Traditionally in the UK, Boxing Day has been known for luring in millions with post Christmas deals but, according to our latest research, Black Friday is the one retailers need to watch.
The Christmas battle for online sales started on Black Friday with, according toAdobe Digital Index, an expected $2.4 billion was spent online. With Cyber Monday and Mad Monday under the rug as well, we still have a few crucial days left to focus on! Online shopping is key. While retailers are busy worrying about their Christmas TV ads, little has been said about web personalization.
For this festive season how can you make your brand stand out on tablet and desktop? Here are some top tips on how to personalize your website.
Get a preview of Econsultancy’s report, “The Past, Present and Future of Website Optimization” at Qubit and Brooks Bell’s not to be missed webinar!
In the past 5 years, A/B testing has become commonplace among marketers. No longer the department that relies solely on words and images, marketers have become progressively more data driven in their approach: testing their viewer’s reactions as much as they try to attract their attention.
According to Gartner 89% of companies expect to compete on the basis of customer experience by 2016. Let’s think about what that means by talking about what it doesn’t. Price competition. That isn’t to say prices aren’t expected to be fair--it means that price is no longer the deciding factor when we choose where to make a purchase. In fact, a survey done by American Express found that 7 in 10 Americans would spend more with companies who they believed provided an excellent customer service.
2013 saw Mini win back its title as brand campaign master as it launched its national “Not Normal” campaign. Mini needed to remind the public why their brand was so special and thank all of its fans for their loyalty. Their strategy was to celebrate Mini’s originality by tying offline with online technology. How did they do this?
To close out the month of October we gathered on Manhattan’s West Side at the modern, sleek, and fun Yotel for another installment of our Bright Sparks events. Our morning was filled with a delicious eggs benedict bar, networking, and insightful conversation.
90% of EU banks invest less that 0.5% on digital. Yet digital banking sees almost £1.5bn in transactions every day. If the airlines who, like the financial sector, faced similarly tough data risks and security issues, have been able to digitally personalize and optimize their customer experience, then financial institutions are truly behind. And the clock is ticking as newer players among lean pureplays outbid their traditional counterparts.
10 years ago I started at Google and, with it, my first real understanding of how the ‘Google machine’ made money through Cost Per Click (CPC) advertising. The model was simple; an advertiser would bid on a keyword that related to the products or services they were selling and when that advert was clicked, Google earned money based on a competitive auction model. At that time, nearly a decade ago, the cost to acquire visitors to a website were relatively low as the competition levels were a fraction of what they are today. Back then, it was really a matter of build a website and shoppers will come. And they did, in their hundreds and thousands. So who cared if just a small percentage of my traffic converts? Online marketers were getting a great ROI.
Fast forward 5 years and it was a very different story.
Many businesses view re-platforming as a necessary evil in order to keep up with consumers’ demanding shopping habits. And it ain’t cheap. Selfridges recently spent $40m on a new ecommerce platform designed to be future proofed for omnichannel personalization.
Up until recently the event of purchasing a platform was cyclical in nature - every three years a business would embark on a new vendor selection process, then set about lengthy integration and training programmes to get the new system operational and optimized.