Acquia enhances brand management capabilities

Digital experience specialist Acquia hsa unveiled two new integrations for its digital asset management solution, Acquia DAM, that expand its brand management capabilities.

These integrations - with Acquia Campaign Studio, Adobe Stock, and Google Translate - reduce the complexity of maintaining a consistent brand experience across digital channels, saving time for marketing and creative teams and helping them get the most value from their content assets.

Jake Athey,...

Influencers who fail to disclose ads are ‘tarnishing industry and brands’

Artwork depciting a social media influencer.

Influencers and digital creators who fail to disclose adverts and commercial content within their posts are damaging an industry which has managed to shake off the “wild-west” tags of the past.

That’s the view of influencer marketing agency, Disrupt, following a European Union study released this week, which shows that four out of five influencers on social media fail to disclose commercial content, as required under EU and UK law.

Stevie Johnson, MD of...

Brands spent $930bn on social media advertising since 2017

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As the second-largest market in the digital advertising space, the social media ad industry has grown tremendously over the years.

With an estimated 4.9 billion social media users across the world and over 90% of marketers using social media to promote brands and reach customers, it`s no wonder this type of advertising has become one of the biggest revenue streams in the digital advertising industry. Last year alone, brands and companies spent $207bn on social media ads. However,...

Dior dominates the Emmys red carpet conversation

Dior was the most globally talked about luxury brand by influential sources on social media from the Emmys red carpet in the three days following the event.

According to influencer analytics platform WeArisma, 99 celebrities, influencers and press shared 138 pieces of content with a total media value of $5,573,007.

With a star-studded lineup wearing pieces from the fashion house – including Quinta Brunson who made history as the first black person to collect a Best...

Omnicom Media Group partners with logistics app Glovo

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Omnicom Media Group (OMG), the media services division of Omnicom Group, has formed a strategic partnership with last-mile logistics app Glovo that will provide a wide range of benefits to Omnicom clients including elevated data insights, retail media benefits and first-look access to Glovo’s innovation roadmap. 

The announcement marks the first partnership between Glovo and an agency holding company. 

Founded in Barcelona in 2015, Glovo is one of the world’s...

itsu picks TMW Unlimited as new CRM agency

itsu has appointed TMW Unlimited, part of UNLIMITED, as its new CRM partner - the first time the brand has appointed an external CRM creative agency.

The company, which sells Asian-inspired, healthy food, recently reported record monthly revenues, 73% growth in year-on-year restaurant sales and a record number of restaurant openings.

TMW Unlimited will begin work immediately on evaluating itsu’s existing loyalty programme and defining the new customer engagement...

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...

Google Cloud partner digs into generative AI for marketers

If you are worried that generative AI is coming for your jobs then the recent Google Cloud Next event may have caused palpitations. But don’t worry just yet, as this solution appears to be marked out as friend rather than foe.

Typeface, a generative AI app provider, announced the launch of an integrated generative AI marketing solution with GrowthLoop and Google Cloud’s BigQuery and GenAI Foundation Models to ‘merge generative AI into a single, streamlined...

Emotional digital ads drive brand lift and recall

Pinterest and System1, a specialist in advertising effectiveness, have released the latest research on digital advertising’s impact on brands and best practices for creating effective digital ads.

Analysing 50 Pinterest ads revealed that digital ads that create more positive emotional response lead to greater changes in behaviour and engage attention better, therefore making them more memorable. Additionally, digital ads with rapid, clear branding that cause an intense...

Almost half of consumers are not currently loyal to brands

New research from Ello Group, a loyalty and engagement specialist, has revealed that almost one in five consumers would trust retailers more if when making a purchase, they were offered discounts that could help to offset the cost-of-living struggles.

Consumer trust is at a concerning level, as only 8% trust the retailers they shop with currently; while more than two in five (41%) say they are not currently loyal to brands. Close to one in six (14%) have also reduced their spend...