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...

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...

97% of companies have moved at least part of their digital marketing in-house

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The past 12 months have completely altered the way brands approach their digital initiatives, according to a study by creative management platform Bannerflow, which surveyed senior European marketers to investigate how in-house marketing teams are evolving in 2022.

The report includes responses from businesses in a range of different industries, including entertainment & media, mobile & online gaming, retail & e-commerce, iGaming, consumer tech, financial services,...

Marketers’ digital skills have declined during the pandemic

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Digital marketing skills have stagnated or declined during the pandemic, research from training body Target Internet, in association with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), has revealed.

Their report has found that unlike many other sectors - which saw digital skills accelerated by the pandemic - the majority of digital marketing skills stagnated or declined between 2020 and 2021. This decline has occurred across almost all sectors, and at all job levels, with skills in...

Lack of Trust in marketing data – What does this mean for the CMO?

Earlier this month Adverity launched its latest research project, surveying 964 marketers and marketing data analysts to understand their major challenges, strategic priorities, and pain points.

Shockingly, the research found that over a third (34%) of CMOs don’t trust their marketing data, this rises to over 50% of CTOs / CDOs. Meanwhile, the biggest pain point for both marketers and data analysts (42%) is the time it takes to manually wrangle data. Whilst there is not...

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...

34% of CMOs do not trust their marketing data

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More than a third of CMOs do not trust their marketing data, according to research from marketing data analytics platform, Adverity. 

Additionally, there is a growing divide between data analysts and marketers when it comes to trusting their data. 

Almost a third of marketers don’t trust the data they are given to inform campaigns. A number that rises to 41% among their data analyst colleagues - posing a new challenge for the C-suite charged with driving...

Institute for Rebooting Social Media launched by Harvard University

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Harvard University has launched an academic initiative called the Institute for Rebooting Social Media, which aims to fix social media's most urgent problems.

Described as a “three-year pop up initiative”, the institute will focus on addressing misinformation, privacy breaches, harassment and content governance.

The institute is part of the University’s Berkman Klein Centre for Internet & Society (BKCIS) and it is being funded with £1.5 million from the John...