By Andy Way | 07 December 2015 |
This time last year, we had something of a face-off in the agency between two opposing camps: those who felt brands would empower their staff to share social messages in 2015, and those who were unconvinced that brands were ready to truly embrace digital. We narrowly came down on the pessimistic side of the argument, but what actually happened over the last 12 months?
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 Tiphaine Junjaud | 04 December 2015 |
The time spent on mobile devices is growing at breakneck speeds and it’s not set to slow down any time soon. We already spend on average more than 2 hours and 20 minutes per day on our mobiles, easily surpassing the time spent on desktops or laptops. Add to this the development of 4G technology - which brings more power, more data and more coverage to users, this has naturally led to greater accessibility to the content we love in an instant. But it’s not just any type of content that has seen this spike; the surge applies specifically to one channel in particular - video. Today, it makes up the fastest-growing segment within the mobile category in terms of data traffic and consumption.
By Andreas Pouros | 04 December 2015 |
With over 1.4 billion users worldwide, Facebook is the world’s leading social network, but could it become the largest social shopping portal too? In 2016, we could be about to find out. In the past few months, Facebook has made its intentions clear to dominate social shopping with the introduction of immersive ‘Canvas’ product adverts and a Shopping feed, as well as a partnership with eCommerce start-up Shopify. Furthermore, investments in Instagram, Oculus Rift and WhatsApp could deliver a ‘Zucker punch’ to retailers as the social network firmly engrains itself into the online experience.
By Greenlight | 02 December 2015 |
As 2015 comes to a close, we look at the trends and strategies which we believe will shape digital marketing in 2016 across SEO, Social Media, Paid Media, Mobile and Content Marketing.
Three-fifths of marketers overlooking Instagram, as Greenlight research reveals its growing influence on shopper behaviour
By Greenlight | 30 November 2015 |
Almost one in three (30%) Instagram users have bought items after seeing them on the app, yet 60% of marketers aren’t currently targeting Instagram users, Greenlight reveals.
By Greenlight | 23 September 2015 |
With over 400 million users worldwide, there’s no doubt among marketers that Instagram is a platform well worth taking advantage of. What perhaps isn’t as clear to all is how it fits into a successful wider digital strategy: should you be repurposing your website or blog content, creating Instagram-only campaigns, or getting an expert photographer to do it all for you?