World Cup hosts South Africa could be facing a “perfect storm” of cybercrime as the country prepares for the event by improving its Internet infrastructure. A major upgrade to broadband capacity, including two new undersea fibre optic cables, should increase availability two-fold.
Only 36% of respondents to MarketingWeek.co.uk’s latest poll are willing to pay for an iPhone app from Apple’s App Store.
When I started my data career 11 years ago, the industry was a very different place. The traditional data planner’s role tended to focus on targeting recommendations, list buying, data processing briefs and practically reciting the Data Protection Act. Indeed, with many data planners coming from a list broking or ownership background, there was a strong focus on using cold data. Today, however, the traditional skills of yesteryear simply don’t cut it. So what’s changed?
At the end of every week I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From crowning Walkers’ ‘CrispIN or CrispOUT’ as April’s most effective ad campaign to exploring the resurgence of brand characters, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Analysts argue brands will have to be careful about where they place their products, as governing bodies and tournament holders may have to “bow down” to influential athletes who want to set a good example to the future generation.
Brands, agencies and media owners are all invited to put a team forward for the popular competitive event, which is raising money for Stand Up To Cancer.
With its ‘Make Good Things Happen’ brand platform, Morrisons is aiming to highlight the quality and sustainability of its fresh produce after its research showed consumers increasingly want to know how their food is sourced.