Gift cards can boost promotions and help build long-standing relationships with staff and customers, says Sarah Chesterton at Sainsbury’s Business Direct. They are easy to administer, cost-effective, secure and easy to use –making them an ideal choice
Creative Translation’s Luke Innes says in order for brands to successfully adapt their global message overseas, they need to review their brand identity first and tailor it for each new market if they want to meet the expectations of local audiences.
Single customer view projects are costly and require buy-in from many departments, says Blue Sheep’s Iain Lovatt. He provides seven key considerations that need to be taken into account to ensure SCV success.
The advertising technology sector – ‘ad tech’ – has come of age and can deliver significant benefits to brands and agencies. Adstream’s Ian Wheal sets out essential guidelines to follow when assessing potential software vendors.
Brands are failing to exploit the power of multi-sensory experiences to connect with audiences and help them onto the path of purchase. DCA Design’s Peter Kay sets out how to achieve valuable ‘sensory equity’.
Neuroscience and behavioural economics could have the ability to influence consumers to behave in a certain way. Kinetic has been hypothesising, experimenting and learning how the science can be applied to out-of-home, with impressive results, says Anna Dobson.
The right technology is not the only vital ingredient for a successful programmatic campaign – advertisers must also have the right team on board and ensure there is complete transparency in reporting, says Periscopix’s Liz Rutgersson.
New research by the WFA finds that global brands are making extensive changes to how they buy digital media in response to growing concerns over issues including brand safety, viewability, transparency and ad fraud.
As custodians of the brand, marketers have a critical role to play in implementing purpose across organisations, says co-founder of brand substance agency Given London and former CSR manager at The Body Shop, Becky Willan.
Blockchain has the potential to force media buys to become much more transparent transactions but that doesn’t make it entirely foolproof, says Bob Wootton, principal of Deconstruction Consulting and former ISBA director.