Expert Reports

  • Creativity vs. Productivity: How Process Inefficiencies Are Undermining Marketing Creativity

    22 April 2015

    70% of marketers said process inefficiencies are “somewhat” or “very” detrimental to creativity.

    The consequence of these shortcomings, as a recent Brand Republic and Workfront survey revealed, extend beyond affecting the quality of work marketers produce, but severely increase work hours and reduce opportunities for employee development and growth.

    However, isolating the processes not fit for purpose and identifying solutions is a challenge for marketing teams. In this expert report, we look at how to do away with issues such as excess spreadsheets and ‘fire drills’, in order to maximise time for doing what marketers do best – create.

    Click below to download the paper, which includes all the results from our exclusive survey conducted with 340 decision-making marketers.

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    Sponsored by: Workfront
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  • The State of Mobile Event Technology 2015 UK

    30 March 2015

    91% of event professionals have seen a positive ROI from implementing an event app.

    Delegates now expect or even demand an interactive and tailored experience at the events they attend. This includes real-time updates, tools to arrange meetings or find exhibition stands, and an easy way to discover additional content on the topics that interest them.

    For the event organiser, an app is the ideal solution to create a standout experience. Not only cutting out costly paper programmes, they add value to the attendee experience and create new opportunities for sponsors.

    However, the transition can be daunting and getting attendee buy in a challenge. In this expert report, from C&IT and Event magazine, in partnership with Guidebook, these issues are combated with insight from an exclusive survey of over 500 event professionals using apps.

    Download now and discover:

    • How to guarantee attendee buy in and ensure smooth implementation
    • How an app not only cuts costs but eases the organisational process
    • How apps can innovatively add value for the attendee and event organiser

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    Sponsored by: Guidebook
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  • Convince Your Boss It's Time For Video Marketing

    18 March 2015

    A recent Aberdeen report found that 95% of best-in-class marketers are using video as a content marketing channel¹.

    Video is fundamental to any up-to-date content marketing strategy. However, the challenge for marketers is in understanding that the metrics for video are not just brand awareness or affinity, but real bottom-line KPIs, such as conversions and cart size.

    It is no secret that higher value content equates to improved commercial returns, and videos are currently the kingpin in the content marketing mix. In this eBook, the best practices for using video are explored, plus there is a handy takeaway infographic at the end.

    Download now to discover how video can:

    • Boost online sales
    • Improve SEO
    • Expand reach on mobile and social
    • And much more

    Start convincing the boss to turbocharge your brand’s video content strategy today.

    ¹ Aberdeen, Analysing ROI of Video Marketing

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    Sponsored by: Brightcove
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  • Comparison Shopping Engines: A Guide to Success

    05 March 2015

    Prior to purchasing, 65% of consumers compare goods and 94% compare prices, and comparison shopping engines are among the easiest ways to do both. But listing your products on CSEs and ensuring your campaigns are optimised can be tricky and time-consuming.

    To get a real handle on CSEs, download the 'Comparison Shopping Engines: A Guide to Success' eBook, filled with basic to advanced information, including:

    • The mind and behaviours of a consumer
    • How to list on CSEs
    • Important elements of CSE competition

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    Sponsored by: ChannelAdvisor
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  • How to be Successful in Mobile Advertising

    16 February 2015

    With 34.8 million active Smartphone users in the country, UK mobile traffic has now overtaken desktop traffic. Despite this rapid growth, many brands still fail to maximise their mobile marketing potential when compared to other channels.

    In this expert report, various mobile advertising options are explored. Each option is accompanied by clear analysis and statistics to help you make the right decision when developing your mobile marketing strategy.

    Download now, and discover:

    • What the growth of mobile means for you
    • The myths surrounding mobile marketing
    • What should be on a successful mobile campaign checklist

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    Sponsored by: Quantcast
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  • Data: What Do You Really Need?

    06 February 2015

    The starting point of a data acquisition strategy must come from an understanding of the consumer. In the UK, web pages are accessed 68.1% of the time on desktop computers, 24% on mobiles, 6.8% on tablets and the remainder on other devices¹. 

    Understanding where to capture data also gives a realistic idea of what information can be captured, across multiple platforms and devices.

    In this expert report, nine different consumer touchpoints (from desktop websites to transactional engagements) are assessed to see how they can deliver maximum value when it comes to data capture. This is followed by a guide of how to safeguard, prepare and employ this data to ensure the greatest returns.

    Download now and learn how to rejuvenate your data acquisition strategy.

    ¹ comScore Device Essentials, Europe

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    Sponsored by: RedEye
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  • Creating Engaging Campaigns Across PC, Tablet and Mobile

    06 January 2015

    In the UK, 60% of online adults use at least two devices daily. As such, when evaluating a marketing campaign’s success, it is vital to evaluate the impact of how multiple platforms work together.

    Digital advertising spend rose by 16.6% to a record £3.5 billion in the first half of 2014, according to a report conducted by PwC. It is particularly the appetite for video content on desktops, tablets and mobile phones that has driven this increase, and it is becoming increasingly important for marketers to embrace the challenge of creating cut-through cross device advertising campaigns.

    How can you make cross device ad campaigns work? Download this expert report and discover:

    • How to efficiently allocate ad spend across devices
    • How to introduce live testing to drive a campaign’s ROI
    • How to monitor and measure campaign effectiveness in relation to brand KPIs

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    Sponsored by: Research Now
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  • Three Key Principles of Mobile - Immediacy, Simplicity and Context

    05 January 2015

    79% of smart phone users also use their mobile to shop¹.

    Every mobile strategy must adhere to three key principles – immediacy, simplicity and context. In turn, to effectively implement these it is vital to understand your mobile maturity level.

    In this comprehensive expert report, Forrester breaks down each key area based on four levels of maturity – novices, experimenters, practitioners and leaders.

    Download now to benchmark and develop your mobile marketing strategy, and gain an understanding on these key principles:

    • Immediacy: Mobile phones’ unique ‘always on’ capabilities means timely content can make a consumer act in the moment.
    • Simplicity: Have your call to actions informed by how consumers use their mobile phones.
    • Context: Mobile is the ideal platform for real-time, location-relevant and customised content, which can be achieved by leveraging consumer data.

    Plus read about strategies in action, with case studies from The Weather Channel, Columbia Sportswear and MLB.com.

    ¹ How Mobile Is Transforming the Shopping Experience in Stores (Google)

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    Sponsored by: IBM
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  • Personalised Cross-Channel Marketing: The Key To Seamless Customer Experiences

    22 December 2014

    Over a quarter (27%) of marketers do not have a cross-channel marketing strategy, according to research conducted by Brand Republic and IBM. 

    However, consumers are almost always connected, whether it’s on a desktop or mobile device, or dual screening with their Smart TVs and mobile phones. The result - brands have the potential to reach a consumer wherever they are.

    So, why are so many brands lagging behind? Download this expert report to discover:

    • How brands can invest in multi-channel technology effectively
    • How to set KPIs to guide a results driven cross-channel marketing campaign
    • How real-time data can create powerful instant moments of engagement with consumers

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    Sponsored by: IBM
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  • Essential Dates for 2015: A Retailer's Calendar

    19 December 2014

    Make sure you keep that New Year's resolution to stay organised, become more successful and grow!

    Our Essential Dates for 2015 calendar compiles the most important dates between January and June for quick reminders and tips to help you succeed online.

    Download our Essential Dates for 2015: A Retailer's Calendar to learn:

    • Key dates to remember
    • Suggestions for internal planning to keep organised
    • New requirements that might affect your campaigns

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    Sponsored by: ChannelAdvisor
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