New Markets, New Issues In a little over two decades, Amazon has gone from online bookseller start-up to global e-commerce giant, with hundreds of millions of active product listings on its marketplace at any one time. While it has largely managed to evade the counterfeits stigma attached to some of its rivals, including Alibaba and …

We’re living in the age of experience. And while everyone is still obsessing over millennials, because half the world’s population is under 30, we need to start thinking about the iGen – the generation born with mobiles in their hands. Experience has started to trump information, and it will be even harder to get this …

These days, if you aren’t active on social media, it is almost safe to say that your brand doesn’t even exist. Over 90% of businesses are on Facebook, and many small companies rely on social media buzz to draw customers to their website. In order to stand out from the crowd, you must implement a …

Digital subscriptions have successfully cracked the retail code. Pioneering a new merchandising format that makes people spend compulsively, media services are fostering consumption habits and out-doing traditional retail with classic upselling tactics. Retail may have slowed down, but more and more iTunes carts are filled every minute. Digital media services – for online access to …

Customers today have access to a seemingly infinite stream of media content. Now that the floodgates have been flung open, companies are realising that offering highly relevant and curated content is more meaningful than having access to this all-you-can-eat buffet. Companies like Amazon, Netflix and Spotify are leading the pack in the world of relevance-driven AI. Take Amazon’s recommendation algorithm as …

Amazon is a name that has most likely slipped from the lips of every retailer and every consumer. In 2016, Amazon’s revenues reportedly reached a whopping $136bn – higher than the sales of Alphabet and Facebook combined. Some journalists have likened the retail giant to a “21st century version of a corporate trust, such as …

Things move fast in the world of digital advertising and nowhere is this more true than in the programmatic space. With new players from Accenture Interactive to Clear Channel entering the market this year and ad tech topping the agenda at Cannes Lions 2017, transformation appears to be the only constant in the industry. Amazon …

As if we didn’t have enough buzzwords in the marketing world, here comes another one. Just google “Types of marketing”, and your screen will be bombarded with 159 different types, one of them being e-commerce. The World Wide Web not only revolutionized the field of technology but also immensely affected our vocabulary.  Prefix ‘e’ is …

Knowing the difference between a brand providing a multichannel and omnichannel experience for your consumers is vital to understanding how to ignite true brand affinity. In an age of quick-scrolling multi-screen users, Out Of Home placements around every corner, revolutions in print technology and ever blossoming new adtech opportunities, there are innumerable ways for brands …

“The processing of personal data should be designed to service mankind.” So says the formal text of the General Data Protection Regulations. From the very start, it’s clear these regulations are no ordinary piece of legislation or compliance. The regulations were conceived to enhance the world we live in. To make our lives more pleasant …