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Movers and Groovers : IAB UK appoints Jon Mew as CEO

Movers and Groovers : IAB UK appoints Jon Mew as CEO

by Will Corry on January 5, 2017

The Internet Advertising Bureau UK has named Jon Mew as its new chief executive.

Mew has been the IAB’s Chief Operating Officer since September 2014. He joined in November 2008 as the first Head of Mobile, before moving into the role of Director of Mobile and Operations which involved merging mobile into the core part of the business. This year mobile overtook desktop to become the biggest digital platform, in terms of display adspend.

Mew has worked across a variety of media and prior to the IAB held senior marketing roles at Freeserve and Orange.  [more…]

German technology leader for blog marketing blogfoster enters launch phase in London

German technology leader for blog marketing blogfoster enters launch phase in London

by Will Corry on December 14, 2016

Graphic : Blogfoster Management Team – Simon Staib, Jan Homann and Dominic Umbeer.

Technology leader in blog and influencer marketing blogfoster (www.blogfoster.com) headquartered in Berlin, is looking to open up a local office in London. The Berlin based tech start-up, founded in 2013, has created a scalable software solution that connects advertisers, bloggers and influencers.

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Download this eBook : Learn about the top 25 features your website needs to be successful!

Download this eBook : Learn about the top 25 features your website needs to be successful!

by Will Corry on December 13, 2016

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Next day delivery is increasingly becoming the delivery option of choice – via Liz Morrell, eDelivery Magazine

by Will Corry on November 28, 2016

Next day delivery is increasingly becoming the delivery option of choice, according to the latest Delivery Index figures from IMRG and MetaPack.

The duo’s figures showed that for October the use of next day delivery services was at its second highest rate yet recorded.

Although standard delivery remains the most popular option for online shoppers in the run-up to peak season it only just maintained its lead at 36.6% of all volumes. It was closely followed by next day and specified day services which were chosen for 34.2% of deliveries. The same month last year the proportion stood at 29.6%.

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New Report : UK’s biggest retailers still battling with the basics of ecommerce, costing billions each year

by Simpson on November 23, 2016

UK retailers are missing out on £2bn in online revenue each year due to slow websites and not having guest checkouts, according to a new report on ecommerce performance, by online retailing specialist Summit. Argos and Sainsbury’s topped the table of the UK’s 50 biggest retailers, with John Lewis, Screwfix and Tesco following closely behind.

The bottom position is jointly held by Dorothy Perkins, Superdrug, Topshop, and Evans with a score of 56%. Topshop scored only 13% for online customer service, as a result of slow response times and limited contact options for customers. To find out more and to download the full report, visit summit.co.uk/scorecard

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By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40% of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate

by Will Corry on November 14, 2016

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By 2018, 20% of all business content will be authored by machines … Top strategic predictions for 2016 and beyond

by Will Corry on October 26, 2016

Top strategic predictions for 2016 and beyond: The future is a digital thing

Did you know?

  • By 2018, 20% of all business content will be authored by machines
  • By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40% of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate.
  • By YE18, customer digital assistants will recognize individuals by face and voice across channels and partners.
  • By 2020, autonomous software agents outside of human control will participate in 5% of all economic transactions.

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Google Pixel review: an iPhone beater but not quite an Android king

by Will Corry on October 20, 2016

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DMA Awards shortlist includes MRM Meteorite, Arthur London, LIDA,  Havas helia

DMA Awards shortlist includes MRM Meteorite, Arthur London, LIDA, Havas helia

by Will Corry on October 13, 2016

MRM Meteorite leads DMA Awards nominations

MRM Meteorite leads the DMA Awards shortlist with 14,  as the full 2016 shortlist is announced The finalists for this year’s DMA Awards reveals MRM Meteorite leading the way with 14 nominations, for 4 campaigns.

This year’s shortlist also showcases one of the largest fields in the Awards history, with 171 brands vying for a Gold in one of the 34 categories, as well as being in line to take home the prized Grand Prix award.

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Events : Conversion Conference … Two days of conference, two tracks, 20+ exciting sessions

Events : Conversion Conference … Two days of conference, two tracks, 20+ exciting sessions

by Will Corry on September 26, 2016

Two days of conference, two tracks, 20+ exciting sessions with profound strategies and 20+ speakers from the UK, US and Europe. Check the speakers for 2016.

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