supported by Intradiem.

The survey uncovered a disparity between the intentions of businesses and the reality of agent life. When asked,...

91% of shoppers won’t purchase from brands who serve ‘intrusive’ ads

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Intrusive ads that disrupt consumers’ browsing experiences or shopping journeys risk lower engagement and, crucially, lost conversion and sales opportunities, according to research from Wunderkind, a performance marketing channel that scales one-to-one messages for retailers and brands.

Research of 1,000 digitally-active shoppers in Wunderkind’s latest ‘Kindness in Advertising’ report showed that 70% believe advertisers don’t respect their digital...