Driving Connected Human-centric Digital Experiences in an Era of AI with Sitefinity

Humans and technology have a love story old as time. Maybe it stems from a spirit of exploration and discovery or perhaps just out of the desire to be more efficient and productive. Whatever the reason, as a human race, the desire to be creative – to invent and innovate – is part of our DNA. And for marketers, the modern-day explorers who are driving creativity, the connection to the creation of engaging digital experiences is undeniable.

In this decade alone, we have had two...

Elevating Digital Marketing Innovation with Cape at DMWF London 2024

Today’s fast-paced market asks for an insane amount of content with dozens of local interpretations, like market specific offers, deals, translations, and city- or even street names. Manually creating that content, while staying on-brand, can feel like an impossible job.Get ready to automate your digital marketing campaigns at superhero speed with Cape! Create assets, scale creative versioning, and publish truly audience-centric campaigns to your desired channels in no time. Our platform...

VC John, Accenture – The future of sustainability marketing

Could you tell us a little bit about Accenture and your role within the company?

Accenture is a global technology and consulting organisation. And it's divided into three markets. So you have North America, Europe, and then the rest, which are called the growth markets, collectively. 

My remit covers the growth markets, and it has two components to it. The first is as the sustainability innovation lead as part of the growth and strategy organisation. The second is...

Why social listening platforms can’t listen – and how SocialVoice is looking to step in

The market opportunity for brands who get influencer marketing right is huge.

According to Goldman Sachs, the creator economy is worth around $250 billion (£205.4bn) today. By 2027, it could hit $480bn (£394.5bn), in line with predicted growth for global digital advertising spend. In line with this trend is an increasing preference for brands to use nano- and micro-influencers in their campaigns. The State of Influencer Marketing 2023 Report puts this at 39% and 30%...

Digital marketing skills show positive growth but sector demands outpace professional development 

Core digital skills marketers rely on have improved but that the growing demands of new and evolving technologies are contributing to a skills gap across the majority of industries. 

This is according to research published by the training body Target Internet, in association with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

This year’s report analyses data from more than 10,000 marketing professionals, gathered between 2018 to 2023 and highlights key short and...

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...

Julie Meredith, Dash Hudson: Why video and authentic content are vital

Julie Meredith, VP of marketing at Dash Hudson.

Could you tell us a little bit about Dash Hudson and what makes it unique?

Dash Hudson was founded back in 2015 with the mission of helping the world's most important companies deepen engagement with their consumers through photos and videos. Our goal is to close the loop on all key visual marketing channels for brands, by focusing on the performance of photos and videos. Our software helps brands to choose the right image, inspire their audience to action, and measure the results...

Half of brands will have failed to unify customer engagement channels by 2022

A customer being served.

By 2022, 50% of large organisations will have failed to unify engagement channels, resulting in a disjointed and siloed customer experience that lacks context.

This is according to a study by Gartner, which has urged companies around the globe to deliver frictionless omnichannel experiences to create more connected experiences for customers and further drive digital commerce.

Matt Moorut, principal analyst in the Gartner Marketing practice, said: “Frictionless...

Passes available for November’s hybrid DMWF Europe in Amsterdam and online

RAI Amsterdam.

Digital Marketing World Forum (DMWF) Europe is set to take place both in-person and in the virtual world this year.

The two-day conference will return to RAI Amsterdam on November 23-24, with a supplementary virtual conference taking place online on November 30 and December 1.

Between them, the events are expected to offer top-level strategic content and digital marketing insights, discussions and networking opportunities with some of the world's biggest...

The next normal – The recovery will be digital

Tsunamis wipe out things quietly and quickly without giving you time to prepare and react. This is exactly how the year 2020 showed us - the overnight change. Throughout history, the most important lessons emerge from the worst humanitarian challenges. Understanding the development of human evolution motivates us to reflect on what digital transformation really means to humanity. The pandemic accelerated digital transformation. Futurist Gerd Leonard claimed that anything that cannot be...