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Only half of online ad campaigns targeted at women in the UK actually reach them – Research by Nielsen

Only half of online ad campaigns targeted at women in the UK actually reach them – Research by Nielsen

by Will Corry on August 4, 2017

FMCG sector struggles most to reach targets

Mobile tends to be better than desktop at hitting target audiences

Only half of UK online ad campaigns targeted at women actually reached them, according to a study of 60,000 campaigns across 20+ countries by measurement company Nielsen.
Only 50% of ad impressions served in the UK that were meant for women were served to women, compared to the 62% success hit rate when targeting men. This discrepancy was even more pronounced when targeting 18-34 year olds, with just 22% successfully hitting women but 33% for men.

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New research from equimedia reveals that over nine in ten of Mum’s favourite brands offer poor mobile experience

by Clare on August 2, 2017

According to research released today by digital media agency, equimedia, 91% of the brand websites handpicked by Mums have poor mobile website speeds.

The digital media specialists looked at mobile website download speeds based on Babycentre’s Welcome To Mums 2017 list of recommended baby products, and discovered that only two of the top listed brands achieved a ‘good’ rating when it came to mobile download speeds.

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Retail 2.0 – key considerations for VR and AR in store .. Andrew Watts, KHWS

Retail 2.0 – key considerations for VR and AR in store .. Andrew Watts, KHWS

by Will Corry on July 28, 2017

Andrew Watts, Founding Partner at KHWS, the Brand Commerce agency

Retail is not shy of technology. Its adoption is often a necessity. However, whether it’s e-commerce platforms, back office inventory or mobile apps and optimisation, getting to grips with how to make technology work best and achieve good ROI in the retail space is no mean feat.

Digital is driving constant change in consumer behaviour, and coupled with a decline in retail footfall and spending, retailers are turning to disruptive technology such as VR and AR to keep pace with the change.

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How to make your coffee shop more approachable

How to make your coffee shop more approachable

by Will Corry on July 25, 2017

Coffee is big business. In addition to the hundreds of Starbucks, Costa Coffee, and Caffè Nero locations across the UK, there are thousands of independently-run cafes on high streets, little side roads, shopping centres, and just about any place where coffee is needed.

This is great for consumers, as they have access to this addictive and delicious beverage whenever they please, but what about for the small business owners getting off the ground? How are they coping with all the competition that surrounds them?

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Why matchmaking is the best way to increase sales

Why matchmaking is the best way to increase sales

by Contributing Editor on July 17, 2017

Stuart Galvin, business director, smp

Pop in-store for a packet of crisps a decade ago and the choice would be between Walkers Salt & Vinegar or Cheese & Onion. Today, there is a profusion of favourite brands, such as Kettle Chips; while new offerings like Propercorn are making inroads in the salty snack category.

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How is technology changing the sales team? … by Gemma Baker, Click4Assistance

How is technology changing the sales team? … by Gemma Baker, Click4Assistance

by Will Corry on July 17, 2017

As we move further into the digital age there are four main B2B sales roles identified by Forrester Research that will be impacted by technology.

There will be a dramatic decrease in Order Takers; these will be replaced with self-service portals.

Take McDonalds as an example, when walking into one of their restaurants customers are now presented with self-service kiosks, where they can order via touch screens that are fully loaded with the fast food chain’s menu.

The only interaction with a customer service representative is when the buyer collects their food.

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Message for Millennials : Haagen-Dazs is trying to become cool again

by Will Corry on July 13, 2017

General Mills’ Haagen-Dazs is trying to become cool again (was it ever thus? Take their word for it) with a new global campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi.

It’s aimed at those dreaded millennials. You can tell they’re millennials from their Cara-style eyebrows.

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KFC and Robinsons team up to promote Wimbledon | PR Examples

by Will Corry on July 11, 2017

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‘Fresh’ research on mobile marketing and the customer experience

‘Fresh’ research on mobile marketing and the customer experience

by Will Corry on July 5, 2017

Mobile shopping search is retailer’s biggest and fastest opportunity for growth
  • Shopping search on mobile is retailers largest single source of traffic by far.
  • Shopping search on mobile also has the highest bounce rates…as high as 83%­
  • 51% of sales of from paid channels happened on mobile.
  • Non branded search activity on mobile device is retailers poorest converter.
  • The mobile experience see’s shoppers who move past the first page, drop by nearly 30% compared with desktop.

http://www.foundit.com/blog/mobile-shopping-search-retailers-biggest-opportunity-improve/

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Ella’s Kitchen picks bigdog for content brief

Ella’s Kitchen picks bigdog for content brief

by Contributing Editor on June 16, 2017

Leading organic baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen has appointed full-service, integrated marketing outfit bigdog as its content agency, following a competitive four-way pitch.

The brief, covering strategy, creative, distribution and media will see bigdog support the delivery of the brand’s annual content marketing plan, across its social and owned channels.

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