80% of global smishing attacks targeted EU citizens

New data from international connectivity enabler BICS has revealed it blocked 507 million fraudulent spam calls and robocalls across its network in 2023 – up 28% from the 395 million calls blocked in 2022. In total, BICS saved its customers 87 million EUR in estimated costs of wholesale fraud exposure

The figures reveal an alarming persistence – and growing complexity – in telecom fraud schemes. The ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) recently reported 92% of carriers are...

Jameson ‘Arrive Like a Local’ campaign returns with Visa-powered Jameson Passport

Building on the success of Jameson and Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail (PRGTR)'s 2023 Arrive Like A Local campaign, the interactive traveller experience has returned, activated at more than 36 airports worldwide and supported by a 360 omnichannel strategy.

Reaching the widest audience for any Jameson travel retail campaign ever, the 2024 campaign aims to connect with whiskey lovers across all touchpoints on the traveller journey, not only through the specially curated city...

85% of UK shoppers had poor experiences with online retailers in 2023

Amid a proliferation of purchasing options and budget concerns surrounding sustained inflationary pressures, online retailers are struggling to meet rising consumer expectations around the globe.

This is according to an independent survey from Celigo, an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) for business and IT users. 

Its 2024 Online Retail Trends Report surveyed more than 1,500 US and UK consumers about their recent online shopping experiences, as well as...

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...

57% of UK consumers say digital bliss a must for festive fun

A girl using a smartphone next to a Christmas tree.

A recent survey by Cisco has highlighted the pivotal role of digital applications and services in enhancing the holiday season experience.

With a global increase in application usage anticipated, the report underscores the need for brands to ensure optimal performance of their digital services or risk dampening the festive spirit.

Many consumers also admit that a bad digital experience could threaten household harmony, while 20% fear that they will become so angry that...

Teradata teams up with ActionIQ for marketing and customer experience offering

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Teradata and ActionIQ have created a new joint-offering for marketing and customer experience (CX) activations for Teradata VantageCloud customers.

This new offering, which includes integration with VantageCloud and ActionIQ, is now complete and ready for customers. The collaboration highlights Teradata’s open and connected ecosystem, which includes a strong partnership with ActionIQ to leverage the companies’ collective expertise in advertising and marketing technology for...

Very Group partners with Kyndryl to enhance its customer experience through technology

Infrastructure provider Kyndryl has expanded its partnership with The Very Group, the online retail and digital payments business, to transform its IT platforms and the customer experience.      

With flexibility and speed at the core, The Very Group is modernising and migrating applications and infrastructure to a leading-edge multi-platform public cloud environment.

The Very Group has partnered with Kyndryl to migrate applications to the public cloud, moving to a...

UK shoppers desire AI-driven retail experiences but are wary of its use

Less than half (41%) of UK shoppers believe that AI is having a positive impact on their retail experiences. Despite this, more than two-thirds (70%) prefer brands that offer personalised recommendations – a common use case for AI in retail.

These findings come from a new study by SAP Emarsys, which surveyed over 2,000 UK shoppers. The research suggests a clear conflict between consumer concerns about AI and their desire to reap the...

Burnley FC scores big in e-commerce with Visualsoft partnership

English Premier League football club, Burnley FC, has partnered with Visualsoft, an e-ommerce provider, to enhance its online retail operations and transform the overall customer experience.

Founded in 1882 and located in the north of England, the prestigious football club has a rich history and a passionate fan base, competing in the top-tier English football premier league. Striving for excellence both on and off the pitch, the club recognised the need to improve its e-commerce...

Dentsu helps brands create generative AI-powered customer experiences

Dentsu and Merkle, dentsu’s technology-enabled, data- driven customer experience management (CXM) company, have collaborated with Salesforce to offer AI expertise to marketing and commerce leaders.

Merkle’s generative AI solution, Merkle GenCX, will be available for businesses to use with Salesforce Einstein GPT to help brands harness the power of generative AI to deliver, manage, and optimise connected customer experiences.    

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