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Arcadia Group signs £50m Oracle deal to boost digital

The UK's Arcadia Group, which owns popular brands such as Topshop, Topman and Dorothy Perkins, has signed a £50 million deal with Oracle to boost its investment in digital technologies and platforms.

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Bank of England doesn't need a CDO, says CIO

The Bank of England's (BoE) recently appointed CIO, John Finch, doesn't believe the organisation needs a dedicated chief digital officer (CDO) to lead a digital transformation.

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Expedia spends big money on predictive analytics search engines

Expedia is spending over US$500 million ($521 million) a year on its in-house technology, most of which is being ploughed into new platforms that allow the company to better predict itineraries for those searching for travel options on its website.


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Hi James, shouldn't marketers also be focusing on collecting and utilizing up to date first-party profiling data on customers so that mes...

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Wouldn't reconnecting with younger consumers be in direct contravention of the code on alcohol advertising?

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Thanks for the article Jennifer, you raise some interesting points. The supermarket and shopping centre examples particularly struck a c...

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Excellent article, Thank you.

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