71% plan to tighten budgets and be selective on purchases

SheerID, a specialist in identity verification for commerce, has unveiled the findings of its survey of Gen Z consumers.

Fielded by Centiment on behalf of SheerID, the survey sought to gauge Gen Z’s feelings on the economy, better understand their purchasing preferences and how brands can meet the current needs of this influential cohort. The survey also explored the role that exclusive offers and rewards play in driving shopping behaviour. Respondents included a total of 1,761...

Cognizant teams with Shopify and Google Cloud to transform enterprise retail

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Cognizant has formed a strategic alliance with Shopify and Google Cloud to drive digital transformation and platform modernisation for global retailers and brands.

The alliance is focused on bringing together the power of Shopify’s leading commerce platform, Google Cloud’s core cloud infrastructure, and client delivery of Cognizant’s retail industry advisory and technology implementation specialists.

The driving force behind this alliance is a need for retailers...

Lack of customer data is major obstacle in reaping rewards of AI

Research from customer engagement platform Twilio has found that businesses are making good progress on implementing artificial intelligence (AI) to help power customer interactions, but are finding both a lack of customer data, as well as transparency in how they’re using that data, to be significant challenges.

Twilio’s fifth annual State of Customer Engagement Report has revealed the growing importance of brands disclosing how they use customer data to deliver AI-powered...

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...

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...

Omnicom Media Group partners with logistics app Glovo

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Omnicom Media Group (OMG), the media services division of Omnicom Group, has formed a strategic partnership with last-mile logistics app Glovo that will provide a wide range of benefits to Omnicom clients including elevated data insights, retail media benefits and first-look access to Glovo’s innovation roadmap. 

The announcement marks the first partnership between Glovo and an agency holding company. 

Founded in Barcelona in 2015, Glovo is one of the world’s...

90% of Brits don’t know how companies use their data

As Black Friday approaches on November 24, millions of Brits are gearing up for the annual shopping sales event of the year, eager to snag the best deals.

However, amid the frenzy of discounts and promotions, Forbes Advisor, the price comparison and financial guidance platform, is reminding consumers to be vigilant about how companies handle their personal data.

A recent study from technology experts reveals that almost nine in ten (88%) Brits are concerned about how...

itsu picks TMW Unlimited as new CRM agency

itsu has appointed TMW Unlimited, part of UNLIMITED, as its new CRM partner - the first time the brand has appointed an external CRM creative agency.

The company, which sells Asian-inspired, healthy food, recently reported record monthly revenues, 73% growth in year-on-year restaurant sales and a record number of restaurant openings.

TMW Unlimited will begin work immediately on evaluating itsu’s existing loyalty programme and defining the new customer engagement...

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...