Online advertising and personalisation trends

Online gets personal

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

New research reveals that more consumers want personalised content, but still have privacy concerns.

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Is your brand’s workplace creative enough?

Tue, 3 Jun 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

If ‘brainstorm’ sessions are the limit of your company’s creative culture, it could be missing out on the untapped potential of its workforce.

Young people and technology trends

Young people wary about the downsides of technology

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

Young people are conflicted between feeling empowered by technology and enslaved by it – a signal to brands to push their lifestyle credentials.

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The power of video is all in the timing

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 | By Lou Cooper

Consumers’ viewing habits on mobile devices are changing as they watch ads increasingly during prime time and weekends.

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Directions to gain a comparative advantage

Wed, 6 Nov 2013 | By Lucy Tesseras

The number of people using price comparison sites for car insurance has risen significantly over the past year.

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Tracking the social route to sales

Wed, 7 Aug 2013

New research finds a link between social media activity and purchasing and suggests that brands can measure how theirs is affecting customer behaviour.

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Good content is made for sharing

1 August 2013 | By Jonathan Bacon

As people turn to social networks to discover and share new content, brands are trying to position themselves as authoritative sources of information. 

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Retailers face an online food fight

11 July 2013 | By Lucy Handley

Online retailer Amazon is trialling a grocery delivery service in the US. Should UK retailers be bracing themselves for total war in the convenience sector?

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An open and shut case for emails

27 June 2013 | By Lucy Tesseras

New research sheds light on why some email marketing communications have low reading rates or get assigned to the junk folder while others get their recipients’ undivided attention.

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Social media: Mission not impossible in virtual world

Thu, 23 May 2013 | By Jonathan Bacon

Brands have a greater chance of achieving better results on social media if they target the most active users.

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Teenagers: What we really, really want our mobiles for...

11 April 2013 | By Lucy Tesseras

Teenagers are more connected than older groups and proficient at multi-tasking across devices, but brand trust is a stumbling block for young teens.

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Why good deeds pay off for brands

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

Good actions, high-quality service and an emotional connection with consumers are more valuable to brand longevity than tangible assets like profits, research finds.

What your mobile phone brand says about you

What does a consumer’s mobile brand say about them?

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 | By Lucy Tesseras

Following the unveiling of Apple’s much anticipated iPhone 6 handset Marketing Week looks at what consumers’ mobile brand choice really says about them.

How to be an authentic brand, the rules

How to be an authentic brand

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

New research shows the importance of true authenticity for brands and its effect on consumer behaviour.

Attitudes to smart technology trends

Smart homes lack consumer connection

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

Consumers cite cost and lack of usefulness as barriers to adoption.

How to be a super pub

How to be a ‘super pub’

14 August 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

Pubs need to become ‘super pubs’ to survive, according to new research.

Consumer confidence trends

Consumers continue to spend cautiously despite surge in confidence

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By Lucy Tesseras

Consumers can be persuaded to spend as confidence in the UK nears a seven-year high but the recession has taught people to better manage household budgets.

What brands want from their agencies

What brands want from their agencies — in association with Weber Shandwick

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Michael Barnett

Specialist consultants are gaining ground on agencies as marketers’ first port of call for business advice, according to new research.

Trends shopping for key events

Is your brand ready for the changing retail calendar? Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Jonathan Bacon

Brands could be missing out on big sales opportunities by failing to take advantage of key cultural events throughout the year, new research suggests.

Does digital improve loyalty trends

How digital methods can improve loyalty

17 July 2014 | By Lucy Handley

Professor Byron Sharp argues that reach not frequency grows brands, yet digital means are encouraging greater loyalty finds new research.

Brand storytelling trends

The top storytelling brands

Wed, 9 Jul 2014 | By Mindi Chahal

Apple retains its title as the UK’s top storytelling brand, while supermarkets take a tumble.

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