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OTT (over-the-top) Services: It’s an in-home – not mobile – entertainment experience

OTT (over-the-top) Services: It’s an in-home – not mobile – entertainment experience

by James on December 14, 2016

Latest research from GfK into the UK’s OTT viewing habits has revealed surprisingly low audience numbers on mobile devices. It seems that watching subscription video content on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV is, for now, most definitely an in-home entertainment experience.

The vast majority (90 percent) of the UK’s OTT users have access to a mobile device (smartphone and/or tablet). Pic is Dan Hardwick, Senior Research Executive at GfK [more…]

Research : Revealed: the bad spending habits leaving Brits skint

Research : Revealed: the bad spending habits leaving Brits skint

by James on November 28, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Brits in the red.

10,000 people in the UK were asked by finance specialist Solution Loans which reckless spending behaviour they were guilty of – and between spontaneous shopping sprees, mounting monthly bills and living beyond our limits, it looks like many of us may struggle to save for the big Christmas shop.

With Brits set to spend a record £42 billion this Christmas, the results of this survey have revealed the key obstacles standing in the way of our seasonal savings - with men having more trouble with monthly bills, while money management issues are leaving women of the UK hard up.

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VCCP Media – “A challenge to unearth the best media innovations .. the winner is Ocean Outdoor

VCCP Media – “A challenge to unearth the best media innovations .. the winner is Ocean Outdoor

by Will Corry on November 8, 2016

VCCP Media last week hosted its annual Innovation Challenge, now in its fifth year.

The event saw VCCP Media open its doors to a shortlist of 10 media owners (whittled down thanks to a tough entry process), who went head-to-head in a challenge to unearth the best media innovations in the industry. [more…]

Amazon’s move into brick & mortar convenience stores will more than inconvenience rivals, says ParcelHero

by James on October 13, 2016

Amazon’s shock plans to move into physical brick and mortar grocery stores spells more bad news for beleaguered supermarkets, say e-commerce delivery experts ParcelHero.

Amazon, the nemesis of High Street stores everywhere, is abandoning its online-only model to open brick and mortar convenience stores.

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Bike deliveries in central London .. Sainsbury’s plus Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Amazon, Bevy

Bike deliveries in central London .. Sainsbury’s plus Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Amazon, Bevy

by Will Corry on October 8, 2016

Last week saw the launch of Sainsbury’s bike deliveries in central London (well, re-launch actually), which allow customers to order up to 20 products for delivery. Provided they’re based in Wandsworth, where the trial is being held, their shop will arrive within 60 minutes.

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Research : Who is pushing further into the world of bricks-and-mortar shopping?

Research : Who is pushing further into the world of bricks-and-mortar shopping?

by Will Corry on September 16, 2016

You may have seen the news earlier this week that Amazon are pushing further into the world of bricks-and-mortar shopping, with plans for 100 pop-up stores in US shopping malls that will focus on showcasing its technology offerings, with emphasis being placed on Amazon’s new product Echo.

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[Watch] “The baby reaches out to the dog” …. Amazon Prime TV Spot, ‘Lion’

[Watch] “The baby reaches out to the dog” …. Amazon Prime TV Spot, ‘Lion’

by Will Corry on September 4, 2016

When the newest member of the family isn't so receptive of the family dog, the father takes notice and thinks of an idea to introduce the golden retriever to his newborn with the help of a stuffed lion doll. He searches for the item in mind on Amazon Prime and makes his order.

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Amazon ‘Dashes’ the hopes of UK supermarkets

Amazon ‘Dashes’ the hopes of UK supermarkets

by James on September 1, 2016

The launch of Amazon’s ‘Internet of Things' Dash service could steal 20% of UK supermarket online sales, says e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero.

Amazon is continuing its assault on the UK grocery market with the launch of its Dash service for UK Prime members. While some industry experts are predicting it will capture just 3% of the grocery market for Amazon, e-tail delivery specialists ParcelHero believe the launch of Dash could capture Amazon a 20% share of the online market by 2020 – and could even spell doom for one supermarket chain.

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Amazon will pay you to deliver its packages

by Will Corry on July 21, 2016

  • Amazon Flex drivers can make up to £15 per hour to make deliveries
  • It will be trialled in Birmingham before being expanded across the country
  • Drivers in the Midlands can apply now to get on board with the venture
  • All you need is an Android phone, a car and some time to spare

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One in four name Amazon as their favourite retail brand / The DMA

One in four name Amazon as their favourite retail brand / The DMA

by James on July 15, 2016

The DMA announces its latest findings into the relationships that customers have with retail brands, which reveals that Amazon is named as the favourite for one in four (25%) of consumers surveyed – with high street stalwarts John Lewis (14%) and Marks & Spencer (10%) the next in line.

While Amazon topped the list, just three of the top 20 are online-only – Amazon, eBay and ASOS. However, most of these have also experimented with in-store experiences over the last 12 months, highlighting the continued importance of a multi-channel strategy when it comes to retail customer engagement. Most notably, Apple came in 14th behind traditional high street brands including John Lewis, M&S, Next, Debenhams, Primark and House of Fraser. [more…]