By Hannah Kimuyu | 18 April 2016 |
With so many social media platforms to choose from, Instagram has become one of the go to platforms, with over 400,000 million monthly active users. In five years, Instagram has powered to social media success quite simply because it offers a fantastic user experience. Consumers love it because it feels real, it’s beautifully simple and a rich and creative way to tell stories. The social media site is also a powerful ally for advertisers, offering them the opportunity to reach a new audience and build a community, raising awareness and even shifting perceptions. However will the news that Instagram will start personalising our feeds through a new algorithm impact this?
By Nicky Carr | 07 December 2015 |
As we enter 2016 we’ll be saying “goodbye” to random product ads and we’ll start to embrace storytelling advertising strategies across search channels. You may recall that last year I predicted the evolution of hyper-targeted campaigns which saw brands use the power of audience targeting via their chosen medium to target customers and potential customers with tactics such as Custom Audiences. Google has now jumped on the bandwagon with the introduction of Customer Match, allowing advertisers to target their existing customers with tailored campaigns and remarketing tactics.
By Andreas Pouros | 29 October 2015 |
The EU’s decision to replace its ‘Safe Harbour’ system, which allows over 4,000 companies to transfer personal data to the United States, could have big ramifications for marketers, potentially putting the brakes on initiatives which use consumer data to deliver a more personalised shopping experience.
By Greenlight | 28 September 2015 |
UK marketers lack confidence in their personalisation capabilities with nine out of ten (88%) marketers believing that their brand is behind competitors in their use of personalisation, according to Greenlight’s Brand Personalisation Index. With European governments working on an EU-wide data privacy law that is expected to bring in tougher legislation on how technology companies can use personal data by the end of the year, there are wide concerns industry crackdowns will curb marketing innovation further.
By Katrina Makins | 18 August 2015 |
If you’ve not come across an emoji yet, then you must have spent the last few years in a remote area without a connected device. For argument’s sake, they are essentially emoticons composed of facial expressions and visual representations of common situations. Surely you’ve seen plenty littered across your texts, emails and social accounts. Everyone uses emojis, to the point that it’s almost a form of communication in itself as it automatically transcends barriers to understanding languages by visually emulating feelings or thoughts. The internet is fluent in speaking emoji, and you’re about to see a lot more of them.
By Antoni Swidlicki | 04 August 2015 |
While it’s generally accepted that content marketing should be at the heart of a future-proof digital marketing strategy, many have learned the hard way that it’s difficult to make it stick. Content creation and the pursuit of virality requires a significant investment in terms of time and resources, but these alone are not enough to achieve compelling content which drives links, traffic and social shares. There are a number of key considerations which you should keep in mind as you plan content campaigns.
By Greenlight | 30 July 2015 |
It’s fair to say that over the last few years, millennials have been the focus of marketing activity for many brands. However, with the knowledge that by 2025, two-thirds of all retail activity will be undertaken by the over 55’s, now is the time to shift the focus. We recently conducted a survey of 1,000 consumers aged 55+ from across the UK to understand their online habits and spending patterns*. The reason for this was simple: this demographic is often considered to have little online presence.