— Will Corry (@slievemore) July 25, 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.
— Will Corry (@slievemore) July 23, 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…]
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.
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.
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…]
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…]
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.