Primark steps up role of digital with launch of new website

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Primark has unveiled the latest stage in its digital strategy with the launch of its new website.

Created to better connect the journey between searching online and then shopping in store, the new site features thousands of products from across Primark’s best-selling ranges, as well as a fresh design, enhanced navigation and a new feature that allows customers to check stock availability in their local store.

Launching first in the UK, before rolling out to...

Serena Williams’ venture fund invests seven figures In British martech platform

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OpenSponsorship (OS), a sports marketing tech start-up founded in New York by British entrepreneur Ishveen Jolly, has secured a seven-figure investment from Serena Ventures to help the business expand into the UK.

OpenSponsorship has partnered athletes with campaigns from brands such as Walmart, Foot Locker and Levi’s, was launched in the USA in 2015 after Ishveen – who was then a sports agent – realised and then grew frustrated with the obtuse and restrictive way in which...

CHILI publish raises €10 million to help firms scale on-brand graphic production

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CHILI publish, a creative automation software specialist, has raised €10 million to accelerate solution and community development, attract new talent, and boost the company's go-to-market and sales operations in Europe and the US.

The cash injection was led by Connected Capital with participation from existing investors Group MC, Pamica and PMV.

CHILI publisher is a cloud-based Creative Automation platform that enables brands and agencies to create, edit, and share...

TikTok adds Vamp to the TikTok Marketing Partner program

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Global influencer marketing and content creation platform, Vamp, has been badged as an official TikTok Marketing Partner.

This means its customers now have access to first-party data that will make running campaigns with TikTok easier and more effective, helping brands get the most from the world’s most downloaded app.

Brands that work with Vamp can now obtain TikTok creators insights in a more automated and scalable way. They can now identify relevant creators within...

Setting the bar as a trusted brand

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The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is a tough one. Highly competitive, crowded, and frequently driven by price. Now producers are being put under even greater pressure, as consumers increasingly only want to buy from brands that they feel align with their own values.

With people becoming more aware of what they are putting into their bodies the focus on health issues is intensifying, coupled with sustainability and inclusivity being taken more seriously (particularly by...

Ru Roberts, Waze: On non-distracting and privacy-conscious advertising

MarketingTech caught up with Ru Roberts, UK Country Manager for Waze, to discuss how the popular satellite navigation app advertises to drivers in a responsible manner.

As a free app, Waze relies on advertising. However, displaying ads to drivers could be a recipe for disaster.

Waze has faced its fair share of criticisms in the past for distracting drivers. Early users will remember things like messages from random drivers popping up constantly. Fortunately, Waze heard...

The pandemic has destroyed customer loyalty

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More than a quarter (27.4%) of UK and US consumers now show no brand loyalty at all.

This is according to joint research from first-party customer data specialist, Edit, and digital transformation consultancy Kin + Carta, which revealed the impact of the pandemic on customer loyalty. 

The report, titled ‘The Loyalty Paradox’ shows that brand loyalty became a thing of the past in 2021.

2,000 respondents split equally between the UK & USA, were asked...

Two-thirds of Gen Z out of touch with traditional Black Friday marketing

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Gen Z has fallen out of touch with Black Friday marketing that fails to demonstrate a company’s sustainable practices, despite being the nation’s biggest consumers.

The latest from student marketing platform Student Beans, the research suggests conscious and ethical brand communications have the most impact on younger generations.

Despite this, Gen Z spends more than any other generation during the Black Friday weekend. This year the average 18-to-24-year-old spent...

The Coca-Cola Company unveils fresh brand platform for Coca-Cola trademark

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Coca-Cola has unveiled a new global brand philosophy and platform called Real Magic, which invites everyone to celebrate the real magic of humanity.

The platform refreshes the brand’s trademark promise – to unite and uplift people every day – with renewed relevance for the world we live in today. The platform is built from lessons of the last 18 months: that we can find magic all around us when we come together in unexpected moments that elevate the everyday into the...

Customers lack faith in brands protecting them from fraud

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Half or UK retailers believe they are doing everything they can to prevent e-commerce fraud, but far less consumers (17%) share their confidence.

The stark disconnect between retailers and shoppers on the matter of online shopping fraud has been highlighted by new European and US data released by Riskified, an e-commerce enablement and fraud-prevention solutions provider.

The research, which comprised 4,000 consumers and 400 retailers across the US, UK, France and...