Dark social is influencing travel-related purchase decisions

Dark social is influencing travel-related purchase decisions

One in five internet users have made a booking for travel or leisure activities after receiving a link or recommendation via private messaging apps – such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger – according to new research from GlobalWebIndex and socially-led creative agency We Are Social. The study, which looked at more than 3,000 internet users […]

European TV Industry Calls for Urgent Change to Advertising Metrics

European TV Industry Calls for Urgent Change to Advertising Metrics

New initiatives for TV advertising measurement, data and metrics are urgently needed, say nine in 10 TV industry executives (93%), if the European TV industry is to remain competitive. This is the main finding from Adobe, Alphonso, Sky and TVBeat’s latest report – ‘Next Generation TV Metrics and Data Strategies: Priorities for the European TV Industry’ […]

Omnia Retail’s report finds worrying discrepancies in retailer price strategies

Omnia Retail’s report finds worrying discrepancies in retailer price strategies

A new report has revealed concerning discrepancies with regards to pricing strategies in UK retail. Figures showed that, despite more than a third of retailers (34%) saying they know they should change their prices regularly, only 15% do so frequently. The report, published by pricing and automation specialist, Omnia Retail, looked at pricing practices at 150 UK retail […]

Brands aim for greater control of customer data in 2019 to deliver more personalised experiences

Brands aim for greater control of customer data in 2019 to deliver more personalised experiences

A new report from Adobe and Econsultancy, that surveyed nearly 13,000 professionals, reveals that European brands are prioritising the more effective and transparent use of data in 2019, across both IT and marketing departments. Respondents to the Digital Trends Report expect a greater focus on data management to help them reduce their reliance on walled […]

Research unveiled at SXSW reveals that the secret to effective creative lies in low cognitive load

Research unveiled at SXSW reveals that the secret to effective creative lies in low cognitive load

Behavioural communications agency HeyHuman has unveiled neuroscience evidence revealing that ads with a low cognitive load – the mental effort required to process information  – actually generate the highest levels of brand recall. The study, launched at SXSW, found that even ads with high levels of engagement can generate negative motivation and low recall levels if the […]

Coding identified as top ‘superskill’ for future creatives, as areas like VR and 3D lag, says OLIVER

Coding identified as top ‘superskill’ for future creatives, as areas like VR and 3D lag, says OLIVER

Tomorrow’s creatives will need to have their feet firmly on the ground, with a working knowledge of coding, augmented reality, public speaking, trend identification and user experience cited as key skills, according to new research from in-house agency OLIVER. The agency canvassed 200 creatives working across FMCG, beauty, finance, media, healthcare and automotive, to identify […]

42% of UK businesses are outsourcing their marketing, according to Marketing Signals

42% of UK businesses are outsourcing their marketing, according to Marketing Signals

Marketing is a crucial activity for any business, but new research has revealed that many companies are choosing to outsource it to external agencies or freelancers rather than run it themselves in-house. A survey of 1,021 UK workers carried out by leading digital marketing agency, Marketing Signals, revealed that more than 42% of UK businesses don’t handle […]

TI Media’s research reveals the highly valuable influence of mass-market women is often misunderstood

TI Media’s research reveals the highly valuable influence of mass-market women is often misunderstood

TI Media, the publisher behind household magazine brands Woman, Woman’s Own and Good to Know, has unveiled the results of its flagship ‘Heart of Britain’ research for 2019, which reveals a number of newfound insights about the audience commonly labelled as ‘mass-market women’ (MMW). In terms of audience size, this market dwarfs the two most […]

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