16 million Brits give false data about themselves to brands

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One in four (25%) Brits intentionally give false data about themselves to brands, posing a serious risk to marketers planning to collect data amidst the Black Friday sales. 

That is according to a survey of 2,000 UK consumers commissioned by enterprise customer data platform, Treasure Data, which also found that a significant proportion (34%) will not use their primary email address when signing up to brand communications.

As marketers arm themselves with deals and...

How Amplifon achieved an ROI of £1 to £3 on direct mail campaigns

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With more than 70 years’ experience and a network of more than 9,500 highly qualified hearing specialists, Amplifon is a leading hearing care provider.

The problem:

Having previously used Partially Addressed Mail to some success, Amplifon was keen to develop a more personalised Direct Mail acquisition strategy to identify the best prospects for their cutting-edge hearing products.

The solution:

Using existing customer data, REaD Group built a...

How Joules improved customer data quality to drive profitable acquisition

As a premium British lifestyle brand in an ever-changing retail landscape, Joules needs to ensure that every aspect of its marketing efforts is market leading.

The problem:

Joules wanted to improve its customer data quality, drive profitable acquisition campaigns and deliver insight to enable the segmentation of the Joules customer base.

Previously work of this nature was conducted by a third party with the data and systems held externally to Joules. Joules...

Marketing analytics are only influencing 53% of decisions

Marketing analytics are responsible for influencing just over half (53%) of marketing decisions, according to a survey by Gartner.

In May and June 2022, Gartner surveyed 377 users of marketing analytics to explore the role of marketing analytics in decision making.

Joseph Enever, senior director analyst in the Gartner Marketing practice, said: “CMOs often believe that achieving marketing data integration goals will lead to greater influence and increased value of...

David Shadpour, Social Native: Why brands should focus on authentic content creation

Social Native's founder and CEO urges brands around the world to build an army of creators, and embrace user generated content.

For anyone who doesn’t know about Social Native, what's the company all about?

The name itself, Social Native, has some depth to it. In the early print days, you'd hire a big agency, they would do a photo shoot and they'd print it for you and put it in a magazine. 

Then television came out and you had to do sight and sound. You hire a big...

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...

65% of app marketers trialling new ways to target paying users

Nearly two thirds (65%) of app developers and marketers are searching for new ways of targeting new paying users without IDFA, cookies or data privacy issues.

This is according to the latest research from AdTech company Bango. Even with Google’s recent announcement that they are postponing the removal of cookies once again, changes such as Apple’s decision to restrict IDFA, and mounting government legislation, are forcing app developers and marketers to rethink their...

VidMob raises $110 million in Series D investment round

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VidMob, a platform for Intelligent Creative, has raised $110 million in a Series D investment round led by Shamrock Capital, with strong participation from a leading group of new and existing investors.

VidMob’s Intelligent Creative platform provides an end-to-end solution to help brands optimise the performance of their creative advertising assets by unifying data and analytics with creative production, delivering improved marketing performance and business results across all...

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...

87% of B2B companies fail to unlock full value of buyer intent data

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As many as 82% of B2B companies continue to find lead generation a challenge, with enterprises of more than 250 employees more likely to describe it as a “large challenge” than SMEs.

This is according to a survey of US and UK senior marketing and sales professionals, commissioned by website tracking software firm, Leadfeeder.

Lead generation is often considered to be the critical driver of growth for B2B businesses and the first step in building a meaningful...