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Research : Plan the destination and nature of your organization’s CXM journey …. Gartner

by on March 5, 2018

Customer experience management is a discipline that requires an ongoing focus.

Application leaders should use the Gartner CX management maturity model to gauge their organization’s CX management maturity, and then use that baseline to plan future improvements. 


Teradata Marketing Applications recognised as MRM Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for 14th year running

by on February 11, 2016

Teradata Marketing Applications, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced it has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Marketing Resource Management (MRM)” report for a fourteenth consecutive year.


Research : “More dedicated sports brands are dipping their toes into fashion, like Puma’s collaboration with Rihanna”

by on August 25, 2015

British consumers are buying sportswear in droves, with the almost £6bn market being driven by women.

The UK market hit £5.91bn in 2014, up from £4.62bn in 2010, according to a report from Key Note. The research house estimates sportswear sales will total £8.65bn in 2019, based on current growth rates.


Fresh marketing news about Silverpop, Dove, Fyber, Ensighten, NSPCC, Amaze, Olanola, Bridge PR, Gartner, AYS Logistics, Ocean Spray and Toucan, Weber Shandwick, Purple WiFi / July 2014

by on July 18, 2014

NSPCC hands PR account to Amaze 

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The NSPCC has extended its relationship with digital marketing agency Amaze and appointed it as one of four agencies to its PR roster...


Half of marketers lack confidence in digital ability – they are ‘freaking’ out, Adobe study reveals

by on September 25, 2013

Marketing industry has changed more in the past two years than in the past 50, says overwhelming majority of marketers

London. – September 23, 2013 — Marketers report strong doubts about their skills, effectiveness and ability to measure the impact of their campaigns according to research released from Adobe. The study, Digital Distress: What Keeps Marketers Up at Night?, polled 1,000 marketing professionals in the U.S. and exposes new insights into the industry’s beliefs and attitudes toward digital marketing. The research is being released during the annual Advertising Week conference in New York (Sept. 23-27), one of the largest gatherings of marketing industry professionals in the U.S.

For more information, view the infographic and animated video or read the full study at Digital Distress: What Keeps Marketers Up at Night?. [more…]

Gartner / New technologies take time to mature – Gartner’s annual hype cycle diagram provides a guide to whether they are being overhyped

by on August 27, 2013

Gartner, Inc. said collaborative customer interfaces, social co-browsing, mobile virtual worlds and social TV are just a few of the innovations on the rise in its 2013 Hype Cycle for Social Software.

The adoption and use of social technologies, techniques and capabilities have increased to meet business demands. Their progress goes hand in hand with growing business expectations for their use.

Summary: New technologies take time to mature, but Gartner's annual hype cycle diagram provides a guide to whether they are being overhyped and how close they are to becoming productive. [more…]

Six security issues to tackle before encrypting cloud data

by on April 3, 2013

Six security issues to tackle before encrypting cloud data -

Concern about security and privacy in the cloud will drive adoption of cloud encryption systems, but Gartner warns there are six security issues that businesses should tackle.

The expected compound annual growth rate of software as a service (SaaS) from 2011 to 2016 is 19.5%, platform as a service (PaaS) 27.7%, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) 41.3% and security services spending  22%.


Why the hell did Oracle buy Eloqua?

by on January 26, 2013

  • Certainly Oracle has been busy shopping through 2012 to boost its cloud capability with purchases such as Taleo, cloud HR company and RightNow, cloud customer service company.
  • To me, the move is an additional indicator of the increasing importance of marketing, teamed with technology, in any business.
  • Modern marketing companies such as Eloqua, Marketo and Hubspot are at the forefront providing marketing automation software that gives actionable intelligence on prospective customers.


“The birth of long-term marketing as a discipline” / John Drummond, Corporate Culture

by on January 3, 2013

The birth of long-term marketing

This year’s Chartered Institute of Marketing conference revolved around the issue of “marketing creating the future”.

That’s a far cry from The Apprentice’s apparent viewpoint that marketing’s sole goal is to make a quick buck. It’s the world of sales I was trained in as a salesman with IBM in the 1980s.

But within a few years of joining, IBM was struggling for survival. This was down to an approach to marketing based on shifting products that ended up putting the company’s survival at stake.

John Drummond, chairman, Corporate Culture