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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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“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…]

“The best way to nurture your leads and improve marketing and sales alignment” – Exclusive download

“The best way to nurture your leads and improve marketing and sales alignment” – Exclusive download

by Will Corry on July 15, 2016

This new guide highlights the challenges companies face when thinking about marketing automation, from strategies to platform choice, and how to overcome them.

Whether you are already using marketing automation or considering if it’s worth the investment, this guide will help you make the most of a software solution which has fast become essential within digital marketing.

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APAC to overtake North America as world’s biggest digital ad market / Strategy Analytics

APAC to overtake North America as world’s biggest digital ad market / Strategy Analytics

by Will Corry on July 13, 2016

2016 will see Asia-Pacific overtake North America as the world’s biggest market for digital advertising spend for the first time, according to the latest Advertising Forecast from research and consulting firm, Strategy Analytics.

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“Marketing and automation a match made in heaven”.. Howard Williams, Parker Software

“Marketing and automation a match made in heaven”.. Howard Williams, Parker Software

by James on July 12, 2016

Howard Williams, marketing manager at Parker Software, explains exactly how marketing software can help to maximise the results of campaigns

As most marriage counsellors will tell you, any partnership can experience the fact that a gradual decline in interaction will lead to dwindling interest and, ultimately, dissatisfaction. Marketing activities often work on similar emotional levels to a relationship.

While marketing professionals may not find themselves sleeping on the sofa if interaction breaks down, a lack of meaningful engagement will mean campaigns are ineffective. Howard Williams explains how to maintain a happy marketing relationship. [more…]

Discover why good B2B data is so valuable to your business / Free download

Discover why good B2B data is so valuable to your business / Free download

by Will Corry on July 12, 2016

B2B data is an ideal way to connect with the people that need your product or service. It is the key to unlocking your marketing potential – and your future growth. But what if you don’t have the high-quality data that you need?

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eBay: We took your money but your order is pending / Chris Dawson, Tamebay

eBay: We took your money but your order is pending / Chris Dawson, Tamebay

by James on July 1, 2016

  • Chris Dawson writes  I’ve just made a few purchases on eBay though the eBay shopping basket.
  • As per normal I added the items to my basket and then made a single checkout payment (using the balance in my PayPal account) and expected the sellers to be paid and the items on eBay marked as paid.

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Fact : Interruptive marketing is being increasingly ignored by B2B consumers, so Marketing Directors must adapt their strategies if they are to succeed

Fact : Interruptive marketing is being increasingly ignored by B2B consumers, so Marketing Directors must adapt their strategies if they are to succeed

by Will Corry on June 29, 2016

A Step by Step Guide to Planning an Effective Inbound Marketing Strategy

  • Today, traditional interruptive marketing is being increasingly ignored by B2B consumers, so Marketing Directors must adapt their strategies if they are to succeed.
  • Inbound Marketing works to earn relevant visibility by helping target buyers learn more about the solutions they want - without interrupting.
  • But before an Inbound campaign can begin, considered planning is required to ensure performance, the best lead quality possible and definite ROI.

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B2B Marketers – find out exactly what you can do to generate new business

by Will Corry on June 21, 2016


Are you playing hide and seek with prospective customers? Or perhaps you're hoping they are telepathic?

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