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AR, VR & gamifications are a growing opportunity for brands to effectively engage customers

AR, VR & gamifications are a growing opportunity for brands to effectively engage customers

by on February 24, 2020

Two-fifths of Brits have used augmented (39%) or virtual (38%) reality to test or view a product they’re considering.

This despite access and ownership to virtual reality (VR) headsets declining year-on-year from 12% in 2018 to 9% last year.

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Senior marketers believe trust is the biggest challenge facing the data and marketing industry

Senior marketers believe trust is the biggest challenge facing the data and marketing industry

by on January 17, 2020

‘Reinforcing customers’ (59%) trust’ is the data and marketing industry’s biggest challenge, according to a survey completed by over 230 senior marketing professionals across the UK who judged the DMA Awards 2019.

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Movers & Groovers : Data and Marketing Association announces appointment of new Chair,  Deputy and Board members

Movers & Groovers : Data and Marketing Association announces appointment of new Chair, Deputy and Board members

by on January 9, 2020

Stephen Maher, CEO of MBA, has been named as the new Chair of the DMA Board, with VerveIQ Founder & MD Pipa Unsworth named as Deputy Chair.

The pair are also joined by two newly elected additions to the DMA Board in Cordell Burke, Creative Managing Partner at Up There, Everywhere, and Firas Khnaisser, Head of Decisioning at Standard Life.

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Disney’s senior marketing VP advises the next generation of marketers to ‘stay one step ahead’ at the IDM’s 2019 graduation

Disney’s senior marketing VP advises the next generation of marketers to ‘stay one step ahead’ at the IDM’s 2019 graduation

by on November 25, 2019

 

Disney's Tony Miller offers guidance to the next generation of marketing talent at the IDM’s 2019 graduation.

The Institute of Data & Marketing’s (IDM) latest graduation results show that professionals in the data and marketing industry continue to thrive despite significant change in recent years.

From the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and uncertainty around Brexit, to the wealth of new technologies available and increasing organisational responsibilities of the marketing function, the world in which the next generation of marketers will work is constantly evolving.

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New guidance published by the DMA to help increase employment rates in the UK’s data and marketing industry

New guidance published by the DMA to help increase employment rates in the UK’s data and marketing industry

by on October 11, 2019

DMA Talent, part of the Data & Marketing Association, has published new guidance, DMA Talent: Autism Employer Guide, created using insights from NHS autism specialists, brands/employers, and autistic employees employed across creative, data and marketing roles – the UK’s first.

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DMA’s Marketing Challenge 2020 is here to test industry’s up-and-coming talent

DMA’s Marketing Challenge 2020 is here to test industry’s up-and-coming talent

by on September 23, 2019

DMA Talent, the Data & Marketing Association’s talent function, has launched the Marketing Challenge 2020, in partnership with StudentUniverse and Tourism NT.

The annual contest offers university students the opportunity to respond to a live brief from an internationally renowned brand.

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The in-housing gap : Productivity and creativity expectations fall short

The in-housing gap : Productivity and creativity expectations fall short

by on August 10, 2019

A new research report exploring how brands are in-housing key marketing functions finds increased productivity (47%) and enhanced creativity (38%) are the top expected benefits, but these are not being achieved.

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Direct marketing and social media skills significant to future business success

Direct marketing and social media skills significant to future business success

by on August 3, 2019

The Data & Marketing Association's (DMA) latest report, the Business Skills Census 2019, asked marketers to identify the skills and challenges that are important to businesses today, as well as those that will be in the future.

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Marketers ignoring the real value of referrals and word of mouth in customer acquisition

Marketers ignoring the real value of referrals and word of mouth in customer acquisition

by on July 16, 2019

The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) – in partnership with Mention Me – reveals its latest insights into the untapped power of referrals.

According to the ‘Referral Marketing: Are You Creating Customer Advocates?’ report, just one quarter (23%) of organisations currently have referral programmes in place for customer acquisition.

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DMA Talent Research : What employers currently wish for and require from entry-level candidates

DMA Talent Research : What employers currently wish for and require from entry-level candidates

by on June 28, 2019

Personal & social skills are vital for entry-level marketers wanting to start a career in the data & marketing industry, yet they remain the hardest to recruit for according to new research from Data & Marketing Association.

To help businesses and aspiring marketers better understand what skills are most in demand in the industry, the ‘Data & Marketing: Attracting the Next Generation’ report asked managers of organisations, large and small, what skills they look for when recruiting for entry-level marketers.

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