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Are shoppable livestreams the next wave of ecommerce innovation?

The pandemic has accelerated the shift to online shopping, and with it has come innovative ways retailers and brands are connecting with consumers. Livestreaming is one of the growing new ways consumers can shop in real time while watching live videos.

Digital Marketing

GroupM, IAS reports highlight complexity of navigating the connected TV landscape

Four in five connected TV viewers are comfortable with some of their data being shared with advertisers and half are ok with brands knowing what shows they’re watching regularly, a new report claims.The findings come as a fresh study by GroupM into brands and media opportunities post-pandemic highlights the complexity and opportunity around TV and streaming content in a rapidly changing landscape dominated by US-based streaming providers.

Digital Marketing

Facebook to help fund ad industry self-regulation

The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has welcomed Facebook’s decision to help fund advertising’s self-regulation process, noting it as an important milestone for the industry.

Digital Marketing

How the Salvos embraced ecommerce

Few retailers would be as far from claiming ecommerce leadership as charity op shops. But when COVID-related lockdowns descended across Australia last year, charity stores were forced to close their doors along with everyone else considered non-essential.

Digital Marketing

Report: Covid link to brand loyalty

During the height of the Covid pandemic last year, some 87 per cent of consumers tended to remain with brands they knew, according to the 9th annual Australian customer loyalty and loyalty program research study, For Love or Money 2021.

Digital Marketing

Game on: Brands and the rising popularity of esports

When COVID-19 led to the postponement of major sporting competitions around the globe, there was one form of contest that surged – even if some pundits might not recognise it as such. The esports sector was the clear winner in 2020, with burgeoning player participation and viewer numbers coming through on platforms such as YouTube Gaming and Amazon’s Twitch.

Digital Marketing

L'Oreal brand joins influencer marketing body as other Aussie brands found breaching the Code of Ethics

Beauty brand, LÓreal, has become the latest organisation to join the Australian Influencer Marketing Council (AiMCO) as part of efforts to elevate transparency of its influencer marketing practices. The news comes as a fresh global report highlights a raft of other Australian brands appearing to breach the recently introduced AANA Code of Ethics despite growing legal action against those who don’t follow the guidelines.

Digital Marketing

Why the Wisr rebrand hit on money smarts

Fintech and neo-lender, Wisr, opted for a brand redesign around the tagline, ‘For your smart part’ to emphasise its proposition of helping Australians improve their financial wellness.

Digital Marketing

Report: Negative news killed conversions in 2020

In 2020, negativity led to lower conversions across a range of industries including ecommerce, fitness and nutrition, and home improvement, according to the Unbounce 2021 Conversion Benchmark Report.

Digital Marketing

Gumtree launches new ad platform

Online marketplace, Gumtree, has released a new ad platform combining first-party data, predictive purchasing technology, new native products and content innovations to enable brands to engage with customers.

Social Media

Why Carbar goes all in on social marketing

Carbar, by its own admission, is a brand with a complex proposition. “We have a complicated story to tell, and to tell it, we needed to nail our proposition, build a category, establish a new audience and educate them on our service,” Carbar CMO, Kieron Wogan said.

Leadership

Forrester CMO on the new digital marketer

Brands and marketers now have to find ways to engage in social justice discussions, from Black Lives Matter and racial unrest to consumer demands for sustainability, whether they want to or no, says Forrester's chief marketing officer.

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​Beyond greenwashing: Why brands need to get their house in order first

Environmental, Social and (Corporate) Governance is a hot topic for brands right now. But before you start thinking about doing good, Craig Flanders says you best sort out the basics.

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​The value of collaboration: how to keep it together

Through the ages, from the fields to the factories to the office towers and now to our kitchen tables, collaboration has played a pivotal role in how we live and work. Together. We find partners, live as families, socialise in groups and work as teams. Ultimately, we rely on these collaborative structures to survive and thrive.

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