Gartner Says U.K. Marketing Budgets Have Fallen to Their Lowest Level in More Than Five Years

Gartner CMO Spend Survey 2019-2020 Reveals U.K. Marketing Budgets Have Dropped Below 11% of Company Revenue Amid Brexit Uncertainty

Gartner Says U.K. Marketing Budgets Have Fallen to Their Lowest Level in More Than Five Years

Marketing budgets in the U.K. have shifted downwards, dropping from 11.4% of overall company revenue in 2018 to 9.3% in 2019, according to a survey of chief marketing officers (CMOs) by Gartner, Inc. Findings fromGartner’s CMO Spend Survey 2019-2020 report reveal a drop of more than two percentage points year over year, placing U.K. marketing budget […]

Zenith releases 2019 Programmatic Marketing Forecasts

69% of digital media will be programmatic in 2020 Programmatic adspend to exceed US$100bn for the first time in 2019

Zenith releases 2019 Programmatic Marketing Forecasts

  While programmatic continues to rise, its adspend growth is slowing due to industry challenges of privacy and supply-chain that must be addressed to resume faster growth   Brands need to develop new targeting techniques using first-party data and customer data platforms in response to the ongoing death of the cookieUK-specific:   We forecast continued […]

Instagram launches Anti-Bullying Week campaign with Cybersmile

Influencer-led social campaign explores the relationship between banter and bullying

Instagram launches Anti-Bullying Week campaign with Cybersmile

Instagram today launches its Banter or Bullying? campaign with anti- cyberbullying charity Cybersmile, to mark the start of Anti-Bullying Week (11-15 Nov).  Seeking to draw attention to the fine line between banter and bullying, the campaign is backed by comedian Mo Gilligan and social media stars Zoe Sugg (founder of Zoella) and Chessie King, who will all be talking about their own experiences on the […]

Consumers turned off by brand culture-killers

New research reveals consumers value ‘authenticity’, ‘commitment’, ‘relevance’ and ‘creativity’ in advertising, but brands aren’t delivering

Consumers turned off by brand culture-killers

 New analysis carried out by social media agency, Born Social, reveals the true value of culture-based advertising, but only for brands that get it right. Out of a survey of 1,000 UK consumers aged 16 to 40 years old, nearly 70% said they valued advertising campaigns that felt like they were a ‘natural fit’ to the […]

Brands need to learn how to navigate a more heavily regulated internet, claims We Are Social’s Think Forward report

Brands need to learn how to navigate a more heavily regulated internet, claims We Are Social’s Think Forward report

The internet has historically been the wild west of content and communication, exempt from many of the rules and restrictions of the physical world. But as internet users, creators, platforms and authorities alike wake up to the consequences this culture of lawlessness has created, brands must learn to operate within a range of new constraints, […]

Generation Z want to see authenticity in their fashion brands, but what does this mean?

Generation Z want to see authenticity in their fashion brands, but what does this mean?

New research has highlighted how fashion and sportswear brands can define ‘authenticity’ to Generation Z. According to UK consumers aged 16-24, it’s about caring about their customers (71%), a good range of clothes (71%), being true to their values, being friendly, and caring about their employees (all 66%). However, younger audiences in the UK are […]

Baby Boomers are far from fuddy duddies: new research shows over a third adopt new products early

Baby Boomers are far from fuddy duddies: new research shows over a third adopt new products early

New research reveals that more than one third of UK Baby Boomers (35%) identify as early adopters or early majority customers. This means they will buy new products ahead of the general population, often once their value and use cases have been proven in media channels they trust.  Launch marketing agency Five by Five surveyed 1,000 over-55s […]

Teads research reveals beauty & skincare consumers prefer sustainable, suitable and inclusive products

Teads research reveals beauty & skincare consumers prefer sustainable, suitable and inclusive products

Teads, The Global Media Platform, unveils the digital world and new technologies are radically “disrupting” the beauty/skincare consumer journey. Sustainability, suitability and inclusion are the 3 values are the top drivers of their purchase path. A new study through Global Web Index (GWI) unveils buying behaviour, advertising influence and the role of technology for global […]