Anticipated developments in native advertising, structured data, and voice search could present huge opportunities for e-commerce brands in 2020 and beyond, according to a new trends white paper released today.
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The digital marketing campaign has become an essential part of any business. More than ever, consumers turn to the online world to invest in products and services. From customer reviews to online user guides, your digital footprint needs to make
By Hilary Rundle, director at Bis Henderson Recruitment
2019 was the year when the wine industry collectively noted the decline in consumption and started to set the wheels in motion to counteract this negative trend.
The online gambling industry in the United Kingdom is on track to become a much safer environment in 2020 as newly introduced rules start to have an impact.
Nikki Baird, VP Retail Innovation at Aptos, shares her predictions for the world of retail in 2020
2019 was full of headlines about the struggling high street and Brexit uncertainty. With so many unknowns, it’s challenging to correctly predict the trends that will shape 2020, but it’s not all doom and gloom.
Ben Stirling, MD of Webloyalty, the provider of market-leading reward platforms
Bricks-and-mortar retailers have barely seen a week pass by in the last few years without another bad news story hitting the headlines. Stagnant high streets, currency fluctuations, political uncertainty, stuttering consumer confidence, CVAs, disruptive competitors – you name it, retailers
Symphony RetailAI forecasts a significant transformation for physical stores, a complementary working-alliance between man and machine, and a much-needed reduction in food waste – along with two additional predictions for the roaring 2020s.
Emotional engagement is much more important than you may realize. Recent studies have found that when asked to think of a specific product, 86% of consumers first mention products of brands they are emotionally engaged with. In fact, studies have
Online security company, Infoblox, have outlined five steps for retailers to protect themselves and keep their customers safe online this shopping season
The countdown to Christmas is on; the trade is filing last orders, while consumers turn their thoughts to the festive food and drink shop. As retailers and the on-premise gear up and stock up, Kingsland Drinks’ Jo Taylorson, comments on
Every couple of months, there’s another story proclaiming that the time is nigh for physical stores - a recent report actually revealed that Britain’s high street lost more than 2,400 shops last year. Yet, new store openings are seen to
2020 is almost here, and if you’re in retail, you’re likely wondering what the next 12 months will bring. For me, there are three key trends to watch.
Ben Stirling, managing director, of Webloyalty, the provider of market-leading reward platforms, sounds the death knell for Black Friday: “Consumers should enjoy the Black Friday deals while they can because as it stands, the model is not sustainable for British
Don’t let Black Friday turn into blackout Friday – five top tips for e-commerce success from Varnish Software
Black Friday – the mere utterance of these words can either make excited shoppers froth at the mouth or send shivers up the virtual spines of online brands who aren’t prepared for one of the busiest shopping days of the
Why it works: green credentials become table stakes for retailers’ graphic display solutions, says Leach
Over the past few years – as the general population has increased its awareness of the environmental issues at large in society – retailers have had to adopt a greater ‘eco stance’ in the quest to attract customers and protect
The expectations on companies to be transparent about their ways of working are greater than ever before. Nowhere more so than in the area of supply chain management. In our globalized economy, how businesses outsource as well as purchase
As retailers ready themselves for the busiest time of the year, many will leverage a variety of newer technologies to boost engagement with today’s digital savvy shoppers. And despite some analysts forecasting 2019 sales to remain relatively flat, according to
Just when you thought you had it nailed, your media strategy was out of date the next day…or was it?
So you spent your money on the “best” media money could buy, to reach the audience that you “learned” was the target audience for your brand, yet the return on investment (ROI) isn’t what you expected?
As Q4 begins and the end of 2019 quickly approaches, many marketers are looking ahead to 2020. Allocating budgets is a challenge when so much in this fast-moving industry is still unknown. Will Google surprise SEO specialists with sweeping new
Global floorcare market leader Vax is enjoying huge growth in its ‘direct to consumer’ e-commerce channel, because of very low overheads and bigger margins
Brexit uncertainty forcing supermarket suppliers to stockpile to meet customer demands, says Duff & Phelps
Despite the Brexit deadline looming ever closer, most of us are still in the dark as to how the UK will leave the European Union (EU). According to Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximises value
As 2019 comes to a close, we've got our eye on the marketing trends to watch for in the new year. New technology, new uses of social media, and new ways that people communicate and connect will all define marketing