96% of marketers want IT held accountable for ROI

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81% of marketers believe that IT teams will become increasingly involved in marketing efforts over the next five years.

With that role comes an expectation from both teams on accountability for marketing ROI: 96% of marketers and 89% of IT leaders said that IT teams should have more accountability for marketing ROI. 

This is according to a report by Lytics, a customer data platform (CDP), titled Marketing and IT: The Strategic Partnership, in which 250 senior...

CMOs are drowning in data and distracted from consumer behaviour

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A third of CMOs (33%) are more focused on the impact of rising number of channels and platforms than increasingly complicated consumer behaviour (17%), according to new research from integrated marketing data platform Adverity.

Findings also suggest that related growth in data volumes may be a significant cause behind this imbalance of priorities.

Titled 'Recession, Resilience, & Marketing Data: What’s shaping the CMO’s roadmap?', the report surveyed 300 CMOs...

Influencers have become heart of the brand-consumer relationship

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impact.com, a partnership management platform, in partnership with WARC, an international marketing intelligence company, have published a report on the rapidly evolving brand-influencer dynamic, which shows the disparity and alignment of perceptions of marketers and influencers, and offers guidance on how better alignment can lead to more effective and valuable partnerships.

The report, Aligning Marketers and Influencers: Shifting Perspectives on Influencer Marketing Across the...

Two thirds of marketers increase in-store investment to lure consumers to high street

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67% of marketers are investing in more engaging in-store experiences to attract people back to the high street.

This is according to new data from In-Store Digital Engagement company M-Cube, which surveyed 250 retail and marketing leaders in the UK to discover whether the high street is playing catch up following the pandemic.

The findings revealed that the majority (27%) of retail leaders say consumers will return to the high street fully. Interestingly, 26% of...

B2B marketing’s need for speed

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Tom Cruise isn’t the only one who feels the need for speed. For years, B2C marketers have understood the power of the speed of the lead.

Now, B2B marketers are realising they can no longer reside in the slow lane. With competition for the ears and eyes of B2B buyers increasingly fierce, capitalising on the time when a lead is most receptive has never been more important.

With many enterprises weighed down by cumbersome, inefficient systems for managing lead data, the...

PepsiCo martech leader unveils game-changing marketing strategies

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In a special edition Thinking Caps podcast, Tim Glomb, VP of Content and Data at Cheetah Digital, sits down with Chris Muscutt, Head of MarTech at PepsiCo, to discuss the ins and outs of relationship marketing. They share their take on common buzzwords and the use of zero- and first-party data and technology to power effective strategies.

Chris Muscutt, Head of MarTech at PepsiCo, has had an interesting professional journey. In fact, his marketing career took off as an air traffic...

95% of businesses fear recession, with marketing budget cuts likely

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As central banks around the globe ramp up interest rates in a bid to curb inflation, many businesses fear an oncoming recession.

But as they look to protect themselves from the worst effects of a potential recession, it is clear that many have not learned from the past and will cut sales and marketing budgets.

Those are the headline findings from the latest International Business Barometer report from Sapio Research. Titled 'Wave 6: Preparing for a recession?', the...

Why 2022 is the year of ‘relationship marketing’

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The way to engage with consumers is through real-time, hyper-personalised experiences, a new eConsultancy report, in partnership with Cheetah Digital reveals. The report, ‘2022 Digital Consumer Trends Index: Consumer Attitudes and Trends in Personalisation, Privacy, Messaging, Advertising and Brand Loyalty’ indicates that consumers across the UK interact with a brand on multiple channels, oftentimes unpredictably.

Speaking with Paula Thomas on her weekly podcast “Let’s...

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...

A quarter of Brits plan to sign up to more subscription services

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24% of UK consumers plan to sign up for more subscription services, according to a survey conducted by Recurly, a subscription management and billing platform.

The study also revealed that consumers are more loyal (59%) and tend to spend more money (45%) with brands and businesses they subscribe to.

Conducted this year, the survey of more than 2,000 consumers highlights that most (93%) spend up to £150 per month on subscriptions, and are now more willing to spend their...