Manchester City FC launch the ‘Connected Scarf’ to track fan emotion

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Sports and entertainment creative agency, Octagon, has partnered with Cisco to launch the 'Connected Scarf,” a new project in support of their partnership with Manchester City and City Football Group.

Unit9, a global production and technology partner, also helped spearhead the initiative. As part of Cisco’s ongoing efforts to power a more inclusive future, drive innovation, and better connect fans globally with the clubs and players they love, Octagon helped bring to life...

5 ways your website can create an emotional bond with your customer

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Numerous studies have shown that emotions and instinct, rather than rational thought, are more often the driving forces behind consumer behavior and purchasing decisions.

When customers feel a deep emotional bond with a brand, it is known as ‘brand intimacy’.

Brand Intimacy agency MBLM’s annual study of US consumers’ emotional connections with the brands that they use confirms that the brands that create the most brand intimacy are also the fastest growing...

Shocking loyalty statistics that will make you rethink your marketing strategy

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Whether due to the rise of e-commerce, the disruptions of the pandemic or other factors specific to a given industry, the old patterns of consumer behaviour no longer hold true in the current marketplace. According to Cheetah Digital's recently published 2022 Digital Consumer Trends Index, even the 76% of UK consumers who define themselves as loyal to certain brands say they’d still buy from competitors if it was cheaper or more convenient to do so. In this article, we take a look at 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...

Less than half of UK businesses respond to online reviews

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Just 44% of UK business respond to online reviews, according to a cross-category online brand reputation study of more than 500 organisations.

Moreover, 38% do not have local branch pages, and less than half (42%) employ UTM performance marketing tracking.

The study, conducted by digital performance marketing agency DAC Group, audited businesses across seven categories - automotive, fashion, finance, health & fitness, food & beverage, land & property and...

Vodafone invites Snapchatters to connect with Emma Raducanu virtually

Vodafone, the Official Connectivity Partner of The Wimbledon Championships has partnered with Snapchat to launch a new augmented reality experience that invites Snapchatters to take their place on Centre Court and be connected to the tournament like never before.

As part of Vodafone’s #FeelTheConnection summer campaign, which focuses on using connectivity to bring fans different experiences of Wimbledon, the AR activation features British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu and...

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...

89% of people feel social media negatively affects their mental health

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89% of social media users believe it is damaging their mental health, according to a study by The Cybersmile Foundation.

The organisation recently unveiled Digital Wellbeing 2022 - its second bi-yearly study conducted by the charity to learn about the impact that social media use has on 16- to 24-year-old users.

The Digital Wellbeing 2022 study asked 1000 participants aged 16-24 across the UK a series of questions relating to the way that their social media use affects...

Teads launches Attention Program to advance omnichannel attention measurement

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Global media platform Teads has launched the Teads Attention Program to strengthen its position in the attention measurement sector.

The program will arm brands with optimal multi-screen reporting of attention metrics within Teads Ad Manager. Through Teads’ global scale within quality publishers and connected TV providers, and integrations with industry-leading attention measurement partners, this pioneering program will accelerate the understanding of attention for media buyers...

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...