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...

System1 helps brands innovate and profit with ‘Test Your Idea’ platform

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System1, a marketing decision-making platform, has launched its automated Test Your Idea functionality, which provides predictive insights on product prototypes, names, logos, packaging, straplines, promotions and more to help brands maximise profit potential. 

Test Your Idea reports highlight respondents’ emotional responses to concepts as well as their predicted acceptance of ideas and decision speed. Brands can also discover what respondents view as the main advantage of...

Two-thirds of UK brands are underutilising marketing data

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Almost two-thirds of UK brands are underutilising their data and limiting its effectiveness by focussing on general analysis activations rather than more sophisticated techniques.

While the majority are activating their data – just a small amount of marketers (5%) are not activating their data at all – only 39% of brands are utilising the power of advanced measurement solutions to gain granular insights from their data. 

This is according to a study of marketing...

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...

Yext aims to give customers control over location data with what3words

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Online brand management specialist, Yext, has partnered with what3words, a geocode system designed to identify any location with a resolution of about the metres.

Through the partnership, businesses can more easily direct their customers to any precise location using a unique combination of three random words: a what3words address. For example, ///bands.villa.swung identifies a three-metre square on Primrose Hill with a panoramic view of London. Yext customers who install the...

5 steps to increasing business resilience through data maturity

Dany El-Eid, Adverity.

The role of data to empower business leaders to make better-informed decisions is seemingly ever increasing.

But, with the world’s economy becoming increasingly complex and volatile, it is the more digitally mature companies proving to be resilient to economic shocks.

In 2021, Dany El-Eid, director of North America at digital analytics software firm, Adverity, conducted a study into this topic. His research examined 10 companies’ strategies and tactics that have...

Almost half of CMOs feel data hinders creativity

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42% of CMOs believe data is hindering creativity among marketing teams, according to a new report by Adverity, a data and analytics platform for marketing, sales and e-commerce teams.

The report, entitled 'Data, People, and Culture: The Evolving Role of the Modern CMO', surveyed 300 CMOs across the US, UK, and DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) from small to midsize businesses, to better understand how the role of the CMO is changing amid the growing digitalization of...

Digital self-service now more popular than calling customer service

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Most consumers are ready to swap customer service calls for digital self-service in the wake of their experience during the pandemic, according to a survey released by Macro 4.

The research, which examines UK consumer attitudes to household energy and water suppliers, suggests that 61% of customers have become more comfortable interacting with companies digitally since the pandemic, on websites, apps and other online channels. And 60 per cent would now prefer not to call a live...

Combatting the data and analytics skill gap in the marketing industry 

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Research shows that almost half of businesses are recruiting for data and analytics roles, yet 46% of businesses have struggled to fill these roles over the last two years. As marketing evolves, these skills are increasingly important for the industry. With this unprecedented growth in job vacancies, marketers must adopt new strategies to attract and retain talent in marketing roles. 

As a business’ martech stack grows, so does the demand for highly-skilled marketers to...