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Money talks as Dixons moves Carphone into AMV BBDO

by on February 7, 2017

Dixons Carphone, the result of a merger between Dixons (which owns Currys) and Carphone Warehouse in 2014 has finally consolidated most of its creative business into AMV BBDO, in media terms about £60m plus.

The big loser is independent agency Brothers and Sisters which created the rumbustious Keith Lemon online campaign for Carphone Warehouse. This now moves into AMV. [more…]

Affiliate Window’s mobile update : 19.62% of sales came from a smartphone – up from 17.81% in Q3 2015

by on January 10, 2016

Mobile Traffic Up, Average Order Value Down in Affiliate Window Q4 Report

Highlights include: Q4 2015 Mobile Performance

  • 47.46% of traffic originated from a mobile device – up from 46.93% in Q3 2015
  • 25.94% of traffic came from a smartphone – up from 24.48% in Q3 2015
  • 39.59% of sales originated from a mobile device – up from 37.19% in Q3 2015
  • 19.62% of sales came from a smartphone – up from 17.81% in Q3 2015
  • Mobile traffic converted at 4.56% – up from 3.78% in Q3 2015
  • Mobile Average Order Value (AOV) was £64.60– down from £65.04 in Q3 2015


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by on November 18, 2014

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Oops : A slightly baffling justification for Dixons merger with Carphone Warehouse

by on May 15, 2014

On Today Sebastian James, chief executive of Dixons gives a slightly baffling justification for his company's merger with Carphone Warehouse.
Dixons sells internet devices and Carphone Warehouse connects them, he says.
The telephone is the remote control of our lives, he adds. People want to operate devices like home audio and heating when they are not at home, with their phones. In the next sentence he says there will not be store closures because we do "very different things".


AO suppliers ‘furious’ after white goods firms raises concerns over Dixons terms

by on March 6, 2014


Which company had £100,000 flowing through the tills every minute on the day after Christmas?

by on January 16, 2014

At Dixons, which is big seller of iPads, like-for-like sales in the UK&Ireland jumped 5pc over Christmas and in Europe sales rose 2pc, although there was also an 8pc drop in Greece. Group margins dropped 0.5pc. Sebastian James, chief executive, said trading from Boxing Day "took off like a rocket", with £100,000 flowing through the tills every minute on the day after Christmas alone.

So far the headlines have been dominated by retail's Christmas losers; today it is all about the winners. Ocado, Dixons, Argos, Homebase, Halfords and Primark have all reported strong sales over the period, in stark contrast to the dismal performance of some of the biggest names on the high street, including Marks & Spencer, Tesco and WM Morrisons.

The common - though not exclusive - theme is either strong online sales or big volumes of consumer electronics.

Via Louise Armitstead - the Telegraph's Chief Business Correspondent [more…]

Will you be taking home one of these bad boys on the 26th?

by on June 20, 2013

Just one week to go until the category winners are crowned at the highest* awards in retail, will you be there? 26th June, SushiSamba, City of London Click here to book your tickets


Events : Congratulations to all those etailers shortlisted in the INTERNET RETAILING AWARDS

by on June 3, 2013

Excitement is mounting as the first round of voting in the Internet Retailing Awards reaches its conclusion with the long-awaited publication of the retail names who have been commended in the awards.

Commended retailers range from long-established traditional high street retailers who are adapting successfully to the demands of multichannel, such as M&S and John Lewis, and online etailers, such as Net-a-Porter, Amazon and Asos, who have built strong reputations over the last decade, to names that have more recently emerged, such as Wiggle and Zalando.