Dark social is influencing travel-related purchase decisions

Dark social is influencing travel-related purchase decisions

One in five internet users have made a booking for travel or leisure activities after receiving a link or recommendation via private messaging apps – such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger – according to new research from GlobalWebIndex and socially-led creative agency We Are Social. The study, which looked at more than 3,000 internet users […]

Global brand leaders feel overwhelmed by the challenges posed by social media

Global brand leaders feel overwhelmed by the challenges posed by social media

For global businesses working across multiple markets and languages, balancing the voices of individual brands and products, and covering cultural and language nuances, has always been a complicated process. Social media has taken this complexity to a whole new level. According to research by global social media agency, The Social Element, many global brand leaders feel […]

AppsFlyer unveils new performance index for 2019, ranking the top media sources in mobile advertising

AppsFlyer unveils new performance index for 2019, ranking the top media sources in mobile advertising

AppsFlyer, the global leader in mobile attribution and marketing analytics, released its latest Performance Index, providing marketers with the most comprehensive report to date on the evolving mobile advertising industry. Covering activity in the second half of 2018, the report draws on 370 media networks to examine 20 billion app installs, 11,500 apps, and 39 […]

Metrics on in-store performance need to catch up with reality of how people shop, says Conversity research

Metrics on in-store performance need to catch up with reality of how people shop, says Conversity research

2019 so far has seen the struggles of the UK high street continue, with little sign of the crisis abating any time soon. According to research by retail technology expert Conversity, part of addressing these difficulties lies in retailers getting better at how they measure the success of customer interactions across all channels and touch points, […]

UK mobile customers have paid networks nearly £1 billion due to mid-contract price hikes

UK mobile customers have paid networks nearly £1 billion due to mid-contract price hikes

Mobile networks that impose annual inflation-based mid-contract price hikes on their pay monthly customers are estimated to have cost UK customers almost £1billion since 2013, according to research from specialist mobile analysts Tarifica, commissioned by Tesco Mobile. Further price hikes are set to come into effect from the end of March, with EE, Three and O2 all […]

New Acxiom research reveals data is critical if retailers are to survive and thrive

New Acxiom research reveals data is critical if retailers are to survive and thrive

Faced with significant challenges in the UK retail sector, new research reveals that retailers are emphatic about the importance of data and customer insight when it comes to long-term success.  The new findings from marketing data and services expert Acxiom, revealed that nearly three quarters (74%) of retail decision makers believe their businesses couldn’t operate […]

Research shows consumers pay more attention to creatively consistent digital campaigns

Research shows consumers pay more attention to creatively consistent digital campaigns

A study from Inskin Media and Lumen Research has found that standard ad formats attract greater visual attention when they are creatively very similar to other digital formats within the campaign. The findings conclude that the traditional ‘matching luggage’ approach to creative execution is therefore key to maximising the impact of a brand’s ad spend. The research, […]