Gen Z users are three times more likely to use YouTube than TikTok

YouTube is the most used social media platform in the UK with 88% of respondents using it since 2020 - rising to 93% in Gen Z adults (aged 18 - 29).

This is according to research from Channel Factory, a global video technology partner specialist in brand suitability solutions, which has shed some light on how users in the UK have been engaging with the main social media platforms - YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat and Meta (Instagram and Facebook) - since the pandemic started until...

3 in 5 Brits regret their social media influenced spending

Facebook has been named the most influential social media platform for Brits’ buying habits, new research has discovered.

Survey data from FCA-regulated credit broker Little-Loans.com has lifted the lid on how social media impacts Brits’ buying habits which, in turn, can aid companies’ marketing efforts.

A nationally representative survey of 2,000 Brits found that Facebook is the social media platform that leads to the most sales.

Participants detailed...

83% of consumers want to choose whether to receive comms by mail or email

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Although 42% of British consumers were encouraged to go paperless last year and nearly half were offered incentives to do so, only about 24% did, with just half of respondents happy to go paperless.

This is according to a survey by Royal Mail Marketreach, which was the organisation's biggest research programme in five years aimed at understanding how businesses can make the most of their customer mail.

Evidence suggests that companies would be wise to heed customers...

Five years after EU antitrust fine, 53% of UK Google Shopping ads still come from Google

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Five years after the EU commission fined Google 2.4 billion Euros ($2.65 billion) and ordered it to open up its Google Shopping service in Europe to external competition, a new study suggests around 53% of ads on the platform in the UK, still originate from Google itself - up from around 49% in 2019.

The research from Searchmetrics indicates that after Brexit, Google is no longer trying to increase competition on its shopping platform in the UK.

On top of this, the...

Grey Goose launches new flavours with AR experience

The Grey Goose AR experience.

Premium vodka brand Grey Goose has launched three flavours under its new Grey Goose Essences belt with an interactive Augmented Reality (AR) installation at Heathrow Airport’s Duty Free, developed by specialist metaverse creative agency, Swipe Back.

The brand challenged the agency, which specialises in immersive experiences, to build awareness of its expanding portfolio of products by focusing on sight - the first of the five senses - to create a multisensorial AR experience....

Primark steps up role of digital with launch of new website

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Primark has unveiled the latest stage in its digital strategy with the launch of its new website.

Created to better connect the journey between searching online and then shopping in store, the new site features thousands of products from across Primark’s best-selling ranges, as well as a fresh design, enhanced navigation and a new feature that allows customers to check stock availability in their local store.

Launching first in the UK, before rolling out to...

What it takes to stand out with your email marketing strategy

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Recent data shows email marketing continues to sit comfortably as U.K. consumers’ preferred channel for receiving offers, content, incentives, and rewards from brands.

In fact, when it comes to driving sales, email beats paid social and display advertising by up to 128% in the U.K. This is 20% higher than consumers globally, 57% higher than France, and more than double that of Spain (62%). In this article, we take a look at who is getting it right, and which criteria are...

B2B marketing investment investment continues to increase in 2022

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More than three quarters (79%) of respondents consider B2B marketing very important to business growth, and more than half (64%) are looking to refresh digital marketing plans this year.

This is according to the second annual B2B Marketing Survey from creative technology studio Appetite Creative Solutions.

B2B marketing is considered an important new business driver (34%), helps deliver sales and ecommerce (22%), and creates strong brand identity (20%). With 60% planning...

Junior marketers are driving customer experience innovation

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Junior marketers are playing a leading role in driving innovation, with 50% saying that trying out new techniques and ideas to improve customer experiences is a major part of their day-to-day activities, according to a survey from digital experience platform provider Optimizely.

In its Culture of Experimentation report, based on a survey of 200 UK in-house marketing executives, assistants and managers, Optimizely also highlights that 50% of marketing assistants are directly...

Serena Williams’ venture fund invests seven figures In British martech platform

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OpenSponsorship (OS), a sports marketing tech start-up founded in New York by British entrepreneur Ishveen Jolly, has secured a seven-figure investment from Serena Ventures to help the business expand into the UK.

OpenSponsorship has partnered athletes with campaigns from brands such as Walmart, Foot Locker and Levi’s, was launched in the USA in 2015 after Ishveen – who was then a sports agent – realised and then grew frustrated with the obtuse and restrictive way in which...