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“If you have created the best product since sliced bread or a service that would knock the socks off the Dragon’s Den panel, no one will know about it unless you sell it”

by Will Corry on July 25, 2016

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Figleaves prepares to replatform on to a responsive website

Figleaves prepares to replatform on to a responsive website

by Will Corry on July 23, 2016

Established in the late '80s, Figleaves was a very early adopter of eCommerce technology. Using dotcom money spent on developing its own systems and infrastructure, the founders created a pureplay lingerie retailer. But pushing 30 years later, the in-house systems which enabled the retailer to trade in 100 countries across the globe have become dated in a mobile-first retailing industry.

Tom Fitzgibbons, head of web and IT at Figleaves, describes to Essential Retail how up until recently, all the e-tailer's systems, platforms and applications were custom built in-house, supported by an IT team of 16 in its Hertfordshire HQ.

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“People do not buy goods & services. They buy relations, stories & magic” – Seth Godin – The History of Marketing

by Will Corry on July 23, 2016

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60% of people interested in the Olympics will share content online about it / RadiumOne

60% of people interested in the Olympics will share content online about it / RadiumOne

by Will Corry on July 22, 2016

Today is exactly 2 weeks until the Olympics starts and new research reveals the huge amount of Olympic content people will share and why this is good news for marketers:

  • 60% of people interested in the Olympics will share content online about it - over 40% of this group doing so on a daily basis. World records will be the specific content most heavily shared
  • Nearly three-quarters of sharers will share via ‘Dark Social’: Samsung, Omega and Panasonic are the most reliant Olympic partners on Dark Social; DFS, Adidas and Muller the most reliant Team GB partners on it (link also provided to chart on Olympic sports most reliant)
  • How marketers can tap into the above, citing specific brand examples

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Storytelling in Marketing, a KP shows us all how to do it

Storytelling in Marketing, a KP shows us all how to do it

by James on July 21, 2016

Telling a story is as old as history itself and is how ancient civilizations and cultures passed down information on their very being. Though the [more…]

Gumtree partners with Bauer Media’s Kiss FM UK and Box TV to search for ‘The Kiss Chosen One’

Gumtree partners with Bauer Media’s Kiss FM UK and Box TV to search for ‘The Kiss Chosen One’

by James on July 20, 2016

Bauer Media’s KISS FM UK and Box TV has announced an exclusive four-month partnership with Gumtree UK to further raise the profile of the platform as the go-to place to find job opportunities. The deal was planned and brokered by the7stars.

The multi-platform campaign activity, which launches today, will feature on air trails, a branded hub, video content, an experiential two-day audition event and a presenter academy which will see KISS and Gumtree offer listeners interview tips and advice on job opportunities.

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Movers and Groovers : Guy Phillipson to step down as CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau UK after 12 years

Movers and Groovers : Guy Phillipson to step down as CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau UK after 12 years

by Will Corry on July 19, 2016

Guy Phillipson to step down as CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau UK after 12 years

Guy Phillipson, the Chief Executive of the UK’s Internet Advertising Bureau has announced his intention to step down in January 2017 after exactly 12 years heading the industry body. Phillipson will stay involved in the media business through advisory and non-executive roles.

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“8 top tips for outstanding on-pack promotions” / PromoVeritas

“8 top tips for outstanding on-pack promotions” / PromoVeritas

by promoveritas on July 19, 2016

On-pack promotions can create the kind of customer engagement that most CEO’s dream about. And this is why some promoters run the same promotion time after time with great success.  The only problem is that they are incredibly easy to get wrong, so here are our top tips to make sure your on-pack is on point.

1.    Have more than one Star Prize – If someone wins your big prize early on in the campaign it could lose momentum. It is generally best to go for a small number of star prizes alongside a large number of lesser value ones so that you have more winners, and plenty of happier customers. [more…]

A virtuous circle of publisher partnership … Fiare

A virtuous circle of publisher partnership … Fiare

by James on July 18, 2016

Interesting article about Fiare customers Time Inc. and Dennis Publishing

The UK launch of Fiare – allowing online publishers to integrate marketplaces into their editorial websites as a new way of monetising – we’ve compiled an opinion article around what exactly this means for all the industries involved.

Marketing, as we all know, is a game of funnels. Grab the mildly interested at the top and keep as many in the funnel until they reach the buying decision. In the modern, digital world, the crease in that process comes in the form of clicks. [more…]

Future of mobile advertising / Exclusive article by Brendan O’Brien, Search Optics

Future of mobile advertising / Exclusive article by Brendan O’Brien, Search Optics

by James on July 15, 2016

Shift in consumer behavior ... Exclusive article by Brendan O’Brien, Search Optics

In May 2015, Google reported that more searches are being conducted on mobile devices than on desktops, setting a new milestone in the digital marketplace.

This change in consumer behavior is the start of a new era in the global market place, proving that there must be a shift in the way brands communicate with their current customers and attract new ones. To secure their future, brands have begun to embrace a variety of mobile-first tactics as part of a holistic digital marketing strategy.

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