Digital Marketing Institute launches AI in Digital Marketing course to plug AI skills gap 

The Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), a provider of Digital Marketing Certification, has launched its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Digital Marketing course, following overwhelming demand from marketers. 

The decision to launch the course comes following DMI’s latest Membership Survey in 2023, which found AI to be the top skill members are looking to develop over the next 12 months.  

The course will bridge the AI knowledge gap for marketers of all...

83% of publishers eye retail media investment

83% of publishers are curious to tap retail media ad spend by embedding products on their web pages, opening up more inventory opportunities for offsite campaigns.

This is according to a global study of more than 1000 brands, agencies, retailers and publishers conducted by commerce media company Criteo.

With so many platforms and providers working across the retail media ecosystem, ‘The Great Defrag: how commerce media will unite advertising in 2024’ brought...

Advertising will not crumble as new tools are in the mix

As Google’s deprecation of third-party cookies becomes a reality in 2024, UK businesses are taking action. 

A new survey conducted by Capterra, a software and services marketplace, has found that despite 61% of marketers expressing concerns about how the cookie discontinuation may impact their company, nearly half (49%) of all the respondents said their company felt “well prepared” and 44% are “moderately” so. 

In fact, for many, the change is perceived as...

Adform becomes the first global Demand Side Platform to join UN’s Science Based Targets initiative

Media buying platform Adform has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as the first global Demand Side Platform (DSP) to do so.

Following a milestone year of sustainability partnerships, Adform enters the next level by aligning itself with SBTi’s near-term (2030) emission reduction targets.

Adform continues to champion sustainable advertising as a key component of its offering. In 2023, Adform became a member of Ad Net Zero and made history as the first...

‘Bullish’ marketing industry plans to boost spending power in 2024

UK marketing leaders are gearing up for a ‘bullish’ 2024, with more than 70% planning to boost digital budgets this year, new data shows.  

Following four years of economic flatlining and commercial pressures for many of the UK’s top marketers, 2024 is expected to see a resurgence in industry optimism, with increased investment being directed in key growth areas including AI, websites, SEO, broadcast and podcasts, as well as email and content...

Consumers trust banking sector the most with personal data

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Thales, a global technology and security provider, has published the findings of its 2024 Thales Digital Trust Index which reveals that the banking sector is most trusted when it comes to protecting personal data and delivering trusted digital experiences.

Thales surveyed 12,426 consumers globally about their relationship with online brands and services, what privacy expectations they demand, and how brands can earn their trust.

Danny de Vreeze, VP Identity and Access...

8 in 10 Americans concerned about online data privacy, but 48% trust zero-party data collection

With third-party cookie-less marketing nearly here, a new research report released today finds an overwhelming majority of Americans distrust brands when it comes to their data privacy.

Attest, a leading consumer research platform finds that 84% of Americans are concerned about data privacy when interacting with brands online (including 41% who are “very concerned”). 

This concern about intrusive data gathering and disconcertingly personal advertisements appears to...

Global martech spend will surpass $215bn by 2027

Industry analyst firm Forrester has published a Global Martech Software Forecast, 2023-2027, which gives a five-year forecast of growth for global martech spending.

Forresters's forecast examines six categories of marketing technology software: experience delivery, marketing automation, marketing resource management, marketing performance management, customer analytics and customer data management software.

In the report, Forrester predicts that global spending on...

Ad Signal partners with Perifery to reduce storage costs and carbon impact

Ad Signal, a specialist provider of video content management solutions, has partnered with Perifery to provide media organisations with seamless deduplication workflows.

The integration optimises the storage and management of digital assets and contributes to cost savings and carbon reduction for many businesses.

Ad Signal’s Match software, which rapidly identifies duplicate copies of video, image and audio files to leave only unique versions, can now integrate with...

Two thirds of SMEs have no marketing plan

After a long period of economic stagnation, a study of almost 2,000 decision-makers has found that 67% of businesses have no marketing action plan, and more than half don’t even have a business plan. 

The Marketing Maturity Report, by The Marketing Centre, asked people from hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses across the UK to mark themselves against 60 statements, to understand what companies are doing to grow their business.  

The majority of...