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Every day, artificial intelligence is becoming more empathy than pure logic, more face than interface. Soon, AI will be able to listen to the tenor of a customer’s voice, analyze their emotional state, and use this information to deliver appropriate responses – and become more finely tuned through each of those interactions. For brand marketers, …

For many of us, our experience with artificial intelligence (A.I.) may be, for a lack of a better way to put it, “helpfully cool.” That can mean asking Amazon’s Alexa to play a particular song or querying Google’s Home to see if butter is a suitable replacement for vegetable shortening. But the potential for A.I. …

CEO’s have been prominent figures in business for as long as they’ve existed, but starting in the 1980’s something else began to happen too. After Hollywood gave us Gordon Gecko and Miranda Priestly, reality seemed to fight back. Inspirational CEO’s like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Vicki Escarra (to name but a few) changed the …

The reasons why startups and businesses fail have been written about exhaustively. But what about what makes them succeed? The media makes us firmly believe that the main ingredient of a successful startup has to do with its product or industry, namely that in order to get an idea off the ground and into the …

What does a new reality mean to you? At H+K’s Creativity + New Reality on 26 September 2017, speakers explored this question and provided insight into the changing landscapes of business, PR, culture and consumerism. “The theme of this year’s conference is new reality. This is a theme that was unavoidable in my mind, given …

Website, mobile app, social media, online marketplace, in store, at a pop-up or concession: the shopping options available to today’s consumer are plentiful, with the internet providing access to a retailer even after its store doors close. This provides convenience for the consumer, who is able to browse and buy when and where they want, …

The regulatory environment is changing based on a society that is more health conscious, advocating for the preservation of life. Increasing of taxes on products such as tobacco, alcohol and now sugar-sweetened beverages are a result of increased lobbying from non-profit organisations who are pushing governments to penalise consumers, in order to protect themselves from themselves, by making it relatively unaffordable to purchase these products. …

Edison Research’s April 2017 Podcast Consumer report claimed that monthly podcast listeners in the US was now at 24%, up from 21% in 2016, and while the US podcast market is more developed than the UK’s, RAJAR’s MIDAS Spring 2017 report still showed that 5.5 million UK adults listen to podcasts – just over 10% …

As IoT branches out over the next few years, transforming the way consumers live, work, and think, we will enter the age of ubiquitous computing. By 2025, there will be more than 100 billion connected devices – that’s 14 for every person on the planet – generating a revenue of almost $10 trillion. The scale …

To get a good idea of how quickly perspective can change, just consider how you feel when waiting to cross a street. You get annoyed when cars fly by, yet when you’re the one behind the wheel, you, too, might floor it and zoom past pedestrians. Hypocritical, right? Well, it’s a trap we all fall …

In an increasingly digitized and connected world, brands in all industries feel the pressure to invest money into creating unique and memorable social media accounts and experiences to increase their brand and business performance.  However, creating a stand-out brand experience through social media is easier said than done. One size does not fit all, and …

As Managing Director of a design agency, much of my time is spent convincing clients that we can offer so much more than creating pretty pictures. It goes without saying that clients expect good design teams to be capable of interpreting strategy, but they don’t necessarily believe they are capable of creating it. While all …

Many people have heard the warnings about not falling in love at first sight. While those warnings are certainly applicable in matters of affection, they are just as, if not more, relevant when assisting a client with the selection of a trademark. The trademark a client chooses will serve as its brand identifier; the symbol, …

Hoteliers and their marketing departments face a number of challenges when it comes to attracting guests to their premises. The biggest of these is dealing with the online travel agents (OTAs) where many guests make their bookings. While being included on the listings for these websites offers good visibility, it also comes at a hefty …

As consumers, we tend to be blissfully unaware of how much colour impacts our decision-making and thought process because it plays to our sub-conscious. When looking down the confectionary aisle of the supermarket, you’re likely to see swathes of purple, but do any of us consciously take that in and analyse why that is? Probably …

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