Some 60 per cent of people who use a smartphone believe that their security could be compromised if they use it for an e-commerce transaction, according to Affinion International.
Around a quarter of people associated m-commerce with an increased risk of credit card fraud and identity theft, both of which have increased significantly in the last year according to fraud specialist CIFAS.
Interestingly, only 13 per cent felt that the same security fears surrounded online purchases when shopping on a desktop or laptop computer.
However, in spite of these concerns the m-commerce market is expected to grow even further this year.
The Center for Retail Research predicts that UK m-commerce will rise by a massive 53 per cent in 2012, accounting for £4.5 billion in revenue.
In this way, Britain is far ahead of its European neighbours, as the projected m-commerce spends for Germany and France are only £2.7 billion and £1.9 billion respectively.
Just two years ago, only £700 million was spent via mobile shopping in Britain, and if 2012′s estimates are reached it will represent a growth of 584 per cent.
The increasing complexity of the digital media landscape and the sustained pressure on advertising budgets present daily challenges for modern marketers. It is perhaps inevitable therefore that Transparency in media trading is an issue that is attracting increasing attention and concern for media budget holders.
At MediaSense, we address “the transparency issue” from a different perspective. While forensic accounting and legal counsel has a place in the debate, this will not change the direction the industry is heading in. [more…]
Around 100 marketers have booked on to attend the digital marketing conference, On The Edge, being held in Bristol, 19th March. If you’re coming along, why not introduce yourself to the other attendees by replying to this post. We find this helps to break the ice and means you’ll know more people when you get there! To book your ticket or to find out more information, just click here: http://ontheedgelive.co.uk/bristol
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed Kirsten Stagg as its new Head of Marketing, with effect from 11 March 2014. In her new role, Stagg will report directly to Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and will be responsible for spearheading the brand’s marketing activities in the UK.
Stagg (above) joined the Volkswagen Group as a graduate in 1998. Since then she has progressed through the organisation, holding marketing roles at ŠKODA, Audi and most recently Volkswagen Passenger Cars as National Communications Manager where she orchestrated several high profile advertising campaigns including the recent Woofwagen range campaign. [more…]
By Simon Martin, Deputy Creative Director, Table19
I’m not anti-technology or digital, I’ve got all sorts of gadgets, but recently I’ve found myself getting more and more irritated by the need of advertising and marketing types (and everyone in between) to get me involved on a social level. Of course, technology has a massively important part to play in everyday life. But people are realising that it shouldn’t have this overarching power. It shouldn’t control our lives; it should just be a part of it. Advertisers and marketers would be wise to realise that, too.