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Never confuse movement with action. – Ernest Hemingway Customers are yearning for better experiences. But what are you doing to design a better experience? How do you know what your customers’ expectations are? What are they trying to achieve? And how well is that going for them? Are you listening to customers? Are you mapping …

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven user interfaces are the most recent trend in digital transformation. For end users, voice-driven chatbots provide a streamlined interface to accomplish a task in a fun, engaging, informative, intelligent manner – and for brands, they represent a chance to engage their customers better, ultimately leading to increased loyalty and new revenue opportunities. We know …

We live in a technologically driven world. There’s no doubt about it – it follows us everywhere (literally, if we’re talking about GPS, location services, remarketing…). Those companies that continue to use new tech solutions now will be the ones that survive the future, and we’ve seen what happens to those that deny it. Where …

As a result of our ageing population, we are naturally seeing a rise in the number of people living with impairments. In fact, the Papworth Trust recently found that the people most likely to be living with a disability are over the state pension age. Despite an estimated one in five (12.9 million) people in …

Brands who produce on a mass level understand that in a crowded marketplace, share of voice often equates to share of market. One tactic to amplify brand voice is to employ strategies that borrow from the concept of limited editions, rarefied and exclusive products and services that inspire cultish devotion from fans and followers. It …

Regardless of the size of your organisation, we all know that the importance of social media isn’t to be underestimated. But with so many messages to cut through, how can you ensure your brand’s voice is the one that’s heard? In my experience, there are five key areas to master, in order to stand out …

I remember my very first email marketing push. ‘Wow! Revolutionary’ I thought. ‘Don’t all ring at once,’ I said. ‘You’ll all get served in good time,’ I announced… But, while it yielded moderate success, doors remained on their hinges, and the telephone exchange remained pretty much intact. The problem was, it seems, I was doing …

There was a time when getting exposure online for your brand was relatively straightforward if you knew what you were doing. Marketing via social media and reaching out to bloggers was an effective strategy to engage with your potential audience. However, as we witness more and more people consuming their news and content online, it’s …

The negative effects of exposure to advertising female models on women’s self-esteem and body satisfaction are now well known.  But a new negative effect of advertising female models has been uncovered: they can be perceived as real sexual competitors by female consumers and trigger indirect aggression. Female advertising models are highly physically attractive as well …

Just as the internet ruthlessly sorted winners (Google, Amazon, etc.) and losers (Kodak, Blockbuster, etc.) in the 1990s and 2000s so too will the wave of change and innovation that is enveloping markets across the globe. Ad blocking, AI and personal agents, voice and visual UI, social influencers, and generational waves of anti-greed sentiment are …

We’ve seen an awful lot written in recent months about this May’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – the legislation that replaces an existing data protection directive, rewrites the rules for collecting and managing consumer data, and deals data privacy one of its biggest shake-ups in two decades. There has been lots of worry as …

In the age of big data, it seems as though there’s a systemized way to measure everything. Want to know how many hits you got on the company website? Go to Google Analytics. If you’re meeting sales projections? Log into SalesForce. Need to see how much progress the development team’s made? Visit GitHub. Access your …

There’s an old joke that the risk of a child being injured increases in direct proportion to the number of adults present. Whether there’s any truth to it or not, the point is that, when no one has designated any individual with having primary responsibility, nobody takes responsibility. I think that’s a great analogy to …

As the conversation about Gen Z – aged 20 and younger – grows, it is clear that while in some ways they deepen Millennial trends, in others they are quite different. This is particularly the case with the guys who have completely turned what we thought we knew about them on its head. Millennial guys, …

The importance of building relationships with key influencers is well recognised by today’s marketing pros, with around 84% preparing to launch influencer campaigns within the next 12 months – but who exactly are they in B2B? We’re not just talking YouTube and Instagram superstars. who have the knack of grabbing attention, these people are trusted …

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